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

COMMON STOCK | Utilities—Regulated Water | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 144.23

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

USD 26.14B

Volume

0.90M

Average Target Price

USD 137.50 (-4.67%)
Average Analyst Rating

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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 3.4 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 80 surface water treatment plants; 520 groundwater treatment plants; 140 wastewater treatment plants; 52,500 miles of transmission, distribution, and collection mains and pipes; 1,000 groundwater wells; 1,500 water and wastewater pumping stations; 1,300 treated water storage facilities; and 76 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

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USD6.14B 15.78 1.67
AWR American States Water Company

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USD2.72B 31.98 19.03
CWT California Water Service Group

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USD2.11B 51.43 16.79
SJW SJW Group

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USD1.74B 65.73 19.65
WAAS AquaVenture Holdings Limited

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USD0.86B N/A 17.63

ETFs Containing AWK

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
CFA VictoryShares US 500 Vola.. 0.00 % 0.35 %

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USD0.67B
RYU Invesco S&P 500 Equal Wei.. 0.00 % 0.40 %

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USD0.25B
IQQQ:F iShares Global Water UCIT.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

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USD1.37B
IH2O:LSE iShares Global Water UCIT.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

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USD1.37B
DH2O:LSE iShares Global Water UCIT.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

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USD1.17B
JMIN JPMorgan U.S. Minimum Vol.. 0.00 % 0.12 %

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USD0.07B
VOE Vanguard Mid-Cap Value In.. 0.00 % 0.07 %

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USD17.29B
UTES Virtus Reaves Utilities E.. 0.00 % 0.49 %

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USD0.03B
PUI Invesco DWA Utilities Mom.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

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USD0.07B
CFO VictoryShares US 500 Enha.. 0.00 % 0.35 %

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USD0.61B
PIO Invesco Global Water ETF 0.00 % 0.75 %

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USD0.21B
PHO Invesco Water Resources E.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

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USD1.10B
GUNR FlexShares Morningstar Gl.. 0.00 % 0.46 %

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USD3.20B
FIW First Trust Water ETF 0.00 % 0.55 %

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USD0.49B
CWW:CA iShares Global Water Inde.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

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USD0.20B
CGW Invesco S&P Global Water .. 0.00 % 0.59 %

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USD0.70B
IQQQ:XETRA iShares Global Water UCIT.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

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USD1.37B

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 17.40% 100% A+ 88% B+
Dividend Return 1.30% 60% D- 42% F
Total Return 18.71% 100% A+ 89% B+
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 16.09% 100% A+ 83% B
Dividend Return 1.69% 60% D- 39% F
Total Return 17.78% 100% A+ 83% B
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 166.65% 100% A+ 93% A
Dividend Return 16.20% 40% F 51% F
Total Return 182.84% 100% A+ 93% A
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 18.05% N/A N/A 90% A-
Dividend Return 2.12% N/A N/A 55% F
Total Return 20.17% N/A N/A 89% B+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 13.04% N/A N/A 60% D-
Risk Adjusted Return 154.73% N/A N/A 98% A+
Market Capitalization 26.14B 100% A+ 92% 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%

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 39.96 60% D- 16% F
Price/Book Ratio 4.02 40% F 20% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 18.90 40% F 17% F
EV/EBITDA 19.57 40% F 25% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 10.32% 80% B- 69% D+
Return on Invested Capital 6.38% 60% D- 55% F
Return on Assets 3.43% 60% D- 68% D+
Debt to Equity Ratio 141.14% 40% F 22% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 3.38 80% B- 34% F
Short Percent 1.39% 75% C 78% C+
Beta 0.21 60% D- 89% 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%

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Analyst Rating

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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 return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then 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 Earnings Growth

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

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:
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.

Higly 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.