United Utilities Group PLC provides water and wastewater services in the United Kingdom.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£9.94|
|52 Week High||UK£8.30|
|52 Week Low||UK£10.94|
|1 Month Change||-5.22%|
|3 Month Change||1.16%|
|1 Year Change||13.52%|
|3 Year Change||41.06%|
|5 Year Change||-0.58%|
|Change since IPO||192.41%|
Recent News & Updates
|UU.||GB Water Utilities||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: UU. exceeded the UK Water Utilities industry which returned 2.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UU. underperformed the UK Market which returned 24.1% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: UU. is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.
Volatility Over Time: UU.'s weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
United Utilities Group PLC provides water and wastewater services in the United Kingdom. It is also involved in renewable energy generation, corporate trustee, financing, and property management activities; and the provision of waste treatment, consulting, and project management services. The company operates 42,000 kilometers of water pipes; 78,000 km of wastewater pipes; 567 wastewater treatment works; and 88 water treatment works.
United Utilities Group Fundamentals Summary
|UU. fundamental statistics|
Is UU. overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|UU. income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£164.80m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Nov 24, 2021
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.66|
|Net Profit Margin||25.08%|
How did UU. perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
4.3%Current Dividend Yield
Is United Utilities Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: UU. (£9.94) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£12.87)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UU. is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UU. is good value based on its PE Ratio (15x) compared to the European Water Utilities industry average (20.8x).
PE vs Market: UU. is good value based on its PE Ratio (15x) compared to the UK market (23.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: UU.'s earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UU. is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the XE Water Utilities industry average (1.5x).
How is United Utilities Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: UU.'s earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-6.2% per year).
Earnings vs Market: UU.'s earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-6.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: UU.'s earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: UU.'s revenue (1.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (5.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UU.'s revenue (1.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: UU.'s Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.8%).
How has United Utilities Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UU. has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: UU.'s current net profit margins (25.1%) are higher than last year (5.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UU.'s earnings have declined by 14% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: UU.'s earnings growth over the past year (324.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (-14% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: UU. earnings growth over the past year (324.5%) exceeded the Water Utilities industry 0.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: UU.'s Return on Equity (15%) is considered low.
How is United Utilities Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UU.'s short term assets (£1.0B) exceed its short term liabilities (£995.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: UU.'s short term assets (£1.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities (£10.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UU.'s debt to equity ratio (276.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: UU.'s debt to equity ratio has increased from 258.1% to 276.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: UU.'s debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (10.2%).
Interest Coverage: UU.'s interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.2x coverage).
What is United Utilities Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: UU.'s dividend (4.35%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.34%).
High Dividend: UU.'s dividend (4.35%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (3.93%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UU.'s dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: UU.'s dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (65%), UU.'s dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: UU.'s dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (94.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Mogford (64 yo)
Mr. Steven Lewis Mogford, also known as Steve, has been the Chief Executive Officer of United Utilities Group PLC since March 31, 2011 and United Utilities Water Limited since March 30, 2011. He has respon...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD4.03M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD2.18M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: UU.'s management team is considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: UU.'s board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: UU. insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
United Utilities Group PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: United Utilities Group PLC
- Ticker: UU.
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 2008
- Industry: Water Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: UK£6.779b
- Shares outstanding: 681.89m
- Website: https://www.unitedutilities.com
Number of Employees
- United Utilities Group PLC
- Haweswater House
- Lingley Mere Business Park
- WA5 3LP
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/27 21:14|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/27 00:00|
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