NasdaqGS:YORW

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

The York Water Company impounds, purifies, and distributes drinking water.

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Fundamentals

Proven track record average dividend payer.

Risks

  • York Water is covered by less than 3 analysts.

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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

6.0%

NasdaqGS:YORW

0.6%

US Water Utilities

1.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

34.3%

NasdaqGS:YORW

27.5%

US Water Utilities

2.1%

US Market

YORW outperformed the Water Utilities industry which returned 27.5% over the past year.

YORW outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 2.1% over the past year.


Share holder returns

YORWIndustryMarket
7 Day6.0%0.6%1.1%
30 Day4.6%-1.3%3.7%
90 Day12.0%5.4%2.3%
1 Year37.1%34.3%30.0%27.5%4.4%2.1%
3 Year42.1%33.9%69.7%59.3%47.0%37.4%
5 Year121.7%98.8%156.3%129.6%61.6%43.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is York Water undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

36.95x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

York Water's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a moderate discount (< 20%).

York Water's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

York Water is good value based on earnings compared to the US Water Utilities industry average.

York Water is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for York Water, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

York Water is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Water Utilities industry average.


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Future Growth

How is York Water expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

4.0%

Forecasted annual revenue growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

York Water's revenue is expected to grow by 4% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

York Water's earnings are expected to grow by 5.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

York Water's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.

York Water's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.

York Water's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if York Water will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.


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Past Performance

How has York Water performed over the past 5 years?

4.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

York Water's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.

York Water's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (4.9% vs 4.3%)

York Water's earnings growth has exceeded the US Water Utilities industry average in the past year (4.9% vs 2.3%).


Return on Equity

York Water has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

York Water used its assets more efficiently than the US Water Utilities industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

York Water's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is York Water's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

York Water's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

York Water's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

York Water's level of debt (76.1%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (85.7% vs 76.1% today).

Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18.7%, less than 20% of total debt).

Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 4.1x coverage).


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.1x debt.


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Dividend

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

1.73%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

Purchase York Water before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

York Water's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.43%).

York Water's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.67%).

Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.6x coverage).


Future Payout to Shareholders

Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.


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Management

What is the CEO of York Water's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

York Water has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Management Age and Tenure

2.8yrs

Average Tenure

46.5yo

Average Age

The tenure for the York Water management team is about average.


Board Age and Tenure

7.0yrs

Average Tenure

68yo

Average Age

The tenure for the York Water board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

More shares have been bought than sold by York Water individual insiders in the past 3 months, but not in substantial volumes.


Recent Insider Transactions

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Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Mark Wheeler

    Chief Administrative Officer

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Joseph Hand (56yo)

    COO & Secretary

    • Tenure: 11.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$261.00k
  • Natalee Colon (31yo)

    Vice President of Human Resources

    • Tenure: 3.9yrs
  • Matthew Poff (47yo)

    CFO & Treasurer

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$202.59k
  • Mark Hardman (46yo)

    Vice President of Technology

    • Tenure: 0.7yrs

Board Members

  • Michael Gang (68yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 23.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$30.21k
  • George Kain (70yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 33.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$28.79k
  • Robert Newcomer (70yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 5.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$33.48k
  • George Hodges (68yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 8.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$35.75k
  • Cindy Dotzel (65yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 0.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$26.18k
  • Ernie Waters (69yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 12yrs
    • Compensation: US$34.87k
  • Steven Rasmussen (46yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 8.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$35.99k
  • Jody Keller (65yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$28.79k
  • James Cawley (73yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$30.82k
  • Erin McGlaughlin (45yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 3.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$32.59k

Company Information

The York Water Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: The York Water Company
  • Ticker: YORW
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1816
  • Industry: Water Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: US$519.153m
  • Shares outstanding: 12.98m
  • Website: https://www.yorkwater.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • The York Water Company
  • 130 East Market Street
  • York
  • Pennsylvania
  • 17401
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
YORWNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1975

Biography

The York Water Company impounds, purifies, and distributes drinking water. It also owns and operates three wastewater collection systems and two wastewater treatment systems; and two reservoirs, including  ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/09/17 23:54
End of Day Share Price2019/09/17 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.