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How to buy Global Water Resources stock

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Global Water Resources, Inc is an utilities-regulated water business based in the US. Global Water Resources shares (GWRS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Global Water Resources employs 79 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Global Water Resources share price

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Global Water Resources shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$9.58 - $18.15
50-day moving average $17.05
200-day moving average $15.20
Wall St. target price$19.00
PE ratio 344.898
Dividend yield $0.289 (1.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.05

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Is it a good time to buy Global Water Resources stock?

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Is Global Water Resources under- or over-valued?

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

Global Water Resources's P/E ratio

Global Water Resources's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 345x. In other words, Global Water Resources shares trade at around 345x 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.

Global Water Resources's PEG ratio

Global Water Resources's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 10.5818. 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 Global Water Resources's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Global Water Resources's EBITDA

Global Water Resources's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $16.4 million.

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

Global Water Resources financials

Revenue TTM $38.6 million
Operating margin TTM 18.99%
Gross profit TTM $31.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.67%
Return on equity TTM 3.89%
Profit margin 2.86%
Book value $1.43
Market capitalisation $381.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Global Water Resources shares

There are currently 115,742 Global Water Resources shares held short by investors – that's known as Global Water Resources's "short interest". This figure is 6.1% up from 109,136 last month.

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

Global Water Resources's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Global Water Resources's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Global Water Resources shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Global Water Resources shares traded daily (recently around 38580.666666667). Global Water Resources's SIR currently stands at 3. In other words for every 100,000 Global Water Resources shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3000 shares are currently held short.

However Global Water Resources's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Global Water Resources shares, or, against the total number of tradable Global Water Resources shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Global Water Resources's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Global Water Resources shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0052% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Global Water Resources shares, roughly 5 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 Global Water Resources.

Find out more about how you can short Global Water Resources stock.

Global Water Resources share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.39% of net profits

Recently Global Water Resources has paid out, on average, around 1.39% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Global Water Resources shareholders could enjoy a 1.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Global Water Resources's case, that would currently equate to about $0.289 per share.

While Global Water Resources's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Global Water Resources is investing more in its future growth.

Global Water Resources's most recent dividend payout was on 29 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Global Water Resources share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Global Water Resources's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.5759 up to $18.15. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GWRS.US volatility(beta: 0.55)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Global Water Resources's is 0.5469. This would suggest that Global Water Resources's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Global Water Resources overview

Global Water Resources, Inc. , a water resource management company, owns, operates, and manages regulated water, wastewater, and recycled water utilities primarily in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. As of December 31, 2020, it served approximately 66,000 people in 24,000 homes. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. .

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