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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
66% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 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: 0.21 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12
Equity to Asset 0.42
SBS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. SBS: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SBS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.42
0.41
0.55
Interest Coverage 5.40
SBS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. SBS: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SBS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.36  Med: 3.67 Max: 8.27
Current: 5.4
2.36
8.27
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.13
M-Score: -2.42
WACC vs ROIC
5.62%
6.89%
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 (%) 20.65
SBS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 12.46 vs. SBS: 20.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SBS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.04  Med: 25.68 Max: 32.64
Current: 20.65
17.04
32.64
Net-margin (%) 6.90
SBS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.31 vs. SBS: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SBS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 15.55 Max: 17.78
Current: 6.9
0.93
17.78
ROE (%) 6.14
SBS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.25 vs. SBS: 6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SBS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 11.63 Max: 18
Current: 6.14
0.66
18
ROA (%) 2.60
SBS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. SBS: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SBS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 5.38 Max: 7.48
Current: 2.6
0.33
7.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 597.83
SBS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.66 vs. SBS: 597.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SBS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.58  Med: 514.00 Max: 2053.73
Current: 597.83
6.58
2053.73
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.90
SBS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 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: 2.9  Med: 10.00 Max: 15.8
Current: 2.9
2.9
15.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -16.80
SBS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SBS: -16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.8  Med: 7.00 Max: 22.9
Current: -16.8
-16.8
22.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -34.50
SBS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. SBS: -34.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.7  Med: 8.20 Max: 168
Current: -34.5
-58.7
168
» SBS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-18)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

SBS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Charles Brandes 16,525,096 sh (+20.96%)
Jeremy Grantham 10,146,225 sh (+11.99%)
Paul Singer 14,659,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 2,223 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
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Q3 2015

SBS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Charles Brandes 20,070,990 sh (+21.46%)
Paul Singer 15,894,959 sh (+8.43%)
Jeremy Grantham 10,262,263 sh (+1.14%)
David Dreman 2,223 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2015

SBS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

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

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
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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 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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Brandes Investment Trust Comments on Companhia de Saneamento Basico de Estado de São Paulo Guru stock highlight
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). Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.56
SBS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
68% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.54 vs. SBS: 22.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SBS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 7.44 Max: 122.42
Current: 22.56
0.52
122.42
PE(NRI) 22.75
SBS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
69% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.95 vs. SBS: 22.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SBS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 7.63 Max: 120.13
Current: 22.75
0.5
120.13
P/B 1.33
SBS's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SBS: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SBS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.89
Current: 1.33
0.42
1.89
P/S 1.56
SBS's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. SBS: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SBS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.21 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.56
0.73
2.02
PFCF 34.16
SBS's PFCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.62 vs. SBS: 34.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SBS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.29  Med: 14.98 Max: 118.34
Current: 34.16
3.29
118.34
POCF 6.60
SBS's POCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.01 vs. SBS: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SBS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.91  Med: 4.57 Max: 9.06
Current: 6.6
1.91
9.06
EV-to-EBIT 15.93
SBS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.71 vs. SBS: 15.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SBS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 7.50 Max: 66.8
Current: 15.93
2.2
66.8
EV-to-EBITDA 10.02
SBS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
51% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. SBS: 10.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SBS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 5.70 Max: 15.1
Current: 10.02
1.7
15.1
Shiller P/E 8.21
SBS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 23.83 vs. SBS: 8.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SBS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 5.29 Max: 8.21
Current: 8.21
3
8.21
Current Ratio 0.84
SBS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SBS: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SBS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.84
0.59
1.35
Quick Ratio 0.83
SBS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SBS: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SBS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.83
0.57
1.33
Days Inventory 2.53
SBS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 22.26 vs. SBS: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SBS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.44  Med: 2.99 Max: 6.91
Current: 2.53
2.44
6.91
Days Sales Outstanding 43.59
SBS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 50.28 vs. SBS: 43.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SBS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.68  Med: 43.15 Max: 73.84
Current: 43.59
33.68
73.84
Days Payable 8.56
SBS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
94% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 68.89 vs. SBS: 8.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SBS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.96  Med: 18.45 Max: 42.41
Current: 8.56
10.96
42.41

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.26
SBS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 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: 0.31  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.48
Current: 1.26
0.31
1.48
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
SBS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. SBS: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SBS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.3
0.44
1.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.30
SBS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. SBS: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SBS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 13.40 Max: 46.1
Current: 6.3
1.5
46.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -5.53
SBS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. SBS: -5.53 )
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: -5.9  Med: 12.70 Max: 38.6
Current: -5.53
-5.9
38.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,376
EPS (TTM) $ 0.36
Beta2.28
Short Percentage of Float0.66%
52-Week Range $3.46 - 8.57
Shares Outstanding (Mil)683.51

Analyst Estimate

Dec16
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 2.30
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.30
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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