Why Invest

What makes TransCanada a solid investment for long-term growth? Our proven strategy, financial strength, diversified high-quality assets providing multiple platforms for growth, dividend growth and financial discipline. 

Proven Track Record

For more than 65 years we’ve delivered on our commitment to meet the ever-increasing demand for energy in a safe and sustainable manner. We’ve provided significant value to our shareholders with a 13% average annual return since 2000 and increased our dividend in each year since.

Financial Strength

Our financial position remains strong with a solid balance sheet and numerous levers available to fund growth.

Diversified High-Quality Assets

TransCanada operates three complementary energy infrastructure businesses across three geographies in North America.

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Strong Leadership

Led by President & CEO, Russell K. Girling, our highly regarded executive leadership team and thousands of inspired employees, we’re well positioned to navigate an ever-evolving energy and business environment to achieve our goals.

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Visible Dividend Growth Through 2021

Since 2000, we have grown our asset base from $26 billion to $94 billion. Simultaneously, we've raised the annual dividend from $0.80 per share to $2.76 per share in 2018 (based on most recent declared quarterly dividend). Our portfolio of complementary infrastructure assets and $36 billion of secured growth projects are expected to support annual dividend growth of 8 to 10% through 2021.

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Future Growth

With continued expected growth in each of our business lines, we expect to continue to grow our business for decades to come, delivering growing returns to our investors.



Our Financial Snapshot

Year Ended December 31 (Millions Of Dollars)20132014201520162017
Net income/(loss) attributable to common shares 1,712 1,743 (1,240) 124 2,997
Comparable earnings (1) 1,584 1,715 1,755 2,108 2,690
Cash Flow
Net cash provided by operations 3,794 4,226 4,384 5,069 5,230
Comparable funds generated from operations (1) 4,040 4,458 4,815 5,171 5,641
Capital spending and acquisitions (2) 5,131 4,834 5,158 19,675 9,210
Balance Sheet
Total assets 53,778 58,407 64,398 88,051 86,101
Long-term debt 22,745 24,639 31,456 40,150 34,741
Junior subordinated notes 1,063 1,160 2,409 3,931 7,007
Preferred shares 1,813 2,255 2,499 3,980 3,980
Common shareholders' equity 16,712 16,815 13,939 20,277 21,059


Common Share Statistics

Year Ended December 3120132014201520152017
Net income/(loss) per share - basic $2.42 $2.46 ($1.75) $0.16 $3.44
Net income/(loss) per share - diluted $2.42 $2.46 ($1.75) $0.16 $3.43
Comparable earnings per share (1) $2.24 $2.42 $2.48 $2.78 $3.09
Dividends declared per share $1.84 $1.92 $2.08 $2.26 $2.50
Common Shares Outstanding (Millions)
Weighted average for the year 707 708 709 759 872
End of year 707 709 703 864 881
Market Price – Close
Toronto Stock Exchange (Canadian dollars) $48.54 $57.10 $45.19 $60.54 $61.18
New York Stock Exchange (US dollars) $45.66 $49.10 $32.59 $45.15 $48.64

1Non-GAAP measure that does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by generally accepted accounting principles. For more information see Non-GAAP Measures in the Management's Discussion and Analysis of the 2017 Annual Report.

2Includes capital expenditures, capital projects in development and contributions to equity investments.


Credit Ratings

Credit ratings are intended to provide investors with an independent measure of credit quality of an issue of securities. Credit ratings are not recommendations to purchase, hold or sell securities and do not address the market quality or suitability of a specific security for a particular investor. These are assigned by credit rating agencies such as Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Fitch, and DBRS. While TransCanada Corporation has a credit rating it is not an issuer of debt securities. Debt securities are held at TransCanada PipeLines Limited or subsidiary companies.

TransCanada Pipelines Limited

 Standard & Poor'sMoody's Investor ServiceFitchDBRS
Senior unsecured BBB+ A3 A- A (low)
Trend/rating outlook Stable Negative Stable Stable