NYSE:WTR - Aqua America Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$37.93 +0.21 (+0.56 %)
(As of 10/22/2018 02:49 PM ET)
Previous Close$37.72
Today's Range$37.64 - $38.0350
52-Week Range$32.37 - $39.55
Volume402,181 shs
Average Volume432,423 shs
Market Capitalization$6.71 billion
P/E Ratio27.69
Dividend Yield2.32%
Beta0.33
Aqua America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. It offers water and wastewater services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties. The company also provides non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas drilling industry. It serves approximately three million residential water, commercial water, fire protection, industrial water, wastewater, and other water and utility customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana, and Virginia. The company was formerly known as Philadelphia Suburban Corporation and changed its name to Aqua America, Inc. in 2004. Aqua America, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Water supply
Sub-IndustryWater Utilities
SectorUtilities
SymbolNYSE:WTR
CUSIP03836W10
Phone610-527-8000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.09
Current Ratio0.75
Quick Ratio0.68

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio27.69
Forward P/E Ratio27.09
P/E Growth5.06

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$809.53 million
Price / Sales8.34
Cash Flow$2.1478 per share
Price / Cash17.66
Book Value$11.02 per share
Price / Book3.44

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.37
Net Income$239.73 million
Net Margins29.97%
Return on Equity12.71%
Return on Assets3.87%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,530
Outstanding Shares177,910,000
Market Cap$6.71 billion

Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Aqua America's stock symbol?

Aqua America trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WTR."

How often does Aqua America pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Aqua America?

Aqua America declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 20th. Investors of record on Friday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.219 per share on Saturday, September 1st. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 16th. This is a positive change from Aqua America's previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. View Aqua America's Dividend History.

How were Aqua America's earnings last quarter?

Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.01. The utilities provider had revenue of $211.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $211.73 million. Aqua America had a net margin of 29.97% and a return on equity of 12.71%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.34 earnings per share. View Aqua America's Earnings History.

When is Aqua America's next earnings date?

Aqua America is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November 5th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Aqua America.

How can I listen to Aqua America's earnings call?

Aqua America will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, November 6th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What guidance has Aqua America issued on next quarter's earnings?

Aqua America updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.37 -1.42 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.40.

What price target have analysts set for WTR?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Aqua America's stock. Their forecasts range from $32.00 to $43.00. On average, they expect Aqua America's share price to reach $37.6667 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Aqua America.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Aqua America?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Aqua America in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Aqua America.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Aqua America stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Aqua America stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "In a year’s time of Aqua America’s shares have outperformed its industry’s rally. Aqua America continues to benefit from its expanding customer base resulting from acquisitions and organic initiatives. The company aims to invest more than $1.4 billion in the 2018-2020-time frame, which will improve its capability to serve its expanding customer base and lower dependence on other water suppliers. Aqua America, like other water utilities, was impacted by unfavorable weather conditions that reduce demand for water and increase expenses needed for repair of damaged infrastructure. Adherence to stringent regulations and increasing interest rates will increase the cost of financing capital projects. Moreover, contamination of water supplied might result in disruption of water services and lead the company to incur extra cost." (7/16/2018)
  • 2. Boenning Scattergood analysts commented, "We lower WTR (which at a P/E of 25 times trades in-line with peers) to Neutral. Key Points: HB 1782 proposes decoupling in Pennsylvania. House Bill 1782 (link to pdf HERE) recently emerged from committee in the PA General Assembly, focusing on “Alternative Ratemaking” for regulated utilities. While a variety of mechanisms are outlined in the bill, including formula rates, performance-based rates, and multi-year rate plans, by far the biggest development in HB 1782 is the proposed adoption of decoupling. Pioneered in California, decoupling enables water utilities to offset lower volume sales with higher rates (thereby “decoupling” the top-line from volumetric sales). Overall, while HB 1782 does have some constructive elements, the potential implementation of decoupling in PA is concerning given the precedent set in other states, where the adoption of decoupling was the catalyst for a prolonged slide in regulatory climate." (4/24/2018)

Who are some of Aqua America's key competitors?

Who are Aqua America's key executives?

Aqua America's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Christopher H. Franklin, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 53)
  • Mr. David P. Smeltzer, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Richard Scott Fox, Exec. VP & COO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Christopher Paul Luning, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 50)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Schuller, Exec. VP & Deputy CFO (Age 48)

Who are Aqua America's major shareholders?

Aqua America's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.39%), Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.38%), First Manhattan Co. (0.20%), Rockland Trust Co. (0.15%), Aperio Group LLC (0.13%) and BLB&B Advisors LLC (0.08%). Company insiders that own Aqua America stock include David Smeltzer, Jeff Sheppard, Richard H Glanton, Richard Scott Fox, Robert A Rubin and Tom Macneill. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Aqua America.

Which major investors are selling Aqua America stock?

WTR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Rockland Trust Co., BLB&B Advisors LLC, Cordasco Financial Network, Fenimore Asset Management Inc., First Manhattan Co. and Mitchell Sinkler & Starr PA. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aqua America.

Which major investors are buying Aqua America stock?

WTR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Personal Capital Advisors Corp, Radnor Capital Management LLC, Fox Run Management L.L.C., O Brien Wealth Partners LLC, National Investment Services Inc. WI, Bank of Montreal Can, Aperio Group LLC and Univest Corp of Pennsylvania. Company insiders that have bought Aqua America stock in the last two years include Jeff Sheppard and Tom Macneill. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aqua America.

How do I buy shares of Aqua America?

Shares of WTR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Aqua America's stock price today?

One share of WTR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $37.82.

How big of a company is Aqua America?

Aqua America has a market capitalization of $6.71 billion and generates $809.53 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $239.73 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.37 on an earnings per share basis. Aqua America employs 1,530 workers across the globe.

What is Aqua America's official website?

The official website for Aqua America is http://www.aquaamerica.com.

How can I contact Aqua America?

Aqua America's mailing address is 762 W. LANCASTER AVENUE, BRYN MAWR PA, 19010. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 610-527-8000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Aqua America (NYSE WTR)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  246 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  300 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  546
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Aqua America and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WTR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WTR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 10/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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