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Aqua America 10-Q 2007

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 10-Q
  2. Ex-31.1
  3. Ex-31.2
  4. Ex-32.1
  5. Ex-32.2
  6. Ex-32.2
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON DC 20549
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
     
þ   QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2007
     
o   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.
For the transition period from                      to                     
Commission File Number 1-6659
AQUA AMERICA, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Pennsylvania   23-1702594
     
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     
762 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania   19010-3489
     
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
     
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (610)527-8000
     
 
 
(Former Name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report.)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes þ      No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large Accelerated Filer þ      Accelerated Filer o      Non-Accelerated Filer o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes o      No þ
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of July 23, 2007.
132,967,789 .
 
 

 

 


 

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 Exhibit 31.1
 Exhibit 31.2
 Exhibit 32.1
 Exhibit 32.2

 

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Part 1 – Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statement
AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
                 
    June 30,     December 31,  
Assets   2007     2006  
 
           
Property, plant and equipment, at cost
  $ 3,398,777     $ 3,185,111  
Less: accumulated depreciation
    751,999       679,116  
 
           
Net property, plant and equipment
    2,646,778       2,505,995  
 
           
Current assets:
               
Cash and cash equivalents
    11,498       44,039  
Accounts receivable and unbilled revenues, net
    89,432       72,149  
Materials and supplies
    9,859       8,359  
Prepayments and other current assets
    8,310       10,153  
 
           
Total current assets
    119,099       134,700  
 
           
 
               
Regulatory assets
    177,542       165,063  
Deferred charges and other assets, net
    39,724       38,075  
Funds restricted for construction activity
    58,898       11,490  
Goodwill
    34,493       22,580  
 
           
 
  $ 3,076,534     $ 2,877,903  
 
           
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
               
Common stockholders’ equity:
               
Common stock at $.50 par value, authorized 300,000,000 shares, issued 133,601,217 and 133,017,325 in 2007 and 2006
  $ 66,801     $ 66,509  
Capital in excess of par value
    560,742       548,806  
Retained earnings
    329,225       319,113  
Treasury stock, 688,746 and 691,746 shares in 2007 and 2006
    (12,914 )     (12,992 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income
    412       194  
 
           
Total common stockholders’ equity
    944,266       921,630  
 
           
 
               
Minority interest
    1,858       1,814  
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
    1,040,069       951,660  
Commitments and contingencies
           
 
               
Current liabilities:
               
Current portion of long-term debt
    34,169       31,155  
Loans payable
    175,451       119,150  
Accounts payable
    26,729       49,406  
Accrued interest
    15,701       14,050  
Accrued taxes
    11,878       19,350  
Other accrued liabilities
    20,857       22,500  
 
           
Total current liabilities
    284,785       255,611  
 
           
 
               
Deferred credits and other liabilities:
               
Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits
    287,104       273,199  
Customers’ advances for construction
    76,892       76,820  
Regulatory liabilities
    12,519       11,592  
Other
    85,213       64,879  
 
           
Total deferred credits and other liabilities
    461,728       426,490  
 
           
 
               
Contributions in aid of construction
    343,828       320,698  
 
           
 
  $ 3,076,534     $ 2,877,903  
 
           
See notes to consolidated financial statements beginning on page 8 of this report.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
                 
    Six Months Ended  
    June 30,  
    2007     2006  
 
               
Operating revenues
  $ 287,925     $ 249,698  
 
               
Costs and expenses:
               
Operations and maintenance
    123,629       106,749  
Depreciation
    40,592       34,085  
Amortization
    2,442       2,002  
Taxes other than income taxes
    22,747       16,151  
 
           
 
    189,410       158,987  
 
           
 
               
Operating income
    98,515       90,711  
 
               
Other expense (income):
               
Interest expense, net
    32,990       28,916  
Allowance for funds used during construction
    (1,463 )     (2,198 )
Gain on sale of other assets
    (388 )     (743 )
 
           
Income before income taxes
    67,376       64,736  
Provision for income taxes
    26,791       25,786  
 
           
Net income
  $ 40,585     $ 38,950  
 
           
 
               
Net income
  $ 40,585     $ 38,950  
Other comprehensive income, net of tax:
               
Unrealized holding gain on investments
    218       199  
 
           
Comprehensive income
  $ 40,803     $ 39,149  
 
           
 
               
Net income per common share:
               
Basic
  $ 0.31     $ 0.30  
 
           
Diluted
  $ 0.30     $ 0.30  
 
           
 
               
Average common shares outstanding during the period:
               
Basic
    132,504       129,522  
 
           
Diluted
    133,404       130,734  
 
           
 
               
Cash dividends declared per common share
  $ 0.2300     $ 0.2138  
 
           
See notes to consolidated financial statements beginning on page 8 of this report.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
                 
    Three Months Ended  
    June 30,  
    2007     2006  
 
               
Operating revenues
  $ 150,624     $ 131,749  
 
               
Costs and expenses:
               
Operations and maintenance
    63,334       55,433  
Depreciation
    20,456       17,255  
Amortization
    1,233       888  
Taxes other than income taxes
    10,831       8,084  
 
           
 
    95,854       81,660  
 
           
 
               
Operating income
    54,770       50,089  
 
               
Other expense (income):
               
Interest expense, net
    16,441       14,744  
Allowance for funds used during construction
    (742 )     (1,280 )
Gain on sale of other assets
    (319 )     (476 )
 
           
Income before income taxes
    39,390       37,101  
Provision for income taxes
    15,663       14,715  
 
           
Net income
  $ 23,727     $ 22,386  
 
           
 
               
Net income
  $ 23,727     $ 22,386  
Other comprehensive income, net of tax:
               
Unrealized holding gain on investments
    213       199  
 
           
Comprehensive income
  $ 23,940     $ 22,585  
 
           
 
               
Net income per common share:
               
