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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
AWK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.17 vs. AWK: 0.01 )
AWK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.31
AWK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AWK: 0.31 )
AWK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.31

0.26
0.44
Interest Coverage 2.96
AWK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. AWK: 2.96 )
AWK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 9999.99
Current: 2.96

0.01
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.53
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 32.59
AWK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. AWK: 32.59 )
AWK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8   Max: 32.59
Current: 32.59

-8
32.59
Net-margin (%) 12.73
AWK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. AWK: 12.73 )
AWK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -24.07   Max: 12.73
Current: 12.73

-24.07
12.73
ROE (%) 7.81
AWK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. AWK: 7.81 )
AWK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.7   Max: 11.1
Current: 7.81

-13.7
11.1
ROA (%) 2.45
AWK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. AWK: 2.45 )
AWK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.25   Max: 3.19
Current: 2.45

-4.25
3.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.63
AWK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. AWK: 7.63 )
AWK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.85   Max: 7.88
Current: 7.63

-1.85
7.88
Revenue Growth (%) 3.60
AWK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. AWK: 3.60 )
AWK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -89.5   Max: 899.3
Current: 3.6

-89.5
899.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.40
AWK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. AWK: 6.40 )
AWK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 940.2
Current: 6.4

0
940.2
EPS Growth (%) 12.20
AWK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. AWK: 12.20 )
AWK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 27
Current: 12.2

1.5
27
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AWK Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 817,300 sh (+5.99%)
Mario Gabelli 34,400 sh (-1.71%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,300 sh (-10.98%)
John Keeley 75,940 sh (-27.61%)
Steven Cohen 14,182 sh (-33.25%)
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Q2 2013

AWK Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 34,300 sh (-0.29%)
John Keeley 63,530 sh (-16.34%)
Jim Simons 153,600 sh (-81.21%)
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Q3 2013

AWK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Pioneer Investments 229,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 6,039 sh (New)
Jim Simons 384,600 sh (+150.39%)
Mario Gabelli 34,300 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 51,120 sh (-19.53%)
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Q4 2013

AWK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Keeley 189,490 sh (+270.68%)
Steven Cohen 12,321 sh (+104.02%)
Jim Simons 703,000 sh (+82.79%)
Pioneer Investments 229,600 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 23,250 sh (-32.22%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AWK

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Add 270.68%0.1%$40.09 - $43.49 $ 45.679%189490
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Reduce -32.22%$40.09 - $43.49 $ 45.679%23250
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Reduce -27.61%0.02%$37.13 - $41.44 $ 45.6717%75940
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Reduce -20.2%0.02%$34.39 - $38.35 $ 45.6725%108620
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Reduce -48.43%0.01%$29.22 - $32.55 $ 45.6749%36200
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Reduce -37.97%0.04%$25.55 - $30.5 $ 45.6757%127645
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $27.9 - $30.61 $ 45.6757%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -87.48%0.14%$25.23 - $28.2 $ 45.6771%83000
George Soros 2011-03-31 New Buy$25.23 - $28.2 $ 45.6771%10200
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.30
AWK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. AWK: 22.30 )
AWK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.89   Max: 22.4
Current: 22.3

14.89
22.4
P/B 1.70
AWK's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. AWK: 1.70 )
AWK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.7

0.69
1.73
P/S 2.80
AWK's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. AWK: 2.80 )
AWK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 2.82
Current: 2.8

1.13
2.82
EV-to-EBIT 14.90
AWK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. AWK: 14.90 )
AWK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.7   Max: 57.2
Current: 14.9

12.7
57.2
PEG 1.00
AWK's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. AWK: 1.00 )
AWK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.04
Current: 1

0.47
1.04
Shiller P/E 137.70
AWK's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. AWK: 137.70 )
AWK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 120   Max: 239.89
Current: 137.7

120
239.89

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.50
AWK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AWK: 2.50 )
AWK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 4.27
Current: 2.5

0.92
4.27
Dividend Payout 0.41
AWK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. AWK: 0.41 )
AWK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.41

0.41
0.61
Dividend growth (3y) -0.80
AWK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. AWK: -0.80 )
AWK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 65.1
Current: -0.8

0
65.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.04
AWK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
52% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. AWK: 3.04 )
AWK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 5.2
Current: 3.04

1.12
5.2
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
AWK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. AWK: -0.70 )
AWK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 88.6   Max: -913.9
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.30
AWK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. AWK: 2.30 )
AWK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 2.14
Current: 2.3

1.39
2.14
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.60
AWK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
60% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AWK: 3.60 )
AWK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 3.21   Max: 7.66
Current: 3.6

3.21
7.66
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
AWK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AWK: 1.50 )
AWK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.36
Current: 1.5

0.75
1.36
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
AWK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AWK: 1.00 )
AWK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 0.96
Current: 1

Price/Graham Number 1.50
AWK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
51% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AWK: 1.50 )
AWK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.5

1.08
1.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.70
AWK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. AWK: 6.70 )
AWK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 7.9
Current: 6.7

1.7
7.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.94
AWK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. AWK: 17.94 )
AWK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.8   Max: 36.4
Current: 17.94

-7.8
36.4

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
Compare:UUGRY, CWT, WTR, PEGRY, KTWIF » details
Traded in other countries:AWC.Germany
American Water Works Company, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, was founded in 1886 as the American Water Works & Guarantee Company, for the purposes of building and purchasing water systems in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. In 1935, the Company was reorganized under its current name. The Company provides water and wastewater services to residential, commercial and industrial customers in the United States and Canada. It has two operating segments: the Regulated Businesses and the Market-Based Operations. Regulated Business involves the ownership of subsidiaries that provide water and wastewater utility services to residential, commercial, industrial and other customers, including sale for resale and public authority customers. Its subsidiaries that provide these services are generally subject to economic regulation by certain state commissions or other entities engaged in economic regulation, hereafter referred to as "PUCs", in the states in which they operate. It reports the results of its main business in the Regulated Businesses segment. It also provides services that are not subject to economic regulation by state PUCs through its Market-Based Operations. Its Market-Based Operations include three lines of business: Contract Operations Group, which enters into contracts to operate and maintain water and wastewater facilities mainly for the United States military, municipalities, and the food and beverage industry; Homeowner Services Group, which provides services to domestic homeowners and smaller commercial establishments to protect against the cost of repairing broken or leaking water pipes and clogged or blocked sewer pipes inside and outside their accommodations; and Terratec Environmental Ltd., which it refer to as Terratec, which mainly provides biosolids management, transport and disposal services to municipal and industrial customers. The Company's investor-owned competitors, when pursuing acquisitions, based on a comparison of operating revenues and population served, are Aqua America Inc., United Water, American States Water Co. and California Water Services Group. The Company's water and wastewater operations are subject to extensive United States federal, state and local laws and regulations, and in the case of its Canadian operations, Canadian laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment, health and safety, the quality of the water it deliver to its customers, water allocation rights and the manner in which it collect, treat, discharge and dispose of wastewater.

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