Essential Utilities (WTRG): Price and Financial Metrics

Essential Utilities (WTRG): $40.94

0.98 (+2.45%)

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WTRG Price/Volume Stats

Current price $40.94 52-week high $52.42
Prev. close $39.96 52-week low $38.50
Day low $39.83 Volume 720,900
Day high $41.00 Avg. volume 1,165,172
50-day MA $42.43 Dividend yield 2.87%
200-day MA $45.00 Market Cap 10.82B

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  • WTRG scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 70.99% of US stocks.
  • WTRG's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • WTRG's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 5.74% of US stocks).

WTRG Stock Summary

  • ESSENTIAL UTILITIES INC's stock had its IPO on December 30, 1987, making it an older stock than 90.88% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of ESSENTIAL UTILITIES INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; just 0.35% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For WTRG, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 96.86% of US equities we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to ESSENTIAL UTILITIES INC are BKH, ARTNA, SR, MAC, and OKE.
  • WTRG's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit ESSENTIAL UTILITIES INC's official web site, go to

WTRG Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Utilities stock, WTRG's price/sales ratio is 104.35% higher, now standing at 4.7.
  • Over the past 243 months, WTRG's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 10.5.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WTRG.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WTRG 2023-05-17 4.7 2.0 23.7 25.7
WTRG 2023-05-16 4.7 2.0 23.8 25.7
WTRG 2023-05-15 4.8 2.0 24.3 26.0
WTRG 2023-05-12 4.9 2.0 24.6 26.2
WTRG 2023-05-11 4.8 2.0 24.4 26.1
WTRG 2023-05-10 4.9 2.1 24.8 26.4

WTRG Growth Metrics

    The 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 182.97%.
  • Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 83.05%.
  • The year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 4.76%.
WTRG's revenue has moved up $1,303,281,000 over the prior 67 months.

The table below shows WTRG'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 2,118.336 601.986 466.811
2022-06-30 2,045.578 648.113 448.676
2022-03-31 1,993.854 699.802 447.299
2021-12-31 1,878.144 644.679 431.612
2021-09-30 1,816.455 649.221 417.813
2021-06-30 1,803.242 675.69 423.042

WTRG'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.
  • WTRG has a Quality Grade of D, ranking ahead of 21.71% of graded US stocks.
  • WTRG's asset turnover comes in at 0.131 -- ranking 92nd of 105 Utilities stocks.
  • DCP, ENBL, and OPTT are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with WTRG.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.131 0.492 0.038
2021-03-31 0.133 0.490 0.038
2020-12-31 0.110 0.473 0.029
2020-09-30 0.100 0.505 0.029
2020-06-30 0.099 0.527 0.034
2020-03-31 0.093 0.540 0.034

Essential Utilities (WTRG) Company Bio

Essential Utilities (formerly called Aqua America Inc.) offers liquid waste hauling and disposal, and water and wastewater services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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Below are the latest news stories about ESSENTIAL UTILITIES INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WTRG as an investment opportunity.

Essential Utilities' (NYSE:WTRG) five-year total shareholder returns outpace the underlying earnings growth

Essential Utilities, Inc. ( NYSE:WTRG ) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 11% in the...

Yahoo | May 22, 2023

Q1 2023 Essential Utilities Inc Earnings Call

Q1 2023 Essential Utilities Inc Earnings Call

Yahoo | May 10, 2023

Essential Utilities (WTRG) Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates, Sales Up

Essential Utilities' (WTRG) first-quarter earnings are lower than expected. WTRG is investing regularly to strengthen its infrastructure and expand operations via organic and inorganic means.

Yahoo | May 9, 2023

Essential Utilities (WTRG) Lags Q1 Earnings Estimates

Essential Utilities (WTRG) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -2.70% and 2.03%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2023. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | May 8, 2023

Essential Utilities Reports Financial Results for Q1 2023

BRYN MAWR, Pa., May 08, 2023--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023.

Yahoo | May 8, 2023

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WTRG Price Returns

1-mo -4.31%
3-mo -2.56%
6-mo -13.53%
1-year -10.98%
3-year -1.37%
5-year 35.15%
YTD -13.11%
2022 -8.93%
2021 16.05%
2020 2.92%
2019 40.43%
2018 -10.66%

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