| American States Water is a holding company. Co. is the parent company of Golden State Water Company (GSWC), Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc. (BVESI) and American States Utility Services, Inc. (ASUS). Co. has three reportable segments: water, electric and contracted services. Within the segments, Co. has three principal business units, water and electric service utility operations conducted through its regulated utilities GSWC and BVESI, respectively, and contracted services conducted through ASUS and its subsidiaries. We show 44 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.