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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 0.03
MSEX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. MSEX: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MSEX' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
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 614 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 Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.34
0.31
0.37
Interest Coverage 6.41
MSEX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. MSEX: 6.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MSEX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.76  Med: 3.62 Max: 6.13
Current: 6.41
2.76
6.13
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.20
WACC vs ROIC
5.19%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 28.76
MSEX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 12.56 vs. MSEX: 28.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MSEX' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.1  Med: 26.10 Max: 29.36
Current: 28.76
22.1
29.36
Net-margin (%) 15.63
MSEX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. MSEX: 15.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MSEX' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.93  Med: 13.29 Max: 15.75
Current: 15.63
10.93
15.75
ROE (%) 9.58
MSEX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. MSEX: 9.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MSEX' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.88  Med: 8.43 Max: 9.41
Current: 9.58
6.88
9.41
ROA (%) 3.33
MSEX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. MSEX: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MSEX' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.22  Med: 2.91 Max: 3.34
Current: 3.33
2.22
3.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.50
MSEX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.58 vs. MSEX: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSEX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.92  Med: 7.09 Max: 7.51
Current: 7.5
5.92
7.51
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.90
MSEX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 534 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 Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.3  Med: 2.90 Max: 6.5
Current: 3.9
-1.3
6.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
MSEX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. MSEX: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSEX' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.5  Med: 2.35 Max: 8.5
Current: 7.1
-2.5
8.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.60
MSEX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. MSEX: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSEX' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.9  Med: 3.65 Max: 10.9
Current: 10.6
-9.9
10.9
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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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Q2 2015

MSEX Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 223,402 sh (+22.75%)
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Q3 2015

MSEX Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 309,600 sh (+38.58%)
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MSEX Guru Trades in Q4 2015

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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MSEXP0.000.00

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.56
MSEX's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
80% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 15.65 vs. MSEX: 23.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MSEX' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.76  Med: 20.91 Max: 31.56
Current: 23.56
14.76
31.56
Forward P/E 11.26
MSEX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.84 vs. MSEX: 11.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.56
MSEX's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
75% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. MSEX: 23.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MSEX' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.88  Med: 21.11 Max: 32.41
Current: 23.56
14.88
32.41
P/B 2.22
MSEX's P/B is ranked lower than
85% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MSEX: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MSEX' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 1.73 Max: 2.68
Current: 2.22
1.22
2.68
P/S 3.65
MSEX's P/S is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. MSEX: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MSEX' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.88  Med: 2.84 Max: 3.87
Current: 3.65
1.88
3.87
PFCF 34.47
MSEX's PFCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. MSEX: 34.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MSEX' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23  Med: 30.88 Max: 237.25
Current: 34.47
23
237.25
POCF 11.48
MSEX's POCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. MSEX: 11.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MSEX' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.8  Med: 11.55 Max: 23.88
Current: 11.48
8.8
23.88
EV-to-EBIT 17.12
MSEX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 13.20 vs. MSEX: 17.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MSEX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.9  Med: 16.90 Max: 22.1
Current: 17.12
13.9
22.1
EV-to-EBITDA 12.50
MSEX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
83% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.85 vs. MSEX: 12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MSEX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.2  Med: 12.30 Max: 16
Current: 12.5
10.2
16
PEG 6.36
MSEX's PEG is ranked lower than
73% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. MSEX: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MSEX' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.51  Med: 6.85 Max: 92.07
Current: 6.36
2.51
92.07
Shiller P/E 27.94
MSEX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 21.76 vs. MSEX: 27.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MSEX' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.43  Med: 21.82 Max: 29.61
Current: 27.94
15.43
29.61
Current Ratio 0.66
MSEX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MSEX: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MSEX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.66 Max: 2.11
Current: 0.66
0.33
2.11
Quick Ratio 0.60
MSEX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. MSEX: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MSEX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.61 Max: 2.04
Current: 0.6
0.3
2.04
Days Sales Outstanding 38.01
MSEX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 47.36 vs. MSEX: 38.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSEX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.2  Med: 38.97 Max: 42.5
Current: 38.01
31.2
42.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.81
MSEX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. MSEX: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MSEX' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.58  Med: 3.78 Max: 5.65
Current: 2.81
2.58
5.65
Dividend Payout 0.66
MSEX's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
62% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. MSEX: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MSEX' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.94
Current: 0.66
0.45
1.94
Dividend Growth (3y) 1.30
MSEX's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
59% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MSEX: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
MSEX' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.8  Med: 1.75 Max: 11.6
Current: 1.3
-7.8
11.6
Forward Dividend Yield 2.88
MSEX's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. MSEX: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.03
MSEX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
77% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. MSEX: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MSEX' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.77  Med: 4.05 Max: 6.06
Current: 3.03
2.77
6.06
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.70
MSEX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. MSEX: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MSEX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.3  Med: -4.05 Max: -0.7
Current: -0.7
-7.3
-0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.21
MSEX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. MSEX: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MSEX' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.77
Current: 2.21
1.41
2.77
Price/Projected FCF 1.95
MSEX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. MSEX: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MSEX' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: 9.22 Max: 64.69
Current: 1.95
1.67
64.69
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.38
MSEX's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
82% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSEX: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.28
MSEX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. MSEX: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MSEX' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.26
Current: 1.28
0.65
1.26
Price/Graham Number 1.50
MSEX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. MSEX: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MSEX' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.30 Max: 2
Current: 1.5
0.91
2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.79
MSEX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. MSEX: 5.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSEX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 5.90 Max: 7.2
Current: 5.79
4.5
7.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.00
MSEX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. MSEX: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MSEX' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.1  Med: 1.60 Max: 6.5
Current: 6
-5.1
6.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $123
EPS $ 1.17
Beta0.56
Short Percentage of Float1.84%
52-Week Range $21.24 - 29.77
Shares Outstanding(Mil)16.21

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
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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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