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American Water Works Q4 Earnings Preview

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American Water Works (NYSE: AWK) announces its next round of earnings Tuesday. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for today's Q4 earnings announcement.

Earnings and Revenue

Analysts expect American Water Works earnings of 66 cents per share. Revenue will likely be around $843.36 million, according to the consensus estimate.

In the same quarter last year, American Water Works reported EPS of 57 cents per share on revenue of $802 million. If the company were to report inline earnings when it publishes results Tuesday, earnings would be up 15.79 percent. Sales would be have grown 5.16 percent from the same quarter last year.

Here's how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

 

Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 1.08 0.8 0.53 0.57
EPS Actual 1.08 0.75 0.5 0.57

 

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 9.61 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can be content going into this earnings release.

Analyst estimates have adjusted higher for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. The average rating by analysts on American Water Works stock is a Neutral. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past 90 days.

Conference Call

Don't be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. American Water Works's Q4 conference call is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. ET and can be accessed here.

 

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