Utility Stocks: Enterprise Value / EBITDA

by: Robert Zenilman

Rob Zenilman submits: As of July 25 2006, positive Enterprise Value/ EBITDA (ttm) ratios of stocks covered in the Utility sector ranged from 56.7 (RRI) down to 4.5 (NYSE:CNL), with a median value of 8.7.

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Data in table version -- click on a ticker for opinion and analysis of the company:


TTM Enterprise EBITDA EV/
Ticker Company Ending Value ($000) ($000) EBITDA
AEE Ameren Corp. 05/10/06 $16,942.49 $1,853.00
9.1
AEP American Electric Po 05/05/06 $26,009.83 $3,347.00
7.8
AES AES Corp. 05/08/06 $31,088.00 $4,055.25
7.7
ATG AGL Resources Inc. 05/03/06 $4,974.18 $623.00
8.0
ATO Atmos Energy Corp. 05/09/06 $4,748.82 $558.00
8.5
AVA Avista Corp. 05/05/06 $2,341.85 $269.22
8.7
AYE Allegheny Energy Inc 05/09/06 $10,586.58 $913.12
11.6
BKH Black Hills Corp. 05/10/06 $1,895.01 $254.24
7.5
CEG Constellation Energy 05/09/06 $15,180.51 $1,732.80
8.8
CGC Cascade Natural Gas 05/09/06 $464.52 $52.01
8.9
CHG CH Energy Group Inc. 05/10/06 $1,102.72 $112.38
9.8
CMS CMS Energy Corp. 05/03/06 $10,512.65 $1,017.00
10.3
CNL Cleco Corp. 05/04/06 $1,784.71 $394.64
4.5
CNP Centerpoint Energy I 05/04/06 $12,597.38 $1,538.00
8.2
CPK Chesapeake Utilities 05/10/06 $286.18 $31.90
9.0
CV Central Vermont Publ 05/10/06 $288.35 $38.97
7.4
D Dominion Resources I 05/04/06 $46,109.65 $4,165.00
11.1
DGAS Delta Natural Gas Co 05/05/06 $145.96 $17.74
8.2
DQE Duquesne Light Holdi 05/10/06 $2,719.32 $263.40
10.3
DTE DTE Energy Co. 05/10/06 $15,933.67 $1,534.00
10.4
EAS Energy East Corp. 05/05/06 $7,444.83 $1,062.81
7.0
ED Consolidated Edison 05/03/06 $19,784.10 $2,137.00
9.3
EDE Empire District Elec 05/09/06 $1,084.75 $109.40
9.9
EGN Energen Corp. 05/09/06 $3,804.58 $496.89
7.7
EIX Edison International 05/08/06 $22,562.70 $3,469.00
6.5
EQT Equitable Resources 04/27/06 $5,048.58 $446.99
11.3
ETR Entergy Corp. 05/10/06 $25,264.63 $2,724.46
9.3
EWST Energy West Inc. 05/15/06 $49.62 $6.77
7.3
FE Firstenergy Corp. 05/09/06 $29,554.46 $4,032.00
7.3
FPL FPL Group Inc. 05/05/06 $28,770.99 $3,150.00
9.1
GAS Nicor Inc. 05/03/06 $2,432.89 $347.60
7.0
GMP Green Mountain Power 05/09/06 $271.87 $39.28
6.9
GXP Great Plains Energy 05/05/06 $3,514.91 $439.26
8.0
HE Hawaiian Electric In 05/08/06 $5,044.54 $430.02
11.7
IDA IdaCorp, Inc. 05/09/06 $2,627.85 $269.60
9.7
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc. 07/19/06 $29,114.57 $2,018.23
14.4
KSE KeySpan Corp. 05/04/06 $11,180.52 $1,256.80
8.9
LG Laclede Group Inc. 04/28/06 $1,283.02 $132.38
