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York Water

BST:YWA
Snowflake Description

Proven track record average dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
YWA
BST
$543M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Utilities
Company description

The York Water Company impounds, purifies, and distributes drinking water. The last earnings update was 8 days ago. More info.


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YWA Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-0.5%
BST:YWA
3.9%
Europe Water Utilities
-1%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-
BST:YWA
24.3%
Europe Water Utilities
9.1%
DE Market
YWA Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
York Water (YWA) -0.5% -2.1% - - - -
Europe Water Utilities 3.9% 1.6% 14.5% 24.3% 4.4% 4.3%
DE Market -1% 4.4% 13% 9.1% 13.8% 20.2%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • No trading data on YWA.
  • No trading data on YWA.
Price Volatility
YWA
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

YWA Value

 Is York Water undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of York Water to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for York Water.

BST:YWA Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model Dividend Discount Model
Dividend Per Share Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $ .693200
Payout Ratio Company Filings (2019-09-30) 6401.8%
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 5%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate 0.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for BST:YWA
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate 0.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Water Utilities Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.3
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.301 (1 + (1- 21%) (18.98%))
0.348
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.8
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.23% + (0.8 * 5.96%)
5%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for BST:YWA using Dividend Discount Model Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for York Water is arrived at by discounting future dividends to their present value. This approach is used for finance firms where free cash flow is difficult to estimate (e.g. Banks/ Insurance firms).

If the firm does not pay the majority of its earnings out as a dividend this method will often arrive at a value significantly lower than the share price.

See our documentation to learn about this calculation.

BST:YWA Gordon Growth Model
Calculation Result
Value per share = Expected dividends per share / (Discount Rate - Perpetual growth rate)
= $0.69 / (5% - 0.23%)
$11.51
BST:YWA Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in BST:YWA represents 0.88994x of NasdaqGS:YORW
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.88994x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (USD) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= $ 14.54 x 0.88994
€12.94
Value per share (EUR) From above. €12.94
Current discount Discount to share price of €37.60
= -1 x (€37.60 - €12.94) / €12.94
-190.6%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of York Water is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for York Water's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are York Water's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
BST:YWA PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $1.13
NasdaqGS:YORW Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-11-15) in USD $42.25
Europe Water Utilities Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 10 Publicly-Listed Water Utilities Companies 17.29x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 399 Publicly-Listed Companies 19.41x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of York Water.

BST:YWA PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:YORW Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 42.25 ÷ 1.13

37.24x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • York Water is overvalued based on earnings compared to the Europe Water Utilities industry average.
  • York Water is overvalued based on earnings compared to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does York Water's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
BST:YWA PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 37.24x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
Not available
Global Water Utilities Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 36 Publicly-Listed Water Utilities Companies 1.16x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 253 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.36x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for York Water, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on York Water's assets?
Raw Data
BST:YWA PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $10.15
NasdaqGS:YORW Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-11-15) in USD $42.25
Europe Water Utilities Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 10 Publicly-Listed Water Utilities Companies 1.67x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 573 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.85x
BST:YWA PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:YORW Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 42.25 ÷ 10.15

4.16x

* Primary Listing of York Water.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • York Water is overvalued based on assets compared to the Europe Water Utilities industry average.
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Value checks
We assess York Water's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Water Utilities industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Water Utilities industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. York Water has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

YWA Future Performance

 How is York Water expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
5.2%
Expected annual growth in earnings per share.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is York Water expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • York Water's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 0.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • York Water's earnings growth is positive but not above the Germany market average.
  • York Water's revenue growth is positive but not above the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
BST:YWA Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
BST:YWA Future Earnings per Share Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 1 Analysts 5.2%
BST:YWA Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 1 Analysts 4.2%
Europe Water Utilities Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average -0.6%
Europe Water Utilities Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 0.5%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.6%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.9%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
BST:YWA Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
BST:YWA Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 56 1
2020-12-31 54 1
2019-12-31 52 1
2019-11-15
BST:YWA Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-09-30 51 18 15
2019-06-30 50 18 14
2019-03-31 49 19 14
2018-12-31 48 18 13
2018-09-30 49 19 13
2018-06-30 49 19 13
2018-03-31 49 21 13
2017-12-31 49 20 13
2017-09-30 48 21 12
2017-06-30 48 20 12
2017-03-31 48 21 12
2016-12-31 48 19 12

