AWR:NYE-American States Water Company (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Utilities-Regulated Water | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 73.97

Change

+0.13 (+0.18)%

Market Cap

USD 2.72B

Volume

0.12M

Average Target Price

USD 74.50 (+0.72%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

About

American States Water Company, through its subsidiaries, provides water and electric services to residential, industrial, and other customers in the United States. It operates through three segments: Water, Electric, and Contracted Services. The company purchases, produces, distributes, and sells water, as well as distributes electricity. As of February 24, 2020, it provided water service to approximately 261,000 customers located throughout 10 counties in Northern, Coastal, and Southern California; and distributed electricity to approximately 24,000 customers in the City of Big Bear and surrounding areas in San Bernardino County, California. The company also provides water and/or wastewater services, including the operation, maintenance, and construction of facilities at the water and/or wastewater systems at various military installations. American States Water Company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in San Dimas, California.

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Largest Industry Peers for Utilities-Regulated Water

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
AWK American Water Works Company, ..

-3.58 (-2.35%)

USD27.64B 41.78 20.53
SBS Companhia de Saneamento Básic..

-0.15 (-1.64%)

USD6.28B 12.28 1.64
CWT California Water Service Group

+0.36 (+0.73%)

USD2.45B 25.92 14.67
SJW SJW Group

+0.77 (+1.17%)

USD1.88B 44.20 17.52
WAAS AquaVenture Holdings Limited

N/A

USD0.86B N/A 17.63

ETFs Containing AWR

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
PSCU Invesco S&P SmallCap Util.. 0.00 % 0.29 %

+0.75 (+1.46%)

USD0.02B
PXSG Invesco S&P SmallCap Mome.. 0.00 % 0.39 %

N/A

USD0.08B

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 -14.62% 40% F 24% F
Dividend Return 1.48% 40% F 39% F
Total Return -13.15% 40% F 23% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -14.56% 40% F 22% F
Dividend Return 1.48% 40% F 33% F
Total Return -13.09% 40% F 21% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 76.41% 20% F 79% C+
Dividend Return 12.29% 20% F 41% F
Total Return 88.70% 20% F 80% B-
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 19.93% N/A N/A 91% A-
Dividend Return 1.89% N/A N/A 51% F
Total Return 21.83% N/A N/A 91% A-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 14.55% N/A N/A 55% F
Risk Adjusted Return 150.00% N/A N/A 97% A+
Market Capitalization 2.72B 60% D- 67% D+
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 33.01 60% D- 23% F
Price/Book Ratio 4.33 20% F 20% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 23.31 20% F 14% F
EV/EBITDA 19.55 40% F 30% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 13.49% 100% A+ 79% C+
Return on Invested Capital 10.08% 80% B- 72% C-
Return on Assets 4.83% 80% B- 79% C+
Debt to Equity Ratio 90.60% 80% B- 38% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 3.53 40% F 29% F
Short Percent 2.66% 25% F 61% D-
Beta -0.08 100% A+ 97% 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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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:
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.

Superior capital utilization

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

Superior return on assets

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

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

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.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

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.

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.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector