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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
CTWS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. CTWS: 0.01 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.99
Current: 0.01

0
0.99
Equity to Asset 0.33
CTWS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. CTWS: 0.33 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.33

0.22
0.53
Interest Coverage 3.17
CTWS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. CTWS: 3.17 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 4.09
Current: 3.17

2.13
4.09
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.03
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 27.86
CTWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. CTWS: 27.86 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 18.36   Max: 37.56
Current: 27.86

18.36
37.56
Net-margin (%) 21.96
CTWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.84 vs. CTWS: 21.96 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 14.75   Max: 21.76
Current: 21.96

14.75
21.76
ROE (%) 10.31
CTWS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. CTWS: 10.31 )
CTWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.25   Max: 12.67
Current: 10.31

7.25
12.67
ROA (%) 3.27
CTWS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. CTWS: 3.27 )
CTWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.19   Max: 3.8
Current: 3.27

2.19
3.8
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.35
CTWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.53 vs. CTWS: 5.35 )
CTWS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.34   Max: 19.11
Current: 5.35

3.34
19.11
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.70
CTWS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. CTWS: 2.70 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.4   Max: 10.6
Current: 2.7

-2.4
10.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.70
CTWS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CTWS: 9.70 )
CTWS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 16.1
Current: 9.7

-4.6
16.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 13.70
CTWS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CTWS: 13.70 )
CTWS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10   Max: 13.7
Current: 13.7

-10
13.7
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CTWS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Tweedy Browne 6,483 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 6,550 sh (-7.09%)
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Q1 2014

CTWS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Tweedy Browne 6,483 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 6,550 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

CTWS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 13,600 sh (New)
Tweedy Browne 6,483 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 6,350 sh (-3.05%)
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Q3 2014

CTWS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 27,500 sh (+102.21%)
Tweedy Browne 6,483 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 6,150 sh (-3.15%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CTWS

(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
Tweedy Browne 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$28.46 - $32.3 $ 35.9118%6483
Tweedy Browne 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$28.51 - $32.01 $ 35.9118%0
Tweedy Browne 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$29.54 - $32 $ 35.9116%6483
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 New Buy$27 - $29.62 $ 35.9128%7050
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Preferred stocks of Connecticut Water Service Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CTWSP17.895.03USD 0.90 Cum.Red.Preferred Shares
CTWSO0.000.00

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.20
CTWS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. CTWS: 19.20 )
CTWS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.05   Max: 30.34
Current: 19.2

16.05
30.34
P/B 1.90
CTWS's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. CTWS: 1.90 )
CTWS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 2.79
Current: 1.9

1.44
2.79
P/S 4.19
CTWS's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. CTWS: 4.19 )
CTWS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.45   Max: 5.21
Current: 4.19

2.45
5.21
PFCF 87.59
CTWS's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 459.00 vs. CTWS: 87.59 )
CTWS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 32.14   Max: 188.36
Current: 87.59

32.14
188.36
EV-to-EBIT 21.71
CTWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.72 vs. CTWS: 21.71 )
CTWS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.9   Max: 34.6
Current: 21.71

15.9
34.6
PEG 1.66
CTWS's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CTWS: 1.66 )
CTWS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 46.38
Current: 1.66

1.41
46.38
Shiller P/E 23.77
CTWS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 24.65 vs. CTWS: 23.77 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.39   Max: 27.16
Current: 23.77

15.39
27.16
Current Ratio 1.86
CTWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CTWS: 1.86 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.79
Current: 1.86

0.45
2.79
Quick Ratio 1.79
CTWS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. CTWS: 1.79 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.64
Current: 1.79

0.41
2.64

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.81
CTWS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. CTWS: 2.81 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.72   Max: 5.01
Current: 2.81

2.72
5.01
Dividend Payout 0.53
CTWS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. CTWS: 0.53 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 3.36
Current: 0.53

0.29
3.36
Dividend growth (3y) 2.10
CTWS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CTWS: 2.10 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.2
Current: 2.1

1
2.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.12
CTWS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. CTWS: 3.12 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.03   Max: 5.59
Current: 3.12

3.03
5.59
Share Buyback Rate -8.40
CTWS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. CTWS: -8.40 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -1.1   Max: -8.4
Current: -8.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.23
CTWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. CTWS: 2.23 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 3.32
Current: 2.23

1.32
3.32
Price/DCF (Projected) 6.43
CTWS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. CTWS: 6.43 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 9.16
Current: 6.43

1.42
9.16
Price/Median PS Value 1.17
CTWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CTWS: 1.17 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.17

0.48
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.66
CTWS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CTWS: 1.66 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 4.63
Current: 1.66

1.51
4.63
Price/Graham Number 1.38
CTWS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. CTWS: 1.38 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 2.13
Current: 1.38

0.87
2.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.60
CTWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CTWS: 4.60 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 6.3
Current: 4.6

2.9
6.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.63
CTWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. CTWS: 8.63 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 8.7
Current: 8.63

-6.7
8.7

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
Compare:UUGRY, CWT, WTR, PEGRY, KTWIF » details
Traded in other countries:CTWSP.USA, EC9.Germany,
Connecticut Water Service, Inc., was incorporated in 1974. The Company is a non-operating holding company, whose income is derived from the earnings of its six wholly-owned subsidiary companies. It supplied water to 121,768 customers, representing a population of approximately 400,000, in 76 municipalities throughout Connecticut and Maine. The Company operates in three business segments; Water Activities, Real Estate Transactions, and Services and Rentals. The Water Activities segment is comprised of its core regulated water activities to supply public drinking water to its customers. This segment encompasses all transactions of Regulated Companies with the exception of certain real estate transactions. The Real Estate Transactions segment involves the sale or donation for income tax benefits of its real estate holdings. The Services and Rentals segment provides contracted services to water and wastewater utilities and other clients and also leases certain of its properties to third parties through its unregulated companies in the State of Connecticut and through Maine Water in the State of Maine. The types of services provided include contract operations of water and wastewater facilities; Linebacker, its service line protection plan for public drinking water customers; and providing bulk deliveries of emergency drinking water to businesses and residences via tanker truck. The Company's water infrastructure consisted of 77 noncontiguous water systems in the States of Connecticut and Maine. Its Regulated Companies face competition from a few small privately-owned water systems operating within or adjacent to, its franchise areas and from municipal and public authority systems whose service areas in some cases overlap portions of its franchise areas. The Company's regulated water utilities is subject to environmental and water quality regulations, which are continually modified and refined to ensure the safety of the Company's water sources and, ultimately, the public's health.
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