- Published: May 2012
- Region: United States
Summary: Hamilton Utilities Corp
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The ratings on Ontario-based Hamilton Utilities Corp. (HUC) reflect what Standard & Poor's Ratings Services views as the company's excellent consolidated business risk profile, characterized by the low-risk regulated monopoly electricity distribution business (local distribution company [LDC]) of its key holding, Horizon Holdings Inc. (HHI; A/Stable/--). In our opinion, the LDC benefits from supportive regulation and predictable operating cash flow. The ratings also reflect our expectations that the added capital expenditure requirements could result in higher debt in the medium term, as well as that the contribution from unregulated businesses could increase with HHI's planned extension into the solar energy generation business. We expect expansion into unregulated businesses to be measured and contribute to 10% or less of HUC's EBITDA,...
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