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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
United Utilities LSE:UU. London Ordinary Share GB00B39J2M42 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -13.60p -1.77% 756.20p 757.60p 758.00p 767.20p 757.60p 762.00p 1,979,408 16:35:09
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Gas Water & Utilities 1,735.8 432.1 52.0 14.5 5,156.44

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29/11/2018
12:52
Just noticed that I missed the half yr report last week , as the share price looks towards a one yr high. United Utilities Share News (UU.) Follow UU. Find Your Broker Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description United Utilities LSE:UU. London Ordinary Share GB00B39J2M42 ORD 5P Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade +1.00p +0.13% 785.00p 784.80p 785.40p 789.20p 780.60p 785.20p 586,405 12:34:39 Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m) Gas Water & Utilities 1,735.8 432.1 52.0 15.1 5,352.82 United Utilities Group PLC 21 November 2018 HALF YEAR RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHSED 30 SEPTEMBER 2018 Customers continue to be at the heart of everything we do -- Delivering customer service improvements through innovation and strong operational performance -- Top water and wastewater company on UKCSI and now expect an AMP6 SIM reward of GBP11m or more -- Providing the widest range of support for customers, doubling the number receiving help with affordability over AMP6 Sustained improvements in operational performance -- Systems Thinking unlocking innovation opportunities, underpinning long-term operational improvement -- Achieved industry leading environmental and water quality performance scores -- Sustained gains in efficiency delivering totex outperformance of GBP100m against our AMP6 scope -- Remain on track to deliver a cumulative AMP6 ODI reward Strong plans for AMP7 and beyond -- Ambitious PR19 business plan delivering GBP1bn efficiencies, further reducing bills whilst improving service -- 10.5% real bill reduction and targeted support helping over 300,000 households out of water poverty -- Builds on our performance in AMP6 giving us confidence heading into AMP7 and beyond -- Delivers for customers and creates long-term value for all stakeholders Strong financial performance -- Underlying operating profit of GBP367.8m (reported operating profit of GBP339.1m) -- Interim dividend in line with AMP6 growth policy -- Robust capital structure and strong pensions position providing resilience and future financial flexibility Key financials Six months ended 30 September 2018 30 September 2017 ------------------ ------------------ Revenue GBP916.4m GBP876.0m ------------------ ------------------ Reported operating profit GBP339.1m GBP341.8m ------------------ ------------------ Underlying operating profit(1) GBP367.8m GBP344.0m ------------------ ------------------ Reported profit after tax GBP212.5m GBP197.4m ------------------ ------------------ Underlying profit after tax(1) GBP196.9m GBP160.1m ------------------ ------------------ Interim dividend per ordinary share (pence) 13.76p 13.24p ------------------ ------------------ Net regulatory capital spend GBP392.7m GBP394.4m ------------------ ------------------ RCV gearing(2) 60% 61% ------------------ ------------------
wad collector
20/11/2018
14:08
Hanging in there - as posted before money has to go somewhere.
alphorn
09/11/2018
17:49
JC not going to be PM? Stranger things have happened in elections. Like Trump.
wad collector
09/11/2018
09:30
must have been my sale pumped em !!!!!!
ttg100
30/10/2018
09:14
Looks like they think JC is not going to become pm now
ttg100
25/10/2018
10:02
>> Fang - you may still get
ttg100
24/10/2018
08:40
>> jon was not a panic have been reviewing the possibility of JC getting in and seems that (to me)now has more chance with the way the Tories are tearing themselves apart so regretably dumped as risk/reward not with me at the moment.
ttg100
24/10/2018
08:29
in times like this i think riding out the storm is often the best way unless your a brilliant timer of stock market swings i've learn't the expensive way that panic selling only costs you money in the long run
jon123
17/10/2018
07:43
dumped at -13.65% ouch
ttg100
12/10/2018
07:58
>> wad - no not as defensive as before but still better than many other sectors
ttg100
11/10/2018
22:09
no the corbyn effect is making water companies and maybe all utilities a banana skin
jon123
11/10/2018
22:02
Do you think this still counts as defensive? If a Corbyn Govt is elected , then , if they do what they have said, they will buy us all out for an unspecified sum ( And clearly not going to be a good price for us). There are clearly some "Ifs" in this view but I am not sure that I would start building a barricade based on UU.
wad collector
11/10/2018
09:49
I do hope 720 is not a double top !! If the market keeps dropping there should be a switch to defensives like UU.
