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Essential Utilities, Inc. (WTRG)

Stock Price: $45.68 USD -2.13 (-4.46%)
Updated Aug 11, 2020 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed

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Key Info

Market Cap 11.20B
Revenue (ttm) 1.11B
Net Income (ttm) 279.13M
Shares Out 245.15M
EPS (ttm) n/a
PE Ratio n/a
Forward PE 29.41
Dividend $1.00
Dividend Yield 2.19%

Stock Quote

Trading Day Aug 11, 2020
Last Price $45.68
Previous Close $47.81
Change ($) -2.13
Change (%) -4.46%
Day's Open 46.18
Day's Range 45.59 - 46.58
Day's Volume 2,626,087
52-Week Range 30.40 - 54.52

More Stats

Market Cap 11.20B
Enterprise Value 16.55B
Earnings Date (est) n/a
Ex-Dividend Date May 14, 2020
Shares Outstanding 245.15M
Float 244.48M
EPS (basic) n/a
EPS (diluted) n/a
FCF / Share -14.18
Dividend $1.00
Dividend Yield 2.19%
Earnings Yield n/a
FCF Yield n/a
Payout Ratio 77.40%
Shares Short 6.39M
Short Ratio 5.11
Short % of Float 3.23%
Beta 0.48
PE Ratio n/a
Forward PE 29.41
P/FCF Ratio n/a
PS Ratio 10.09
PB Ratio 2.42
Revenue 1.11B
Operating Income 388.39M
Net Income 279.13M
Free Cash Flow -3.60B
Net Cash -5.35B
Net Cash / Share -21.82
Gross Margin 52.22%
Operating Margin 35.00%
Profit Margin 25.20%
FCF Margin -324.70%
ROA 2.32%
ROE 6.60%
ROIC 3.40%
Stats based on trailing-twelve-month (ttm) numbers.

Analyst Summary

Analyst Ratings (13)

Buy 5
Overweight 1
Hold 7
Underweight 0
Sell 0

Analyst Consensus: Overweight

Price Target

(6.28% upside)
Current: $45.68
Target: 48.55
*Average 12-month price target from 11 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
Unique Identifier NYSE: WTRG


Essential Utilities, Inc., 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.