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

American Water Works Co. (AWK): $158.94

-0.56 (-0.35%)

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  • AWK scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 80.08% of US stocks.
  • AWK's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • AWK ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 33rd percentile.

AWK Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $29,882,857,520, American Water Works Company Inc has a greater market value than 90.72% of US stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of American Water Works Company Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 0.5% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for American Water Works Company Inc is higher than it is for about 95.79% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to AWK, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are FE, WEC, CMS, OKE, and ESS.
  • AWK's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit American Water Works Company Inc's official web site, go to

AWK Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Utilities stock, AWK's price/earnings ratio is 98.67% higher, now standing at 44.7.
  • AWK's price/sales ratio has moved up 7.1 over the prior 163 months.
  • AWK's price/sales ratio has moved up 7.1 over the prior 163 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for AWK.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
AWK 2021-09-01 8.6 5.0 44.7 27.0
AWK 2021-08-31 8.5 4.9 44.2 26.7
AWK 2021-08-30 8.5 5.0 44.2 26.8
AWK 2021-08-27 8.4 4.9 43.7 26.5
AWK 2021-08-26 8.5 4.9 43.9 26.6
AWK 2021-08-25 8.4 4.9 43.8 26.6

AWK Growth Metrics

    The 5 year revenue growth rate now stands at 13.64%.
  • The year over year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -87.59%.
  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 32.23%.
AWK's revenue has moved up $592,000,000 over the prior 52 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
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
2021-03-31 3,821 1,425 718
2020-12-31 3,777 1,426 709
2020-09-30 3,756 1,426 662

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 $158.94 52-week high $189.65
Prev. close $159.50 52-week low $129.45
Day low $158.18 Volume 466,801
Day high $159.95 Avg. volume 940,996
50-day MA $149.42 Dividend yield 1.64%
200-day MA $159.34 Market Cap 28.89B

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

Below are the latest news stories about American Water Works Company Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate AWK as an investment opportunity.

West Virginia American Water Receives Rate Order from Public Service Commission

CHARLESTON, W. Va., February 25, 2022--In an order entered on February 24, 2022, the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) approved a request to establish new water and wastewater rates for West Virginia American Water customers. The $23.5 million order recognizes the company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, troubled system acquisition investment and Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC) investment. The order includes a $1.6 million reduction for excess accumulated deferre

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

Missouri American Water Completes Acquisition of Hallsville Wastewater System in Central Missouri

HALLSVILLE, Mo., February 25, 2022--Missouri American Water acquires Hallsville wastewater system

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

American Water Named One of the 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies

CAMDEN, N.J., February 24, 2022--American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced it was named one of Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies for 2022.

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

California American Water to Provide Over $6 Million in COVID Relief to COVID Impacted Customers

SACRAMENTO, Calif., February 22, 2022--California American Water has received funding from the State of California to provide over $6 million in COVID relief to customers in need who fell behind on payments during the COVID emergency. The California Water and Wastewater Arrearage Payment Program is administered by the State Water Resources Control Board, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act to cover unpaid water service bills between March 2020 and June 15, 2021.

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

Illinois American Water’s Champaign County Team Winner of Regional Water Taste Test for Third Year in a Row

URBANA, Ill., February 21, 2022--Illinois American Water’s Champaign County District recently placed first in the 15-County Water Supply Operator Association’s water taste test competition. A water sample from the local Mattis Water Treatment Plant was the winning entry. Water samples were judged on taste, odor and clarity.

Yahoo | February 21, 2022

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AWK Price Returns

1-mo 10.02%
3-mo 10.04%
6-mo 8.13%
1-year -10.96%
3-year 34.05%
5-year 112.66%
YTD -14.78%
2021 24.83%
2020 26.88%
2019 37.79%
2018 1.32%
2017 29.01%

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