American Water Works
AWK
#631
Rank
$29.20 B
Marketcap
$160.60
Share price
1.25%
Change (1 day)
-0.14%
Change (1 year)
American Water Works Company or Amwater for short is an American water supply company.

P/E ratio for American Water Works (AWK)

P/E ratio as of February 2023 (TTM): 22.1

According to American Water Works's latest financial reports and stock price the company's current price-to-earnings ratio (TTM) is 22.1212. At the end of 2021 the company had a P/E ratio of 27.1.

P/E ratio history for American Water Works from 2008 to 2022

PE ratio at the end of each year

Year P/E ratio Change
202127.1-30.69%
202039.29.31%
201935.824.69%
201828.7-24.82%
201738.238.88%
201627.522.49%
201522.5-0.54%
201422.610.63%
201320.411.62%
201218.3

P/E ratio for similar companies or competitors

Company P/E ratio P/E ratio differencediff. Country
33.0 49.40%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
36.7 66.12%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
-6.29-128.42%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
27.7 25.12%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
41.9 89.49%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
43.2 95.24%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
45.7 106.69%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA

How to read a P/E ratio?

The Price/Earnings ratio measures the relationship between a company's stock price and its earnings per share. A low but positive P/E ratio stands for a company that is generating high earnings compared to its current valuation and might be undervalued. A company with a high negative (near 0) P/E ratio stands for a company that is generating heavy losses compared to its current valuation.

Companies with a P/E ratio over 30 or a negative one are generaly seen as "growth stocks" meaning that investors typically expect the company to grow or to become profitable in the future.
Companies with a positive P/E ratio bellow 10 are generally seen as "value stocks" meaning that the company is already very profitable and unlikely to strong growth in the future.