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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.

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Financial Strength : 5/10

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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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Preferred stocks of Connecticut Water Service Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CTWSP18.994.70USD 0.90 Cum.Red.Preferred Shares
CTWSO0.000.00

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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
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Traded in other countries:CTWS.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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