Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS) vs. Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZIP) Financial Survey

Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRSGet Free Report) and Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZIPGet Free Report) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Global Water Resources and Cadiz’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Water Resources $44.73 million 6.13 $5.51 million $0.28 40.54
Cadiz $2.11 million N/A N/A N/A N/A

Global Water Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Cadiz.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.4% of Global Water Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 45.1% of Global Water Resources shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Global Water Resources and Cadiz, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Water Resources 0 0 1 0 3.00
Cadiz 0 0 0 0 N/A

Global Water Resources presently has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 49.78%. Given Global Water Resources’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Global Water Resources is more favorable than Cadiz.


This table compares Global Water Resources and Cadiz’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Water Resources 13.67% 10.98% 1.49%
Cadiz N/A N/A N/A


Global Water Resources beats Cadiz on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Global Water Resources

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Global Water Resources, Inc., a water resource management company, owns, operates, and manages regulated water, wastewater, and recycled water systems primarily in metropolitan Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. It served approximately 74,000 people in approximately 29,000 homes. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

About Cadiz

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Cadiz Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides water solutions in the United States. The company operates through Land and Water Resources; and Water Treatment Business segments. It offers clean water solutions, such as water supply, including for agriculture and off-property uses; and water storage, conveyance, and treatment solutions. The company also involved in the cultivation of lemons and alfalfa; and provides water filtration solutions for impaired or contaminated groundwater sources. Cadiz Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

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