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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
UTL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. UTL: 0.03 )
UTL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.03

0.01
1.24
Equity to Asset 0.29
UTL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. UTL: 0.29 )
UTL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.29

0.16
0.71
Interest Coverage 1.22
UTL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. UTL: 1.22 )
UTL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 3.27
Current: 1.22

1.07
3.27
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.19
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 14.77
UTL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. UTL: 14.77 )
UTL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.01   Max: 14.58
Current: 14.77

7.01
14.58
Net-margin (%) 6.16
UTL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. UTL: 6.16 )
UTL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 5.89
Current: 6.16

0.53
5.89
ROE (%) 7.92
UTL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. UTL: 7.92 )
UTL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 12.73
Current: 7.92

1.35
12.73
ROA (%) 2.81
UTL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. UTL: 2.81 )
UTL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 4.04
Current: 2.81

0.29
4.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.59
UTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.44 vs. UTL: 8.59 )
UTL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.55   Max: 28.26
Current: 8.59

5.55
28.26
Revenue Growth (%) -7.00
UTL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. UTL: -7.00 )
UTL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.1   Max: 6.1
Current: -7

-13.1
6.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.00
UTL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. UTL: 17.00 )
UTL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.8   Max: 17
Current: 17

-9.8
17
EPS Growth (%) 21.30
UTL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. UTL: 21.30 )
UTL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -17   Max: 21.3
Current: 21.3

-17
21.3
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.80
UTL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. UTL: 18.80 )
UTL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.61   Max: 48.07
Current: 18.8

8.61
48.07
P/B 1.81
UTL's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. UTL: 1.81 )
UTL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.81

0.64
1.85
P/S 1.15
UTL's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. UTL: 1.15 )
UTL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.23
Current: 1.15

0.36
1.23
PFCF 52.76
UTL's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UTL: 52.76 )
UTL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.25   Max: 312.22
Current: 52.76

4.25
312.22
EV-to-EBIT 13.22
UTL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.99 vs. UTL: 13.22 )
UTL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.2   Max: 29.9
Current: 13.22

8.2
29.9
PEG 1.32
UTL's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UTL: 1.32 )
UTL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 407
Current: 1.32

1.06
407
Shiller P/E 23.77
UTL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 24.89 vs. UTL: 23.77 )
UTL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.14   Max: 24.41
Current: 23.77

11.14
24.41
Current Ratio 1.48
UTL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. UTL: 1.48 )
UTL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.63
Current: 1.48

0.48
1.63
Quick Ratio 1.38
UTL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. UTL: 1.38 )
UTL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.38
Current: 1.38

0.43
1.38

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.96
UTL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. UTL: 3.96 )
UTL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.87   Max: 7.24
Current: 3.96

3.87
7.24
Dividend Payout 0.74
UTL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. UTL: 0.74 )
UTL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 18.16
Current: 0.74

0.3
18.16
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.00
UTL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
59% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. UTL: 4.00 )
UTL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.87   Max: 7.24
Current: 4

3.87
7.24
Share Buyback Rate -8.40
UTL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. UTL: -8.40 )
UTL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.6   Max: -24
Current: -8.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.81
UTL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. UTL: 1.81 )
UTL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 2.08
Current: 1.81

0.65
2.08
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.29
UTL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. UTL: 2.29 )
UTL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 5.18
Current: 2.29

0.79
5.18
Price/Median PS Value 1.72
UTL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. UTL: 1.72 )
UTL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.72

0.56
1.73
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.18
UTL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UTL: 1.18 )
UTL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.59
Current: 1.18

0.5
3.59
Price/Graham Number 1.24
UTL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. UTL: 1.24 )
UTL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.24

0.68
1.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
UTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. UTL: 7.60 )
UTL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 12.1
Current: 7.6

3.3
12.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.05
UTL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. UTL: 16.05 )
UTL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.5   Max: 16.1
Current: 16.05

-14.5
16.1

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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Unitil Corp was incorporated under the laws of the State of New Hampshire in 1984. The Company's principal business is the local distribution of electricity and natural gas throughout its service territories in the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. Its natural gas operations include gas distribution utility operations and interstate gas transmission pipeline operations. The natural gas distribution operations are conducted through two of the Company's operating utilities, Northern Utilities and Fitchburg. The primary business of company's natural gas utility operations is the local distribution of natural gas to customers in its service territories in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. The Company's electric distribution operations are conducted through two of the Company's utilities, Unitil Energy and Fitchburg. Unitil Energy distributes electricity to approximately 73,800 customers in New Hampshire in the capital city of Concord as well as parts of 12 surrounding towns and all or part of 18 towns in the southeastern and seacoast regions of New Hampshire, including the towns of Hampton, Exeter, Atkinson and Plaistow. Fitchburg is engaged in the distribution of both electricity and natural gas in the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts. The Company manages gas supply for customers served by Northern Utilities in Maine and New Hampshire as well as customers served by Fitchburg in Massachusetts. The Company's non-regulated energy brokering business provides energy brokering and consulting services to a national client base of large commercial and industrial customers. The Company is subject to comprehensive regulation by federal and state regulatory authorities. The Company and its subsidiaries are subject to regulation as a holding company system by the FERC under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 with regard to certain bookkeeping, accounting and reporting requirements.
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