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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

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
CWT's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. CWT: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CWT' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.04 Max: N/A
Current: 0.04
Equity-to-Asset 0.27
CWT's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. CWT: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CWT' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.3 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.27
0.24
0.33
Interest Coverage 3.09
CWT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 5.05 vs. CWT: 3.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CWT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 3.02 Max: 4.03
Current: 3.09
2.26
4.03
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.11
Beneish M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
4.66%
5.41%
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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Operating Margin % 15.45
CWT's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
55% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 13.23 vs. CWT: 15.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CWT' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.67  Med: 13.72 Max: 18.17
Current: 15.45
12.67
18.17
Net Margin % 7.99
CWT's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
52% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. CWT: 7.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CWT' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.52  Med: 8.34 Max: 9.7
Current: 7.99
7.52
9.7
ROE % 7.55
CWT's ROE % is ranked lower than
57% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. CWT: 7.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CWT' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 8.81 Max: 10.57
Current: 7.55
7.1
10.57
ROA % 2.08
CWT's ROA % is ranked lower than
63% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. CWT: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CWT' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.03  Med: 2.47 Max: 3.06
Current: 2.08
2.03
3.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 5.59
CWT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
76% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 10.19 vs. CWT: 5.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CWT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.03  Med: 5.44 Max: 7.26
Current: 5.59
5.03
7.26
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.30
CWT's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CWT: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CWT' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.8  Med: 3.1 Max: 7.6
Current: 0.3
-2.8
7.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 6.70
CWT's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CWT: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CWT' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.9 Max: 10
Current: 6.7
0
10
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -0.30
CWT's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
60% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CWT: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CWT' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.5  Med: 2.1 Max: 14.6
Current: -0.3
-10.5
14.6
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water    NAICS: 221310    SIC: 4941
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Headquarter Location:USA
California Water Service Group is engaged in the production, purchase, storage, treatment, testing, distribution and sale of water for domestic, industrial, public and irrigation uses, and for fire protection.

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 480,300 customers in 83 California communities through 25 separate districts. Hawaii Water provides service to approximately 4,300 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 16,500 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.

Top Ranked Articles about California Water Service Group

California Water Service Group Named a Top Workplace in Bay Area for Fifth Consecutive Year

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2016) - For the fifth year in a row, California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT) has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the Bay Area by the Bay Area News Group. The 2016 honor was given to the company based on input provided by local employees of its largest subsidiary, California Water Service (Cal Water). Cal Water is a regulated water utility with 383 employees in the Bay Area. The company serves approximately 381,500 people through 110,000 customer connections in Atherton, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Livermore, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, and Woodside. Cal Water serves more than 1.9 million people through 480,300 customer connections statewide. "We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for our customers and communities, and we know in order to achieve that, we must also have the best employees," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and CEO. "When we help our employees grow and excel, treat them fairly, and value each of their contributions, they can keep focusing on delivering the quality, service, and value we promise." "I'm so proud that our employees appreciate our commitment to them, and am honored that they have now earned us this recognition for five years in a row," Kropelnicki said. "At Cal Water, we are more than a company; we're a family that supports each other, and I firmly believe there is a direct correlation between how our employees feel about us with the service they provide." The Top Workplace rankings are based on survey information collected and analyzed by an independent research company specializing in employee engagement and retention. The survey asks employees about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development, family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics. California Water Service Group is the parent company of California Water Service, Washington Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company, Hawaii Water Service Company, Inc., CWS Utility Services, and HWS Utility Services, LLC. Together these companies employ 1,155 people who provide regulated and non-regulated water service to approximately 2 million people in more than 100 California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii communities. California Water Service was ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Water Utilities in the West" in 2016 by J.D. Power in its inaugural Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. The company's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CWT." More information is available at www.calwatergroup.com. 1720 North First St.

San Jose, CA 95112


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Yvonne Kingman

(310) 257-1434





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California Water Service Eases Water-Use Reduction Requirements for Service Areas

Utility Sets Conservation Targets Until State Updates Conservation Standards in 2017

