Mueller Water Products, Inc. manufactures and markets products and services for use in the transmission, distribution, and measurement of water in the United States, Canada, and internationally.
Solid track record established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Mueller Water Products's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MWA's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: MWA matched the US Machinery industry which returned -26.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MWA underperformed the US Market which returned -15.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Mueller Water Products's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Mueller Water Products 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: MWA ($7.62) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($15.48)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MWA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MWA is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.6x) compared to the Machinery industry average (14.5x).
PE vs Market: MWA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (12.6x) compared to the US market (12.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: MWA's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MWA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (1.4x).
How is Mueller Water Products forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MWA's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.5% per year).
Earnings vs Market: MWA's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: MWA's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: MWA's revenue (0.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MWA's revenue (0.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if MWA's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Mueller Water Products performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MWA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: MWA's current net profit margins (9.6%) are higher than last year (3.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MWA's earnings have grown by 15.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MWA's earnings growth over the past year (222.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (15.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: MWA earnings growth over the past year (222.4%) exceeded the Machinery industry -2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: MWA's Return on Equity (16%) is considered low.
How is Mueller Water Products's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MWA's short term assets ($507.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($123.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: MWA's short term assets ($507.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($590.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MWA's debt to equity ratio (74.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: MWA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 154% to 74.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MWA's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.8%).
Interest Coverage: MWA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.5x coverage).
Inventory Level: MWA has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: MWA's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.1x debt).
What is Mueller Water Products's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: MWA's dividend (2.76%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (2.07%).
High Dividend: MWA's dividend (2.76%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.82%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MWA's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: MWA's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (34%), MWA's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: MWA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (37.2% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
J. Hall (55yo)
Mr. J. Scott Hall has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Mueller Water Products, Inc. since January 23, 2017. Mr. Hall served as the President of Textron Industrial Segment and Greenlee at T ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: J.'s total compensation ($USD3.00M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.77M).
Compensation vs Earnings: J.'s compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||2.25yrs||US$1.08m||0.23% $2.7m|
|Senior Vice President of Operations & Supply Chain||2.25yrs||US$652.38k||0.0039% $47.1k|
|Executive VP||1.67yrs||US$864.14k||0.0024% $28.9k|
|Executive Vice President of Business Development||2.5yrs||US$1.18m||0.33% $4.0m|
|VP & Chief Accounting Officer||2.25yrs||no data||0.020% $241.2k|
|Senior Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Development||2.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Human Resources||2.33yrs||no data||0.0049% $58.5k|
|Vice President of Operations Controller||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: MWA's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||14yrs||US$222.58k||0.18% $2.2m|
|Independent Director||8.5yrs||US$186.99k||0.025% $305.6k|
|Non-Executive Chairman||2.25yrs||US$233.49k||0.050% $607.3k|
|Independent Director||14yrs||US$194.49k||0.095% $1.1m|
|Independent Director||12.25yrs||US$185.49k||0.055% $662.3k|
|Independent Director||14yrs||US$209.49k||0.077% $929.2k|
|Independent Director||9.42yrs||US$176.49k||0.025% $305.4k|
|Independent Director||0.75yr||US$65.65k||0.020% $243.9k|
|Independent Director||1.42yrs||US$142.89k||no data|
Experienced Board: MWA's board of directors are considered experienced (9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: MWA 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.
Mueller Water Products, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Mueller Water Products, Inc.
- Ticker: MWA
- Exchange: NYSE
- Industry: Industrial Machinery
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$1.204b
- Shares outstanding: 158.04m
- Website: https://www.muellerwaterproducts.com
Number of Employees
- Mueller Water Products, Inc.
- 1200 Abernathy Road NE
- Suite 1200
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|MWA||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Series A Common Stock||US||USD||May 2006|
|JT5||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Series A Common Stock||DE||EUR||May 2006|
Mueller Water Products, Inc. manufactures and markets products and services for use in the transmission, distribution, and measurement of water in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Infrastructure and Technologies. The Infrastructure segment offers valves for water and gas systems, including butterfly, iron gate, tapping, check, knife, plug, automatic control, and ball valves; dry-barrel and wet-barrel fire hydrants; pipe repair products, such as clamps and couplings used to repair leaks under the Mueller and Jones brand names; and machines and tools for tapping, drilling, extracting, installing, and stopping-off. It sells its products primarily through waterworks distributors to various end user customers comprising municipalities, water and wastewater utilities, gas utilities, and fire protection and construction contractors. The Technologies segment provides residential and commercial water metering, water leak detection, and pipe condition assessment products, systems, and services directly to municipalities and waterworks distributors, as well as to end users. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/06 03:04|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/03 00:00|
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