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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.12
SBS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. SBS: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SBS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.2 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12
Equity to Asset 0.44
SBS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. SBS: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SBS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.44
0.39
0.55
Interest Coverage 7.75
SBS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.99 vs. SBS: 7.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SBS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.94  Med: 5.61 Max: 8.27
Current: 7.75
1.94
8.27
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.39
M-Score: -2.72
WACC vs ROIC
5.88%
8.78%
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 (%) 24.31
SBS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 12.81 vs. SBS: 24.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SBS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.06  Med: 25.68 Max: 28.95
Current: 24.31
17.06
28.95
Net-margin (%) 18.32
SBS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.25 vs. SBS: 18.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SBS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.58  Med: 15.55 Max: 18.32
Current: 18.32
4.58
18.32
ROE (%) 17.07
SBS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. SBS: 17.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SBS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.97  Med: 12.4 Max: 19.13
Current: 17.07
3.97
19.13
ROA (%) 7.25
SBS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. SBS: 7.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SBS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: 5.72 Max: 7.74
Current: 7.25
1.67
7.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1188.12
SBS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.65 vs. SBS: 1188.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SBS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.99  Med: 861.75 Max: 2086.34
Current: 1188.12
12.99
2086.34
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.90
SBS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SBS: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.1  Med: 8.05 Max: 120.8
Current: 2.9
-42.1
120.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -17.60
SBS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SBS: -17.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.2  Med: 5.85 Max: 120.3
Current: -17.6
-49.2
120.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -34.70
SBS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SBS: -34.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.7  Med: 8.3 Max: 93.2
Current: -34.7
-50.7
93.2
» SBS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-03-29)


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

SBS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jeremy Grantham 10,757,363 sh (+4.82%)
Paul Singer 15,894,959 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 2,223 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes 18,818,962 sh (-6.24%)
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Q1 2016

SBS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 489,000 sh (New)
Paul Singer 15,894,959 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 10,204,463 sh (-5.14%)
Charles Brandes 13,222,682 sh (-29.74%)
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Q2 2016

SBS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

RS Investment Management 402,200 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 170,950 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,038,600 sh (+316.89%)
Paul Singer 8,102,584 sh (-49.02%)
Jeremy Grantham 11,000 sh (-99.89%)
Charles Brandes 13,112 sh (-99.90%)
» More
Q3 2016

SBS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

NWQ Managers 10,431 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 11,282 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,412,800 sh (+18.36%)
Jeremy Grantham 11,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water    NAICS: 221320    SIC: 4952
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Traded in other countries:SBSP3.Brazil, SAJA.Germany, SBS N.Mexico,
Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo provides water & sewage services to residential, commercial, industrial & governmental customers. It also supplies water on wholesale basis & provides related consulting services.

Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo was incorporated on September 6, 1973 under the laws of the Federative Republic of Brazil. The Company was formed from the merger of different sanitation companies and under the guidelines of the National Sanitation Plan. The Company is engaged in providing basic and environmental sanitation services in the State of São Paulo, as well as it supplies treated water and sewage services on a wholesale basis. The Company operated water and sewage services in approximately 365 municipalities of the State of São Paulo. The Company operates approximately 235 water treatment plants and 539 sewage treatment stations, including 9 ocean outfalls. Its water and sewage distribution networks are approximately 71,700 kilometers and 48,800 kilometers long, respectively. The Company also provides advisory services on the rational use of water, planning and commercial management, financial and operating issues. It operates in Panama, Honduras and Nicaragua. It also provides urban rainwater drainage and urban cleaning services, handle solid waste, sell power, and perform other services in Brazil. The Company is subject to federal, state and municipal laws and regulations on environmental and water resource protection.

Guru Investment Theses on Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Pa

Brandes Funds Comments on Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo - Aug 24, 2016

We’ve highlighted our investment in SABESP (NYSE:SBS) in past commentaries when economic fear in Brazil, coupled with a severe drought, brought the market valuation for the company down to what we considered attractive levels. However, there have been a number of incremental positives for SABESP over the past year, including:



  • Rainfall: Thanks to the long-awaited rainfall, the water reservoirs in Sao Paolo region have improved—albeit still low—from the critical levels observed a year ago.

  • Lower financial leverage: More favorable investor sentiment in Brazil and the real’s appreciation against the U.S. dollar have helped SABESP reduce its financial leverage ratios as the company has exposure to foreign currency-denominated debt.

  • Increased market appreciation: In contrast to when we first purchased the company, the market now seems to give more credit to SABESP’s defensive nature as a water utility with an inelastic demand and a fair regulator.

