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American Water Recognized as Top Employer for Veterans While Facing Revenue Challenges


Published / Modified Apr 20 2024
CSIMarket Team / CSIMarket.com




American Water, the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company, has recently been honored with the prestigious 2024 VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer designation, in recognition of its commitment to supporting veterans and military-connected individuals. However, the company also faces some revenue challenges as seen in its latest financial results. This article will outline the key facts and assess their impact on American Water.

Key Facts:
American Water receives 2024 VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer designation:
American Water has been recognized for its dedication to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community. This accolade reflects the company's emphasis on promoting diversity and inclusion, as well as its strong commitment to those who have served in the armed forces.

Increase in cost of revenue for corporate customers:
In the fourth quarter of 2023, American Water's corporate customers experienced a 6.98% increase in their cost of revenue compared to the previous year. However, sequentially, costs of revenue decreased by -1.68%. This indicates that while there was some improvement in reducing costs in the short term, there is a need to address the overall upward trend in expenses.

Revenue growth, but with sequential decline and mixed performance:
American Water recorded a 10.85% year-on-year revenue increase, but sequentially, revenue fell by -11.57%. Meanwhile, revenue from American Water's corporate clients dropped by -13.39% year-on-year but grew by an impressive 210.09% sequentially. This suggests mixed performance within different segments of the business, with the decline in revenue from some clients within the Oil And Gas Production and Oil & Gas Integrated Operations industries.

Impact of Exxon Mobil's revenue decline on American Water:
Exxon Mobil, one of American Water's customers, reported an -11.6% decline in revenue, which may have contributed to the wider decline in American Water's business environment. Understanding the correlation between American Water's performance and that of its key customers can provide insights into the company's overall revenue trends.

Capital spending and its impact:
American Water's capital spending increased by 8.48%, indicating a positive long-term outlook. However, comparing this figure to industry trends, such as the -3.64% decrease in the Computer Networks Industry and the 0.49% improvement in the Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industry, will give a broader context to American Water's investment strategy.

Assessment of Impact:
While American Water's accolade as a 2024 VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer highlights its commitment to supporting veterans, the company still faces significant revenue challenges. The mixed performance among its corporate clients and the decline in revenue from key industries, such as Oil And Gas Production, highlights the need for strategic adjustments and diversification. The impact of Exxon Mobil's revenue decline underscores the interconnectedness between American Water and its major customers. However, the positive increase in capital spending indicates a long-term vision that may contribute to future growth and financial stability.









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