Middlesex Water Company (MSEX): Price and Financial Metrics

Middlesex Water Company (MSEX): $93.92

1.97 (+2.14%)

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  • Momentum is the dimension where MSEX ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 80.08% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for MSEX is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • MSEX's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 1.27% of US stocks).

MSEX Stock Summary

  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for MSEX is currently 56.11, higher than 91.12% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • Of note is the ratio of Middlesex Water Co's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 0.5% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For MSEX, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 95.18% of US equities we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to MSEX, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ACC, GNL, AER, NHI, and OTTR.
  • Visit MSEX's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.middlesexwater.com.

MSEX Valuation Summary

  • MSEX's price/sales ratio is 13.7; this is 552.38% higher than that of the median Utilities stock.
  • MSEX's price/sales ratio has moved up 10.6 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, MSEX's price/sales ratio has gone up 10.6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MSEX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MSEX 2021-09-01 13.7 5.5 50.8 53.9
MSEX 2021-08-31 13.3 5.4 49.4 52.6
MSEX 2021-08-30 13.3 5.4 49.5 52.7
MSEX 2021-08-27 13.0 5.3 48.3 51.6
MSEX 2021-08-26 13.1 5.3 48.4 51.7
MSEX 2021-08-25 13.1 5.3 48.7 52.0

MSEX Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at 2.92%.
  • The 3 year revenue growth rate now stands at 7.65%.
  • Its 2 year price growth rate is now at 47.38%.
Over the past 34 months, MSEX's revenue has gone up $5,543,000.

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
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
2021-03-31 142.365 46.659 37.544
2020-12-31 141.592 53.355 38.305
2020-09-30 139.705 49.995 38.068

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 $93.92 52-week high $121.43
Prev. close $91.95 52-week low $75.77
Day low $92.16 Volume 80,100
Day high $94.08 Avg. volume 113,217
50-day MA $88.00 Dividend yield 1.24%
200-day MA $97.49 Market Cap 1.65B

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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Latest MSEX News From Around the Web

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.

Tidewater Utilities, Inc. Charity Outing Raises More Than $31,000 for The Food Bank of Delaware

Check Presentation to Food Bank of Delaware Caption: (Left to Right) Tidewater Utilities representatives Kirsten E. Higgins, Vice President, and Joseph Cuccinello, Outing Coordinator present proceeds from Tidewater’s 2021 Charity Golf Outing to Chad Robinson, Director of External Affairs of the Food Bank of Delaware. DOVER, Del., Feb. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tidewater Utilities, Inc. (Tidewater), a water service provider and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX)

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

Middlesex Water (MSEX) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Q4 Release

Middlesex Water (MSEX) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

Middlesex Water Company Announces Lead Service Line Replacement Program

ISELIN, N.J., Feb. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX) is joining in a statewide lead service line replacement initiative aimed at reducing lead exposure to New Jersey residents. In July 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation requiring all New Jersey water utilities to take an inventory of, and ultimately replace, all water services lines that are either partially or fully constructed of lead piping, including lead and galvanized steel service lines. Exposur

Yahoo | February 14, 2022

S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index announces rebalancing

S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index (SPHYDA) announces annual rebalancing that will be effective on February 1, 2022:Additions include: Middlesex Water (MSEX), NU Skin

Seeking Alpha | February 3, 2022

American Water's (AWK) Missouri Arm to Invest in Water Mains

American Water's (AWK) Missouri unit is set to invest $2.4 million in upgrading old infrastructure, which will strengthen operations and further increase the reliability of its services.

Yahoo | February 2, 2022

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MSEX Price Returns

1-mo 5.73%
3-mo 5.17%
6-mo -1.85%
1-year -12.42%
3-year 62.48%
5-year 166.98%
YTD -21.19%
2021 68.51%
2020 15.78%
2019 21.12%
2018 36.54%
2017 -4.92%

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