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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
AWK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. AWK: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AWK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.30
AWK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AWK: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AWK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.3
0.23
0.44
Interest Coverage 3.24
AWK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. AWK: 3.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AWK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 2.48 Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.24
0.01
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.72
WACC vs ROIC
5.17%
5.78%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 34.08
AWK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. AWK: 34.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AWK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8  Med: 28.50 Max: 33.29
Current: 34.08
-8
33.29
Net-margin (%) 14.68
AWK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. AWK: 14.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AWK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -24.07  Med: 11.37 Max: 14.05
Current: 14.68
-24.07
14.05
ROE (%) 9.06
AWK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.81 vs. AWK: 9.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AWK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -35.97  Med: 8.11 Max: 11.16
Current: 9.06
-35.97
11.16
ROA (%) 2.80
AWK's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. AWK: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AWK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.84  Med: 2.44 Max: 3.3
Current: 2.8
-9.84
3.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.06
AWK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. AWK: 8.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AWK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.7  Med: 7.81 Max: 17.18
Current: 8.06
-1.7
17.18
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.50
AWK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. AWK: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AWK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -89.5  Med: 2.35 Max: 8.9
Current: 3.5
-89.5
8.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.30
AWK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AWK: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AWK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 1.15 Max: 93.6
Current: 6.3
0
93.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.40
AWK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. AWK: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AWK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 8.35 Max: 27
Current: 11.4
1.5
27
» AWK's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

AWK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 624,200 sh (+51.36%)
Mario Gabelli 22,750 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 303,052 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 180,874 sh (-0.56%)
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Q4 2014

AWK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 1,000,200 sh (+60.24%)
John Keeley 211,514 sh (+16.94%)
Mario Gabelli 21,650 sh (-4.84%)
Pioneer Investments 111,699 sh (-63.14%)
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Q1 2015

AWK Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Keeley 233,394 sh (+10.34%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jim Simons 840,800 sh (-15.94%)
Mario Gabelli 14,950 sh (-30.95%)
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Q2 2015

AWK Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 8,523 sh (New)
John Keeley 258,214 sh (+10.63%)
Jim Simons 886,200 sh (+5.40%)
Mario Gabelli 13,000 sh (-13.04%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.39
AWK's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
68% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. AWK: 21.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AWK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.89  Med: 19.12 Max: 24.56
Current: 21.39
14.89
24.56
Forward P/E 19.19
AWK's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
84% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. AWK: 19.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.50
AWK's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
68% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. AWK: 21.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AWK' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 15.44  Med: 19.15 Max: 24.15
Current: 21.5
15.44
24.15
P/B 1.89
AWK's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. AWK: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AWK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.06
Current: 1.89
0.69
2.06
P/S 3.12
AWK's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. AWK: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AWK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.13  Med: 2.12 Max: 3.38
Current: 3.12
1.13
3.38
PFCF 443.91
AWK's PFCF is ranked lower than
97% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. AWK: 443.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AWK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 65.18  Med: 140.45 Max: 452.42
Current: 443.91
65.18
452.42
POCF 8.96
AWK's POCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.41 vs. AWK: 8.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AWK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.37  Med: 7.15 Max: 26.14
Current: 8.96
4.37
26.14
EV-to-EBIT 14.98
AWK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.35 vs. AWK: 14.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AWK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -46.3  Med: 14.40 Max: 57.2
Current: 14.98
-46.3
57.2
PEG 1.27
AWK's PEG is ranked higher than
74% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. AWK: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AWK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.58 Max: 3.64
Current: 1.27
0.63
3.64
Shiller P/E 26.53
AWK's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
77% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.99 vs. AWK: 26.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AWK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.73  Med: 37.69 Max: 239.89
Current: 26.53
24.73
239.89
Current Ratio 0.59
AWK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AWK: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AWK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.59
0.29
1.32
Quick Ratio 0.56
AWK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. AWK: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AWK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.56
0.28
1.29
Days Sales Outstanding 29.33
AWK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 45.90 vs. AWK: 29.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AWK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 18.32  Med: 27.77 Max: 50.96
Current: 29.33
18.32
50.96

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.45
AWK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. AWK: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AWK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.60 Max: 4.27
Current: 2.45
0.92
4.27
Dividend Payout 0.50
AWK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
56% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWK: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AWK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.60 Max: 1.47
Current: 0.5
0.29
1.47
Dividend growth (3y) 10.40
AWK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. AWK: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
AWK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 1.95 Max: 65.1
Current: 10.4
0
65.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.34
AWK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. AWK: 3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AWK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.25  Med: 3.55 Max: 5.82
Current: 3.34
1.25
5.82
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
AWK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. AWK: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
AWK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4  Med: -3.20 Max: -913.9
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.48
AWK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. AWK: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AWK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.25  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.58
Current: 2.48
1.25
2.58
Price/Projected FCF 2.73
AWK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
77% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. AWK: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AWK' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.42  Med: 2.89 Max: 4.54
Current: 2.73
1.42
4.54
Price/Median PS Value 1.47
AWK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AWK: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AWK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.52
Current: 1.47
0.6
1.52
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.55
AWK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. AWK: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
AWK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.55 Max: 3.56
Current: 3.55
0.8
3.56
Price/Graham Number 1.52
AWK's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. AWK: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AWK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.28 Max: 1.6
Current: 1.52
0.96
1.6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.65
AWK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. AWK: 6.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AWK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 6.90 Max: 7.9
Current: 6.65
1.7
7.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 5.46
AWK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. AWK: 5.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AWK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -10.8  Med: -4.80 Max: 29.1
Current: 5.46
-10.8
29.1

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 3,151 3,310 3,483
EPS($) 2.58 2.76 2.85
EPS without NRI($) 2.58 2.76 2.85

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
Compare:UUGRY, CWT, WTR, PEGRY, KTWIF » details
Traded in other countries:AWC.Germany,
American Water Works Co Inc a Delaware Corporation, was founded in 1886 as the American Water Works & Guarantee Company, for the purposes of building and purchasing water systems in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. In 1935, the Company was reorganized under its current name. The Company's business involves the ownership of subsidiaries that provide water and wastewater utility services to residential, commercial, industrial and other customers, including sale for resale and public authority customers. The Company has two operating segments; the Regulated Businesses and the Market-Based Operations. The Regulated Businesses segment includes the Company's 18 utility subsidiaries in continuing operations that provide water and wastewater services to customers in 16 U.S. states. The Market-Based Operations segment is comprised of market-based businesses that provide a broad range of water and wastewater services and products including homeowner water and sewer line maintenance services, water and wastewater facility operations and maintenance services and products for cleansing water and wastewater and wastewater residuals management services. Its Market-Based Operations include three lines of business: Contract Operations Group, which enters into contracts to operate and maintain water and wastewater facilities mainly for the United States military, municipalities, and the food and beverage industry; Homeowner Services Group, which provides services to domestic homeowners and smaller commercial establishments to protect against the cost of repairing broken or leaking water pipes and clogged or blocked sewer pipes inside and outside their accommodations; and Terratec Environmental Ltd., which it refer to as Terratec, which mainly provides biosolids management, transport and disposal services to municipal and industrial customers. The Company's investor-owned competitors, when pursuing acquisitions, based on a comparison of operating revenues and population served, are Aqua America Inc., United Water, American States Water Co. and California Water Services Group. The Company's water and wastewater operations are subject to extensive United States federal, state and local laws and regulations.
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