UIL (UIL) versus Its Peers Critical Survey
UIL (NYSE: UIL) is one of 81 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare UIL to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for UIL and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 11.69%. Given UIL’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe UIL has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares UIL and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|UIL Competitors||$7.66 billion||$831.80 million||53.79|
UIL’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than UIL. UIL is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
65.4% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares UIL and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
UIL rivals beat UIL on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
UIL Holdings Corporation (UIL Holdings) is engaged in the ownership of its operating regulated utility businesses. The utility businesses consist of the electric distribution and transmission operations of The United Illuminating Company (UI) and the natural gas transportation, distribution and sales operations of The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG), Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG) and The Berkshire Gas Company. The Company operates in two segments: Electric Distribution and Transmission, which is engaged in purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity for residential, commercial and industrial purposes, and Gas Distribution, which is engaged in natural gas transportation, distribution and sales operations.
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