NYSE:CWT (USA) Also trade in: Germany

California Water Service Group

$ 50.97 0.69 (1.37%)
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Volume: 168,886 Avg Vol (1m): 242,684
Market Cap $: 2.45 Bil Enterprise Value $: 3.33 Bil
P/E (TTM): 44.32 P/B: 3.43
Earnings Power Value -45.24
Net Current Asset Value -41.46
Tangible Book 14.8
Projected FCF 0.85
Median P/S Value 26.78
Graham Number 19.57
Peter Lynch Value 7.95
DCF (FCF Based) -20.03
DCF (Earnings Based) 12.31
1Y (-%)

Financial Strength : 4/10

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.
Current vs industry vs history
Cash-to-Debt 0.06
Cash-To-Debt ranked lower than
82.92% of 527 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 57371.9, Med: 0.23, Min: 0.01
CWT: 0.06
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-To-Debt only.
Cash-To-Debt range over the past 10 years
Min: 0, Med: 0.03, Max: 0.22
Current: 0.06
0
0.22
Equity-to-Asset 0.25
Equity-to-Asset ranked lower than
77.41% of 540 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 1, Med: 0.37, Min: -36.82
CWT: 0.25
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
Equity-to-Asset range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.23, Med: 0.29, Max: 0.33
Current: 0.25
0.23
0.33
Debt-to-Equity 1.32
Debt-to-Equity ranked lower than
63.41% of 492 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 18.48, Med: 0.93, Min: 0.01
CWT: 1.32
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
Debt-to-Equity range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.75, Med: 0.96, Max: 1.63
Current: 1.32
0.75
1.63
Debt-to-EBITDA 4.66
Debt-to-EBITDA ranked lower than
55.14% of 486 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 602.61, Med: 3.8, Min: 0.01
CWT: 4.66
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
N/A
Interest Coverage 3.02
Interest Coverage ranked lower than
63.64% of 528 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 16305.77, Med: 4.89, Min: 0.02
CWT: 3.02
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
Interest Coverage range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.73, Med: 3.36, Max: 4.2
Current: 3.02
2.73
4.2
Piotroski F-Score 4
0
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Altman Z-Score 1.14
DISTRESS
GREY
SAFE
Beneish M-Score -2.73
Not Manipulator
Manipulator
WACC vs ROIC %
ROIC 6.26%
WACC 3.61%

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.
Current vs industry vs history
Operating Margin % 17.16
Operating Margin ranked higher than
57.49% of 541 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 207.01, Med: 14.76, Min: -6925
CWT: 17.16
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin only.
Operating Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 12.93, Med: 18.07, Max: 21.06
Current: 17.16
12.93
21.06
Net Margin % 8.74
Net Margin ranked higher than
52.50% of 541 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 5650, Med: 8.05, Min: -5723.74
CWT: 8.74
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin only.
Net Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 7.52, Med: 8.45, Max: 10.79
Current: 8.74
7.52
10.79
ROE % 8.58
ROE ranked lower than
52.30% of 543 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 199991.92, Med: 8.66, Min: -1195.01
CWT: 8.58
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE only.
ROE range over the past 10 years
Min: 7.1, Med: 9, Max: 10.74
Current: 8.58
7.1
10.74
ROA % 2.14
ROA ranked lower than
63.41% of 552 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 112.53, Med: 3.17, Min: -436.25
CWT: 2.14
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA only.
ROA range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.03, Med: 2.37, Max: 2.83
Current: 2.14
2.03
2.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 5.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) ranked lower than
75.32% of 547 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 2918.52, Med: 9.73, Min: -9636.36
CWT: 5.27
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) only.
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.03, Med: 6.68, Max: 7.42
Current: 5.27
5.03
7.42
3-Year Total Revenue Growth Rate 5.90
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate ranked higher than
62.88% of 520 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 227.9, Med: 0.9, Min: -100
CWT: 5.7
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -2.8, Med: 3.8, Max: 7.6
Current: 5.7
-2.8
7.6
3-Year Total EBITDA Growth Rate 8.40
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate ranked higher than
62.43% of 503 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 371.8, Med: 3.7, Min: -100
CWT: 8.3
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -33, Med: 1.8, Max: 15.6
Current: 8.3
-33
15.6
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate 13.10
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate ranked higher than
57.05% of 454 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 207.2, Med: 3.4, Min: -381
CWT: 13.1
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate only.
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -10.5, Med: 3.6, Max: 14.5
Current: 13.1
-10.5
14.5

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Business Description

Industry Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Water    NAICS : 221310    SIC : 4941
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Traded in other countries WT5.Germany
Address 1720 North First Street, San Jose, CA, USA, 95112
California Water Service Group is a U.S. water and utilities holding company based in California. The company engages in the production, treatment, distribution, and sale of water for various uses. The firm operates through its subsidiaries, which can be divided between regulated and unregulated businesses. The regulated public utilities subsidiaries operate in California, New Mexico, Washington, and Hawaii. The unregulated subsidiaries provide water utility services to private companies and municipalities. The company derives the majority of its revenue from its operations in California and, overall, from residential customers.

