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

COMMON STOCK | Utilities-Regulated Water | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 161.02

Change

-0.99 (-0.61)%

Market Cap

USD 29.69B

Volume

0.94M

Avg Analyst Target

USD 179.70 (+11.60%)

Avg User Target

USD
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


American Water Works Company Inc (AWK) Stock Analysis:
Based on the American Water Works Company Inc stock forecasts from 10 analysts, the average analyst target price for American Water Works Company Inc is USD 179.70 over the next 12 months. American Water Works Company Inc’s average analyst rating is Under-perform. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of American Water Works Company Inc is Neutral, which is based on 8 positive signals and 7 negative signals. At the last closing, American Water Works Company Inc’s stock price was USD 161.02. American Water Works Company Inc’s stock price has changed by -8.16% over the past week, -22.09% over the past month and -1.46% over the last year.

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 serve ...Read More

Technical Indicators

Unadjusted Closing Price

Adjusted Closing Price

Share Volume

Relative Performance (Total Returns)

Compare
Relative Returns (From:    To: 2022-01-19 )

Largest Industry Peers for Utilities-Regulated Water

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
RXN Rexnord Corporation

N/A

USD15.46B 37.09 14.64
SBS Companhia de Saneamento Básic..

+0.28 (+4.47%)

USD4.34B 24.46 1.67
AWR American States Water Company

+0.06 (+0.07%)

USD3.47B 40.35 22.62
CWT California Water Service Group

-0.36 (-0.58%)

USD3.29B 28.38 16.99
SJW SJW Group

+0.59 (+0.88%)

USD2.03B 31.80 17.16
WAAS AquaVenture Holdings Limited

N/A

USD0.86B N/A 17.63
ARIS Aris Water Solutions Inc.

+0.07 (+0.55%)

USD0.26B 50.68 6.69

ETFs Containing AWK

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

-0.25 (-0.45%)

USD1.27B
DH2O:LSE iShares II Public Limited.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

-0.08 (-0.12%)

USD2.76B
EBLU Ecofin Global Water ESG F.. 0.00 % 0.40 %

-0.46 (-0.98%)

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

N/A

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

+0.04 (+0.21%)

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

-0.18 (-0.31%)

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

-1.06 (-1.81%)

USD2.76B
WAT:PA Multi Units France - Lyxo.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

-0.10 (-0.18%)

USD1.31B
WATL:LSE Multi Units France - Lyxo.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

-21.50 (-0.45%)

USD1.31B
SXLU:LSE SSgA SPDR ETFs Europe II .. 0.00 % 0.15 %

+0.31 (+0.80%)

USD0.03B
IUUS:LSE iShares S&P 500 Utilities.. 0.00 % 0.15 %

+0.03 (+0.33%)

USD0.12B
IUSU:LSE iShares V Public Limited .. 0.00 % 0.15 %

+1.12 (+0.20%)

USD0.12B
IH2O:LSE iShares II Public Limited.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

-24.00 (-0.50%)

USD2.76B
GLIF AGFiQ Global Infrastructu.. 0.00 % 0.46 %

-0.02 (-0.06%)

USD5.64M
CWW:CA iShares Global Water Inde.. 0.00 % 0.66 %

-0.25 (-0.49%)

USD0.35B
UTSL Direxion Daily Utilities .. 0.00 % 1.00 %

+0.49 (+1.40%)

USD0.03B
ZGI:CA BMO Global Infrastructure.. 0.00 % 0.61 %

-0.25 (-0.60%)

USD0.38B
XLU The Select Sector SPDR Tr.. 0.00 % 0.12 %

+0.31 (+0.45%)

USD12.98B
VPU Vanguard Utilities Index .. 0.00 % 0.10 %

+0.50 (+0.33%)

USD6.71B
UTES ETFis Series Trust I - Vi.. 0.00 % 0.49 %

+0.23 (+0.51%)

USD0.04B
UPW ProShares Ultra Utilities 0.00 % 0.95 %

+0.50 (+0.73%)

USD0.02B
PUI Invesco DWA Utilities Mom.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

-0.11 (-0.32%)

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

-0.16 (-0.40%)

USD0.36B
PHO Invesco Water Resources E.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

-0.32 (-0.59%)

USD2.13B
IDU iShares U.S. Utilities ET.. 0.00 % 0.43 %

+0.29 (+0.34%)

USD0.88B
FUTY Fidelity MSCI Utilities I.. 0.00 % 0.08 %

+0.19 (+0.43%)

USD1.25B
FIW First Trust Exchange-Trad.. 0.00 % 0.54 %

-0.57 (-0.67%)

USD1.61B
AQWA Global X Funds - Global X.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

-0.04 (-0.22%)

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 -14.74% 17% F 8% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -14.74% 17% F 8% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -1.46% 40% F 38% F
Dividend Return 1.44% 40% F 28% F
Total Return -0.01% 40% F 32% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 123.86% 83% B 87% B+
Dividend Return 13.71% 100% A+ 52% F
Total Return 137.57% 100% A+ 88% B+
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 19.99% 100% A+ 79% C+
Dividend Return 1.93% 50% F 46% F
Total Return 21.92% 86% B 79% C+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 12.35% 86% B 77% C+
Risk Adjusted Return 177.47% 100% A+ 99% A+
Market Capitalization 29.69B 100% A+ 90% 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 41.99 33% F 17% F
Price/Book Ratio 4.66 33% F 21% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 20.82 50% F 23% F
EV/EBITDA 23.06 17% F 22% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 1,140.68% 80% B- 87% B+
Return on Invested Capital 6.27% 50% F 60% D-
Return on Assets 3.29% 60% D- 57% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 144.55% 17% F 24% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 2.31 67% D+ 44% F
Short Percent 1.06% 83% B 75% C
Beta 0.31 50% F 88% B+
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%

Annual Financials (USD)

Quarterly Financials (USD)

Analyst Ratings

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

No discussions yet

User / Independent Analyst Ratings

User Name Target Rating Target Horizon (Months) Target Price User Analysis Date Comment

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.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

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:
Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

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.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

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

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital 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.