Basic
  $ 0.18     $ 0.17  
 
           
Diluted
  $ 0.18     $ 0.17  
 
           
 
               
Average common shares outstanding during the period:
               
Basic
    132,652       129,860  
 
           
Diluted
    133,520       130,952  
 
           
 
               
Cash dividends declared per common share
  $ 0.1150     $ 0.1069  
 
           
See notes to consolidated financial statements beginning on page 8 of this report.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CAPITALIZATION
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
                 
    June 30,     December 31,  
    2007     2006  
Common stockholders’ equity:
               
Common stock, $.50 par value
  $ 66,801     $ 66,509  
Capital in excess of par value
    560,742       548,806  
Retained earnings
    329,225       319,113  
Treasury stock
    (12,914 )     (12,992 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income
    412       194  
 
           
Total common stockholders’ equity
    944,266       921,630  
 
           
 
               
Long-term debt:
               
Long-term debt of subsidiaries (substantially secured by utility plant):
               
Interest Rate Range
               
0.00% to 2.49%
    29,655       25,740  
2.50% to 2.99%
    25,538       25,272  
3.00% to 3.49%
    5,089       17,220  
3.50% to 3.99%
    5,532       6,073  
4.00% to 4.99%
    80,615       30,645  
5.00% to 5.49%
    274,610       262,496  
5.50% to 5.99%
    86,500       79,000  
6.00% to 6.49%
    97,730       94,360  
6.50% to 6.99%
    22,000       22,000  
7.00% to 7.49%
    10,979       13,288  
7.50% to 7.99%
    24,656       24,778  
8.00% to 8.49%
    26,174       26,288  
8.50% to 8.99%
    9,000       9,000  
9.00% to 9.49%
    43,968       46,101  
9.50% to 9.99%
    38,244       38,738  
10.00% to 10.50%
    6,000       6,000  
 
           
 
    786,290       726,999  
Unsecured notes payable, 4.87%, maturing in various installments 2010 through 2023
    135,000       135,000  
Unsecured notes payable, 5.95%, due in 2023 through 2034
    40,000       40,000  
Unsecured notes payable, 5.64%, due in 2014 through 2021
    20,000       20,000  
Unsecured notes payable, 5.54%, due in 2013 through 2018
    30,000       30,000  
Unsecured notes payable, 5.01%, due 2015
    18,000       18,000  
Unsecured notes payable, 5.20%, due 2020
    12,000       12,000  
Unsecured notes payable, 5.63%, due 2022
    15,000        
Unsecured notes payable, 5.83%, due 2037
    15,000        
Unsecured notes payable, 5.50%, due 2017
    2,132        
Notes payable, 6.05%, maturing in 2007 and 2008
    816       816  
 
           
 
    1,074,238       982,815  
Current portion of long-term debt
    34,169       31,155  
 
           
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
    1,040,069       951,660  
 
           
Total capitalization
  $ 1,984,335     $ 1,873,290  
 
           
See notes to consolidated financial statements beginning on page 8 of this report.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMMON STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(In thousands of dollars)
(UNAUDITED)
                                                 
                                    Accumulated        
            Capital in                     Other        
    Common     excess of     Retained     Treasury     Comprehensive        
    Stock     par value     earnings     Stock     Income     Total  
Balance at December 31, 2006
  $ 66,509     $ 548,806     $ 319,113     $ (12,992 )   $ 194     $ 921,630  
Net income
                40,585                   40,585  
Other comprehensive income:
                                               
unrealized holding gain on investments, net of income tax of $117
                            218       218  
Dividends paid
                (30,473 )                 (30,473 )
Sale of stock (232,439 shares)
    109       4,612             330             5,051  
Repurchase of stock (11,049 shares)
                      (252 )           (252 )
Equity Compensation Plan (55,000 shares)
    28       (28 )                        
Exercise of stock options (310,502 shares)
    155       3,755                         3,910  
Stock-based compensation
          2,626                         2,626  
Employee stock plan tax benefits
          971                         971  
 
                                   
Balance at June 30, 2007
  $ 66,801     $ 560,742     $ 329,225     $ (12,914 )   $ 412     $ 944,266  
 
                                   
See notes to consolidated financial statements beginning on page 8 of this report.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW
(In thousands of dollars)
(UNAUDITED)
                 
    Six Months Ended  
    June 30,  
    2007     2006  
Cash flows from operating activities:
               
Net income
  $ 40,585     $ 38,950  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows from operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization
    43,034       36,087  
Deferred income taxes
    4,797       4,863  
Gain on sale of other assets
    (388 )     (743 )
Stock-based compensation
    2,344       1,929  
Net increase in receivables, inventory and prepayments
    (14,875 )     (7,631 )
Net decrease in payables, accrued interest, accrued taxes and other accrued liabilities
    (19,807 )     (29,941 )
Other
    5,250       4,527  
 
           
Net cash flows from operating activities
    60,940       48,041  
 
           
Cash flows from investing activities:
               
Property, plant and equipment additions, including allowance for funds used during construction of $1,463 and $2,198
    (107,669 )     (121,936 )
Acquisitions of utility systems and other, net
    (41,346 )     (2,804 )
Proceeds from the sale of other assets
    1,067       753  
Additions to funds restricted for construction activity
    (49,890 )     (1,544 )
Release of funds previously restricted for construction activity
    4,159       21,166  
Other
    1,880       (256 )
 
           
Net cash flows used in investing activities
    (191,799 )     (104,621 )
 
           
Cash flows from financing activities:
               
Customers’ advances and contributions in aid of construction
    5,308       5,367  
Repayments of customers’ advances
    (2,324 )     (1,908 )
Net proceeds (repayments) of short-term debt
    56,301       (7,266 )
Proceeds from long-term debt
    85,990       45,814  
Repayments of long-term debt
    (19,242 )     (20,130 )
Change in cash overdraft position
    (6,646 )     11,257  
Proceeds from exercised stock options
    3,910       5,405  
Stock-based compensation windfall tax benefits
    695       1,501  
Proceeds from issuing common stock
    5,051       42,308  
Repurchase of common stock
    (252 )     (692 )
Dividends paid on common stock
    (30,473 )     (27,649 )
 
