Factor Report

Data as of market close on 6/29/2022.

Validea's factor report analyzes any stock using the major investing factors, including value, quality, momentum, and low volatility.
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Latest Close: $45.60 Market Cap ($ mil): $11,950 Sector: Utilities Industry: Water Utilities 52 Week High: $53.93 52 Week Low: $40.97 Relative Strength: 75 Twelve Minus One Return: 0.6% Standard Deviation: 35.8%
PE Ratio: 27.3 Price/Sales: 6.0 Price/Book: 2.2 Price/Cash Flow: 16.2 EV/EBITDA: 20.00 Yield: 2.35% Shareholder Yield: -6.87% F Score: 7 G Score: 4
Return on Equity: 8.7% Return on Assets: 3.0% Return on Tangible Capital: 41.0% Return on Invested Capital: N/A WACC: 4.5% Debt/Equity: 1.16 LT EPS Growth: 9.2% LT Sales Growth: 24.0% Beta: 0.67
Essential Utilities, Inc. is a holding company for regulated utilities, providing water, wastewater or natural gas services in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky under the Aqua and Peoples brands. Its subsidiaries, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. provides water or wastewater services to approximately 50% of the total number of water and wastewater customers it serves. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc.'s service territory is located in the suburban areas in counties north and west of the City of Philadelphia and in approximately 27 other counties in Pennsylvania. It has two segments. The Regulated Water segment consists of water and wastewater regulated utility companies, which are organized by the states where it provides water and wastewater services. The Regulated Natural Gas segment consists of natural gas utility companies, acquired in the Peoples Gas Acquisition, for which it provides natural gas distribution services.

Factor Profile

WTRG's exposure to the major factors (100 is highest).

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