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United Utilities Group PLC Class A UU.

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GBX 1,012.00 +0.50 (0.05%)
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Company Report

European Utilities Edged Up in Q2 on Soaring Power Prices, High Interest Rates Still a Drag

Utilities have reversed part of their first quarter’s fall, thanks to a strong rebound in power prices. Moreover, the deep undervaluation of renewables developers has driven takeovers by big investment firms at very high multiples. Neoen’s main shareholders accepted an offer at 18 times the EBITDA. The sector is still significantly lagging the market in 2024 because of high interest rates. Should they fall, it would boost the sector.

Price vs Fair Value

UU. is trading at a 746% premium.
Price
GBX 1,011.50
Fair Value
GBX 8,599.00
Uncertainty
Low
1-Star Price
GBX 5,813.00
5-Star Price
GBX 269.00
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

Returns will likely increase in the next regulatory regime AMP8 starting in April 2025 due to the surge in interest rates since 2021.

Bears

The company lacks diversification, which brings regulatory risk.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
GBX 1,011.50
Day Range
GBX 1,011.501,024.00
52-Week Range
GBX 896.761,139.50
Bid/Ask
GBX 1,012.00 / GBX 1,013.00
Market Cap
GBX 689.73 Bil
Volume/Avg
433,441 / 2.2 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
68.81
Price/Sales
3.55
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
4.64%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
4.64%
Total Yield
4.64%

Company Profile

United Utilities Group is primarily a holding company for United Utilities Water, the country's largest regulated water and wastewater utility, serving customers in northwest England, including Manchester and Liverpool.
Sector
Utilities
Industry
Utilities - Regulated Water
Stock Style Box
Mid Growth
Total Number of Employees
5,000

Comparables

Valuation

Metric
UU.
SVT
PNN
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
68.8129.63181.44
Price/Book Value
3.891.46
Price/Sales
3.552.810.00
Price/Cash Flow
8.8310.200.01
Price/Earnings
UU.
SVT
PNN

Financial Strength

Metric
UU.
SVT
PNN
Quick Ratio
1.732.020.83
Current Ratio
1.802.140.97
Interest Coverage
0.341.200.89
Quick Ratio
UU.
SVT
PNN

Profitability

Metric
UU.
SVT
PNN
Return on Assets (Normalized)
0.63%1.67%0.29%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
3.83%17.86%1.49%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
2.00%4.60%3.37%
Return on Assets
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SVT
PNN
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