           
Net cash flows from financing activities
    98,318       54,007  
 
           
 
               
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
    (32,541 )     (2,573 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    44,039       11,872  
 
           
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $ 11,498     $ 9,299  
 
           
See notes to consolidated financial statements beginning on page 8 of this report.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
Note 1   Basis of Presentation
The accompanying consolidated balance sheets and statements of capitalization of Aqua America, Inc. (the “Company”) at June 30, 2007, the consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income for the six months and three months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, the consolidated statements of cash flow for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, and the consolidated statement of common stockholders’ equity for the six months ended June 30, 2007, are unaudited, but reflect all adjustments, consisting of only normal recurring accruals, which are, in the opinion of management, necessary to present fairly the consolidated financial position, the consolidated changes in common stockholders’ equity, the consolidated results of operations, and the consolidated cash flow for the periods presented. Because they cover interim periods, the statements and related notes to the financial statements do not include all disclosures and notes normally provided in annual financial statements and, therefore, should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2007. The results of operations for interim periods may not be indicative of the results that may be expected for the entire year.
Note 2   Goodwill
The following table summarizes the changes in the Company’s goodwill, by business segment:
                         
    Regulated              
    Segment     Other     Consolidated  
 
                       
Balance at December 31, 2006
  $ 18,537     $ 4,043     $ 22,580  
Goodwill acquired during year
    11,848             11,848  
Reclassifications to utility plant acquisition adjustment
    (12 )           (12 )
Other
    (3 )     80       77  
 
                 
Balance at June 30, 2007
  $ 30,370     $ 4,123     $ 34,493  
 
                 
In January 2007, the Company recorded goodwill of $10,808 upon completing its acquisition of New York Water Service Corporation. In April 2007, the Company recorded goodwill of $1,040 upon completing the acquisition of Aquarion Water Company of Sea Cliff, Inc.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
Note 3   Long-term Debt and Loans Payable
In January 2007, the Company’s Pennsylvania operating subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., issued $50,000 of tax-exempt bonds secured by a supplement to its first mortgage indenture at the following terms: $25,000 at 4.43% due 2040 and $25,000 at 4.44% due 2041. The proceeds are restricted to funding certain capital projects during the period 2007 through 2009. In March 2007, the Company issued $30,000 of unsecured notes of which $15,000 are due in 2022 with an interest rate of 5.63% and $15,000 are due in 2037 with an interest rate of 5.83%. Proceeds from the sales of these notes were used to repay short-term borrowings. During the first half of 2007, our operating subsidiaries issued notes payable in aggregate of $7,851 at rates ranging from 1.0% to 5.5% due from 2017 to 2035.
Note 4   Acquisitions
Pursuant to our strategy to grow through acquisitions, on January 1, 2007 the Company completed the acquisition of the capital stock of New York Water Service Corporation (“New York Water”) for $28,866 in cash, as adjusted pursuant to the purchase agreement primarily based on working capital at closing, and the assumption of $23,000 of long-term debt. The acquired operation provides water service to 44,792 customers in several water systems located in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. The operating results of New York Water have been included in our consolidated financial statements beginning January 1, 2007. Under the purchase method of accounting, the purchase price is allocated to the net tangible and intangible assets based upon their estimate fair values at the date of the acquisition. The Company is in the process of finalizing the allocation of the purchase price. The purchase price allocation is as follows, subject to final adjustments:
         
    January 1,  
    2007  
Property, plant and equipment, net
  $ 42,057  
Current assets
    9,207  
Other long-term assets
    14,384  
Goodwill
    10,808  
 
     
Total assets acquired
    76,456  
 
     
 
       
Current liabilities
    1,852  
Long-term debt
    23,000  
Other long-term liabilities
    22,738  
 
     
Total liabilities assumed
    47,590  
 
     
 
       
Net assets acquired
  $ 28,866  
 
     

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
Note 5   Net Income per Common Share
Basic net income per common share is based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted net income per common share is based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding and potentially dilutive shares. The dilutive effect of employee stock options and shares issuable under the forward equity sale agreement (from the date the Company entered into the forward equity sale agreement to the settlement date) is included in the computation of diluted net income per common share. The dilutive effect of stock options and shares issuable under the forward equity sale agreement is calculated using the treasury stock method and expected proceeds upon exercise of the stock options and settlement of the forward equity sale agreement. The following table summarizes the shares, in thousands, used in computing basic and diluted net income per common share:
                                 
    Six Months Ended     Three Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
Average common shares outstanding during the period for basic computation
    132,504       129,522       132,652       129,860  
Effect of dilutive securities:
                               
Employee stock options
    839       1,212       819       1,092  
Forward equity shares
    61             49        
 
                       
Average common shares outstanding during the period for diluted computation
    133,404       130,734       133,520       130,952  
 
