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NASDAQ:GWRSGlobal Water Resources Competitors & Alternatives

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(As of 07/13/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$9.93
Now: $10.38
$10.45
50-Day Range
$9.82
MA: $10.54
$11.42
52-Week Range
$8.51
Now: $10.38
$14.99
Volume39,400 shs
Average Volume43,660 shs
Market Capitalization$233.97 million
P/E Ratio173.00
Dividend Yield2.79%
Beta0.42

Competitors

Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS) Vs. AWK, WTR, SBS, AWR, CWT, and SJW

Should you be buying GWRS stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "water supply" are considered alternatives and competitors to Global Water Resources, including American Water Works (AWK), Aqua America (WTR), Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP (SBS), American States Water (AWR), California Water Service Group (CWT), and SJW Group (SJW).

Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS) and American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

40.9% of Global Water Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.0% of American Water Works shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of Global Water Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of American Water Works shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Global Water Resources has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Water Works has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Global Water Resources and American Water Works' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Global Water Resources$35.47 million6.60$2.22 million$0.10103.80
American Water Works$3.61 billion6.67$621 million$3.6136.83

American Water Works has higher revenue and earnings than Global Water Resources. American Water Works is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Global Water Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Global Water Resources and American Water Works' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Global Water Resources3.39%4.33%0.45%
American Water Works17.36%10.82%2.95%

Dividends

Global Water Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. American Water Works pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Global Water Resources pays out 290.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. American Water Works pays out 60.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Global Water Resources has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and American Water Works has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Global Water Resources and American Water Works, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Global Water Resources0000N/A
American Water Works23502.30

American Water Works has a consensus price target of $136.30, suggesting a potential upside of 2.50%. Given American Water Works' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe American Water Works is more favorable than Global Water Resources.

Summary

American Water Works beats Global Water Resources on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) and Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.5% of Aqua America shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.9% of Global Water Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Aqua America shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.1% of Global Water Resources shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Aqua America has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Water Resources has a beta of 0.42, suggesting that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Aqua America and Global Water Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Aqua America04202.33
Global Water Resources0000N/A

Aqua America currently has a consensus target price of $50.1667, suggesting a potential upside of 15.67%. Given Aqua America's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Aqua America is more favorable than Global Water Resources.

Dividends

Aqua America pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Global Water Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Aqua America pays out 66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Global Water Resources pays out 290.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Aqua America has raised its dividend for 12 consecutive years and Global Water Resources has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Aqua America and Global Water Resources' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Aqua America18.02%8.81%3.16%
Global Water Resources3.39%4.33%0.45%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Aqua America and Global Water Resources' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Aqua America$838.09 million11.17$191.99 million$1.4130.76
Global Water Resources$35.47 million6.60$2.22 million$0.10103.80

Aqua America has higher revenue and earnings than Global Water Resources. Aqua America is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Global Water Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Aqua America beats Global Water Resources on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS) and Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP (NYSE:SBS) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Global Water Resources and Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Global Water Resources3.39%4.33%0.45%
Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP14.39%18.28%8.49%

Dividends

Global Water Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Global Water Resources pays out 290.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Global Water Resources has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Global Water Resources is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Global Water Resources and Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Global Water Resources$35.47 million6.60$2.22 million$0.10103.80
Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP$4.37 billion1.71$853.33 millionN/AN/A

Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP has higher revenue and earnings than Global Water Resources.

Risk and Volatility

Global Water Resources has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

40.9% of Global Water Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.7% of Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of Global Water Resources shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Global Water Resources and Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Global Water Resources0000N/A
Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP02002.00

Summary

Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP beats Global Water Resources on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

American States Water (NYSE:AWR) and Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Volatility and Risk

American States Water has a beta of -0.09, suggesting that its stock price is 109% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Water Resources has a beta of 0.42, suggesting that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

American States Water pays an annual dividend of $1.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Global Water Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. American States Water pays out 57.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Global Water Resources pays out 290.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. American States Water has raised its dividend for 65 consecutive years and Global Water Resources has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for American States Water and Global Water Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American States Water11202.25
Global Water Resources0000N/A

American States Water presently has a consensus target price of $80.75, suggesting a potential upside of 4.99%. Given American States Water's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe American States Water is more favorable than Global Water Resources.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares American States Water and Global Water Resources' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American States Water$473.87 million5.99$84.34 million$2.1336.11
Global Water Resources$35.47 million6.60$2.22 million$0.10103.80

