Aqua America (WTR) dividend stock





  • Yield

     2.43%
  • Dividend

     0.82
  • 5 year dividend growth rate
     7.1%
  • Dividend increased

     24 yrs.
  • Payout ratio

     63%
  • Dividend pay date

     9/1/2017
  • Ex-dividend date

     8/14/2017
  • Uninterrupted
    dividends
     N/A yrs.
  • Yield compared to 5 year average
     -2.8%
  • Dividend payback
    period
      yrs.
  • Chowder rule

     9.5
  • Tweed factor

     -16.2
Rating
Overall rating
The overall rating measures the general health and sustainabilty of the company's dividend. It is an average of the five ratings below.





Dividend increased years
This rating looks at the number of years the company has increased their dividend consecutively. 1 star is given for 7 years or below and 5 stars are given for 23 years or more.





Dividend yield
This rating evaluates the size of the yield. 1 star is given for a yield below 0.75% and 5 stars for yields above 6.75%.





Payout ratio
The payout ratio shows how much of the earnings are being paid out as dividends. We award 0 stars for payout ratios above 100% and 5 stars for ratios below 10%.





Dividend growth rate
This rating takes into account the growth of the dividend. Companies that have a dividend growth rate below 1.5% get 1 star while 5 stars are given for rates above 13.5%.





Yield compared to 5 year average
If the current yield is below the 5 year average, it tends to indicate that the stock is cheap. A rating of 0 is given if the current yield is below 0 percent compared to the average and a rating of 5 is given if it's more than 22.5% above.
Relative valuations
Yield compared to 5 year average   
-2.8%
Payout ratio compared to 5 year average   
12.8%
P/E compared to 5 year average   
17.6%
Price per book value compared to 5 year average   
12.1%
Price change from 52 week high   
-2.6%
Price change from 50 days average   
-0.2%
Price change from 200 days average   
2.6%
Price info
Change
0.26 (0.78%)


Last price
33.75 USD


Day range
33.44 - 33.80


Year range
28.03 - 34.66

Financial health
Current ratio
0.66


Debt/equity ratio
104.06


Cash


Debt
1.80B


Valuation
Price/earning (P/E)
25.76


Price/book (P/B)
3.14


Forward price/earning (P/E)
23.44


Price/sales (P/S)
7.30


PEG
4.48


Market cap
6.00B

Recession performance (2007 - 2009)
0.3840,0.4080,0.4400
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
Dvidend growth (annualized)   
7.0%
0.5700,0.5800,0.6200
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
Earnings per share growth (annualized)   
4.3%
10 year history
0.3840,0.4080,0.4400,0.4720,0.5040,0.5360,0.5840,0.6340,0.6860,0.7100
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Dividend growth (annualized)   
7.1%
0.5700,0.5800,0.6200,0.7200,0.8200,1.1200,1.2500,1.3100,1.1400,1.1400
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Earnings per share growth (annualized)   
8.0%
5.8500,6.2600,6.5000,6.8200,6.9900,7.9100,8.4900,9.1400,9.7900,9.7500
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Book value per share growth (annualized)   
5.8%
67.5000,70.2000,71.8000,65.3000,58.8000,50.9000,45.2000,51.7000,53.8000,60.2000
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Payout ratio growth (annualized)   
-1.3%
167.0000,168.0000,170.0000,172.0000,173.0000,175.0000,177.0000,178.0000,178.0000,178.0000
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
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  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Shares outstanding growth (annualized)   
0.7%
Other companies in the water utilities industry
Company
Div. increase  
Yield
Div. growth
USA   American States Water 63 yrs1.99%10.4%
USA   SJW 50 yrs1.53%3.3%
USA   California Water Service 50 yrs1.89%2.3%
USA   Conn. Water Service 48 yrs2.07%2.6%
USA   Middlesex Water 44 yrs2.14%1.8%
USA   Artesian Resources 20 yrs2.51%3.2%
USA   York Water Company 20 yrs1.90%3.4%
Company profile
Empoloyees
1,617


Sector


Website


Founded
1968


Industry


SEC filings




Aqua America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. It offers liquid waste hauling and disposal, and water and wastewater services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other p...
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Address:
762 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010-3489

Phone:
+1 610 524-8000
The dividend of Aqua America is 0.82 USD and their yield is 2.43%. The dividend has been raised for 24 years in a row (since 1993). The payout ratio of WTR is 63%, based on an EPS of 1.31 and a dividend of 0.82. The dividend payback period is years, assuming the dividend growth stays the same. The 5 year dividend compund annual growth (CAGR) rate is 7.1%. The ex-dividend date for WTR is 8/14/2017, and 9/1/2017 is their dividend pay date. This US company was founded in 1968 and has 1,617 employees. They are in the utilities sector and the water utilities industry. Our dividend rating for this stock is 2.3 / 5 stars.






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