United Utilities Group

UU.: 858.80 +15.00 (+1.78%) delayed: 12 Nov 2019, 8:26

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United Utilities Group Fundamentals

Share Price Information

Name United Utilities Group
Epic UU.
Sector Water
ISIN GB00B39J2M42
Activites United Utilities plc was created from the merger of North West Water and Norweb in November 1995. It is the UK's largest listed water company. It owns, operates and maintains utility assets, including water, wastewater, electricity and gas.
Index FTSE 100

Key numbers

Latest Share price (p) 858.80 Net gearing (%) 73.84
Market capitalisation (£m) 5,753.77 Gross gearing (%) 76.41
Shares in issue (m) 681.89 Debt ratio 74.37
P/E ratio 15.83 Debt-to-equity ratio 0.90
Total dividends per share (p) 41.28 Assets / equity ratio 4.24
Dividend yield (%) 4.89 Price to book value 1.85
Dividend cover 1.29 ROCE (%) 3.59
Earning per share (p) 53.30 EPS growth (%) 2.50
52-week high / low (p) 895.60 / 713.00 DPS growth (%) 3.90

Results at a glance

Date Type Turnover (£m) Profit (£m) Basic EPS Currency
31 Mar 2019 Full Year 1,819 363 53.30 GBP
31 Mar 2018 Full Year 1,736 355 52.00 GBP
31 Mar 2017 Full Year 1,704 434 63.60 GBP

Dividend history

Period Ex-date Pay-date Net dividend Currency Total for year
H2 Dividend 20 Jun 2019 01 Aug 2019 27.52 GBX 41.28
H1 Dividend 20 Dec 2018 01 Feb 2019 13.76 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 21 Jun 2018 03 Aug 2018 26.49 GBX 39.73
H1 Dividend 21 Dec 2017 01 Feb 2018 13.24 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 22 Jun 2017 04 Aug 2017 25.92 GBX 38.87
H1 Dividend 15 Dec 2016 01 Feb 2017 12.95 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 23 Jun 2016 01 Aug 2016 25.64 GBX 38.45
H1 Dividend 17 Dec 2015 01 Feb 2016 12.81 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 25 Jun 2015 03 Aug 2015 25.14 GBX 37.70
H1 Dividend 18 Dec 2014 02 Feb 2015 12.56 GBX 0.00

Contact details

Company name United Utilities
Address Lingley Mere Business Park, Lingley Green Avenue, Great Sankey, Warrington WA5 3
Telephone +44 (0)1925 237 000
Website http://www.unitedutilities.com/

Advisors

Company's broker JPMorgan Cazenove
Company's joint broker Deutsche Bank AG London
NOMAD JPMorgan Cazenove
Registrar Equiniti
Auditors Deloitte & Touche LLP
Solicitors Slaughter & May

Directors

Appointed Director Position
05 Jan 2011 Steven Lewis Mogford Chief Executive
01 Oct 2010 John Russell Houlden Chief Financial Officer
13 May 2019 Sir David Hartmann Higgins Non-Executive Chairman
04 Feb 2008 Dr John David Gibson McAdam Non-Executive Chairman
01 Sep 2014 Stephen Andrew Carter Non-Executive Director
01 Nov 2013 Mark Sydney Clare Non-Executive Director
01 Aug 2016 Dr Alison Jane Patricia Goligher Non-Executive Director
01 Sep 2012 Brian Michael May Non-Executive Director
01 Jul 2017 Paulette Georgina Rowe Non-Executive Director
01 Mar 2012 Sara Vivienne Weller Non-Executive Director

Company financials

Assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Reporting date 31 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2018 31 Mar 2017
Tangible assets 11,153 10,791 10,406
Intangible asssets and goodwill 203 198 188
Investments and other non-current assets 1,110 865 1,175
Total non-current assets 12,466 11,854 11,768
Inventory / work in progress 15 17 22
Trade and other receivables 250 261 304
Cash and equivalents 339 510 248
Other current assets and asset held for resale 118 362 84
Total of all assets 13,188 13,004 12,426
Liabilities (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Short term liabilities 1,052 1,142 690
Long term liabilities 9,025 8,911 8,915
Other liabilites / pension etc 0 0 0
Total of all liabilities 10,077 10,053 9,605
Net assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Net assets 3,111 2,951 2,822
Equity (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Share capital 500 500 500
Minority interests 0 0 0
Retained earnings 2,270 2,120 1,991
Share premium account 3 3 3
Other equity 338 328 328
Total equity 3,111 2,951 2,822
Cash Flow (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Cash from operating activities 823 816 821
Cashflow before financing 196 92 16
Increase / decrease in Cash -173 277 22
Income (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 1,819 1,736 1,704
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross profit 0 0 0
Operating profit 635 636 606
Pre-tax profit 436 432 442
Profit / loss for the year 363 355 434