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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.15
SBS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. SBS: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SBS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.26 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.15
Equity to Asset 0.43
SBS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. SBS: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SBS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.43
0.39
0.55
Interest Coverage 3.95
SBS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. SBS: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SBS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 6.98 Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.95
0.59
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.99
M-Score: -2.01
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 32.34
SBS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 11.97 vs. SBS: 32.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SBS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 17.04  Med: 25.38 Max: 35.6
Current: 32.34
17.04
35.6
Net-margin (%) 6.83
SBS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. SBS: 6.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SBS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.27  Med: 15.55 Max: 20.17
Current: 6.83
-17.27
20.17
ROE (%) 5.49
SBS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.74 vs. SBS: 5.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SBS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.54  Med: 11.15 Max: 19.13
Current: 5.49
-8.54
19.13
ROA (%) 2.49
SBS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. SBS: 2.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SBS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.03  Med: 5.06 Max: 7.74
Current: 2.49
-4.03
7.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 400.21
SBS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. SBS: 400.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SBS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.13  Med: 28.13 Max: 2399.29
Current: 400.21
6.13
2399.29
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
SBS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. SBS: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -88.4  Med: 7.80 Max: 1005.5
Current: 4.2
-88.4
1005.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.60
SBS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SBS: -3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -3.60 Max: 531.2
Current: -3.6
0
531.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -13.20
SBS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SBS: -13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -86.1  Med: 12.60 Max: 961.2
Current: -13.2
-86.1
961.2
» SBS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

SBS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Charles Brandes 298,640 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 4,146,225 sh (+23.21%)
Paul Singer 14,286,428 sh (+0.32%)
Paul Singer 505,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer 8,000 sh (-95.09%)
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Q3 2014

SBS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 172,772 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 1,924,150 sh (+544.30%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,527,225 sh (+9.19%)
Paul Singer 14,609,000 sh (+2.26%)
Paul Singer 505,500 sh (unchged)
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
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Q4 2014

SBS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

David Dreman 2,223 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,764 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 9,210,103 sh (+378.66%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,501,225 sh (+43.60%)
Paul Singer 14,659,000 sh (+0.34%)
Louis Moore Bacon 172,772 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2015

SBS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1,300,635 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 13,661,688 sh (+48.33%)
Jeremy Grantham 9,059,725 sh (+39.35%)
Louis Moore Bacon 198,453 sh (+14.86%)
Paul Singer 14,659,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 2,223 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.76
SBS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. SBS: 14.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SBS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.76  Med: 8.94 Max: 12173.4
Current: 14.76
2.76
12173.4
PE(NRI) 15.00
SBS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
63% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. SBS: 15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SBS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.76  Med: 8.94 Max: 12137.94
Current: 15
2.76
12137.94
P/B 0.80
SBS's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. SBS: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SBS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.09 Max: 966.23
Current: 0.8
0.44
966.23
P/S 1.01
SBS's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. SBS: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SBS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.34 Max: 2101.19
Current: 1.01
0.56
2101.19
POCF 5.12
SBS's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.71 vs. SBS: 5.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SBS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.66  Med: 5.41 Max: 5435.69
Current: 5.12
1.66
5435.69
EV-to-EBIT 18.31
SBS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.70 vs. SBS: 18.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SBS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.9  Med: 7.70 Max: 3440567.4
Current: 18.31
3.9
3440567.4
Shiller P/E 6.33
SBS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 19.44 vs. SBS: 6.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SBS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.36  Med: 6.79 Max: 13.17
Current: 6.33
3.36
13.17
Current Ratio 0.95
SBS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SBS: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SBS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.95
0.59
1.35
Quick Ratio 0.93
SBS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SBS: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SBS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.93
0.58
1.33
Days Inventory 2.76
SBS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 23.47 vs. SBS: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SBS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2  Med: 2.98 Max: 6.91
Current: 2.76
2
6.91
Days Sales Outstanding 39.27
SBS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 50.66 vs. SBS: 39.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SBS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 36.34  Med: 48.49 Max: 78.29
Current: 39.27
36.34
78.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 8.41
SBS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
95% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. SBS: 8.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SBS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.42  Med: 3.57 Max: 7.19
Current: 8.41
1.42
7.19
Dividend Payout 0.73
SBS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
69% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SBS: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SBS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.58 Max: 1.78
Current: 0.73
0.11
1.78
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.41
SBS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
90% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. SBS: 8.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SBS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.42  Med: 3.57 Max: 7.19
Current: 8.41
1.42
7.19

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.81
SBS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. SBS: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SBS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.73 Max: 1371
Current: 0.81
0.34
1371
Price/Median PS Value 0.79
SBS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. SBS: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SBS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.19 Max: 1531.79
Current: 0.79
0.47
1531.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.54
SBS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. SBS: 5.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SBS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 15.90 Max: 25.4
Current: 5.54
0.1
25.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -4.43
SBS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. SBS: -4.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SBS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -4.7  Med: 15.20 Max: 55.5
Current: -4.43
-4.7
55.5

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
Compare:UUGRY, CWT, WTR, PEGRY, KTWIF » details
Traded in other countries:SBS N.Mexico, SAJA.Germany, SBSP3.Brazil,
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 364 municipalities of the State of São Paulo. The Company operates approximately 235 water treatment plants and 524 sewage treatment stations, including 9 ocean outfalls. Its water and sewage distribution networks are approximately 70,800 kilometers and 48,000 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 andNicaragua. 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 a number of federal, state and municipal laws and regulations on environmental and water resource protection.
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