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • York Water's earnings are expected to grow by 5.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • York Water's revenue is expected to grow by 4.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
BST:YWA Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from York Water Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

BST:YWA Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 1.28 1.28 1.28 1.00
2020-12-31 1.19 1.19 1.18 2.00
2019-12-31 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.00
2019-11-15
BST:YWA Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-09-30 1.13
2019-06-30 1.08
2019-03-31 1.05
2018-12-31 1.04
2018-09-30 1.03
2018-06-30 1.04
2018-03-31 1.01
2017-12-31 1.01
2017-09-30 0.96
2017-06-30 0.94
2017-03-31 0.93
2016-12-31 0.92

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if York Water will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess York Water's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Europe market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Europe market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
York Water has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

YWA Past Performance

  How has York Water performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare York Water's growth in the last year to its industry (Water Utilities).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • York Water's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • York Water's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (11.1% vs 4.1%)
  • York Water's earnings growth has exceeded the Europe Water Utilities industry average in the past year (11.1% vs 6.8%).
Earnings and Revenue History
York Water's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from York Water Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

BST:YWA Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-09-30 50.63 14.69 9.49
2019-06-30 49.65 14.01 9.22
2019-03-31 48.62 13.60 9.33
2018-12-31 48.44 13.38 9.38
2018-09-30 48.72 13.23 9.36
2018-06-30 48.72 13.36 9.33
2018-03-31 48.94 12.99 9.25
2017-12-31 48.59 12.97 9.32
2017-09-30 48.12 12.39 9.54
2017-06-30 48.03 12.03 9.52
2017-03-31 47.60 11.94 9.31
2016-12-31 47.58 11.85 9.13
2016-09-30 47.32 12.42 9.08
2016-06-30 47.08 12.37 9.03
2016-03-31 47.16 12.45 9.06
2015-12-31 47.09 12.49 9.08
2015-09-30 46.97 12.52 9.02
2015-06-30 46.67 12.07 9.02
2015-03-31 46.54 11.90 8.90
2014-12-31 45.90 11.48 8.81
2014-09-30 45.07 10.57 8.28
2014-06-30 43.92 10.04 7.97
2014-03-31 42.89 9.63 7.63
2013-12-31 42.38 9.65 7.41
2013-09-30 42.12 9.41 7.44
2013-06-30 42.23 9.64 7.31
2013-03-31 41.85 9.50 7.33
2012-12-31 41.45 9.30 7.30

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • York Water has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • York Water used its assets more efficiently than the Europe Water Utilities industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • York Water's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess York Water's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Water Utilities industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
York Water has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

YWA Health

 How is York Water's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up York Water's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • York Water's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • York Water's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of York Water's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.1x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from York Water Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

BST:YWA Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-09-30 131.81 103.15 0.00
2019-06-30 129.11 98.29 0.00
2019-03-31 127.16 96.12 0.00
2018-12-31 126.20 96.17 0.00
2018-09-30 124.27 92.90 0.00
2018-06-30 122.21 93.76 0.00
2018-03-31 120.45 91.91 0.00
2017-12-31 119.41 93.34 0.00
2017-09-30 117.57 92.21 0.00
2017-06-30 115.25 90.47 0.00
2017-03-31 114.28 86.90 0.44
2016-12-31 114.06 86.95 4.21
2016-09-30 113.62 87.76 6.20
2016-06-30 111.98 87.79 5.01
2016-03-31 110.29 87.52 3.22
2015-12-31 109.07 87.07 2.88
2015-09-30 107.05 89.98 1.15
2015-06-30 107.33 87.19 1.03
2015-03-31 105.75 87.72 0.47
2014-12-31 104.56 87.48 1.49
2014-09-30 102.88 87.11 3.23
2014-06-30 101.59 87.07 2.08
2014-03-31 103.97 86.85 5.74
2013-12-31 103.51 86.57 7.57
2013-09-30 101.79 86.89 6.80
2013-06-30 100.33 86.99 4.18
2013-03-31 100.75 87.59 4.55
2012-12-31 99.83 87.81 4.01
  • York Water's level of debt (78.3%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (84.7% vs 78.3% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 4.2x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess York Water's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. York Water has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

