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: $14.4513 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 178,191,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $78.00
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $75.73
  • 52 Week Range: $69.41 - $85.24
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 30.27
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 24.89
  • P/E Growth: 3.48
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.32 billion
  • Price / Sales: 4.35
  • Book Value: $29.75 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.73
  • Annual Dividend: $1.66
  • Dividend Yield: 2.1%
  • EBIDTA: $1.64 billion
  • Net Margins: 14.45%
  • Return on Equity: 9.92%
  • Return on Assets: 2.85%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.09%
  • Current Ratio: 0.32%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.30%
  • Average Volume: 883,356 shs.
  • Beta: 0.23
  • Short Ratio: 4.9

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, April 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 5th will be given a dividend of $0.415 per share on Thursday, June 1st. This represents a $1.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 3rd. This is a boost from American Water Works's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. View American Water Works' Dividend History.

How were American Water Works' earnings last quarter?

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.52. The firm had revenue of $756 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $759.54 million. American Water Works had a net margin of 14.45% and a return on equity of 9.92%. The firm's revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.46 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, August, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for American Water Works.

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

American Water Works issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.98-3.08 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.04.

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

9 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for American Water Works' stock. Their predictions range from $79.00 to $88.00. On average, they anticipate American Water Works' stock price to reach $82.57 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), BlackRock Inc. (0.00%), State Street Corp (5.08%), Bank of America Corp DE (3.95%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (2.18%) and Janus Capital Management LLC (1.39%). Company insiders that own American Water Works stock include Deborah A Degillio, Loyd A Warnock, Mark F Strauss, Martha Clark Goss, Michael A Sgro, Paul J Evanson, Sharon Cameron, Susan N Story and Walter Lynch. View Institutional Ownership Trends for American Water Works.

Who sold American Water Works stock? Who is selling American Water Works stock?

American Water Works' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Janus Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Brookfield Asset Management Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Tobam, Credit Agricole S A and Morgan Stanley. Company insiders that have sold American Water Works stock in the last year include Loyd A Warnock, Mark F Strauss, Martha Clark Goss and Walter Lynch. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Water Works.

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

American Water Works' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Cambiar Investors LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Karp Capital Management Corp, Water Asset Management LLC, Quantitative Investment Management LLC and Impax Asset Management LTD. Company insiders that have bought American Water Works stock in the last two years include Paul J Evanson and Susan N Story. 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 $81.13.