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2016) - California Water Service (Cal Water), the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT), today announced interim water-use reduction requirements for all of its service areas, effective until the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) issues its framework for permanent conservation standards in early 2017. This follows a recent decision by the State Board to allow water suppliers to set their own short-term reduction requirements based upon local water supply conditions. Customers' conservation targets will continue to be based on 2013 use, except for unique situations; however, the company will suspend surcharges for all customers, at least temporarily. In most communities, Cal Water asks customers to achieve a water-use reduction of at least 10%. "Although most of our communities have adequate short-term water supplies, much of the state continues to experience severe drought. It is critical that our customers continue their excellent conservation efforts in order to ensure that we have enough water to meet long-term needs," said Ken Jenkins, Director of Drought Management and Conservation. Six Cal Water districts will have targets other than 10%. East Los Angeles, whose State-mandated water-use reduction requirement had been 8%, and King City, which previously had a 9% reduction requirement, will both see targets unchanged. Bakersfield will similarly have a 9% target. In the company's Los Altos District, which has aligned with its wholesale water supplier and other suppliers regionally, customers' targets will be 20% less than 2013 use. And, in the Central Valley districts of Selma and Visalia, Cal Water is also setting a reduction target of 20%. These changes must be approved by both the State Board and the California Public Utilities Commission before they become effective on August 1, 2016.  Prohibited uses of water, water waste violations, and most irrigation schedules will remain effective. Customers can visit www.calwater.com/drought for more details. Cal Water will also notify customers by mail of these changes to its drought response program. Cal Water serves about 2 million people through 480,300 service connections in California. The company, which has provided water service in the state since 1926, was ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Water Utilities in the West" in 2016 by J.D. Power in its inaugural Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.  1720 North First St.

San Jose, CA 95112


Contact:

Yvonne Kingman

310-257-1434





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California Water Service Group's Martin A. Kropelnicki Receives Naval Heritage Award

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2016) - California Water Service Group's President and Chief Executive Officer Martin A. Kropelnicki received the Naval Heritage Award from the United States Navy Memorial Foundation at a dinner last night in Honolulu, Hawaii. California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT) is the parent company of Hawaii Water Service Company, which provides water and wastewater utility services on the islands of Maui and Hawaii. "The U.S. Navy Memorial is honored to bestow our Naval Heritage Award on Marty Kropelnicki. Marty not only comes from a family that has served in the sea services, but he has tirelessly supported Navy, Marine, and other armed forces personnel in numerous ways, including Disabled Veterans Outreach, job training, and mentorship through California Water Service Group," said John Totushek, VADM USN (Ret), President and CEO of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. The award reflects Kropelnicki's support and dedication for the Lone Sailor Memorial, to be erected at Pearl Harbor, in honor of the brave men and women who fought unselfishly on December 7, 1941. Twenty-nine years ago, the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation established two awards to honor the men and women of the sea services. The Naval Heritage Award is given to distinguished Americans who have supported the sea services while displaying honor, courage, and commitment in their lives. The Lone Sailor Award recognizes men and women who have served in the sea services and gone on to make significant contributions to our country. "I'm honored to receive this award on behalf of the hundreds of employees and retirees who faithfully and unselfishly served our country in the Navy and other armed forces," Kropelnicki said. "We have had a long and successful track record of employing veterans who have helped make our company what it is today," he said. "I know I speak for all of our employees when I say we greatly respect, admire, and appreciate the sacrifices made by all those who have served, and we are all proud contributors to the U.S. Navy Memorial fund and Lone Sailor Memorial for Pearl Harbor." California Water Service Group is the parent company of California Water Service Company, Washington Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company, Hawaii Water Service Company, Inc., CWS Utility Services, and HWS Utility Services, LLC. Together, these companies provide regulated and non-regulated water service to approximately 2 million people in more than 100 California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii communities. Group's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CWT." Additional information is available online at www.calwatergroup.com. 1720 North First Street

San Jose, CA 95112-4598



Contact:

Yvonne Kingman

(310) 257-1434





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California Water Service Likely to Ease Water-Use Reduction Requirements in Some Communities

