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NYSE: WTRG
Essential Utilities Inc Stock

$46.90-1.17 (-2.43%)
Updated Feb 3, 2023
WTRG Price
$46.90
Fair Value Price
N/A
Market Cap
$12.30B
52 Week Low
$38.50
52 Week High
$52.62
P/E
26.5x
P/B
2.3x
P/S
5.12x
PEG
4.45x
Dividend Yield
2.98%
Revenue
$2.12B
Earnings
$466.81M
Gross Margin
44.7%
Operating Margin
31.38%
Profit Margin
22%
Debt to Equity
1.86
Operating Cash Flow
$602M
Beta
0.8
Next Earnings
Feb 27, 2023
Ex-Dividend
Feb 9, 2023
Next Dividend
Mar 1, 2023

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.

Zen Score

Industry Average (33)
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WTRG ($46.90) is trading above its intrinsic value of $14.65, according to an updated version of Benjamin Graham's Formula from Chapter 11 of "The Intelligent Investor"
Below Benjamin Graham Formula Value Valuation
WTRG is poor value based on its earnings relative to its share price (26.5x), compared to the US market average (15.09x)
P/E vs Market Valuation
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Valuation

WTRG price to earnings (PE)

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Company
26.5x
Industry
25.58x
Market
15.09x
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WTRG price to book (PB)

For valuing companies that are loss-making or have lots of physical asset
Company
2.3x
Industry
2.7x
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WTRG price to earnings growth (PEG)

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WTRG's financial health

Profit margin

Revenue
$434.6M
Net Income
$68.6M
Profit Margin
15.8%
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Interest Coverage Financials
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Profit Margin Growth Financials

Assets to liabilities

Assets
$15.3B
Liabilities
$9.9B
Debt to equity
1.86
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Short-term Liabilities Financials
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Long-term Liabilities Financials
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Shrinking Debt Financials
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Healthy Debt to Equity Financials

Cash flow

Operating
$102.9M
Investing
-$349.1M
Financing
$256.6M
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Debt Coverage Financials

WTRG vs Water Stocks

TickerMarket Cap1d %P/EP/B
WTRG$12.30B-2.43%26.50x2.30x
SBS$7.11B-5.97%14.19x1.31x
AWR$3.62B-0.86%45.33x5.13x
CWT$3.44B-1.96%42.34x2.70x
SJW$2.42B-1.32%41.36x2.31x

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 $52.62, and its 52-week low was $38.50. It is currently -10.87% from its 52-week high and 21.82% from its 52-week low.

How much is Essential Utilities stock worth today?

(NYSE: WTRG) Essential Utilities currently has 262,290,857 outstanding shares. With Essential Utilities stock trading at $46.90 per share, the total value of Essential Utilities stock (market capitalization) is $12.30B.

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 25 years would have been 591.43%, for an annualized return of 8.04% (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 $46.90 today (as of Feb 3, 2023).

What is Essential Utilities's Market Cap?

(NYSE: WTRG) Essential Utilities's market cap is $12.30B, as of Feb 7, 2023.

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 $46.90 by WTRG's total outstanding shares of 262,290,857.
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