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Top 5 Companies in the Water Utilities Industry With the Lowest Projected Earnings Growth (CWT, ARTNA, CWCO, CTWS, WTR)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Water Utilities industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Calif Water Srvc ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 1.1%. Artesian Res-A is next with a projected earnings growth of 1.4%. Cons Water Co-Or ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 2.6%.

Conn Water Svc follows with a projected earnings growth of 3.2%, and Aqua America Inc rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 5.2%.

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Ticker(s): CWT ARTNA CWCO CTWS WTR