Aqua America Company Profile (NYSE:WTR)

About Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)

Aqua America logoAqua America, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is engaged in providing water or wastewater services concentrated in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia. The Company is the holding company for its primary subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. Its market-based activities are conducted through Aqua Resources, Inc. (Aqua Resources) and Aqua Infrastructure, LLC (Aqua Infrastructure). Aqua Resources, Inc. provides water and wastewater service through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties close to its utility companies' service territories, and offers, through a third party, water and sewer line repair service and protection solutions to households. Aqua Infrastructure provides non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas drilling industry. The Company owns several wastewater collection systems that convey the wastewater to a municipally-owned facility for treatment.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Water Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Water Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:WTR
  • CUSIP: 03836W10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $5.71 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 177,601,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $32.40
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $30.91
  • 52 Week Range: $28.03 - $35.83
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.65
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.34
  • P/E Growth: 4.39
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $815.06 million
  • Price / Sales: 7.01
  • Book Value: $10.52 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.06
  • Annual Dividend: $0.77
  • Dividend Yield: 2.4%
  • EBIDTA: $457.59 million
  • Net Margins: 25.97%
  • Return on Equity: 13.19%
  • Return on Assets: 3.99%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.94%
  • Current Ratio: 0.56%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.51%
  • Average Volume: 661,866 shs.
  • Beta: 0.46
  • Short Ratio: 12.03

Frequently Asked Questions for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 3rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.1913 per share on Thursday, June 1st. This represents a $0.77 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 15th. View Aqua America's Dividend History.

How were Aqua America's earnings last quarter?

Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.02. The firm earned $187.79 million during the quarter. Aqua America had a net margin of 25.97% and a return on equity of 13.19%. View Aqua America's Earnings History.

When will Aqua America make its next earnings announcement?

Aqua America is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 31st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Aqua America.

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

Aqua America updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.34-$1.39 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.37.

Where is Aqua America's stock going? Where will Aqua America's stock price be in 2017?

4 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Aqua America's shares. Their predictions range from $27.00 to $36.00. On average, they anticipate Aqua America's stock price to reach $31.67 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Aqua America.

What are analysts saying about Aqua America stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Aqua America stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "The shares of Aqua America have returned lower  compared with the broader industry gain in the last twelve  months. Aqua America runs the inherent risk of contamination of water sources, which could raise its operating costs, while fluctuating weather conditions might dampen demand for water. In addition, securing essential funds for growth projects at a favorable rate could pose challenges for this capital-intensive utility post the interest rate hike. Aqua America expects its customer base to expand by 1.5%-2% in 2017 from 2016 levels, driven by acquisitions and organic initiatives. Aqua America’s extensive network of water and wastewater systems, continuous investments in regulated assets and strategic acquisitions will boost its performance in the long run." (4/18/2017)
  • 2. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "Q4 results missed our/consensus revenue estimates but beat our EPS estimates, and the company reaffirmed 2017 guidance. Importantly, WTR achieved its 2016 investment (>$350M) and customer growth targets. Additionally, WTR continues to see revenue expansion through rate increases and infrastructure charges, although revenue growth was offset by the sale of market-based businesses in Q4. We continue to wait for a clearer path to earnings growth before becoming more constructive." (2/23/2017)

Who are some of Aqua America's key competitors?

Who owns Aqua America stock?

Aqua America's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.53%), BlackRock Inc. (8.58%), State Street Corp (6.24%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (1.98%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.49%) and Impax Asset Management LTD (0.94%). Company insiders that own Aqua America stock include Chris Franklin, Christopher Paul Luning, David Smeltzer, Nicholas Debenedictis, Richard H Glanton, Robert A Rubin and William C Ross. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Aqua America.

Who sold Aqua America stock? Who is selling Aqua America stock?

Aqua America's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Citadel Advisors LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Water Asset Management LLC and State of Wisconsin Investment Board. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aqua America.

Who bought Aqua America stock? Who is buying Aqua America stock?

Aqua America's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., State Street Corp, Impax Asset Management LTD, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Karp Capital Management Corp and Stifel Financial Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aqua America.

How do I buy Aqua America stock?

Shares of Aqua America can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Aqua America stock cost?

One share of Aqua America stock can currently be purchased for approximately $32.17.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $31.67 (1.56% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/17/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$33.00 -> $36.00HighView Rating Details
3/13/2017Boenning ScattergoodUpgradeNeutral -> OutperformLowView Rating Details
2/23/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingNeutral$32.00N/AView Rating Details
9/14/2016Hilliard LyonsReiterated RatingUnderperform$27.00N/AView Rating Details
4/19/2016US Capital AdvisorsReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
3/21/2016ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$34.00 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
1/15/2016HSBC Holdings plcBoost Price TargetBuy$32.00 -> $33.00N/AView Rating Details
1/7/2016Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$33.00N/AView Rating Details
9/22/2015MacquarieBoost Price Target$26.00 -> $26.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
Earnings by Quarter for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
Earnings History by Quarter for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/3/2017Q1 2017$0.30$0.28$187.79 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/22/2017Q416$0.29$0.28$208.27 million$196.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q316$0.40$0.41$223.61 million$226.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.37
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.42
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.29$0.29$0.29
Q2 20171$0.34$0.34$0.34
Q3 20171$0.45$0.45$0.45
Q4 20171$0.29$0.29$0.29
Q1 20181$0.29$0.29$0.29
Q2 20181$0.36$0.36$0.36
Q3 20181$0.46$0.46$0.46
Q4 20181$0.31$0.31$0.31
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
Next Dividend:6/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.77
Dividend Yield:2.39%
Dividend Growth:5.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:64.71% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
56.62% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
53.47% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:9 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)