                       
For the six months and three months ended June 30, 2007, employee stock options to purchase 1,151,700 shares of common stock were excluded from the calculations of diluted net income per share as the calculated proceeds from the options’ exercise were greater than the average market price of the Company’s common stock during these periods. For the six months and three months ended June 30, 2006, employee stock options to purchase 610,100 shares of common stock were excluded from the calculations of diluted net income per share as the calculated proceeds from the options’ exercise were greater than the average market price of the Company’s common stock during these periods.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
Note 6   Stockholders’ Equity
In August 2006, the Company entered into a forward equity sale agreement for 3,525,000 shares of common stock with a third-party (the “forward purchaser”). In connection with the forward equity sale agreement, the forward purchaser borrowed an equal number of shares of the Company’s common stock from stock lenders and sold the borrowed shares to the public. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of its common stock by the forward purchaser until settlement of the forward equity sale agreement. The actual proceeds to be received by the Company will vary depending upon the settlement date, the number of shares designated for settlement on that settlement date and the method of settlement. The Company intends to use any proceeds received upon settlement of the forward equity sale agreement to fund the Company’s future capital expenditure program and acquisitions, and for working capital and other general corporate purposes. The forward equity sale agreement is accounted for as an equity instrument and was recorded at a fair value of $0 at inception. It will not be adjusted so long as the Company continues to meet the accounting requirements for equity instruments.
The Company may elect to settle the forward equity sale agreement by means of a physical share settlement, net cash settlement, or net share settlement, on a settlement date or dates, no later than August 1, 2008. The forward equity sale agreement provides that the forward sale price will be computed based upon the initial forward sale price of $21.857 per share. Under limited circumstances or certain unanticipated events, the forward purchaser also has the ability to require the Company to physically settle the forward equity sale agreement in shares prior to the maturity date. The maximum number of shares that could be required to be issued by the Company to settle the forward equity sale agreement is 3,525,000 shares. As of June 30, 2007, a net cash settlement under the forward equity sale agreement would have resulted in a payment by the Company to the forward purchaser of $1,008 or a net share settlement would have resulted in the issuance of 44,827 shares by the Company to the forward purchaser. For each increase or decrease of one dollar in the average market price of the Company’s common stock above or below the forward sale price on June 30, 2007, the cash settlement option from the Company’s perspective would decrease or increase by $3,525 and the net share settlement option would decrease by 150,064 shares or increase by 164,030 shares, respectively.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
Note 7   Stock-based Compensation
Under the Company’s 2004 Equity Compensation Plan (the “2004 Plan”), as approved by the shareholders to replace the 1994 Equity Compensation Plan (the “1994 Plan”), qualified and nonqualified stock options may be granted to officers, key employees and consultants at prices equal to the market price of the stock on the day of the grant. Officers and key employees may also be granted dividend equivalents and restricted stock. Restricted stock may also be granted to non-employee members of the Board of Directors. The 2004 Plan authorizes 4,900,000 shares for issuance under the plan. A maximum of 50% of the shares available for issuance under the 2004 Plan may be issued as restricted stock and the maximum number of shares that may be subject to grants under the plans to any one individual in any one year is 200,000. Awards under the 2004 Plan are made by a committee of the Board of Directors. At June 30, 2007, 2,910,837 shares underlying stock option and restricted stock awards were still available for grant under the 2004 Plan, although under the terms of the 2004 Plan, terminated, expired or forfeited grants under the 1994 Plan and shares withheld to satisfy tax withholding requirements under the plan may be re-issued under the plan.
Stock Options—During the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, the Company recognized compensation cost associated with stock options as a component of operations and maintenance expense of $1,634 and $1,490, respectively. During the three months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, the Company recognized compensation cost associated with stock options as a component of operations and maintenance expense of $867 and $828, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, the Company recognized income tax benefits associated with stock options in its income statement of $239 and $183, respectively. For the three months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, the Company recognized income tax benefits associated with stock options in its income statement of $132 and $21, respectively. In addition, the Company capitalized compensation costs associated with stock options within property, plant and equipment of $284 and $222 during the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006; and $132 and $125 during the three months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively.
The fair value of options was estimated at the grant date using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. The per share weighted-average fair value at the date of grant for stock options granted during the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 was $5.52 and $7.82 per option, respectively. There were no stock options granted during the three months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006. The following assumptions were used in the application of this valuation model:
                 
    2007     2006  
Expected term (years)
    5.2       5.2  
Risk-free interest rate
    4.7 %     4.7 %
Expected volatility
    22.5 %     25.8 %
Dividend yield
    1.95 %     1.76 %

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
Historical information was the principal basis for the selection of the expected term and dividend yield. The expected volatility is based on a weighted-average combination of historical and implied volatilities over a time period that approximates the expected term of the option. The risk-free interest rate was selected based upon the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant for the expected term of the option.
The following table summarizes stock option transactions for the six months ended June 30, 2007:
                                 
            Weighted     Weighted        
            Average     Average     Aggregate  
            Exercise     Remaining     Intrinsic  
    Shares     Price     Life (years)     Value  
Options:
                               
Outstanding at beginning of period
    3,364,778     $ 16.72                  
Granted
    613,850       23.26                  
Forfeited
    (44,808 )     24.42                  
Expired
    (20,742 )     23.68                  
Exercised
    (310,502 )     12.59                  
 
                           
Outstanding at end of period
    3,602,576     $ 18.06       6.8     $ 20,290  
 
                       
 
                               
Exercisable at end of period
    2,393,671     $ 14.97       5.7     $ 19,286  
 
                       
Restricted Stock—During the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, the Company recorded stock-based compensation related to restricted stock awards as operations and maintenance expense in the amounts of $710 and $439, respectively. During the three months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, the Company recorded stock-based compensation related to restricted stock awards as operations and maintenance expense in the amounts of $513 and $334, respectively. The following table summarizes nonvested restricted stock transactions for the six months ended June 30, 2007:
                 
    Number     Weighted  
    of     Average  
    Shares     Fair Value  
 
               
Nonvested shares at beginning of period
    56,888     $ 23.98  
Granted
    55,000       23.27  
Vested
    (37,443 )     21.85  
Forfeited
           
 
           
Nonvested shares at end of period
    74,445     $ 24.53  
 
           

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
Note 8   Pension Plans and Other Postretirement Benefits
The Company maintains qualified defined benefit pension plans, nonqualified pension plans and other postretirement benefit plans for certain of its employees. The net periodic benefit cost is based on estimated values provided by independent actuaries. The following tables provide the components of net periodic benefit costs:
                                 
