United Utilities Group First Half 2023 Earnings: EPS Beats Expectations

United Utilities Group (LON:UU.) First Half 2023 Results

Key Financial Results

  • Revenue: UK£919.3m (down 1.4% from 1H 2022).

  • Net income: UK£353.0m (up from UK£216.2m loss in 1H 2022).

  • Profit margin: 38% (up from net loss in 1H 2022). The move to profitability was driven by lower expenses.

  • EPS: UK£0.52 (up from UK£0.32 loss in 1H 2022).

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All figures shown in the chart above are for the trailing 12 month (TTM) period

United Utilities Group EPS Beats Expectations

Revenue was in line with analyst estimates. Earnings per share (EPS) exceeded analyst estimates.

Looking ahead, revenue is forecast to grow 5.1% p.a. on average during the next 3 years, compared to a 7.2% growth forecast for the Global Water Utilities industry.

Performance of the market in the United Kingdom.

The company's shares are up 9.4% from a week ago.

Risk Analysis

You still need to take note of risks, for example - United Utilities Group has 3 warning signs (and 1 which is a bit concerning) we think you should know about.

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