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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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Cash to Debt 0.02
CTWSP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.17 vs. CTWSP: 0.02 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.07
Current: 0.02

0
0.07
Interest Coverage 3.50
CTWSP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CTWSP: 3.50 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1   Max: 7
Current: 3.5

1
7
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.22
M-Score: -2.19
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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Operating margin (%) 23.75
CTWSP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. CTWSP: 23.75 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 46.6
Current: 23.75

10.6
46.6
Net-margin (%) 16.76
CTWSP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. CTWSP: 16.76 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 35.8
Current: 16.76

4.6
35.8
ROE (%) 9.37
CTWSP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. CTWSP: 9.37 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 21.2
Current: 9.37

2.4
21.2
ROA (%) 2.54
CTWSP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. CTWSP: 2.54 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 6.4
Current: 2.54

0.8
6.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.20
CTWSP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. CTWSP: 7.20 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2   Max: 13.6
Current: 7.2

2
13.6
Revenue Growth (%) 2.50
CTWSP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. CTWSP: 2.50 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.8   Max: 5.7
Current: 2.5

-0.8
5.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -0.20
CTWSP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CTWSP: -0.20 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.1   Max: 6.5
Current: -0.2

-7.1
6.5
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Preferred stocks of Connecticut Water Service, Inc.

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CTWSP20.505.70USD 0.90 Cum.Red.Preferred Shares
CTWSO0.000.00

Ratios

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EV-to-EBIT 27.80
CTWSP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. CTWSP: 27.80 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13.3   Max: 118.8
Current: 27.8

13.3
118.8
PEG 4.70
CTWSP's PEG is ranked higher than
72% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. CTWSP: 4.70 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 72.08
Current: 4.7

2.16
72.08

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.70
CTWSP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CTWSP: 5.70 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.74   Max: 5.01
Current: 5.7

2.74
5.01
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.70
CTWSP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
52% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. CTWSP: 5.70 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.74   Max: 5.01
Current: 5.7

2.74
5.01

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.60
CTWSP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CTWSP: 3.60 )
CTWSP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 7.5
Current: 3.6

0.8
7.5

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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