    Pension Benefits  
    Six Months Ended     Three Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
Service cost
  $ 2,478     $ 2,550     $ 1,221     $ 1,275  
Interest cost
    5,782       5,132       2,856       2,566  
Expected return on plan assets
    (5,587 )     (4,750 )     (2,876 )     (2,375 )
Amortization of transition asset
    (87 )     (106 )     (58 )     (53 )
Amortization of prior service cost
    95       116       64       58  
Amortization of actuarial loss
    794       960       533       480  
Capitalized costs
    (1,290 )     (998 )     (697 )     (526 )
 
                       
Net periodic benefit cost
  $ 2,185     $ 2,904     $ 1,043     $ 1,425  
 
                       
                                 
    Other  
    Postretirement Benefits  
    Six Months Ended     Three Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
Service cost
  $ 570     $ 560     $ 299     $ 280  
Interest cost
    1,007       836       516       418  
Expected return on plan assets
    (751 )     (640 )     (374 )     (320 )
Amortization of transition obligation
    221       406       197       203  
Amortization of prior service cost
    (199 )     (366 )     (177 )     (183 )
Amortization of actuarial loss
    95       176       84       88  
Amortization of regulatory asset
    76       76       38       38  
Capitalized costs
    (454 )     (398 )     (244 )     (210 )
 
                       
Net periodic benefit cost
  $ 565     $ 650     $ 339     $ 314  
 
                       
The Company contributed $805 in April 2007 and $1,421 in July 2007 to its defined benefit pension plans and intends to contribute $6,202 during the balance of 2007. In addition, the Company expects to contribute approximately $3,382 for the funding of its other postretirement benefits during 2007.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
Note 9   Water and Wastewater Rates
During the first six months of 2007, certain of the Company’s operating divisions in New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia and four other states were granted rate increases designed to increase total operating revenues on an annual basis by approximately $5,321.
In December 2006, the Company’s operating subsidiaries in Florida filed an application with the Florida Public Service Commission (“FPSC”) designed to increase water and wastewater rates by $7,298 on an annual basis. The application is currently pending before the FPSC and in April 2007 the Company commenced billing for a portion of the requested rates, in accordance with authorization from the FPSC. The additional revenue billed and collected prior to the final ruling is subject to refund based on the outcome of the ruling. The revenue recognized by the Company reflects an estimate of the final outcome of the ruling. As of June 30, 2007, the Company has deferred $2,073 of rate case expenses and recognized $571 of revenue that is subject to refund based on the outcome of the final commission order. In the event the Company’s request is denied completely or in part, it could be required to refund some or all of the revenue billed to date, and write-off some or all of the rate case expense deferral. Based on the Company’s review of the present circumstances, no additional reserve or change in estimate adjustments are required for the revenue recognized to date or to the deferred rate case expense.
In 2004, the Company’s operating subsidiaries in Texas filed an application with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”) to increase rates by $11,920 over a multi-year period. The application seeks to increase annual revenues in phases and is accompanied by a plan to defer and amortize a portion of the Company’s depreciation, operating and other tax expense over a similar multi-year period, such that the impact on operating income approximates the requested amount during the first years that the new rates are in effect. The application is currently pending before the TCEQ and several parties have joined the proceeding to challenge the rate request. The Company commenced billing for the requested rates and implemented the deferral plan in 2004. The additional revenue billed and collected prior to the final ruling is subject to refund based on the outcome of the ruling. The revenue recognized and the expenses deferred by the Company reflect an estimate of the final outcome of the ruling. As of June 30, 2007, the Company has deferred $12,382 of operating costs and $3,169 of rate case expenses and recognized $20,247 of revenue that is subject to refund based on the outcome of the final commission order. Based on the Company’s review of the present circumstances, no additional reserve or change in estimate adjustments are required for the revenue recognized to date or to the deferred rate case expense.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
Note 10   Taxes Other than Income Taxes
The following table provides the components of taxes other than income taxes:
                                 
    Six Months Ended     Three Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
 
                               
Property
  $ 12,080     $ 6,835     $ 5,642     $ 3,557  
Capital Stock
    1,711       1,825       854       921  
Gross receipts, excise and franchise
    3,934       3,394       2,059       1,863  
Payroll
    3,635       3,190       1,569       1,261  
Other
    1,387       907       707       482  
 
                       
Total taxes other than income
  $ 22,747     $ 16,151     $ 10,831     $ 8,084  
 
                       
Property taxes increased during the six months and three months ended June 30, 2007 primarily as a result of the acquisition of New York Water and the associated property taxes of $3,462 and $1,731, respectively.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
Note 11   Segment Information
The Company has identified fourteen operating segments and has one reportable segment named the Regulated segment. The reportable segment is comprised of thirteen operating segments for our water and wastewater regulated utility companies which are organized by the states where we provide these services. In addition, one segment is not quantitatively significant to be reportable and is comprised of the businesses that provide on-site septic tank pumping, sludge hauling services and certain other non-regulated water and wastewater services. This segment is included as a component of “Other” in the tables below. Also included in “Other” are corporate costs that have not been allocated to the Regulated segment and intersegment eliminations.
The following tables present information about the Company’s reportable segment:
                                                 
    Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended  
    June 30, 2007     June 30, 2006  
    Regulated     Other     Consolidated     Regulated     Other     Consolidated  
Operating revenues
  $ 147,026     $ 3,598     $ 150,624     $ 130,746     $ 1,003     $ 131,749  
Operations and maintenance expense
    60,932       2,402       63,334       54,428       1,005       55,433  
Depreciation
    20,911       (455 )     20,456       17,947       (692 )     17,255  
Operating income
    53,408       1,362       54,770       49,366       723       50,089  
Interest expense, net of AFUDC
    15,136       563       15,699       10,549       2,915       13,464  
Income tax
    15,707       (44 )     15,663       15,775       (1,060 )     14,715  
Net income
    22,874       853       23,727       23,518       (1,132 )     22,386  
                                                 