YWA Dividends

 What is York Water's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
1.64%
Current annual income from York Water dividends.
If you bought €2,000 of York Water shares you are expected to receive €33 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • York Water's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Germany (1.38%).
  • York Water's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Germany (3.67%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
BST:YWA Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Water Utilities Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 11 Stocks 4.4%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 333 Stocks 3%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.7%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

BST:YWA Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31
2019-12-31
2019-11-15
BST:YWA Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-11-07 0.693 1.658
2019-08-02 0.693 1.716
2019-05-07 0.693 1.969
2018-11-21 0.693 2.082
2018-11-02 0.666 2.089
2018-08-02 0.666 2.181
2018-05-08 0.666 2.082
2017-11-21 0.666 2.082
2017-11-02 0.641 1.837
2017-08-03 0.641 1.877
2017-05-02 0.641 1.845
2016-11-22 0.641 1.773
2016-11-03 0.622 1.945
2016-08-03 0.622 2.106
2016-05-03 0.622 2.094
2015-11-24 0.622 2.294
2015-11-06 0.598 2.583
2015-08-06 0.598 2.745
2015-05-05 0.598 2.714
2014-11-25 0.598 2.576
2014-11-05 0.572 2.692
2014-08-06 0.572 2.824
2014-05-07 0.572 2.864
2013-11-26 0.572 2.796
2013-11-08 0.553 2.670
2013-08-08 0.553 2.710
2013-05-08 0.553 2.805
2012-11-20 0.553 3.029
2012-11-07 0.534 3.142
2012-05-04 0.534 3.018
2011-11-22 0.534 3.059
2011-11-07 0.524 3.088
2011-08-08 0.524 3.101
2011-05-06 0.524 3.094
2010-11-22 0.524 3.104
2010-11-05 0.512 3.193
2010-08-06 0.512 3.319
2010-05-07 0.512 3.668
2009-11-24 0.512 3.649
2009-11-09 0.504 3.579
2009-11-06 0.504 3.577
2009-08-07 0.504 3.328
2009-01-28 0.504 3.792
2008-11-28 0.504 4.293

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of York Water's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.6x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess York Water's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.7%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can York Water afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. York Water has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

YWA Management

 What is the CEO of York Water's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
  • York Water has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the York Water management team in years:

1.8
Average Tenure
46.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the York Water management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Matthew Poff

TITLE
CFO & Treasurer
COMPENSATION
$203K
AGE
47
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Joseph Hand

TITLE
COO & Secretary
COMPENSATION
$261K
AGE
56
TENURE
11.7 yrs

Mark Hardman

TITLE
Vice President of Technology
AGE
46
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Mark Wheeler

TITLE
Chief Administrative Officer
TENURE
0.2 yrs

Natalee Colon

TITLE
Vice President of Human Resources
AGE
31
TENURE
4.1 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the York Water board of directors in years:

7.2
Average Tenure
68
Average Age
  • The tenure for the York Water board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

George Hodges

TITLE
Independent Chairman
COMPENSATION
$36K
AGE
68
TENURE
8.5 yrs

Ernie Waters

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$35K
AGE
69
TENURE
12.2 yrs

Steven Rasmussen

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$36K
AGE
46
TENURE
8.8 yrs

James Cawley

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$31K
AGE
73
TENURE
3.1 yrs

Michael Gang

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$30K
AGE
68
TENURE
23.8 yrs

George Kain

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$29K
AGE
70
TENURE
33.3 yrs

Cindy Dotzel

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$26K
AGE
65
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Robert Newcomer

