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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
UTL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. UTL: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UTL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.2
Current: 0.05
0.01
0.2
Equity to Asset 0.28
UTL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. UTL: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UTL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.28
0.16
0.61
Interest Coverage 2.70
UTL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
76% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. UTL: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UTL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.07  Med: 2.50 Max: 3.27
Current: 2.7
1.07
3.27
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.18
WACC vs ROIC
5.71%
6.63%
WACC
ROIC
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.53
UTL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. UTL: 14.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UTL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.01  Med: 9.83 Max: 14.58
Current: 14.53
7.01
14.58
Net-margin (%) 5.90
UTL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. UTL: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UTL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 3.89 Max: 5.89
Current: 5.9
0.53
5.89
ROE (%) 9.56
UTL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. UTL: 9.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UTL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 8.37 Max: 12.02
Current: 9.56
1.03
12.02
ROA (%) 2.70
UTL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. UTL: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UTL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.89 Max: 3.92
Current: 2.7
0.29
3.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.56
UTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. UTL: 8.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UTL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.55  Med: 9.48 Max: 27.12
Current: 8.56
5.55
27.12
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.60
UTL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. UTL: -1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UTL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.1  Med: 0.10 Max: 6.1
Current: -1.6
-13.1
6.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.90
UTL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. UTL: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UTL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.8  Med: -0.50 Max: 15.7
Current: 6.9
-9.8
15.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.10
UTL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. UTL: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UTL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17  Med: -2.40 Max: 21.3
Current: 6.1
-17
21.3
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.70
UTL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. UTL: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UTL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.61  Med: 18.41 Max: 48.07
Current: 18.7
8.61
48.07
Forward P/E 18.69
UTL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
84% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. UTL: 18.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.10
UTL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
63% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. UTL: 19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UTL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.7  Med: 18.44 Max: 49.22
Current: 19.1
8.7
49.22
P/B 1.77
UTL's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. UTL: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UTL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.53 Max: 1.91
Current: 1.77
0.64
1.91
P/S 1.12
UTL's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. UTL: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UTL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.23
Current: 1.12
0.36
1.23
PFCF 57.11
UTL's PFCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.36 vs. UTL: 57.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UTL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.25  Med: 57.63 Max: 312.22
Current: 57.11
4.25
312.22
POCF 4.45
UTL's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. UTL: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UTL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.8  Med: 5.46 Max: 10.02
Current: 4.45
1.8
10.02
EV-to-EBIT 12.60
UTL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. UTL: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UTL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.2  Med: 15.40 Max: 29.9
Current: 12.6
8.2
29.9
PEG 2.45
UTL's PEG is ranked lower than
52% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. UTL: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UTL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.61  Med: 3.00 Max: 407
Current: 2.45
1.61
407
Shiller P/E 24.42
UTL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
76% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.77 vs. UTL: 24.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UTL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.14  Med: 18.78 Max: 25.73
Current: 24.42
11.14
25.73
Current Ratio 1.42
UTL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UTL: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UTL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.42
0.48
1.63
Quick Ratio 1.34
UTL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. UTL: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UTL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.38
Current: 1.34
0.43
1.38
Days Inventory 10.16
UTL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 21.96 vs. UTL: 10.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UTL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 6.25  Med: 9.49 Max: 37.68
Current: 10.16
6.25
37.68
Days Sales Outstanding 42.79
UTL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
52% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 44.97 vs. UTL: 42.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UTL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 28.88  Med: 35.78 Max: 52.03
Current: 42.79
28.88
52.03

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.92
UTL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
53% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. UTL: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UTL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.67  Med: 5.16 Max: 7.24
Current: 3.92
3.67
7.24
Dividend Payout 0.73
UTL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
68% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. UTL: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UTL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.84 Max: 18.16
Current: 0.73
0.3
18.16
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.92
UTL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
60% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. UTL: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
UTL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.67  Med: 5.16 Max: 7.24
Current: 3.92
3.67
7.24
Share Buyback Rate -8.20
UTL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
75% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. UTL: -8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
UTL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.6  Med: -4.70 Max: -24
Current: -8.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.76
UTL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. UTL: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UTL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.55 Max: 2.14
Current: 1.76
0.65
2.14
Price/Projected FCF 2.59
UTL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. UTL: 2.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UTL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 2.42 Max: 5.18
Current: 2.59
0.91
5.18
Price/Median PS Value 1.59
UTL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. UTL: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UTL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.72
Current: 1.59
0.54
1.72
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.04
UTL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. UTL: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
UTL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 2.36 Max: 4.48
Current: 2.04
0.5
4.48
Price/Graham Number 1.21
UTL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
55% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. UTL: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
UTL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.58
Current: 1.21
0.62
1.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.90
UTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. UTL: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UTL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 6.50 Max: 12.1
Current: 7.9
3.3
12.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.15
UTL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. UTL: 9.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UTL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -14.1  Med: 2.30 Max: 9.5
Current: 9.15
-14.1
9.5

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 429 452 485
EPS($) 1.82 1.89 2.00
EPS without NRI($) 1.82 1.89 2.00

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
Compare:NU, NST, CV, ED, MAM, UIL, CHG, CEG » details
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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