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An Examination Of Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR)

Bernadette Hatcher

Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of WTR, it is a well-regarded dividend payer with a an impressive history of delivering benchmark-beating performance. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Aqua America here.

Established dividend payer with proven track record

Over the past year, WTR has grown its earnings by 5.6%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did WTR outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Water Utilities industry expansion, which generated a 0.7% earnings growth. This is what investors like to see!

NYSE:WTR Income Statement Export January 22nd 19

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, WTR is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 2.6%.

NYSE:WTR Historical Dividend Yield January 22nd 19

Next Steps:

For Aqua America, I’ve compiled three relevant factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for WTR’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for WTR’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are WTR’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of WTR? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.