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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
AWK's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. AWK: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
AWK' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: N/A Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01
Equity-to-Asset 0.28
AWK's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. AWK: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
AWK' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.28
0.23
0.44
Interest Coverage 3.31
AWK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 5.01 vs. AWK: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AWK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 2.86 Max: 3.35
Current: 3.31
0.01
3.35
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 0.85
WACC vs ROIC
3.03%
5.55%
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 % 32.97
AWK's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
85% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 13.81 vs. AWK: 32.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
AWK' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8  Med: 31.25 Max: 34.03
Current: 32.97
-8
34.03
Net Margin % 14.45
AWK's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
75% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. AWK: 14.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
AWK' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.07  Med: 12.08 Max: 15.07
Current: 14.45
-24.07
15.07
ROE % 9.22
AWK's ROE % is ranked higher than
54% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. AWK: 9.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
AWK' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.96  Med: 7.73 Max: 9.55
Current: 9.22
-12.96
9.55
ROA % 2.66
AWK's ROA % is ranked lower than
56% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. AWK: 2.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
AWK' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.3  Med: 2.29 Max: 2.86
Current: 2.66
-4.3
2.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 7.48
AWK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
64% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.99 vs. AWK: 7.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
AWK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.7  Med: 7.42 Max: 8.22
Current: 7.48
-1.7
8.22
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.70
AWK's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. AWK: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
AWK' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.5  Med: 3.5 Max: 899.3
Current: 4.7
-89.5
899.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 5.10
AWK's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. AWK: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
AWK' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.8 Max: 939.7
Current: 5.1
0
939.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 8.20
AWK's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. AWK: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
AWK' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.7  Med: 6.7 Max: 27
Current: 8.2
-4.7
27
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water    NAICS: 221310    SIC: 4941
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Traded in other countries:AWC.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
American Water Works Co Inc provides water and wastewater services to residential, commercial and industrial customers in the United States and Canada. Its operating segments are Regulated Businesses and Market-Based Operations.

Founded in 1886, American Water Works is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility, serving approximately 3.3 million customers. It provides water and wastewater services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, and operates predominantly in regulated markets, which account for over 90% of earnings. Its nonregulated market-based businesses provide wastewater management operations for military bases, municipalities, oil and gas exploration and production companies, and other industrial customers.

Guru Investment Theses on American Water Works Co Inc

Keeley Funds Comments on American Water Works Co. - Nov 03, 2015

The second best performer was American Water Works Co. (NYSE:AWK) which climbed over 13 percent and added 23 basis points of performance to the Fund. The stock was clearly helped by being in the right sector, as all investors flocked toward defensive names during the quarter. American Water Works was specifically helped by a slightly better than expected earnings announcement buoyed by better cost controls and margin improvement.





From the Keeley Mid-Cap Dividend Value Fund commentary on third quarter 2015.



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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 29.62
AWK's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.62 vs. AWK: 29.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
AWK' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.68  Med: 20.29 Max: 30.72
Current: 29.62
14.68
30.72
Forward PE Ratio 26.46
AWK's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.83 vs. AWK: 26.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 29.62
AWK's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
79% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.91 vs. AWK: 29.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
AWK' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.21  Med: 20.14 Max: 30.72
Current: 29.62
15.21
30.72
PB Ratio 2.68
AWK's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. AWK: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
AWK' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.51 Max: 2.96
Current: 2.68
0.69
2.96
PS Ratio 4.30
AWK's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. AWK: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
AWK' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 2.38 Max: 4.64
Current: 4.3
1.13
4.64
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.98
AWK's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
72% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.93 vs. AWK: 10.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
AWK' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.37  Med: 7.77 Max: 26.05
Current: 10.98
4.37
26.05
EV-to-EBIT 19.59
AWK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.50 vs. AWK: 19.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AWK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.1  Med: 14.45 Max: 50
Current: 19.59
-53.1
50
EV-to-EBITDA 13.63
AWK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
71% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. AWK: 13.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AWK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -97.8  Med: 10.3 Max: 52.4
Current: 13.63
-97.8
52.4
PEG Ratio 5.96
AWK's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. AWK: 5.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
AWK' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 3.5 Max: 6.81
Current: 5.96
0.57
6.81
Shiller PE Ratio 92.95
AWK's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 23.78 vs. AWK: 92.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
AWK' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 58.1  Med: 99.16 Max: 193.44
Current: 92.95
58.1
193.44
Current Ratio 0.32
AWK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AWK: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AWK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.57 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.32
0.29
1.32
Quick Ratio 0.30
AWK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. AWK: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AWK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.54 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.3
0.28
1.29
Days Sales Outstanding 27.53
AWK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 49.80 vs. AWK: 27.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AWK' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.32  Med: 27.78 Max: 34.06
Current: 27.53
18.32
34.06

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.93
AWK's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
79% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. AWK: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
AWK' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.5 Max: 4.59
Current: 1.93
0.95
4.59
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.56
AWK's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. AWK: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
AWK' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.56
0.41
0.59
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 20.40
AWK's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. AWK: 20.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
AWK' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 7.7 Max: 31
Current: 20.4
0
31
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.07
AWK's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
80% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. AWK: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.00
AWK's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. AWK: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
AWK' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.48  Med: 3.88 Max: 7.13
Current: 3
1.48
7.13
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.10
AWK's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. AWK: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AWK' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -913.9  Med: -0.7 Max: 88.6
Current: 0.1
-913.9
88.6

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.59
AWK's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
80% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. AWK: 3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
AWK' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.25  Med: 2.03 Max: 4
Current: 3.59
1.25
4
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 3.46
AWK's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. AWK: 3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
AWK' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.42  Med: 2.79 Max: 3.85
Current: 3.46
1.42
3.85
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 2.77
AWK's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
81% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. AWK: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.80
AWK's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. AWK: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
AWK' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.96
Current: 1.8
0.54
1.96
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.17
AWK's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
82% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. AWK: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
AWK' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.34
Current: 2.17
0.95
2.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.11
AWK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
67% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. AWK: 5.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
AWK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.7  Med: 6.6 Max: 8.1
Current: 5.11
-6.7
8.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 4.61
AWK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
53% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. AWK: 4.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
AWK' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.8  Med: -3.05 Max: 32.5
Current: 4.61
-10.8
32.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,315.00
EPS (TTM) $ 2.69
Beta0.16
Short Percentage of Float2.20%
52-Week Range $69.41 - 85.24
Shares Outstanding (Mil)178.19

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 3,497 3,648 3,957
EPS ($) 3.04 3.30 3.45
EPS without NRI ($) 3.04 3.30 3.45
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
9.30%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.62 1.78
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