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U.S. Water Utilities Industry Analysis

UpdatedDec 05, 2023
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D2.4%
  • 3M-0.3%
  • 1Y-15.8%
  • YTD-15.6%

In the last week, the Water Utilities industry is up 2.4%, with American Water Works Company up 1.8%. In contrast, the industry has lost 16% in the last 12 months. As for the next few years, earnings are expected to grow by 7.9% per annum.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the U.S. Water Utilities Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Tue, 05 Dec 2023US$47.9bUS$9.0bUS$1.7b28.5x27.7x5.3x
Thu, 02 Nov 2023US$43.2bUS$8.9bUS$1.7b25.5x25.6x4.8x
Sat, 30 Sep 2023US$44.3bUS$13.9bUS$2.6b26x17.3x3.2x
Mon, 28 Aug 2023US$49.7bUS$8.9bUS$1.7b28.9x29.3x5.6x
Wed, 26 Jul 2023US$52.9bUS$8.7bUS$1.6b33.3x33x6.1x
Fri, 23 Jun 2023US$52.5bUS$8.7bUS$1.6b36.2x32.7x6x
Sun, 21 May 2023US$50.9bUS$8.7bUS$1.6b32.9x31.8x5.8x
Tue, 18 Apr 2023US$53.6bUS$8.5bUS$1.6b33.5x33.4x6.3x
Thu, 16 Mar 2023US$51.2bUS$8.5bUS$1.6b31.9x31.9x6x
Sat, 11 Feb 2023US$52.3bUS$8.3bUS$2.1b35.4x25.2x6.3x
Mon, 09 Jan 2023US$54.7bUS$8.3bUS$2.1b33.3x26.3x6.6x
Wed, 07 Dec 2022US$54.0bUS$8.3bUS$2.1b35.2x26x6.5x
Fri, 04 Nov 2022US$48.7bUS$8.2bUS$2.1b34.1x23.7x5.9x
Sun, 02 Oct 2022US$45.4bUS$8.2bUS$2.0b33.1x22.3x5.5x
Tue, 30 Aug 2022US$53.1bUS$8.2bUS$2.0b37.8x26.1x6.5x
Thu, 28 Jul 2022US$52.3bUS$8.2bUS$2.0b34.8x25.6x6.4x
Sat, 25 Jun 2022US$49.0bUS$8.2bUS$2.0b32.8x24x6x
Mon, 23 May 2022US$49.7bUS$8.2bUS$2.0b32.7x24.4x6.1x
Wed, 20 Apr 2022US$54.1bUS$8.1bUS$2.0b34x27.2x6.7x
Fri, 18 Mar 2022US$52.5bUS$8.1bUS$2.0b33.7x26.2x6.5x
Sun, 13 Feb 2022US$50.6bUS$8.0bUS$1.5b33.9x33.8x6.3x
Tue, 11 Jan 2022US$57.2bUS$8.0bUS$1.5b37.1x38.2x7.1x
Thu, 09 Dec 2021US$58.2bUS$8.0bUS$1.5b37.9x38.6x7.2x
Sat, 06 Nov 2021US$55.5bUS$8.0bUS$1.5b39x36x6.9x
Mon, 04 Oct 2021US$53.9bUS$8.1bUS$1.6b34.2x34.2x6.7x
Wed, 01 Sep 2021US$58.9bUS$8.7bUS$1.4b36.8x41.4x6.7x
Thu, 08 Jul 2021US$50.3bUS$8.7bUS$1.4b31.8x35.3x5.8x
Wed, 31 Mar 2021US$49.5bUS$8.6bUS$1.4b30.2x36.6x5.8x
Sat, 02 Jan 2021US$50.9bUS$8.2bUS$1.2b33.1x43.3x6.2x
Price to Earnings Ratio


Total Market Cap: US$50.9bTotal Earnings: US$1.2bTotal Revenue: US$8.2bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.S. Water Utilities Industry Price to Earnings3Y Average 32.4x20222023
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the American Water Utilities industry, indicating that they anticipate long term growth rates will be lower than they have historically.
  • The industry is trading at a PE ratio of 27.7x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 32.4x.
  • The 3-year average PS ratio of 6.2x is higher than the industry's current PS ratio of 5.3x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Water Utilities industry have grown 14% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 3.3% per year.
  • This means that more sales are being generated by these companies overall, and subsequently their profits are increasing too.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the U.S. Utilities industry?

US Market0.87%
Water Utilities2.43%
Industry PEThere are no additional sub-industries under this industry.
Forecasted GrowthThere are no additional sub-industries under this industry.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
AWK American Water Works CompanyUS$133.141.8%
WTRG Essential UtilitiesUS$36.262.9%
CWT California Water Service GroupUS$53.054.2%
SJW SJW GroupUS$68.234.8%
AWR American States WaterUS$82.852.8%
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