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: $30.38
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $30.043
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $30.369
  • 52-Week Range: $28.03 - $35.83
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.312
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.01
  • P/E Growth: 4.580
  • Market Cap: $5.39B
  • Outstanding Shares: 177,358,000
  • Beta: 0.46
  • 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%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $31.75 (4.51% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/20/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHold$33.00View Rating Details
1/18/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingNeutral$32.00View Rating Details
9/14/2016Hilliard LyonsReiterated RatingUnderperform$27.00View 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
1/15/2016HSBC Holdings plcBoost Price TargetBuy$32.00 -> $33.00View Rating Details
1/7/2016Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$33.00View Rating Details
9/22/2015MacquarieBoost Price Target$26.00 -> $26.50View Rating Details
3/24/2015Janney Montgomery ScottInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/22/2017Q416$0.29$208.27 millionN/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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.32 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.38 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$0.31$0.31$0.31
Q1 20171$0.28$0.28$0.28
Q2 20171$0.33$0.33$0.33
Q3 20171$0.44$0.44$0.44
Q4 20171$0.30$0.30$0.30
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
Annual Dividend:$0.77
Dividend Yield:2.53%
Dividend Growth:5.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:64.71% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
58.33% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
55.80% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:9 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)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.33%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 48.08%
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)


Latest Headlines for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)
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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, February 3rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.1913 per share on Wednesday, March 1st. This represents a $0.77 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.52%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 13th.

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

6 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Aqua America's stock. Their forecasts range from $27.00 to $35.00. On average, they anticipate Aqua America's stock price to reach $31.75 in the next year.

When will Aqua America announce their earnings?

Aqua America is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February, 21st 2017.

What are analysts saying about Aqua America stock?

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

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "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. The current rate of return from the company’s shares was lower than that of the broader industry in the last 12 months. Aqua America’s growth was primarily driven by higher contributions from the Regulated business and prudent expense management. The company 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, and continuous investments in regulated assets will help it to provide high-quality, reliable water services to its expanding customer base." (1/18/2017)

  • Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "EPS guidance for 2017 exceeded our estimate, but was lower than consensus (at the midpoint). WTR may see some rate relief in 2H:17 after filing for a infrastructure investment charge in Pennsylvania, and a strong acquisition environment may enable WTR to achieve customer growth targets. That said, we remain on the sidelines as WTR is overearning in several states, and we are waiting for a clearer path to EPS growth or better entry point before becoming more constructive." (1/18/2017)

Who owns Aqua America stock?

Aqua America's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock, Inc (8.10%), State Street Corp (5.97%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.48%), Gabelli Funds LLC (0.38%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.37%) and Royce & Associates LP (0.33%). 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.

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 Federated Investors Inc. PA, Janus Capital Management LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Royce & Associates LP, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., Leuthold Group LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Psagot Investment House Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Aqua America stock in the last year include Chris Franklin, David Smeltzer, Nicholas Debenedictis, Richard H Glanton and Robert A Rubin.

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

Aqua America's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Credit Agricole S A, Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc., Radnor Capital Management LLC, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Capstone Investment Advisors LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC and Private Advisor Group LLC.

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 $30.38.

Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) Chart for Wednesday, February, 22, 2017

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)

Last Updated on 2/22/2017 by Staff