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How to buy Global Water Resources (GWRS) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Global Water Resources stocks.

Global Water Resources is an utilities-regulated water business based in the US. Global Water Resources stocks (GWRS.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $17.35 – a decrease of 2.93% over the previous week. Global Water Resources employs 79 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $41.4 million.

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Global Water Resources stock price (NASDAQ:GWRS)

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Global Water Resources shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-25.
Latest market close$14.60
52-week range$14.38 - $21.10
50-day moving average $17.18
200-day moving average $17.79
Wall St. target price$21.00
PE ratio 116.1069
Dividend yield $0.291 (1.97%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.13

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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 $14.6 from 2022-01-26

1 week (2022-01-21) -2.47%
1 month (2021-12-28) -13.81%
3 months (2021-10-28) -22.75%
6 months (2021-07-28) -18.80%
1 year (2021-01-28) -7.48%
2 years (2020-01-28) 13.62%
3 years (2019-01-28) 56.65%
5 years (2017-01-27) 77.18%

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 116x. In other words, Global Water Resources shares trade at around 116x 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 7.1875. 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 $16 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 $41.4 million
Operating margin TTM 15.94%
Gross profit TTM $31.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.43%
Return on equity TTM 9.28%
Profit margin 7.27%
Book value $1.37
Market capitalisation $344.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Global Water Resources share dividends

70%

Dividend payout ratio: 69.89% of net profits

Recently Global Water Resources has paid out, on average, around 69.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.97% 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 1.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Global Water Resources's case, that would currently equate to about $0.291 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 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 January 2022 (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 $14.38 up to $21.1032. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GWRS.US volatility(beta: 0.59)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.5864. 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, 2020, it served approximately 66,000 people in 24,000 homes. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. .

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