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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 0.01
WTR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. WTR: 0.01 )
WTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 0.06
Current: 0.01

-0.01
0.06
Equity to Asset 0.31
WTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. WTR: 0.31 )
WTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.34
Current: 0.31

0.28
0.34
Interest Coverage 3.95
WTR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
78% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. WTR: 3.95 )
WTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.75   Max: 4.13
Current: 3.95

2.75
4.13
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.22
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 (%) 39.71
WTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 12.87 vs. WTR: 39.71 )
WTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 35.41   Max: 45.39
Current: 39.71

35.41
45.39
Net-margin (%) 28.79
WTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. WTR: 28.79 )
WTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 13.78   Max: 28.79
Current: 28.79

13.78
28.79
ROE (%) 14.42
WTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. WTR: 14.42 )
WTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.25   Max: 16.69
Current: 14.42

9.25
16.69
ROA (%) 4.38
WTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. WTR: 4.38 )
WTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 5.25
Current: 4.38

2.78
5.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.28
WTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.96 vs. WTR: 7.28 )
WTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.28   Max: 16.84
Current: 7.28

7.28
16.84
Revenue Growth (%) 3.00
WTR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. WTR: 3.00 )
WTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 11.4
Current: 3

2.1
11.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.80
WTR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WTR: 2.80 )
WTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 19.9
Current: 2.8

0
19.9
EPS Growth (%) 18.90
WTR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WTR: 18.90 )
WTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 20.3
Current: 18.9

1.2
20.3
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

WTR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 74,934 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 95,800 sh (+202.21%)
John Keeley 60,790 sh (+44.77%)
Chuck Royce 819,766 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q3 2013

WTR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 20,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 21,118 sh (New)
Jim Simons 296,092 sh (+216.11%)
Chuck Royce 1,024,707 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 115,974 sh (-3.15%)
John Keeley 58,325 sh (-23.24%)
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Q4 2013

WTR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 485,392 sh (+63.93%)
Chuck Royce 1,024,707 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 111,069 sh (-4.23%)
Steven Cohen 11,280 sh (-46.59%)
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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 (+12.2%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WTR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$22.59 - $25.38 $ 24.351%14910
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$22.73 - $25.64 $ 24.350%0
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Reduce -23.24%0.01%$24.05 - $27.992 $ 24.35-5%58325
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Add 44.77%0.01%$24.03 - $26.44 $ 24.35-4%60790
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Add 27.28%0.01%$20.34 - $25.15 $ 24.357%41990
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.00
WTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. WTR: 20.00 )
WTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.48   Max: 43.03
Current: 20

17.48
43.03
P/B 2.80
WTR's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. WTR: 2.80 )
WTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 4.81
Current: 2.8

1.93
4.81
P/S 5.60
WTR's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. WTR: 5.60 )
WTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.18   Max: 7.67
Current: 5.6

3.18
7.67
PFCF 71.60
WTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 43.77 vs. WTR: 71.60 )
WTR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 52.28   Max: 224.3
Current: 71.6

52.28
224.3
EV-to-EBIT 19.77
WTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. WTR: 19.77 )
WTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.5   Max: 25.3
Current: 19.77

14.5
25.3
PEG 4.90
WTR's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 13.40 vs. WTR: 4.90 )
WTR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 5.01
Current: 4.9

2.34
5.01
Shiller P/E 26.40
WTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 26.81 vs. WTR: 26.40 )
WTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.56   Max: 46.65
Current: 26.4

19.56
46.65
Current Ratio 0.85
WTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. WTR: 0.85 )
WTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.85

0.31
1.09
Quick Ratio 0.80
WTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. WTR: 0.80 )
WTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.01
Current: 0.8

0.29
1.01

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.50
WTR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. WTR: 2.50 )
WTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 3.5
Current: 2.5

1.34
3.5
Dividend Payout 0.51
WTR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WTR: 0.51 )
WTR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 13
Current: 0.51

0.37
13
Dividend growth (3y) 7.40
WTR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. WTR: 7.40 )
WTR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 9.3
Current: 7.4

5.2
9.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.54
WTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
55% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. WTR: 3.54 )
WTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 4.95
Current: 3.54

1.9
4.95
Share Buyback Rate -1.00
WTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. WTR: -1.00 )
WTR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.9   Max: -19.8
Current: -1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.80
WTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. WTR: 2.80 )
WTR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 9.04
Current: 2.8

1.41
9.04
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.40
WTR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. WTR: 3.40 )
WTR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.92   Max: 13.95
Current: 3.4

2.92
13.95
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
WTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. WTR: 1.20 )
WTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.55
Current: 1.2

0.39
1.55
Price/Graham Number 1.60
WTR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. WTR: 1.60 )
WTR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 4.4
Current: 1.6

0.89
4.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
WTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. WTR: 5.10 )
WTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4   Max: 6.9
Current: 5.1

4
6.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.89
WTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. WTR: 3.89 )
WTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 12.5
Current: 3.89

3.5
12.5

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
Compare:UUGRY, CWT, PEGRY, KTWIF, CSMQY » details
Traded in other countries:A2A.Germany
Aqua America, Inc. is a Pennsylvania corporation. It is the holding company for regulated utilities providing water or wastewater services to approximately three million people in Pennsylvania, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Indiana, Virginia, Maine, and Georgia. The Company's largest operating subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., provides 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 25 other counties in Pennsylvania. The Company's other subsidiaries provide similar services in nine other states. In addition, it provides water and wastewater services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties in the states it operates in as well as sludge hauling, septage and grease services, backflow prevention services, and certain other non-regulated water and wastewater services, and non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas and oil drilling industry.

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