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How to buy Fortis stock | $44.82

Learn how to easily invest in Fortis stock.

Fortis Inc is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Fortis shares (FTS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Fortis employs 9,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Fortis stock price (NYSE: FTS)

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Fortis shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$44.82
52-week range$37.81 - $46.62
50-day moving average $45.30
200-day moving average $45.12
Wall St. target price$45.16
PE ratio 21.5297
Dividend yield $1.993 (4.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.12

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Is it a good time to buy Fortis stock?

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Fortis price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $44.82 from 2021-10-19

1 week (2021-10-13) -1.23%
1 month (2021-09-20) -0.51%
3 months (2021-07-20) 1.04%
6 months (2021-04-20) 1.27%
1 year (2020-10-20) 9.75%
2 years (2019-10-18) 7.92%
3 years (2018-10-19) 37.91%
5 years (2016-10-20) 40.06%

Is Fortis under- or over-valued?

Valuing Fortis stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Fortis's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Fortis's P/E ratio

Fortis's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Fortis shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Fortis's EBITDA

Fortis's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Fortis's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Fortis financials

Revenue TTM $9.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 27.51%
Gross profit TTM $3.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.8%
Return on equity TTM 6.73%
Profit margin 14.18%
Book value $36.78
Market capitalisation $21.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Fortis shares

There are currently 3.3 million Fortis shares held short by investors – that's known as Fortis's "short interest". This figure is 25.3% up from 2.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Fortis shares can be evaluated.

Fortis's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Fortis's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Fortis shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Fortis shares traded daily (recently around 323982.82926829). Fortis's SIR currently stands at 10.25. In other words for every 100,000 Fortis shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10250 shares are currently held short.

However Fortis's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Fortis shares, or, against the total number of tradable Fortis shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Fortis's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Fortis shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0071% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Fortis shares, roughly 7 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Fortis.

Find out more about how you can short Fortis stock.

Fortis's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Fortis.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Fortis's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.93

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Fortis's overall score of 28.93 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 54th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Fortis is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Fortis's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.88/100

Fortis's environmental score of 11.88 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Fortis is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Fortis's social score

Social score: 7.05/100

Fortis's social score of 7.05 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Fortis is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Fortis's governance score

Governance score: 4/100

Fortis's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Fortis is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Fortis's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Fortis scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Fortis has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Fortis Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.93
Total ESG percentile 54
Environmental score 11.88
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 7.05
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 4
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Fortis share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 76.32% of net profits

Recently Fortis has paid out, on average, around 76.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Fortis shareholders could enjoy a 3.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Fortis's case, that would currently equate to about $1.993 per share.

Fortis's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Fortis's most recent dividend payout was on 30 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Fortis's shares ever split?

Fortis's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 12 October 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Fortis shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Fortis shares which in turn could have impacted Fortis's share price.

Fortis share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Fortis's shares have ranged in value from as little as $37.8074 up to $46.6162. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Fortis's is 0.0723. This would suggest that Fortis's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Fortis overview

Fortis Inc. operates as an electric and gas utility company in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean countries. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 433,000 retail customers in southeastern Arizona; and 98,000 retail customers in Arizona's Mohave and Santa Cruz counties with an aggregate capacity of 3,233 megawatts (MW), including 59 MW of solar capacity. The company also sells wholesale electricity to other entities in the western United States; owns gas-fired and hydroelectric generating capacity totaling 65 MW; and distributes natural gas to approximately 1,048,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in British Columbia, Canada. In addition, it owns and operates the electricity distribution system that serves approximately 572,000 customers in southern and central Alberta; owns 4 hydroelectric generating facilities with a combined capacity of 225 MW; and provides operation, maintenance, and management services to five hydroelectric generating facilities. Further, the company distributes electricity in the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador with an installed generating capacity of 143 MW; and on Prince Edward Island with a generating capacity of 130 MW. Additionally, it provides integrated electric utility service to approximately 67,000 customers in Ontario; approximately 270,000 customers in Newfoundland and Labrador; approximately 31,000 customers on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and approximately 15,000 customers on certain islands in Turks and Caicos.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Fortis is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.14% of Fortis shares are held by insiders and 57.091% by institutions.
How many people work for Fortis?
Latest data suggests 9,000 work at Fortis.
When does the fiscal year end for Fortis?
Fortis's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Fortis based?
Fortis's address is: Fortis Place, Saint John's, NF, Canada, A1E 0E4
What is Fortis's ISIN number?
Fortis's international securities identification number is: CA3495531079
What is Fortis's CUSIP number?
Fortis's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 349553107

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