Essential Utilities (WTRG): Price and Financial Metrics

Essential Utilities (WTRG): $49.12

-0.53 (-1.07%)

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  • Growth is the dimension where WTRG ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 76.51% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WTRG is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 31 weeks.
  • WTRG's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 1.84% 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; only 0.49% 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 96.59% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, WTRG is more volatile than merely 1.25% of stocks 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, LMRK, FRT, TGP, and AL.
  • WTRG's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Essential Utilities Inc's official web site, go to

WTRG Valuation Summary

  • WTRG's price/sales ratio is 6.5; this is 225% higher than that of the median Utilities stock.
  • WTRG's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.6 over the prior 243 months.
  • WTRG's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 13.6 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 2018-05-17 7.2 3.0 24.4 23.6
WTRG 2016-11-07 6.4 2.9 24.6 23.2
WTRG 2005-05-25 5.7 3.4 31.3 18.8
WTRG 2004-07-13 4.7 2.7 25.0 16.0
WTRG 2004-07-06 4.8 2.8 25.3 16.1
WTRG 2003-11-17 5.2 2.8 25.4 16.3

WTRG Growth Metrics

  • The 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 700%.
  • The 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -8.68%.
  • Its 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -4.57%.
Over the past 49 months, WTRG's revenue has gone up $975,623,000.

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
2021-03-31 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
2020-03-31 944.145 354.757 259.4
2019-12-31 889.692 338.523 224.543

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WTRG Price/Volume Stats

Current price $49.12 52-week high $49.97
Prev. close $49.65 52-week low $38.28
Day low $49.09 Volume 644,300
Day high $49.97 Avg. volume 931,466
50-day MA $47.63 Dividend yield 2.04%
200-day MA $45.94 Market Cap 12.07B

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.

Essential Utilities (WTRG) Expected to Beat Earnings Estimates: Should You Buy?

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Yahoo | July 29, 2021

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California Water (CWT) posts better-than-expected results for the second quarter. Both the top and the bottom line also improve year over year.

Yahoo | July 29, 2021

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Yahoo | July 28, 2021

Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Shareholders Have Enjoyed A 44% Share Price Gain

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Yahoo | July 28, 2021

Aqua Pennsylvania Cuts Ribbon on State-of-the-Art Environmental Laboratory

BRYN MAWR, Pa., July 22, 2021--Aqua Pennsylvania, an Essential Utilities company, today celebrated the official opening of its high-tech environmental laboratory with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 14,700-square-foot laboratory is more than double the size of the previous lab that served the company for more than 70 years. This investment will help Aqua adapt to the ever-changing water quality regulatory environment to better serve customers.

Yahoo | July 22, 2021

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WTRG Price Returns

1-mo 4.02%
3-mo 5.03%
6-mo 4.35%
1-year 10.68%
3-year 43.16%
5-year 60.36%
YTD 4.99%
2020 2.92%
2019 40.43%
2018 -10.66%
2017 33.77%
2016 3.21%

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