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How to buy Consolidated Water CoLtd stock

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Consolidated Water Co. Ltd is an utilities-regulated water business based in the US. Consolidated Water CoLtd shares (CWCO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Consolidated Water CoLtd employs 105 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Consolidated Water CoLtd share price

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Consolidated Water CoLtd shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-18.
52-week range$9.96 - $16.34
50-day moving average $13.49
200-day moving average $11.94
Wall St. target price$15.50
PE ratio 44.0063
Dividend yield $0.34 (2.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.32

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Is it a good time to buy Consolidated Water CoLtd stock?

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Is Consolidated Water CoLtd under- or over-valued?

Valuing Consolidated Water CoLtd stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Consolidated Water CoLtd's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Consolidated Water CoLtd's P/E ratio

Consolidated Water CoLtd's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 44x. In other words, Consolidated Water CoLtd shares trade at around 44x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Consolidated Water CoLtd's PEG ratio

Consolidated Water CoLtd's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3964. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Consolidated Water CoLtd's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Consolidated Water CoLtd's EBITDA

Consolidated Water CoLtd's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $15.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Consolidated Water CoLtd's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Consolidated Water CoLtd financials

Revenue TTM $75.1 million
Operating margin TTM 10.64%
Gross profit TTM $25.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.75%
Return on equity TTM 5.06%
Profit margin 6.64%
Book value $10.67
Market capitalisation $211 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Consolidated Water CoLtd shares

There are currently 229,252 Consolidated Water CoLtd shares held short by investors – that's known as Consolidated Water CoLtd's "short interest". This figure is 17.1% up from 195,838 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Consolidated Water CoLtd shares can be evaluated.

Consolidated Water CoLtd's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Consolidated Water CoLtd's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Consolidated Water CoLtd shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Consolidated Water CoLtd shares traded daily (recently around 80722.535211268). Consolidated Water CoLtd's SIR currently stands at 2.84. In other words for every 100,000 Consolidated Water CoLtd shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2840 shares are currently held short.

However Consolidated Water CoLtd's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Consolidated Water CoLtd shares, or, against the total number of tradable Consolidated Water CoLtd shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Consolidated Water CoLtd's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Consolidated Water CoLtd shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.016% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Consolidated Water CoLtd shares, roughly 16 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Consolidated Water CoLtd.

Find out more about how you can short Consolidated Water CoLtd stock.

Consolidated Water CoLtd share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 161.9% of net profits

Recently Consolidated Water CoLtd has paid out, on average, around 161.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Consolidated Water CoLtd shareholders could enjoy a 2.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Consolidated Water CoLtd's case, that would currently equate to about $0.34 per share.

Consolidated Water CoLtd's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Consolidated Water CoLtd's most recent dividend payout was on 29 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Consolidated Water CoLtd's shares ever split?

Consolidated Water CoLtd's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 August 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Consolidated Water CoLtd shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Consolidated Water CoLtd shares which in turn could have impacted Consolidated Water CoLtd's share price.

Consolidated Water CoLtd share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Consolidated Water CoLtd's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.9607 up to $16.3444. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Consolidated Water CoLtd's is 0.2828. This would suggest that Consolidated Water CoLtd's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Consolidated Water CoLtd overview

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. , together with its subsidiaries, designs, constructs, manages, and operates water production and treatment plants primarily in the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, Indonesia, and the United States. The company operates through four segments: Retail, Bulk, Services, and Manufacturing. It uses reverse osmosis technology to produce potable water from seawater. The company produces and supplies water to end-users, including residential, commercial, and government customers, as well as government-owned distributors. It also provides design, engineering, construction, procurement, and management services for desalination projects and plants.

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