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.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for UIL and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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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.
This table compares UIL and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares UIL and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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.
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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