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$33K
AGE
70
TENURE
5.9 yrs

Jody Keller

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$29K
AGE
65
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Erin McGlaughlin

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$33K
AGE
45
TENURE
3.8 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by York Water individual insiders in the past 3 months, but not in substantial volumes.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
12. Nov 19 Buy Jeffrey Hines Individual 12. Nov 19 12. Nov 19 50 €37.77 €1,889
17. Oct 19 Buy Cynthia Dotzel Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 26 €37.02 €953
17. Oct 19 Buy Cynthia Dotzel Individual 16. Oct 19 16. Oct 19 14 €38.59 €538
21. Oct 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 21. Oct 19 21. Oct 19 14 €38.68 €539
16. Oct 19 Buy Mark Snyder Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 8 €37.02 €314
16. Oct 19 Buy Mark Snyder Individual 16. Oct 19 16. Oct 19 18 €38.28 €705
16. Oct 19 Buy Natalee Colon Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 3 €37.02 €96
16. Oct 19 Buy Natalee Colon Individual 16. Oct 19 16. Oct 19 12 €38.28 €458
16. Oct 19 Buy Jeffrey Hines Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 291 €37.02 €10,762
16. Oct 19 Buy Jeffrey Hines Individual 16. Oct 19 16. Oct 19 133 €38.28 €5,077
16. Oct 19 Buy Vernon Bracey Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 3 €37.02 €122
16. Oct 19 Buy Vernon Bracey Individual 16. Oct 19 16. Oct 19 12 €38.28 €470
16. Oct 19 Buy Joseph Hand Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 65 €37.02 €2,415
16. Oct 19 Buy Joseph Hand Individual 16. Oct 19 16. Oct 19 123 €38.28 €4,701
16. Oct 19 Buy Matthew Poff Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 7 €37.02 €252
16. Oct 19 Buy Matthew Poff Individual 16. Oct 19 16. Oct 19 3 €38.28 €118
15. Oct 19 Buy Mark Hardman Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 2 €37.02 €63
15. Oct 19 Buy Ernest Waters Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 5 €37.02 €167
15. Oct 19 Buy Erin Casey Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 5 €37.02 €194
15. Oct 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 9 €37.02 €338
15. Oct 19 Buy Robert Newcomer Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 25 €37.02 €915
15. Oct 19 Buy Michael Gang Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 46 €37.02 €1,712
15. Oct 19 Buy Jody Keller Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 10 €37.02 €386
15. Oct 19 Buy James Cawley Individual 15. Oct 19 15. Oct 19 2 €37.02 €56
11. Oct 19 Sell George Kain Individual 11. Oct 19 11. Oct 19 -351 €39.91 €-14,008
23. Sep 19 Buy Joseph Hand Individual 19. Sep 19 19. Sep 19 300 €37.04 €11,111
23. Sep 19 Sell Cynthia Dotzel Individual 20. Sep 19 20. Sep 19 -375 €36.90 €-13,838
23. Sep 19 Buy Erin Casey Individual 20. Sep 19 20. Sep 19 25 €36.37 €909
23. Sep 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 20. Sep 19 20. Sep 19 15 €36.37 €545
21. Aug 19 Buy Erin Casey Individual 20. Aug 19 20. Aug 19 26 €34.41 €902
21. Aug 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 20. Aug 19 20. Aug 19 16 €34.41 €541
22. Jul 19 Buy Erin Casey Individual 22. Jul 19 22. Jul 19 28 €31.66 €891
22. Jul 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 22. Jul 19 22. Jul 19 17 €31.66 €535
17. Jul 19 Buy Cynthia Dotzel Individual 15. Jul 19 15. Jul 19 31 €29.63 €929
17. Jul 19 Buy Cynthia Dotzel Individual 16. Jul 19 16. Jul 19 17 €31.52 €525
16. Jul 19 Buy Mark Snyder Individual 15. Jul 19 16. Jul 19 34 €29.79 €999
16. Jul 19 Buy Matthew Poff Individual 15. Jul 19 16. Jul 19 12 €29.79 €362
16. Jul 19 Buy Natalee Colon Individual 15. Jul 19 16. Jul 19 18 €29.79 €544
16. Jul 19 Buy Vernon Bracey Individual 15. Jul 19 16. Jul 19 20 €29.79 €581
16. Jul 19 Buy Jeffrey Hines Individual 15. Jul 19 16. Jul 19 521 €29.79 €15,517
16. Jul 19 Buy Joseph Hand Individual 15. Jul 19 16. Jul 19 225 €29.79 €6,710
15. Jul 19 Buy Mark Hardman Individual 15. Jul 19 15. Jul 19 2 €29.63 €61
15. Jul 19 Buy Ernest Waters Individual 15. Jul 19 15. Jul 19 6 €29.63 €163
15. Jul 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 15. Jul 19 15. Jul 19 11 €29.63 €322
15. Jul 19 Buy Robert Newcomer Individual 15. Jul 19 15. Jul 19 30 €29.63 €893
15. Jul 19 Buy Jody Keller Individual 15. Jul 19 15. Jul 19 13 €29.63 €376
15. Jul 19 Buy Michael Gang Individual 15. Jul 19 15. Jul 19 56 €29.63 €1,670
15. Jul 19 Buy James Cawley Individual 15. Jul 19 15. Jul 19 2 €29.63 €55
15. Jul 19 Buy Erin Casey Individual 15. Jul 19 15. Jul 19 6 €29.63 €177
21. Jun 19 Buy Erin Casey Individual 20. Jun 19 20. Jun 19 29 €30.82 €887
21. Jun 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 20. Jun 19 20. Jun 19 17 €30.82 €532
21. May 19 Buy Erin Casey Individual 20. May 19 20. May 19 29 €31.27 €895
21. May 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 20. May 19 20. May 19 17 €31.27 €537
22. Apr 19 Buy Erin Casey Individual 22. Apr 19 22. Apr 19 30 €29.58 €888
