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Water Companies and Utilities

SIC 4941 | NAICS 221300

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

Select from the following page sections or scroll below to see a complete listing of available resources:

Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources


For resource guides specific to other industries, see our index which lists resource guides by SIC code for over 400 industries.




Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Water Supply & Irrigation Systems  (view report)
Sewage Treatment Facilities  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

Sample report is available online.

Environmental Business International, Inc.
Waterview Report: Water & Wastewater Markets
http://ebionline.org/environmental-industry-research-reports
Comprehensive report analyzes the current state and future of the industry by sector, with topics covered including market data breakdowns and forecasts and the latest trends and strategies. Detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

Water and Sewer Utilities
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:

Sample report is available online.

American Water Works Association
Bookstore
http://www.awwa.org/store.aspx
Extensive library of publications covering all aspects of the industry including industry statistics (search for "stats") and benchmarks (search for "benchmark").

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Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
Water Companies and Utilities / Sewage Treatment Facilities
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "2213"
Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed analysis available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level. Sample reports are available online.

National Association of Water Companies
Financial Summary Report
http://www.nawc.org/
Select "Publications" and search product description for "financial"
Financial summary for investor-owned companies based on member survey responses.

National Association of Water Companies
Financial and Operating Data Report
http://www.nawc.org/
Select "Publications" and search product description for "financial"
Financial and operating data for investor-owned utilities based on member survey responses.

American Water Works Association
Benchmarking Performance Indicators for Water and Wastewater Utilities: Annual Survey Data and Analysis Report
http://www.awwa.org/store.aspx  Search for "benchmarking"
Data is collected from water and wastewater utilities in 22 key areas of operations and management. The data provide benchmarks to help utilities improve their operational efficiency and effectiveness. Utility managers use this information to determine where their utility performance resides within the industry peer group.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys


American Water Works Association
Water Utility Compensation Survey
http://www.awwa.org/store.aspx  Search for "compensation"
Survey contains information on salary data for 45 job positions. Data is summarized by type of ownership, size, location, and average gallons managed.

ERI Economic Research Institute
Water Utilities Salary Survey
http://www.erieri.com/
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

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Business Valuation Resources


National Association of Water Companies
Information resources available from this organization include:

Valuation Workbook / Valuing A Water Utility
http://www.nawc.org/
Select "Publications" and search product description for "valuation"
Publication addresses latest issues in the industry, and how they relate to a company's value, the analysis of historical financial and operating data, estimating future earnings, valuation methodologies, and more. For more information on this publication and other publications focused this topic, see http://www.haywardconsultinggroup.com/.

FinMod: Valuation Model for Water Utilities
http://www.nawc.org/
Select "Publications" and search product description for "valuation"
Excel-based model uses 12 valuation methods that can be applied to water utilities of all sizes. For more information on this model and other publication focused on this topic, see http://www.haywardconsultinggroup.com/.


BVMarketData
Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company sales transactions by business description for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.


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