New Targets Due to State Water Resources Control Board in June

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - May 20, 2016) - California Water Service (Cal Water), a subsidiary of California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT), today announced that it will likely ease water-use reduction requirements in the wake of a decision by the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) to allow water suppliers to set their own conservation targets based upon local water supply conditions.  "We believe very strongly that we are still experiencing serious drought conditions in many parts of the state, and we will continue to encourage and support our customers' efforts to use water efficiently. However, given the State Board's formula for setting new conservation targets, it is likely that we will suspend surcharges in most, if not all, of our service areas," said Shannon Dean, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Affairs. According to Dean, Cal Water must first analyze the supply conditions, including commitments for deliveries from purchased water providers, before finalizing new water-use reduction requirements. The State Board requires water providers to submit new water-use reduction targets by June 22.  "We have a broad footprint throughout the state, and water conditions vary dramatically depending upon where you live and the source of your community's water," said Dean. The new State Board regulations allow water suppliers to forecast demand based upon average water usage in 2013 and 2014, and compare that demand to projected available supplies for the next three years, assuming a continuation of drought conditions. The new reduction targets will be the difference between the two in the third year. For example, if a water supplier projects demand of 100 acre-feet of water, but available supply of only 90 acre-feet of water, it would take the difference, 10 acre-feet, which is a 10% shortfall, and that would be the water-use reduction target. Regardless of how the formula pencils out in each community, Cal Water will continue to ask customers to reduce water use by at least 8%, even in communities where surcharges have been suspended.  "We fully expect that in January 2017, the State Board will introduce even more stringent water-saving requirements than we have faced during the past several months. Given that, and the fact that we are still in a drought, we don't think it's prudent to ask customers for anything less," Dean said.  Cal Water will notify the public when it has completed its analysis and determined how customers will be affected by the State Board's new regulation.  Cal Water serves about 2 million people through 480,300 service connections in California. The company has provided water service in the state since 1926. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.  1720 North First St., San Jose, CA 95112


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Yvonne Kingman

310-257-1434





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California Water Service Ranks Highest in the West in J.D. Power Residential Water Customer Satisfaction Study

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2016) - California Water Service (Cal Water), the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT), has been ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction among water utilities in the western United States, according to J.D. Power's 2016 Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study(SM). The utility also achieved the highest score in the region for communications. The results, announced by J.D. Power today, were based on responses in March 2016 from residential customers who had had experiences with their utility within the past six months. The Overall Water Utility Satisfaction Index measures key performance indicators in six areas: delivery, price, billing and payment, conservation, communications, and customer service. "We are committed to providing our customers with quality, service, and value," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and CEO. "We are humbled by our customers' feedback and remain dedicated to fulfilling this promise through each member of our customer service, operations, water quality, engineering, information technology, communications, and other support teams." This is the first year J.D. Power has conducted a customer satisfaction study for water utilities. The study ranked U.S. water utilities serving a population of at least 400,000 residents by analyzing more than 28,000 online customer interviews. Utilities were categorized into the Midwest, Northeast, South, and West geographic regions. About Cal Water

Cal Water serves about 2 million people through 480,300 service connections in California. The company has provided water service in the state since 1926. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.  About J.D. Power

Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., J.D. Power is a global marketing information services company providing performance improvement, social media, and customer satisfaction insights and solutions. The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. For more information on car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more, please visit jdpower.com. J.D. Power is a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial. 1720 North First St., San Jose, CA 95112


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Yvonne Kingman

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California Water Service Group Board of Directors Declares 285th Consecutive Quarterly Dividend

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 27, 2016) -  At its meeting today, the California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT) Board of Directors declared the company's 285th consecutive quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.1725 per common share. It will be payable on May 20, 2016, to stockholders of record on May 9, 2016.  California Water Service Group is the parent company of California Water Service Company, Washington Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company, Hawaii Water Service Company, Inc., CWS Utility Services, and HWS Utility Services. Together, these companies provide regulated and non-regulated water service to approximately 2 million people in more than 100 California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii communities. California Water Service Group's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CWT." Additional information is available at our web site at www.calwatergroup.com. This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("Act"). The forward-looking statements are intended to qualify under provisions of the federal securities laws for "safe harbor" treatment established by the Act. Forward-looking statements are based on currently available nformation, expectations, estimates, assumptions and projections, and management's judgment about the Company, the water utility industry and general economic conditions. Such words as would, expects, intends, plans, believes, estimates, assumes, anticipates, projects, predicts, forecasts or variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. They are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from what is contained in a forward-looking statement. Factors that may cause a result different than expected or anticipated include, but are not limited to: governmental and regulatory commissions' decisions; consequences of eminent domain actions relating to our water systems; changes in regulatory commissions' policies and procedures; the timeliness of regulatory commissions' actions concerning rate relief; inability to renew leases to operate city water systems on beneficial terms; changes in California State Water Resources Control Board water quality standards; changes in environmental compliance and water quality requirements; electric power interruptions; changes in customer water use patterns and the effects of conservation; the impact of weather and climate on water availability, water sales and operating results; the unknown impact of contagious diseases, such as Zika, avian flu, H1N1 flu and severe acute respiratory syndrome, on the Company's operations; civil disturbances or terrorist threats or acts, or apprehension about the possible future occurrences of acts of this type; labor relations matters as we negotiate with the unions; restrictive covenants in or changes to the credit ratings on our current or future debt that could increase our financing costs or affect our ability to borrow, make payments on debt or pay dividends; and, other risks and unforeseen events. When considering forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the cautionary statements included in this paragraph, as well as the annual 10-K, Quarterly 10-Q, and other reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Company assumes no obligation to provide public updates of forward-looking statements. 1720 North First Street

