American Water Works Co. (AWK): Price and Financial Metrics

American Water Works Co. (AWK): $144.14

2.92 (+2.07%)

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  • Momentum is the dimension where AWK ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 98.56% of US stocks.
  • AWK's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 177 days.
  • AWK's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 8.4% of US stocks).

AWK Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of AMERICAN WATER WORKS COMPANY INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; just 0.4% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For AWK, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 96.56% of US equities we're observing.
  • The volatility of AMERICAN WATER WORKS COMPANY INC's share price is greater than that of just 7.17% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to AMERICAN WATER WORKS COMPANY INC, a group of peers worth examining would be PEG, VICI, WEC, CMS, and TRP.
  • Visit AWK's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

AWK Valuation Summary

  • AWK's price/sales ratio is 6.6; this is 266.67% higher than that of the median Utilities stock.
  • Over the past 182 months, AWK's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 17.7.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for AWK.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
AWK 2023-03-23 6.6 3.2 30.3 21.6
AWK 2023-03-22 6.5 3.2 30.2 21.6
AWK 2023-03-21 6.7 3.3 30.8 21.8
AWK 2023-03-20 6.8 3.4 31.6 22.2
AWK 2023-03-17 6.8 3.4 31.5 22.2
AWK 2023-03-16 6.8 3.4 31.6 22.2

AWK Growth Metrics

    The year over year revenue growth rate now stands at 1.65%.
  • The 4 year revenue growth rate now stands at 9.83%.
  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 1.51%.
AWK's revenue has moved up $202,000,000 over the prior 33 months.

The table below shows AWK's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 3,812 1,176 1,318
2022-06-30 3,822 1,117 1,299
2022-03-31 3,884 1,416 1,288
2021-12-31 3,930 1,441 1,263
2021-09-30 3,902 1,467 763
2021-06-30 3,889 1,415 749

AWK's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • AWK has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 37.78% of graded US stocks.
  • AWK's asset turnover comes in at 0.157 -- ranking 82nd of 105 Utilities stocks.
  • MGEE, AQN, and FE are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with AWK.

The table below shows AWK's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.157 0.560 0.051
2021-06-30 0.158 0.563 0.053
2021-03-31 0.156 0.566 0.053
2020-12-31 0.156 0.571 0.054
2020-09-30 0.159 0.573 0.053
2020-06-30 0.160 0.572 0.053

AWK Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of AWK, see our AWK price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $178.33 Average Broker Recommendation 1.81 (Hold)

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AWK Price/Volume Stats

Current price $144.14 52-week high $173.87
Prev. close $141.22 52-week low $122.77
Day low $141.89 Volume 608,800
Day high $144.42 Avg. volume 1,239,547
50-day MA $146.18 Dividend yield 1.85%
200-day MA $147.23 Market Cap 26.23B

American Water Works Co. (AWK) Company Bio

American Water is an American public utility company that operates in the United States and Canada. It was founded in 1886 as the American Water Works & Guarantee Company. In 1914, American Water Works and Guarantee Company became American Water Works and Electric Company. In 1947 it was reorganized as American Water Works Company, Inc. The company was a subsidiary of the German-based RWE Group from 2001 to 2008, but the company was divested on April 23, 2008, in an initial public offering (IPO) on the NYSE. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Latest AWK News From Around the Web

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Indiana American Water Acquires Claypool Water System in Northern Indiana

GREENWOOD, Ind., March 28, 2023--Indiana American Water President Matt Prine today announced the company’s acquisition of the Claypool water system in northern Indiana. The purchase of the system adds approximately 150 water customers to the company’s customer base, which represents a population of more than 400 residents.

Yahoo | March 28, 2023

American Water's (AWK) Arm Signs Wastewater Assets Deal

American Water Works' (AWK) subsidiary, Pennsylvania American Water, announces an agreement to assume the Towamencin acquisition deal.

Yahoo | March 27, 2023

California American Water Offers Monterey County Customers Additional Help after Evacuations and Winter Storm Damage

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., March 25, 2023--California American Water is re-activating its customer protection program for residents in its Monterey service area. Several local communities were impacted by mandatory and recommended evacuations during the series of storms and flooding impacts that occurred. California American Water maintained normal water service to customers during this time however, some customers were evacuated or without power and may continue to be impacted for an extended perio

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AWK Price Returns

1-mo 2.68%
3-mo -5.04%
6-mo 11.73%
1-year -11.55%
3-year 19.28%
5-year 91.05%
YTD -5.04%
2022 -17.89%
2021 24.83%
2020 26.88%
2019 37.79%
2018 1.32%

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