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NYSE:AWR

American States Water Competitors

$71.65
-1.77 (-2.41 %)
(As of 03/2/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$71.57
Now: $71.65
$73.78
50-Day Range
$73.05
MA: $79.10
$82.17
52-Week Range
$65.11
Now: $71.65
$96.64
Volume174,692 shs
Average Volume164,171 shs
Market Capitalization$2.64 billion
P/E Ratio31.99
Dividend Yield1.83%
Beta-0.07

Competitors

American States Water (NYSE:AWR) Vs. WTRG, SBS, CWT, SJW, MSEX, and YORW

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

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

Dividends

Essential Utilities pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. American States Water pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Essential Utilities pays out 68.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. American States Water pays out 62.9% 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. Essential Utilities has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and American States Water has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Essential Utilities$889.69 million11.76$224.54 million$1.4729.02
American States Water$473.87 million5.58$84.34 million$2.1333.64

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.7% of Essential Utilities shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.4% of American States Water shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Essential Utilities shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of American States Water shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Essential Utilities has a beta of 0.47, meaning that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American States Water has a beta of -0.07, meaning that its stock price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Essential Utilities25.15%8.83%3.36%
American States Water17.38%13.49%4.93%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Essential Utilities and American States Water, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Essential Utilities04412.67
American States Water10302.50

Essential Utilities currently has a consensus target price of $48.6667, indicating a potential upside of 14.08%. American States Water has a consensus target price of $81.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.75%. Given Essential Utilities' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Essential Utilities is more favorable than American States Water.

Summary

Essential Utilities beats American States Water on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Dividends

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. American States Water pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. American States Water pays out 62.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. American States Water has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP and American States 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$4.37 billion1.01$853.33 millionN/AN/A
American States Water$473.87 million5.58$84.34 million$2.1333.64

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.2% of Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.4% of American States Water shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of American States Water shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American States Water has a beta of -0.07, suggesting that its stock price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP and American States 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 - SABESP9.89%17.49%7.90%
American States Water17.38%13.49%4.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP and American States Water, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP01302.75
American States Water10302.50

American States Water has a consensus target price of $81.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.75%. Given American States Water's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe American States Water is more favorable than Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP.

Summary

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP beats American States Water on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Dividends

California Water Service Group pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. American States Water pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. California Water Service Group pays out 70.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. American States Water pays out 62.9% 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. California Water Service Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and American States Water has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years. American States Water is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
California Water Service Group$714.56 million3.80$63.12 million$1.3141.19
American States Water$473.87 million5.58$84.34 million$2.1333.64

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

73.2% of California Water Service Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.4% of American States Water shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of California Water Service Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of American States Water shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

California Water Service Group has a beta of 0.08, suggesting that its stock price is 92% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American States Water has a beta of -0.07, suggesting that its stock price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
California Water Service Group11.85%11.56%2.80%
American States Water17.38%13.49%4.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for California Water Service Group and American States Water, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
California Water Service Group04102.20
American States Water10302.50

California Water Service Group currently has a consensus target price of $52.6667, indicating a potential downside of 2.40%. American States Water has a consensus target price of $81.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.75%. Given American States Water's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe American States Water is more favorable than California Water Service Group.

Summary

American States Water beats California Water Service Group on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Dividends

SJW Group pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. American States Water pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. SJW Group pays out 76.4% 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 pays out 62.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SJW Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and American States Water has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

SJW Group has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American States Water has a beta of -0.07, suggesting that its stock price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
SJW Group7.71%6.72%1.88%
American States Water17.38%13.49%4.93%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SJW Group and American States Water's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
SJW Group$420.48 million4.20$23.40 million$1.7834.75
American States Water$473.87 million5.58$84.34 million$2.1333.64

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for SJW Group and American States Water, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
SJW Group11102.00
American States Water10302.50

SJW Group currently has a consensus target price of $72.00, indicating a potential upside of 16.41%. American States Water has a consensus target price of $81.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.75%. Given SJW Group's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SJW Group is more favorable than American States Water.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

69.2% of SJW Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.4% of American States Water shares are held by institutional investors. 8.3% of SJW Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of American States Water shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

American States Water beats SJW Group on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American States Water10302.50
Middlesex Water00103.00

American States Water presently has a consensus price target of $81.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.75%. Middlesex Water has a consensus price target of $73.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.55%. Given American States Water's higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe American States Water is more favorable than Middlesex Water.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

69.4% of American States Water shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.2% of Middlesex Water shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of American States Water shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.1% of Middlesex Water shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

American States Water has a beta of -0.07, meaning that its share price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Middlesex Water has a beta of 0.24, meaning that its share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American States Water17.38%13.49%4.93%
Middlesex Water27.34%11.51%4.07%

Dividends

American States Water pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Middlesex Water pays an annual dividend of $1.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. American States Water pays out 62.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Middlesex Water pays out 54.2% 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 States Water has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years and Middlesex Water has raised its dividend for 26 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American States Water$473.87 million5.58$84.34 million$2.1333.64
Middlesex Water$134.60 million9.06$33.89 million$2.0134.74

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.

Summary

American States Water beats Middlesex Water on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The York Water0000N/A
American States Water10302.50

American States Water has a consensus price target of $81.50, suggesting a potential upside of 13.75%. Given American States Water's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe American States Water is more favorable than The York Water.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

42.4% of The York Water shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.4% of American States Water shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of The York 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

The York Water has a beta of 0.14, suggesting that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American States Water has a beta of -0.07, suggesting that its share price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The York Water30.35%11.88%4.37%
American States Water17.38%13.49%4.93%

Dividends

The York Water pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. American States Water pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. The York Water pays out 67.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. American States Water pays out 62.9% 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. The York Water has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and American States Water has increased its dividend for 10 consecutive years. American States Water is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares The York Water and American States Water's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The York Water$51.58 million10.38$14.40 million$1.1136.95
American States Water$473.87 million5.58$84.34 million$2.1333.64

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

Summary

American States Water beats The York Water on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


American States Water Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Essential Utilities logo
WTRG
Essential Utilities
1.8$42.66-0.8%$10.46 billion$889.69 million37.10Earnings Announcement
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP logo
SBS
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP
1.0$6.47-2.2%$4.42 billion$4.37 billion11.98Gap Up
California Water Service Group logo
CWT
California Water Service Group
1.7$53.96-2.2%$2.72 billion$714.56 million28.86Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Decrease in Short Interest
SJW Group logo
SJW
SJW Group
1.8$61.85-2.2%$1.77 billion$420.48 million41.51
Middlesex Water logo
MSEX
Middlesex Water
2.2$69.82-1.1%$1.22 billion$134.60 million32.18Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
Gap Down
The York Water logo
YORW
The York Water
1.5$41.02-1.7%$535.31 million$51.58 million33.08Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Global Water Resources logo
GWRS
Global Water Resources
1.6$17.75-0.6%$400.92 million$35.47 million1,776.78Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Cadiz logo
CDZI
Cadiz
0.5$10.94-0.7%$388.85 million$440,000.000.00
Artesian Resources logo
ARTNA
Artesian Resources
1.3$37.41-0.3%$349.45 million$83.60 million20.78Upcoming Earnings
Pure Cycle logo
PCYO
Pure Cycle
0.9$12.15-1.6%$290.00 million$25.85 million151.89High Trading Volume
News Coverage
Consolidated Water logo
CWCO
Consolidated Water
1.6$13.14-3.9%$198.72 million$68.79 million23.46
This page was last updated on 3/3/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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