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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
Equity to Asset 0.30
NYSE:WTR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. NYSE:WTR: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:WTR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.3 Max: 0.34
Current: 0.3
0.28
0.34
Interest Coverage 8.20
NYSE:WTR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.99 vs. NYSE:WTR: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:WTR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.23  Med: 3.58 Max: N/A
Current: 8.2
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.23
WACC vs ROIC
3.94%
8.96%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 40.02
NYSE:WTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 12.81 vs. NYSE:WTR: 40.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:WTR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.41  Med: 38.99 Max: 42.31
Current: 40.02
35.41
42.31
Net-margin (%) 25.97
NYSE:WTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.25 vs. NYSE:WTR: 25.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:WTR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.56  Med: 19.48 Max: 29.91
Current: 25.97
15.56
29.91
ROE (%) 12.05
NYSE:WTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. NYSE:WTR: 12.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:WTR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.62  Med: 11.33 Max: 15.15
Current: 12.05
9.62
15.15
ROA (%) 3.65
NYSE:WTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. NYSE:WTR: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:WTR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.88  Med: 3.37 Max: 4.47
Current: 3.65
2.88
4.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.89
NYSE:WTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.65 vs. NYSE:WTR: 6.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:WTR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.89  Med: 8.01 Max: 8.8
Current: 6.89
6.89
8.8
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.20
NYSE:WTR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. NYSE:WTR: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:WTR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 5.3 Max: 11.3
Current: 2.2
2.1
11.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.70
NYSE:WTR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. NYSE:WTR: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:WTR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 6.5 Max: 11.9
Current: 0.7
0.7
11.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.10
NYSE:WTR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. NYSE:WTR: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:WTR' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 6.9 Max: 20.1
Current: 3.1
0.9
20.1
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
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Traded in other countries:A2A.Germany,
Aqua America Inc is the holding company for regulated utilities providing water or wastewater services concentrated in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana, and Virginia.

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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.79
WTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
75% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. WTR: 24.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WTR' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.46  Med: 22.56 Max: 42.64
Current: 24.79
17.46
42.64
Forward P/E 21.23
WTR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
83% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.47 vs. WTR: 21.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.79
WTR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
75% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. WTR: 24.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WTR' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.9  Med: 23.26 Max: 42.8
Current: 24.79
18.9
42.8
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 58.04
WTR's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
84% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.21 vs. WTR: 58.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
WTR' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.27  Med: 54.39 Max: 533.45
Current: 58.04
22.27
533.45
P/B 2.86
WTR's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. WTR: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WTR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.93  Med: 2.73 Max: 4.62
Current: 2.86
1.93
4.62
P/S 6.41
WTR's P/S is ranked lower than
91% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. WTR: 6.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WTR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.16  Med: 5.24 Max: 7.7
Current: 6.41
3.16
7.7
POCF 13.94
WTR's POCF is ranked lower than
86% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. WTR: 13.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WTR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.04  Med: 11.93 Max: 21.98
Current: 13.94
8.04
21.98
EV-to-EBIT 21.63
WTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 15.11 vs. WTR: 21.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WTR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14  Med: 18.35 Max: 24.9
Current: 21.63
14
24.9
EV-to-EBITDA 15.41
WTR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
76% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 10.49 vs. WTR: 15.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WTR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 13.35 Max: 17.8
Current: 15.41
10
17.8
PEG 10.42
WTR's PEG is ranked lower than
87% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. WTR: 10.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WTR' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.97  Med: 3.7 Max: 16.1
Current: 10.42
1.97
16.1
Shiller P/E 29.91
WTR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. WTR: 29.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WTR' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.74  Med: 29.41 Max: 41.04
Current: 29.91
21.74
41.04
Current Ratio 0.56
WTR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. WTR: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WTR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.56
0.31
0.96
Quick Ratio 0.51
WTR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. WTR: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WTR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.5 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.51
0.29
0.91
Days Sales Outstanding 48.95
WTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 47.52 vs. WTR: 48.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WTR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.85  Med: 44.91 Max: 50.23
Current: 48.95
25.85
50.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.51
WTR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. WTR: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WTR' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.49 Max: 3.5
Current: 2.51
1.39
3.5
Dividend Payout 0.60
WTR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
57% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WTR: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WTR' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.61 Max: 13
Current: 0.6
0.39
13
Dividend Growth (3y) 8.60
WTR's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. WTR: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WTR' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 7.3 Max: 9.3
Current: 8.6
5.7
9.3
Forward Dividend Yield 2.58
WTR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. WTR: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.61
WTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. WTR: 3.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WTR' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.03  Med: 3.64 Max: 5.12
Current: 3.61
2.03
5.12
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
WTR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. WTR: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WTR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.9  Med: -1.6 Max: -0.3
Current: -0.3
-17.9
-0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.92
WTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. WTR: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WTR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: 2.84 Max: 4.72
Current: 2.92
1.67
4.72
Price/Projected FCF 3.19
WTR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. WTR: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WTR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.92  Med: 6.48 Max: 112
Current: 3.19
2.92
112
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.72
WTR's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
65% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. WTR: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.22
WTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WTR: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WTR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.9 Max: 1.49
Current: 1.22
0.46
1.49
Price/Graham Number 1.79
WTR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
75% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. WTR: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WTR' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.06  Med: 1.73 Max: 2.9
Current: 1.79
1.06
2.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.61
WTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. WTR: 4.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WTR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 5.45 Max: 7.2
Current: 4.61
4
7.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.36
WTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. WTR: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WTR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 4.9 Max: 8.7
Current: 2.36
2.2
8.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $820.1
EPS (TTM) $ 1.19
Beta0.38
Short Percentage of Float3.18%
52-Week Range $28.03 - 35.83
Shares Outstanding (Mil)177.33

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 835 883 915 949
EPS ($) 1.32 1.41 1.50 1.65
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.32 1.41 1.50 1.65
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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