San Jose, CA 95112-4598


Contact:

Tom Smegal

(408) 367-8200 (analysts)


Shannon Dean

(310) 257-1435 (media)





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Ratios

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history
PE Ratio 36.98
CWT's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.32 vs. CWT: 36.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CWT' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.35  Med: 21.19 Max: 40.23
Current: 36.98
15.35
40.23
Forward PE Ratio 28.74
CWT's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. CWT: 28.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 36.98
CWT's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
85% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. CWT: 36.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CWT' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.35  Med: 21.17 Max: 40.23
Current: 36.98
15.35
40.23
PB Ratio 2.72
CWT's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. CWT: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CWT' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.85
Current: 2.72
1.47
2.85
PS Ratio 2.94
CWT's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. CWT: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CWT' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 1.85 Max: 2.94
Current: 2.94
1.34
2.94
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 11.22
CWT's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
75% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.57 vs. CWT: 11.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CWT' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 9.19 Max: 16.26
Current: 11.22
5.7
16.26
EV-to-EBIT 23.68
CWT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
82% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 15.02 vs. CWT: 23.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CWT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.2  Med: 18.4 Max: 25.8
Current: 23.68
12.2
25.8
EV-to-EBITDA 14.29
CWT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
76% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. CWT: 14.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CWT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8  Med: 10.9 Max: 14.9
Current: 14.29
8
14.9
PEG Ratio 8.60
CWT's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. CWT: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
CWT' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.94  Med: 6.83 Max: 2132
Current: 8.6
2.94
2132
Shiller PE Ratio 35.61
CWT's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 24.83 vs. CWT: 35.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CWT' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.99  Med: 23.91 Max: 35.57
Current: 35.61
18.99
35.57
Current Ratio 0.57
CWT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CWT: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CWT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.56
Current: 0.57
0.46
1.56
Quick Ratio 0.54
CWT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CWT: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CWT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.5
Current: 0.54
0.43
1.5
Days Inventory 10.49
CWT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
69% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 22.11 vs. CWT: 10.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CWT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.95  Med: 10.55 Max: 12.93
Current: 10.49
8.95
12.93
Days Sales Outstanding 18.15
CWT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 49.50 vs. CWT: 18.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CWT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.76  Med: 23.87 Max: 47.55
Current: 18.15
15.76
47.55
Days Payable 129.10
CWT's Days Payable is ranked higher than
75% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 76.25 vs. CWT: 129.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CWT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 73.81  Med: 92.88 Max: 129.1
Current: 129.1
73.81
129.1

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.87
CWT's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
80% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. CWT: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CWT' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.06 Max: 3.74
Current: 1.87
1.85
3.74
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.68
CWT's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. CWT: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
CWT' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.64 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.68
0.54
0.77
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 2.50
CWT's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CWT: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
CWT' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.7 Max: 5.4
Current: 2.5
0.4
5.4
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.93
CWT's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
80% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. CWT: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.07
CWT's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
87% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. CWT: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CWT' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.07  Med: 3.41 Max: 4.17
Current: 2.07
2.07
4.17
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.20
CWT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. CWT: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CWT' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.9  Med: -3.6 Max: 0.4
Current: -0.2
-6.9
0.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.82
CWT's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CWT: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CWT' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.29  Med: 1.94 Max: 2.56
Current: 2.82
1.29
2.56
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 5.00
CWT's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CWT: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CWT' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.64  Med: 3.56 Max: 51.79
Current: 5
1.64
51.79
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.59
CWT's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. CWT: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CWT' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.44
Current: 1.59
0.64
1.44
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.16
CWT's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
78% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. CWT: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
CWT' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.37 Max: 1.96
Current: 2.16
0.87
1.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.22
CWT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
75% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. CWT: 4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CWT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 5.4 Max: 8.2
Current: 4.22
3.9
8.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 2.55
CWT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
54% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. CWT: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CWT' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6  Med: -0.8 Max: 5.6
Current: 2.55
-6
5.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $609.4
EPS (TTM) $ 1.01
Beta0.49
Short Percentage of Float2.27%
52-Week Range $27.05 - 37.60
Shares Outstanding (Mil)48.02

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 1.30 1.40 1.50
EPS without NRI ($) 1.30 1.40 1.50
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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