Analysis of Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (NYSE:AQUA): Selected Notes

The closing price of Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (NYSE: AQUA) was $48.33 for the day, up 2.22% from the previous closing price of $47.28. In other words, the price has increased by $+1.05 from its previous closing price. On the day, 5436878 shares were traded. AQUA stock price reached its highest trading level at $48.92 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $47.02.

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Our analysis of AQUA’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 43.09 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 58.08. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.20 and its Current Ratio is at 1.70. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.30 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.25.

Upgrades & Downgrades

On January 20, 2022, Oppenheimer Upgraded its rating to Outperform which previously was Perform but kept the price unchanged to $45.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Apr 20 when Bhambri Nick sold 87,641 shares for $45.08 per share. The transaction valued at 3,950,900 led to the insider holds 23,765 shares of the business.

Bhambri Nick sold 37,359 shares of AQUA for $1,681,402 on Apr 19. The Director now owns 23,765 shares after completing the transaction at $45.01 per share. On Mar 16, another insider, Fages Herve, who serves as the Executive Vice President of the company, sold 20,438 shares for $45.00 each. As a result, the insider received 919,765 and left with 41,315 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Evoqua’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 83.62, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 43.42. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 5.57. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 3.32 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 8.28.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, AQUA has reached a high of $48.05, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $30.44. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 41.70, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 37.99.

Shares Statistics:

AQUA traded an average of 888.33K shares per day over the past three months and 2.3M shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 121.64M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 120.44M. Shares short for AQUA as of Oct 13, 2022 were 2.6M with a Short Ratio of 1.83M, compared to 2.11M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.14% and a Short% of Float of 2.42%.

Earnings Estimates

The firm’s stock currently is rated by 12 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.32 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.35 and a low estimate of $0.29, while EPS last year was $0.32. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.17, with high estimates of $0.21 and low estimates of $0.14.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $0.89 and $0.84 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $0.85. EPS for the following year is $1.01, with 12 analysts recommending between $1.16 and $0.89.

Revenue Estimates

It is expected that $90B in revenue will be generated in the current quarter, according to 11 analysts. It ranges from a high estimate of $483.1M to a low estimate of $454M. As of the current estimate, Evoqua Water Technologies Corp.’s year-ago sales were $425.99M, an estimated increase of 9.70% from the year-ago figure.

A total of 12 analysts have provided revenue estimates for AQUA’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $1.71B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $1.69B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $1.7B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $1.46B, up 16.00% from the average estimate. Based on 12 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $1.8B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $1.84B and the low estimate is $1.76B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 6.20% from the average revenue estimate for this year.