22. Apr 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 22. Apr 19 22. Apr 19 18 €29.58 €533
16. Apr 19 Buy Mark Snyder Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 9 €30.01 €269
16. Apr 19 Buy Mark Snyder Individual 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 24 €28.63 €691
16. Apr 19 Buy Matthew Poff Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 2 €30.01 €75
16. Apr 19 Buy Matthew Poff Individual 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 4 €28.63 €115
16. Apr 19 Buy Joseph Hand Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 70 €30.01 €2,089
16. Apr 19 Buy Joseph Hand Individual 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 141 €28.63 €4,031
16. Apr 19 Buy Natalee Colon Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 2 €30.01 €67
16. Apr 19 Buy Natalee Colon Individual 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 16 €28.63 €449
16. Apr 19 Buy Vernon Bracey Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 3 €30.01 €86
16. Apr 19 Buy Vernon Bracey Individual 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 16 €28.63 €461
16. Apr 19 Buy Jeffrey Hines Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 334 €30.01 €10,030
16. Apr 19 Buy Jeffrey Hines Individual 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 174 €28.63 €4,975
15. Apr 19 Buy Cynthia Dotzel Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 31 €30.01 €921
16. Apr 19 Buy Mark Hardman Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 1 €30.01 €32
16. Apr 19 Buy Ernest Waters Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 5 €30.01 €139
16. Apr 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 10 €30.01 €286
16. Apr 19 Buy Robert Newcomer Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 29 €30.01 €862
15. Apr 19 Buy Michael Gang Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 54 €30.01 €1,633
15. Apr 19 Buy Jody Keller Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 12 €30.01 €350
15. Apr 19 Buy George Kain Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 0 €30.01 €0
15. Apr 19 Buy James Cawley Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 1 €30.01 €32
15. Apr 19 Buy Erin Casey Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 5 €30.01 €136
21. Mar 19 Buy Erin Casey Individual 20. Mar 19 20. Mar 19 29 €29.98 €881
21. Mar 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 20. Mar 19 20. Mar 19 18 €29.98 €528
18. Mar 19 Buy Jeffrey Hines Individual 15. Mar 19 15. Mar 19 222 €29.78 €6,611
21. Feb 19 Buy Erin Casey Individual 20. Feb 19 20. Feb 19 29 €30.04 €880
21. Feb 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 20. Feb 19 20. Feb 19 18 €30.04 €528
23. Jan 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 22. Jan 19 22. Jan 19 19 €27.70 €528
23. Jan 19 Buy Erin Casey Individual 22. Jan 19 22. Jan 19 32 €27.70 €880
16. Jan 19 Buy John Strine Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 44 €26.81 €1,172
16. Jan 19 Buy Mark Snyder Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 35 €26.81 €946
16. Jan 19 Buy Matthew Poff Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 7 €26.81 €187
16. Jan 19 Buy Jeffrey Hines Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 560 €26.81 €14,791
16. Jan 19 Buy Joseph Hand Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 224 €26.81 €5,964
16. Jan 19 Buy Vernon Bracey Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 20 €26.81 €539
16. Jan 19 Buy Jody Keller Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 13 €26.23 €345
16. Jan 19 Buy George Kain Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 0 €26.23 €0
15. Jan 19 Buy Michael Gang Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 61 €26.23 €1,610
15. Jan 19 Buy Ernest Waters Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 5 €26.23 €137
15. Jan 19 Buy Robert Newcomer Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 32 €26.23 €850
15. Jan 19 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 11 €26.23 €277
15. Jan 19 Buy James Cawley Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 1 €26.23 €31
15. Jan 19 Buy Erin Casey Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 5 €26.23 €124
28. Dec 18 Buy Joseph Hand Individual 27. Dec 18 27. Dec 18 36 €27.45 €988
26. Dec 18 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 21. Dec 18 21. Dec 18 17 €30.26 €526
26. Dec 18 Buy Erin Casey Individual 21. Dec 18 21. Dec 18 29 €30.26 €876
30. Nov 18 Buy Jeffrey Hines Individual 30. Nov 18 30. Nov 18 500 €28.88 €14,440
28. Nov 18 Buy Jeffrey Hines Individual 27. Nov 18 27. Nov 18 20 €28.96 €579
21. Nov 18 Buy Steven Rasmussen Individual 20. Nov 18 20. Nov 18 19 €27.97 €526
21. Nov 18 Buy Erin Casey Individual 20. Nov 18 20. Nov 18 31 €27.97 €878
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Management checks
We assess York Water's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. York Water has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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YWA Company Info

