American Water Works Company Profile (NYSE:AWK)

About American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)

American Water Works logoAmerican Water Works Company, Inc. is a holding company for regulated and market-based subsidiaries throughout the United States and Ontario, Canada. The Company's Regulated Businesses segment provides water and wastewater services as public utilities in 16 states in the United States as of December 31, 2016. The Market-Based Businesses consists of four segments, including Military Services Group, which conducts operation and maintenance (O&M) of water and wastewater systems for military bases; Contract Operations Group, which conducts O&M of water and wastewater facilities for municipalities and the food and beverage industry; Homeowner Services Group, which primarily provides water and sewer line protection plans for homeowners, and Keystone, which provides water services for natural gas exploration and production companies. The Company, through its subsidiary, American Water Works Service Company, Inc. provides support and operational services for its operating subsidiaries.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Water Supply & Irrigation Systems
  • Sub-Industry: Water Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:AWK
  • CUSIP: 03042010
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $15.15756 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 178,282,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $82.18
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $79.99
  • 52 Week Range: $69.41 - $85.78
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 32.17
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 26.22
  • P/E Growth: 4.03
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.33 billion
  • Price / Sales: 4.56
  • Book Value: $30.20 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.82
  • Annual Dividend: $1.66
  • Dividend Yield: 2.0%
  • EBITDA: $1.66 billion
  • Net Margins: 14.20%
  • Return on Equity: 9.70%
  • Return on Assets: 2.77%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.05%
  • Current Ratio: 0.30%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.29%
  • Average Volume: 766,486 shs.
  • Beta: 0.25
  • Short Ratio: 4.77

Frequently Asked Questions for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)

What is American Water Works' stock symbol?

American Water Works trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AWK."

How often does American Water Works pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for American Water Works?

American Water Works announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 28th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 9th will be given a dividend of $0.415 per share on Friday, September 1st. This represents a $1.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 7th. View American Water Works' Dividend History.

How were American Water Works' earnings last quarter?

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $844 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $869.52 million. American Water Works had a return on equity of 9.70% and a net margin of 14.20%. American Water Works's revenue for the quarter was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.77 EPS. View American Water Works' Earnings History.

When will American Water Works make its next earnings announcement?

American Water Works is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for American Water Works.

What guidance has American Water Works issued on next quarter's earnings?

American Water Works updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.98-$3.08 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.03.

Where is American Water Works' stock going? Where will American Water Works' stock price be in 2017?

8 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for American Water Works' shares. Their predictions range from $79.00 to $84.00. On average, they anticipate American Water Works' stock price to reach $81.80 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for American Water Works.

Who are some of American Water Works' key competitors?

Who are American Water Works' key executives?

American Water Works' management team includes the folowing people:

  • George MacKenzie Jr., Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Susan N. Story, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Linda G. Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Deborah A. Degillio, President of American Water Enterprises
  • Walter J. Lynch, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Michael A. Sgro, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Mark F. Strauss, Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Business Development
  • Loyd Warnock, Senior Vice President - External Affairs, Communications and Public Policy
  • Melissa K. Wikle, Vice President, Controller
  • Jennifer Gambol, Vice President, Treasurer

Who owns American Water Works stock?

American Water Works' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Crow Point Partners LLC (0.12%). Company insiders that own American Water Works stock include Deborah A Degillio, Loyd A Warnock, Mark F Strauss, Martha Clark Goss, Michael A Sgro, Sharon Cameron, Susan N Story and Walter Lynch. View Institutional Ownership Trends for American Water Works.

Who bought American Water Works stock? Who is buying American Water Works stock?

American Water Works' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Crow Point Partners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Water Works.

How do I buy American Water Works stock?

Shares of American Water Works can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is American Water Works' stock price today?

One share of American Water Works stock can currently be purchased for approximately $85.21.

