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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
CWT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. CWT: 0.06 )
CWT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.06

0
0.22
Equity to Asset 0.30
CWT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CWT: 0.30 )
CWT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.3

0.23
0.33
Interest Coverage 2.56
CWT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. CWT: 2.56 )
CWT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 4.02
Current: 2.56

2.18
4.02
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.02
M-Score: -2.91
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.25
CWT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. CWT: 12.25 )
CWT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.67   Max: 24.56
Current: 12.25

12.67
24.56
Net-margin (%) 7.92
CWT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. CWT: 7.92 )
CWT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.06   Max: 11.9
Current: 7.92

6.06
11.9
ROE (%) 7.86
CWT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.41 vs. CWT: 7.86 )
CWT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.44   Max: 14.51
Current: 7.86

7.44
14.51
ROA (%) 2.31
CWT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. CWT: 2.31 )
CWT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 4.52
Current: 2.31

2.13
4.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.75
CWT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.36 vs. CWT: 4.75 )
CWT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.95   Max: 16.65
Current: 4.75

4.95
16.65
Revenue Growth (%) 4.40
CWT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CWT: 4.40 )
CWT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.1   Max: 7.6
Current: 4.4

-0.1
7.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.90
CWT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CWT: 3.90 )
CWT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.7   Max: 11.4
Current: 3.9

-2.7
11.4
EPS Growth (%) 4.30
CWT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CWT: 4.30 )
CWT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.5   Max: 14.7
Current: 4.3

-10.5
14.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CWT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 14,749 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 35,100 sh (New)
John Buckingham 141,671 sh (+5.69%)
Jim Simons 30,948 sh (-57.49%)
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Q4 2013

CWT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 16,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 125,400 sh (+305.2%)
John Buckingham 143,866 sh (+1.55%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q1 2014

CWT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 10,541 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,081 sh (New)
Jim Simons 234,300 sh (+86.84%)
John Buckingham 145,623 sh (+1.22%)
Mario Gabelli 16,000 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

CWT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 16,564 sh (+57.14%)
John Buckingham 147,855 sh (+1.53%)
Mario Gabelli 16,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 56,300 sh (-75.97%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CWT

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 57.14%$20.44 - $24.27 $ 22.832%16564
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy$21.85 - $24.14 $ 22.83-1%10541
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 New Buy$19.73 - $23.23 $ 22.835%16000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 23.50
CWT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. CWT: 23.50 )
CWT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 15.36   Max: 33.74
Current: 23.5

15.36
33.74
P/B 1.80
CWT's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. CWT: 1.80 )
CWT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 2.88
Current: 1.8

1.52
2.88
P/S 1.90
CWT's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CWT: 1.90 )
CWT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 2.57
Current: 1.9

1.34
2.57
PFCF 65.40
CWT's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 131.15 vs. CWT: 65.40 )
CWT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 64.66   Max: 1796.5
Current: 65.4

64.66
1796.5
EV-to-EBIT 22.04
CWT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.72 vs. CWT: 22.04 )
CWT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.3   Max: 23.5
Current: 22.04

12.3
23.5
PEG 3.76
CWT's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CWT: 3.76 )
CWT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 418.4
Current: 3.76

2.96
418.4
Shiller P/E 22.00
CWT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 23.11 vs. CWT: 22.00 )
CWT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.28   Max: 32.87
Current: 22

17.28
32.87
Current Ratio 0.68
CWT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CWT: 0.68 )
CWT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.56
Current: 0.68

0.43
1.56
Quick Ratio 0.65
CWT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. CWT: 0.65 )
CWT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.65

0.4
1.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.80
CWT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. CWT: 2.80 )
CWT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.53   Max: 4.23
Current: 2.8

2.53
4.23
Dividend Payout 0.66
CWT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. CWT: 0.66 )
CWT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 29.2
Current: 0.66

0.22
29.2
Dividend growth (3y) 2.50
CWT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CWT: 2.50 )
CWT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.5
Current: 2.5

0.4
2.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.12
CWT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
52% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. CWT: 3.12 )
CWT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.82   Max: 4.72
Current: 3.12

2.82
4.72
Share Buyback Rate -3.70
CWT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. CWT: -3.70 )
CWT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.1   Max: -6.6
Current: -3.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
CWT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. CWT: 1.80 )
CWT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 4.01
Current: 1.8

1.31
4.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.50
CWT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CWT: 3.50 )
CWT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 615.67
Current: 3.5

1.99
615.67
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
CWT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CWT: 1.00 )
CWT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.43
Current: 1

0.65
1.43
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.60
CWT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CWT: 4.60 )
CWT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 5.96
Current: 4.6

1.14
5.96
Price/Graham Number 1.40
CWT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CWT: 1.40 )
CWT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 2.46
Current: 1.4

0.91
2.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.50
CWT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. CWT: 4.50 )
CWT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 8.1
Current: 4.5

4.3
8.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.22
CWT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. CWT: 3.22 )
CWT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.8   Max: 4
Current: 3.22

-5.8
4

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 the State of Delaware. 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 regulated utility entities also provide some non-regulated services. Utility Services provides non-regulated services to private companies and municipalities. 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. It operates mainly in one business segment, the supply and distribution of water and providing water-related utility services. The Company's water operations are conducted by the Cal Water and CWS Utility Services entities, which provide service to 473,100 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 15,800 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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