9.7
LNT Alliant Energy Corp. 05/05/06 $6,256.46 $947.30
6.6
MDU MDU Resources Group 05/05/06 $5,553.11 $735.29
7.6
MGEE MGE Energy Inc. 05/08/06 $945.50 $101.66
9.3
NFG National Fuel Gas Co 05/05/06 $4,104.34 $535.34
7.7
NI Nisource Inc. 05/05/06 $12,347.76 $1,495.20
8.3
NJR New Jersey Resources 05/04/06 $1,820.98 $201.10
9.1
NRG NRG Energy Inc. 05/09/06 $14,971.65 $795.00
18.8
NST NSTAR 05/01/06 $6,214.46 $830.15
7.5
NU Northeast Utilities 05/08/06 $7,690.89 $747.82
10.3
NWN Northwest Natural Ga 05/04/06 $1,624.16 $191.36
8.5
OGE OGE Energy Corp. 05/03/06 $4,765.45 $549.70
8.7
OKE ONEOK Inc. 05/04/06 $9,215.61 $875.73
10.5
ORA Ormat Technologies I 05/10/06 $1,759.42 $109.85
16.0
OTTR Otter Tail Corp. 05/10/06 $1,179.23 $153.42
7.7
PCG PG & E Corp. 05/03/06 $23,627.15 $3,653.00
6.5
PEG Public Service Enter 05/02/06 $29,621.95 $2,860.00
10.4
PGL Peoples Energy Corp. 05/10/06 $2,617.46 $288.66
9.1
PGN Progress Energy Inc. 05/09/06 $21,587.38 $2,535.00
8.5
PNM PNM Resources Inc. 05/10/06 $3,938.33 $335.28
11.7
PNW Pinnacle West Capita 07/21/06 $7,220.60 $875.90
8.2
PNY Piedmont Natural Gas 06/09/06 $2,836.85 $314.56
9.0
POM Pepco Holdings Inc. 05/05/06 $10,199.05 $1,182.30
8.6
PPL PPL Corp. 05/04/06 $19,836.24 $1,919.00
10.3
PSD Puget Energy Inc. 05/04/06 $5,109.84 $635.22
8.0
RGCO RGC Resources Inc. 05/12/06 $88.01 $12.09
7.3
RRI Reliant Energy Inc. 05/10/06 $8,590.19 $151.50
56.7
SCG SCANA Corp. 05/04/06 $8,221.96 $1,161.00
7.1
SEN SEMCO Energy Inc. 05/05/06 $746.09 $86.79
8.6
SJI South Jersey Industr 05/10/06 $1,307.07 $131.02
10.0
SO Southern Co. 05/04/06 $41,209.09 $4,271.02
9.6
SPI Scottish Power plc 06/30/06 $20,580.56 $1,959.35
10.5
SRE Sempra Energy 05/02/06 $17,381.85 $2,508.00
6.9
SRP Sierra Pacific Resou 05/08/06 $6,930.86 $618.92
11.2
STR Questar Corp. 05/08/06 $7,957.36 $930.30
8.6
SUG Southern Union Co. 05/10/06 $7,283.39 $531.95
13.7
SWX Southwest Gas Corp. 05/08/06 $2,726.36 $325.56
8.4
TE TECO Energy Inc. 05/05/06 $6,824.43 $708.40
9.6
TXU TXU Corp. 05/05/06 $42,305.47 $4,366.00
9.7
UIL UIL Holdings Corp. 05/03/06 $1,234.72 $135.10
9.1
VVC Vectren Corp. 05/08/06 $3,550.34 $425.00
8.4
WEC Wisconsin Energy Cor 05/04/06 $8,763.11 $1,002.70
8.7
WGL WGL Holdings Inc. 05/10/06 $2,267.01 $272.72
8.3
WPS WPS Resources Corp. 05/04/06 $3,786.49 $420.10
9.0
WR Westar Energy Inc. 05/09/06 $3,758.83 $467.15
8.0
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. 05/01/06 $15,282.41 $1,974.01
7.7

Data: Capital IQ

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