UU. Stock Overview
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£10.44|
|52 Week High||UK£11.87|
|52 Week Low||UK£9.62|
|1 Month Change||-10.35%|
|3 Month Change||-0.71%|
|1 Year Change||6.14%|
|3 Year Change||30.93%|
|5 Year Change||4.19%|
|Change since IPO||207.06%|
Recent News & Updates
|UU.||GB Water Utilities||GB Market|
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.
|UU. Average Weekly Movement||3.8%|
|Water Utilities Industry Average Movement||3.7%|
|Market Average Movement||6.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||11.4%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||3.0%|
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
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£169.50m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
Sep 27, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.083|
|Net Profit Margin||-3.05%|
How did UU. perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
4.2%Current Dividend Yield
Does UU. pay a reliable dividends?See UU. dividend history and benchmarks
|United Utilities Group dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Jun 23 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Aug 01 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||25 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||64 days|
Does UU. pay a reliable dividends?See UU. dividend history and benchmarks
Is United Utilities Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
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).
How is United Utilities Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
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%).
How has United Utilities Group performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
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.
How is United Utilities Group's financial position?
Financial Health Score0/6
Financial Health Score 0/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
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).
What is United Utilities Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 3/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
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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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board 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 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.
Experienced Board: UU.'s board of directors are considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
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
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
- Implied Market Cap: UK£7.119b
- 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||2022/05/28 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/27 00:00|
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