Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and servicing of engineered products and solutions for the water and wastewater applications in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. More Details
Reasonable growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Xylem's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: XYL is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: XYL's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: XYL exceeded the US Machinery industry which returned 21.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: XYL exceeded the US Market which returned 19.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Xylem's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
6 days ago | Simply Wall StXylem (NYSE:XYL) Has Gifted Shareholders With A Fantastic 242% Total Return On Their Investment
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) Worth US$100 Based On Its Intrinsic Value?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHave Insiders Sold Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) Shares Recently?
Is Xylem undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: XYL ($103.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($75.65)
Significantly Below Fair Value: XYL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: XYL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (83.2x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (32.9x).
PE vs Market: XYL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (83.2x) compared to the US market (21x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: XYL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: XYL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.5x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (3x).
How is Xylem forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: XYL's forecast earnings growth (27.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: XYL's earnings (27.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (21.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: XYL's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: XYL's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: XYL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (21.5%)
How has Xylem performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: XYL has a large one-off loss of $137.0M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: XYL's current net profit margins (4.6%) are lower than last year (9.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: XYL's earnings have grown by 5.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: XYL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: XYL had negative earnings growth (-55.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (-15.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: XYL's Return on Equity (7.8%) is considered low.
How is Xylem's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: XYL's short term assets ($3.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: XYL's short term assets ($3.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: XYL's debt to equity ratio (101.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: XYL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 62.4% to 101.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: XYL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29%).
Interest Coverage: XYL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.7x coverage).
What is Xylem current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: XYL's dividend (1%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.39%).
High Dividend: XYL's dividend (1%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.85%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, XYL has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: XYL's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (82%), XYL's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: XYL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (35.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Patrick Decker (55 yo)
Mr. Patrick K. Decker has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Xylem Inc. since March 17, 2014. Mr. Decker served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Harsco Corporation from Septem...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Patrick's total compensation ($USD8.32M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.55M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Patrick's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP||6.25yrs||US$1.60m||0.024% |
|Senior VP and President of Measurement & Control Solutions||10yrs||US$1.89m||0.011% |
|Senior VP & CFO||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer||1.83yrs||no data||0.00042% |
|SVP and Chief Innovation||2yrs||no data||0.0090% |
|Senior VP & Chief Information Officer||2.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of Investor Relations||3.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Global Public Affairs||6.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Marketing Officer & Senior VP||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||5.5yrs||no data||0.0060% |
|Managing Director for Xylem India||7.25yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: XYL's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).
|Independent Chairman||0.67yr||US$254.98k||0.0061% |
|Independent Director||9.25yrs||US$374.99k||0.044% |
|Independent Director||9.25yrs||US$239.98k||0.020% |
|Independent Director||9.25yrs||US$254.98k||0.044% |
|Independent Director||9.25yrs||US$259.98k||0.011% |
|Independent Director||7.67yrs||US$254.98k||0.011% |
|Independent Director||9.25yrs||US$239.98k||0.011% |
|Independent Director||1.83yrs||US$231.65k||0.0010% |
|Independent Director||0.50yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||0.50yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||3.42yrs||US$239.98k||0.0011% |
Experienced Board: XYL's board of directors are considered experienced (7.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: XYL insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Xylem Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Xylem Inc.
- Ticker: XYL
- Exchange: NYSE
- Industry: Industrial Machinery
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$18.791b
- Shares outstanding: 180.23m
- Website: https://www.xylem.com
Number of Employees
- Xylem Inc.
- 1 International Drive
- Rye Brook
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|XYL||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Oct 2011|
|XY6||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Oct 2011|
|XY6||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Oct 2011|
|0M29||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Oct 2011|
|XYL *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Oct 2011|
|X1YL34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 2 REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and servicing of engineered products and solutions for the water and wastewater applications in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and international...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/20 00:51|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/19 00:00|
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