UIL (UIL) and The Competition Head-To-Head Survey

UIL (NYSE: UIL) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare UIL to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
UIL N/A N/A 23.63
UIL Competitors $7.66 billion $831.80 million 58.73

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for UIL and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UIL 0 0 0 0 N/A
UIL Competitors 588 3061 2449 43 2.32

As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 14.11%. Given UIL’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe UIL has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.4% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

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 -14.53% 9.08% 2.48%

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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