MarketBeat Community Rating for American Water Works (NYSE AWK)
Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  260 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  205 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  465
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about American Water Works and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.38)
Consensus Price Target: $81.80 (4.00% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
Price Target History for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
Analysts' Ratings History for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/1/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$82.00LowView Rating Details
9/22/2017Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
5/25/2017Northcoast ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutral -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
3/15/2017HSBC Holdings plcDowngradeBuy -> Hold$79.00HighView Rating Details
1/18/2017MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
1/17/2017Hilliard LyonsUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$84.00N/AView Rating Details
12/20/2016Janney Montgomery ScottUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$73.31 -> $80.00N/AView Rating Details
11/9/2016Bank of America CorporationUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$77.00 -> $84.00N/AView Rating Details
9/6/2016Barclays PLCLower Price TargetOverweight$87.00 -> $81.00N/AView Rating Details
6/24/2016ArgusInitiated CoverageBuy$88.00N/AView Rating Details
4/19/2016US Capital AdvisorsReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 forward)


Earnings History for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
Earnings by Quarter for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
Earnings History by Quarter for American Water Works (NYSE AWK)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017$1.08N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2017Q2 2017$0.80$0.73$869.52 million$844.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2017Q1 2017$0.52$0.52$759.54 million$756.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/21/2017Q416$0.57$0.57$820.46 million$802.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$1.01$1.05$944.98 million$930.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$0.73$0.77$832.47 million$827.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.46$0.46$730.15 million$743.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.55$0.55$827.48 million$783.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.94$0.96$908.82 million$896.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.67$0.68$801.27 million$782.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$0.41$0.44$712.10 million$698.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q414$0.51$0.52$794.50 million$731.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.91$0.92$886.85 million$846.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q114$0.35$0.40$670.13 million$681.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413$0.86$0.33$754.35 million$712.26 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313$0.85$0.84$854.35 million$829.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013$0.61$0.57$754.73 million$724.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013$0.33$0.32$650.29 million$636.14 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2013Q4 2012$0.32$0.31$699.64 million$680.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$0.82$0.87$825.93 million$831.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.49$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$0.28$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.76$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.46$0.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.22$0.24ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2011$0.24$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.00
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.24
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.52$0.52$0.52
Q2 20172$0.70$0.78$0.74
Q3 20173$1.07$1.11$1.09
Q4 20173$0.64$0.67$0.66
Q1 20182$0.55$0.57$0.56
Q2 20182$0.82$0.86$0.84
Q3 20182$1.10$1.16$1.13
Q4 20182$0.67$0.74$0.71
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
Most Recent Dividend:9/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.66
Dividend Yield:1.95%
Dividend Growth:20.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:62.64% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
55.15% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
51.08% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:8 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)

