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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.06
UIL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. UIL: 0.06 )
UIL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.16
Current: 0.06

0.01
0.16
Equity to Asset 0.27
UIL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. UIL: 0.27 )
UIL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.27

0.22
0.31
Interest Coverage 2.57
UIL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. UIL: 2.57 )
UIL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 4.15
Current: 2.57

2.3
4.15
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.04
WACC vs ROIC
5.97%
5.47%
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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Operating margin (%) 15.16
UIL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. UIL: 15.16 )
UIL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.72   Max: 26.48
Current: 15.16

-3.72
26.48
Net-margin (%) 6.71
UIL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.03 vs. UIL: 6.71 )
UIL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.7   Max: 11.41
Current: 6.71

-7.7
11.41
ROE (%) 8.01
UIL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.88 vs. UIL: 8.01 )
UIL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.97   Max: 16.74
Current: 8.01

-12.97
16.74
ROA (%) 2.16
UIL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. UIL: 2.16 )
UIL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.8   Max: 4.73
Current: 2.16

-3.8
4.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.45
UIL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. UIL: 7.45 )
UIL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.36   Max: 26.47
Current: 7.45

-4.36
26.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.50
UIL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. UIL: -2.50 )
UIL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.7   Max: 14.5
Current: -2.5

-10.7
14.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.70
UIL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. UIL: -3.70 )
UIL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.7   Max: 52.9
Current: -3.7

-31.7
52.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.70
UIL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. UIL: -0.70 )
UIL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.1   Max: 21.5
Current: -0.7

-20.1
21.5
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

UIL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 51,747 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 37,792 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 15,998 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

UIL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 199,233 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 15,998 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,248 sh (-26.09%)
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Q3 2014

UIL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 15,998 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 154,233 sh (-22.59%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,715 sh (-74.6%)
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Q4 2014

UIL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 15,998 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 145,033 sh (-5.97%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UIL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

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George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$36.67 - $39.34 $ 49.7631%0
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$36.36 - $41.25 $ 49.7628%50300
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 25.80
UIL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. UIL: 25.80 )
UIL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.82   Max: 28.75
Current: 25.8

7.82
28.75
Forward P/E 37.74
UIL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. UIL: 37.74 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.10
UIL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. UIL: 26.10 )
UIL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.37   Max: 28.37
Current: 26.1

8.37
28.37
P/B 2.10
UIL's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. UIL: 2.10 )
UIL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.28
Current: 2.1

0.93
2.28
P/S 1.70
UIL's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. UIL: 1.70 )
UIL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.7

0.47
1.8
PFCF 31.70
UIL's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UIL: 31.70 )
UIL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.05   Max: 1365.5
Current: 31.7

10.05
1365.5
POCF 7.08
UIL's POCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. UIL: 7.08 )
UIL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.24   Max: 108.82
Current: 7.08

3.24
108.82
EV-to-EBIT 18.22
UIL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.89 vs. UIL: 18.22 )
UIL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.5   Max: 25.3
Current: 18.22

9.5
25.3
PEG 37.29
UIL's PEG is ranked higher than
80% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UIL: 37.29 )
UIL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 36.27
Current: 37.29

0.72
36.27
Shiller P/E 24.90
UIL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 24.66 vs. UIL: 24.90 )
UIL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.39   Max: 32.92
Current: 24.9

10.39
32.92
Current Ratio 1.35
UIL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. UIL: 1.35 )
UIL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.45
Current: 1.35

0.61
1.45
Quick Ratio 1.18
UIL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. UIL: 1.18 )
UIL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.44
Current: 1.18

0.54
1.44
Days Inventory 37.03
UIL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 31.34 vs. UIL: 37.03 )
UIL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 62.33
Current: 37.03

1.9
62.33
Days Sales Outstanding 52.09
UIL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 61.63 vs. UIL: 52.09 )
UIL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 36.11   Max: 98.49
Current: 52.09

36.11
98.49

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 3.50
UIL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. UIL: 3.50 )
UIL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 9.83
Current: 3.5

3.42
9.83
Dividend Payout 0.90
UIL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
63% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. UIL: 0.90 )
UIL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.76
Current: 0.9

0.48
1.76
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.40
UIL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
50% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. UIL: 3.40 )
UIL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 9.83
Current: 3.4

3.42
9.83
Share Buyback Rate -3.90
UIL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. UIL: -3.90 )
UIL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.2   Max: -26
Current: -3.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.50
UIL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. UIL: 2.50 )
UIL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 2.28
Current: 2.5

0.84
2.28
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.20
UIL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. UIL: 2.20 )
UIL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 4.52
Current: 2.2

0.41
4.52
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
UIL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UIL: 1.70 )
UIL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.7

0.48
1.53
Price/Graham Number 1.70
UIL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. UIL: 1.70 )
UIL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.55
Current: 1.7

0.71
1.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
UIL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 935 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. UIL: 5.50 )
UIL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4   Max: 10.5
Current: 5.5

4
10.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.50
UIL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. UIL: 1.50 )
UIL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.1   Max: 14.3
Current: 1.5

-17.1
14.3

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
Compare:WR, EE, ENI, NGG, DTE » details
Traded in other countries:U05.Germany,
UIL Holdings Corp was incorporated in Connecticut. The Company's primary business is ownership of its operating regulated utility business. 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. The Company operates through two reporting segments namely Electric Distribution, Electric Transmission and Gas Distribution. The utility businesses is engaged in the purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity for residential, commercial and industrial purposes in a service area of about 335 square miles in the southwestern part of the State of Connecticut. The gas companies engage in natural gas transportation, distribution and sales operations in Connecticut and western Massachusetts serving approximately 395,000 customers in service areas totaling approximately 1,966 square miles. The gas companies have valid franchises to engage in the transportation and distribution and sale of natural gas in their respective service areas. The franchise agreements allow the gas companies to construct and maintain certain facilities over, on and under public highways and grounds, and to exercise the power of eminent domain. UIL is subject to regulation by several regulatory bodies, including PURA, the Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) and the FERC. The gas companies are subject to regulation by several regulatory bodies, including PURA, which regulates SCG and CNG, and the DPU, which regulates Berkshire.
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
UIL Holdings Corp. (UIL) UI President & COO Anthony J Vallillo sells 3,700 Shares Mar 21 2011 
UIL Holdings Corp. (UIL) UI President & COO Anthony J Vallillo sells 6,600 Shares Dec 20 2010 
UIL Holdings Corp. (UIL) Exec VP & CFO Richard J Nicholas sells 2,805 Shares Dec 20 2010 
UIL Holdings Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 29 2010 
UIL Holdings Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 04 2010 
UIL Holdings Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 03 2010 
UIL Holdings Corp. (UIL) UI President & COO Anthony J Vallillo sells 1,093 Shares Nov 25 2009 
UIL Holdings Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 30 2009 
UIL Holdings Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 06 2009 
UIL Holdings Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results and Narrows 2009 Earnings Guidance Ra Aug 05 2009 

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