UU:LSE-United Utilities Group PLC (GBX)

COMMON STOCK | Utilities-Regulated Water | LSE

Last Closing Price

GBX 1,064.50

Change

-21.50 (-1.98)%

Market Cap

GBX 7.31B

Volume

1.24M

Avg Analyst Target

GBX 1,135.83 (+6.70%)

Avg User Target

GBX
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


UU Stock Forecast & Price:
Based on the United Utilities Group PLC stock forecasts from 5 analysts, the average analyst target price for United Utilities Group PLC is GBX 1,135.83 over the next 12 months. United Utilities Group PLC’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of United Utilities Group PLC is Bullish , which is based on 10 positive signals and 2 negative signals. At the last closing, United Utilities Group PLC’s stock price was GBX 1,064.50. United Utilities Group PLC’s stock price has changed by +3.75% over the past week, +14.51% over the past month and -2.07% over the last year.

About United Utilities Group PLC (UU:LSE)

United Utilities Group PLC provides water and wastewater services in the United Kingdom. It is also involved in the renewable energy generation, corporate trustee, financing, and property management activities; and provision of consulting, and project management services. The com ...Read More

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Largest Industry Peers for Utilities-Regulated Water

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
SVT:LSE Severn Trent PLC

-17.00 (-0.60%)

GBX7.03B 31.77 13.54
PNN:LSE Pennon Group

-16.00 (-1.60%)

GBX2.61B 200.00 14.23

ETFs Containing UU

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Utilities-Regulated Water)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -2.25% 100% A+ 73% C
Dividend Return 0.03% 67% D+ 41% F
Total Return -2.22% 100% A+ 72% C-
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -2.83% 67% D+ 69% D+
Dividend Return 0.04% 100% A+ 51% F
Total Return -2.79% 67% D+ 68% D+
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 34.83% 100% A+ 75% C
Dividend Return 17.57% 100% A+ 88% B+
Total Return 52.41% 100% A+ 81% B-
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 9.62% 67% D+ 74% C
Dividend Return 3.55% 100% A+ 89% B+
Total Return 13.17% 67% D+ 80% B-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 10.36% 100% A+ 74% C
Risk Adjusted Return 127.15% 100% A+ 99% A+
Market Capitalization 7.31B 100% A+ 84% B
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Utilities-Regulated Water)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 94.36 67% D+ 4% F
Price/Book Ratio 2.43 67% D+ 26% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 7.82 100% A+ 39% F
EV/EBITDA 12.54 100% A+ 21% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -1.90% 33% F 26% F
Return on Invested Capital 1.02% 33% F 66% D
Return on Assets 2.70% 67% D+ 48% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 257.44% 67% D+ 5% F
Technical Ratios  
Dividend Yield 4.19% 100% A+ 72% C-
Short Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Short Percent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta 0.36 67% D+ 91% A-
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Underpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

What to not like:
Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.