American Water Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1886

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Public

  • Employees
  • 6,500


  • Stock Symbol
  • AWK

Stock Symbol

  • Investments
  • 79

  • Share Price
  • $132.18
  • (As of Monday Closing)

American Water General Information


American Water Works is the largest investor-owned us water and wastewater utility, serving approximately 3.5 million customers in 16 states. It provides water and wastewater services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers and operates predominantly in regulated markets. The company's nonregulated business is water services for military bases, which operates under long-term contracts with regulated-like returns.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
American Water Works and Electric Company
Ownership Status
Publicly Held
Financing Status
Primary Industry
Water Utilities
Stock Exchange
Corporate Office
  • 1 Water Street
  • Camden, NJ 08102
  • United States

American Water Timeline

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American Water Stock Performance

(As of Monday Closing)

Stock Price Previous Close 52 wk Range Market Cap Shares Average Volume EPS
$132.18 $130.54 $113.34 - $151.22 $25.8B 195M 1.38M $4.92

American Water Financials Summary

In Thousands,
TTM 31-Mar-2024 FY 2023 31-Dec-2023 FY 2022 31-Dec-2022 FY 2021 31-Dec-2021
EV 35,924,172 37,338,113 39,557,205 45,380,219
Revenue 4,307,000 4,234,000 3,792,000 3,930,000
EBITDA 2,330,000 2,287,000 2,038,000 2,675,000
Net Income 959,000 944,000 820,000 1,263,000
Total Assets 31,086,000 30,298,000 27,787,000 26,075,000
Total Debt 13,201,000 12,442,000 12,452,000 11,062,000
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American Water Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
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American Water Comparisons

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American Water Competitors (6)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
California Water Service Group Corporation San Jose, CA 0000 00000000
Essential Utilities Corporation Bryn Mawr, PA 0000 00.000 000000000 00.000
American States Water Corporation San Dimas, CA 000 00000000
Corix Private Equity-Backed Vancouver, Canada 000 000000000000
Xylem Corporation Washington, DC 00000 00.00 000000000000 00.00
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American Water Patents

American Water Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20170248333-A1 Geothermal heating and cooling system Inactive 26-Feb-2016 0000000000 00
US-20170198854-A1 Water pipe drone for detecting and fixing leaks Inactive 30-Jan-2015 00000000000 00
US-20160223120-A1 Water pipe drone for detecting and fixing leaks Inactive 30-Jan-2015 00000000000 0
US-10530110-B2 Methods of providing a temporary electrical grounding system having a magnetic component coupled to a conductive surface Active 31-Dec-2014 000000000 0
US-20160190743-A1 Temporary electrical grounding device Active 31-Dec-2014 H01R43/26 0
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American Water Executive Team (87)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
M. Hardwick Chief Executive Officer, President and Board Member
Barry Suits President
Kevin Tilden President
Randy Moore President, Business Development
Rich Svindland President California American Water and Hawaii American Water
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American Water Board Members (16)

Name Representing Role Since
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American Water Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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American Water Investments & Acquisitions (79)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Town of Cape Charles (Water and Wastewater Systems in Virginia, United States) 25-Apr-2024 000000000 0000 Buildings and Property 00000 000
Sunset Village water system 31-Oct-2023 0000000000 00000 Other Commercial Services
Somerville Sewer System 04-Oct-2023 000000000 000 Other Commercial Services
E.L. Goddard (Water assets) 02-Aug-2023 000000000 00000 Buildings and Property
West San Martin Water Works 22-Dec-2022 Merger/Acquisition Water Utilities 00000 000
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American Water Subsidiaries (10)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Eastern Rockcastle Water Association Water Utilities Mount Vernon, KY 1995
West San Martin Water Works Water Utilities San Martin, CA 0000
West Virginia American Water Environmental Services (B2B) Charleston, WV 0000
California-American Water Company Environmental Services (B2B) San Diego, CA 0000
Indian Rocks Property Owners Association Real Estate Services (B2C) Lake Ariel, PA 0000
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American Water ESG

Risk Overview

Risk Rating

Updated May, 31, 2024

18.71 | Low Risk

Risk Scale

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Management is related to actions taken to manage ESG issues


Peers Analysis

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American Water Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Keystone Clearwater Solutions 09-Jul-2015 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
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Knology 01-Feb-2000 00000 00000 00 00000 Completed
  • 5 buyers
Applied Water Management 01-Jan-2000 Merger/Acquisition Completed
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American Water FAQs

  • When was American Water founded?

    American Water was founded in 1886.

  • Who is the CEO of American Water?

    M. Hardwick is the CEO of American Water.

  • Where is American Water headquartered?

    American Water is headquartered in Camden, NJ.

  • What is the size of American Water?

    American Water has 6,500 total employees.

  • What industry is American Water in?

    American Water’s primary industry is Water Utilities.

  • Is American Water a private or public company?

    American Water is a Public company.

  • What is American Water’s stock symbol?

    The ticker symbol for American Water is AWK.

  • What is the current stock price of American Water?

    As of 24-Jun-2024 the stock price of American Water is $132.18.

  • What is the current market cap of American Water?

    The current market capitalization of American Water is $25.8B.

  • What is American Water’s current revenue?

    The trailing twelve month revenue for American Water is $4.31B.

  • Who are American Water’s competitors?

    California Water Service Group, Essential Utilities, American States Water, Corix, and Xylem are some of the 6 competitors of American Water.

  • What is American Water’s annual earnings per share (EPS)?

    American Water’s EPS for 12 months was $4.92.

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