United Utilities Group PLC Share Price and Company Fundamentals



Price
£968.6
Change
4.000 (0.415%)
52 week
625.0 - 983.8

Last traded: Last Wednesday at 3:35 PM

United Utilities Group PLC provides water and wastewater services in the United Kingdom. It is also involved in renewable energy generation, corporate trustee, financing, and property management activities; and the provision of waste treatment, consulting, and project management services. The company operates 42,000 kilometers (km) of water pipes; 78,000 km of wastewater pipes; 566 wastewater treatment works; and 86 water treatment works. It serves 3 million households and 200,000 business customers. United Utilities Group PLC was incorporated in 2008 is based in Warrington, the United Kingdom.

Key Metrics

PE ratio

60.16

PB ratio

233.29

Dividend yield

0.04%

Beta

0.21

Market cap

£6.6B

Enterprise value

£14.63B

Company profile

Industry / SectorUtilities—Regulated Water / Utilities
Full time employees5000
Websitehttp://www.unitedutilities.com
Mailing addressHaweswater House Lingley Mere Business Park Lingley Green Avenue Great Sankey Warrington WA5 3LP United Kingdom
Phone / Fax44 1925 237 000 /

Dividends

Dividend yield

0.04%

Dividend amount

£0.43

Payout ratio

264.60%

5Y Avg. yield

4.70%

United Utilities Group PLC paid £0.43 dividend and the ex-dividend date was 17 Dec 2020.The dividend payout ratio is 264.60%. The dividend payout ratio is defined as the amout of dividend paid divided by the earnings of the company.UU dividend payout ratio is more than 90% making it difficult for the company to maintain the dividends and increase it year by year.

UU's forward dividend amount is £0.43 and the forward dividend yield is 4.42%. A forward dividend yield is the percentage of a company's current stock price that it expects to pay out as dividends over a certain time period, generally 12 months. Forward dividend yields are generally used in circumstances where the yield is predictable based on past instances. If not, trailing yields, which indicate the same value over the previous 12 months, are used.

Company Executives

As of May 2021, following are the company executives and directors listed on United Utilities Group PLC.

NameTitleAgeTotal Pay
Mr. Steven Lewis MogfordCEO & Exec. Director631.68M
Mr. Philip Anthony AspinCFO & Director
Robert LeeHead of Investor Relations
Mr. Simon Roger GardinerGen. Counsel & Company Sec.52
Ms. Louise BeardmoreCustomer Services & People Director
Ms. Ruth HenshawHead of Reward & Pensions
Mr. Brendan Francis MurphyTreasurer
Ms. Paula SteerDirector of Operations Control
Mr. Simon ChadwickWater, Wastewater and Digital Director
Jane GilmoreDeputy Company Sec.

Profitability and management effectiveness

Profit margin

6.06%

Operating margin

37.96%

Return on assets

3.02%

Return on equity

3.75%

Profitability ratios are a class of financial metrics that are used to assess a business's ability to generate earnings relative to its revenue, operating costs, balance sheet assets, and shareholders' equity over time, using data from a specific point in time.

The return on equity signifies how well the management is running the company in terms of capital management. The ideal return on equity is greater than 10%. The return on equity is calculated as net income divided by total share holders equity.

Valuation and Trading Info

The market capitalization of United Utilities Group PLC is 6.6B and its enterprise value is 14.63B. The enterprise value to revenue ratio of UU is 8.05.

The UU's stocks Beta value is 0.21 making it 79% less volatile compared to LSE market index. Technology stocks and small caps tend to have higher betas than the market benchmark. This indicates that adding the stock to a portfolio will increase the portfolio’s risk, but also increase its expected return. On the other hand utility stocks often have low betas because they tend to move more slowly than market averages.

United Utilities Group PLC (LSE:UU) Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is United Utilities Group PLC's Stock Symbol?

United Utilities Group PLC trades on LSE under the ticker symbol "UU".

2. What is United Utilities Group PLC's stock price today?

One share of UU stock can currently be purchased for approximately £968.6.

3. How can I contact United Utilities Group PLC?

United Utilities Group PLC's mailing address is Haweswater House Lingley Mere Business Park Lingley Green Avenue Great Sankey Warrington WA5 3LP United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at 44 1925 237 000.

4. What is United Utilities Group PLC's official website?

The official website of United Utilities Group PLC is http://www.unitedutilities.com.