United Utilities Group PLC (LSE:UU.) Ratios & Quant Scores Under Review

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. The score may also be used to spot the weak performers. Thus, the ratio is quite a reliable and comparable measure of asset performance across an industry. Developed by James O'Shaughnessy, the VC score uses five valuation ratios.

Price-To-Cash-Flow-Ratio is a term that indicates the degree of cash flow valuation of the enterprise in the securities market. The VC is displayed as a number between 1 and 100. In general, a company with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued company.

The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company's value. The ERP5 looks at the Price to Book ratio, Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. A company that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a company that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return.

Persimmon plc (LSE:PSN) has a Price to Book ratio of 3.030049. This ratio is calculated by dividing the current share price by the book value per share. Value is to help identify companies that are the most undervalued. A ratio of under 1 typically indicates that the shares are undervalued. A ratio over 1 indicates that the market is willing to pay more for the shares. There are often many underlying factors that come into play with the Price to Book ratio so all additional metrics should be considered as well.

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Moving averages can help spot trends and price reversals. The Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of John Wood Group PLC LSE:WG.is -0.7765. Currently, the 200-day MA is sitting at 0.55. If the Golden Cross is less than 1, then the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day moving average, indicating that the price might drop. The Shareholder Yield of Grafton Group plc (LSE:GFTU) is 0.013872. Leverage ratio is the total debt of a company divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two. Companies take on debt to finance their day to day operations. Earnings Yield helps investors measure the return on investment for a given company. Traders tracking these indicators might be looking for the stock to be gaining bearish momentum.

In addition to ROA, there are a number of additional ratios and Quant signals available to investors in order to decipher if the shares are a good fit for their portfolio.

Watching some historical volatility numbers on shares of Grafton Group plc (LSE:GFTU), we can see that the 12 month volatility is presently 20.447800. This ratio is found by taking the current share price and dividing by earnings per share. The lower the number, a company is thought to have low volatility. The 6 month volatility is 20.904200, and the 3 month is spotted at 18.500900. The Volatility 3m of United Utilities Group PLC (LSE:UU.) is 12.5511. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 16.2952. The Value Composite Two of United Utilities Group PLC (LSE:UU.) is 24.

The EBITDA Yield is a great way to determine a company's profitability. The Q.i. Value is calculated using the following ratios: EBITDA Yield, Earnings Yield, FCF Yield, and Liquidity. The lower the Q.i. value, the more undervalued the company is thought to be.

The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm's financial strength. The score helps determine if a company's stock is valuable or not.

At the time of writing, United Utilities Group PLC (LSE:UU.) has a Piotroski F-Score of 7. CCI is relatively high when prices are much higher than average, and relatively low when prices are much lower than the average. The score is calculated by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings. The Gross Margin Score of John Wood Group PLC (LSE:WG.) is 34. The Price to Book ratio for United Utilities Group PLC LSE:UU.is 2.030005. The M-Score is based on 8 different variables: Days' sales in receivables index, Gross Margin Index, Asset Quality Index, Sales Growth Index, Depreciation Index, Sales, General and Administrative expenses Index, Leverage Index and Total Accruals to Total Assets.

The Gross Margin Score is calculated by looking at the Gross Margin and the overall stability of the company over the course of 8 years. A score higher than -1.78 is an indicator that the company might be manipulating their numbers. Typically, the lower the value, the more undervalued the company tends to be.