A Proven, Diversified and Global Enterprise
With approximately 6,000 employees and assets of $23 billion, ATCO is a diversified global holding corporation with investments in Structures & Logistics (workforce housing, innovative modular facilities, construction, site support services, and logistics and operations management); Energy Infrastructure (electricity generation, transmission, and distribution; natural gas transmission, distribution and infrastructure development; energy storage and industrial water solutions; and electricity and natural gas retail sales); Transportation (ports and transportation logistics); and Commercial Real Estate.
We have increased our common share dividend every year for the past 26 years, a track record we are very proud of. On January 11, 2019, we declared a first quarter dividend of 40.48 cents per Class I Non-Voting (TSX:ACO.X) and Class II Voting Share (TSX:ACO.Y), a 7.5% increase over the 37.66 cents paid in each of the previous four quarters.
Quarterly Investor Fact Sheet
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Growing a High-Quality Earnings Base
Over the past five years, we have invested over $9 billion in Regulated Utility and long-term contracted operations. The Regulated Utility portion of our total adjusted earnings has grown from 45 per cent in 2012 to 93 per cent in 2017. Our highly contracted and regulated earnings base provides the foundation for continued dividend growth.
Future Capital Investment
We will continue to grow our business in the years ahead. In the period 2018 to 2020, we expect to invest $4.5 billion in Regulated Utility and long-term contracted assets, which will continue to strengthen our high-quality earnings base. Of the $4.5 billion planned spend, $3.5 billion will be on Regulated Utilities, and $1.0 billion will be on long-term contracted assets.
Financial strength is fundamental to our current and future success. It ensures we have the financial capacity to fund our existing and future capital investment. We are committed to maintaining our strong, investment grade credit ratings, which allow us to access capital at attractive rates.