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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
SJW's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. SJW: 0.01 )
SJW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.01

0
0.25
Equity to Asset 0.30
SJW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. SJW: 0.30 )
SJW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.3

0.25
0.41
Interest Coverage 2.68
SJW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. SJW: 2.68 )
SJW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 4.71
Current: 2.68

1.84
4.71
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.29
M-Score: -2.64
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 27.91
SJW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. SJW: 27.91 )
SJW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.61   Max: 25.72
Current: 27.91

13.61
25.72
Net-margin (%) 15.99
SJW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. SJW: 15.99 )
SJW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.02   Max: 20.39
Current: 15.99

7.02
20.39
ROE (%) 15.51
SJW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.76 vs. SJW: 15.51 )
SJW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.98   Max: 18.19
Current: 15.51

5.98
18.19
ROA (%) 4.42
SJW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. SJW: 4.42 )
SJW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 6.45
Current: 4.42

1.75
6.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.15
SJW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.47 vs. SJW: 9.15 )
SJW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.48   Max: 20.03
Current: 9.15

4.48
20.03
Revenue Growth (%) 6.40
SJW's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. SJW: 6.40 )
SJW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 10.2
Current: 6.4

1.1
10.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -0.50
SJW's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SJW: -0.50 )
SJW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 18.6
Current: -0.5

0
18.6
EPS Growth (%) -4.80
SJW's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SJW: -4.80 )
SJW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -27   Max: 26.8
Current: -4.8

-27
26.8
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SJW Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 400,400 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 416,307 sh (-0.69%)
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Q1 2014

SJW Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 400,400 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 411,207 sh (-1.23%)
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Q2 2014

SJW Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 421,695 sh (+2.55%)
Chuck Royce 400,400 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

SJW Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 11,600 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 400,400 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 418,511 sh (-0.76%)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 12.30
SJW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. SJW: 12.30 )
SJW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.92   Max: 36.44
Current: 12.3

10.92
36.44
P/B 1.74
SJW's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. SJW: 1.74 )
SJW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 3.27
Current: 1.74

1.45
3.27
P/S 1.97
SJW's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SJW: 1.97 )
SJW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 4
Current: 1.97

1.66
4
EV-to-EBIT 11.38
SJW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
92% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.91 vs. SJW: 11.38 )
SJW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.1   Max: 35
Current: 11.38

10.1
35
PEG 1.23
SJW's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SJW: 1.23 )
SJW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 17.93
Current: 1.23

0.94
17.93
Shiller P/E 22.01
SJW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 24.01 vs. SJW: 22.01 )
SJW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.18   Max: 33.75
Current: 22.01

15.18
33.75
Current Ratio 1.36
SJW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SJW: 1.36 )
SJW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.44
Current: 1.36

0.51
2.44
Quick Ratio 1.34
SJW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. SJW: 1.34 )
SJW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.4
Current: 1.34

0.5
2.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.45
SJW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. SJW: 2.45 )
SJW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 3.31
Current: 2.45

1.38
3.31
Dividend Payout 0.30
SJW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. SJW: 0.30 )
SJW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 16.5
Current: 0.3

0.1
16.5
Dividend growth (3y) 2.40
SJW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SJW: 2.40 )
SJW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 6.4
Current: 2.4

2.3
6.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.83
SJW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. SJW: 2.83 )
SJW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 3.74
Current: 2.83

1.56
3.74
Share Buyback Rate -2.10
SJW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. SJW: -2.10 )
SJW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.3   Max: -3.1
Current: -2.1

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.84
SJW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. SJW: 1.84 )
SJW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 3.25
Current: 1.84

0.99
3.25
Price/Median PS Value 0.96
SJW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. SJW: 0.96 )
SJW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.91
Current: 0.96

0.51
1.91
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.35
SJW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SJW: 1.35 )
SJW' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 5.65
Current: 1.35

0.53
5.65
Price/Graham Number 1.00
SJW's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. SJW: 1.00 )
SJW' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.98
Current: 1

0.57
1.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.80
SJW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. SJW: 8.80 )
SJW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 9.9
Current: 8.8

2.9
9.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.29
SJW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. SJW: 3.29 )
SJW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 12
Current: 3.29

-4.5
12

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
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SJW Corp was incorporated in California on February 8, 1985. SJW Corporation was incorporated in California on February 8, 1985. It is a publicly traded company and is a holding company with four subsidiaries: San Jose Water Company, SJWTX, Inc., SJW Land Company, and Texas Water Alliance Limited. San Jose Water Company is a public utility in the business of providing water service to approximately 228,000 connections that serve a population of approximately one million people in an area comprising approximately 138 square miles in the metropolitan San Jose, California area. SJWTX, Inc. doing business as Canyon Lake Water Service Company is a public utility in the business of providing water service to approximately 11,000 connections that serve approximately 36,000 people. CLWSC's service area comprises more than 240 square miles in western Comal County and southern Blanco County in the growing region between San Antonio and Austin, Texas. SJWTX, Inc. has a 25% interest in Acequia Water Supply Corporation. SJW Land Company, a wholly owned subsidiary, owns undeveloped land in the states of California and Tennessee, owns and operates commercial buildings in the states of California, Florida, Connecticut, Texas, Arizona and Tennessee and has a 70% limited partnership interest in 444 West Santa Clara Street, L.P. Texas Water Alliance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of SJW Corp., is undertaking activities that are necessary to develop a water supply project in Texas. SJW Corp.'s regulated utility operation is conducted through San Jose Water Company and CLWSC. The Company's operations are subject to water quality and pollution control regulations issued by the EPA and laws and regulations administered by the respective states and local regulatory agencies.
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