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Essential Utilities, Inc. (WTRG)

NYSE - NYSE Delayed price. Currency in USD
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35.44+0.28 (+0.80%)
At close: 04:00PM EDT
35.60 +0.16 (+0.45%)
Pre-market: 04:11AM EDT
Currency in USD

Valuation measures4

Market cap (intra-day) 9.69B
Enterprise value 16.78B
Trailing P/E 19.05
Forward P/E 17.79
PEG ratio (5-yr expected) 2.34
Price/sales (ttm)4.62
Price/book (mrq)1.64
Enterprise value/revenue 8.17
Enterprise value/EBITDA 15.84

Trading information

Stock price history

Beta (5Y monthly) 0.81
52-week change 3-18.11%
S&P500 52-week change 320.07%
52-week high 344.05
52-week low 332.07
50-day moving average 335.64
200-day moving average 336.52

Share statistics

Avg vol (3-month) 31.75M
Avg vol (10-day) 31.79M
Shares outstanding 5273.52M
Implied shares outstanding 6273.52M
Float 8272.49M
% held by insiders 10.19%
% held by institutions 179.83%
Shares short (28 Mar 2024) 46.6M
Short ratio (28 Mar 2024) 43.54
Short % of float (28 Mar 2024) 43.04%
Short % of shares outstanding (28 Mar 2024) 42.41%
Shares short (prior month 29 Feb 2024) 45.56M

Dividends & splits

Forward annual dividend rate 41.23
Forward annual dividend yield 43.47%
Trailing annual dividend rate 31.19
Trailing annual dividend yield 33.38%
5-year average dividend yield 42.38
Payout ratio 463.88%
Dividend date 301 June 2024
Ex-dividend date 409 May 2024
Last split factor 25:4
Last split date 303 Sept 2013

Financial highlights

Fiscal year

Fiscal year ends 31 Dec 2023
Most-recent quarter (mrq)31 Dec 2023


Profit margin 24.26%
Operating margin (ttm)36.65%

Management effectiveness

Return on assets (ttm)2.67%
Return on equity (ttm)8.84%

Income statement

Revenue (ttm)2.05B
Revenue per share (ttm)7.69
Quarterly revenue growth (yoy)-32.00%
Gross profit (ttm)N/A
Net income avi to common (ttm)498.23M
Diluted EPS (ttm)1.86
Quarterly earnings growth (yoy)17.90%

Balance sheet

Total cash (mrq)4.61M
Total cash per share (mrq)0.02
Total debt (mrq)7.11B
Total debt/equity (mrq)120.57%
Current ratio (mrq)0.62
Book value per share (mrq)21.57

Cash flow statement

Operating cash flow (ttm)933.59M
Levered free cash flow (ttm)-433.2M