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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.23
AWR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. AWR: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AWR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.23
0
0.23
Equity to Asset 0.36
AWR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AWR: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AWR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.36
0.28
0.39
Interest Coverage 5.51
AWR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. AWR: 5.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AWR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.37  Med: 3.34 Max: 5.51
Current: 5.51
2.37
5.51
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.94
M-Score: -2.85
WACC vs ROIC
11.39%
9.73%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 26.07
AWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 11.97 vs. AWR: 26.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AWR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 17.2  Med: 23.78 Max: 28.93
Current: 26.07
17.2
28.93
Net-margin (%) 13.38
AWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. AWR: 13.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AWR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.59  Med: 9.35 Max: 13.28
Current: 13.38
5.59
13.28
ROE (%) 12.41
AWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.82 vs. AWR: 12.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AWR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.59  Med: 9.91 Max: 13.24
Current: 12.41
5.59
13.24
ROA (%) 4.62
AWR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. AWR: 4.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AWR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.63  Med: 3.14 Max: 4.84
Current: 4.62
1.63
4.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.04
AWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. AWR: 12.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AWR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.59  Med: 9.20 Max: 19.17
Current: 12.04
6.59
19.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.40
AWR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. AWR: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AWR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 4.40 Max: 9
Current: 2.4
0
9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.80
AWR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AWR: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AWR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.7  Med: 4.40 Max: 12.7
Current: 4.8
-4.7
12.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.90
AWR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. AWR: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AWR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.2  Med: 6.50 Max: 24.7
Current: 11.9
-15.2
24.7
» AWR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

AWR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 876,900 sh (+8.70%)
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Q3 2014

AWR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 19,824 sh (New)
Jim Simons 993,600 sh (+13.31%)
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Q4 2014

AWR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 1,108,400 sh (+11.55%)
Joel Greenblatt 16,157 sh (-18.50%)
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Q1 2015

AWR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1,059,300 sh (-4.43%)
Joel Greenblatt 14,371 sh (-11.05%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.91
AWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. AWR: 23.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AWR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.88  Med: 21.27 Max: 31.1
Current: 23.91
12.88
31.1
Forward P/E 22.22
AWR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
88% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. AWR: 22.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.60
AWR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
72% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. AWR: 23.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AWR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.22  Med: 21.40 Max: 31.33
Current: 23.6
14.22
31.33
P/B 2.95
AWR's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AWR: 2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AWR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.45  Med: 2.00 Max: 3.18
Current: 2.95
1.45
3.18
P/S 3.20
AWR's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. AWR: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AWR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.45  Med: 2.02 Max: 3.45
Current: 3.2
1.45
3.45
PFCF 16.30
AWR's PFCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. AWR: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AWR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.85  Med: 26.61 Max: 692.17
Current: 16.3
11.85
692.17
POCF 9.23
AWR's POCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.65 vs. AWR: 9.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AWR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.99  Med: 9.64 Max: 17.49
Current: 9.23
5.99
17.49
EV-to-EBIT 13.66
AWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. AWR: 13.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AWR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.4  Med: 13.00 Max: 17.2
Current: 13.66
9.4
17.2
PEG 2.71
AWR's PEG is ranked lower than
53% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. AWR: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AWR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.25  Med: 3.15 Max: 29.53
Current: 2.71
1.25
29.53
Shiller P/E 28.99
AWR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.94 vs. AWR: 28.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AWR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.75  Med: 24.09 Max: 32.41
Current: 28.99
18.75
32.41
Current Ratio 1.96
AWR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. AWR: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AWR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.96
0.48
2.11
Quick Ratio 1.92
AWR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. AWR: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AWR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.85 Max: 2.07
Current: 1.92
0.46
2.07
Days Inventory 12.16
AWR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 22.94 vs. AWR: 12.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AWR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 4.85  Med: 8.44 Max: 18.52
Current: 12.16
4.85
18.52
Days Sales Outstanding 13.17
AWR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 51.10 vs. AWR: 13.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AWR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 18.54  Med: 24.50 Max: 42.21
Current: 13.17
18.54
42.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.22
AWR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. AWR: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AWR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.02  Med: 2.76 Max: 3.67
Current: 2.22
2.02
3.67
Dividend Payout 0.52
AWR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
54% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWR: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AWR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.66 Max: 2.78
Current: 0.52
0.31
2.78
Dividend growth (3y) 14.70
AWR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. AWR: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
AWR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.60 Max: 14.7
Current: 14.7
0.7
14.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.81
AWR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. AWR: 3.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AWR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.47  Med: 4.74 Max: 6.3
Current: 3.81
3.47
6.3
Share Buyback Rate -1.10
AWR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. AWR: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
AWR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.9  Med: -2.70 Max: -4.5
Current: -1.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.95
AWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
73% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. AWR: 2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AWR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 1.79 Max: 3.07
Current: 2.95
1.2
3.07
Price/Projected FCF 2.26
AWR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AWR: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AWR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.91  Med: 6.18 Max: 21.82
Current: 2.26
1.91
21.82
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.57
AWR's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
56% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. AWR: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.58
AWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. AWR: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AWR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.58
0.57
1.65
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.85
AWR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. AWR: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
AWR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.17  Med: 2.35 Max: 6.7
Current: 2.85
1.17
6.7
Price/Graham Number 1.76
AWR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
76% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AWR: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AWR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.31 Max: 1.83
Current: 1.76
0.89
1.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.23
AWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. AWR: 7.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AWR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.8  Med: 7.70 Max: 10.6
Current: 7.23
5.8
10.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.48
AWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. AWR: 10.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AWR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -6  Med: 2.90 Max: 13.4
Current: 10.48
-6
13.4

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
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Traded in other countries:FDK.Germany,
American States Water Co was incorporated as a California corporation in 1998 as a holding company for GSWC. It's the parent company of Golden State Water Company or GSWC and American States Utility Services, Inc. or ASUS. Through its subsidiaries, Company provides water service to Californians located within 75 communities throughout 10 counties in Northern, Coastal and Southern California. The Company also distributes electricity to approximately 23,250 customers in the Big Bear recreational area of California via Bear Valley Electric Services. Through its Contracted Services subsidiary, American States Utility Services Inc., the Company provides operations, maintenance and construction management services for water and wastewater systems located on military bases throughout the country. AWR has three reportable segments: water, electric and contracted services. Within the segments, AWR has three principal business units: water and electric service utility operations conducted through GSWC, and contracted services conducted through ASUS and its subsidiaries. GSWC is a California public utility company engaged principally in the purchase, production and distribution of water in 75 communities in 10 counties in the State of California. ASUS, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has contracted with the U.S. government to provide water and/or wastewater services at various military installations, including the operation, maintenance, renewal and replacement of the water and/or wastewater systems, pursuant to 50-year firm, fixed-price contracts. GSWC competes with governmental agencies and other investor-owned utilities in connection with offering service to new real estate developments on the basis of financial terms, availability of water and ability to commence providing service on a timely basis. AWR's other subsidiary, ASUS, actively competes for business with other investor-owned utilities, other third party providers of water and/or wastewater services, and governmental entities primarily on the basis of price and quality of service. The Company and it's subsidiaries are subject to increasingly stringent environmental regulations, including the 1996 amendments to the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act; interim enhanced surface water treatment rules; regulation of disinfectant/disinfection by-products; and the long-term enhanced surface water treatment rules; the ground water treatment rule; contaminant regulation of radon and arsenic; and unregulated contaminants monitoring rule.
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