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How to buy American States Water Company (AWR) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in American States Water Company stocks.

American States Water Company is an utilities-regulated water business based in the US. American States Water Company stocks (AWR.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $82.16 – a decrease of 2.23% over the previous week. American States Water Company employs 841 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $506.4 million.

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American States Water Company stock price (NYSE:AWR)

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American States Water Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-23.
Latest market close$89.76
52-week range$69.21 - $103.77
50-day moving average $97.10
200-day moving average $88.15
Wall St. target price$92.20
PE ratio 36.1172
Dividend yield $1.37 (1.59%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.54

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Is it a good time to buy American States Water Company stock?

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American States Water Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $89.76 from 2022-01-27

1 week (2022-01-21) -2.23%
1 month (2021-12-29) -12.51%
3 months (2021-10-29) -1.19%
6 months (2021-07-29) 1.71%
1 year (2021-01-29) 16.18%
2 years (2020-01-29) -0.72%
3 years (2019-01-29) 38.13%
5 years (2017-01-27) 104.74%

Is American States Water Company under- or over-valued?

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

American States Water Company's P/E ratio

American States 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 36x. In other words, American States Water Company shares trade at around 36x 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.

American States Water Company's PEG ratio

American States Water Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.4216. 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 American States 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.

American States Water Company's EBITDA

American States Water Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $182.8 million.

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

American States Water Company financials

Revenue TTM $506.4 million
Operating margin TTM 28.35%
Gross profit TTM $261.4 million
Return on assets TTM 4.98%
Return on equity TTM 14.35%
Profit margin 18.6%
Book value $18.38
Market capitalisation $3.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

American States Water Company share dividends

55%

Dividend payout ratio: 55.12% of net profits

Recently American States Water Company has paid out, on average, around 55.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American States Water Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American States Water Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.37 per share.

American States 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.

American States Water Company's most recent dividend payout was on 30 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have American States Water Company's shares ever split?

American States Water Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 September 2013. 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 American States Water Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American States Water Company shares which in turn could have impacted American States Water Company's share price.

American States Water Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American States Water Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $69.2143 up to $103.77. 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 American States Water Company's is 0.108. This would suggest that American States Water Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

American States Water Company overview

American States Water Company, through its subsidiaries, provides water and electric services to residential, commercial, industrial, and other customers in the United States. It operates through three segments: Water, Electric, and Contracted Services. The company purchases, produces, distributes, and sells water, as well as distributes electricity. As of December 31, 2020, it provided water service to approximately 261,796 customers located throughout 10 counties in the State of California; and distributed electricity to approximately 24,545 customers in San Bernardino County mountain communities in California. The company also provides water and/or wastewater services, including the operation, maintenance, and construction of facilities at the water and/or wastewater systems at various military installations. American States Water Company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in San Dimas, California. .

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