Dividend History by Quarter for American Water Works (NYSE AWK)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.34%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 79.63%
Insider Trades by Quarter for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
Insider Trades by Quarter for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/28/2017Walter LynchCOOSell3,335$82.05$273,636.75View SEC Filing  
8/21/2017Walter LynchCOOSell15,169$82.00$1,243,858.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2017Loyd A WarnockSVPSell1,263$75.21$94,990.23View SEC Filing  
5/17/2017Loyd A. WarnockSVPSell2,236$75.73$169,332.28View SEC Filing  
3/2/2017Mark F StraussSVPSell13,011$77.57$1,009,263.27View SEC Filing  
2/27/2017Martha Clark GossDirectorSell62$76.27$4,728.74View SEC Filing  
11/28/2016Susan N. StoryInsiderBuy39$74.90$2,921.10View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Walter LynchCOOSell6,514$76.43$497,865.02View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Mark F. StraussSVPSell15,467$76.08$1,176,729.36View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Walter LynchCOOSell10,000$76.00$760,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016Deborah A DegillioVPSell1,866$74.30$138,643.80View SEC Filing  
5/16/2016Walter LynchCOOSell10,000$75.20$752,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Loyd A WarnockSVPSell483$74.48$35,973.84View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Walter LynchCOOSell37,995$74.39$2,826,448.05View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Walter LynchCOOSell27,995$74.36$2,081,708.20View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Sharon CameronInsiderSell4,669$68.75$320,993.75View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Walter LynchCOOSell10,000$68.20$682,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016Deborah A DegillioVPSell2,334$68.37$159,575.58View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016Sharon CameronInsiderSell4,670$68.00$317,560.00View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016Walter LynchCOOSell20,000$68.25$1,365,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Mark F StraussSVPSell17,422$67.53$1,176,507.66View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Michael A SgroEVPSell3,008$67.48$202,979.84View SEC Filing  
11/20/2015Walter LynchCOOSell10,000$57.50$575,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Walter LynchCOOSell30,000$56.17$1,685,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2015Loyd A. WarnockSVPSell3,970$56.39$223,868.30View SEC Filing  
8/24/2015Paul J. EvansonDirectorBuy4,100$52.74$216,234.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2015Walter LynchinsiderSell20,000$54.02$1,080,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2015Kathy L PapeInsiderSell4,970$52.91$262,962.70View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015Mark F StraussSVPSell9,280$53.58$497,222.40View SEC Filing  
3/3/2015Walter LynchInsiderSell10,000$53.50$535,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Kellye L WalkerSVPSell3,601$52.40$188,692.40View SEC Filing  
11/13/2014Kathy L PapeInsiderSell11,319$51.88$587,229.72View SEC Filing  
11/13/2014Kellye L WalkerSVPSell12,100$52.21$631,741.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2014Edward VallejoVPSell5,074$52.34$265,573.16View SEC Filing  
8/20/2014George MackenzieDirectorSell1,000$49.89$49,890.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2014Walter LynchInsiderSell5,414$50.10$271,241.40View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014Richard R GriggDirectorSell1,981$49.83$98,713.23View SEC Filing  
8/13/2014William J MarrazzoDirectorSell5,660$48.30$273,378.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2014Martha Clark GossDirectorSell2,565$48.25$123,761.25View SEC Filing  
5/23/2014Walter LynchInsiderSell5,000$47.50$237,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Mark StraussSVPSell12,000$46.77$561,240.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2014Walter LynchInsiderSell5,000$47.10$235,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Walter LynchInsiderSell15,000$45.02$675,300.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2014Mark CheslaVPSell13,240$44.91$594,608.40View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014Maureen DuffyVPSell2,921$44.35$129,546.35View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014Walter LynchInsiderSell5,000$44.50$222,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014Paul EvansonDirectorBuy5,000$44.49$222,450.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Sharon CameronInsiderSell5,788$44.47$257,392.36View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014William RogersVPSell7,665$44.47$340,862.55View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014John BigelowSVPSell29,664$44.15$1,309,665.60View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Nick Orlando RoweSVPSell7,070$42.64$301,464.80View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Walter LynchInsiderSell5,000$42.75$213,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Kathy L PapeInsiderSell26,263$41.77$1,097,005.51View SEC Filing  
3/11/2013Kellye L WalkerSVPSell16,462$40.20$661,772.40View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
Latest Headlines for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
