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Q: Which of these poses the best opportunity for a recovery in the space? Would you please rank? Thanks for all you do.

Read Answer Asked by Rob on April 30, 2021

Q: My question is regarding value metrics for CPX. I compared EV/Revenue for the above utilities and CPX is lowest at 4.66, followed by FTS at 5.96. FTS has the lowest P/B at 1.49; CPX is the next best at 2.00. As an income/value investor, is CPX a value diamond in the rough? I know it keeps missing estimates, but I would get a yield of about 5.5% while waiting for financial results to improve. Your comments very much appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by Grant on April 07, 2021

Q: The majority of our utility holdings are in FTS /AQN, and when looking at value metrics: EV/Rev, p/b, forward p/e and yield, these 2 stocks appear to rank highest of the stocks listed above. NPI seems to be 3rd best in value, but it does have a higher p/b ratio. We also hold the following utilities in decreasing weight: BEP.UN, NPI and INE. We need to trim SU/ENB and want to add more to some or all of the latter 3 utilities - would you add the most to BEP.UN then NPI or focus on just BEP.UN? INE appears to be a bit over-valued at this time. Should we continue to hold INE, sell or add on more significant dip? We income/growth investors with 10+ year time horizon.

Read Answer Asked by Grant on March 11, 2021

Q: Hi, could you please explain the degree of the sell off in the renewable space. Any long term fundamental change in the industry? based on recent results any you would avoid.? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Gary on March 05, 2021

Q: I am a senior and this may be a senior moment. Is the adverse weather patterns that are increasing around the world putting strain on the wind, solar renewable power being viable ie the Texas storm. The above stocks seem to be retreating somewhat. . Your thoughts. One add on do i hold lspd at the 85.00 level? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by kenneth on March 04, 2021

Q: With utilities, I believe 5i likes BEP best for management and outlook for the future, but based on current price, which of the above 5 energy stocks represents the best value? For my own learning, I would appreciate knowing what main metrics you are using to determine value?

Read Answer Asked by Grant on February 25, 2021

Q: Do you have a preference between these stocks for a long term investment? Would you recommend purchasing an etf instead of a few stocks for exposure to the renewable energy sector?

Read Answer Asked by Gary on February 22, 2021

Q: Hi you made the following ‘generation vs distribution’ comment wrt AQN to Peter on Dec 2. Could you please expand on this a bit further as I mistakenly thought AQN was primarily generation. Could you similarly comment on NPI and INE re generation vs distribution. Thanks.

“The majority of its (AQN’s) business is distribution and has less exposure to generation already.”

Read Answer Asked by Gary on December 03, 2020

Q: Trying to reduce the number of stocks I hold. Currently I am broadly diversified across sectors and large cap/small cap, growth/dividend payers, so those are not concerns. I look at total return, and have a long term horizon, 5+ years. Comfortable with risky stocks. I have smallish positions in these 12 stocks and would like to sell maybe 6 to 8 of them, and redeploy the money into a few of the others on the list or into some of my other holdings. Would you select 6 - 8 of the above that you think are less likely to perform well over 5+ years, and could be sold, and maybe 2 - 4 that could be added to. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on November 18, 2020

Q: Hi Guys, these 4 companies popped up on the 52 week high list this morning, how would you rate these going out 12-24 months. Thanks again for your excellent service.


Read Answer Asked by Anthony on October 07, 2020

Q: Thanks for your response on the renewable power /clean energy participants; it prompted a closer examination of earnings expectations and current rating for each. With certain exceptions it seems to me that i) rerating and price enhancement took place mostly in 2019, ii) that for the most part valuations are now generous and iii) that the participants are primarily utilities such that, absent special situations, sustainable earnings growth will be modest when compared to growing industrials and others with which we have become accustomed. The discount issue then hinges on valuation methodology; their pe/peg ratios are excessive unless the conventions applying to utilities are very different from generally accepted norms, and I am not familiar with accepted cash flow ratios for the sector if these are appropriate and used. What is the generally accepted pricing criteria for these names and customary ratio ranges. Thank you again.

Read Answer Asked by Mike on September 30, 2020

Q: It looks as though renewable power is becoming politically accepted, with the above as assumed potential sector participants. What is the anticipated growth rate for each and to what extent have each potentially already discounted the coming year's anticipated growth in value. I Look forward to your response.

Read Answer Asked by Mike on September 28, 2020

Q: Would you please mention other renewable energy corp. in US and Canada. Thanks for your incredible service. Jim

Read Answer Asked by jim on August 21, 2020

Q: Hi, I believe you favour BEP and AQN in the renewable space but how would you rank NPI, INE, and CPX in terms of size, safety and growth and also relative safety of the dividend? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Gary on August 11, 2020