Dividend History by Quarter 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 and Institutional Ownership History for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.33%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 48.08%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/27/2016Richard H GlantonDirectorSell4,650$31.20$145,080.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2016Richard H. GlantonDirectorSell330$31.10$10,263.00View SEC Filing  
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)


Headline Trends for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
Latest Headlines for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
DateHeadline logoETFs with exposure to Aqua America, Inc. : May 22, 2017 - May 22 at 7:43 PM logoAqua America, Inc. :WTR-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 1:49 PM logoAqua America to Spend $450 Million on Critical Water Infrastructure Upgrades in 2017 - May 17 at 12:13 AM logoAqua America Announces Officer Promotions in Finance Arena - May 11 at 3:16 PM logo$0.34 Earnings Per Share Expected for Aqua America Inc (WTR) This Quarter - May 11 at 8:02 AM logoDrinking Water Week a Chance for Homeowners to Learn More about Protecting from Lead - May 8 at 8:13 PM logoAqua America, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:WTR) : May 8, 2017 - May 8 at 8:13 PM logoResearch Reports Initiation on Utilities Stocks -- Aqua America, Hawaiian Electric, Portland General Electric, and ... - PR Newswire (press release) - May 6 at 3:39 PM logoAqua America, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WTR-US : May 5, 2017 - May 6 at 2:00 AM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Aqua America Inc (WTR) Lifted by Boenning Scattergood - May 5 at 10:44 AM logoAqua Pennsylvania Maintenance Crew Wins Statewide "Hydrant Hysteria" Competition - May 5 at 4:19 AM logoEdited Transcript of WTR earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 3:00pm GMT - May 5 at 4:19 AM logoAqua America Inc (WTR) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.02 EPS - May 4 at 4:02 PM logoAqua America (WTR) Misses Q1 Earnings by a Penny, '17 View Stable - May 4 at 9:30 AM logoAqua America (WTR) Misses Q1 Earnings by a Penny, '17 View Stable - May 4 at 9:30 AM logoAqua America Inc (WTR) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance - May 4 at 1:06 AM logoAqua America Inc (WTR) Announces $0.19 Quarterly Dividend - May 3 at 8:18 PM logoAqua America misses 1Q profit forecasts - May 3 at 7:59 PM logoAqua America Inc (WTR) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance - May 3 at 7:38 PM logo7 Things You Didn't Know About Aqua America, Inc. - Motley Fool - May 3 at 7:02 PM logoAqua America Reports Earnings for First Quarter - May 3 at 7:02 PM logoAqua America Declares June 2017 Dividend - May 3 at 9:39 AM logoAmerican Water Works (AWK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled... - May 2 at 6:48 PM logo7 Things You Didn't Know About Aqua America, Inc. - May 2 at 6:48 PM logo7 Things You Didn't Know About Aqua America, Inc. - May 2 at 11:47 AM logoSomewhat Favorable Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Aqua America (WTR) Stock Price - May 2 at 11:00 AM logoAqua America Inc (WTR) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday - May 1 at 11:54 AM logoAqua America (WTR) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 29 at 9:21 AM logoETFs with exposure to Aqua America, Inc. : April 28, 2017 - April 29 at 2:38 AM logoSomewhat Positive Media Coverage Likely to Affect Aqua America (WTR) Share Price - April 26 at 8:13 AM logoAqua America Inc (WTR) Lowered to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research - April 24 at 8:20 AM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Very Likely to Impact Aqua America (WTR) Stock Price - April 21 at 2:49 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Aqua America Inc (WTR) to Post $0.29 EPS - April 20 at 11:13 AM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers Aqua America Inc (WTR) to Sell - April 18 at 1:28 PM logoAqua America (WTR) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds - April 18 at 12:44 PM logoAqua America Inc (WTR) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - April 18 at 7:32 AM logoAqua America Inc (WTR) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - April 17 at 4:47 PM logoAqua America (WTR) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds - April 15 at 7:52 AM logoWhy Aqua America, Inc. Shareholders Have Nothing to Worry About - Motley Fool - April 13 at 3:26 PM logoAqua America Inc (WTR) Cut to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - April 12 at 2:42 PM logoAqua America to Report Earnings for First Quarter 2017 - April 12 at 8:52 AM logoWhy Aqua America, Inc. Shareholders Have Nothing to Worry About - April 11 at 1:38 PM logoETFs with exposure to Aqua America, Inc. : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 6:37 PM logoWhy Is Aqua America (WTR) Up 3% Since the Last Earnings Report? - March 29 at 8:39 AM logoAqua America Inc to Post FY2019 Earnings of $1.60 Per Share, Gabelli Forecasts (WTR) - March 24 at 2:01 PM logoResearch Reports Coverage on Utilities Stocks -- NiSource, Eversource, Sempra, and Aqua America - PR Newswire (press release) - March 24 at 2:33 AM logoAqua America Inc (WTR) Forecasted to Post FY2017 Earnings of $1.35 Per Share - March 23 at 10:44 AM logoAqua America Inc (WTR) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - March 22 at 12:23 PM logoAqua America (NYSE: WTR) benefits from its strong and steady growth over the years, making it a great, low-risk ... - Seeking Alpha - March 18 at 1:26 AM logoAqua America upgraded by Barclays - March 17 at 8:24 PM



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