DateHeadline logoIllinois American Water Announces Winners of “Imagine a Day Without Water” Art Contest - October 13 at 9:55 PM logoGlobal Water Resources, Inc. (GWRS) Ex-Dividend Date... - October 13 at 4:54 PM logoEvening Sector Snapshot: Construction Gains; Telecom, Retail Fall - October 13 at 4:54 PM logoFour Union Utility Workers from New Jersey American Water Travel to Puerto Rico for Relief Work - October 9 at 5:10 PM logoIllinois American Water Awards over $75,000 in Firefighter Grants - October 9 at 5:10 PM logoAmerican Water Works (AWK) California Subsidiary Agrees to Purchase Hillview Water Co - October 7 at 9:59 PM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate American Water Works (AWK) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $987.33 Million - October 6 at 10:39 AM logoAmerican Water Works (AWK) California Subsidiary Agrees to Purchase Hillview Water Co - - October 6 at 8:41 AM logoAmerican Water Announces Publication of Latest Corporate Responsibility Report - Business Wire (press release) - October 5 at 7:22 PM logoAmerican Water Announces Publication of Latest Corporate Responsibility Report - October 5 at 7:22 PM logoAmerican Water Unit Gets Another 50-Year Military Contract - October 4 at 1:42 PM logo$1.08 Earnings Per Share Expected for American Water Works (AWK) This Quarter - October 4 at 6:30 AM logoWith An ROE Of 8.98%, Has American Water Works Company Inc’s (AWK) Management Done A Good Job? - October 2 at 10:50 AM logoAmerican Water Works (AWK) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - October 1 at 5:20 PM logoAmerican Water Works' (AWK) Hold Rating Reiterated at Robert W. Baird - October 1 at 7:56 AM logoReviewing American Water Works (AWK) & Global Water Resources (GWRS) - September 30 at 4:32 AM logoAmerican Water Awarded New Contract for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio - September 29 at 9:00 AM logoPrimoris Services Corporation (PRIM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 28, 2017 - Nasdaq - September 28 at 12:51 AM logoThe York Water Company (YORW) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 28, 2017 - Nasdaq - September 28 at 12:51 AM logoBoenning Scattergood Reiterates Hold Rating for American Water Works (AWK) - September 22 at 5:44 PM logoAmerican Water Unit Files for Rate Hike to Recoup Expenses - Nasdaq - September 20 at 2:20 AM logoAmerican Water Unit to Invest $1.5M for Replacing Old Mains - Nasdaq - September 16 at 4:00 PM logoIllinois American Water's Cairo District Celebrates 18 Years of Excellence in Safety - Business Wire (press release) - September 15 at 9:45 PM logoETFs with exposure to American Water Works Co., Inc. : September 15, 2017 - September 15 at 9:45 PM logoIllinois American Water's Cairo District Celebrates 18 Years of Excellence in Safety - September 15 at 4:41 PM logoNew Jersey American Water Rate Filing Seeks Recovery for $868 Million in System Upgrades - September 15 at 4:41 PM logoIllinois American Water Acquires Piasa Township Sanitary District; Reduces Customer Bills - September 14 at 4:50 PM logoNew Jersey American Water Investing $6.5 Million in New Water Mains in Camden County - September 14 at 4:50 PM logo3 Stocks to Buy and Hold for 100 Years - September 14 at 7:12 AM logoIllinois American Water's Pekin District Celebrates 7 Years of Excellence in Safety - September 13 at 10:29 PM logoNew Jersey American Water Investing $1.5 Million in New Water Main in Millburn - September 13 at 5:26 PM logoAmerican Water's Vallejo To Participate In Water Infrastructure Finance Symposium - September 12 at 4:30 PM logoComparing American Water Works (AWK) and Global Water Resources (GWRS) - September 12 at 6:34 AM logoAmerican Water Works Co., Inc. : AWK-US: Dividend Analysis : August 09th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 11, 2017 - September 11 at 9:51 PM logoAmerican Water’s Vallejo to Participate in Water Infrastructure Finance Symposium - September 11 at 4:49 PM logo2 Dividend Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever - September 10 at 3:58 PM logoGlobal Water Resources (GWRS) vs. American Water Works (AWK) Head-To-Head Comparison - September 10 at 4:12 AM logoAmerican Water Works (AWK) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - September 6 at 4:50 PM logoNew Jersey American Water Investing $2.7 Million in New Water Mains in Ocean City - September 5 at 5:52 PM logoAmerican Water CEO Susan Story to Present in Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference - September 1 at 4:50 PM logoETFs with exposure to American Water Works Co., Inc. : August 31, 2017 - August 31 at 9:09 PM logoIllinois American Water Offers Student Art Contest in Conjunction with National “Imagine a Day Without Water” Event - August 31 at 4:06 PM logoIllinois American Water Announces over $5.7 Million Investment for over 21,000 Feet of Water Main Installation and Main Break Prevention - August 30 at 10:34 PM logoAmerican Water Works (AWK) COO Walter Lynch Sells 3,335 Shares - August 30 at 7:56 PM logoAmerican Water Resources Collaborates with Dispatch to Improve the Customer Repair Experience - August 30 at 5:32 PM logoWest Virginia American Water Completes Acquisition of Queen Shoals PSD Water System - August 29 at 4:35 PM logoWest Virginia American Water Completes Acquisition of Queen Shoals PSD Water System - August 29 at 4:35 PM logoAmerican Water Works Co., Inc. :AWK-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 28, 2017 - August 28 at 4:19 PM logoAmerican Water Charitable Foundation Awards $3 Million to Communities Throughout the United States - August 28 at 4:19 PM logoAmerican Water Works (AWK) Expected to Announce Earnings of $1.09 Per Share - August 28 at 12:20 AM



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