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Essential Utilities, Inc. (WTRG)

NYSE - NYSE Delayed price. Currency in USD
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39.29-0.38 (-0.96%)
At close: 04:00PM EDT
39.53 +0.24 (+0.61%)
After hours: 06:28PM EDT
Currency in USD

Valuation measures4

Market cap (intra-day) 10.85B
Enterprise value 17.86B
Trailing P/E 18.80
Forward P/E 20.04
PEG ratio (5-yr expected) 2.99
Price/sales (ttm)5.52
Price/book (mrq)1.78
Enterprise value/revenue 9.21
Enterprise value/EBITDA 15.39

Trading information

Stock price history

Beta (5Y monthly) 0.80
52-week change 3-3.51%
S&P500 52-week change 328.04%
52-week high 343.26
52-week low 332.07
50-day moving average 336.73
200-day moving average 336.16

Share statistics

Avg vol (3-month) 31.66M
Avg vol (10-day) 31.25M
Shares outstanding 5273.52M
Implied shares outstanding 6276.17M
Float 8272.71M
% held by insiders 10.18%
% held by institutions 183.87%
Shares short (30 Apr 2024) 46.72M
Short ratio (30 Apr 2024) 43.98
Short % of float (30 Apr 2024) 43.10%
Short % of shares outstanding (30 Apr 2024) 42.46%
Shares short (prior month 28 Mar 2024) 46.6M

Dividends & splits

Forward annual dividend rate 41.23
Forward annual dividend yield 43.10%
Trailing annual dividend rate 31.21
Trailing annual dividend yield 33.05%
5-year average dividend yield 42.40
Payout ratio 457.27%
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 Mar 2024


Profit margin 29.52%
Operating margin (ttm)37.72%

Management effectiveness

Return on assets (ttm)2.66%
Return on equity (ttm)9.87%

Income statement

Revenue (ttm)1.94B
Revenue per share (ttm)7.20
Quarterly revenue growth (yoy)-15.70%
Gross profit (ttm)N/A
Net income avi to common (ttm)572.56M
Diluted EPS (ttm)2.09
Quarterly earnings growth (yoy)38.80%

Balance sheet

Total cash (mrq)35.2M
Total cash per share (mrq)0.13
Total debt (mrq)7.05B
Total debt/equity (mrq)116.00%
Current ratio (mrq)0.62
Book value per share (mrq)22.23

Cash flow statement

Operating cash flow (ttm)772.67M
Levered free cash flow (ttm)-533.09M