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WTRG - Essential Utilities Inc Share Price

$43.28 0.8  1.8%

Last Trade - 10/07/20

Large Cap
Market Cap £8.27bn
Enterprise Value £12.39bn
Revenue £749.1m
Position in Universe 715th / 6343
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Year End 31st Dec 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
779.9 814.2 819.9 809.5 838.1 889.7 1,647 1,987 +2.7%
+4.9 -6.0 +16.3 +3.5 -21.2 -0.8 +38.7 +12.3
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the three months ended 31 March 2020, Essential Utilities Inc revenues increased 27% to $255.6M. Net income increased from $16.9M to $51.8M. Revenues reflect Regulated segment increase of 8% to $216.2M. Net income benefited from Regulated segment income increase of 19% to $86.5M. Dividend per share increased from $0.22 to $0.23. Basic Earnings per Share excluding Extraordinary Items increased from $0.09 to $0.22.
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Profile Summary

Essential Utilities, Inc., formerly Aqua America, Inc., is a holding company engaged in providing water or wastewater services concentrated in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia. It is the holding company for its primary subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. Its market-based activities are conducted through Aqua Resources, Inc. (Aqua Resources) and Aqua Infrastructure, LLC (Aqua Infrastructure). Aqua Resources, Inc. provides water and wastewater service through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties close to its utility companies' service territories, and offers, through a third party, water and sewer line repair service and protection solutions to households. Aqua Infrastructure provides non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas drilling industry. It owns wastewater collection systems that convey the wastewater to a municipally-owned facility for treatment.

Last Annual December 31st, 2019
Last Interim March 31st, 2020
Incorporated November 14, 1968
Public Since May 22, 1981
No. of Shareholders: 22,752
No. of Employees: 1,583
Sector Utilities
Industry Water Utilities
Exchange New York Stock Exchange
Shares in Issue 245,041,284
Free Float (0.0%)
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Latest News for WTRG
Upcoming Events for WTRG
Tuesday 14th July, 2020
Dividend For WTRU.N - 0.7500 USD
Thursday 6th August, 2020
Q2 2020 Essential Utilities Inc Earnings Call
Tuesday 4th August, 2020 Estimate
Q2 2020 Aqua America Inc Earnings Release
Wednesday 14th October, 2020
Dividend For WTRU.N - 0.7500 USD
Monday 2nd November, 2020 Estimate
Q3 2020 Essential Utilities Inc Earnings Release
Frequently Asked Questions for Essential Utilities Inc
What is the Essential Utilities Inc share price?

As of 10/07/20, shares in Essential Utilities Inc are trading at $43.28, giving the company a market capitalisation of £8.27bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Essential Utilities Inc share price performed this year?

Shares in Essential Utilities Inc are currently trading at $43.28 and the price has moved by 2.11% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Essential Utilities Inc price has moved by -3.36% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Essential Utilities Inc?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Essential Utilities Inc, there are there are currently 3 "buy" , 6 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Essential Utilities Inc is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Essential Utilities Inc next release its financial results?

Essential Utilities Inc is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-03-31
What is the Essential Utilities Inc dividend yield?

The Essential Utilities Inc dividend yield is 2.17% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Essential Utilities Inc pay a dividend?

Last year, Essential Utilities Inc paid a total dividend of 0.92, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 2.17%. Looking ahead, Essential Utilities Inc has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Essential Utilities Inc next pay dividends?

Essential Utilities Inc has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Essential Utilities Inc shares is currently 2.17%.

How do I buy Essential Utilities Inc shares?

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What is the market cap of Essential Utilities Inc?

Shares in Essential Utilities Inc are currently trading at $43.28, giving the company a market capitalisation of £8.27bn.

Where are Essential Utilities Inc shares listed? Where are Essential Utilities Inc shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Essential Utilities Inc:

Country of listing: United States
Exchange: NYQ
Ticker Symbol: WTRG
What kind of share is Essential Utilities Inc?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Essential Utilities Inc is currently classified as a Style Neutral. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Essential Utilities Inc share price forecast 2020?

Shares in Essential Utilities Inc are currently priced at $43.28. At that level they are trading at 13.33% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 0.00.

Analysts covering Essential Utilities Inc currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 1.475 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Essential Utilities Inc share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Essential Utilities Inc. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -5.78%. At the current price of $43.28, shares in Essential Utilities Inc are trading at -4.98% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Essential Utilities Inc PE Ratio?

The Essential Utilities Inc PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 37.51. The shares are currently trading at $43.28.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Essential Utilities Inc?

Essential Utilities Inc's management team is headed by:

Nicholas DeBenedictis - NEC
Robert Rubin - SVP
Christopher Franklin - CHM
Christopher Luning - SVP
Richard Fox - COO
Daniel Schuller - CFO
Daniel Hilferty - LED
Matthew Rhodes - EVP
Elizabeth Amato - IND
Francis Idehen - IND
Wendy Franks - IND
Kim Edvardsson - VFN
Who are the major shareholders of Essential Utilities Inc?

Here are the top five shareholders of Essential Utilities Inc based on the size of their shareholding:

The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 9.77% (23.9m shares)
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Pension Fund Portfolio
Percentage owned: 8.84% (21.7m shares)
CPP Investment Board Sovereign Wealth Fund
Percentage owned: 8.84% (21.7m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 7.23% (17.7m shares)
State Street Global Advisors (US) Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 4.39% (10.8m shares)
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