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American Water Works Affirms Forecast After 15 Purchases in 2013

Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- American Water Works Co., the largest publicly traded water utility in the U.S., affirmed its 2013 forecast today and said earnings per share next year would be in the $2.35 to $2.45 range.

Fifteen water and wastewater acquisitions were made this year, said the Voorhees, New Jersey-based company, which expects 2013’s adjusted EPS to range from $2.17 to $2.22 not including an estimated 14-cent per share one-time charge related to the tender offer by its finance unit American Water Capital Corp. Its shares have risen 12 percent the past year.

To contact the reporter on this story: Randall Hackley in London at rhackley@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Randall Hackley at rhackley@bloomberg.net

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