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American Water Works Co Inc AWK

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American Water Posts Strong Second-Quarter Results and Reaffirms Earnings Guidance

Charles Fishman, CFA Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Charles Fishman, CFA |

We are increasing our fair value estimate to $123 per share from $122 after American Water Works reported strong second-quarter results and reaffirmed its earnings guidance. EPS in the recently ended quarter came in at $1.14, an increase of $0.17 from the same period last year. The modest increase in our fair value estimate is due to time value appreciation and not any changes in our earnings forecasts or assumptions.

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Founded in 1886, American Water Works is the largest investor-owned U.S. 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, which account for about 90% of earnings. Its nonregulated market-based businesses provide complementary water and wastewater services for municipalities and military bases.

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1 Water Street
Camden, NJ, 08102-1658
T +1 856 955-4001
Sector Utilities
Industry Utilities - Regulated Water
Most Recent Earnings Jun 30, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2020
Stock Type Classic Growth
Employees 7,000

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