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Investing Topics: Quarterly Earnings

Utility Q3 Earnings Matter, and So Far They’re Great

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 29, 2022
So long as the Federal Reserve is on the warpath against inflation, risk of recession will be elevated. And that tilts the odds heavily in favor of lower stock prices over the next few months. The utility stock rally we’ve seen since the October issue of CUI posted, however, is proof positive that the trends powering sector outperformance this year are entrenched as ever.

Wrapping up Q1 Results and Guidance: Steady as She Goes

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 13, 2022
Relentless global inflation pressures, rising interest rates, lingering pandemic fallout and still-high valuations are wreaking havoc on stock portfolios thus far in 2022. But after another week of jagged volatility, the Dow Jones Utility Average is still in the black year-to-date

Holding Value in Volatile Times

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 25, 2022
As dominant providers of essential services, utilities enjoy a degree of revenue reliability in tough times that companies in other industries can only envy. We’re seeing that strength again in our recommendations’ recently reported Q4 results and guidance.

Resilient Renewables: Powering Utilities’ Q3 Growth

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 21, 2020

The first three Portfolio electric utilities have announced Q3 results and delivered guidance,  and the common thread for all three companies is they ignited robust underlying earnings growth by deploying new renewable energy generating capacity, despite pandemic-related pressures

Kinder’s Dividend Decision Is Prudence, Not Weakness

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 23, 2020

In 2017, financially recovering Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI) promised investors three dividend increases. This week, for the third increase it offered up a 5 percent lift for 2020, just 20 percent of what was promised. Under normal conditions, I’d view a shortfall like this as a potential warning of underlying business weakness. In Kinder's case, here's why it's not.

CenturyLink Sales Shrink with Small Telecoms’ Survival Odds

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 19, 2020

Cable companies still enjoy success in the B2B market. But these results raise a critical question for the rest of US communications: Who are they taking commercial customers from?

There’s Still Time to Buy Telecom’s Big Three

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 28, 2019

The key takeaway from third-quarter results: The Big Three of US communications are still building wealth and selling cheaply.

What Kinder’s Earnings Mean for Midstream

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 22, 2019

Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI) has kicked off earnings reporting season for the US energy midstream sector. The most noteworthy takeaway: No real surprises.

Big Telecoms Stay on Track in Q1

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 25, 2019

First quarter results are in for US Telecom’s Big Two. The most important takeaway by far: Both companies remain on track with financial results, long-term strategy and building long-term shareholder value.

Kinder’s Results: Buy Signal for US Midstream

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 28, 2019
With an industry-leading 84,000 miles of energy pipelines, 157 terminals and related assets, Kinder Morgan Inc's (NYSE: KMI) results aren’t just a progress report, but reliable portents for the rest of the business as well.

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