American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK): Price and Financial Metrics

American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK): $171.42

0.24 (+0.14%)

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  • AWK scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 85.34% of US stocks.
  • AWK's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving down over the last 51 weeks.
  • AWK ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 18th percentile.

AWK Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 519.52, American Water Works Company Inc is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 94.08% 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; 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 96.06% of US equities we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to American Water Works Company Inc are FE, WEC, OKE, CMS, and AEP.
  • Visit AWK's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's 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 year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 2.15%.
  • Its year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 13.61%.
  • The 3 year revenue growth rate now stands at 8.99%.
Over the past 67 months, AWK's revenue has gone up $730,000,000.

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
2021-06-30 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
2020-06-30 3,690 1,434 638
2020-03-31 3,641 1,395 632

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 36.93% of graded US stocks.
  • AWK's asset turnover comes in at 0.158 -- ranking 82nd of 105 Utilities stocks.
  • MGEE, FE, and NWE 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
2021-06-30 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
2020-03-31 0.161 0.571 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 1.8 (Moderate Buy)

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AWK Price/Volume Stats

Current price $171.42 52-week high $189.35
Prev. close $171.18 52-week low $131.01
Day low $170.21 Volume 659,100
Day high $171.86 Avg. volume 846,503
50-day MA $178.02 Dividend yield 1.41%
200-day MA $161.38 Market Cap 31.11B

American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) Company Bio

American Water Works provides water and wastewater services in approximately 47 states of the United States and one Canadian province. The company was founded in 1886 and is based in Voorhees, New Jersey.

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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.

First Week of June 2022 Options Trading For American Water Works (AWK)

Investors in American Water Works Co, Inc. (Symbol: AWK) saw new options begin trading this week, for the June 2022 expiration. One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 245 days until expiration the newly trad

iShook Finance | October 15, 2021

American Water Announces Rich Svindland as President of Missouri American Water and Kevin Tilden as President of California and Hawaii American Water

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced that Rich Svindland, currently president of California and Hawaii American Water, has been named president of Missouri American Water. Svindland replaces Deborah Dewey, who is retiring from the company. Additionally, Kevin Tilden, currently serving as vice president

Wallstreet:Online | October 14, 2021

Illinois American Water Offers Inclusion and Diversity Grants

BELLEVILLE, Ill., October 14, 2021--Illinois American Water announced that applications are now being accepted for the company’s new Inclusion and Diversity Grant Program. With the launch of this pilot program, Illinois American Water will dedicate funding to community organizations for the purpose of advancing inclusion and diversity related initiatives.

Yahoo | October 14, 2021

American Water (AWK) Virginia Unit Upgrades Water Mains

American Water unit (AWK) Virginia American Water will invest $1.2 million to replace aging water main and maintain high-quality services to customers.

Yahoo | October 13, 2021

American Waters Cheryl Norton Recognized by New Jersey Alliance For Action and NJBIZ

CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that Chief Operating Officer, Cheryl Norton, is being honored as the recipient of the 2021 Presidents Award from the New Jersey Alliance for Action (NJAA) and was also selected by NJBIZ as a Best Fifty Women in Business honoree. I want to congratulate Cheryl on these well-deserved recognitions, said Walter Lynch, president and CEO, American Water.

Business Wire | October 12, 2021

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AWK Price Returns

1-mo -5.66%
3-mo 2.20%
6-mo 8.80%
1-year 11.65%
3-year 100.19%
5-year 161.61%
YTD 12.90%
2020 26.88%
2019 37.79%
2018 1.32%
2017 29.01%
2016 23.57%

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