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How to buy The York Water Company stock

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The York Water Company is an utilities-regulated water business based in the US. The York Water Company shares (YORW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The York Water Company employs 108 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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The York Water Company share price

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The York Water Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$38.86 - $52.50
50-day moving average $48.63
200-day moving average $46.22
Wall St. target price$53.00
PE ratio 40.5591
Dividend yield $0.728 (1.42%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.27

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Is it a good time to buy The York Water Company stock?

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Is The York Water Company under- or over-valued?

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

The York Water Company's P/E ratio

The York Water Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, The York Water Company shares trade at around 41x 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.

The York Water Company's PEG ratio

The York Water Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.71. 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 The York Water Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The York Water Company's EBITDA

The York Water Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $31.2 million.

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

The York Water Company financials

Revenue TTM $53.9 million
Operating margin TTM 42.84%
Gross profit TTM $43.1 million
Return on assets TTM 3.74%
Return on equity TTM 11.97%
Profit margin 30.82%
Book value $10.97
Market capitalisation $672 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The York Water Company shares

There are currently 277,217 The York Water Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The York Water Company's "short interest". This figure is 32.5% up from 209,298 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The York Water Company shares can be evaluated.

The York Water Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The York Water Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The York Water Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The York Water Company shares traded daily (recently around 58484.599156118). The York Water Company's SIR currently stands at 4.74. In other words for every 100,000 The York Water Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4740 shares are currently held short.

However The York Water Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The York Water Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The York Water Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The York Water Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The York Water Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0215% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The York Water Company shares, roughly 22 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 The York Water Company.

Find out more about how you can short The York Water Company stock.

The York Water Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 57.89% of net profits

Recently The York Water Company has paid out, on average, around 57.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The York Water Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The York Water Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.728 per share.

The York Water Company'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.

The York Water Company's most recent dividend payout was on 14 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The York Water Company's shares ever split?

The York Water Company's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 11 September 2006. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The York Water Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The York Water Company shares which in turn could have impacted The York Water Company's share price.

The York Water Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The York Water Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.8622 up to $52.5. 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 The York Water Company's is 0.2052. This would suggest that The York Water Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The York Water Company overview

The York Water Company impounds, purifies, and distributes drinking water. It owns and operates two wastewater collection systems; five wastewater collection and treatment systems; and two reservoirs, including Lake Williams and Lake Redman, which hold approximately 2. 2 billion gallons of water. The company also operates a 15-mile pipeline from the Susquehanna River to Lake Redman; and owns nine groundwater wells that supply water to customers in the Adams County. It serves customers in the fixtures and furniture, electrical machinery, food products, paper, ordnance units, textile products, air conditioning systems, laundry detergents, barbells, and motorcycle industries in 51 municipalities within three counties in south-central Pennsylvania. The York Water Company was incorporated in 1816 and is based in York, Pennsylvania. .

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