Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electric utility UIL Holdings
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at UIL's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||New Haven, Conn. (1899)|
|Market Cap||$1.7 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.6 billion|
|Management||CEO James Torgerson (since 2006)
CFO Richard Nicholas (since 2005)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||8.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$31.0 million / $1.8 billion|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 72 members who have rated UIL believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
UIL is a lot different company than it was a couple of years ago, having expanded through accretive acquisition. Because of the acquisitions, its debt is a bit higher than some peers, but not that bad as public utilities go. The 5 % [dividend yield] is above average and should be sustainable based on the current pay-out ratio vs. rising earnings.
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