NASDAQ:MSEX

Middlesex Water Competitors

$84.03
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(As of 06/22/2021 01:01 PM ET)
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$85.96
50-Day Range
$77.58
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52-Week Range
$59.60
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Volume6,398 shs
Average Volume120,174 shs
Market Capitalization$1.47 billion
P/E Ratio39.45
Dividend Yield1.29%
Beta0.26

Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX) Vs. SBS, AWR, CWT, SJW, YORW, and CDZI

Should you be buying MSEX stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "water supply" are considered alternatives and competitors to Middlesex Water, including Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP (SBS), American States Water (AWR), California Water Service Group (CWT), SJW Group (SJW), The York Water (YORW), and Cadiz (CDZI).

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP (NYSE:SBS) and Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Middlesex Water pays an annual dividend of $1.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Middlesex Water pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Middlesex Water has increased its dividend for 26 consecutive years. Middlesex Water is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Volatility and Risk

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Middlesex Water has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP and Middlesex Water's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP11.54%12.07%5.43%
Middlesex Water26.46%10.99%3.89%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP and Middlesex Water's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP$3.46 billion1.50$188.82 millionN/AN/A
Middlesex Water$141.59 million10.37$38.42 million$2.1838.55

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP has higher revenue and earnings than Middlesex Water.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.2% of Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.3% of Middlesex Water shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Middlesex Water shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP and Middlesex Water, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP01302.75
Middlesex Water02002.00

Middlesex Water has a consensus price target of $73.00, suggesting a potential downside of 13.27%. Given Middlesex Water's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Middlesex Water is more favorable than Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP.

Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX) and American States Water (NYSE:AWR) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Middlesex Water and American States Water, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Middlesex Water02002.00
American States Water10102.00

Middlesex Water currently has a consensus target price of $73.00, indicating a potential downside of 13.27%. American States Water has a consensus target price of $78.50, indicating a potential downside of 3.30%. Given American States Water's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe American States Water is more favorable than Middlesex Water.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Middlesex Water26.46%10.99%3.89%
American States Water18.46%14.40%5.23%

Dividends

Middlesex Water pays an annual dividend of $1.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. American States Water pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Middlesex Water pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. American States Water pays out 57.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Middlesex Water has raised its dividend for 26 consecutive years and American States Water has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Middlesex Water$141.59 million10.37$38.42 million$2.1838.55
American States Water$488.24 million6.12$86.43 million$2.3334.76

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

61.3% of Middlesex Water shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.5% of American States Water shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Middlesex Water shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of American States Water shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Middlesex Water has a beta of 0.26, indicating that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American States Water has a beta of 0.03, indicating that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

American States Water beats Middlesex Water on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Dividends

California Water Service Group pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Middlesex Water pays an annual dividend of $1.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. California Water Service Group pays out 46.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Middlesex Water pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. California Water Service Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Middlesex Water has raised its dividend for 26 consecutive years. California Water Service Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility & Risk

California Water Service Group has a beta of 0.1, meaning that its stock price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Middlesex Water has a beta of 0.26, meaning that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for California Water Service Group and Middlesex Water, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
California Water Service Group22101.80
Middlesex Water02002.00

California Water Service Group currently has a consensus price target of $54.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.78%. Middlesex Water has a consensus price target of $73.00, indicating a potential downside of 13.27%. Given California Water Service Group's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe California Water Service Group is more favorable than Middlesex Water.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares California Water Service Group and Middlesex Water's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
California Water Service Group$794.31 million3.60$96.83 million$1.9728.54
Middlesex Water$141.59 million10.37$38.42 million$2.1838.55

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.6% of California Water Service Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.3% of Middlesex Water shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of California Water Service Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Middlesex Water shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
California Water Service Group13.98%12.95%3.32%
Middlesex Water26.46%10.99%3.89%

Summary

Middlesex Water beats California Water Service Group on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Dividends

