Consolidated Water (CWCO) versus Its Competitors Head-To-Head Comparison
Consolidated Water (NASDAQ: CWCO) is one of 15 public companies in the “Water supply” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Consolidated Water to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Consolidated Water and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Consolidated Water Competitors||87||225||253||13||2.33|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Consolidated Water and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Consolidated Water||$62.31 million||$6.14 million||27.76|
|Consolidated Water Competitors||$722.21 million||$111.64 million||23.09|
Consolidated Water’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Consolidated Water. Consolidated Water is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Consolidated Water and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Consolidated Water Competitors||10.39%||8.88%||2.64%|
Consolidated Water pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Consolidated Water pays out 69.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Water supply” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 55.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
51.7% of Consolidated Water shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.3% of shares of all “Water supply” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Consolidated Water shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Water supply” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Consolidated Water has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Consolidated Water’s rivals have a beta of 0.51, suggesting that their average share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Consolidated Water beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Consolidated Water Company Profile
Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. develops and operates seawater desalination plants (that utilize reverse osmosis technology) and water distribution systems in areas where naturally occurring supplies of potable water are scarce or non-existent. The Company operates in three segments: retail water operations, bulk water operations and services operations. The retail water operations segment produces and supplies water to end users, including residential, commercial and government customers. The bulk water operations segment produces potable water from seawater and sells this water to governments and private customers. The services operations segment provides engineering and management services, including designing and constructing desalination plants, and managing and operating plants owned by affiliated companies. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, it provides various services to its customers in the Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, Belize, the British Virgin Islands and Indonesia.
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