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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 0.23
AWR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. AWR: 0.23 )
AWR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.23
Current: 0.23

0
0.23
Equity to Asset 0.37
AWR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AWR: 0.37 )
AWR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.37

0.28
0.38
Interest Coverage 5.31
AWR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
83% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. AWR: 5.31 )
AWR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.37   Max: 5.31
Current: 5.31

2.37
5.31
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.89
M-Score: -3.25
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 : 7/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 24.34
AWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 13.18 vs. AWR: 24.34 )
AWR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 17.2   Max: 28.93
Current: 24.34

17.2
28.93
Net-margin (%) 12.87
AWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. AWR: 12.87 )
AWR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.59   Max: 13.28
Current: 12.87

5.59
13.28
ROE (%) 12.11
AWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. AWR: 12.11 )
AWR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.59   Max: 13.24
Current: 12.11

5.59
13.24
ROA (%) 4.45
AWR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. AWR: 4.45 )
AWR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 4.84
Current: 4.45

1.63
4.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.88
AWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. AWR: 10.88 )
AWR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.94   Max: 17.32
Current: 10.88

6.94
17.32
Revenue Growth (%) 4.40
AWR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. AWR: 4.40 )
AWR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.1   Max: 9
Current: 4.4

-0.1
9
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.30
AWR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AWR: 10.30 )
AWR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.7   Max: 20.6
Current: 10.3

-4.7
20.6
EPS Growth (%) 24.70
AWR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. AWR: 24.70 )
AWR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.2   Max: 24.7
Current: 24.7

-15.2
24.7
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

AWR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 734,400 sh (+19.77%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 11,200 sh (-48.15%)
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Q4 2013

AWR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 748,500 sh (+1.92%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q1 2014

AWR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 11,979 sh (New)
Jim Simons 806,700 sh (+7.78%)
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Q2 2014

AWR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 876,900 sh (+8.7%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AWR

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$25.22 - $32.86 $ 33.8218%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -35.34%0.03%$23.99 - $28.79 $ 33.8229%21279
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 56.36%0.04%$17.15 - $19 $ 33.82101%34239
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 106.26%0.05%$16.22 - $18.1 $ 33.8294%21897
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.06%$15.64 - $17.77 $ 33.8298%10616
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 22.50
AWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. AWR: 22.50 )
AWR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.88   Max: 37.76
Current: 22.5

12.88
37.76
P/B 2.65
AWR's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. AWR: 2.65 )
AWR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 2.68
Current: 2.65

1.45
2.68
P/S 2.87
AWR's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. AWR: 2.87 )
AWR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 2.87
Current: 2.87

1.45
2.87
PFCF 13.06
AWR's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 230.00 vs. AWR: 13.06 )
AWR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.78   Max: 692.17
Current: 13.06

11.78
692.17
EV-to-EBIT 14.01
AWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.62 vs. AWR: 14.01 )
AWR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.4   Max: 17.2
Current: 14.01

9.4
17.2
PEG 2.06
AWR's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWR: 2.06 )
AWR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 1079
Current: 2.06

1.25
1079
Shiller P/E 28.28
AWR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 22.91 vs. AWR: 28.28 )
AWR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.86   Max: 32.41
Current: 28.28

16.86
32.41
Current Ratio 1.55
AWR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AWR: 1.55 )
AWR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.96
Current: 1.55

0.48
1.96
Quick Ratio 1.52
AWR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. AWR: 1.52 )
AWR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.91
Current: 1.52

0.46
1.91

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.43
AWR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AWR: 2.43 )
AWR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 4.16
Current: 2.43

2.11
4.16
Dividend Payout 0.54
AWR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
76% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. AWR: 0.54 )
AWR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.35
Current: 0.54

0.31
4.35
Dividend growth (3y) 13.50
AWR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. AWR: 13.50 )
AWR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 13.5
Current: 13.5

0.7
13.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.99
AWR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
59% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. AWR: 3.99 )
AWR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.51   Max: 6.92
Current: 3.99

3.51
6.92
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
AWR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. AWR: -1.20 )
AWR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.9   Max: -4.5
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.66
AWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. AWR: 2.66 )
AWR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 2.59
Current: 2.66

1.08
2.59
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.31
AWR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. AWR: 2.31 )
AWR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.25   Max: 21.82
Current: 2.31

2.25
21.82
Price/Median PS Value 1.51
AWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. AWR: 1.51 )
AWR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.47
Current: 1.51

0.6
1.47
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.17
AWR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWR: 2.17 )
AWR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 6.7
Current: 2.17

1.04
6.7
Price/Graham Number 1.62
AWR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. AWR: 1.62 )
AWR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 1.76
Current: 1.62

0.81
1.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
AWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. AWR: 7.10 )
AWR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 10.6
Current: 7.1

5.8
10.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.58
AWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. AWR: 10.58 )
AWR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7   Max: 12.7
Current: 10.58

-7
12.7

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
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Traded in other countries:FDK.Germany
American States Water Company was incorporated as a California corporation in 1998 as a holding company for GSWC. American States Water Company (AWR) is the parent company of Golden State Water Company GSWC; American States Utility Services, Inc. ASUS and its subsidiaries, and Chaparral City Water Company CCWC. 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. FBWS, TUS, ODUS, PSUS and ONUS may be referred to herein collectively as the "Military Utility Privatization 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.

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