The York Water Company (YORW): Price and Financial Metrics

The York Water Company (YORW): $44.96

0.73 (+1.65%)

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  • Stability is the dimension where YORW ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.05% of US stocks.
  • YORW's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 47 weeks.
  • YORW ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 5th percentile.

YORW Stock Summary

  • For YORW, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 85.99% of US equities we're observing.
  • YORW's price/sales ratio is 10.86; that's higher than the P/S ratio of 83.41% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, YORW is more volatile than only 9.69% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to York Water Co, a group of peers worth examining would be CORR, CWT, AGO, TIGO, and SJW.
  • YORW's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit York Water Co's official web site, go to

YORW Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Utilities stock, YORW's price/sales ratio is 504.76% higher, now standing at 12.7.
  • Over the past 243 months, YORW's price/sales ratio has gone up 8.9.
  • Over the past 243 months, YORW's price/sales ratio has gone up 8.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for YORW.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
YORW 2021-09-01 12.7 4.7 41.9 36.2
YORW 2021-08-31 12.4 4.6 40.7 35.4
YORW 2021-08-30 12.2 4.5 40.2 35.0
YORW 2021-08-27 12.2 4.5 39.9 34.8
YORW 2021-08-26 12.0 4.4 39.5 34.5
YORW 2021-08-25 12.3 4.5 40.4 35.1

YORW Growth Metrics

  • The 3 year price growth rate now stands at 14.32%.
  • The year over year price growth rate now stands at 20.81%.
  • The 2 year revenue growth rate now stands at 7.52%.
YORW's revenue has moved up $5,816,000 over the prior 33 months.

The table below shows YORW's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 54.537 22.59 16.603
2021-03-31 54.056 22.09 16.301
2020-12-31 53.852 20.235 16.598
2020-09-30 53.473 21.634 16.277
2020-06-30 52.896 20.058 16.056
2020-03-31 52.624 18.034 15.591

YORW'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.
  • YORW has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 66.53% of graded US stocks.
  • YORW's asset turnover comes in at 0.133 -- ranking 91st of 105 Utilities stocks.
  • NEE, PPL, and ORA are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with YORW.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.133 0.771 0.044
2021-03-31 0.136 0.776 0.046
2020-12-31 0.139 0.777 0.048
2020-09-30 0.142 0.778 0.050
2020-06-30 0.144 0.777 0.051
2020-03-31 0.146 0.775 0.051

YORW Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of YORW, see our YORW 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 $55.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.5 (Moderate Buy)

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YORW Price/Volume Stats

Current price $44.96 52-week high $53.77
Prev. close $44.23 52-week low $40.57
Day low $43.35 Volume 109,400
Day high $45.05 Avg. volume 37,231
50-day MA $48.90 Dividend yield 1.7%
200-day MA $47.86 Market Cap 588.66M

The York Water Company (YORW) Company Bio

The York Water Company impounds, purifies, and distributes drinking water. It owns and operates two wastewater collection and treatment systems. The company was founded in 1816 and is based in York, Pennsylvania.

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Latest YORW News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about York Water Co that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate YORW as an investment opportunity.

7 Water Stocks to Buy to Bank on Our Most Precious Resource

As climate change forces a dramatic rethink on how we utilize our resources, these water stocks will certainly gain relevance.

Josh Enomoto on InvestorPlace | August 6, 2021

York Water (YORW) Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates

York Water (YORW) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 6.06% and -1.42%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | August 5, 2021

York Water Company Reports 2nd Quarter and Six Months Earnings

YORK, Pa., Aug. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The York Water Company's (NASDAQ:YORW) President, JT Hand, announced the Company's financial results for the second quarter and the first six months of 2021. President Hand reported that second quarter operating revenues of $13,801,000 increased $481,000 and net income of $4,484,000 increased $302,000 compared to the second quarter of 2020. Basic and Diluted Earnings per share of $0.35 for the three-month period increased $0.03 compared to the same pe

Yahoo | August 5, 2021

York Water (YORW) to Report Q2 Results: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth

York Water (YORW) 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 | July 29, 2021

Investors Could Be Concerned With York Water's (NASDAQ:YORW) Returns On Capital

What trends should we look for it we want to identify stocks that can multiply in value over the long term? Ideally, a...

Yahoo | July 14, 2021

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YORW Price Returns

1-mo -9.79%
3-mo -4.44%
6-mo -11.97%
1-year 6.62%
3-year 59.07%
5-year 68.42%
YTD -2.71%
2020 2.67%
2019 46.40%
2018 -3.33%
2017 -9.61%
2016 56.22%

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