Spark's Value Rising as Interest Rates Fall

This is a bit technical, so feel free to skip it if technical isn’t your thing. Despite generating a total return of 31% last year, Spark Infrastructure owners could be in for an even better year in 2012. Whilst Spark owns electricity distribution networks, its financial characteristics are more like a five-year bond than a normal operating business. It owns assets that are monopolies and, to prevent abuse of those monopoly powers, it is regulated by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). Every five years, the AER sets the prices that Spark’s businesses are allowed to charge and locks them in...

This is a bit technical, so feel free to skip it if technical isn’t your thing. Despite generating a total return of 31% last year, Spark Infrastructure owners could be in for an even better year in 2012.

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