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How to buy SJW Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in SJW Corporation stock.

SJW Corporation is an utilities-regulated water business based in the US. SJW Corporation shares (SJW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SJW Corporation employs 751 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $580 million.

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SJW Corporation stock price (NYSE: SJW)

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SJW Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-18.
Latest market close$61.03
52-week range$55.44 - $72.45
50-day moving average $65.16
200-day moving average $65.32
Wall St. target price$72.20
PE ratio 36.8506
Dividend yield $1.4 (2.25%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.74

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Is it a good time to buy SJW Corporation stock?

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SJW Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $61.03 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-19) -6.05%
1 month (2022-08-26) -7.22%
3 months (2022-06-24) -0.52%
6 months (2022-03-25) -9.91%
1 year (2021-09-24) -7.40%
2 years (2020-09-25) 0.36%
3 years (2019-09-26) 68.5
5 years (2017-09-26) 7.13%

Is SJW Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

SJW Corporation's P/E ratio

SJW Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, SJW Corporation shares trade at around 37x 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.

SJW Corporation's PEG ratio

SJW Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.1745. 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 SJW Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

SJW Corporation's EBITDA

SJW Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $202.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a SJW Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

SJW Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $580 million
Operating margin TTM 17.29%
Gross profit TTM $318.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.8%
Return on equity TTM 5.19%
Profit margin 9.03%
Book value $34.05
Market capitalisation $1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

SJW Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 81.61% of net profits

Recently SJW Corporation has paid out, on average, around 81.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SJW Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SJW Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.4 per share.

SJW Corporation'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.

SJW Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have SJW Corporation's shares ever split?

SJW Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 March 2006. 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 SJW Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SJW Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted SJW Corporation's share price.

SJW Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SJW Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $55.4363 up to $72.4537. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SJW.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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while SJW Corporation's is 0.5469. This would suggest that SJW Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

SJW Corporation overview

SJW Group, through its subsidiaries, provides water utility services in the United States. It engages in the production, purchase, storage, purification, distribution, wholesale, and retail sale of water and wastewater services. The company also provides non-tariffed services, including water system operations, maintenance agreements, and antenna site leases; contracted services and sewer operations to water utilities; and a Linebacker protection plan for public drinking water customers in Connecticut and Maine. Its water supply consists of groundwater from wells, surface water from watershed run-off and diversion, reclaimed water, and imported water purchased from the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The company offers water service to approximately 231,000 connections that serve approximately one million people residing in portions of the cities of San Jose and Cupertino, as well as in the cities of Campbell, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and the Town of Los Gatos; and adjacent unincorporated territories in the County of Santa Clara in the State of California. In addition, it provides water service to approximately 140,000 connections, which serve approximately 456,000 people in 81 municipalities with a service area comprising approximately 269 square miles throughout Connecticut and Maine, as well as approximately 24,000 connections that serve approximately 70,000 people in a service area comprising approximately 266 square miles in the region between San Antonio and Austin, Texas; and approximately 3,000 wastewater connections in Southbury, Connecticut. Further, the company owns undeveloped land in California and Tennessee; and owns and operates commercial buildings and warehouse properties in Tennessee.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of SJW Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 11.528% of SJW Corporation shares are held by insiders and 82.134% by institutions.
How many people work for SJW Corporation?
Latest data suggests 751 work at SJW Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for SJW Corporation?
SJW Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is SJW Corporation based?
SJW Corporation's address is: 110 West Taylor Street, San Jose, CA, United States, 95110
What is SJW Corporation's ISIN number?
SJW Corporation's international securities identification number is: US7843051043
What is SJW Corporation's CUSIP number?
SJW Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 784305104

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