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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 : 3/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.31
WTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 1068 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. WTR: 0.31 )
WTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.32
Current: 0.31

0.29
0.32
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.25
WACC vs ROIC
6.35%
8.76%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 40.31
WTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 13.02 vs. WTR: 40.31 )
WTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 35.41   Max: 45.39
Current: 40.31

35.41
45.39
Net-margin (%) 29.91
WTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. WTR: 29.91 )
WTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 13.78   Max: 29.91
Current: 29.91

13.78
29.91
ROE (%) 14.68
WTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.18 vs. WTR: 14.68 )
WTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.62   Max: 17.35
Current: 14.68

9.62
17.35
ROA (%) 4.48
WTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. WTR: 4.48 )
WTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.87   Max: 5.41
Current: 4.48

2.87
5.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.31
WTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. WTR: 7.31 )
WTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.32   Max: 19.61
Current: 7.31

7.32
19.61
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.20
WTR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. WTR: 2.20 )
WTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 11.4
Current: 2.2

0.9
11.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.00
WTR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WTR: 2.00 )
WTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.8
Current: 2

0
11.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 13.50
WTR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. WTR: 13.50 )
WTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 20.3
Current: 13.5

1.2
20.3
» WTR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

WTR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 14,910 sh (New)
Jim Simons 763,079 sh (+57.21%)
Chuck Royce 1,149,707 sh (+12.20%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
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Q2 2014

WTR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 1,149,707 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 14,200 sh (-4.76%)
Jim Simons 290,717 sh (-61.90%)
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Q3 2014

WTR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 498,817 sh (+71.58%)
Chuck Royce 1,149,707 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 10,011 sh (-29.50%)
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Q4 2014

WTR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 896,617 sh (+79.75%)
Chuck Royce 1,149,707 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.70
WTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. WTR: 20.70 )
WTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.48   Max: 43.03
Current: 20.7

17.48
43.03
Forward P/E 19.96
WTR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 23.64 vs. WTR: 19.96 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.20
WTR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. WTR: 22.20 )
WTR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 18.73   Max: 42.79
Current: 22.2

18.73
42.79
P/B 2.90
WTR's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. WTR: 2.90 )
WTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 4.81
Current: 2.9

1.93
4.81
P/S 6.23
WTR's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WTR: 6.23 )
WTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.18   Max: 7.67
Current: 6.23

3.18
7.67
PFCF 91.30
WTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WTR: 91.30 )
WTR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 52.28   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 91.3

52.28
99999999.99
POCF 13.09
WTR's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.76 vs. WTR: 13.09 )
WTR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.02   Max: 22
Current: 13.09

8.02
22
EV-to-EBIT 20.29
WTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.88 vs. WTR: 20.29 )
WTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.5   Max: 25.3
Current: 20.29

14.5
25.3
PEG 7.16
WTR's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WTR: 7.16 )
WTR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 12.01
Current: 7.16

1.95
12.01
Shiller P/E 27.20
WTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 60.87 vs. WTR: 27.20 )
WTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.56   Max: 46.65
Current: 27.2

19.56
46.65
Current Ratio 0.68
WTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WTR: 0.68 )
WTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.68

0.31
0.95
Quick Ratio 0.62
WTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WTR: 0.62 )
WTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.62

0.29
0.91
Days Sales Outstanding 45.40
WTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 65.58 vs. WTR: 45.40 )
WTR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.86   Max: 68.94
Current: 45.4

26.86
68.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.37
WTR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. WTR: 2.37 )
WTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 3.5
Current: 2.37

1.34
3.5
Dividend Payout 0.53
WTR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. WTR: 0.53 )
WTR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.53

0.47
0.8
Dividend growth (3y) 7.90
WTR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. WTR: 7.90 )
WTR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 9.3
Current: 7.9

5.2
9.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.45
WTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
51% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. WTR: 3.45 )
WTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 5.02
Current: 3.45

1.92
5.02
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
WTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. WTR: -0.80 )
WTR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.8   Max: -19.8
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.00
WTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WTR: 3.00 )
WTR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 4.72
Current: 3

1.41
4.72
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.40
WTR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. WTR: 3.40 )
WTR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 13.13
Current: 3.4

3.2
13.13
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
WTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WTR: 1.30 )
WTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.3

0.43
1.43
Price/Graham Number 1.70
WTR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. WTR: 1.70 )
WTR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 2.72
Current: 1.7

1.01
2.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
WTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. WTR: 4.90 )
WTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4   Max: 6.9
Current: 4.9

4
6.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.80
WTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. WTR: 2.80 )
WTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 12.9
Current: 2.8

0.7
12.9

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
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Traded in other countries:A2A.Germany,
Aqua America Inc which prior to its name change in 2004 was known as Philadelphia Suburban Corporation, was formed in 1968 as a holding company for its primary subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, formerly known as Philadelphia Suburban Water Company. The Company regulated utilities providing water or wastewater services concentrated in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana, and Virginia. Its operating subsidiary is Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. ("Aqua Pennsylvania"), which accounted for approximately 54% of its operating revenues and a larger percentage of its net income for 2013, and as of December 31, 2013, provided water or wastewater services to approximately one-half of the total number of people it serves, and is located in the suburban areas in counties north and west of the City of Philadelphia and in 26 other counties in Pennsylvania. The Company's other regulated utility subsidiaries provide similar services in seven other states. In addition, the Company's non-regulated subsidiary, Aqua Resources, provides liquid waste hauling and disposal, water and wastewater services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties in close proximity to the utility companies' service territories, offers, through a third party, water and sewer line repair service and protection solutions to households, backflow prevention, construction, and other non-regulated water and wastewater services, and the Company's non-regulated subsidiary, Aqua Infrastructure, provides non-utility raw water supply services for firms, with which it enters into a water supply contract, in the natural gas drilling industry.
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