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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
YORW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. YORW: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
YORW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.04 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.35
YORW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. YORW: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
YORW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.35
0.28
0.37
Interest Coverage 4.34
YORW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. YORW: 4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
YORW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.66  Med: 3.28 Max: 4.34
Current: 4.34
1.66
4.34
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.34
M-Score: -2.23
WACC vs ROIC
7.69%
8.83%
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 (%) 47.86
YORW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. YORW: 47.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
YORW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 31.78  Med: 45.06 Max: 50.68
Current: 47.86
31.78
50.68
Net-margin (%) 25.86
YORW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. YORW: 25.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
YORW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 14.97  Med: 20.53 Max: 25.02
Current: 25.86
14.97
25.02
ROE (%) 11.56
YORW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. YORW: 11.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
YORW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.39  Med: 10.52 Max: 12.17
Current: 11.56
9.39
12.17
ROA (%) 4.08
YORW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. YORW: 4.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
YORW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.85  Med: 3.34 Max: 3.91
Current: 4.08
2.85
3.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.45
YORW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. YORW: 8.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
YORW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.32  Med: 8.52 Max: 17.18
Current: 8.45
7.32
17.18
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
YORW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. YORW: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
YORW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.8  Med: 2.90 Max: 7.7
Current: 3.7
-1.8
7.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.90
YORW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. YORW: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
YORW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 3.70 Max: 10.2
Current: 3.9
0
10.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.80
YORW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. YORW: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
YORW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 4.60 Max: 11.9
Current: 7.8
0
11.9
» YORW's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

YORW Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 148,056 sh (New)
Jim Simons 82,400 sh (+38.26%)
Mario Gabelli 50,000 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

YORW Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 166,630 sh (+12.55%)
Jim Simons 86,600 sh (+5.10%)
Mario Gabelli 50,000 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2015

YORW Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 97,700 sh (+12.82%)
Mario Gabelli 50,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 166,630 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2015

YORW Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 108,300 sh (+10.85%)
Chuck Royce 166,630 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 50,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.61
YORW's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
73% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. YORW: 22.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
YORW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.56  Med: 25.58 Max: 35.39
Current: 22.61
17.56
35.39
Forward P/E 24.04
YORW's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
91% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. YORW: 24.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.20
YORW's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
72% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. YORW: 22.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
YORW' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 17.66  Med: 25.61 Max: 35.39
Current: 22.2
17.66
35.39
P/B 2.51
YORW's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. YORW: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
YORW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.66  Med: 2.52 Max: 3.96
Current: 2.51
1.66
3.96
P/S 5.76
YORW's P/S is ranked lower than
90% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. YORW: 5.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
YORW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.42  Med: 5.70 Max: 7.4
Current: 5.76
3.42
7.4
PFCF 61.53
YORW's PFCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 16.36 vs. YORW: 61.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
YORW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 27.43  Med: 41.03 Max: 166.78
Current: 61.53
27.43
166.78
POCF 13.85
YORW's POCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. YORW: 13.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
YORW' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 9.23  Med: 14.62 Max: 27.09
Current: 13.85
9.23
27.09
EV-to-EBIT 16.38
YORW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. YORW: 16.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
YORW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13.4  Med: 16.30 Max: 21
Current: 16.38
13.4
21
PEG 7.66
YORW's PEG is ranked lower than
78% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. YORW: 7.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
YORW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.24  Med: 3.92 Max: 12.39
Current: 7.66
1.24
12.39
Shiller P/E 26.51
YORW's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.77 vs. YORW: 26.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
YORW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.36  Med: 27.00 Max: 37.49
Current: 26.51
17.36
37.49
Current Ratio 1.48
YORW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. YORW: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
YORW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.70 Max: 2.16
Current: 1.48
0.18
2.16
Quick Ratio 1.36
YORW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. YORW: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
YORW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.61 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.36
0.16
2.02
Days Sales Outstanding 33.76
YORW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 44.97 vs. YORW: 33.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
YORW' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 28.95  Med: 52.93 Max: 67.37
Current: 33.76
28.95
67.37

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.82
YORW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. YORW: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
YORW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.26  Med: 2.95 Max: 4.82
Current: 2.82
2.26
4.82
Dividend Payout 0.63
YORW's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
59% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. YORW: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
YORW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.13
Current: 0.63
0.54
1.13
Dividend growth (3y) 3.10
YORW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
51% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. YORW: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
YORW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 3.60 Max: 12.8
Current: 3.1
0
12.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.19
YORW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. YORW: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
YORW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.58  Med: 3.37 Max: 5.51
Current: 3.19
2.58
5.51
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
YORW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. YORW: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
YORW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.4  Med: -3.20 Max: -5.4
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.53
YORW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. YORW: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
YORW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.36  Med: 2.51 Max: 3.8
Current: 2.53
1.36
3.8
Price/Projected FCF 1.93
YORW's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. YORW: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
YORW' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.91  Med: 3.71 Max: 87.29
Current: 1.93
1.91
87.29
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.11
YORW's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
80% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. YORW: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
YORW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. YORW: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
YORW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.02
0.54
1.65
Price/Graham Number 1.59
YORW's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
73% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. YORW: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
YORW' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.69 Max: 2.4
Current: 1.59
1.05
2.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.14
YORW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. YORW: 6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
YORW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.8  Med: 6.10 Max: 7.5
Current: 6.14
4.8
7.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 5.31
YORW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. YORW: 5.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
YORW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -6  Med: 4.60 Max: 14.8
Current: 5.31
-6
14.8

Analyst Estimate

Dec15
Revenue(Mil) 48
EPS($) 0.91
EPS without NRI($) 0.91

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
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York Water Co is incorporated in Pennsylvania on 1816. The business of the Company is to impound, purify to meet or exceed safe drinking water standards and distribute water. It also operates a single wastewater collection and treatment system. The Company operates within its franchised territory, which covers 39 municipalities within York County, Pennsylvania and eight municipalities within Adams County, Pennsylvania. Water service is supplied through the Company's own distribution system. The Company obtains its water supply from both the South Branch and East Branch of the Codorus Creek, which together have an average daily flow of 73.0 million gallons per day. This combined watershed area is approximately 117 square miles. The Company has two reservoirs, Lake Williams and Lake Redman, which together hold up to approximately 2.2 billion gallons of water. The Company's business is somewhat dependent on weather conditions, particularly the amount of rainfall. It faces competition from other water suppliers for acquisitions. Provisions of water and wastewater service are subject to regulation under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act and related state laws, and under federal and state regulations issued under these laws. In addition, the Company is subject to federal and state laws and other regulations relating to solid waste disposal, dam safety & other aspects of its operations.
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