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How to buy SJW Group stock | $65.61

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SJW Group is an utilities-regulated water business based in the US. SJW Group shares (SJW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SJW Group employs 748 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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SJW Group stock price (NYSE: SJW)

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SJW Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-11.
Latest market close$65.61
52-week range$57.26 - $71.30
50-day moving average $69.02
200-day moving average $65.25
Wall St. target price$73.57
PE ratio 31.3058
Dividend yield $1.32 (1.9%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.15

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SJW Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $65.61 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) -2.61%
1 month (2021-08-18) -3.53%
3 months (2021-06-18) 3.53%
6 months (2021-03-18) 10.05%
1 year (2020-09-18) 9.51%
2 years (2019-09-18) -3.83%
3 years (2018-09-18) 10.79%
5 years (2016-09-16) 54.52%

Is SJW Group under- or over-valued?

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

SJW Group's P/E ratio

SJW Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, SJW Group shares trade at around 31x 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 Group's PEG ratio

SJW Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.3283. 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 Group'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 Group's EBITDA

SJW Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $206.7 million.

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

SJW Group financials

Revenue TTM $568.6 million
Operating margin TTM 19.74%
Gross profit TTM $316.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.12%
Return on equity TTM 6.66%
Profit margin 11.04%
Book value $33.21
Market capitalisation $2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SJW Group shares

There are currently 273,298 SJW Group shares held short by investors – that's known as SJW Group's "short interest". This figure is 6.7% down from 292,927 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting SJW Group shares can be evaluated.

SJW Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SJW Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SJW Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SJW Group shares traded daily (recently around 67480.987654321). SJW Group's SIR currently stands at 4.05. In other words for every 100,000 SJW Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4050 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short SJW Group stock.

SJW Group share dividends

62%

Dividend payout ratio: 62.33% of net profits

Recently SJW Group has paid out, on average, around 62.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SJW Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SJW Group's case, that would currently equate to about $1.32 per share.

SJW Group'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 Group's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have SJW Group's shares ever split?

SJW Group'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 Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SJW Group shares which in turn could have impacted SJW Group's share price.

SJW Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SJW Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $57.2602 up to $71.3. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while SJW Group's is 0.3957. This would suggest that SJW Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

SJW Group 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 in Connecticut; and a Linebacker protection plan for public drinking water customers, as well as offers repair or replace a leaking or broken water service line, curb box, curb box cover, meter pit, meter pit cover, and meter pit valve. 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 139,000 connections, which serve 485,000 people in 81 municipalities with a service area comprising 269 square miles throughout Connecticut and Maine, as well as 20,000 connections that serve approximately 59,000 people in a service area comprising approximately 247 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 Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.301% of SJW Group shares are held by insiders and 77.421% by institutions.
How many people work for SJW Group?
Latest data suggests 748 work at SJW Group.
When does the fiscal year end for SJW Group?
SJW Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is SJW Group based?
SJW Group's address is: 110 West Taylor Street, San Jose, CA, United States, 95110
What is SJW Group's ISIN number?
SJW Group's international securities identification number is: US7843051043
What is SJW Group's CUSIP number?
SJW Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 784305104

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