Ratios

Current vs industry vs history
PE Ratio (TTM) 44.32
PE Ratio ranked lower than
83.05% of 478 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 6747.16, Med: 16.12, Min: 0.23
CWT: 44.32
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 15.35, Med: 21.21, Max: 47.2
Current: 44.32
15.35
47.2
Forward PE Ratio 36.63
Forward P/E ranked lower than
91.03% of 156 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 56.82, Med: 16.56, Min: 0.07
CWT: 36.63
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 44.32
PE without NRI ranked lower than
82.78% of 482 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 6747.16, Med: 16.23, Min: 0.23
CWT: 44.32
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE without NRI only.
PE without NRI range over the past 10 years
Min: 15.35, Med: 21.21, Max: 47.2
Current: 44.32
15.35
47.2
PB Ratio 3.43
PB Ratio ranked lower than
85.19% of 540 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 59.24, Med: 1.52, Min: 0.01
CWT: 3.43
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
PB Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.47, Med: 1.85, Max: 3.65
Current: 3.43
1.47
3.65
PS Ratio 3.54
PS Ratio ranked lower than
74.63% of 536 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 3460, Med: 1.61, Min: 0.01
CWT: 3.54
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
PS Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.34, Med: 1.86, Max: 3.77
Current: 3.54
1.34
3.77
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.34
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow ranked lower than
72.83% of 438 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 401.96, Med: 7.95, Min: 0.26
CWT: 14.34
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.7, Med: 9.2, Max: 15.27
Current: 14.34
5.7
15.27
EV-to-EBIT 29.10
EV-to-EBIT ranked lower than
81.27% of 502 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 3176.97, Med: 14.93, Min: 0.02
CWT: 29.1
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EV-to-EBIT range over the past 10 years
Min: 10.7, Med: 17.6, Max: 30.5
Current: 29.1
10.7
30.5
EV-to-EBITDA 16.51
EV-to-EBITDA ranked lower than
70.93% of 516 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 47184.2, Med: 10.53, Min: 0.02
CWT: 16.51
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EV-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 7.2, Med: 10.6, Max: 17.3
Current: 16.51
7.2
17.3
EV-to-Revenue 4.82
EV-to-Revenue ranked lower than
70.09% of 535 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 2609.33, Med: 2.51, Min: 0.01
CWT: 4.82
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
EV-to-Revenue range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.3, Med: 2.7, Max: 5
Current: 4.82
2.3
5
PEG Ratio 7.77
PEG Ratio ranked lower than
88.09% of 277 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 383.47, Med: 2.69, Min: 0.03
CWT: 7.77
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
PEG Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.32, Med: 4.96, Max: 62.74
Current: 7.77
1.32
62.74
Shiller PE Ratio 44.00
Shiller PE Ratio ranked lower than
82.89% of 263 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 1055.16, Med: 20.93, Min: 0.55
CWT: 44
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
Shiller PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 18.99, Med: 24.08, Max: 46.79
Current: 44
18.99
46.79
Current Ratio 0.50
Current Ratio ranked lower than
97.98% of 544 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 9431, Med: 1.07, Min: 0.02
CWT: 0.5
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
Current Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.3, Med: 0.68, Max: 1.56
Current: 0.5
0.3
1.56
Quick Ratio 0.49
Quick Ratio ranked lower than
96.87% of 543 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 9431, Med: 0.99, Min: 0.12
CWT: 0.49
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
Quick Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.29, Med: 0.64, Max: 1.5
Current: 0.49
0.29
1.5
Days Inventory 8.66
Days Inventory ranked higher than
75.00% of 484 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 702.8, Med: 21.52, Min: 0.06
CWT: 8.66
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
Days Inventory range over the past 10 years
Min: 8.58, Med: 9.22, Max: 11.51
Current: 8.66
8.58
11.51
Days Sales Outstanding 14.53
Days Sales Outstanding ranked higher than
88.76% of 525 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 545.94, Med: 48.56, Min: 1
CWT: 14.53
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
Days Sales Outstanding range over the past 10 years
Min: 15.7, Med: 19.54, Max: 36.65
Current: 14.53
15.7
36.65
Days Payable 110.00
Days Payable ranked higher than
79.29% of 507 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 949.53, Med: 61.37, Min: 0.02
CWT: 110
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
Days Payable range over the past 10 years
Min: 73.81, Med: 88.56, Max: 129.7
Current: 110
73.81
129.7

