The York Water Company impounds, purifies, and distributes drinking water.
Solid track record second-rate dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has York Water's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: YORW has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Water Utilities
1 Year Return
US Water Utilities
Return vs Industry: YORW exceeded the US Water Utilities industry which returned 7.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: YORW exceeded the US Market which returned 5% over the past year.
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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Is York Water 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: YORW ($48.87) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($14.99)
Significantly Below Fair Value: YORW is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: YORW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.7x) compared to the Water Utilities industry average (34.4x).
PE vs Market: YORW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.7x) compared to the US market (16.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate YORW's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: YORW is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.7x) compared to the US Water Utilities industry average (2.3x).
How is York Water forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if YORW's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if YORW's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the US market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: YORW's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: YORW's revenue (2.3% 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 YORW's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has York Water performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: YORW has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: YORW's current net profit margins (29.6%) are higher than last year (28%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: YORW's earnings have grown by 4.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: YORW's earnings growth over the past year (14.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (4.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: YORW earnings growth over the past year (14.6%) exceeded the Water Utilities industry 2.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: YORW's Return on Equity (11.4%) is considered low.
How is York Water's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: YORW's short term assets ($9.9M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($15.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: YORW's short term assets ($9.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($217.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: YORW's debt to equity ratio (76.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: YORW's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 82.9% to 76.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: YORW's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.3%).
Interest Coverage: YORW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.5x coverage).
What is York Water current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: YORW's dividend (1.47%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.67%).
High Dividend: YORW's dividend (1.47%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.5%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: YORW's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: YORW's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (58.9%), YORW's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Joseph Hand (57yo)
Mr. Joseph Thomas Hand has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The York Water Company since March 1, 2020. He had been the Chief Operating Officer of York Water Co. since March 3, 2008 until ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Joseph's total compensation ($USD340.55K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.16M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Joseph's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|CEO, President & Director||0.33yr||US$340.55k||0.12% $760.6k|
|CFO & Treasurer||2.5yrs||US$267.93k||0.013% $80.0k|
|COO & Secretary||0.33yr||no data||0.0028% $17.7k|
|Vice President of Technology||1.5yrs||no data||0.0031% $19.9k|
|Investor Relations & Communications Administrator||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Human Resources||4.75yrs||no data||0.0050% $32.1k|
Experienced Management: YORW's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|CEO, President & Director||0.33yr||US$340.55k||0.12% $760.6k|
|Independent Director||24.5yrs||US$29.00k||0.092% $588.4k|
|Independent Director||33.92yrs||US$31.47k||0.18% $1.1m|
|Independent Chairman||9.17yrs||US$39.84k||0.038% $241.9k|
|Independent Director||1.5yrs||US$24.06k||0.12% $735.3k|
|Independent Director||12.83yrs||US$37.16k||0.017% $106.4k|
|Independent Director||9.5yrs||US$37.83k||0.018% $112.6k|
|Independent Director||4.58yrs||US$28.98k||0.019% $121.5k|
|Independent Director||3.75yrs||US$31.77k||0.0043% $27.4k|
Experienced Board: YORW's board of directors are considered experienced (9.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: YORW 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.
The York Water Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The York Water Company
- Ticker: YORW
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1816
- Industry: Water Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: US$636.548m
- Shares outstanding: 13.03m
- Website: https://www.yorkwater.com
Number of Employees
- The York Water Company
- 130 East Market Street
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|YORW||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1975|
|YWA||BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1975|
The York Water Company impounds, purifies, and distributes drinking water. The company owns and operates two wastewater collection systems and two wastewater treatment systems; and two reservoirs, including Lake Williams and Lake Redman, which hold approximately 2.2 billion gallons of water. It also operates a 15-mile pipeline from the Susquehanna River to Lake Redman; and owns seven wells that supply water to its customers in Carroll Valley Borough and Cumberland Township, Adams County. The company serves customers in the fixtures and furniture, electrical machinery, food product, paper, ordnance unit, textile product, air conditioning system, laundry detergent, barbell, and motorcycle industries in 39 municipalities within York County and 9 municipalities within Adams County, Pennsylvania. The York Water Company was founded in 1816 and is based in York, Pennsylvania.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/04 00:23|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/02 00:00|
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