American States Water has higher revenue and earnings than Global Water Resources. American States Water is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Global Water Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

70.8% of American States Water shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.9% of Global Water Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of American States Water shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.1% of Global Water Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares American States Water and Global Water Resources' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American States Water17.78%13.44%4.94%
Global Water Resources3.39%4.33%0.45%

Summary

American States Water beats Global Water Resources on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) and Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares California Water Service Group and Global Water Resources' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
California Water Service Group$714.56 million3.20$63.12 million$1.3135.84
Global Water Resources$35.47 million6.60$2.22 million$0.10103.80

California Water Service Group has higher revenue and earnings than Global Water Resources. California Water Service Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Global Water Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares California Water Service Group and Global Water Resources' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
California Water Service Group7.07%6.69%1.64%
Global Water Resources3.39%4.33%0.45%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for California Water Service Group and Global Water Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
California Water Service Group03102.25
Global Water Resources0000N/A

California Water Service Group currently has a consensus target price of $52.6667, indicating a potential upside of 12.18%. Given California Water Service Group's higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe California Water Service Group is more favorable than Global Water Resources.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.3% of California Water Service Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.9% of Global Water Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of California Water Service Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.1% of Global Water Resources shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

California Water Service Group pays an annual dividend of $0.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Global Water Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. California Water Service Group pays out 64.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Global Water Resources pays out 290.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. California Water Service Group has increased its dividend for 52 consecutive years and Global Water Resources has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Summary

California Water Service Group beats Global Water Resources on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) and Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares SJW Group and Global Water Resources' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
SJW Group4.35%4.67%1.61%
Global Water Resources3.39%4.33%0.45%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for SJW Group and Global Water Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
SJW Group02402.67
Global Water Resources0000N/A

SJW Group presently has a consensus price target of $71.60, indicating a potential upside of 15.26%. Given SJW Group's higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe SJW Group is more favorable than Global Water Resources.

Dividends

SJW Group pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Global Water Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. SJW Group pays out 71.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Global Water Resources pays out 290.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. SJW Group has increased its dividend for 52 consecutive years and Global Water Resources has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

SJW Group has a beta of 0.27, suggesting that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Water Resources has a beta of 0.42, suggesting that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SJW Group and Global Water Resources' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
SJW Group$420.48 million4.21$23.40 million$1.7834.90
Global Water Resources$35.47 million6.60$2.22 million$0.10103.80

SJW Group has higher revenue and earnings than Global Water Resources. SJW Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Global Water Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.0% of SJW Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.9% of Global Water Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 8.3% of SJW Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.1% of Global Water Resources shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

SJW Group beats Global Water Resources on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
American Water Works logo
AWK
American Water Works
2.7$132.97+0.3%$24.15 billion$3.61 billion38.10
Aqua America logo
WTR
Aqua America
2.1$43.37+0.2%$9.34 billion$838.09 million61.96
Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP logo
SBS
Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP
0.8$10.92+0.8%$7.46 billion$4.37 billion11.62
American States Water logo
AWR
American States Water
1.8$76.91+1.2%$2.87 billion$473.87 million33.29
California Water Service Group logo
CWT
California Water Service Group
2.0$46.95+2.2%$2.34 billion$714.56 million44.71Analyst Downgrade
Heavy News Reporting
SJW Group logo
SJW
SJW Group
2.1$62.12+0.1%$1.77 billion$420.48 million90.03Heavy News Reporting
Middlesex Water logo
MSEX
Middlesex Water
2.2$62.76+1.4%$1.11 billion$134.60 million30.61
Connecticut Water Service logo
CTWS
Connecticut Water Service
1.6$69.98+0.0%$844.66 million$124.84 million30.56High Trading Volume
York Water logo
YORW
York Water
1.8$45.92+0.9%$603.59 million$51.58 million38.27
Cadiz logo
CDZI
Cadiz
0.7$10.27+0.2%$358.05 million$440,000.000.00
Artesian Resources logo
ARTNA
Artesian Resources
1.7$35.01+1.2%$329.76 million$83.60 million21.09Heavy News Reporting
Pure Cycle logo
PCYO
Pure Cycle
0.9$8.84+1.0%$210.84 million$20.36 million26.00Earnings Announcement
Consolidated Water logo
CWCO
Consolidated Water
1.8$12.47+0.2%$188.93 million$68.79 million22.27
This page was last updated on 7/14/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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