What American Water Works Company (AWK) Investors Need to Know

More and more people are talking about American Water Works Company over the last few weeks. Is it worth buying the Water Utilities stock at a price of $123.98? Only time will tell. The information below will give you a basic idea of what this investment may entail:

  • American Water Works Company has moved -15.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 11.0%

  • AWK has an average analyst rating of buy and is -17.24% away from its mean target price of $149.8 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $4.83

  • American Water Works Company has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 25.7 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $5.14 and its forward P/E ratio is 24.1

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.44 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • American Water Works Company is part of the Utilities sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 22.89 and an average P/B of 1.03

  • AWK has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 1.6% and gross profit margins of 0.6%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $-1272875008, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States. It offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,600 communities in 14 states serving approximately 3.4 million active customers. The company serves residential customers; commercial customers, including food and beverage providers, commercial property developers and proprietors, and energy suppliers; fire service and private fire customers; industrial customers, such as large-scale manufacturers, mining, and production operations; public authorities comprising government buildings and other public sector facilities, such as schools and universities; and other utilities and community water and wastewater systems. It also provides water and wastewater services on various military installations; and undertakes contracts with municipal customers, primarily to operate and manage water and wastewater facilities, as well as offers other related services. In addition, the company operates approximately 80 surface water treatment plants; 490 groundwater treatment plants; 175 wastewater treatment plants; 53,500 miles of transmission, distribution, and collection mains and pipes; 1,100 groundwater wells; 1,700 water and wastewater pumping stations; 1,100 treated water storage facilities; and 73 dams. It serves approximately 14 million people with drinking water, wastewater, and other related services in 24 states. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.

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