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American States Water is a holding company. Co. is the parent company of Golden State Water Company (GSWC) and American States Utility Services, Inc. (ASUS). Co. has three segments: water, electric and contracted services. Within the segments, Co. has two principal business units: water and electric service utility operations conducted through GSWC, and contracted services conducted through ASUS and its subsidiaries. GSWC is engaged in the purchase, production, distribution and sale of water as well as distributes electricity in California. ASUS, through its subsidiaries has contracted with the U.S. government to provide water and/or wastewater services at various military installations. According to our American States Water stock split history records, American States Water has had 3 splits.
American States Water stock split history picture
American States Water (AWR) has 3 splits in our American States Water stock split history database. The first split for AWR took place on October 06, 1993. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of AWR owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 2000 share position following the split. AWR's second split took place on June 10, 2002. This was a 3 for 2 split, meaning for each 2 shares of AWR owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 3 shares. For example, a 2000 share position pre-split, became a 3000 share position following the split. AWR's third split took place on September 04, 2013. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of AWR owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 3000 share position pre-split, became a 6000 share position following the split.

When a company such as American States Water splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business. Looking at the American States Water stock split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 6000 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into American States Water shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of AWR, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete American States Water stock split history. American States Water split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
With Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 11/20/2008
End date: 11/19/2018
Start price/share: $14.70
End price/share: $67.17
Starting shares: 680.27
Ending shares: 881.73
Dividends reinvested/share: $7.64
Total return: 492.26%
Average Annual Total Return: 19.46%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $59,215.67
Years: 10.00
 
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 11/20/2008
End date: 11/19/2018
Start price/share: $14.70
End price/share: $67.17
Dividends collected/share: $7.64
Total return: 408.94%
Average Annual Total Return: 17.67%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $50,915.63
Years: 10.00
Date Ratio
10/06/19932 for 1
06/10/20023 for 2
09/04/20132 for 1
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