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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
MSEX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. MSEX: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.12
Current: 0.03
0.01
0.12
Equity to Asset 0.34
MSEX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. MSEX: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.34
0.31
0.37
Interest Coverage 6.13
MSEX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. MSEX: 6.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.52  Med: 3.20 Max: 6.13
Current: 6.13
2.52
6.13
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.07
WACC vs ROIC
6.74%
6.45%
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 (%) 29.57
MSEX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 11.97 vs. MSEX: 29.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 22.1  Med: 25.89 Max: 30.16
Current: 29.57
22.1
30.16
Net-margin (%) 15.93
MSEX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. MSEX: 15.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.74  Med: 13.29 Max: 15.75
Current: 15.93
9.74
15.75
ROE (%) 9.69
MSEX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.74 vs. MSEX: 9.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.02  Med: 8.90 Max: 10.92
Current: 9.69
7.02
10.92
ROA (%) 3.42
MSEX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. MSEX: 3.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.22  Med: 3.03 Max: 3.82
Current: 3.42
2.22
3.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.56
MSEX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. MSEX: 7.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.92  Med: 7.28 Max: 17.72
Current: 7.56
5.92
17.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.90
MSEX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. MSEX: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.3  Med: 2.80 Max: 6.5
Current: 3.9
-1.3
6.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
MSEX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. MSEX: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 1.60 Max: 8.5
Current: 7.1
0
8.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.80
MSEX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. MSEX: 10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.9  Med: 3.40 Max: 10.8
Current: 10.8
-9.9
10.8
» MSEX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MSEX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 59,178 sh (+196.53%)
Mario Gabelli 79,211 sh (-3.73%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,737 sh (-30.01%)
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Q3 2014

MSEX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 134,000 sh (+126.44%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 78,211 sh (-1.26%)
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Q4 2014

MSEX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 152,336 sh (+13.68%)
Mario Gabelli 77,811 sh (-0.51%)
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Q1 2015

MSEX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 182,000 sh (+19.47%)
Mario Gabelli 77,311 sh (-0.64%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MSEXP0.000.00

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.54
MSEX's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
60% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. MSEX: 19.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.76  Med: 21.10 Max: 31.56
Current: 19.54
14.76
31.56
Forward P/E 11.26
MSEX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. MSEX: 11.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.00
MSEX's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
61% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. MSEX: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.88  Med: 21.31 Max: 32.41
Current: 20
14.88
32.41
P/B 1.87
MSEX's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. MSEX: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MSEX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.22  Med: 1.73 Max: 2.67
Current: 1.87
1.22
2.67
P/S 3.10
MSEX's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MSEX: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MSEX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.88  Med: 2.83 Max: 3.62
Current: 3.1
1.88
3.62
PFCF 30.21
MSEX's PFCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.55 vs. MSEX: 30.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MSEX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 23  Med: 30.47 Max: 237.25
Current: 30.21
23
237.25
POCF 10.37
MSEX's POCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.71 vs. MSEX: 10.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MSEX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.8  Med: 12.09 Max: 23.88
Current: 10.37
8.8
23.88
EV-to-EBIT 15.19
MSEX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.70 vs. MSEX: 15.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MSEX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.5  Med: 17.90 Max: 23.3
Current: 15.19
14.5
23.3
PEG 5.13
MSEX's PEG is ranked lower than
68% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. MSEX: 5.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MSEX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.91  Med: 6.98 Max: 257.8
Current: 5.13
2.91
257.8
Shiller P/E 23.02
MSEX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 19.44 vs. MSEX: 23.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.24  Med: 21.67 Max: 32.88
Current: 23.02
15.24
32.88
Current Ratio 0.59
MSEX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. MSEX: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.69 Max: 2.11
Current: 0.59
0.33
2.11
Quick Ratio 0.54
MSEX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. MSEX: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.64 Max: 2.04
Current: 0.54
0.3
2.04
Days Sales Outstanding 32.71
MSEX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 50.66 vs. MSEX: 32.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.2  Med: 38.43 Max: 42.5
Current: 32.71
31.2
42.5

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.39
MSEX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. MSEX: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.58  Med: 3.78 Max: 5.65
Current: 3.39
2.58
5.65
Dividend Payout 0.66
MSEX's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
63% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSEX: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.94
Current: 0.66
0.45
1.94
Dividend growth (3y) 1.30
MSEX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
60% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. MSEX: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -7.8  Med: 2.00 Max: 11.6
Current: 1.3
-7.8
11.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.63
MSEX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
59% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. MSEX: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.77  Med: 4.05 Max: 6.06
Current: 3.63
2.77
6.06
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
MSEX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. MSEX: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.7  Med: -4.10 Max: -7.3
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.87
MSEX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. MSEX: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.41  Med: 1.81 Max: 3.59
Current: 1.87
1.41
3.59
Price/Projected FCF 1.76
MSEX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. MSEX: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.71  Med: 9.32 Max: 64.69
Current: 1.76
1.71
64.69
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
MSEX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. MSEX: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.26
Current: 1.1
0.64
1.26
Price/Graham Number 1.26
MSEX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
54% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. MSEX: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.30 Max: 2.55
Current: 1.26
0.87
2.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.63
MSEX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. MSEX: 6.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.3  Med: 5.60 Max: 6.9
Current: 6.63
4.3
6.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 5.24
MSEX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. MSEX: 5.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MSEX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -5.9  Med: 1.60 Max: 5.3
Current: 5.24
-5.9
5.3

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
Compare:UUGRY, CWT, WTR, PEGRY, KTWIF » details
Middlesex Water Co was incorporated as a water utility company in 1897 and owns and operates regulated water utility and wastewater systems in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The Company also operates water and wastewater systems under contract on behalf of municipal and private clients. The Company's retail customers are located in an area of approximately 55 square miles in Woodbridge Township, the City of South Amboy, the Boroughs of Metuchen and Carteret, portions of the Township of Edison and the Borough of South Plainfield in Middlesex County. And to a minor extent, a portion of the Township of Clark in Union County. The Company provides water service to approximately 300 customers in Cumberland County, New Jersey. The contract customers of the Company comprise an area of approximately 146 square miles with a population of approximately 219,000. Contract sales to Edison, Sayreville, Old Bridge, Marlboro and Rahway are supplemental to the existing water systems of these customers. The Company provides treated surface water under long-term agreements to East Brunswick, Marlboro, Old Bridge and Sayreville.The Company is subject to environmental and water quality regulation by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DEDNREC), River Basin Commission (DRBC).
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