CU-PF:CA:TSX-Canadian Utilities Limited (CAD)

PREFERRED STOCK | Utilities-Diversified | TSX

Last Closing Price

CAD 25.10


+0.10 (+0.40)%

Market Cap

CAD 12.45B



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Fundamental Analysis



Canadian Utilities Limited and its subsidiaries engage in the electricity, natural gas, and retail energy businesses worldwide. It operates through Utilities, Energy Infrastructure, and Corporate & Other segments. The Utilities segment provides regulated electricity transmission and distribution services in northern and central east Alberta, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories; and integrated natural gas transmission and distribution services in Alberta, the Lloydminster area of Saskatchewan, and Western Australia. It owns and operates approximately 9,000 kilometers of natural gas pipelines, 16 compressor sites, approximately 3,700 receipt and delivery points, and a salt cavern storage peaking facility located near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta in Canada. The Energy Infrastructure segment provides electricity generation, natural gas storage, industrial water, and related infrastructure development solutions in Alberta, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Australia, Mexico, and Chile. The Corporate & Other segment retails electricity and natural gas business in Alberta. The company was incorporated in 1927 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada. Canadian Utilities Limited is a subsidiary of ATCO Ltd.

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Largest Industry Peers for Utilities-Diversified

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
BIP-UN:CA Brookfield Infrastructure Part..

+0.39 (+0.57%)

CAD20.32B 102.49 10.30
EMA-PF:CA Emera Incorporated


CAD18.71B 8.82 N/A
EMA-PC:CA Emera Incorporated

+0.24 (+1.01%)

CAD16.95B 8.80 N/A
EMA-PA:CA Emera Incorporated


CAD16.27B 6.31 N/A
EMA:CA Emera Incorporated

+0.04 (+0.07%)

CAD14.64B 20.97 13.04
EMA-PH:CA Emera Incorporated

-0.03 (-0.11%)

CAD14.22B 9.61 N/A
CU-PE:CA Canadian Utilities Limited


CAD11.61B 20.23 N/A
CU-PH:CA Canadian Utilities Limited


CAD11.07B 20.73 N/A
BIP-PB:CA Brookfield Infrastructure Part..


CAD10.82B 40.95 N/A
CU-PI:CA Canadian Utilities Limited


CAD10.61B 21.33 N/A

ETFs Containing CU-PF:CA

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap


Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Utilities-Diversified)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Capital Gain 5.15% 22% F 36% F
Dividend Return 2.36% 43% F 75% C
Total Return 7.51% 22% F 40% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 15.35% 67% D+ 39% F
Dividend Return 5.17% 78% C+ 77% C+
Total Return 20.52% 67% D+ 43% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 6.19% 67% D+ 58% F
Dividend Return 2.03% 22% F 53% F
Total Return 8.22% 56% F 59% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 9.95% 89% B+ 76% C
Risk Adjusted Return 82.66% 100% A+ 86% B
Market Capitalization 12.45B 68% D+ 88% B+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector