AWK:NYE-American Water Works Company Inc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Utilities-Regulated Water | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 179.25

Change

+1.21 (+0.68)%

Market Cap

USD 32.31B

Volume

0.64M

Avg Analyst Target

USD 184.00 (+2.65%)

Avg User Target

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Fundamental Analysis

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About

American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States. It offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,700 communities in 16 states serving approximately 3.5 million active customers. The company serves residential customers; commercial customers, such as food and beverage providers, commercial property developers and proprietors, and energy suppliers; fire service and private fire customers; industrial customers, such as large-scale manufacturers, mining, and production operations; public authorities comprising government buildings and other public sector facilities, such as schools and universities; and other utilities and community water and wastewater systems. It also provides various warranty protection programs to residential customers; and water and wastewater services on various military installations. In addition, the company undertakes contracts with municipal customers, primarily to operate and manage water and wastewater facilities, as well as offers other related services. It operates approximately 79 surface water treatment plants; 530 groundwater treatment plants; 150 wastewater treatment plants; 53,200 miles of transmission, distribution, and collection mains and pipes; 1,100 groundwater wells; 1,600 water and wastewater pumping stations; 1,300 treated water storage facilities; and 75 dams. The company serves approximately 15 million people with drinking water, wastewater, and other water-related services in 46 states. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey. Address: 1 Water Street, Camden, NJ, United States, 08102-1658

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Largest Industry Peers for Utilities-Regulated Water

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
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+0.11 (+1.66%)

USD4.55B 9.46 1.08
AWR American States Water Company

+1.45 (+1.67%)

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CWT California Water Service Group

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SJW SJW Group

+0.06 (+0.09%)

USD1.96B 30.49 15.89
WAAS AquaVenture Holdings Limited

N/A

USD0.86B N/A 17.63

ETFs Containing AWK

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
CGW Invesco Exchange-Traded F.. 0.00 % 0.57 %

-0.59 (-1.01%)

USD0.96B
GLIF AGFiQ Global Infrastructu.. 0.00 % 0.46 %

-0.30 (-1.09%)

USD4.03M
EBLU Ecofin Global Water ESG F.. 0.00 % 0.40 %

-0.55 (-1.15%)

N/A
FLYT Direxion Flight to Safety.. 0.00 % 0.37 %

+0.34 (+0.69%)

N/A
DXN:CA Dynamic Active Global Inf.. 0.00 % 0.97 %

-0.17 (-0.87%)

USD0.02B
IQQQ:XETRA iShares Global Water UCIT.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

-0.60 (-1.02%)

USD2.21B
IQQQ:F iShares II Public Limited.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

-0.90 (-1.53%)

USD2.51B
WAT:PA Multi Units France - Lyxo.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

-0.57 (-0.98%)

USD1.24B
WATL:LSE Multi Units France - Lyxo.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

-30.77 (-0.62%)

USD1.24B
SXLU:LSE SSgA SPDR ETFs Europe II .. 0.00 % 0.15 %

-0.22 (-0.59%)

USD0.04B
IUUS:LSE iShares S&P 500 Utilities.. 0.00 % 0.15 %

-0.04 (-0.59%)

USD0.14B
IUSU:LSE iShares V Public Limited .. 0.00 % 0.15 %

+0.50 (+0.09%)

USD0.14B
IH2O:LSE iShares II Public Limited.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

-21.00 (-0.42%)

USD2.54B
DH2O:LSE iShares II Public Limited.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

-0.73 (-1.06%)

USD2.54B
UTSL Direxion Daily Utilities .. 0.00 % 1.00 %

-0.15 (-0.48%)

USD0.02B
CWW:CA iShares Global Water Inde.. 0.00 % 0.66 %

-0.18 (-0.33%)

USD0.34B
ZGI:CA BMO Global Infrastructure.. 0.00 % 0.61 %

-0.31 (-0.75%)

USD0.28B
XLU The Select Sector SPDR Tr.. 0.00 % 0.12 %

-0.62 (-0.93%)

USD11.49B
VPU Vanguard Utilities Index .. 0.00 % 0.10 %

-0.44 (-0.30%)

USD6.12B
UTES ETFis Series Trust I - Vi.. 0.00 % 0.49 %

-0.39 (-0.91%)

USD0.03B
UPW ProShares Ultra Utilities 0.00 % 0.95 %

-0.33 (-0.53%)

USD0.01B
TOLZ ProShares Trust - ProShar.. 0.00 % 0.47 %

-0.48 (-1.03%)

USD0.12B
RYU Invesco S&P 500 Equal Wei.. 0.00 % 0.40 %

-1.06 (-0.99%)

USD0.20B
PUI Invesco DWA Utilities Mom.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

-0.46 (-1.36%)

USD0.05B
PIO Invesco Global Water ETF 0.00 % 0.75 %

-0.66 (-1.55%)

USD0.29B
PHO Invesco Water Resources E.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

-0.29 (-0.51%)

USD1.67B
IDU iShares U.S. Utilities ET.. 0.00 % 0.43 %

-0.19 (-0.23%)

USD0.82B
FUTY Fidelity MSCI Utilities I.. 0.00 % 0.08 %

-0.16 (-0.38%)

USD1.03B
FIW First Trust Exchange-Trad.. 0.00 % 0.54 %

-0.62 (-0.71%)

USD1.04B
AQWA Global X Funds - Global X.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

-0.10 (-0.62%)

N/A

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 16.80% 100% A+ 70% C-
Dividend Return 1.14% 40% F 33% F
Total Return 17.94% 100% A+ 69% D+
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 28.29% 80% B- 53% F
Dividend Return 1.65% 40% F 28% F
Total Return 29.94% 80% B- 51% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 133.49% 100% A+ 87% B+
Dividend Return 12.55% 40% F 45% F
Total Return 146.04% 100% A+ 87% B+
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 20.47% 100% A+ 81% B-
Dividend Return 1.99% 60% D- 47% F
Total Return 22.46% 100% A+ 82% B-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 12.19% 100% A+ 79% C+
Risk Adjusted Return 184.34% 100% A+ 99% A+
Market Capitalization 32.31B 100% A+ 92% A-
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 43.13 20% F 16% F
Price/Book Ratio 4.83 20% F 21% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 22.66 60% D- 19% F
EV/EBITDA 23.08 20% F 23% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 11.50% 60% D- 59% F
Return on Invested Capital 6.27% 40% F 61% D-
Return on Assets 3.37% 40% F 59% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 144.55% 20% F 24% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 2.38 80% B- 52% F
Short Percent 0.95% 100% A+ 79% C+
Beta 0.23 60% D- 90% 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.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

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.

Superior Dividend Growth

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

What to not like:
Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Poor capital utilization

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

Poor return on assets

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

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

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.