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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 0.06
CTWS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. CTWS: 0.06 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.99
Current: 0.06

0
0.99
Equity to Asset 0.32
CTWS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. CTWS: 0.32 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.32

0.22
0.53
Interest Coverage 3.17
CTWS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 531 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: 6
Z-Score: 1.01
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 (%) 28.23
CTWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. CTWS: 28.23 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 18.36   Max: 37.56
Current: 28.23

18.36
37.56
Net-margin (%) 22.99
CTWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. CTWS: 22.99 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 14.75   Max: 21.76
Current: 22.99

14.75
21.76
ROE (%) 11.05
CTWS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. CTWS: 11.05 )
CTWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.25   Max: 12.67
Current: 11.05

7.25
12.67
ROA (%) 3.49
CTWS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. CTWS: 3.49 )
CTWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.19   Max: 3.8
Current: 3.49

2.19
3.8
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.52
CTWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.36 vs. CTWS: 5.52 )
CTWS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.34   Max: 19.11
Current: 5.52

3.34
19.11
Revenue Growth (%) 2.70
CTWS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CTWS: 2.70 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.4   Max: 10.6
Current: 2.7

-2.4
10.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.50
CTWS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CTWS: 7.50 )
CTWS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 15.8
Current: 7.5

-4.5
15.8
EPS Growth (%) 13.70
CTWS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CTWS: 13.70 )
CTWS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -10   Max: 13.7
Current: 13.7

-10
13.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CTWS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Tweedy Browne 6,483 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 7,050 sh (unchged)
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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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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 $ 34.7314%6483
Tweedy Browne 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$28.51 - $32.01 $ 34.7314%0
Tweedy Browne 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$29.54 - $32 $ 34.7312%6483
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 New Buy$27 - $29.62 $ 34.7324%7050
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Preferred stocks of Connecticut Water Service Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CTWSP17.775.10USD 0.90 Cum.Red.Preferred Shares
CTWSO0.000.00

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.70
CTWS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. CTWS: 17.70 )
CTWS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.05   Max: 30.34
Current: 17.7

16.05
30.34
P/B 1.90
CTWS's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 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 4.10
CTWS's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CTWS: 4.10 )
CTWS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.45   Max: 5.21
Current: 4.1

2.45
5.21
PFCF 22.30
CTWS's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 107.67 vs. CTWS: 22.30 )
CTWS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 20.17   Max: 188.36
Current: 22.3

20.17
188.36
EV-to-EBIT 20.78
CTWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 vs. CTWS: 20.78 )
CTWS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.9   Max: 34.6
Current: 20.78

15.9
34.6
PEG 1.63
CTWS's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CTWS: 1.63 )
CTWS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 179.17
Current: 1.63

1.34
179.17
Shiller P/E 23.90
CTWS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 22.53 vs. CTWS: 23.90 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.53   Max: 27.16
Current: 23.9

15.53
27.16
Current Ratio 1.85
CTWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CTWS: 1.85 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.79
Current: 1.85

0.45
2.79
Quick Ratio 1.78
CTWS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. CTWS: 1.78 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.64
Current: 1.78

0.41
2.64

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.90
CTWS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. CTWS: 2.90 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 5.01
Current: 2.9

2.78
5.01
Dividend Payout 0.50
CTWS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. CTWS: 0.50 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 3.36
Current: 0.5

0.29
3.36
Dividend growth (3y) 2.10
CTWS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 563 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) 3.23
CTWS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
52% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. CTWS: 3.23 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 5.59
Current: 3.23

3.1
5.59
Share Buyback Rate -8.40
CTWS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 585 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 2.20
CTWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. CTWS: 2.20 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 3.32
Current: 2.2

1.32
3.32
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.20
CTWS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CTWS: 4.20 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 9.42
Current: 4.2

1.42
9.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
CTWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CTWS: 1.10 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.1

0.48
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
CTWS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CTWS: 1.50 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 4.63
Current: 1.5

1.43
4.63
Price/Graham Number 1.30
CTWS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. CTWS: 1.30 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 2.13
Current: 1.3

0.87
2.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.80
CTWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. CTWS: 4.80 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 6.3
Current: 4.8

2.9
6.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.93
CTWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. CTWS: 8.93 )
CTWS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 8.3
Current: 8.93

-4.4
8.3

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 wholly-owned subsidiary. It is a regulated public water utility that is committed to providing water and reliable service to families and communities while being good stewards of the environment. The Company operates in three segments: water activities, real estate transactions, and services and rentals. The water segment is comprised of core regulated water activities to supply water to its customers. Its real estate transactions segment involves selling or donating for income tax benefits its limited excess real estate holdings. The Company's services and rentals segment provides services on a contract basis and also leases certain of its properties to third parties. As of December 31, 2012, the Regulated Companies supplied water to 121,791 customers, representing a population of approximately 400,000, in 76 municipalities throughout Connecticut and Maine. Its Regulated Companies face competition from a few small privately-owned water systems operating within, or adjacent to, franchise areas and from municipal and public authority systems whose service areas in some cases overlap portions of its franchise areas.

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