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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 74 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$36.7 million.

How to buy shares in Global Water Resources

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Global Water Resources. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GWRS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Global Water Resources reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$14.59, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Global Water Resources, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Global Water Resources. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Global Water Resources share price

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Global Water Resources shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$14.59
52-week range USD$9.09 - USD$14.17
50-day moving average USD$11.062
200-day moving average USD$10.8064
Wall St. target price USD$12.5
PE ratio 275.5
Dividend yield USD$0.29 (2.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.04

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

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Global Water Resources price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.59 from 2020-12-04

1 week (2020-11-25) 9.70%
1 month (2020-11-05) 32.64%
3 months (2020-09-04) 29.46%
6 months (2020-06-05) 31.92%
1 year (2019-12-05) 10.53%
2 years (2018-12-04) 45.90%
3 years (2017-12-05) 51.51%
5 years (2015-12-02) N/A

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 276x. In other words, Global Water Resources shares trade at around 276x 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 6.6788. 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 USD$15.7 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 USD$36.7 million
Operating margin TTM 19.16%
Gross profit TTM USD$28.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.63%
Return on equity TTM 3.38%
Profit margin 2.8%
Book value $1.507
Market capitalisation USD$254.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Global Water Resources shares

There are currently 92,074 Global Water Resources shares held short by investors – that's known as Global Water Resources's "short interest". This figure is 2.5% down from 94,437 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 22567.156862745). Global Water Resources's SIR currently stands at 4.08. In other words for every 100,000 Global Water Resources shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4080 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% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Global Water Resources shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0072% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Global Water Resources shares, roughly 7 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: 192.8% of net profits

Recently Global Water Resources has paid out, on average, around 192.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.52% 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 2.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Global Water Resources's case, that would currently equate to about $0.29 per share.

Global Water Resources'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.

Global Water Resources's most recent dividend payout was on 30 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 October 2020 (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 $9.09 up to $14.17. 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 Global Water Resources's is 0.4176. 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, 2019, it served approximately 61,000 people in 23,000 homes. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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