AquaVenture (WAAS) and The Competition Head to Head Survey

AquaVenture (NYSE: WAAS) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Water supply” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare AquaVenture to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares AquaVenture and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AquaVenture $121.15 million -$25.79 million -14.18
AquaVenture Competitors $722.21 million $111.64 million 23.66

AquaVenture’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than AquaVenture. AquaVenture is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for AquaVenture and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AquaVenture 0 0 4 0 3.00
AquaVenture Competitors 87 225 253 13 2.33

AquaVenture presently has a consensus price target of $21.75, suggesting a potential upside of 56.47%. As a group, “Water supply” companies have a potential downside of 0.94%. Given AquaVenture’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe AquaVenture is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

AquaVenture has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AquaVenture’s competitors have a beta of 0.51, suggesting that their average share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.8% of AquaVenture shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.3% of shares of all “Water supply” companies are owned by institutional investors. 55.9% of AquaVenture shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Water supply” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares AquaVenture and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AquaVenture -21.29% -7.19% -4.79%
AquaVenture Competitors 10.39% 8.88% 2.64%

Summary

AquaVenture competitors beat AquaVenture on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About AquaVenture

AquaVenture Holdings Limited provides water-as-a-service solutions in North America, the Caribbean, and South America. The company operates in two segments, Seven Seas Water and Quench. It offers desalination and wastewater treatment solutions for governmental, municipal, industrial, and hospitality customers; and point-of-use filtered water systems and related services to approximately 40,000 institutional and commercial customers. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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