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DOW   38,612.24
QQQ   425.61
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S&P 500   4,981.80
DOW   38,612.24
QQQ   425.61
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American Water Works (AWK) Competitors

$121.73
+0.57 (+0.47%)
(As of 02/21/2024 ET)

AWK vs. SBS, WTRG, TLK, TEF, WEC, DTE, EIX, FE, ETR, and TU

Should you be buying American Water Works stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of American Water Works include Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP (SBS), Essential Utilities (WTRG), Perusahaan Perseroan (Persero) PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (TLK), Telefónica (TEF), WEC Energy Group (WEC), DTE Energy (DTE), Edison International (EIX), FirstEnergy (FE), Entergy (ETR), and TELUS (TU). These companies are all part of the "utilities" sector.

American Water Works vs.

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP (NYSE:SBS) and American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, media sentiment, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, community ranking, analyst recommendations and valuation.

85.0% of American Water Works 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, 0.1% of American Water Works 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.

In the previous week, American Water Works had 29 more articles in the media than Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP. MarketBeat recorded 30 mentions for American Water Works and 1 mentions for Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP. Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP's average media sentiment score of 0.64 beat American Water Works' score of 0.25 indicating that American Water Works is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
American Water Works
13 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
12 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

American Water Works received 269 more outperform votes than Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 65.03% of users gave American Water Works an outperform vote while only 58.27% of users gave Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESPOutperform Votes
222
58.27%
Underperform Votes
159
41.73%
American Water WorksOutperform Votes
491
65.03%
Underperform Votes
264
34.97%

American Water Works has a net margin of 22.30% compared to American Water Works' net margin of 12.31%. American Water Works' return on equity of 10.45% beat Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP12.31% 10.45% 5.16%
American Water Works 22.30%9.70%3.20%

American Water Works has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP. Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than American Water Works, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP$4.27B2.58$604.59M$0.8618.73
American Water Works$4.23B5.60$944M$4.8924.89

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP has a beta of 1.23, meaning that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Water Works has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP pays an annual dividend of $0.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. American Water Works pays an annual dividend of $2.83 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP pays out 26.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. American Water Works pays out 57.9% 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. American Water Works has increased its dividend for 16 consecutive years. American Water Works is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

American Water Works has a consensus price target of $141.80, indicating a potential upside of 16.49%. Given Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe American Water Works is more favorable than Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
American Water Works
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67

Summary

American Water Works beats Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP on 14 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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AWK vs. The Competition

MetricAmerican Water WorksWater supply IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$23.71B$4.26B$11.47B$17.20B
Dividend Yield2.30%2.36%4.25%3.56%
P/E Ratio24.8924.7183.0821.35
Price / Sales5.6015.7828.025.67
Price / Cash14.5117.6818.5617.92
Price / Book2.422.851.886.24
Net Income$944M$179.49M$487.20M$869.26M
7 Day Performance-2.06%-1.30%1.40%-1.23%
1 Month Performance-4.04%-2.17%-1.24%1.52%
1 Year Performance-17.01%-5.30%0.16%76.11%

American Water Works Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SBS
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP
3.3983 of 5 stars
$16.53
+0.9%
N/A+55.8%$11.30B$4.27B19.2212,299
WTRG
Essential Utilities
4.8727 of 5 stars
$36.17
-0.1%
$48.25
+33.4%
-19.9%$9.88B$2.29B20.093,187Positive News
TLK
Perusahaan Perseroan (Persero) PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk
0 of 5 stars
$26.77
+0.6%
N/A+5.9%$23.97B$149.67T17.9823,793
TEF
Telefónica
2.9327 of 5 stars
$3.96
+2.6%
N/A-0.3%$22.84B$42.14B13.64103,651Gap Up
WEC
WEC Energy Group
4.7047 of 5 stars
$78.00
-0.1%
$86.17
+10.5%
-13.3%$24.60B$8.89B18.487,022Positive News
DTE
DTE Energy
4.7621 of 5 stars
$107.64
-0.1%
$116.46
+8.2%
-3.6%$22.22B$12.75B15.929,950Insider Selling
Positive News
EIX
Edison International
4.4826 of 5 stars
$66.54
+0.3%
$72.91
+9.6%
+1.9%$25.52B$17.22B20.7313,388Positive News
FE
FirstEnergy
3.6141 of 5 stars
$37.15
-0.6%
$39.67
+6.8%
-6.6%$21.34B$12.87B20.5212,042Positive News
ETR
Entergy
4.1212 of 5 stars
$100.01
-0.1%
$110.82
+10.8%
-5.9%$21.15B$13.76B14.3711,707
TU
TELUS
3.6111 of 5 stars
$17.91
+0.9%
$28.31
+58.1%
-11.4%$26.20B$14.90B41.64106,400Analyst Downgrade

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This page (NYSE:AWK) was last updated on 2/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff