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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
CWT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. CWT: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CWT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.05
0
0.22
Equity to Asset 0.28
CWT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CWT: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CWT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.30 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.28
0.23
0.33
Interest Coverage 3.04
CWT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. CWT: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CWT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.18  Med: 3.06 Max: 4.02
Current: 3.04
2.18
4.02
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.87
M-Score: -2.67
WACC vs ROIC
9.69%
7.34%
WACC
ROIC
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.68
CWT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. CWT: 13.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CWT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.67  Med: 16.45 Max: 24.56
Current: 13.68
12.67
24.56
Net-margin (%) 9.49
CWT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. CWT: 9.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CWT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.06  Med: 8.49 Max: 11.9
Current: 9.49
6.06
11.9
ROE (%) 9.14
CWT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. CWT: 9.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CWT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.44  Med: 9.47 Max: 14.39
Current: 9.14
7.44
14.39
ROA (%) 2.63
CWT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. CWT: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CWT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.13  Med: 2.74 Max: 4.52
Current: 2.63
2.13
4.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.24
CWT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. CWT: 5.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CWT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.03  Med: 6.78 Max: 19.48
Current: 5.24
5.03
19.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.30
CWT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CWT: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CWT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.1  Med: 3.10 Max: 7.6
Current: 1.3
-0.1
7.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.40
CWT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CWT: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CWT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.1  Med: 2.40 Max: 9.9
Current: 2.4
-5.1
9.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.80
CWT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CWT: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CWT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.5  Med: 4.40 Max: 13.5
Current: 9.8
-10.5
13.5
» CWT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CWT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 19,782 sh (+19.43%)
Mario Gabelli 16,000 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham 147,120 sh (-0.50%)
Jim Simons 19,200 sh (-65.90%)
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Q4 2014

CWT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 43,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 159,700 sh (+731.77%)
John Buckingham 148,403 sh (+0.87%)
Mario Gabelli 16,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 15,563 sh (-21.33%)
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Q1 2015

CWT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 300,900 sh (+88.42%)
Mario Gabelli 16,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Buckingham 146,631 sh (-1.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,600 sh (-75.41%)
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Q2 2015

CWT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 16,000 sh (+50.94%)
John Buckingham 149,945 sh (+2.26%)
Mario Gabelli 16,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 295,220 sh (-1.89%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.08
CWT's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
55% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. CWT: 17.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CWT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 15.36  Med: 20.91 Max: 33.74
Current: 17.08
15.36
33.74
Forward P/E 15.38
CWT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. CWT: 15.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.60
CWT's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
54% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. CWT: 17.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CWT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 15.35  Med: 20.97 Max: 33.47
Current: 17.6
15.35
33.47
P/B 1.54
CWT's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. CWT: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CWT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.52  Med: 1.86 Max: 2.88
Current: 1.54
1.52
2.88
P/S 1.62
CWT's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. CWT: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CWT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.34  Med: 1.86 Max: 2.57
Current: 1.62
1.34
2.57
POCF 7.23
CWT's POCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. CWT: 7.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CWT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.68  Med: 9.35 Max: 16.25
Current: 7.23
5.68
16.25
EV-to-EBIT 18.05
CWT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. CWT: 18.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CWT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.5  Med: 18.70 Max: 23.5
Current: 18.05
12.5
23.5
PEG 3.59
CWT's PEG is ranked lower than
63% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. CWT: 3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CWT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.96  Med: 6.84 Max: 348.67
Current: 3.59
2.96
348.67
Shiller P/E 19.26
CWT's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.77 vs. CWT: 19.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CWT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.28  Med: 22.57 Max: 33.35
Current: 19.26
17.28
33.35
Current Ratio 0.56
CWT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CWT: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CWT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.56
Current: 0.56
0.43
1.56
Quick Ratio 0.53
CWT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CWT: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CWT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.65 Max: 1.5
Current: 0.53
0.4
1.5
Days Inventory 10.24
CWT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 21.96 vs. CWT: 10.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CWT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 8.95  Med: 39.11 Max: 72.4
Current: 10.24
8.95
72.4
Days Sales Outstanding 18.11
CWT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 44.97 vs. CWT: 18.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CWT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 15.76  Med: 29.15 Max: 42.67
Current: 18.11
15.76
42.67

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.31
CWT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. CWT: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CWT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.49  Med: 3.14 Max: 4
Current: 3.31
2.49
4
Dividend Payout 0.56
CWT's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
52% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. CWT: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CWT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.78 Max: 29.2
Current: 0.56
0.22
29.2
Dividend growth (3y) 1.90
CWT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
58% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CWT: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CWT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.00 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.9
0.4
2.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.68
CWT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
63% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. CWT: 3.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CWT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.76  Med: 3.48 Max: 4.44
Current: 3.68
2.76
4.44
Share Buyback Rate -4.60
CWT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
64% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. CWT: -4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CWT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.1  Med: -4.10 Max: -6.6
Current: -4.6

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.54
CWT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. CWT: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CWT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 1.91 Max: 2.86
Current: 1.54
1.4
2.86
Price/Projected FCF 2.79
CWT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. CWT: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CWT' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.99  Med: 8.90 Max: 615.67
Current: 2.79
1.99
615.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.86
CWT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CWT: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CWT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.86
0.67
1.37
Price/Graham Number 1.08
CWT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. CWT: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CWT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.28 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.08
0.91
1.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.52
CWT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. CWT: 5.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CWT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.3  Med: 5.40 Max: 8
Current: 5.52
4.3
8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 1.60
CWT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. CWT: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CWT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -5.8  Med: -0.90 Max: 4.1
Current: 1.6
-5.8
4.1

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 648 705 772 846
EPS($) 1.25 1.30 1.40 1.50
EPS without NRI($) 1.25 1.30 1.40 1.50

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
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Traded in other countries:WT5.Germany,
California Water Service Group was incorporated in California in 1926 and then reincorporated as Delaware company in 1999. It operates as a holding company with six operating subsidiaries: California Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company, Washington Water Service Company Hawaii Water Service Company, Inc., and CWS Utility Services and HWS Utility Services LLC and HWS Utility Services LLC. The Company's business is conducted through its operating subsidiaries. The bulk of the business consists of the production, purchase, storage, treatment, testing, distribution and sale of water for domestic, industrial, public and irrigation uses, and for fire protection. It also provides non-regulated water-related services under agreements with municipalities and other private companies. The non-regulated services include full water system operation, billing and meter reading services. Non-regulated operations also include the lease of communication antenna sites, lab services, and promotion of other non-regulated services. The Company's water operations are conducted by the Cal Water and CWS Utility Services entities, which provide service to 475,100 customers in 83 California communities through 25 separate districts. Hawaii Water provides service to approximately 4,200 water and wastewater customers on the islands of Maui and Hawaii, including several large resorts and condominium complexes. Washington Water provides domestic water service to approximately 16,000 customers in the Tacoma and Olympia areas. New Mexico Water provides service to approximately 7,600 water and wastewater customers in the Belen, Los Lunas and Elephant Butte areas in New Mexico. Under other contract arrangements, it operates municipally owned water systems, privately owned water systems, and recycled water distribution systems, but is not responsible for all operating costs. Non-regulated revenue received from water system operations is generally determined on a fee-per-customer basis. Non-regulated activities consist mainly of: operating water systems, which are owned by other entities; providing meter reading and billing services; leasing communication antenna sites on its properties; operating recycled water systems; providing lab services for water quality testing; marketing and billing of optional third party insurance program to its residential customers; selling surplus property, and other services as requested by the client. The Company's operations are subject to environmental regulation by various governmental authorities.
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