[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Think about investing in water as it is truly the elixir of life and additionally as you read this most people are not getting enough of it in more ways than one. The national geographic fresh water site notes that:
Investing in water is an area of concern for global and emerging markets. Thus investing in water presents an opportunity for those looking to diversify they investments by considering the role of water in their portfolios. Water comprises ~ 60 percent of the human body and it is an essential part of our very existence. We can only anticipate growing demand and need for companies in positions to make a positive difference in this space. A key driving factors is in part going to be an increasingly growing population, both in age and density. When you put all this together, the importance of investing in water as a resource that is near and dear to our society cannot be understated. The matter of the fact is that we depend on it from fueling not only people but the plants we eat, machines we use, and cleanliness much of the developed markets have come to expect.
1: By 2050 a third of the people on Earth may lack a clean, secure source of water.
2:According to the United Nations, water use has grown at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century.
One water company we like is SABESPs (SBS). Companhia de Saneamento BÃ¡sico do Estado de SÃ£o Paulo - SABESP (SBS) SBS is currently at a market cap of $7.13B USD and a price to earnings ratio of ~9.1. The company recently reported their earnings per share at $1.14 USD. The company also pays out a dividend which is currently at $.30 per share annual, making it attractive for those looking for dividend companies as well. What is attractive about SBS is their long term prospects as their are in one of the high growth emerging markets with increasing demand for water utility and management. It is important to note that with a Beta of 1.71 the stock has been a bit more volatile and thus may be for those with a little more risk tolerance. With an extended outlook and a price to book value of 1.4 it is one to consider for the portfolio. The company does appear to be financially healthy from a profit generating perspective with an operating margin of ~ 24%, profit margin of ~20% and a total revenue of $4.49 billion. However, it does carry about ~3.81B in debt, with a current ratio of .81. Overall this indicates a less than favorable position to pay its debts. Simply stated SBS's liabilities currently outweigh its assets. *MSF does not currently have any positions in SBS[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Around The Web"][vc_column_text] Reasons not to start your journey to sharing your story. Because you are the currently starring in the "Most interesting Man or Woman" in the world commercials and your story is telling it self. Otherwise, why not because you without a doubt you can add value to the world? The process to get started has become quite simple and user friendly. As a reader of MSF going through the logo to the left will start you at a hosting rate of $3.95 per month. This comes with a free domain and their customer service has been great from day one. Track All Your Finances: Personal Capital is a free and easy to use platform that helps track your finances. Its a great tool to utilize to help track as your Net worth as you work to build it and eliminate your financial debts. Definitely recommend checking it out, as I have found it to be incredibly useful. Here is a preview of what the software will look we have put together for your review.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
3:The high needs for better water management, treatment and conservation creates investment opportunity for those with a longer investment horizon.