California Water Service (CWT) dividend stock





  • Yield

     1.86%
  • Dividend

     0.72
  • 5 year dividend growth rate
     2.3%
  • Dividend increased

     49 yrs.
  • Payout ratio

     69%
  • Dividend pay date

     5/19/2017
  • Ex-dividend date

     5/4/2017
  • Uninterrupted
    dividends
     N/A yrs.
  • Yield compared to 5 year average
     -38.0%
  • Dividend payback
    period
      yrs.
  • Chowder rule

     4.2
  • Tweed factor

     -32.7
Rating
Overall rating
The overall rating measures the general health and sustainabilty of the company's dividend. It is an average of the five ratings below.





Dividend increased years
This rating looks at the number of years the company has increased their dividend consecutively. 1 star is given for 7 years or below and 5 stars are given for 23 years or more.





Dividend yield
This rating evaluates the size of the yield. 1 star is given for a yield below 0.75% and 5 stars for yields above 6.75%.





Payout ratio
The payout ratio shows how much of the earnings are being paid out as dividends. We award 0 stars for payout ratios above 100% and 5 stars for ratios below 10%.





Dividend growth rate
This rating takes into account the growth of the dividend. Companies that have a dividend growth rate below 1.5% get 1 star while 5 stars are given for rates above 13.5%.





Yield compared to 5 year average
If the current yield is below the 5 year average, it tends to indicate that the stock is cheap. A rating of 0 is given if the current yield is below 0 percent compared to the average and a rating of 5 is given if it's more than 22.5% above.
Relative valuations
Yield compared to 5 year average   
-38.0%
Payout ratio compared to 5 year average   
15.0%
P/E compared to 5 year average   
81.3%
Price per book value compared to 5 year average   
57.2%
Price change from 52 week high   
-1.9%
Price change from 50 days average   
4.5%
Price change from 200 days average   
8.9%
Price info
Change
0.25 (0.65%)


Last price
38.65 USD


Day range
38.40 - 38.70


Year range
29.25 - 39.40

Financial health
Current ratio
0.86


Debt/equity ratio
86.04


Cash
8.84M


Debt
552.50M


Valuation
Price/earning (P/E)
36.81


Price/book (P/B)
2.83


Forward price/earning (P/E)
27.81


Price/sales (P/S)
3.02


PEG
4.05


Market cap
1.86B

Recession performance (2007 - 2009)
0.5800,0.5850,0.5900
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
Dvidend growth (annualized)   
0.9%
0.7500,0.9500,0.9800
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
Earnings per share growth (annualized)   
14.3%
10 year history
0.5800,0.5850,0.5900,0.5950,0.6150,0.6300,0.6400,0.6500,0.6700,0.6900
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Dividend growth (annualized)   
1.9%
0.7500,0.9500,0.9800,0.9100,0.9000,1.1700,1.0200,1.1900,0.9400,0.9400
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Earnings per share growth (annualized)   
2.5%
9.3300,9.7300,10.1300,10.4500,10.8600,11.3000,12.5700,13.0200,13.3900,13.4100
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Book value per share growth (annualized)   
4.1%
77.4000,61.5000,60.4000,65.8000,62.5000,54.1000,61.5000,60.7000,66.4000,71.3000
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Payout ratio growth (annualized)   
-0.9%
41.0000,41.0000,42.0000,42.0000,42.0000,42.0000,46.0000,48.0000,48.0000,48.0000
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Shares outstanding growth (annualized)   
1.8%
Other companies in the water utilities industry
Company
Div. increase  
Yield
Div. growth
USA   American States Water 63 yrs1.98%10.4%
USA   SJW 50 yrs1.72%3.3%
USA   Conn. Water Service 48 yrs2.04%2.6%
USA   Middlesex Water 44 yrs2.08%1.8%
USA   Aqua America 26 yrs2.32%7.1%
USA   Artesian Resources 20 yrs2.35%3.2%
USA   York Water Company 20 yrs1.81%3.4%
Company profile
Empoloyees
1,137


Sector


Website


Founded


Industry


SEC filings




California Water Service Group, through its subsidiaries, provides water utility and other related services in California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii. The company engages in the production, purchase, storage, treatment, testing, distribution, and sale of water for domestic, industrial, publi...
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Address:
1720 North First Street, San Jose, CA, 95112

Phone:
+1 408 367-8200
The dividend of CWT is 0.72 for the last 12 months, and this gives the stock a yield of 1.86%. The company has increased the dividend for 49 years. CWT has a payout ratio of 69%, meaning that 69% of their earnings are paid as dividends. If their dividend growth rate stays the same, the dividend payback period would be years. Their dividend has been growing by 2.3% a year for the last 5 years (on average). California Water Service has gone ex-dividend on the 5/4/2017, and the dividend pay date is 5/19/2017. It was founded in and is a US company with 1,137 employees. utilities is their sector and water utilities is their industry. 1.9 out of 5 stars is our rating for it's dividend.






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