YORW Investors - Our Quick Report For You.

Now trading at a price of $44.57, York Water Company has moved -1.13% on Friday. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved -1.17%. Read below for a basic value analysis of York Water Company.

York Water Company shares moved 5.42% over the last 52 weeks, with a high of $46.81 and a low of $36.52. During this time, the stock outperformed the S&P 500 index by 17.63%. As of January 2022, the company's 50-day average price is $45.0. The York Water Company seizes, purifies and distributes drinking water. The small-cap Utilities company is based in York, PA. York Water Company has returned a 1.82% dividend yield over the last 12 months.

Sustained EPS Growth with a Highly Leveraged Balance Sheet:

2019-12-31 2020-12-31 2021-12-31 2022-12-31
Revenue (k) $51,578 $53,852 $55,119 $60,061
Revenue Growth n/a 4.41% 2.35% 8.97%
Gross Margins 79.37% 79.19% 79.86% 81.35%
Gross Margins Growth n/a -0.23% 0.85% 1.87%
Operating Margins 46.12% 45.37% 42.45% 40.76%
Operating Margins Growth n/a -1.63% -6.44% -3.98%
Earnings Per Share $1.11 $1.27 $1.3 $1.37
EPS Growth n/a 14.41% 2.36% 5.38%
Diluted Shares (MM) 13 13 13 14
Free Cash Flow (k) -$1,656 -$13,064 -$23,441 -$31,902
FCF Growth n/a -688.89% -79.43% -36.09%
Capital Expenditures (k) $20,537 $33,299 $46,400 $53,920
Net Debt / EBITDA 3.8 4.93 6.46 6.2

York Water Company Is Overpriced:

Compared to the Utilities sector's average of 22.89, York Water Company has a trailing twelve month P/E ratio of 31.61 and, according to its EPS guidance of 1.59, an expected P/E ratio of 28.03. York Water Company's PEG ratio is 3.51 based on its 9.0% annual average growth rate of historical and projected earnings per share. This suggests that the company's shares are overvalued.

York Water Company's P/B ratio is 3.212 compared to its sector average of 1.03. The company is likely overvalued in terms of its net asset value. The company's shares are currently trading 123.41% above their fair value as expressed by Benjamin Graham's formula:

√(22.5 * 5-year average EPS * book value per share) = √(22.5 * 1.22 * 14.5) = $19.95

The only analyst following York Water Company has set a target price of $59.0 per share, which is -24.46 away from its current price. This analyst rates the stock as strong buy.

The company has a very low short interest since 1% of the company's shares are tied to short positions. Institutions own 48% of York Water Company's shares, while the insider ownership rate stands at 1%.

The above analysis is intended for educational purposes only and was performed on the basis of publicly available data. It is not to be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Any buy, sell, or other recommendations mentioned in the article are direct quotations of consensus recommendations from the analysts covering the stock, and do not represent the opinions of Market Inference or its writers. Past performance, accounting data, and inferences about market position and corporate valuation are not reliable indicators of future price movements. Market Inference does not provide financial advice. Investors should conduct their own review and analysis of any company of interest before making an investment decision.