MarketBeat Community Rating for American Water Works (NYSE AWK)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  212 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  150 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  362
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: 4 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.56)
Consensus Price Target: $82.57 (1.78% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/25/2017Northcoast ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutral -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
4/26/2017Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$69.41 -> $82.00MediumView 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
6/6/2016Boenning ScattergoodDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
4/19/2016US Capital AdvisorsReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
10/15/2015Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$59.00 -> $62.00N/AView Rating Details
6/29/2015Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageNeutral$54.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 6/24/2015 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
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: $3.25
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.52$0.52$0.52
Q2 20172$0.70$0.78$0.74
Q3 20172$1.08$1.10$1.09
Q4 20172$0.62$0.67$0.65
Q1 20181$0.57$0.57$0.57
Q2 20181$0.84$0.84$0.84
Q3 20181$1.17$1.17$1.17
Q4 20181$0.67$0.67$0.67
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)
Most Recent Dividend:6/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.66
Dividend Yield:2.05%
Dividend Growth:20.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:61.71% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
54.79% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
50.92% (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: 81.81%
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
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 logoAmerican Water Works (AWK) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - June 23 at 2:51 PM logoBetter Buy: American Water Works vs. American States Water - Motley Fool - June 22 at 3:49 PM logoWhy American Water Works Wouldn't Be a Warren Buffet Stock – but Should Be One of Yours! - June 22 at 3:49 PM logoAmerican Water Announces Recipients of 2017 James LaFrankie Scholarship Awards - June 22 at 3:49 PM logoETFs with exposure to American Water Works Co., Inc. : June 22, 2017 - June 22 at 3:49 PM logoBuffett's Home Capital Bet Helps Spur Rally in Canadian Dollar - Bloomberg - June 22 at 2:07 PM logoWhy American Water Works Wouldn't Be a Warren Buffet Stock – but Should Be One of Yours! - June 22 at 12:29 PM logoWhy American Water Works Wouldn't Be a Warren Buffet Stock – but Should Be One of Yours! - Motley Fool - June 22 at 11:57 AM logoAmerican Water Works Unit's $8.5M Project to Close Soon - June 20 at 4:24 PM logoSt. Louis Artworks Receives $15,000 Grant from Missouri American Water - June 20 at 4:24 PM logoAmerican Water Works Co., Inc. :AWK-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : June 20, 2017 - June 20 at 4:24 PM logoBetter Buy: American Water Works vs. American States Water - June 20 at 9:55 AM logoMonday Sector Laggards: Utilities, Energy - June 19 at 3:52 PM logoIllinois American Water’s $8.5 Million Investment in Metro East Water System Nearing Completion - June 19 at 3:52 PM logoAmerican Water Employees Raise Record-Setting $232,000 for Water For People Charity - June 19 at 3:52 PM logoContrasting American Water Works (AWK) & Artesian Resources Corporation (ARTNA) - June 18 at 10:20 PM logoHead to Head Contrast: SJW Corporation (SJW) & American Water Works (AWK) - June 18 at 8:19 AM logoAmerican Water Works (AWK) Upgraded by BidaskClub to Buy - June 15 at 7:40 PM logoWest Virginia American Water Files 2018 Infrastructure Replacement Plan and Distribution System Improvement Charge - June 15 at 5:27 PM logoVetr Inc. Downgrades American Water Works (AWK) to Hold - June 15 at 12:44 AM logoAnalyzing American Water Works (AWK) & Artesian Resources Corporation (ARTNA) - June 14 at 8:20 PM logoWednesday Sector Leaders: Healthcare, Utilities - Nasdaq - June 14 at 3:55 PM logoAmerican Water Announces Support for National Guard and Reserve Employees - June 13 at 6:19 PM logoAmerican Water Receives 18 National Awards for Excellence in Water Quality - June 12 at 4:47 PM logoAs Temperatures Rise, Illinois American Water Encourages Wise Water Use - June 8 at 9:30 PM logoAmerican Water to Share Industry Leadership and Insights at American Water Works Association Annual Conference - June 8 at 4:29 PM logoAmerican Water Works (AWK) Up 4.1% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? - June 6 at 11:26 AM logoCorporations Vow To Save Water That Will Help Save Energy And The Economy - June 6 at 11:26 AM logoHate Risk? You'll Love This Market-Crushing Stock - June 6 at 11:26 AM logoThe Grades Are In: Water Quality Reports Available Online for New Jersey American Water Customers - June 5 at 6:03 PM logoMissouri American Water Name Being Used in Check Scam - June 2 at 5:03 PM logo$863.00 Million in Sales Expected for American Water Works Company Inc (AWK) This Quarter - June 2 at 3:46 PM logoAmerican Water Works Continues to Invest, Regulations a Woe - June 1 at 4:06 PM logoIllinois American Water Releases Water Quality Reports - June 1 at 4:06 PM logoAmerican Water Works Company Inc (AWK) Upgraded to "Hold" by Zacks Investment Research - May 31 at 2:37 PM logoAmerican Water Works Company Inc (AWK) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.80 Per Share - May 31 at 9:22 AM logoAmerican Water Resources Launches Service Line Protection Programs in Yonkers, NY - May 30 at 3:50 PM logoAmerican Water Works Company Inc (AWK) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - May 29 at 2:58 PM logoAmerican Water Works Co., Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AWK-US : May 26, 2017 - May 26 at 4:02 PM logoVirginia American Water Receives New Rate Order - May 25 at 4:34 PM logoGlobal Water Resources (GWRS) Acquires Eagletail Water - May 25 at 4:34 PM logoAmerican Water Works Company Inc (AWK) Research Coverage Started at Northcoast Research - May 25 at 9:32 AM logoMissouri American Water Announces Acquisition of Village of Wardsville Water and Wastewater Systems - May 23 at 3:50 PM logoNew Jersey American Water Announces 2017 Environmental Grant Recipients - May 23 at 3:50 PM logoMissouri American Water's 2016 Water Quality Reports Now Available - May 23 at 10:26 AM logoPennsylvania American Water Files Request with PUC to Replace Lead Service Lines - May 22 at 3:45 PM logoAmerican Water Works Company Inc (AWK) SVP Sells $94,990.23 in Stock - May 19 at 10:30 PM logoAmerican Water Charitable Foundation Announces Funding and Support for NGA Water Policy Network - May 19 at 3:43 PM logoNew York American Water Receives Rate Order from Public Service Commission - May 19 at 3:43 PM logoInsider Selling: American Water Works Company Inc (AWK) SVP Sells 2,236 Shares of Stock - May 18 at 4:34 PM



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