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

The York Water Company (YORW): $45.04

0.58 (+1.30%)

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  • Stability is the dimension where YORW ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.65% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for YORW is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 169 days.
  • YORW ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 8th percentile.

YORW Stock Summary

  • For YORW, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 86.46% of US equities we're observing.
  • YORW's price/sales ratio is 10.64; that's higher than the P/S ratio of 86.86% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of York Water Co's share price is greater than that of only 10.31% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to YORW, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are UHT, CWT, CCO, AVA, 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 4 year revenue growth rate now stands at 11.59%.
  • The 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -99.94%.
  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 22.49%.
Over the past 67 months, YORW's revenue has gone up $7,625,000.

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
2021-09-30 54.783 22.405 16.693
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

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 67.21% of graded US stocks.
  • YORW's asset turnover comes in at 0.133 -- ranking 91st of 105 Utilities stocks.
  • PPL, ORA, and NEE 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 $45.04 52-week high $53.77
Prev. close $44.46 52-week low $40.70
Day low $43.86 Volume 16,721
Day high $45.04 Avg. volume 25,554
50-day MA $47.25 Dividend yield 1.75%
200-day MA $48.12 Market Cap 590.25M

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.

York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) Is Reinvesting At Lower Rates Of Return

There are a few key trends to look for if we want to identify the next multi-bagger. Amongst other things, we'll want...

Yahoo | January 5, 2022

Strs Ohio Has $760,000 Stock Holdings in The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW)

Strs Ohio lessened its holdings in shares of The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW) by 2.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 17,400 shares of the utilities providers stock after selling 500 shares during the period. Strs Ohios holdings in York Water were worth $760,000 at []

Dakota Financial News | December 23, 2021

SJW Group's (SJW) Unit SJWTX Buys Water & Wastewater Assets

SJW Group's (SJW) unit SJWTX acquires two water and wastewater utilities and further expands operation in Texas.

Yahoo | December 22, 2021

American Water's (AWK) IL Unit Buys Water & Wastewater Assets

American Water Works' (AWK) unit Illinois American Water further expands operation in Illinois through the acquisition of City of Mt. Pulaski water and wastewater systems.

Yahoo | December 20, 2021

Selective Wealth Management Inc. Makes New $35,000 Investment in The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW)

Selective Wealth Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW) during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 800 shares of the utilities providers stock, valued at approximately $35,000. A number of other large investors []

Transcript Daily | December 16, 2021

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YORW Price Returns

1-mo -8.63%
3-mo -5.64%
6-mo -5.91%
1-year 4.43%
3-year 46.46%
5-year 33.78%
YTD -9.52%
2021 8.60%
2020 2.67%
2019 46.40%
2018 -3.33%
2017 -9.61%

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