Comparing ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC) & its Rivals

ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) is one of 83 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare ITC Holdings Corp. to similar businesses based off the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ITC Holdings Corp. and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ITC Holdings Corp. N/A N/A 29.55
ITC Holdings Corp. Competitors $7.29 billion $2.15 billion 30.57

ITC Holdings Corp.’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than ITC Holdings Corp.. ITC Holdings Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for ITC Holdings Corp. and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ITC Holdings Corp. 0 1 0 0 2.00
ITC Holdings Corp. Competitors 691 3218 2425 52 2.29

All “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 2.95%. Given ITC Holdings Corp.’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ITC Holdings Corp. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.2% of ITC Holdings Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.6% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of ITC Holdings Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares ITC Holdings Corp. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ITC Holdings Corp. 26.73% 16.53% 3.82%
ITC Holdings Corp. Competitors -10.82% 3.30% 0.53%

Dividends

ITC Holdings Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. ITC Holdings Corp. pays out 55.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.1% and pay out 104.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. ITC Holdings Corp. has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

About ITC Holdings Corp.

ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC Holdings) is a holding company. The Company is engaged in owning, operating, maintaining and investing in transmission infrastructure. The Company’s business consists primarily of the electric transmission operations of its Regulated Operating Subsidiaries. Its Regulated Operating Subsidiaries include International Transmission Company (ITCTransmission), Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC), ITC Midwest LLC (ITC Midwest). The operations performed by its Regulated Operating Subsidiaries fall into the various categories, such as asset planning; engineering, design and construction; maintenance, and real time operations. Its customers include investor-owned utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, power marketers and alternative energy suppliers. It owns and operates high-voltage systems in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and portions of Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.

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