Chart: Utility Companies - Gross Profit Margins

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 |  Includes: AEE, AEP, AES, ATG, ATO, AVA, AYE, BKH, CEG, CGC-OLD, CHG, CMS, CNL, CNP, CPK, CV, D, DGAS, DQE, DTE, DUK, EAS, ED, EDE, EGAS, EGN, EIX, EQT, ES, ETR, FE, FPL-OLD, GAS, GMP, GXP, HE, IDA, KMI, KSE, LNT, MDU, MGEE, NFG, NI, NJR, NRG, NST, NVE, NWN, OGE, OKE, ORA, OTTR, PCG, PEG, PGL, PLSDF, PNM, PNW, PNY, POM, PPL, RGCO, SCG, SEN, SJI, SO, SPI-OLD, SR, SRE, STR, SUG, SWX, TE, TXU, UIL, VVC, WEC, WGL, WPS, WR, XEL
by: SA Editors


Gross profit margins in the Utility sector ranged from 62.5% (TXU) down to -3.1% (RRI), with the median for the group at 24.0%.

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Data in table version -- click on a ticker for opinion and analysis of the company:
Total Gross Gross
Quarter Revenue Profit Profit
Ticker Company Ending ($mm) ($mm) Margin (%)
AEE Ameren Corp. 12/31/05 $1667.00 $385.00 23.1%
AEP American Electric Power Co. Inc. 12/31/05 $3055.00 $771.00 25.2%
AES AES Corp. 12/31/05 $2973.00 $929.00 31.2%
ATG AGL Resources Inc. 03/31/06 $1047.00 $272.00 26.0%
ATO Atmos Energy Corp. 12/31/05 $2283.82 $238.37 10.4%
AVA Avista Corp. 03/31/06 $499.20 $177.47 35.6%
AYE Allegheny Energy Inc. 03/31/06 $845.65 $364.35 43.1%
BKH Black Hills Corp. 12/31/05 $413.17 $106.23 25.7%
CEG Constellation Energy Group Inc. 03/31/06 $4897.50 $973.30 19.9%
CGC Cascade Natural Gas Corp. 03/31/06 $162.80 $33.23 20.4%
CHG CH Energy Group Inc. 03/31/06 $317.23 $94.81 29.9%
CMS CMS Energy Corp. 03/31/06 $2032.00 -$44.00 -2.2%
CNL Cleco Corp. 12/31/05 -$649.88 -$231.69 N/A
CNP Centerpoint Energy Inc. 12/31/05 $3212.00 $491.00 15.3%
CPK Chesapeake Utilities Corp. 12/31/05 $74.41 $10.95 14.7%
CV Central Vermont Public Service Corp. 12/31/05 N/A N/A N/A
D Dominion Resources Inc. 12/31/05 $5108.00 $1225.00 24.0%
DGAS Delta Natural Gas Co. Inc. 12/31/05 $42.06 $7.42 17.6%
DQE Duquesne Light Holdings Inc. 12/31/05 $218.30 $57.70 26.4%
DTE DTE Energy Co. 03/31/06 $2635.00 $554.00 21.0%
DUK Duke Energy Corp. 03/31/06 $3201.00 $763.00 23.8%
EAS Energy East Corp. 12/31/05 $1483.39 $531.04 35.8%
ED Consolidated Edison Inc. 12/31/05 $3108.00 $734.00 23.6%
EDE Empire District Electric Co. 12/31/05 $93.79 $43.23 46.1%
EGN Energen Corp. 03/31/06 $488.14 $219.61 45.0%
EIX Edison International 12/31/05 $2974.00 $918.00 30.9%
EQT Equitable Resources Inc. 03/31/06 $430.12 $197.70 46.0%
ETR Entergy Corp. 03/31/06 $2568.03 $737.06 28.7%
EWST Energy West Inc. 12/31/05 $28.93 $5.18 17.9%
FE Firstenergy Corp. 03/31/06 $2845.00 $1647.00 57.9%
FPL FPL Group Inc. 03/31/06 $3584.00 $1025.00 28.6%
GAS Nicor Inc. 03/31/06 $1319.40 $280.00 21.2%
GMP Green Mountain Power Corp. 12/31/05 $68.40 $25.09 36.7%
GXP Great Plains Energy Inc. 12/31/05 $645.22 $206.47 32.0%
HE Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. 03/31/06 $574.96 $72.50 12.6%
