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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
UUGWF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. UUGWF: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
UUGWF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.04
0.03
0.41
Equity-to-Asset 0.23
UUGWF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
79% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. UUGWF: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
UUGWF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.23
0.15
0.32
Interest Coverage 2.67
UUGWF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 5.01 vs. UUGWF: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UUGWF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.14  Med: 2.72 Max: 3.71
Current: 2.67
2.14
3.71
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 0.92
Beneish M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
3.51%
6.54%
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 % 35.53
UUGWF's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
87% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 13.81 vs. UUGWF: 35.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
UUGWF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.07  Med: 37.05 Max: 48.81
Current: 35.53
28.07
48.81
Net Margin % 25.46
UUGWF's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
87% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. UUGWF: 25.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
UUGWF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.38  Med: 24.22 Max: 43.78
Current: 25.46
7.38
43.78
ROE % 15.88
UUGWF's ROE % is ranked higher than
81% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. UUGWF: 15.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
UUGWF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.7  Med: 17.51 Max: 36.18
Current: 15.88
7.7
36.18
ROA % 3.56
UUGWF's ROA % is ranked higher than
59% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. UUGWF: 3.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
UUGWF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.78  Med: 3.5 Max: 8.05
Current: 3.56
1.78
8.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 6.55
UUGWF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
71% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.99 vs. UUGWF: 6.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
UUGWF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.58  Med: 6.91 Max: 10.04
Current: 6.55
5.58
10.04
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.30
UUGWF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. UUGWF: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
UUGWF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.9  Med: 1.3 Max: 9.2
Current: 0.3
-20.9
9.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -2.30
UUGWF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. UUGWF: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
UUGWF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.3  Med: 0 Max: 7.5
Current: -2.3
-12.3
7.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -16.30
UUGWF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
80% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. UUGWF: -16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
UUGWF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.5  Med: -4.5 Max: 27.6
Current: -16.3
-18.5
27.6
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water    NAICS: 221310    SIC: 4941
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Traded in other countries:UUEC.Germany, UU..UK,
Headquarter Location:UK
United Utilities Group PLC through its subsidiaries owns and manages the regulated water and wastewater network in the North West of England.

United Utilities Group is primarily a holding company for United Utilities Water, the country's largest regulated water and wastewater utility, serving customers in northwest England, including Manchester and Liverpool.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 12.73
UUGWF's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.62 vs. UUGWF: 12.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
UUGWF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.94  Med: 13.38 Max: 25.26
Current: 12.73
2.94
25.26
Forward PE Ratio 20.79
UUGWF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.83 vs. UUGWF: 20.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 12.73
UUGWF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
64% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.91 vs. UUGWF: 12.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
UUGWF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.41  Med: 13.62 Max: 25.26
Current: 12.73
6.41
25.26
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 16.96
UUGWF's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
51% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 19.19 vs. UUGWF: 16.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
UUGWF' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.48  Med: 22.93 Max: 50.32
Current: 16.96
6.48
50.32
PB Ratio 1.97
UUGWF's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. UUGWF: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
UUGWF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 2.47 Max: 3.16
Current: 1.97
0.83
3.16
PS Ratio 3.27
UUGWF's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. UUGWF: 3.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
UUGWF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 2.79 Max: 4.15
Current: 3.27
1.13
4.15
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 57.84
UUGWF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
88% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 15.22 vs. UUGWF: 57.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
UUGWF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.86  Med: 55.04 Max: 126.27
Current: 57.84
9.86
126.27
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 6.79
UUGWF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
55% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.93 vs. UUGWF: 6.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
UUGWF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.91  Med: 7.42 Max: 10.26
Current: 6.79
3.91
10.26
EV-to-EBIT 18.81
UUGWF'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. UUGWF: 18.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UUGWF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 15.4 Max: 25
Current: 18.81
7.1
25
EV-to-EBITDA 12.14
UUGWF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
65% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. UUGWF: 12.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
UUGWF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 10.5 Max: 15.1
Current: 12.14
5.3
15.1
PEG Ratio 5.72
UUGWF's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. UUGWF: 5.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
UUGWF' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.63  Med: 10.71 Max: 13.77
Current: 5.72
2.63
13.77
Shiller PE Ratio 10.97
UUGWF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 23.78 vs. UUGWF: 10.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
UUGWF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.4  Med: 12.59 Max: 14.07
Current: 10.97
10.4
14.07
Current Ratio 0.95
UUGWF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. UUGWF: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UUGWF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.3
Current: 0.95
0.64
1.3
Quick Ratio 0.92
UUGWF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. UUGWF: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UUGWF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.26
Current: 0.92
0.6
1.26
Days Sales Outstanding 65.10
UUGWF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
63% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 49.80 vs. UUGWF: 65.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UUGWF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.94  Med: 45.42 Max: 77.52
Current: 65.1
29.94
77.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 4.17
UUGWF's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
66% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. UUGWF: 4.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
UUGWF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.64  Med: 5.42 Max: 9.68
Current: 4.17
3.64
9.68
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.61
UUGWF's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. UUGWF: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
UUGWF' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.6
Current: 0.61
0.35
1.6
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 1.10
UUGWF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
60% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. UUGWF: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
UUGWF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.3  Med: 0.7 Max: 3
Current: 1.1
-11.3
3
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.95
UUGWF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
65% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. UUGWF: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.57
UUGWF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
58% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. UUGWF: 4.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
UUGWF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 6.1 Max: 10.9
Current: 4.57
4.1
10.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.35
UUGWF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. UUGWF: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
UUGWF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 2.52 Max: 2.94
Current: 2.35
0.93
2.94
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.47
UUGWF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. UUGWF: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
UUGWF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 2.39 Max: 7.55
Current: 2.47
2.01
7.55
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.30
UUGWF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. UUGWF: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
UUGWF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.43
Current: 1.3
0.48
1.43
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.22
UUGWF's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. UUGWF: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
UUGWF' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.2 Max: 1.7
Current: 1.22
0.56
1.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.32
UUGWF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. UUGWF: 5.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
UUGWF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 6.5 Max: 14.1
Current: 5.32
4
14.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 2.94
UUGWF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
54% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. UUGWF: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
UUGWF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.5  Med: -5.1 Max: 3.9
Current: 2.94
-9.5
3.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,171.51
EPS (TTM) $ 0.81
Beta0.35
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $10.75 - 12.80
Shares Outstanding (Mil)681.90

Analyst Estimate

Mar18 Mar19
Revenue (Mil $) 2,246 2,327
EPS ($) 0.64 0.73
EPS without NRI ($) 0.64 0.73
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
0.72%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.51 0.53

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