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American Water Works Co Financial Strength

: 4 (As of Jun. 2022)
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American Water Works Co has the Financial Strength Rank of 4.

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). The higher, the better.
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.
3. Altman Z-Score.

American Water Works Co's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 3.08. American Water Works Co's debt to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 3.12. As of today, American Water Works Co's Altman Z-Score is 1.35.


Competitive Comparison

For the Utilities - Regulated Water subindustry, American Water Works Co's Financial Strength, along with its competitors' market caps and Financial Strength data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

American Water Works Co Financial Strength Distribution

For the Utilities - Regulated industry and Utilities sector, American Water Works Co's Financial Strength distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where American Water Works Co's Financial Strength falls into.



American Water Works Co Financial Strength Calculation

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

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

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest Coverage (current year). The higher, the better.

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

American Water Works Co's Interest Expense for the months ended in Jun. 2022 was $-106 Mil. Its Operating Income for the months ended in Jun. 2022 was $327 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $11,102 Mil.

American Water Works Co's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2022 )/Interest Expense (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=-1*327/-106
=3.08

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.

American Water Works Co's Debt to Revenue Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is

Debt to Revenue Ratio=Total Debt (Q: Jun. 2022 ) / Revenue
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Revenue
=(598 + 11102) / 3748
=3.12

3. Altman Z-Score.

Z-Score model is an accurate forecaster of failure up to two years prior to distress. It can be considered the assessment of the distress of industrial corporations.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Z-Score is less than 1.81, it is in Distress Zones.
When Z-Score is greater than 2.99, it is in Safe Zones.
When Z-Score is between 1.81 and 2.99, it is in Grey Zones.

American Water Works Co has a Z-score of 1.35, indicating it is in Distress Zones. This implies bankrupcy possibility in the next two years.

Warning Sign:

Altman Z-score of 1.35 is in distress zone. This implies bankruptcy possibility in the next two years.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


American Water Works Co  (NYSE:AWK) Financial Strength Explanation

The maximum rank is 10. Companies with rank 7 or higher will be unlikely to fall into distressed situations. Companies with rank of 3 or less are likely in financial distress.

American Water Works Co has the Financial Strength Rank of 4.


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American Water Works Co Business Description

American Water Works Co logo
Address
1 Water Street, Camden, NJ, USA, 08102-1658
American Water Works is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility, serving approximately 3.5 million customers in 16 states. It provides water and wastewater services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers and operates predominantly in regulated markets. The company's only nonregulated business is water services for military bases, which operates under long-term contracts.
Executives
Griffith John C. officer: EVP Chief Financial Officer 1 WATER STREET CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
Gallegos James H officer: EVP and General Counsel P O BOX 14720 MADISON WI 53708
Noble Adam W. officer: Chief Tech. & Innov. Officer 1 WATER STREET CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
Norton Cheryl officer: SVP,Chief Envrn Off & East Div 1 WATER STREET CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
Hauk Bruce A officer: Pres, Reg. Ops & Military Serv 1 WATER STREET CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
Kirwan Kevin B officer: SVP, Chief Op Excel&Safety Off 1 WATER STREET CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
Harris Kimberly J director
Kampling Patricia L director PO BOX 2568 MADISON WI 53701
Yates Lloyd M director 1N 2ND ST HARTSVILLE SC 29550
Hardwick M Susan officer: EVP - Finance C/O AMERICAN WATER WORKS COMPANY, INC. 1 WATER STREET CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
Merante James S officer: Vice President and Treasurer 1 WATER STREET CAMDEN NJ 08102
Stavridis James G. director C/O NEUBERGER BERMAN MANAGEMENT LLC 605 THIRD AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10158-0180
Edwards Jeffrey N director ONE LIBERTY PLAZA NEW YORK NY 10006
Witherspoon Charles officer: Vice President and Treasurer 530 HERMAN O WEST DRIVE EXTON PA 19341
Swaminathan Radhakrishnan officer: SVP,Chief Tech.&Innov. Officer 1 WATER STREET CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658

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