United Utilities provides water and wastewater services to around seven million people in the North West of England supplying 3.2 million households and over 400,000 business premises. We manage the catchment land around our reservoirs to safeguard the quality of the raw water we collect and store. We then treat and deliver it to our customer's taps - nearly 2,000 million litres a day We also collect wastewater from our customers and surface water from roads and highways, treat it at our wastewater treatment works before returning it back safely to the environment. In order to do this we have: - 184 reservoirs - over 42,000 km of water pipes, from Cumbria to Cheshire - over 72,000 km of sewers - over 1,400 km of aqueducts - 100 water treatment works - 575 wastewater treatment works - 57,000 hectares of catchment land Since 1990, we’ve made major improvements right across our business, and by investing more than £4,000 for every household in the North West we have: - Halved the amount of leakage from our networks, supported by ongoing investment to replace worn-out pipes - Helped improve compliance with bathing water standards across the North West which has risen from just over 30% to more than 90% - Improved our water quality from 99.6% to over 99.9% - the best it's ever been
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Great Sankey, GB
Size (employees)
5,310 (est)
United Utilities was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Great Sankey, GB
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United Utilities Office Locations

United Utilities has an office in Great Sankey
Great Sankey, GB (HQ)
Haweswater House, Lingley Mere Business Park, Lingley Green Avenue
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United Utilities Financials and Metrics

United Utilities Financials

United Utilities's revenue was reported to be £1.73 b in FY, 2016 which is a 0.6% increase from the previous period.

Net income (FY, 2017)

134 k

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

18 k

EBIT (FY, 2017)

18 k

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

5.7 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)

United Utilities's current market capitalization is £5.7 b.
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


21.7 m4.7 m5.8 m4.4 m411 k531 k1.7 b1.7 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

16.8 m3.3 m3 m3.6 m206 k130 k

Gross profit

4.9 m1.5 m2.8 m867 k205 k401 k
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


220 k

Accounts Receivable

1.5 m594 k795 k178 k135 k48 k


665 k1.3 m

Current Assets

21.3 m21.2 m22.7 m13.8 m14.2 m14.4 m12.7 m12.6 m12.7 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

19.3 m1.7 m2.3 m(4.2 m)(51 k)612 k124 k(3.4 m)134 k

Dividends Paid

858 k

Income Taxes Paid

(37 k)(32 k)
GBPY, 2017

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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United Utilities Operating Metrics

FY, 2016

Renewable Energy Output, TWh


Water Supply, million litres

1.70 k
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United Utilities News and Updates

FTSE 100 finishes on a flat note as Sky flies while United Utilities slumps

The FTSE 100 index dipped slightly to finish off the week down 0.1 per cent to 7,380.68. It marked a more subdued close after the FTSE had closed up yesterday at 7,386.94 - despite the slump for engineering group GKN, after it announced its chief executive designate was leaving before he'd starte…
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