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American States Water (AWR) Q1 Earnings & Revenues Lag

American States Water Company AWR reported first-quarter 2016 pro forma earnings of 28 cents per share, which lagged  the Zacks Consensus Estimate  of 34 cents by 17.6% and the year-ago figure of 32 cents by 12.5%.

The year-over-year decline was primarily due to lower contribution from its Water and Contracted Services segments.

Revenue

In the reported quarter, American States Water’s operating revenues were $93.5 million, lagging the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $104 million by 10.1%. The top line also decreased 7.3% year over year.

Operational Update

In the quarter under review, American States Water’s total operating expenses were $72.3 million, down 4.9% year over year. Administrative and general expenses were up 6.7% year over year to $20.7 million.

American States Water’s interest expenses were $5.6 million, up 5.7% year over year.

Financial Update

As of Mar 31, 2016, American States Water’s cash and cash equivalents were $ 8.5 million compared with $4.3 million as of Dec 31, 2015.

As of Mar 31, 2016, long-term debts were $320.9 million, flat with year-ago levels.

Net cash from operating activities in first-quarter 2016 was $27.6 million, down from $38.4 million in the year-ago period.

Other Company Releases

Aqua America Inc. WTR reported first-quarter 2016 earnings per share of 29 cents, a penny above the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

California Water Service Group CWT announced first-quarter 2016 operating loss of 2 cents per share while the Zacks Consensus Estimate was earnings of 3 cents. This translates to a negative surprise of 166.7%.

SJW Corp.’s SJW first-quarter 2016 operating earnings per share of 16 cents, short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 21 cents by 23.8%.

Zacks Rank

American States Water currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

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