AWR Stock Overview
American States Water Company, through its subsidiaries, provides water and electric services to residential, commercial, industrial, and other customers in the United States.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$87.59|
|52 Week High||US$103.77|
|52 Week Low||US$71.22|
|1 Month Change||7.37%|
|3 Month Change||12.31%|
|1 Year Change||-1.29%|
|3 Year Change||0.45%|
|5 Year Change||80.82%|
|Change since IPO||1,609.07%|
Recent News & Updates
American States Water (NYSE:AWR) Is Increasing Its Dividend To $0.3975
The board of American States Water Company ( NYSE:AWR ) has announced that the dividend on 1st of September will be...
American States Water Q2 2022 Earnings Preview
American States Water (NYSE:AWR) is scheduled to announce Q2 earnings results on Monday, August 1st, after market close. EPS Estimate is $0.71 (-1.4% Y/Y) and the consensus Revenue Estimate is $132M (+2.8% Y/Y). has beaten EPS estimates 63% of the time and has beaten revenue estimates 50% of the time. upward revisions and 1 downward.
Is American States Water (NYSE:AWR) Using Too Much Debt?
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|AWR||US Water Utilities||US Market|
Return vs Industry: AWR exceeded the US Water Utilities industry which returned -6.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AWR exceeded the US Market which returned -11.6% over the past year.
|AWR Average Weekly Movement||3.8%|
|Water Utilities Industry Average Movement||4.1%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.9%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||3.2%|
Stable Share Price: AWR is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AWR's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
American States Water Company, through its subsidiaries, provides water and electric services to residential, commercial, industrial, and other customers in the United States. It operates through three segments: Water, Electric, and Contracted Services. The company purchases, produces, distributes, and sells water, as well as distributes electricity.
American States Water Fundamentals Summary
|AWR fundamental statistics|
Is AWR overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|AWR income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$218.78m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||2.23|
|Net Profit Margin||17.01%|
How did AWR perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.8%Current Dividend Yield
Does AWR pay a reliable dividends?See AWR dividend history and benchmarks
|American States Water dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Aug 12 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Sep 01 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||0 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||20 days|
Does AWR pay a reliable dividends?See AWR dividend history and benchmarks
Is AWR undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 0/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for AWR?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is AWR's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does AWR's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|AWR PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
CWT California Water Service Group
MSEX Middlesex Water
SJW SJW Group
YORW York Water
AWR American States Water
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: AWR is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (39.3x) compared to the peer average (38.1x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does AWR's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Water Utilities Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: AWR is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (39.3x) compared to the US Water Utilities industry average (38.7x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is AWR's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||39.3x|
|Fair PE Ratio||20.7x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: AWR is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (39.3x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (20.7x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of AWR when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: AWR ($87.59) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($51.22)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AWR is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is lower than the current share price.
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How is American States Water forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AWR's forecast earnings growth (8% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: AWR's earnings (8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: AWR's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: AWR's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AWR's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AWR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.9%).
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How has American States Water performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AWR has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AWR's current net profit margins (17%) are lower than last year (18.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AWR's earnings have grown by 8.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AWR's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: AWR had negative earnings growth (-10.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Water Utilities industry average (-2.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AWR's Return on Equity (11.9%) is considered low.
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How is American States Water's financial position?
Financial Health Score1/6
Financial Health Score 1/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AWR's short term assets ($139.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($348.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: AWR's short term assets ($139.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($906.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AWR's net debt to equity ratio (95.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AWR's debt to equity ratio has increased from 71.2% to 96.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AWR's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19.6%).
Interest Coverage: AWR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.6x coverage).
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What is American States Water current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AWR's dividend (1.82%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.5%).
High Dividend: AWR's dividend (1.82%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.05%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: AWR's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: AWR's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (65.5%), AWR's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: AWR is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bob Sprowls (64 yo)
Mr. Robert J. Sprowls, also known as Bob, serves as Chief Executive Officer and President at American States Utility Services Inc. Mr. Sprowls has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of American...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Bob's total compensation ($USD4.54M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.58M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Bob's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: AWR's management team is seasoned and experienced (13.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AWR's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: AWR 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.
American States Water Company's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: American States Water Company
- Ticker: AWR
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1929
- Industry: Water Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Implied Market Cap: US$3.237b
- Shares outstanding: 36.96m
- Website: https://www.aswater.com
Number of Employees
- American States Water Company
- 630 East Foothill Boulevard
- San Dimas
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/08/11 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/08/11 00:00|
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.