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American Water Works Co (NYSE:AWK) GF Value Rank

: 9 (As of Today)
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American Water Works Co has the GF Value Rank of 9.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.


Competitive Comparison

For the Utilities - Regulated Water subindustry, American Water Works Co's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank 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 GF Value Rank Distribution

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

* The bar in red indicates where American Water Works Co's GF Value Rank falls into.



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American Water Works Co (NYSE:AWK) Business Description

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 nonregulated business is water services for military bases, which operates under long-term contracts with regulated-like returns.
Executives
Michael Marberry director 3050 SPRUCE STREET, ST. LOUIS MO 63103
Martha Clark Goss director C/O OCWEN FINANCIAL CORPORATION, 1661 WORTHINGTON RD, SUITE 100, WEST PALM BEACH FL 33409
Laurie P. Havanec director ONE CARRIER PLACE, FARMINGTON CT 06032
Melanie M Kennedy officer: SVP, Human Resources 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
John C. Griffith officer: EVP Chief Financial Officer 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
James H Gallegos officer: EVP and General Counsel 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
Cheryl Norton officer: SVP,Chief Envrn Off & East Div 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
Melissa K. Wikle officer: Vice President and Controller 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
Walter Lynch officer: Executive VP, Eastern Division 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
Maureen Duffy officer: VP,Corp.Comm.&External Affairs 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
Adam W. Noble officer: Chief Tech. & Innov. Officer 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
Lloyd M Yates director 1N 2ND ST, HARTSVILLE SC 29550
Bruce A Hauk officer: Pres, Reg. Ops & Military Serv 110 W. TAYLOR STREET, SAN JOSE CA 95110
Kevin B Kirwan officer: SVP, Chief Op Excel&Safety Off 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658
Michael A Sgro officer: Interim General Counsel 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ 08102-1658