The York Water Company

Utilities-Regulated Water

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Company Statistics

Market Cap.:
$575.70 million
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Revenue TTM:
$65.09 million
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Gross Profit TTM:
$45.93 million
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Company Profile

The York Water Company had its IPO on 1999-05-03 under the ticker symbol YORW.

The company operates in the Utilities sector and Utilities-Regulated Water industry. The York Water Company has a staff strength of 116 employees.

Stock update

Shares of The York Water Company opened at $40.31 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-09-12.

The stocks traded within a range of $40.07 - $40.49, and closed at $40.28.

This is a +0.12% increase from the previous day's closing price.

A total volume of 23,016 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.

In the last one week, shares of The York Water Company have slipped by -0.25%.

The York Water Company's Key Ratios

The York Water Company has a market cap of $575.70 million, indicating a price to book ratio of 3.2115 and a price to sales ratio of 10.9473.

In the last 12-months The York Water Company’s revenue was $65.09 million with a gross profit of $45.93 million and an EBITDA of $36.30 million. The EBITDA ratio measures The York Water Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.

In the trailing 12-month period, The York Water Company’s operating margin was 38.88% while its return on assets stood at 3.07% with a return of equity of 10.09%.

In Q2, The York Water Company’s quarterly earnings growth was a positive 27% while revenue growth was a positive 26%.

The York Water Company’s PE and PEG Ratio

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Trailing PE

Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $1.46 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 32.1543 and a PEG multiple of 7.71. A low price to earnings ratio can mean the stock is attractively valued while a high ratio suggests the stock may be overvalued.

The PEG on the other hand provides a broader view compared to the P/E ratio and gives greater insight into The York Water Company’s profitability.

The York Water Company stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 13.3134 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of 23.5086. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 10.9473.

The York Water Company stock pays annual dividends of $0.803 per share, indicating a yield of 2.01% and a payout ratio of 55.53%.

Balance sheet and cash flow metrics

Total Assets
$543.54 million
Total Liabilities
$21.30 million
Operating Cash Flow
Capital Expenditure
$19.18 million
Dividend Payout Ratio

The York Water Company ended 2023 with $543.54 million in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $543.54 million while shareholder equity stood at $212.54 million.

The York Water Company ended 2023 with $0 in deferred long-term liabilities, $21.30 million in other current liabilities, 135199000.00 in common stock, $77.35 million in retained earnings and $0 in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $1000.00 and cash and short-term investments were $1000.00. The company’s total short-term debt was $0 while long-term debt stood at $157.77 million.

The York Water Company’s total current assets stands at $15.36 million while long-term investments were $0 and short-term investments were $0. Its net receivables were $10.33 million compared to accounts payable of $14.38 million and inventory worth $3.53 million.

In 2023, The York Water Company's operating cash flow was $-19179000.00 while its capital expenditure stood at $19.18 million.

Comparatively, The York Water Company paid $0.56 in dividends in 2023.

Other key metrics

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Analyst Target Price

The York Water Company stock is currently trading at $40.28 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $46.5825 and a 52-week low of $46.5825. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $59.

Its 50-day moving average was $41.27 and 200-day moving average was $43.31 The short ratio stood at 4.39 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.

Around 132.2% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 4905.2% are held by institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About The York Water Company

The stock symbol (also called stock or share ticker) of The York Water Company is YORW

The IPO of The York Water Company took place on 1999-05-03

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The York Water Company impounds, purifies, and distributes drinking water. It owns and operates three wastewater collection systems; eight wastewater collection and treatment systems; and two reservoirs, including Lake Williams and Lake Redman, which hold approximately 2.2 billion gallons of water. The company also operates a 15-mile pipeline from the Susquehanna River to Lake Redman; and owns groundwater wells that supply water to customers in the York and Adams Counties. It serves customers in the fixtures and furniture, electrical machinery, food products, paper, ordnance units, textile products, air conditioning systems, laundry detergents, barbells, and motorcycle industries in 54 municipalities within three counties in south-central Pennsylvania. The company was incorporated in 1816 and is based in York, Pennsylvania.


130 East Market Street, York, PA, United States, 17401