Aqua America Company Profile (NYSE:WTR)

About Aqua America

Aqua America logoAqua America, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides water or wastewater services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia, among others. It is the holding company for its subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. Its market-based activities are conducted through Aqua Resources Inc. and Aqua Infrastructure, LLC. Aqua Resources Inc. provides water and wastewater service through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties in close proximity to its utility companies' service territories; offers, through a third party, water and wastewater line repair service and protection solutions to households; inspects, cleans and repairs storm and sanitary wastewater lines; designs and builds water and wastewater systems, and provides other market-based water and wastewater services. Its subsidiary, Aqua Infrastructure LLC, provides non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas drilling industry.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Water Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Water Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: WTR
  • CUSIP: 03836W10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $31.03
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $33.15
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $32.55
  • 52-Week Range: $24.45 - $35.83
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.22
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.81
  • P/E Growth: 3.89
  • Market Cap: $5.44B
  • Outstanding Shares: 177,329,000
  • Beta: 0.35
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 4 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $31.93 (4.58% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/5/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$33.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
4/19/2016US Capital AdvisorsReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
3/21/2016ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$34.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
3/4/2016Boenning ScattergoodInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details
3/3/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$34.00View Rating Details
1/15/2016HSBCBoost Price TargetBuy$32.00 -> $33.00View Rating Details
1/7/2016Ladenburg ThalmannDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$33.00View Rating Details
12/21/2015Hilliard LyonsDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$27.00View Rating Details
9/22/2015MacquarieBoost Price Target$26.00 -> $26.50View Rating Details
3/24/2015Janney Montgomery ScottInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/30/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/2/2016Q216$0.33$0.33$209.61 million$203.88 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q116$0.28$0.29$198.59 million$192.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2016Q415$0.29$0.28$199.79 million$197.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q315$0.38$0.38$219.28 million$221.05 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.32$0.32$205.04 million$205.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.26$0.27$189.80 million$190.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2015Q414$0.27$0.28$196.43 million$191.39 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q314$0.37$0.38$214.25 million$210.54 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$0.30$0.31$199.45 million$195.31 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q114$0.24$0.24$184.24 million$182.67 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2014Q413$0.25$0.26$197.59 million$188.61 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q1 2013$0.27$0.33$179.35 million$180.04 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$0.35$0.36$213.93 million$214.57 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2012$0.27$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2011$0.18$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.33 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.40 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.28$0.29$0.29
Q2 20162$0.34$0.34$0.34
Q3 20162$0.38$0.40$0.39
Q4 20162$0.30$0.31$0.31
Q1 20171$0.29$0.29$0.29
Q2 20171$0.36$0.36$0.36
Q3 20171$0.42$0.42$0.42
Q4 20171$0.31$0.31$0.31
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
Annual Dividend:$0.77
Dividend Yield:2.52%
Dividend Growth:8.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:66.38% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
57.89% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
55.00% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:8 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
4/15/2016jun 16$0.182.21%5/11/20165/13/20166/1/2016
2/1/2016mar 16$0.182.24%2/10/20162/12/20163/1/2016
5/5/2014jun 14$0.152.42%5/14/20145/16/20146/1/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/25/2016Richard H GlantonDirectorSell280$31.77$8,895.60View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016David SmeltzerCFOSell20,000$32.55$651,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Chris FranklinCEOSell17,243$32.83$566,087.69View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016Robert A RubinCAOSell9,375$31.68$297,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Nicholas DebenedictisDirectorSell96,390$31.52$3,038,212.80View SEC Filing  
3/3/2016David SmeltzerCFOSell10,000$31.42$314,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2015William C. RossVPSell4,485$31.00$139,035.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2015William C. RossVPSell2,788$30.00$83,640.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Robert A. RubinCAOSell12,500$28.94$361,750.00View SEC Filing  
10/16/2015William C. RossVPSell9,443$28.00$264,404.00View SEC Filing  
9/14/2015Chris FranklinCEOSell10,000$25.20$252,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2015William C. RossVPSell1,203$27.00$32,481.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2015Christopher Paul LuningVPSell1,091$26.75$29,184.25View SEC Filing  
6/5/2015Richard H GlantonDirectorSell2,300$25.75$59,225.00View SEC Filing  
5/4/2015David SmeltzerCFOSell18,750$27.00$506,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2015Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell48,505$26.63$1,291,688.15View SEC Filing  
4/1/2015Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell51,985$26.28$1,366,165.80View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell50,000$26.83$1,341,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/26/2014William C RossVPSell14,999$27.00$404,973.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2014Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell16,667$26.50$441,675.50View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Chris FranklinCOOSell20,625$26.41$544,706.25View SEC Filing  
11/14/2014Karl KyrissVPSell12,000$26.00$312,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014David SmeltzerCFOSell20,000$26.62$532,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014Robert A RubinCAOSell21,249$26.50$563,098.50View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell31,446$26.31$827,344.26View SEC Filing  
10/30/2014William C RossVPSell11,296$26.00$293,696.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell47,702$23.60$1,125,767.20View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell50,000$24.79$1,239,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2014William C RossVPSell2,525$24.50$61,862.50View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell50,000$23.83$1,191,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2014Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell50,000$25.98$1,299,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2014David SmeltzerCFOSell12,500$25.00$312,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell50,000$25.19$1,259,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Robert A RubinCAOSell13,331$25.38$338,340.78View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell50,000$24.83$1,241,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2014Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell50,000$23.62$1,181,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2014Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell50,000$23.16$1,158,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2013Richard H GlantonDirectorSell1,600$31.24$49,984.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2013Richard H GlantonDirectorSell1,800$30.85$55,530.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2013Nicholas DebenedictisChairmanSell99,176$30.52$3,026,851.52View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
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Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) Chart for Tuesday, August, 30, 2016

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