IDA IdaCorp, Inc. 12/31/05 $208.69 $68.33 32.7%
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc. 03/31/06 $3433.30 $873.80 25.5%
KSE KeySpan Corp. 12/31/05 $2470.10 $464.90 18.8%
LG Laclede Group Inc. 03/31/06 $708.78 $332.13 46.9%
LNT Alliant Energy Corp. 03/31/06 $930.90 $213.60 22.9%
MDU MDU Resources Group Inc. 03/31/06 $815.30 $187.50 23.0%
MGEE MGE Energy Inc. 12/31/05 $159.60 $58.64 36.7%
NFG National Fuel Gas Co. 12/31/05 $710.76 $170.35 24.0%
NI Nisource Inc. 03/31/06 $2972.80 $616.50 20.7%
NJR New Jersey Resources Corp. 12/31/05 $1164.58 $98.37 8.4%
NRG NRG Energy Inc. 12/31/05 $765.17 $253.91 33.2%
NST NSTAR 03/31/06 $1034.80 $237.40 22.9%
NU Northeast Utilities 12/31/05 $1877.83 $595.54 31.7%
NWN Northwest Natural Gas Co. 12/31/05 $341.38 $79.73 23.4%
OGE OGE Energy Corp. 12/31/05 $1653.10 $106.30 6.4%
OKE ONEOK Inc. 03/31/06 $3918.32 $407.16 10.4%
ORA Ormat Technologies Inc. 12/31/05 $58.78 $21.37 36.4%
OTTR Otter Tail Corp. 03/31/06 $278.78 $39.82 14.3%
PCG PG & E Corp. 12/31/05 $3733.00 $831.00 22.3%
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. 03/31/06 $3521.00 $733.00 20.8%
PGL Peoples Energy Corp. 12/31/05 $1052.39 $167.98 16.0%
PGN Progress Energy Inc. 12/31/05 $2480.00 $769.00 31.0%
PNM PNM Resources Inc. 03/31/06 $655.80 $229.83 35.0%
PNW Pinnacle West Capital Corp. 12/31/05 $691.67 $292.61 42.3%
PNY Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc. 01/31/06 $921.35 $156.15 16.9%
POM Pepco Holdings Inc. 12/31/05 $2059.90 $372.20 18.1%
PPL PPL Corp. 12/31/05 $1498.00 $627.00 41.9%
PSD Puget Energy Inc. 12/31/05 $831.06 $260.81 31.4%
RGCO RGC Resources Inc. 12/31/05 $52.76 $4.55 8.6%
RRI Reliant Energy Inc. 12/31/05 $2600.27 -$80.06 -3.1%
SCG SCANA Corp. 03/31/06 $1389.00 $300.00 21.6%
SEN SEMCO Energy Inc. 12/31/05 $230.60 $33.16 14.4%
SJI South Jersey Industries Inc. 12/31/05 $281.40 $57.00 20.3%
SO Southern Co. 03/31/06 $3063.00 $1064.00 34.7%
SPI Scottish Power plc 12/31/05 $2773.07 $574.60 20.7%
SRE Sempra Energy 03/31/06 $3349.00 $1330.00 39.7%
SRP Sierra Pacific Resources 12/31/05 $721.08 $220.14 30.5%
STR Questar Corp. 03/31/06 $911.37 $374.48 41.1%
SUG Southern Union Co. 12/31/05 $691.66 $173.60 25.1%
SWX Southwest Gas Corp. 12/31/05 $497.00 $180.80 36.4%
TE TECO Energy Inc. 03/31/06 $836.40 $451.30 54.0%
TXU TXU Corp. 03/31/06 $2304.00 $1439.00 62.5%
UIL UIL Holdings Corp. 03/31/06 $298.49 $35.57 11.9%
VVC Vectren Corp. 03/31/06 $774.50 $229.00 29.6%
WEC Wisconsin Energy Corp. 03/31/06 $1247.00 $300.00 24.1%
WGL WGL Holdings Inc. 12/31/05 $909.33 $442.33 48.6%
WPS WPS Resources Corp. 12/31/05 $2391.00 $52.70 2.2%
WR Westar Energy Inc. 12/31/05 $394.08 $52.97 13.4%
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. 03/31/06 $2888.10 $593.94 20.6%
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Data: Capital IQ

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