American Water Works Dividend yield

 Price  165.53
 Dividend  2.42
 Earnings  7.01
 Cash-flow  7.96
 Book value  40.37
 Equity  37.89

American Water Works is part of Gas Water and Multiutilities business, which is part of Utilities industry. American Water Works is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

American Water Works paid a total dividend of 440 million USD last year, for a market value of 30,126 millions (Market Cap 29,993 millions). Dividend per share of American Water Works is 2.42 USD, and his stock market price 165.53 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, American Water Works has a dividend yield of 1.46%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Utilities industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare American Water Works dividend yield with other Gas Water and Multiutilities companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of American Water Works

American Water Works Dividend Payout

About the ability of American Water Works to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.42 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.46%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). American Water Works payout on ernings is currently 34.52%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Utilities industry, which are 38.25% and 54.88% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that American Water Workscan maintain his current dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of American Water Works is USD 7.96 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.42, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of American Water Works, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Utilities industry and Gas Water and Multiutilities sector companies.

American Water Works payout

American Water Works Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

American Water Works Stock performance

Finally, last moth American Water Works showed a return of 9.60% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 2.24% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 10.40% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Gas Water and Multiutilities firms.

American Water Works stock and market return