UIL (UIL) & Its Rivals Head-To-Head Review

UIL (NYSE: UIL) is one of 83 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare UIL to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for UIL and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UIL 0 0 0 0 N/A
UIL Competitors 607 3149 2501 43 2.31

As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 20.73%. Given UIL’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe UIL has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares UIL and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UIL 4.73% 4.50% 1.21%
UIL Competitors -14.57% 8.10% 2.41%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares UIL and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
UIL N/A N/A 23.63
UIL Competitors $7.70 billion $935.48 million 55.20

UIL’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than UIL. UIL is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.3% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

UIL competitors beat UIL on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

UIL Company Profile

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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