American Water Works Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

American Water Works Company (NYSE:AWK) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 7th. American Water Works Co., Inc. provides drinking water, wastewater and other water-related services in multiple states and Ontario, Canada. The Company’s primary business involves the ownership of regulated water and wastewater utilities that provide water and wastewater services to residential, commercial and industrial customers.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to American Water Works Company Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.32 per share on revenues of $652.31 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 20.72.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.63 to a profit $0.64. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.21, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how American Water Works Company has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,337 2,441 2,555 2,666 2,877
Diluted EPS ($) -3.52 -1.39 1.53 1.75 2.01

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 639.78 618.55 745.61 831.82 680.91
Diluted EPS ($) 0.3667 0.24 0.60 0.86 0.3113

Past Performance:
American Water Works Company has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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