    Six Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    June 30, 2007     June 30, 2006  
    Regulated     Other     Consolidated     Regulated     Other     Consolidated  
Operating revenues
  $ 281,614     $ 6,311     $ 287,925     $ 247,784     $ 1,914     $ 249,698  
Operations and maintenance expense
    118,520       5,109       123,629       106,601       148       106,749  
Depreciation
    41,495       (903 )     40,592       35,475       (1,390 )     34,085  
Operating income
    97,086       1,429       98,515       87,868       2,843       90,711  
Interest expense, net of AFUDC
    29,881       1,646       31,527       21,220       5,498       26,718  
Income tax
    27,591       (800 )     26,791       27,227       (1,441 )     25,786  
Net income
    39,954       631       40,585       40,164       (1,214 )     38,950  
Capital expenditures
    105,946       1,723       107,669       121,586       350       121,936  

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
                 
    June 30,     December 31,  
    2007     2006  
Total assets:
               
Regulated
  $ 3,053,623     $ 2,819,385  
Other
    22,911       58,518  
 
           
Consolidated
  $ 3,076,534     $ 2,877,903  
 
           
Note 12   Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In June 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued FASB Interpretation No. (“FIN”) 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes—An Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109,” which prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. The Company adopted the provisions of FIN 48 as of January 1, 2007 and has analyzed filing positions in its federal and state jurisdictions where it is required to file income tax returns, as well as for all open tax years in these jurisdictions. The Company’s reserve for uncertain tax positions was insignificant upon adoption of FIN 48 and the Company did not record a cumulative effect adjustment related to the adoption of FIN 48. The Company believes its income tax filing positions and deductions will be sustained under audit and it believes it does not have significant uncertain tax positions that, in the event of adjustment, will result in a material effect on its results of operations or financial position. The Company has elected to recognize accrued interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions as income tax expense. As of June 30, 2007, the Company’s Federal income tax returns for all years through 2002 have been closed. Tax years 2003 through 2006 remain open to examination by the major taxing jurisdictions to which we are subject, however, 2004 and 2005 Federal income tax returns have been settled through examination.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
Forward-looking Statements
This Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and other sections of this Quarterly Report contain, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements address, among other things: our use of cash; projected capital expenditures; liquidity; possible acquisitions and other growth ventures; the completion of various construction projects; the projected timing and annual value of rate increases; the recovery of certain costs and capital investments through rate increase requests; the projected effects of recent accounting pronouncements, as well as information contained elsewhere in this report where statements are preceded by, followed by or include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “intends,” “will,” “continue” or similar expressions. These statements are based on a number of assumptions concerning future events, and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside our control. Actual results may differ materially from such statements for a number of reasons, including the effects of regulation, abnormal weather, changes in capital requirements and funding, acquisitions, and our ability to assimilate acquired operations. In addition to these uncertainties or factors, our future results may be affected by the factors and risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006. We undertake no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
General Information
Nature of Operations - Aqua America, Inc. (“we” or “us”), a Pennsylvania corporation, is the holding company for regulated utilities providing water or wastewater services to what we estimate to be approximately 2.8 million people in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Indiana, Virginia, Maine, Missouri, and South Carolina. Our largest operating subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., provides water or wastewater services to approximately one-half of the total number of people we serve, which are located in the suburban areas north and west of the City of Philadelphia and in 23 other counties in Pennsylvania. Our other subsidiaries provide similar services in 12 other states. In addition, we provide water and wastewater service through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties, and septage hauling services, close to our utility companies’ service territories.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
Financial Condition
During the first half of 2007, we had $107,669 of capital expenditures, acquired water and wastewater systems for $41,346, repaid $2,324 of customer advances for construction and repaid debt and made sinking fund contributions and other loan repayments of $19,242. The capital expenditures were related to improvements to treatment plants, new and rehabilitated water mains, tanks, hydrants, and service lines, well and booster improvements, and other.
At June 30, 2007, we had $11,498 of cash and cash equivalents compared to $44,039 at December 31, 2006. During the first half of 2007, we used the proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt, the proceeds from the issuance of common stock, internally generated funds and available working capital to fund the cash requirements discussed above and to pay dividends. In January 2007, our Pennsylvania operating subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., issued $50,000 of tax-exempt bonds secured by a supplement to its first mortgage indenture with a weighted-average maturity of 33.5 years and with a weighted-average interest rate of 4.435%. The proceeds are restricted to funding certain capital projects during the period 2007 through 2009. In March 2007, the Company issued $30,000 of unsecured notes with a weighted-average maturity of 22.5 years and a weighted-average interest rate of 5.73%. We used the proceeds from the sales of these notes to repay short-term borrowings. During the first half of 2007, our operating subsidiaries issued notes payable in aggregate of $7,851 at rates ranging from 1.0% to 5.5% due from 2017 to 2035. At June 30, 2007, we had short-term lines of credit of $237,500, of which $62,049 was available.
Management believes that internally generated funds along with existing credit facilities and the proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt and common stock will be adequate to meet our financing requirements for the balance of the year and beyond.
Results of Operations
Analysis of First Six Months of 2007 Compared to First Six Months of 2006
Revenues for the first six months increased $38,227 or 15.3% primarily due to additional revenues of $20,483 resulting from increased water and wastewater rates implemented in various operating subsidiaries, additional revenues of $15,447 associated with acquisitions, and $1,171 of additional sewer revenues. Acquisitions provided additional operating revenues in the Regulated segment of $11,350, primarily from the New York Water Service acquisition, and $4,097 of additional revenues in Other as provided by the acquisition of several septage businesses during 2006.
Operations and maintenance expenses increased by $16,880 or 15.8% primarily due to additional expenses associated with acquisitions of $8,072, increased water production costs of $2,101, additional bad debt expense of $865, the receipt in the first quarter of 2006 of $1,500 relating to a waiver of certain contractual rights without a corresponding amount in the current year, and normal increases in other operating costs. Of the total acquisition expenses, $4,338 was associated with the New York Water Service acquisition that was completed on January 1, 2007 and other acquisitions in the Regulated segment. The receipt of the $1,500 was a one-time payment recognized in the first quarter of 2006 as a reduction to operations and maintenance expense. The increased water production costs, principally purchased power and chemicals, were associated with vendor price increases.

