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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.

Where this Election Will (And Won’t) Matter for Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 20, 2020

Elections always have consequences. They’re just rarely what investors think they will be—and almost never what’s declared beforehand in popular investment media.

Duke/NextEra and Another Wave of Utility M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 2, 2020

Not even rock-solid business resilience to Covid-19 fallout has been enough to swing US electric utilities from laggards to leaders this year. But another wave of mergers and acquisitions just might do the trick.

California’s Burning Again: Here’s What It Means for Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 16, 2020

Everyone loves a bargain. But when a stock trades at a big discount to market or sector averages, there’s always a reason. And to move to a higher price, the company must face its challenges.

When Hunting Value Stocks, Seek the Next AES Corp

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 24, 2020

Is the world’s economic cup half empty or full? With the fog of the November election campaign season fully descended, politics is affecting how many are answering that question.

Q2 Takeaways from a Midstream Company that Matters

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 24, 2020

The numbers were never going to be pretty for North American energy midstream companies. Management teams warned this spring that Covid-19 fallout was crushing volumes on both the upstream and downstream ends of the business. But with Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) clearly managing these turbulent times, investors can afford to remain patient with this sector.

From Chevron to Sunrun: Energy M&A Heats Up

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 20, 2020

Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX) and Sunrun Inc (NSDQ: RUN) are weathering industry challenges far better than most rivals, positioning them on the leading edge of a building wave of energy mergers and acquisitions.

Despite DAPL, There’s Still Life in Midstream

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 8, 2020

The key for investors isn't the fate of one pipeline or another. It's how well-positioned companies are to handle a setback at an asset they own or are building. We win by focusing on the handful of companies that are best-positioned to emerge from this shakeout.

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