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AWK American Water Works PE ratio, current and historical analysis

As of Jun 18, 2024, the American Water Works stock's PE ratio is 26.52. This results from the current EPS of $4.92 and stock price of $130.47. The current PE ratio is nearly equal to the average from the previous 4 quarters.

AWK PE ratio history

How has AWK's PE ratio performed in the past

The PE ratio of American Water Works has averaged 29.62 over the last ten years. The current PE ratio of 26.52 is 10% below the historical average. Over the past ten years, AWK's PE ratio was at its highest in the Sep 2021 quarter at 40.25, when the stock price was $169.04 and the EPS was $4.2. The lowest value was in the Sep 2022 quarter, when it reached 17.93 with a price of $130.16 and an EPS of $7.26.


American Water Works PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 39.15% in 2017

Maximum annual decrease: -30.85% in 2021

Year PE ratio Change
2023 26.94 -20.3%
2022 33.8 24.54%
2021 27.14 -30.85%
2020 39.25 9.91%
2019 35.71 24.34%
2018 28.72 -24.97%
2017 38.28 39.15%
2016 27.51 22.48%
2015 22.46 -0.53%
2014 22.58 11.12%

AWK average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of AWK for the past years

Currently, AWK's PE ratio is below the 3, 5 and 10-year averages.

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AWK PE vs peers

What is AWK's PE ratio compared to its peers

AWK's PE ratio is higher than its peer stocks CWT and AWR. American Water Works's current PE ratio of 26.52 is above the average of its peers, which is 21.38.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
CWT California Water Service Group 19.09 $2.77B
SJW Sjw Group 19.57 $1.68B
ARTNA Artesian Resources Corp 20.31 $355.06M
YORW York Water Co 21.05 $513.39M
AWR American States Water Co 23.01 $2.62B
MSEX Middlesex Water Co 25.22 $917.28M
AWK American Water Works Company Inc 26.52 $25.42B
CDZI Cadiz Inc N/A $200.67M

Frequently asked questions

What is American Water Works's PE ratio?

AWK's price to earnings ratio is 26.52 as of Jun 18, 2024.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for American Water Works (AWK)?

The 3-year average PE ratio for AWK stock is 28.33.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for American Water Works (AWK)?

The 5-year average PE ratio for AWK stock is 31.72.

What is the highest PE ratio for AWK?

In the last ten years, the Sep 2021 quarter recorded the highest quarterly PE ratio at 40.25.

How does the current PE ratio for AWK compare to its historical average?

AWK's price to earnings ratio is currently 10% below its 10-year historical average.

How is AWK's PE ratio calculated (American Water Works PE ratio formula)?

You can calculate the PE ratio by dividing the most recent stock price by the trailing twelve months EPS. As of today (Jun 18, 2024), American Water Works's stock price is $130.47. The earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Mar 2024 is $4.92. Therefore, American Water Works's P/E ratio for today is 26.52. PE RATIO(26.52) = STOCK PRICE($130.47) / TTM EPS($4.92)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.