U.S. businesses spur earnings for Fortis Inc.

U.S. businesses spur earnings for Fortis Inc.

Stronger earnings from this company’s U.S. operations as well as favourable currency movements helped lift its overall earnings by 10.9% in the most-recent quarter.

A series of recent U.S. acquisitions means the company now gets about 65% of its earnings from businesses south of the border.

The… Read More

More to Fortis than dividends

Several factors recommend Fortis as our top Income Portfolio buy for 2019. They include the company’s long history of annual dividend hikes and its plan to continue raising that payment over the next five years. Fortis has plenty of room to meet that goal: it… Read More

Savvy acquisitions lift Fortis

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Since 2004, Fortis has successfully used acquisitions to speed up its growth. Generally, we feel it pays to take a skeptical view of firms that use that strategy to fuel their expansion. That’s because hidden problems with new businesses can limit any expected profit… Read More

Savvy acquisitions lift Fortis

From June, 2017 TSI Dividend Advisor Issue:

Since 2004, Fortis has successfully used acquisitions to speed up its growth. Generally, we feel it pays to take a skeptical view of firms that use that strategy to fuel their expansion. That’s because hidden problems with new businesses… Read More

FORTIS INC. $45

It pays to take a skeptical view of companies that use acquisitions to expand. Unforeseen problems with these new operations can limit expected profit increases. In extreme cases, multiple problems can force the buyer to write off the entire purchase.

Of course, some companies do… Read More