Description

The York Water Company impounds, purifies, and distributes drinking water. It also owns and operates three wastewater collection systems and two wastewater treatment systems; and two reservoirs, including Lake Williams and Lake Redman, which hold approximately 2.2 billion gallons of water. In addition, the company has a 15-mile pipeline from the Susquehanna River to Lake Redman; and owns seven wells that supply water to its customers in Carroll Valley Borough and Cumberland Township, Adams County. It serves customers in 39 municipalities within York County and 9 municipalities within Adams County, Pennsylvania. The company serves various customers in the fixtures and furniture, electrical machinery, food product, paper, ordnance unit, textile product, air conditioning system, laundry detergent, barbell, and motorcycle industries. The York Water Company was founded in 1816 and is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania.

Details
Name: The York Water Company
YWA
Exchange: BST
Founded: 1816
$491,923,375
12,988,567
Website: http://www.yorkwater.com
Address: The York Water Company
130 East Market Street,
York,
Pennsylvania, 17401,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS YORW Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 06. Jan 1975
BST YWA Common Stock Boerse-Stuttgart DE EUR 06. Jan 1975
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
109
York Water employees.
Industry
Water Utilities
Utilities
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/11/15 22:03
End of day share price update: 2019/11/15 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/11/08
Last earnings filing: 2019/11/07
Last earnings reported: 2019/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


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