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Essential Utilities NYSE:WTRG Stock Report

Last Price

US$40.54

Market Cap

US$11.1b

7D

0.5%

1Y

-4.8%

Updated

23 Jul, 2024

Data

Company Financials +

Essential Utilities, Inc.

NYSE:WTRG Stock Report

Market Cap: US$11.1b

Essential Utilities, Inc. Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Essential Utilities
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$40.54
52 Week HighUS$43.26
52 Week LowUS$32.07
Beta0.83
11 Month Change8.89%
3 Month Change10.95%
1 Year Change-4.77%
33 Year Change-18.22%
5 Year Change-3.08%
Change since IPO1,679.30%

Recent News & Updates

Recent updates

Essential Utilities: A Solid Replacement For T-Bills And Money Markets

Jul 16

Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Use Of Debt Could Be Considered Risky

Jul 11
Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Use Of Debt Could Be Considered Risky

Essential Utilities: Why I'm Going To Be Buying More

May 23

Essential Utilities: A Quality Company With A Favorable Valuation

May 05

Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG)

Apr 29
Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG)

Pinning Down Essential Utilities, Inc.'s (NYSE:WTRG) P/E Is Difficult Right Now

Apr 15
Pinning Down Essential Utilities, Inc.'s (NYSE:WTRG) P/E Is Difficult Right Now

Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Use Of Debt Could Be Considered Risky

Apr 01
Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Use Of Debt Could Be Considered Risky

Essential Utilities: A High-Quality Dividend Grower To Buy At A Discount

Mar 29

Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Has Some Way To Go To Become A Multi-Bagger

Mar 19
Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Has Some Way To Go To Become A Multi-Bagger

Earnings Report: Essential Utilities, Inc. Missed Revenue Estimates By 11%

Mar 03
Earnings Report: Essential Utilities, Inc. Missed Revenue Estimates By 11%

Should You Investigate Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) At US$36.80?

Jan 30
Should You Investigate Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) At US$36.80?

Risks To Shareholder Returns Are Elevated At These Prices For Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG)

Jan 03
Risks To Shareholder Returns Are Elevated At These Prices For Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG)

Calculating The Intrinsic Value Of Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG)

Dec 18
Calculating The Intrinsic Value Of Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG)

Essential Utilities: A Cheap Pick For Steady Dividend Growth

Dec 08

Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Has A Somewhat Strained Balance Sheet

Dec 01
Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Has A Somewhat Strained Balance Sheet

Essential Utilities: Buy This Cheap, Ultra SWAN Dividend Stock

Oct 06

Calculating The Fair Value Of Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG)

Sep 12
Calculating The Fair Value Of Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG)

These 4 Measures Indicate That Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Is Using Debt Extensively

Aug 22
These 4 Measures Indicate That Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Is Using Debt Extensively

Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Is Increasing Its Dividend To $0.3071

Aug 05
Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Is Increasing Its Dividend To $0.3071

Essential Utilities: Low Risk, Likely No Reward

Aug 02

Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Has A Somewhat Strained Balance Sheet

May 19
Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Has A Somewhat Strained Balance Sheet

Should You Be Adding Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) To Your Watchlist Today?

Apr 13
Should You Be Adding Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) To Your Watchlist Today?

Essential Utilities declares $0.287 dividend

Feb 22

Does Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

Feb 08
Does Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

Essential Utilities: Shares Remain Expensive After A Q4 Bounce

Jan 13

Should You Be Adding Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) To Your Watchlist Today?

Jan 03
Should You Be Adding Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) To Your Watchlist Today?

Essential Utilities declares $0.287 dividend

Dec 07

Essential Utilities Q3 2022 Earnings Preview

Nov 04

Essential Utilities declares $0.287 dividend

Oct 26

Here's Why Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden

Oct 26
Here's Why Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden

Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) Shares Could Be 28% Above Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

Sep 20
Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) Shares Could Be 28% Above Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

Essential Utilities: Don't Make This An Essential Part Of A Value Portfolio

Sep 15

Essential Utilities raises dividend 7% to $0.287/share

Aug 02

We Think Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Is Taking Some Risk With Its Debt

Jul 28
We Think Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Is Taking Some Risk With Its Debt

Essential Utilities: Despite The Upcoming Dividend Hike, Wait For A Correction

Jun 29

Essential Utilities, Inc.'s (NYSE:WTRG) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 25% Below Its Share Price

Jun 11
Essential Utilities, Inc.'s (NYSE:WTRG) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 25% Below Its Share Price

Should You Be Adding Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) To Your Watchlist Today?

May 28
Should You Be Adding Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) To Your Watchlist Today?

Shareholder Returns

WTRGUS Water UtilitiesUS Market
7D0.5%3.5%-1.1%
1Y-4.8%-5.6%20.0%

Return vs Industry: WTRG matched the US Water Utilities industry which returned -5.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WTRG underperformed the US Market which returned 20% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WTRG's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WTRG volatility
WTRG Average Weekly Movement3.2%
Water Utilities Industry Average Movement3.5%
Market Average Movement5.9%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market14.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

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

Volatility Over Time: WTRG's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
18863,258Chris Franklinwww.essential.co

Essential Utilities, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water, wastewater, or natural gas services in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Water and Regulated Natural Gas segments. It offers water services through operating and maintenance contract with municipal authorities and other parties.

Essential Utilities, Inc. Fundamentals Summary

How do Essential Utilities's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WTRG fundamental statistics
Market capUS$11.12b
Earnings (TTM)US$572.56m
Revenue (TTM)US$1.94b

19.4x

P/E Ratio

5.7x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report (TTM)
WTRG income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$1.94b
Cost of RevenueUS$800.09m
Gross ProfitUS$1.14b
Other ExpensesUS$566.79m
EarningsUS$572.56m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2024

Next Earnings Date

Aug 05, 2024

Earnings per share (EPS)2.09
Gross Margin58.75%
Net Profit Margin29.52%
Debt/Equity Ratio115.5%

How did WTRG perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

3.0%

Current Dividend Yield

57%

Payout Ratio
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