Dividend & Buy Back

Current vs industry vs history
Dividend Yield % 1.51
Trailing Dividend Yield ranked lower than
81.72% of 1105 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 82.33, Med: 3.44, Min: 0.01
CWT: 1.51
Ranked among companies with meaningful Trailing Dividend Yield only.
Trailing Dividend Yield range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.4, Med: 2.91, Max: 3.74
Current: 1.51
1.4
3.74
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.62
Dividend Payout Ratio ranked lower than
58.92% of 611 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 491.25, Med: 0.51, Min: 0.01
CWT: 0.62
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
Dividend Payout Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.47, Med: 0.62, Max: 0.71
Current: 0.62
0.47
0.71
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate (Per Share) 3.80
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate ranked lower than
52.54% of 354 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 102.7, Med: 4.3, Min: -100
CWT: 3.8
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.4, Med: 1.7, Max: 3.8
Current: 3.8
0.4
3.8
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.55
Forward Dividend Yield ranked lower than
83.44% of 1081 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 82.33, Med: 3.53, Min: 0.01
CWT: 1.55
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield-on-Cost (5-Year) % 1.78
Yield-on-Cost (5y) ranked lower than
79.20% of 1106 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 332.77, Med: 3.95, Min: 0.01
CWT: 1.78
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield-on-Cost (5y) only.
Yield-on-Cost (5y) range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.65, Med: 3.42, Max: 4.4
Current: 1.78
1.65
4.4
3-Year Share Buyback Rate -0.10
3-Year Share Buyback Rate ranked higher than
84.59% of 292 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 42.7, Med: -2.7, Min: -899.5
CWT: -0.1
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Share Buyback Rate only.
3-Year Share Buyback Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -6.9, Med: -3.3, Max: 0
Current: -0.1
-6.9
0

Valuation & Return

Current vs industry vs history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.44
Price-to-Tangible-Book ranked lower than
74.03% of 489 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 754.03, Med: 1.82, Min: 0.03
CWT: 3.44
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
Price-to-Tangible-Book range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.31, Med: 1.94, Max: 3.67
Current: 3.44
1.31
3.67
Price-to-Projected-FCF 59.97
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF ranked lower than
98.37% of 367 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 126.14, Med: 1.29, Min: 0.06
CWT: 59.97
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.55, Med: 3.91, Max: 250.33
Current: 59.97
1.55
250.33
Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) 4.14
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) ranked lower than
88.89% of 72 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 12.39, Med: 1.21, Min: 0.33
CWT: 4.14
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.46, Med: 2.3, Max: 4.41
Current: 4.14
1.46
4.41
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.91
Price-to-Median-PS-Value ranked lower than
79.84% of 506 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 1075, Med: 1, Min: 0.01
CWT: 1.91
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
Price-to-Median-PS-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.61, Med: 0.87, Max: 2.03
Current: 1.91
0.61
2.03
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 6.41
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value ranked lower than
98.64% of 147 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 119.38, Med: 1.33, Min: 0.01
CWT: 6.41
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.89, Med: 3.13, Max: 6.83
Current: 6.41
0.89
6.83
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.60
Price-to-Graham-Number ranked lower than
81.28% of 406 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 27.49, Med: 1.29, Min: 0.04
CWT: 2.6
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
Price-to-Graham-Number range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.86, Med: 1.33, Max: 2.77
Current: 2.6
0.86
2.77
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 3.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) ranked lower than
73.87% of 551 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 5000, Med: 6.37, Min: -86.21
CWT: 3.44
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.3, Med: 5.7, Max: 9.4
Current: 3.44
3.3
9.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 4.20
Forward Rate of Return ranked lower than
57.21% of 402 companies
in the Utilities - Regulated Water industry.
Industry Max: 1132.67, Med: 3.67, Min: -2480.81
CWT: 4.2
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return only.
Forward Rate of Return range over the past 10 years
Min: -3.8, Med: 1.7, Max: 9.3
Current: 4.2
-3.8
9.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $ 692.06
EPS (TTM) $ 1.15
Beta 0.27
Volatility % 16.26
52-Week Range $ 38.65 - 55.05
Shares Outstanding (Mil) 48.13

Analyst Estimate

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score 4
Positive ROA Y
Positive CFROA Y
Higher ROA yoy N
CFROA > ROA Y
Lower Leverage yoy N
Higher Current Ratio yoy Y
Less Shares Outstanding yoy N
Higher Gross Margin yoy N
Higher Asset Turnover yoy N