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Essential Utilities, Inc. (WTRG)

Stock Price: $45.79 USD -0.49 (-1.06%)
Updated November 27, 1:00 PM EST - Market closed

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Key Info

Market Cap 11.23B
Revenue (ttm) 1.21B
Net Income (ttm) 246.37M
Shares Out 245.27M
EPS (ttm) 0.99
PE Ratio 46.25
Forward PE 25.91
Dividend $1.00
Dividend Yield 2.18%

Stock Quote

Trading Day November 27
Last Price $45.79
Previous Close $46.28
Change ($) -0.49
Change (%) -1.06%
Day's Open 46.00
Day's Range 45.66 - 46.37
Day's Volume 741,605
52-Week Range 30.40 - 54.52

More Stats

Market Cap 11.23B
Enterprise Value 16.72B
Earnings Date (est) Mar 4, 2021
Ex-Dividend Date Nov 12, 2020
Shares Outstanding 245.27M
Float 244.81M
EPS (basic) 1.01
EPS (diluted) 0.99
FCF / Share -14.89
Dividend $1.00
Dividend Yield 2.18%
Earnings Yield 2.16%
FCF Yield n/a
Payout Ratio 94.50%
Shares Short 10.39M
Short Ratio 8.70
Short % of Float 4.24%
Beta 0.43
PE Ratio 46.25
Forward PE 25.91
P/FCF Ratio n/a
PS Ratio 9.25
PB Ratio 2.28
Revenue 1.21B
Operating Income 387.15M
Net Income 246.37M
Free Cash Flow -3.70B
Net Cash -5.48B
Net Cash / Share -22.36
Gross Margin 47.70%
Operating Margin 31.87%
Profit Margin 20.30%
FCF Margin -304.28%
ROA 2.31%
ROE 5.80%
ROIC 2.90%
Stats based on trailing-twelve-month (ttm) numbers.

Analyst Forecasts

Analyst Ratings (11)

Buy 7
Overweight 1
Hold 3
Underweight 0
Sell 0

Analyst Consensus: Buy

Price Target

(13.13% upside)
Current: $45.79
Target: 51.80
*Average 12-month price target from 10 stock analysts.

Financial Performance

Financial numbers in millions USD.

Financial Overview

Revenue Growth6.16%3.53%-1.26%0.7%4.4%2.36%1.49%9.22%4.11%-
Gross Profit497470471466450441426434389369
Operating Income340323334333321314302318281257
Net Income225192240234202233221197143124
Shares Outstanding216178178177177177176174173171
Earnings Per Share1.041.081.351.321.141.311.251.120.830.72
EPS Growth-3.7%-20%2.27%15.79%-12.98%4.8%11.61%34.94%15.28%-
Dividend Per Share0.910.850.790.740.690.640.590.540.520.48
Dividend Growth6.84%7.07%7.17%7.73%8.03%7.99%8.09%5.43%8.4%-
Operating Cash Flow339369381396371364368368367263
Capital Expenditures-607-641-483-385-393-343-318-465-321-312
Free Cash Flow-269-272-10111.49-22.2421.1350.23-96.1245.93-49.06
Cash & Equivalents1,8693.634.203.763.
Total Debt3,0972,5672,1471,9071,7731,6381,5921,6691,5841,609
Net Cash / Debt-1,228-2,564-2,143-1,904-1,770-1,634-1,587-1,664-1,575-1,603
Book Value3,8812,0091,9581,8501,7261,6551,5351,3861,2511,174
Numbers in millions USD, except per-share numbers.

Company Profile

Company Details

Full Name Essential Utilities, Inc.
Country United States
Employees 1,583
CEO Christopher H. Franklin

Stock Information

Ticker Symbol WTRG
Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange
Sector Utilities
Industry Utilities—Regulated Water
Unique Identifier NYSE: WTRG


Essential Utilities, through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. It offers water services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties. The company also provides non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas drilling industry; and water and sewer line protection solutions, and repair services to households through a third-party. It serves approximately 3 million residential water, commercial water, fire protection, industrial water, wastewater, and other water and utility customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana, and Virginia. The company was formerly known as Aqua America, Inc. and changed its name to Essential Utilities, Inc. in February 2020. Essential Utilities, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.