Essential Utilities (WTRG): Price and Financial Metrics

Essential Utilities (WTRG): $42.13

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  • Momentum is the dimension where WTRG ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 88.12% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WTRG is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • WTRG's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 4.5% of US stocks).

WTRG Stock Summary

  • ESSENTIAL UTILITIES INC's stock had its IPO on December 30, 1987, making it an older stock than 90.76% 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 0.4% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For WTRG, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 96.93% of US equities we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to ESSENTIAL UTILITIES INC, a group of peers worth examining would be BKH, SR, ARTNA, MAC, and FLNG.
  • 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 EV/EBIT ratio is 23.79% higher, now standing at 25.5.
  • WTRG's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 10.7 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 2023-03-23 4.7 2.0 23.1 25.5
WTRG 2023-03-22 4.7 2.0 23.3 25.6
WTRG 2023-03-21 4.8 2.1 23.7 26.0
WTRG 2023-03-20 4.9 2.1 24.3 26.4
WTRG 2023-03-17 4.9 2.1 24.2 26.3
WTRG 2023-03-16 5.0 2.1 24.5 26.5

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

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WTRG Price/Volume Stats

Current price $42.13 52-week high $52.62
Prev. close $42.11 52-week low $38.50
Day low $42.02 Volume 1,149,500
Day high $42.75 Avg. volume 1,262,424
50-day MA $44.73 Dividend yield 2.82%
200-day MA $46.19 Market Cap 11.14B

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.

The 7 Best Water Utility Stocks to Buy for Portfolio Diversification

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Josh Enomoto on InvestorPlace | March 18, 2023

One Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) insider upped their stake by 22% in the previous year

From what we can see, insiders were net buyers in Essential Utilities, Inc.'s ( NYSE:WTRG ) during the past 12 months...

Yahoo | March 18, 2023

Essential Utilities Comment on Today’s EPA Proposal On a Maximum Contaminant Level for PFAS Toxins

BRYN MAWR, Pa., March 14, 2023--Essential Utilities Chairman and CEO Chris Franklin shared the following comments today:

Yahoo | March 14, 2023

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Yahoo | March 13, 2023

Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript

Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript February 27, 2023 Operator: Good day and welcome to the Essential Utilities Full-Year 2022 Earnings Call. This meeting is being recorded. At this time, I’d like to hand the call over to Brian Dingerdissen. Please go ahead, sir. Brian Dingerdissen: Thank you, Serge. Good morning, everyone, […]

Yahoo | March 13, 2023

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WTRG Price Returns

1-mo -5.11%
3-mo -11.44%
6-mo 0.81%
1-year -13.71%
3-year 11.70%
5-year 38.76%
YTD -11.18%
2022 -8.93%
2021 16.05%
2020 2.92%
2019 40.43%
2018 -10.66%

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