Essential Utilities (WTRG): Price and Financial Metrics

Essential Utilities (WTRG): $47.27

-1.17 (-2.42%)

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  • WTRG scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 58.53% of US stocks.
  • WTRG's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving up over the last 52 weeks.
  • WTRG's current lowest rank is in the Quality metric (where it is better than 22.82% of US stocks).

WTRG Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Essential Utilities Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 0.36% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Essential Utilities Inc is higher than it is for about 96.4% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of Essential Utilities Inc's share price is greater than that of just 4.79% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Essential Utilities Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be BKH, AL, AQN, BFS, and TGH.
  • Visit WTRG's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

WTRG Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Utilities stock, WTRG's price/sales ratio is 228.57% higher, now standing at 6.9.
  • Over the past 243 months, WTRG's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 14.1.
  • WTRG's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.9 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WTRG.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WTRG 2021-09-01 6.9 2.6 29.3 29.3
WTRG 2021-08-31 6.8 2.5 28.8 29.0
WTRG 2021-08-30 6.8 2.5 29.0 29.1
WTRG 2021-08-27 6.6 2.5 28.3 28.6
WTRG 2021-08-26 6.6 2.5 28.3 28.6
WTRG 2021-08-25 6.6 2.5 28.3 28.6

WTRG Growth Metrics

  • Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 894.63%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 886.31%.
  • Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at 3.48%.
WTRG's revenue has moved up $1,001,858,000 over the prior 52 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
2021-09-30 1,816.455 649.221 417.813
2021-06-30 1,803.242 675.69 423.042
2021-03-31 1,790.678 667.984 416.757
2020-12-31 1,462.698 508.024 284.849
2020-09-30 1,214.742 531.149 246.369
2020-06-30 1,109.721 496.182 279.126

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

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WTRG Price/Volume Stats

Current price $47.27 52-week high $51.42
Prev. close $48.44 52-week low $41.11
Day low $47.25 Volume 1,813,900
Day high $48.37 Avg. volume 908,491
50-day MA $47.13 Dividend yield 2.21%
200-day MA $46.92 Market Cap 11.95B

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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Latest WTRG News From Around the Web

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.

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American Water Works' (AWK) unit Pennsylvania American Water completes the acquisition of water and wastewater system assets of Valley Township, thereby adding 4,600 new customers.

Yahoo | November 22, 2021

American Water (AWK) Pennsylvania Arm Upgrades Water Mains

American Water Works (AWK) unit Pennsylvania American Water continues to upgrade and replace its aging water and wastewater main to improve reliability of its services.

Yahoo | November 18, 2021

Consolidated Water (CWCO) Q3 Earnings & Sales Beat Estimates

Consolidated Water's (CWCO) Q3 earnings and revenues are better than expected. A strong balance sheet and liquidity allow it to ride through the difficult pandemic period.

Yahoo | November 16, 2021

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WTRG Price Returns

1-mo 1.04%
3-mo -5.62%
6-mo 0.95%
1-year 3.42%
3-year 47.24%
5-year 78.26%
YTD 2.17%
2020 2.92%
2019 40.43%
2018 -10.66%
2017 33.77%
2016 3.21%

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