Every day millions of North Americans depend on us for the energy they need. We safely deliver the natural gas that heats our homes, the electricity that lights our cities and the oil that keeps our vehicles moving.
With over 65 years’ experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure. Our focus is on large scale, long-life assets that will provide attractive and sustainable returns for decades to come, delivering long-term value for our shareholders.
Here are five key reasons to invest in TransCanada:
1. Changing Energy Landscape
2. Unparalleled Asset Base
3. Proven Track Record
4. Visible Dividend Growth
5. Financial Strength
Enormous change is underway in North America's energy landscape. The International Energy Agency predicts North America will require
$8 trillion in new energy infrastructure investment by 2035 to replace aging infrastructure and meet the energy needs of new and existing markets.
TransCanada's opportunities come in three forms:
Natural Gas Pipelines: New drilling techniques have led to significantly more economic and recoverable natural gas and is changing the way gas flows in North America, resulting in the need for both new and updated infrastructure.
Energy: As we transition to a less carbon-intensive energy mix, a shift is expected from coal-fired power generation to natural-gas-fired power facilities and emission-free generation sources such as nuclear, hydro, solar and wind.
Liquids Pipelines: Increased oil production throughout North America requires new infrastructure to access key refining markets.
Our critical infrastructure assets in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico generate solid earnings and cash flow and put us in a unique position to capture opportunities and help North America adapt to the new energy landscape through our three core businesses:
Natural Gas Pipelines: We operate one of the largest natural gas transmission networks on the continent, a system that taps into virtually every major supply basin and transports approximately 27 per cent of continental demand. We are also one of the largest providers of natural gas storage and related services with 664 billion cubic feet of capacity.
Energy: We own or have interests in 17 facilities that have the capacity to generate 10,500 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 10 million homes. One third of that electricity comes from emission-free sources such as nuclear, wind, hydro and solar.
Liquids Pipelines: Our Keystone Pipeline system transports approximately one fifth of western Canadian crude oil exports to key refining markets in the U.S. Mid-West and the Gulf Coast and has transported over 1.2 billion barrels of crude oil since operations began in 2010.
For more than 65 years, TransCanada has reliably delivered the energy people need with the greatest care for the safety of our employees, our contractors, our communities and the environment.
Our vision is to be North America’s leading energy infrastructure company. At TransCanada, we lead by being the best at what we do, delivering on our commitment to meet the ever-increasing demand for energy in a safe and sustainable manner.
At the same time, we have delivered significant value to our shareholders with a 15% average annual return since 2000. We have also increased our dividend in each of those years.
Since 2000, we have grown our asset base from $26 billion to $87 billion of high-quality, long-life pipeline and power generation assets. During that same time, we have raised the annual dividend from 80 cents per share to $2.26 per share in 2016.
Confidence in our underlying asset base and the predictable earnings and cash flow growth expected from $25 billion of visible, near-term growth projects are expected to support a dividend growth rate at the upper end of previous guidance of 8-10% through 2020. Looking forward, we continue to advance over $45 billion of medium to longer-term growth projects that are underpinned by long-term contracts or regulated business models. Successfully delivering on our large-scale projects and capturing incremental investment opportunities could extend and further augment this growth rate.
We strive to maintain strong financial capacity and flexibility and rely on our operating cash flow to sustain our business, prudently fund our capital program and grow our dividend.
Today, our financial position remains strong with a solid balance sheet and an ‘A’ grade credit rating. This is critical to ensure we can always access capital to meet our needs. Future liquidity will continue to be comprised of predictable cash flow from our three core businesses, committed credit facilities, strategic use of portfolio management and our ability to access capital markets.
Looking forward, cash flow generated from operations is expected to grow as $25 billion of near-term growth projects come into service, and we continue to advance over $45 billion of longer-term projects.
As we work to become North America’s leading energy infrastructure company, we invite you to share in our vision as a valued shareholder.