A Proven, Diversified and Global Enterprise
With approximately 6,500 employees and assets of $22 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 April 14, 2019, we declared a second 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 2018.
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DIVERSIFIED INFRASTRUCTURE HOLDINGS
ATCO is focused on investments that put us at the forefront of global trends. We will strive to deliver growth within our holding company portfolio with a focus on select opportunities in the essential global services of: housing, logistics and transportation, agriculture, water, real estate, energy and energy infrastructure.
Over the past ten years, ATCO subsidiary Canadian Utilities has more than doubled its asset base by investing approximately $15 billion in regulated and long-term contracted energy infrastructure. This highly contracted and regulated earnings base provides the foundation for continued dividend growth.
GLOBAL GROWTH PLANS
In 2018, ATCO expanded its presence in Latin America with an investment in Neltume Ports, a leading port operator in South America, along with Modular Structures fleet expansions and an acquisition of a hydroelectric generation facility in Mexico. In the years ahead, we will continue to grow and expand our business with a focus on the select global markets of: Australia, Latin America, United States and Canada. In the period 2019 to 2021, ATCO subsidiary Canadian Utilities expects to invest $3.6 billion in Regulated Utility and long-term contracted assets in Canada, Australia, and Mexico, which will continue to strengthen our high quality earnings base. Of the $3.6 billion planned spend, $3.5 billion will be on Regulated Utilities.
COMMITMENT TO FINANCIAL STRENGTH
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.