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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.09
YORW's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.17 vs. YORW: 0.09 )
YORW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.09
Current: 0.09

0
0.09
Equity to Asset 0.37
YORW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. YORW: 0.37 )
YORW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.37

0.24
0.37
Interest Coverage 3.96
YORW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. YORW: 3.96 )
YORW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 4.03
Current: 3.96

1.66
4.03
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.30
M-Score: -2.79
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 (%) 48.98
YORW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. YORW: 48.98 )
YORW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 31.78   Max: 50.68
Current: 48.98

31.78
50.68
Net-margin (%) 22.78
YORW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. YORW: 22.78 )
YORW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 14.97   Max: 23.56
Current: 22.78

14.97
23.56
ROE (%) 9.33
YORW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. YORW: 9.33 )
YORW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.64   Max: 11.59
Current: 9.33

8.64
11.59
ROA (%) 3.42
YORW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. YORW: 3.42 )
YORW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.56   Max: 3.53
Current: 3.42

2.56
3.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.47
YORW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. YORW: 8.47 )
YORW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.34   Max: 8.74
Current: 8.47

6.34
8.74
Revenue Growth (%) 2.00
YORW's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. YORW: 2.00 )
YORW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 7.7
Current: 2

-1.8
7.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.60
YORW's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. YORW: 2.60 )
YORW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.2
Current: 2.6

0
10.2
EPS Growth (%) 1.80
YORW's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. YORW: 1.80 )
YORW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.9
Current: 1.8

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

Q1 2013

YORW Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 22,800 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 54,000 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

YORW Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 54,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 19,100 sh (-16.23%)
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Q3 2013

YORW Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 54,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 17,600 sh (-7.85%)
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Q4 2013

YORW Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 16,800 sh (-4.55%)
Mario Gabelli 50,000 sh (-7.41%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with YORW

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -77.3%0.03%$15.88 - $17.42 $ 20.6523%52700
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York Water Reports 12 Insider Buys as Price Hits 10-Year High
Over the past week, on July 15 and 16, there were 12 different insiders that made buys into the York Water Company (YORW). These buys come as the company is sitting at a 10-year high price. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 27.60
YORW's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
55% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. YORW: 27.60 )
YORW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.56   Max: 35.39
Current: 27.6

17.56
35.39
P/B 2.50
YORW's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. YORW: 2.50 )
YORW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 3.96
Current: 2.5

1.66
3.96
P/S 6.30
YORW's P/S is ranked lower than
81% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. YORW: 6.30 )
YORW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 7.4
Current: 6.3

3.42
7.4
PFCF 30.10
YORW's PFCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. YORW: 30.10 )
YORW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 19.26   Max: 1233.3
Current: 30.1

19.26
1233.3
EV-to-EBIT 16.70
YORW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. YORW: 16.70 )
YORW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13.4   Max: 20.1
Current: 16.7

13.4
20.1
PEG 10.60
YORW's PEG is ranked lower than
57% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. YORW: 10.60 )
YORW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 10.78
Current: 10.6

1.3
10.78
Shiller P/E 28.60
YORW's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
61% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. YORW: 28.60 )
YORW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.36   Max: 37.49
Current: 28.6

17.36
37.49

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.73
YORW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. YORW: 2.73 )
YORW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 4.82
Current: 2.73

2.26
4.82
Dividend Payout 0.75
YORW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
53% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. YORW: 0.75 )
YORW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.75

0.64
0.9
Dividend growth (3y) 2.70
YORW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. YORW: 2.70 )
YORW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 12.8
Current: 2.7

0
12.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.04
YORW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
52% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. YORW: 3.04 )
YORW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.54   Max: 5.43
Current: 3.04

2.54
5.43
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
YORW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. YORW: -0.80 )
YORW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.8   Max: -5.4
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.60
YORW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. YORW: 2.60 )
YORW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 3.55
Current: 2.6

1.64
3.55
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.40
YORW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
54% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. YORW: 2.40 )
YORW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 87.29
Current: 2.4

2.42
87.29
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
YORW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. YORW: 1.10 )
YORW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.2
Current: 1.1

0.55
1.2
Price/Graham Number 1.80
YORW's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. YORW: 1.80 )
YORW' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.8

1.09
2.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.00
YORW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. YORW: 6.00 )
YORW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5   Max: 7.5
Current: 6

5
7.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.45
YORW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. YORW: 2.45 )
YORW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.8   Max: 18.5
Current: 2.45

-3.8
18.5

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water
Compare:UUGRY, CWT, WTR, PEGRY, KTWIF » details
York Water Company, a Pennsylvania corporation was formed in 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 and other aspects of its operations.

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