United Utilities Group Plc

United Utilities Group Plc

United Utilities Group Plc

Overview
Date Founded

1989

Headquarters

Haweswater House,Lingley Mere Business Park,Lingley Green Avenue, Great Sankey,Warrington, Wales WA5 3LP

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

5,439

Industries

Power & Utilities

Company Description

United Utilities holds a licence to provide water and sewage services to around seven million people in North West England. These services are carefully regulated - with the water regulator, Ofwat, reviewing our price limits every five years. To show how we put our earnings to work, between 2010-2015 we will be investing more than £3 billion to improve the water and wastewater infrastructure and the environment across the North West, covering:

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director

Chief Financial Officer

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Head of Investor Relations

Business Services Director

Director, Non-Regulatory Projects

Corporate Affairs Director

Director-Customer Services & People

Chairman

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Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer & Director at United Utilities Water Ltd.

Executive Chairman at Silixa Ltd.

Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Informa Plc

Chief Financial Officer at United Utilities Group Plc

Former Marketing Director at Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd.

Executive Director, Finance Director at Bunzl Plc

Former Group Chief Executive at Barratt Developments Plc

Chief Executive Officer at Theatre Investment Fund Ltd.

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director at United Utilities Group Plc

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NAM-UK is an active, value-oriented manager with a global perspective and a medium- to long-term outlook. They perform multi-faceted research which is shared throughout the group, and local expertise is contributed by each overseas team. Their research capabilities, supported and integrated globally by proprietary systems, include fundamental analysis, company visits, market research, credit analysis, macroeconomic projections and quantitative analysis. Their global asset allocation strategy is determined by an investment committee at the group level.The firm employs a variety of strategies including active, passive and active quantitative. They invest globally through their funds in equity and fixed-income, with a strong focus on the Far East. The majority of their investments is in equity, complemented with bonds and investments in private placement funds. Their investment process is team-based and combines bottom-up and top-down strategies, with a bias towards stockpicking.

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Pictet Europe's investment approach, while meeting their clients' financial objectives, is also sensitive to their concerns about social, environment and governance issues.They focus on long-term returns within a framework where risk and performance are closely monitored on a strategic as well as an operational level. Their objective is to maximize the risk-adjusted return for their clients.The firm utilizes both in-house expertise and selected third-party research. Their product range covers all conventional asset classes as well as niche sectors with varying degrees of risk attached.

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Marlin Acquisitions Ltd., Prudential PLC purchase Meter Fit Ltd. from United Utilities Group Plc

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Veolia Environnement SA, Veolia Water UK Ltd. purchase United Utilities Group Plc /Non-Regulated UK Water Ops from United Utilities Group Plc

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United Utilities Group Plc purchases Tallinna Vesi AS from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$4.85B
Total Enterprise Value
$13.8B
Earnings Per Share
$0.64
Revenue
$1.7B
Net Profit
$434M
EBITDA
$982M
EBITDAMargin
57.62%
Total Debt
$7.38B
Total Equity
$2.82B
Enterprise Value Sales
8.13x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
14.1x
TEVNet Income
31.91x
Debt TEV
0.53x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-0.01%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
1.72%
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Meter Fit Ltd. provides gas and electricity metering services. It owns and supplies gas and electricity meters to British Gas (BG) customers in the North East and North West of England and North Wales. The company is headquartered in Great Sankey, GB.

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Muharraq STP Co. BSC(c) constructs, operates and maintains sewage collection and treatment systems. It offers deep gravity sewer and sewage treatment plant services. The firm has portfolio of residential and commercials buildings. The company is headquartered in Hidd, Bahrain.

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Northern Gas Networks Ltd. distributes gas to homes and businesses across northern England. It also installs and maintains gas metering equipment; and provides finance, as well as operates as a pension scheme trustee. The company has offices in Leeds and Sunderland. Northern Gas Networks was founded on June 1, 2005 and is headquartered in Leeds, the United Kingdom.

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