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WTRG Essential Utilities PE ratio, current and historical analysis

The current PE ratio for Essential Utilities stock as of Sep 28, 2023 is 19.23. This is calculated based on the TTM EPS of $1.77 and the stock price of $34.04 per share. The PE ratio has decreased by 22% from its last 4 quarters average of 24.5.

WTRG PE ratio history

How has WTRG's PE ratio performed in the past

The average historical PE ratio of Essential Utilities for the last ten years is 28.52. The current price-to-earnings ratio of 19.23 is 33% less than the historical average. Analyzing the last ten years, WTRG's PE ratio reached its highest point in the Sep 2019 quarter at 60.58, when the price was $44.83 and the EPS was $0.74. The lowest point was recorded in the Jun 2015 quarter, when it reached 18.01 with a price of $24.49 and an EPS of $1.36.


Essential Utilities PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 42.55% in 2019

Maximum annual decrease: -22.95% in 2021

Year PE ratio Change
2022 26.97 -15.61%
2021 31.96 -22.95%
2020 41.48 -8.09%
2019 45.13 42.55%
2018 31.66 8.95%
2017 29.06 27.68%
2016 22.76 -12.93%
2015 26.14 29.21%
2014 20.23 8.07%
2013 18.72 4%

WTRG average PE ratio chart

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

WTRG's current PE ratio is under its 3, 5 and 10-year averages.

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WTRG PE vs peers

What is WTRG's PE ratio compared to its peers

WTRG's PE ratio is below its peer stock MSEX.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
WTRG Essential Utilities Inc 19.3 $9.04B
MSEX Middlesex Water Co 31.51 $1.17B

Frequently asked questions

What is Essential Utilities's PE ratio?

WTRG's price to earnings ratio is 19.23 as of Sep 28, 2023.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Essential Utilities (WTRG)?

The 3-year average PE ratio for WTRG stock is 29.21.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Essential Utilities (WTRG)?

The 5-year average PE ratio for WTRG stock is 33.99.

What is the highest PE ratio for WTRG?

Over the last ten years, the Sep 2019 quarter recorded the highest quarterly PE ratio at 60.58.

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

The current PE ratio of WTRG is 33% lower than the 10-year historical average.

How is WTRG's PE ratio calculated (Essential Utilities PE ratio formula)?

To determine the P/E ratio, divide the latest stock price by the TTM earnings per share (EPS). As of today (Sep 28, 2023), Essential Utilities's share price is $34.04. The company's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Jun 2023 is $1.77. Therefore, Essential Utilities's price to earnings ratio for today is 19.23. PE RATIO(19.23) = STOCK PRICE($34.04) / TTM EPS($1.77)

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