Con Ed has raised its dividend each year for 40 years.
At our fair value estimate, Con Ed's dividend yields 4.7%, well above many regulated peers.
Con Ed's infrastructure investments should allow it to collect higher rates and increase its earnings faster than load growth beyond 2015. Load growth also drives the need for future investment in rate base. Read more
Over the long term, New York's high cost of living puts significant pressure on a regulated utility to avoid large rate increases.
New York's intense political climate means that regulation is tougher than in many other jurisdictions.
Con Ed is subject to annual fines for nonperformance in excess of $400 million and doesn't have much protection from rising property taxes. Read more
Con Ed has managed to maintain constructive regulatory relationships in a tough environment and operate its system near the top of peer rankings despite the size and complexity of its system. The company's response to Hurricane Sandy, while limiting Read more
Consolidated Edison is a holding company for two regulated utilities, Con Ed of New York and Orange & Rockland. These utilities provide steam, natural gas, and electricity Read more