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NYSE: WTRG
Essential Utilities Inc Stock

$36.95-0.01 (-0.03%)
Updated Jun 13, 2024
WTRG Price
$36.95
Fair Value Price
N/A
Market Cap
$10.11B
52 Week Low
$32.07
52 Week High
$43.26
P/E
17.51x
P/B
1.66x
P/S
5.22x
PEG
N/A
Dividend Yield
3.32%
Revenue
$1.94B
Earnings
$572.56M
Gross Margin
54%
Operating Margin
41.82%
Profit Margin
29.5%
Debt to Equity
1.8
Operating Cash Flow
$773M
Beta
0.86
Next Earnings
Aug 5, 2024
Ex-Dividend
N/A
Next Dividend
N/A

WTRG Overview

Essential Utilities, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. It offers water services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties. The company also provides non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas drilling industry; and water and sewer line protection solutions, and repair services to households through a third-party. It serves approximately 3 million residential water, commercial water, fire protection, industrial water, wastewater, and other water and utility customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana, and Virginia. The company was formerly known as Aqua America, Inc. and changed its name to Essential Utilities, Inc. in February 2020. Essential Utilities, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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Industry Average (36)
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WTRG is forecast by analysts to be unprofitable, so we are unable to calculate its intrinsic value according to an updated version of Benjamin Graham's Formula from "The Intelligent Investor"
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WTRG is good value based on its earnings relative to its share price (17.51x), compared to the US market average (30.48x)
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Valuation

WTRG price to earnings (PE)

For valuing profitable companies with steady earnings
Company
17.51x
Industry
21.59x
Market
30.48x
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WTRG price to book (PB)

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Company
1.66x
Industry
2.06x
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WTRG's financial health

Profit margin

Revenue
$612.1M
Net Income
$265.8M
Profit Margin
43.4%
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Profit Margin Growth Financials

Assets to liabilities

Assets
$17.1B
Liabilities
$11.0B
Debt to equity
1.8
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Long-term Liabilities Financials
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Healthy Debt to Equity Financials

Cash flow

Operating
$240.7M
Investing
-$86.5M
Financing
-$123.6M
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Debt Coverage Financials

WTRG vs Water Stocks

TickerMarket Cap1d %P/EP/B
WTRG$10.11B-0.03%17.51x1.66x
SBS$9.47B+2.21%13.97x1.65x
CWT$2.77B+0.40%19.11x1.89x
AWR$2.62B+0.04%23.01x3.27x
SJW$1.67B-0.79%19.36x1.34x

Essential Utilities Stock FAQ

What is Essential Utilities's quote symbol?

(NYSE: WTRG) Essential Utilities trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol WTRG. Essential Utilities stock quotes can also be displayed as NYSE: WTRG.

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What is the 52 week high and low for Essential Utilities (NYSE: WTRG)?

(NYSE: WTRG) Essential Utilities's 52-week high was $43.26, and its 52-week low was $32.07. It is currently -14.59% from its 52-week high and 15.22% from its 52-week low.

How much is Essential Utilities stock worth today?

(NYSE: WTRG) Essential Utilities currently has 273,523,533 outstanding shares. With Essential Utilities stock trading at $36.95 per share, the total value of Essential Utilities stock (market capitalization) is $10.11B.

Essential Utilities stock was originally listed at a price of $6.78 in Dec 31, 1997. If you had invested in Essential Utilities stock at $6.78, your return over the last 26 years would have been 444.74%, for an annualized return of 6.74% (not including any dividends or dividend reinvestments).

How much is Essential Utilities's stock price per share?

(NYSE: WTRG) Essential Utilities stock price per share is $36.95 today (as of Jun 13, 2024).

What is Essential Utilities's Market Cap?

(NYSE: WTRG) Essential Utilities's market cap is $10.11B, as of Jun 15, 2024.

Market cap (market capitalization) is the total market value of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares.

Essential Utilities's market cap is calculated by multiplying WTRG's current stock price of $36.95 by WTRG's total outstanding shares of 273,523,533.
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