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30.90 -0.33  -1.06% NYSE Apr 24, 3:19PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

American States Water PS Ratio (TTM):

2.540 for April 24, 2014

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April 24, 2014 2.540
April 23, 2014 2.567
April 22, 2014 2.605
April 21, 2014 2.558
April 17, 2014 2.548
April 16, 2014 2.541
April 15, 2014 2.529
April 14, 2014 2.527
April 11, 2014 2.518
April 10, 2014 2.556
April 9, 2014 2.623
April 8, 2014 2.618
April 7, 2014 2.598
April 4, 2014 2.608
April 3, 2014 2.618
April 2, 2014 2.649
April 1, 2014 2.646
March 31, 2014 2.654
March 28, 2014 2.624
March 27, 2014 2.586
March 26, 2014 2.608
March 25, 2014 2.666
March 24, 2014 2.666
March 21, 2014 2.680
March 20, 2014 2.632
   
March 19, 2014 2.610
March 18, 2014 2.662
March 17, 2014 2.612
March 14, 2014 2.636
March 13, 2014 2.620
March 12, 2014 2.567
March 11, 2014 2.548
March 10, 2014 2.557
March 7, 2014 2.543
March 6, 2014 2.531
March 5, 2014 2.528
March 4, 2014 2.538
March 3, 2014 2.468
Feb. 28, 2014 2.468
Feb. 27, 2014 2.416
Feb. 26, 2014 2.339
Feb. 25, 2014 2.340
Feb. 24, 2014 2.368
Feb. 21, 2014 2.360
Feb. 20, 2014 2.359
Feb. 19, 2014 2.302
Feb. 18, 2014 2.344
Feb. 14, 2014 2.317
Feb. 13, 2014 2.327
Feb. 12, 2014 2.274

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About Price to Sales Ratio

The price to sales ratio (PS ratio) is calculated by dividing stock price by the revenue per share. It is most useful for comparing companies within a sector or industry because "normal" values for this ratio vary from industry to industry. In general, low price to sales ratios are more appealing because they suggest that a company is undervalued.

An example illustrating why PS ratios should not be compared across industries: On June 21, 2010, Starbucks had a PS ratio of 1.12 while Yahoo! had a PS ratio of 2.56. In other words, Yahoo! shareholders were paying $2.56 for $1 of sales while Starbucks shareholders would only pay $1.12 for $1 of sales. However, at that same moment, the two companies' price to earnings ratios were virtually identical (Starbucks: 28.09 and Yahoo!: 27.78). Hence, shareholders were paying nearly the same amount for $1.00 in earnings. The PS ratios, though, are less comparable since Yahoo!'s profit margins are much higher than that of Starbucks.

For more information on evaluating valuation multiples similar to this, please see our original white paper research : Making Sense Of Valuation Multiples.
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AWR PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Middlesex Water 2.880
American Water Works 2.829
Connecticut Water Service 3.962

AWR PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.397 Aug 8 2011
Maximum 2.679 Mar 21 2014
Average 1.858
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