ttg100
01/10/2018
09:28
Just noticed last week 28 September 2018 UNITED UTILITIES TRADING UPDATE United Utilities announces the following trading update ahead of its interim results on 21 November 2018. Current trading is in line with the group's expectations for the six months ending 30 September 2018. A high performing, responsible company Through our customer focus, utilisation of technology and emphasis on innovation, United Utilities is delivering sector leading customer service and environmental performance. We are the top performing water and wastewater company against the Drinking Water Inspectorate's (DWI's) overall drinking water quality metric and third against the DWI's new Compliance Risk Index. Our wastewater business has retained 4* status for the third consecutive year against the Environment Agency's annual assessment. Customer satisfaction has also continued to rise with the most recent UK Customer Service Index placing United Utilities top among all water and wastewater companies. This follows our strong performance against Ofwat's Service Incentive Mechanism (SIM) measure and a continuation of this trend should make us eligible for a SIM reward in AMP6. Prolonged period of dry weather Earlier this year, the UK experienced a prolonged period of extreme hot and dry weather resulting in exceptional demand from customers. To safeguard continuity of supplies to customers and protect our water resources, we expect to invest an additional GBP80 million during the current financial year, comprising GBP40 million of operating costs and infrastructure renewals expenditure (IRE) and GBP40 million of capital expenditure. These measures together with the cooler and wetter weather in August avoided the need for any water restrictions. Our plans for AMP7 and beyond On 3 September, we submitted our business plan to Ofwat setting out how we intend to meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders for AMP7. Our plan proposes a 10.5 per cent real terms price reduction between 2020 and 2025, whilst also delivering higher standards of service, increasing resilience, delivering innovation and investing for the long term. Financials Group revenue is expected to be higher than the first half of last year, reflecting our allowed regulatory revenue changes. We anticipate the operating costs associated with the exceptional dry weather period to be an adjusted item and therefore underlying operating profit for the first half of 2018/19 is expected to be higher than the first half of 2017/18, despite underlying IRE being higher. The RPI inflation that is applied to the group's index-linked debt is lower for the first half of the year and we therefore expect the underlying net finance expense for the first half of 2018/19 to be around GBP30 million lower than for the first half last year. As the company continues to invest in its asset base, we expect a small increase in group net debt at 30 September 2018 compared with the position as at 31 March 2018. Our responsible approach to financial risk management continues to deliver benefits including a strong balance sheet, a stable IFRS pension surplus and gearing comfortably within our target range of 55 per cent to 65 per cent net debt to RCV, supporting a solid A3 credit rating for United Utilities Water with Moody's.
wad collector
24/9/2018
15:13
Live Labour conference Water company bosses face sack under plan to renationalise industry https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/09/24/labour-conference-live-party-unveils-brexit-fudge-bosses-leave/
smurfy2001
03/9/2018
12:26
I saw this earlier today, UU have been under enormous fire for leaks through our the heatwave and I suppose this is their response. I wonder if they plan on changing dividends - if dividends are maintained in line with rate of inflation, then isn't investment a good thing?
mcgrimes
03/9/2018
11:21
3 September 2018 UNITED UTILITIES PR19 BUSINESS PLAN SUBMISSION United Utilities Water Limited has today submitted its business plan covering the 2020-25 period. Highlights of the proposal -- 10.5% reduction in real terms in average bills between 2020 and 2025 -- Balanced outcome delivery incentive (ODI) package with range of outcomes estimated at plus or minus 2% of return on regulated equity across AMP7, equivalent to around +/-GBP410m -- Reduction of over GBP1bn in expenditure compared with AMP5 -- Bold strategy of innovation with further advancements in Systems Thinking capability -- Delivering a major water resilience scheme with estimated construction costs of over GBP750m in AMP7 and AMP8 to be directly procured for customers in Manchester and the Pennines -- Adopting an RPI-stripped appointee cost of capital of 2.4% consistent with Ofwat's early view -- Leading the industry in operational, corporate and financial resilien That looks like bad news for shareholders, not as if UU can diversify much....
wad collector
29/8/2018
14:11
from HL "Utilities were in focus as Citi said that after several years of exuberant prices, the table has turned in the face of political, regulatory and macro risks, with United Utilities and Centrica both higher as it highlighted them as top picks. "While we expect a turbulent ride in the months ahead given the uncertainties of Brexit and questions over the stability of the current UK government, we cannot ignore the fact that we are starting to see fundamental value," the bank said."
ttg100
17/8/2018
08:25
needs a little more to break the trend line from end may high?
ttg100
14/8/2018
15:58
The share price is all about politics , not weather, business or economics. If there was a secure Tory majority, a convincing leader and a five yr term , we would not be in the 700s. Probably....
wad collector
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