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Income Insights

Three Great Ways to Bet on Utility M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 27, 2021

Exhaustive reviews, impossible public interest standards and no guarantee of eventual success: That’s the consensus outlook for mergers and acquisitions activity under the Biden Administration. Nonetheless, utility M&A is alive and well.

Renewable Energy Reboots: What to Buy

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 14, 2021

Our advice to heed the lessons of Robinhood.com has already proven timely: Build capital gains on solid business fundamentals, cash out of high-flyers and invest in successful adopters of wind and solar.

The Great Texas Power Crisis: An Emerging Buying Opportunity

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 23, 2021

When a monthly power bill hits $1,700 plus, people are bound to wonder if there’s a better way to run an electricity market.

 

The Great Texas Power Crisis: Winners and Losers

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 20, 2021

Single digit temperatures, record snowfall, millions of utility customers without service, nearly one-third of the state’s power generating capacity shut down and spiking electricity prices: That’s the damage so far from the Great Texas Power Crisis of 2021, which continues wreak havoc across the Lone Star State.

Renewable Energy: Lessons from Robin Hood.com

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 11, 2021

Writing under the famous pen name Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens coined the phrase “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”

I’m not the first to apply that bit of country wisdom to investing. But it’s always worth revisiting in the aftermath of extraordinary market events.

Kinder Morgan and the Emerging Pipeline Shortage

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 22, 2021

Getting Kinder Morgan Inc's (NYSE: KMI) Permian Highway Pipeline on line and running was not without obstacles. And getting it past fierce opposition testifies to the strength of Kinder’s management

High Quality Gas Utilities Are Cheap Again

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 19, 2020

Gas companies strengthened their case during pandemic-wracked 2020 by demonstrating extremely stable economics, paying generous dividends backed by ultra-secure and growing cash flows, and still remaining small enough to have perennial takeover appeal. Those strengths promise to make natural gas distribution a hot commodity again in 2021.

Seeking the Next Alaska Communications: What’s Ahead for Broadband M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 23, 2020

What’s a well-run fiber broadband network worth these days?

California Utilities Clear a Big Hurdle

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 19, 2020

From all indications, 2020 has been the worst wildfire season in California’s history. And the state is hardly alone in its misery, as an unprecedented combination of wind gusts and dry conditions have also inflicted record damages throughout the West and Rocky Mountain states.

AT&T, Verizon and the Burden of Low Expectations

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 23, 2020

The top two companies that dominate this essential service industry have combined market capitalization of $440 billion and annual revenue of $300 billion plus, but still trade for an average of just 10 times expected 2020 earnings. They clearly suffer from the burden of low expectations.

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