Middlesex Water pays an annual dividend of $1.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. SJW Group pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Middlesex Water pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SJW Group pays out 61.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Middlesex Water has increased its dividend for 26 consecutive years and SJW Group has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Middlesex Water26.46%10.99%3.89%
SJW Group10.95%6.78%1.91%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.3% of Middlesex Water shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.4% of SJW Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Middlesex Water shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of SJW Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Middlesex Water and SJW Group's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Middlesex Water$141.59 million10.37$38.42 million$2.1838.55
SJW Group$564.53 million3.39$61.51 million$2.2228.97

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Middlesex Water and SJW Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Middlesex Water02002.00
SJW Group10001.00

Middlesex Water currently has a consensus price target of $73.00, suggesting a potential downside of 13.27%. SJW Group has a consensus price target of $76.00, suggesting a potential upside of 18.14%. Given SJW Group's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SJW Group is more favorable than Middlesex Water.

Risk & Volatility

Middlesex Water has a beta of 0.26, indicating that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SJW Group has a beta of 0.39, indicating that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX) and The York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Middlesex Water and The York Water's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Middlesex Water26.46%10.99%3.89%
The York Water30.16%11.47%4.10%

Dividends

Middlesex Water pays an annual dividend of $1.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. The York Water pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Middlesex Water pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The York Water pays out 59.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Middlesex Water has raised its dividend for 26 consecutive years and The York Water has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Middlesex Water has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The York Water has a beta of 0.21, suggesting that its share price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

61.3% of Middlesex Water shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.1% of The York Water shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Middlesex Water shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of The York Water shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Middlesex Water and The York Water's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Middlesex Water$141.59 million10.37$38.42 million$2.1838.55
The York Water$53.85 million11.49$16.60 million$1.2737.27

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Middlesex Water and The York Water, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Middlesex Water02002.00
The York Water0000N/A

Middlesex Water currently has a consensus target price of $73.00, indicating a potential downside of 13.27%. Given Middlesex Water's higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Middlesex Water is more favorable than The York Water.

Summary

Middlesex Water beats The York Water on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX) and Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZI) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Middlesex Water has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cadiz has a beta of -0.12, suggesting that its share price is 112% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Middlesex Water and Cadiz's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Middlesex Water26.46%10.99%3.89%
Cadiz-4,107.24%N/A-30.17%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

61.3% of Middlesex Water shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.8% of Cadiz shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Middlesex Water shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Cadiz shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Middlesex Water and Cadiz, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Middlesex Water02002.00
Cadiz00103.00

Middlesex Water presently has a consensus price target of $73.00, indicating a potential downside of 13.27%. Given Middlesex Water's higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Middlesex Water is more favorable than Cadiz.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Middlesex Water and Cadiz's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Middlesex Water$141.59 million10.37$38.42 million$2.1838.55
Cadiz$540,000.00908.62$-37,820,000.00N/AN/A

Middlesex Water has higher revenue and earnings than Cadiz.

Summary

Middlesex Water beats Cadiz on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.


Middlesex Water Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP logo
SBS
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP
0.7$7.58-0.8%$5.22 billion$3.46 billion13.07
American States Water logo
AWR
American States Water
1.9$80.98-0.9%$3.01 billion$488.24 million32.79
California Water Service Group logo
CWT
California Water Service Group
1.7$56.22-1.3%$2.90 billion$794.31 million24.44
SJW Group logo
SJW
SJW Group
2.0$64.32-0.3%$1.92 billion$564.53 million29.92
The York Water logo
YORW
The York Water
1.4$47.33-1.9%$630.25 million$53.85 million38.17News Coverage
Cadiz logo
CDZI
Cadiz
0.6$12.65-0.1%$491.04 million$540,000.000.00Upcoming Earnings
Global Water Resources logo
GWRS
Global Water Resources
2.1$16.92-0.2%$382.87 million$38.63 million846.00
Artesian Resources logo
ARTNA
Artesian Resources
1.3$36.69-0.8%$346.93 million$88.14 million20.27
Pure Cycle logo
PCYO
Pure Cycle
1.0$13.58-0.4%$323.21 million$25.85 million17.19
Consolidated Water logo
CWCO
Consolidated Water
2.2$12.20-0.0%$185.45 million$72.63 million21.79
This page was last updated on 6/22/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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