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United Utilities Group LSE:UU. Stock Report

Last Price

UK£10.44

Market Cap

UK£7.1b

7D

-7.6%

1Y

6.1%

Updated

28 May, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
UU. fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health0/6
Dividends3/6

UU. Stock Overview

United Utilities Group PLC provides water and wastewater services in the United Kingdom.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for United Utilities Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£10.44
52 Week HighUK£11.87
52 Week LowUK£9.62
Beta0.20
1 Month Change-10.35%
3 Month Change-0.71%
1 Year Change6.14%
3 Year Change30.93%
5 Year Change4.19%
Change since IPO207.06%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

UU.GB Water UtilitiesGB Market
7D-7.6%-5.9%2.5%
1Y6.1%-0.5%-2.1%

Return vs Industry: UU. exceeded the UK Water Utilities industry which returned -0.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UU. exceeded the UK Market which returned -2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is UU.'s price volatile compared to industry and market?
UU. volatility
UU. Average Weekly Movement3.8%
Water Utilities Industry Average Movement3.7%
Market Average Movement6.0%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market11.4%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market3.0%

Stable Share Price: UU. is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: UU.'s weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
20085,000Steve Mogfordhttps://www.unitedutilities.com

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

How do United Utilities Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
UU. fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£7.12b
Earnings (TTM)-UK£56.80m
Revenue (TTM)UK£1.86b

3.8x

P/S Ratio

-125.3x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
UU. income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£1.86b
Cost of RevenueUK£169.50m
Gross ProfitUK£1.69b
Other ExpensesUK£1.75b
Earnings-UK£56.80m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Sep 27, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.083
Gross Margin90.90%
Net Profit Margin-3.05%
Debt/Equity Ratio267.8%

How did UU. perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

4.2%

Current Dividend Yield

-522%

Payout Ratio

Does UU. pay a reliable dividends?

See UU. dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy UU. by to receive an upcoming dividend?
United Utilities Group dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateJun 23 2022
Dividend Pay DateAug 01 2022
Days until Ex dividend25 days
Days until Dividend pay date64 days

Does UU. pay a reliable dividends?

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Valuation

Is United Utilities Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

2/6

Valuation Score 2/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


37.7%

Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: UU. (£10.44) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£16.76)

Significantly Below Fair Value: UU. is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: UU. is unprofitable, so we can't compare its Price-To-Earnings Ratio to the European Water Utilities industry average.

PE vs Market: UU. is unprofitable, so we can't compare its Price-To-Earnings Ratio to the UK market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate UU.'s PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: UU. is overvalued based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (2.4x) compared to the XE Water Utilities industry average (1.3x).


Future Growth

How is United Utilities Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

Future Growth Score

3/6

Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


66.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: UU. is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: UU. is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: UU.'s is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: UU.'s revenue (1.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (3.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: UU.'s revenue (1.2% 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 (12%).


Past Performance

How has United Utilities Group performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

0/6

Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


-27.5%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UU. is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: UU. is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UU. is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 27.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare UU.'s earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: UU. is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Water Utilities industry (-36.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: UU. has a negative Return on Equity (-1.92%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is United Utilities Group's financial position?

Financial Health Score

0/6

Financial Health Score 0/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: UU.'s short term assets (£613.8M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£688.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: UU.'s short term assets (£613.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£10.8B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: UU.'s net debt to equity ratio (259.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: UU.'s debt to equity ratio has increased from 261.8% to 267.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: UU.'s debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.8%).

Interest Coverage: UU.'s interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is United Utilities Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

3/6

Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


4.17%

Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayMay 29 2022Ex Dividend DateJun 23 2022Dividend Pay DateAug 01 202239 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 25 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: UU.'s dividend (4.17%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.8%).

High Dividend: UU.'s dividend (4.17%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.79%).


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.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: UU. is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (97%), UU.'s dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

3.9yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Steve Mogford (64 yo)

11.17yrs

Tenure

UK£2,940,000

Compensation

Mr. Steven Lewis Mogford, also known as Steve, has been the Chief Executive Officer of United Utilities Group PLC since March 31, 2011 and serves as its Executive Director from January 5, 2011. He has been...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD3.71M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD3.31M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Board Members

Experienced Board: UU.'s board of directors are considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

United Utilities Group PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: United Utilities Group PLC
  • Ticker: UU.
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2008
  • Industry: Water Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£7.119b
  • Shares outstanding: 681.89m
  • Website: https://www.unitedutilities.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • United Utilities Group PLC
  • Haweswater House
  • Lingley Mere Business Park
  • Warrington
  • Cheshire
  • WA5 3LP
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/28 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/27 00:00
Earnings2022/03/31
Annual Earnings2022/03/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.