 

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AQUA AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
Depreciation expense increased $6,507 or 19.1% reflecting the utility plant placed in service since June 30, 2006, including the assets acquired through system acquisitions.
Amortization increased $440 or 22.0% due to the amortization of the costs associated with, and other costs being recovered in, various rate filings.
Taxes other than income taxes increased by $6,596 or 40.8% due to additional property taxes associated with the acquired operations of New York Water Service of $3,462, and additional state and local taxes incurred in the first half of 2007.
Interest expense increased by $4,074 or 14.1% primarily due to additional borrowings to finance capital projects and increased interest rates on short-term borrowings.
Allowance for funds used during construction (“AFUDC”) decreased by $735 primarily due to a decrease in the average balance of utility plant construction work in progress, to which AFUDC is applied; offset partially by an increase in the AFUDC rate which is based on short-term interest rates.
Gain on sale of other assets totaled $388 in the first half of 2007 and $743 in the first half of 2006. The decrease of $355 is due to the timing of sales of land.
Our effective income tax rate was 39.8% in the first half of 2007 and 2006. The effective income tax rate can vary over time due to changes in our expenses that are not tax-deductible.
Net income for the first six months increased by $1,635 or 4.2%, in comparison to the same period in 2006 primarily as a result of the factors described above. On a diluted per share basis, earnings were unchanged reflecting the change in net income and a 2.0% increase in the average number of common shares outstanding. The increase in the number of shares outstanding is primarily a result of the additional shares sold or issued through the employee stock and incentive plan, dividend reinvestment plan and the 2,250,000 additional shares issued by us in public offerings in June and August 2006.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
Analysis of Second Quarter of 2007 Compared to Second Quarter of 2006
Revenues for the quarter increased $18,875 or 14.3% primarily due to additional revenues of $10,144 resulting from increased water and wastewater rates implemented in various operating subsidiaries, additional revenues of $8,522 associated with acquisitions, and $406 of additional sewer revenues. Acquisitions provided additional operating revenues in the Regulated segment of $6,100, primarily from the New York Water Service acquisition, and $2,422 of additional revenues in Other as provided by the acquisition of several septage businesses during 2006.
Operations and maintenance expenses increased by $7,901 or 14.3% primarily due to additional expenses associated with acquisitions of $4,803, increased water production costs of $921, additional bad debt expense of $410 and normal increases in other operating costs. Of the total acquisition expenses, $2,844 were associated with the New York Water Service acquisition that was completed on January 1, 2007 and other acquisitions in the Regulated segment. The increased water production costs, principally purchased power and chemicals, were associated with vendor price increases.
Depreciation expense increased $3,201 or 18.6% reflecting the utility plant placed in service since June 30, 2006, including the assets acquired through system acquisitions.
Amortization increased $345 or 38.9% due to the amortization of the costs associated with, and other costs being recovered in, various rate filings.
Taxes other than income taxes increased by $2,747 or 34.0% due to additional property taxes associated with the acquired operations of New York Water Service of $1,731, and additional state and local taxes incurred in the second quarter of 2007.
Interest expense increased by $1,697 or 11.5% primarily due to additional borrowings to finance capital projects and increased interest rates on short-term borrowings.
Allowance for funds used during construction (“AFUDC”) decreased by $538 primarily due to a decrease in the average balance of utility plant construction work in progress, to which AFUDC is applied; offset partially by an increase in the AFUDC rate which is based on short-term interest rates.
Gain on sale of other assets totaled $319 in the second quarter of 2007 and $476 in the second quarter of 2006. The decrease of $157 is due to the timing of sales of land.
Our effective income tax rate was 39.8% in the second quarter of 2007 and 39.7% in the second quarter of 2006. The change was due to a decrease in our expenses that are not tax-deductible.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (continued)
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
Net income for the quarter increased by $1,341 or 6.0%, in comparison to the same period in 2006 primarily as a result of the factors described above. On a diluted per share basis, earnings increased $0.01 reflecting the change in net income and a 2.0% increase in the average number of common shares outstanding. The increase in the number of shares outstanding is primarily a result of the additional shares sold or issued through the employee stock and incentive plan, dividend reinvestment plan and the 2,250,000 additional shares issued by us in public offerings in June and August 2006.
Impact of Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In June 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued FASB Interpretation No. (“FIN”) 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes—An Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109,” which prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. We adopted the provisions of FIN 48 as of on January 1, 2007 and have analyzed filing positions in its federal and state jurisdictions where we are required to file income tax returns, as well as for all open tax years in these jurisdictions. Our reserve for uncertain tax positions was insignificant upon adoption of FIN 48 and we did not record a cumulative effect adjustment related to the adoption of FIN 48. We believe our income tax filing positions and deductions will be sustained under audit and we believe we do not have significant uncertain tax positions that, in the event of adjustment, will result in a material effect on our results of operations or financial position. We have elected to recognize accrued interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions as income tax expense. As of June 30, 2007, our Federal income tax returns for all years through 2002 have been closed. Tax years 2003 through 2006 remain open to examination by the major taxing jurisdictions to which we are subject, however, 2004 and 2005 Federal income tax returns have been settled through examination.
Recent Events
The City of Fort Wayne, Indiana has authorized the acquisition, by eminent domain or otherwise, of a portion of the utility assets of one of the operating subsidiaries that the Company acquired in connection with the AquaSource acquisition in 2003. We had challenged whether the City is following the correct legal procedures in connection with the City’s attempted condemnation and a recent Indiana Supreme Court ruling supported the City’s position. We continue to challenge the City’s valuation of this portion of our system. The portion of the system under consideration represents approximately 1% of our total customer base. While we continue to discuss this matter with officials from the City of Fort Wayne, we continue to legally protect our interests in this proceeding.

