Companhia de Saneamento Basico (ADR)

  • Thirsty for Profits: The Water Distribution Industry

    By patricio kehoe - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AWK, SBS, UUGRY

    Water is one of the most valuable goods for upcoming generations, and discussions already evolve around the securitization of such commodity. Hence, possibilities for profit depend on government regulation and the age of the infrastructure. Let us look at Companhia de Saneamiento Basico (NYSE:SBS), United Utilities (NASDAQOTH:UUGRY), and American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) to see how those variables will limit or push future profits.

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  • Is it Time to Buy These Beaten Down Brazilian Stocks?

    By Ryan Palmer - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: SBS, ELP, SID

    The markets dashboard is one of the coolest parts of the Wall Street Journal. Among the cornucopia of data is information on the world's major stock indexes. Looking at today's dashboard shows that major American indexes are performing very well. On a year-over-year basis the DJIA and S&P 500 are up 19.5% and 19.9% respectively. 

    The worst performing index on the markets dashboard is the more »

  • What Makes The Water Utility Industry Profitable

    By Victor Selva - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: AWR, AWK, SBS

    Water utilities' business models have allowed companies to maintain high growth under a very uncertain economic outlook. Also, relatively high regular distributions of dividends have made them particularly appealing to investors.

    Opportunity in Brazil

    Companhia de Saneamento Basico - SABESP (NYSE: SBS) - provides water and sewerage services, along with waste management, in the City of São Paulo.

    Brazil is one of the largest developing economies in the world. Even if its more »

  • Latin American Utilities: Is There Any Value Left?

    By Damian Illia - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: EBR, SBS, ENI

    Utilities do not have to worry about maintaining brand loyalty and recognition; nor do they have to devote a substantial percentage of their assets to R&D. While it's true that in general utility companies will not provide substantial growth, the fact that they have relatively predictable business models and large dividends makes them a cornerstone of any well-diversified portfolio.

    Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras, or Eletrobras (NYSE: EBR), Latin America more »

  • Multi-Million Dollar Hedge Fund Focusing on Water, Utilities

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: AWK, SBS, ITRI, PNR, SJW

    Although the average investor often turns a blind eye to hedge fund activity, paying attention to the best managers can be both wise and profitable. Here at Insider Monkey, we track the U.S.’s top 450 funds, and our research shows that, historically, their consensus small-cap picks have beaten the market handily (see just how much here).

    One such fund is manager John I. Dickerson’s Summit Global Management more »

  • This ETF Is Poised to Benefit From an Inevitable Trend

    By Brian Shaw - March 13, 2013 | Tickers: CWT, SBS, CWCO, ITRI, PHO

    For the sophisticated investor, exchange traded funds are often looked down upon. After all, part of the benefit of taking control of your personal investments is to cut back on as many performance-deflating expenses as possible. Plus, the diversification that ETF creators tout comes with a corresponding negative: both the best and worst companies in a particular industry or index are part of the ETF. So why would an in more »

  • Make Money With Life's Necessity

    By Ash Anderson - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: AWK, WTR, SBS

    Have you ever tried to live without water? It’s something that all humans need to survive and there are companies out there that make their money by delivering clean water to homes. Let’s take a look at some of these companies, we can start with the Brazilian firm, Companhia de Saneamento Basico (NYSE: SBS).

    Companhia de Saneamento Basico

    If you want to diversify your portfolio both out of more »

  • Water and the Negative Free Cash Flow Problem

    By Alvin Gonzales - December 4, 2012 | Tickers: AWK, WTR, SBS | Editor's Choice

    The water utility industry is capital intensive. Regulatory agencies help companies cope with high costs by approving rate increases. In its 2011 annual report, American Water Works (NYSE: AWK), the largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility company in the US, states, “...based on certain legal and regulatory principles, utilities are entitled to recover, through rates charged to customers, prudent and reasonable operating costs as well as an opportunity to earn more »

  • You Should be (Real) Long on Water

    By Kevin Gill - August 10, 2012 | Tickers: AWK, WTR, SBS, CWCO, XYL

    People in America take many things for granted. One of the most prominent examples would be having clean water come out every time the tap is turned on. The average US citizen uses 150 gallons of water a day as compared to 20 gallons a day for even middle class folks in China, India and other emerging economies. Water is necessary for sanitation, cleaning and hydration. A lack of water more »