NasdaqGS:CWCO

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Executive Summary

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, constructs, manages, and operates water production and treatment plants primarily in the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, Indonesia, and the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has Consolidated Water's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CWCO has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.8%

CWCO

4.5%

US Water Utilities

2.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

7.0%

CWCO

9.1%

US Water Utilities

9.3%

US Market

Return vs Industry: CWCO underperformed the US Water Utilities industry which returned 9.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CWCO underperformed the US Market which returned 9.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CWCOIndustryMarket
7 Day1.8%4.5%2.8%
30 Day1.4%6.1%8.9%
90 Day-17.3%-6.2%-0.5%
1 Year9.4%7.0%11.0%9.1%11.8%9.3%
3 Year31.7%22.5%56.9%47.8%31.4%22.7%
5 Year31.8%16.5%138.6%114.7%58.7%40.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Consolidated Water's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Consolidated Water undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

25.36x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CWCO ($14.94) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($7.07)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CWCO is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CWCO is good value based on its PE Ratio (25.4x) compared to the Water Utilities industry average (35.1x).

PE vs Market: CWCO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.4x) compared to the US market (15.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CWCO's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CWCO is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Water Utilities industry average (2.6x).


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Future Growth

How is Consolidated Water forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

-7.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CWCO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-7.3% per year).

Earnings vs Market: CWCO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-7.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CWCO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CWCO's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CWCO's revenue (1.7% 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 CWCO's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Consolidated Water performed over the past 5 years?

9.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CWCO has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CWCO's current net profit margins (12.2%) are lower than last year (16.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CWCO's earnings have grown by 9.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CWCO's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: CWCO had negative earnings growth (-19.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Water Utilities industry average (2.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CWCO's Return on Equity (6.1%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Consolidated Water's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CWCO's short term assets ($68.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($8.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: CWCO's short term assets ($68.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($5.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CWCO's debt to equity ratio (0.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: CWCO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 5.8% to 0.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CWCO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (5675.9%).

Interest Coverage: CWCO earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Consolidated Water's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.28%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CWCO's dividend (2.28%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.69%).

High Dividend: CWCO's dividend (2.28%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.55%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CWCO's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CWCO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (57.7%), CWCO's dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.


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Management

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

9.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Rick McTaggart (56yo)

16.42yrs

Tenure

US$1,120,133

Compensation

Mr. Frederick W. McTaggart, also known as Rick, has been a Director of Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. since 1998. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. since January 1, 2004 a ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Rick's total compensation ($USD1.12M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.37M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Rick's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Frederick McTaggart
CEO, President & Director16.42yrsUS$1.12m1.22% $2.8m
David Sasnett
Executive VP & CFO14yrsUS$593.62k0.21% $464.0k
John Tonner
Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer8.33yrsUS$535.60k0.23% $522.9k
Ramjeet Jerrybandan
Executive VP3.5yrsUS$433.76k0.14% $322.1k
Brent Brodie
Vice President of Sales & Marketing9.75yrsUS$291.88k0.090% $202.8k
Todd Redding
Vice President of Purchasing & Logisticsno datano data0.0068% $15.3k

9.8yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CWCO's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Frederick McTaggart
CEO, President & Director16.42yrsUS$1.12m1.22% $2.8m
Brian Butler
Independent Director37.42yrsUS$72.50k0.18% $397.8k
Richard Finlay
Independent Director25.42yrsUS$95.45k0.39% $888.8k
Clarence Flowers
Independent Director29.42yrsUS$65.80k2% $4.5m
Leonard Sokolow
Independent Director14yrsUS$99.60k0.14% $317.3k
Raymond Whittaker
Independent Director31.58yrsUS$94.20k0.040% $90.6k
Wilmer Pergande
Independent Chairman of the Board10.58yrsUS$164.10k0.20% $452.8k
Carson Ebanks
Independent Director19.08yrsUS$71.00k0.11% $249.0k
Linda Beidler-D'Aguilar
Non-Independent Director1.58yrsUS$4.22k0.028% $62.6k

22.4yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CWCO's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 22.4 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CWCO 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

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.
  • Ticker: CWCO
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1973
  • Industry: Water Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: US$225.811m
  • Shares outstanding: 15.11m
  • Website: https://www.cwco.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.
  • Regatta Office Park
  • Windward Three, 4th Floor
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grand Cayman
  • KY1-1102
  • Cayman Islands

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CWCONasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesClass A Common StockUSUSDMay 1995
CW2DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockDEEURMay 1995

Biography

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, constructs, manages, and operates water production and treatment plants primarily in the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, Indonesia, and the United States. The company operates through four segments: Retail, Bulk, Services, and Manufacturing. It uses reverse osmosis technology to produce potable water from seawater. The company produces and supplies water to end-users, including residential, commercial, and government customers, as well as government-owned distributors. It also provides design, engineering, construction, procurement, and management services for desalination projects and plants. In addition, the company manufactures and services a range of water-related products, including reverse osmosis desalination equipment, membrane separation equipment, filtration equipment, piping systems, vessels, and custom fabricated components; and provides design, engineering, consulting, management, inspection, training, and equipment maintenance services for commercial, municipal, and industrial water production, supply, and treatment, as well as wastewater treatment. Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/02 03:34
End of Day Share Price2020/06/01 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.