 

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Item 3.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
We are subject to market risks in the normal course of business, including changes in interest rates and equity prices. There have been no significant changes in our exposure to market risks since December 31, 2006. Refer to Item 7A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 for additional information.
Item 4.   Controls and Procedures
  (a)   Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report are effective such that the information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and (ii) accumulated and communicated to our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure.
  (b)   Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
No change in our internal control over financial reporting occurred during our most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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Part II. Other Information
Item 1.   Legal Proceedings
In December 2006, the Company’s operating subsidiaries in Florida filed an application with the Florida Public Service Commission (“FPSC”). The application is currently pending before the FPSC and in April 2007 the Company commenced billing for a portion of the requested rates, in accordance with authorization from the FPSC. The additional revenue billed and collected prior to the final ruling is subject to refund based on the outcome of the ruling. The revenue recognized by the Company reflects an estimate of the final outcome of the ruling. In the event the Company’s request is denied completely or in part, it could be required to refund some or all of the revenue billed to date, and write-off some or all of the rate case expense deferral. For more information, refer to “Note 9 — Water and Wastewater Rates” to the Consolidated Financial Statements of Aqua America, Inc. and subsidiaries in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.
In 2004, our subsidiaries in Texas filed an application with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to increase rates over a multi-year period. In accordance with authorization from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, our subsidiaries commenced billing for the requested rates and deferred recognition of certain expenses for financial statement purposes. Several parties have joined the proceeding to challenge the rate request. In the event our request is denied completely or in part, we could be required to refund some or all of the revenue billed to-date, and write-off some or all of the regulatory asset for the expense deferral. For more information, see the description under the section captioned “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Results of Operations” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and refer to “Note 9 — Water and Wastewater Rates” to the Consolidated Financial Statements of Aqua America, Inc. and subsidiaries in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.
There are no other pending legal proceedings to which we or any of our subsidiaries is a party or to which any of their properties is the subject that are material or are expected to have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
Item 1A.   Risk Factors
There have been no material changes to the risks disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 (“Form 10-K”) under “Part 1, Item 1A — Risk Factors”. The risks described in our Form 10-K are not the only risks facing the Company. Additional risks that we do not presently know or that we currently believe are immaterial could also impair our business or financial position.

 

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Item 2.   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
The following table summarizes Aqua America’s purchases of its common stock for the quarter ended June 30, 2007:
                                 
Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities  
                    Total     Maximum  
                    Number of     Number of  
                    Shares     Shares  
                    Purchased     that May  
                    as Part of     Yet be  
    Total             Publicly     Purchased  
    Number     Average     Announced     Under the  
    of Shares     Price Paid     Plans or     Plan or  
Period   Purchased (1)     per Share     Programs     Programs (2)  
 
                               
April 1 - 30, 2007
    4,510     $ 22.58             548,278  
May 1 - 31, 2007
        $             548,278  
June 1 - 30, 2007
    2,094     $ 22.26             548,278  
 
                       
Total
    6,604     $ 22.48             548,278  
 
                       
  (1)   These amounts consist of shares we purchased from our employees who elected to pay the exercise price of their stock options (and then hold shares of the stock) upon exercise by delivering to us (and, thus, selling) shares of Aqua America common stock in accordance with the terms of our equity compensation plans that were previously approved by our shareholders and disclosed in our proxy statements. This feature of our equity compensation plans is available to all employees who receive option grants under the plans. We purchased these shares at their fair market value, as determined by reference to the closing price of our common stock on the day prior to the option exercise.
  (2)   On August 5, 1997, our Board of Directors authorized a common stock repurchase program that was publicly announced on August 7, 1997, for up to 1,007,351 shares. No repurchases have been made under this program since 2000. The program has no fixed expiration date. The number of shares authorized for purchase was adjusted as a result of the stock splits effected in the form of stock distributions since the authorization date.

 

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Item 4.   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Aqua America, Inc. was held on May 24, 2007 at the Springfield Country Club, 400 West Sproul Road, Springfield, Pennsylvania, pursuant to the Notice sent on or about April 10, 2007 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on April 2, 2007. At that meeting the following nominees were elected as directors of Aqua America, Inc. for terms expiring in the year 2010 and received the votes set forth after their names below:
                 
Name of Nominee   For   Withheld
William P. Hankowsky
    105,619,666       3,052,078  
Richard L. Smoot
    102,036,674       6,635,069  
Andrew J. Sordoni, III
    106,864,317       1,807,426  
Since the Board of Directors is divided into three classes with one class elected each year to hold office for a three-year term, the term of office for the following directors continued after the Annual Meeting: Mary C. Carroll; Nicholas DeBenedictis; Richard H. Glanton, Esq.; Lon R. Greenberg; Dr. Constantine Papadakis; and Ellen T. Ruff.
Item 6.   Exhibits
     
Exhibit No.   Description
 
   
31.1
  Certification of Chief Executive Officer, pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.
 
   
31.2
  Certification of Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.
 
   
32.1
  Certification of Chief Executive Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.
 
   
32.2
  Certification of Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.

 

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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be executed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
August 6, 2007
     
 
  AQUA AMERICA, INC.
 
   
 
  Registrant
 
   
 
            NICHOLAS DEBENEDICTIS
 
   
 
            Nicholas DeBenedictis
 
            Chairman, President and
 
            Chief Executive Officer
 
   
 
            DAVID P. SMELTZER
 
   
 
            David P. Smeltzer
 
            Chief Financial Officer

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX
     
Exhibit No.   Description
 
   
31.1
  Certification of Chief Executive Officer, pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.
 
   
31.2
  Certification of Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.
 
   
32.1
  Certification of Chief Executive Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.
 
   
32.2
  Certification of Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.

 

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