American Water Works (AWK): Well-Run Utility, Yet Pricey


American Water Works (AWK) is the largest water utility by market capitalization, which is currently $14 billion.

The next largest competitor is half its size. Out of 14 industry members, AWK has the 6th highest PE (25.86), the 7th highest forward PE (22.42), and the 9th highest dividend (currently yielding 2.10%).

American Water Works is a well-run water utility.

Its operating margin has increased over the last five years while the debt/asset ratio is contained.

It’s a bit pricey for a 2.1% yield.


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