As a result of these factors, in what was a surprisingly quick turnaround, SABESP’s share price appreciated to a level where the offered fundamental value was no longer attractive in the opinion of the investment committee.





From Brandes' Emerging Markets Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.



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Brandes Investment Trust Comments on Companhia de Saneamento Basico de Estado de São Paulo - Dec 04, 2015

During the quarter, we also took advantage of the decline in Brazilian equities to selectively add to a number of our positions there, including in government-owned water utility Companhia de Saneamento Basico de Estado de São Paulo (Sabesp) (NYSE:SBS).



Sabesp provides public water and sewage services to a broad range of customers in São Paulo, Brazil’s richest and most populous state. São Paulo has recently been grappling with the worst drought in 80 years. Water levels in the Cantareira system of reservoirs, which normally supplies roughly half of the 20 million residents, have fallen to just 5% of capacity. In our view, the necessary cutbacks on water deliveries will result in Sabesp earning below its regulated rate of return. This will likely continue until the drought is over or the company is able to supplement the state’s water supply. While the investment committee cannot predict the weather, we feel that Sabesp remains an attractive investment opportunity that merits a continued inclusion in the Fund.



Year-to-Date 2015 Briefing



Year to date through September 30, 2015, the Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund underperformed the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, which declined 15.2%.



Holdings in Brazil, namely Petrobras, Sabesp and Banco do Brasil, were the main detractors for the nine-month period. As was the case for the quarter, Copa Holdings, POSCO, and XL Axiata negatively impacted returns for the year. Moreover, while our underweight to Chinese companies aided returns in the quarter, it weighed on performance relative to the benchmark for the year to date.





From Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund 3rd quarter commentary.



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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 7.96
SBS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. SBS: 7.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SBS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 7.93 Max: 123.21
Current: 7.96
0.54
123.21
PE(NRI) 7.96
SBS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. SBS: 7.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SBS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 7.93 Max: 128.13
Current: 7.96
0.52
128.13
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 21.83
SBS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.21 vs. SBS: 21.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
SBS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 32.06 Max: 235.43
Current: 21.83
1.16
235.43
P/B 1.25
SBS's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. SBS: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SBS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.89
Current: 1.25
0.44
1.89
P/S 1.48
SBS's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. SBS: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SBS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.48
0.26
2.02
PFCF 24.85
SBS's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 15.51 vs. SBS: 24.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SBS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 26.74 Max: 118.34
Current: 24.85
1.17
118.34
POCF 6.96
SBS's POCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. SBS: 6.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SBS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 4.52 Max: 9.03
Current: 6.96
0.69
9.03
EV-to-EBIT 7.97
SBS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 15.11 vs. SBS: 7.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SBS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 6.9 Max: 22.5
Current: 7.97
1.8
22.5
EV-to-EBITDA 6.12
SBS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
77% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 10.49 vs. SBS: 6.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SBS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 5.4 Max: 11.4
Current: 6.12
1.4
11.4
Shiller P/E 9.19
SBS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. SBS: 9.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SBS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.33  Med: 6.02 Max: 10.29
Current: 9.19
3.33
10.29
Current Ratio 0.83
SBS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SBS: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SBS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.83
0.59
1.35
Quick Ratio 0.81
SBS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SBS: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SBS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.81
0.57
1.33
Days Inventory 2.38
SBS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
87% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 21.77 vs. SBS: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SBS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.38  Med: 2.98 Max: 6.91
Current: 2.38
2.38
6.91
Days Sales Outstanding 39.81
SBS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 47.52 vs. SBS: 39.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SBS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.68  Med: 41.91 Max: 73.84
Current: 39.81
33.68
73.84
Days Payable 10.94
SBS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
93% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 68.67 vs. SBS: 10.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SBS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.12  Med: 16.09 Max: 31.4
Current: 10.94
10.12
31.4

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Dividend Growth (3y) -24.20
SBS's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
80% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SBS: -24.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
SBS' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 19.4
Current: -24.2
0
19.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.63
SBS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. SBS: 6.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SBS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 3.22 Max: 7.09
Current: 6.63
0.67
7.09

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.26
SBS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. SBS: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SBS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.34
Current: 1.26
0
1.34
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
SBS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SBS: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SBS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.4
0
1.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.57
SBS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. SBS: 12.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SBS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 14.45 Max: 56.1
Current: 12.57
4.4
56.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 1.68
SBS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. SBS: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SBS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.7  Med: 8.8 Max: 59.3
Current: 1.68
-10.7
59.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,805
EPS (TTM) $ 1.02
Beta1.96
Short Percentage of Float0.20%
52-Week Range $3.98 - 10.55
Shares Outstanding (Mil)683.51

Analyst Estimate

Dec16
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.67
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.67
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)

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