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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
UUGWF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. UUGWF: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.08 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.04
0.03
0.41
Equity to Asset 0.22
UUGWF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. UUGWF: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.22
0.15
0.32
Interest Coverage 3.17
UUGWF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. UUGWF: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.02  Med: 2.36 Max: 3.71
Current: 3.17
2.02
3.71
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.88
M-Score: -2.39
WACC vs ROIC
6.14%
6.16%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 37.98
UUGWF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. UUGWF: 37.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 27.67  Med: 35.87 Max: 48.81
Current: 37.98
27.67
48.81
Net-margin (%) 15.77
UUGWF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. UUGWF: 15.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.38  Med: 19.35 Max: 43.78
Current: 15.77
7.38
43.78
ROE (%) 11.78
UUGWF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.69 vs. UUGWF: 11.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.7  Med: 16.63 Max: 36.18
Current: 11.78
7.7
36.18
ROA (%) 2.50
UUGWF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. UUGWF: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.78  Med: 3.27 Max: 8.05
Current: 2.5
1.78
8.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.76
UUGWF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. UUGWF: 5.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.75  Med: 8.42 Max: 16.28
Current: 5.76
5.75
16.28
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.20
UUGWF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. UUGWF: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.9  Med: 1.30 Max: 9.2
Current: 3.2
-20.9
9.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.10
UUGWF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. UUGWF: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.3  Med: 0.00 Max: 7.6
Current: 2.1
-12.3
7.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.60
UUGWF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. UUGWF: -4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19  Med: -4.60 Max: 27.6
Current: -4.6
-19
27.6
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.10
UUGWF's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. UUGWF: 22.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.94  Med: 13.52 Max: 25.61
Current: 22.1
2.94
25.61
Forward P/E 19.16
UUGWF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. UUGWF: 19.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.90
UUGWF's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
66% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. UUGWF: 21.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.42  Med: 13.28 Max: 25.08
Current: 21.9
6.42
25.08
P/B 2.45
UUGWF's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. UUGWF: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.83  Med: 2.39 Max: 3.16
Current: 2.45
0.83
3.16
P/S 3.48
UUGWF's P/S is ranked lower than
79% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. UUGWF: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.13  Med: 2.44 Max: 4.16
Current: 3.48
1.13
4.16
POCF 8.50
UUGWF's POCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. UUGWF: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.9  Med: 7.44 Max: 11.72
Current: 8.5
3.9
11.72
EV-to-EBIT 22.64
UUGWF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
77% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. UUGWF: 22.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.2  Med: 12.60 Max: 20.4
Current: 22.64
8.2
20.4
PEG 9.95
UUGWF's PEG is ranked lower than
83% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. UUGWF: 9.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.62  Med: 3.65 Max: 41.02
Current: 9.95
1.62
41.02
Shiller P/E 13.84
UUGWF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.95 vs. UUGWF: 13.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.14  Med: 8.81 Max: 16.84
Current: 13.84
7.14
16.84
Current Ratio 0.64
UUGWF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. UUGWF: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.3
Current: 0.64
0.64
1.3
Quick Ratio 0.60
UUGWF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. UUGWF: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.26
Current: 0.6
0.6
1.26
Days Sales Outstanding 74.96
UUGWF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
76% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 50.64 vs. UUGWF: 74.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 29.94  Med: 43.92 Max: 76.83
Current: 74.96
29.94
76.83

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.34
UUGWF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
62% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. UUGWF: 4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.64  Med: 5.89 Max: 9.69
Current: 4.34
3.64
9.69
Dividend Payout 0.92
UUGWF's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
78% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. UUGWF: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.94
Current: 0.92
0.26
1.94
Dividend growth (3y) 2.40
UUGWF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
55% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. UUGWF: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -11.3  Med: 0.30 Max: 3
Current: 2.4
-11.3
3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.86
UUGWF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. UUGWF: 4.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.08  Med: 6.60 Max: 10.86
Current: 4.86
4.08
10.86
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
UUGWF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. UUGWF: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.8  Med: -0.10 Max: -9
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.40
UUGWF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. UUGWF: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.4  Med: 8.00 Max: 12.2
Current: 4.4
4.4
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.93
UUGWF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. UUGWF: 3.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UUGWF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -9.5  Med: -4.80 Max: 6.8
Current: 3.93
-9.5
6.8

Analyst Estimate

Mar16 Mar17 Mar18
Revenue(Mil) 2,684 2,730 2,830
EPS($) 0.71 0.68 0.73
EPS without NRI($) 0.71 0.68 0.73

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
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Traded in other countries:UU..UK, UUEC.Germany,
United Utilities Group PLC was incorporated on April 08, 2008. The Company owns and manages the regulated water and wastewater network in the North West of England, through its subsidiary United Utilities Water PLC (UUW). UUW holds licenses to provide water and wastewater services to a population of approximately seven million people and businesses in the North West of England.

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