| 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. segments are: 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 United States government to provide water and/or wastewater services at various military installations. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AWR's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of AWR shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AWR versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AWR by allowing them to research AWR shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.