Middlesex Water Company (MSEX): Price and Financial Metrics

Middlesex Water Company (MSEX): $90.46

-0.58 (-0.64%)

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  • MSEX scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 95.04% of US stocks.
  • MSEX's strongest trending metric is Sentiment; it's been moving down over the last 178 days.
  • MSEX ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 6th percentile.

MSEX Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of MIDDLESEX WATER CO's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 0.55% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for MIDDLESEX WATER CO is higher than it is for about 95.38% of US stocks.
  • MSEX's price/sales ratio is 10.27; that's higher than the P/S ratio of 88.86% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to MIDDLESEX WATER CO, a group of peers worth examining would be OTTR, DEI, CPK, NHI, and BXP.
  • MSEX's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit MIDDLESEX WATER CO's official web site, go to www.middlesexwater.com.

MSEX Valuation Summary

  • MSEX's price/sales ratio is 10.6; this is 307.69% higher than that of the median Utilities stock.
  • MSEX's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 27.9 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MSEX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MSEX 2022-11-25 10.6 4.2 39.4 38.5
MSEX 2022-11-23 10.6 4.2 39.4 38.4
MSEX 2022-11-22 10.5 4.2 39.1 38.2
MSEX 2022-11-21 10.4 4.1 38.8 38.0
MSEX 2022-11-18 10.5 4.2 39.0 38.1
MSEX 2022-11-17 10.2 4.1 38.1 37.4

MSEX Growth Metrics

    The 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 54.34%.
  • The 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 830.86%.
  • The year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -19.5%.
Over the past 70 months, MSEX's revenue has gone up $24,729,000.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 157.635 58.631 42.377
2022-06-30 149.777 45.31 39.562
2022-03-31 146.795 37.561 41.617
2021-12-31 143.141 33.028 36.423
2021-09-30 143.743 34.703 37.493
2021-06-30 143.789 47.115 38.754

MSEX'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.
  • MSEX has a Quality Grade of D, ranking ahead of 19.68% of graded US stocks.
  • MSEX's asset turnover comes in at 0.143 -- ranking 87th of 105 Utilities stocks.
  • AVA, AQN, and SJW are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with MSEX.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.143 0.385 0.033
2021-06-30 0.146 0.392 0.035
2021-03-31 0.147 0.389 0.036
2020-12-31 0.148 0.395 0.037
2020-09-30 0.149 0.392 0.038
2020-06-30 0.149 0.386 0.037

MSEX Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of MSEX, see our MSEX 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 $97.50 Average Broker Recommendation 1.67 (Moderate Buy)

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MSEX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $90.46 52-week high $121.43
Prev. close $91.04 52-week low $74.20
Day low $89.31 Volume 58,605
Day high $90.72 Avg. volume 107,630
50-day MA $85.84 Dividend yield 1.37%
200-day MA $90.63 Market Cap 1.60B

Middlesex Water Company (MSEX) Company Bio

Middlesex Water Company provides regulated and unregulated water and wastewater utility services in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania through various subsidiary companies. The company was founded in 1897 and is based in Iselin, New Jersey.

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Below are the latest news stories about MIDDLESEX WATER CO that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate MSEX as an investment opportunity.

Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX) Might Be Having Difficulty Using Its Capital Effectively

What are the early trends we should look for to identify a stock that could multiply in value over the long term...

Yahoo | November 24, 2022

Here's Why We Think Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX) Might Deserve Your Attention Today

For beginners, it can seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells a good story to...

Yahoo | November 10, 2022

American States Water (AWR) Q3 Earnings & Sales Miss Estimates

American States Water's (AWR) third-quarter earnings were lower than estimates. The delay in receiving approval on pending water rate case impacted third-quarter results.

Yahoo | November 8, 2022

Tidewater Utilities Presents Golf Outing Proceeds to Food Bank of Delaware

Tidewater Donation Supports Foodbank of Delaware Backpack Program TIDEWATER DONATION SUPPORTS FOOD BANK OF DE BACKPACK PROGRAM(Pictured Left to Right) Kirsten E. Higgins, Tidewater Vice President; Larry Haas, Chief Development Officer and Chad Robinson Director of External Affairs of the Food Bank of Delaware, and Bruce O’Connor, President of Tidewater Utilities. DOVER, Del., Nov. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tidewater Utilities, Inc. (Tidewater), a water service provider and a wholly-owned subs

Yahoo | November 7, 2022

Middlesex Water (MSEX) Q3 Earnings Lag Estimates

Middlesex Water (MSEX) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -9.09% and 1.56%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | October 28, 2022

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MSEX Price Returns

1-mo 3.30%
3-mo 3.56%
6-mo 6.97%
1-year -10.81%
3-year 49.08%
5-year 124.77%
YTD -23.82%
2021 68.51%
2020 15.78%
2019 21.12%
2018 36.54%
2017 -4.92%

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