10-Q 1 form10q093013.htm THE YORK WATER COMPANY 10-Q 09-30-13

 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2013
OR
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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 001-34245
 
THE YORK WATER COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
PENNSYLVANIA
23-1242500
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
130 EAST MARKET STREET, YORK, PENNSYLVANIA
17401
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
 
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (717) 845-3601
 
 
 
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.
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¨NO
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
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¨NO
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (check one):
 
 
Large accelerated filer ¨
Accelerated filer ý
 
 
Non-accelerated filer ¨
Small Reporting Company ¨
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
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Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Common stock, No par value
12,942,843 Shares outstanding
as of November 6, 2013
 

 
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THE YORK WATER COMPANY
 
 
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
   
 
Item 1.     Financial Statements
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
 
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
Sept. 30, 2013
   
Dec. 31, 2012
 
 
 
   
 
ASSETS
 
   
 
UTILITY PLANT, at original cost
 
$
299,345
   
$
292,483
 
Plant acquisition adjustments
   
(2,913
)
   
(2,904
)
Accumulated depreciation
   
(53,775
)
   
(50,040
)
Net utility plant
   
242,657
     
239,539
 
 
               
OTHER PHYSICAL PROPERTY:
               
Net of accumulated depreciation of $233 in 2013
               
and $219 in 2012
   
769
     
776
 
 
               
CURRENT ASSETS:
               
Cash and cash equivalents
   
6,795
     
4,012
 
Accounts receivable, net of reserves of $335 in 2013
               
and $305 in 2012
   
3,874
     
4,038
 
Unbilled revenues
   
1,997
     
2,322
 
Materials and supplies inventories, at cost
   
790
     
728
 
Prepaid expenses
   
605
     
337
 
Deferred income taxes
   
229
     
208
 
Total current assets
   
14,290
     
11,645
 
 
               
OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS:
               
Deferred debt expense
   
2,214
     
2,291
 
Notes receivable
   
315
     
338
 
Deferred regulatory assets
   
23,097
     
23,835
 
Restricted cash-compensating balance
   
-
     
500
 
Other assets
   
3,634
     
3,566
 
Total other long-term assets
   
29,260
     
30,530
 
 
               
 
               
Total Assets
 
$
286,976
   
$
282,490
 
 
               
 
               
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these statements.
               
 
THE YORK WATER COMPANY
 
 
Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
 
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
Sept. 30, 2013
   
Dec. 31, 2012
 
 
 
   
 
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
 
   
 
COMMON STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
 
   
 
Common stock, no par value, authorized 46,500,000 shares,
 
$
79,602
   
$
79,299
 
issued and outstanding 12,933,695 shares in 2013
               
and 12,918,633 shares in 2012
               
Retained earnings
   
22,183
     
20,526
 
Total common stockholders' equity
   
101,785
     
99,825
 
 
               
PREFERRED STOCK, authorized 500,000 shares, no shares issued
   
-
     
-
 
 
               
LONG-TERM DEBT, excluding current portion
   
84,896
     
84,933
 
 
               
COMMITMENTS
   
-
     
-
 
 
               
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
               
Current portion of long-term debt
   
48
     
42
 
Accounts payable
   
1,876
     
1,121
 
Dividends payable
   
1,546
     
1,548
 
Accrued compensation and benefits
   
1,069
     
1,082
 
Accrued income taxes
   
592
     
96
 
Accrued interest
   
1,220
     
1,065
 
Other accrued expenses
   
499
     
520
 
Total current liabilities
   
6,850
     
5,474
 
 
               
DEFERRED CREDITS:
               
Customers' advances for construction
   
13,232
     
12,949
 
Deferred income taxes
   
34,616
     
32,425
 
Deferred employee benefits
   
14,824
     
15,198
 
Other deferred credits
   
2,550
     
3,463
 
Total deferred credits
   
65,222
     
64,035
 
 
               
Contributions in aid of construction
   
28,223
     
28,223
 
 
               
Total Stockholders' Equity and Liabilities
 
$
286,976
   
$
282,490
 
 
               
 
               
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these statements.
               

THE YORK WATER COMPANY
 
 
Statements of Income (Unaudited)
 
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
 
 
 
   
   
   
 
 
 
Three Months
   
Nine Months
 
 
 
Ended September 30
   
Ended September 30
 
 
 
2013
   
2012
   
2013
   
2012
 
 
 
   
   
   
 
OPERATING REVENUES:
 
   
   
   
 
Residential
 
$
6,823
   
$
6,896
   
$
20,042
   
$
19,558
 
Commercial and industrial
   
3,266
     
3,312
     
9,248
     
9,085
 
Other
   
823
     
817
     
2,428
     
2,403
 
 
   
10,912
     
11,025
     
31,718
     
31,046
 
 
                               
OPERATING EXPENSES:
                               
Operation and maintenance
   
1,968
     
1,922
     
5,492
     
5,541
 
Administrative and general
   
1,847
     
1,726
     
5,620
     
5,488
 
Depreciation and amortization
   
1,437
     
1,292
     
4,301
     
3,855
 
Taxes other than income taxes
   
293
     
304
     
864
     
902
 
 
   
5,545
     
5,244
     
16,277
     
15,786
 
 
                               
Operating income
   
5,367
     
5,781
     
15,441
     
15,260
 
 
                               
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):
                               
Interest on debt
   
(1,311
)
   
(1,312
)
   
(3,933
)
   
(3,935
)
Allowance for funds used during construction
   
13
     
29
     
58
     
71
 
Other income (expenses), net
   
(50
)
   
(42
)
   
(290
)
   
(278
)
 
   
(1,348
)
   
(1,325
)
   
(4,165
)
   
(4,142
)
 
                               
Income before income taxes
   
4,019
     
4,456
     
11,276
     
11,118
 
 
                               
Income taxes
   
1,484
     
1,696
     
4,260
     
4,213
 
 
                               
Net Income
 
$
2,535
   
$
2,760
   
$
7,016
   
$
6,905
 
 
                               
Basic Earnings Per Share
 
$
0.19
   
$
0.22
   
$
0.54
   
$
0.54
 
 
                               
Cash Dividends Declared Per Share
 
$
0.1383
   
$
0.1336
   
$
0.4149
   
$
0.4008
 
 
                               
 
                               
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these statements.
                         

THE YORK WATER COMPANY
 
 
Statements of Common Stockholders' Equity (Unaudited)
 
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
 
For the Periods Ended September 30, 2013 and 2012
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
 
 
 
Common
   
Common
   
   
 
 
 
Stock
   
Stock
   
Retained
   
 
 
 
Shares
   
Amount
   
Earnings
   
Total
 
 
 
   
   
   
 
Balance, December 31, 2012
   
12,918,633
   
$
79,299
   
$
20,526
   
$
99,825
 
Net income
   
-
     
-
     
7,016
     
7,016
 
Dividends
   
-
     
-
     
(5,359
)
   
(5,359
)
Retirement of common stock
   
(94,414
)
   
(1,772
)
   
-
     
(1,772
)
Issuance of common stock under
                               
dividend reinvestment, direct stock and
                               
employee stock purchase plans
   
109,476
     
2,075
     
-
     
2,075
 
Balance, September 30, 2013
   
12,933,695
   
$
79,602
   
$
22,183
   
$
101,785
 
 
                               
 
                               
 
                               
 
 
Common
   
Common
                 
 
 
Stock
   
Stock
   
Retained
         
 
 
Shares
   
Amount
   
Earnings
   
Total
 
 
                               
Balance, December 31, 2011
   
12,791,671
   
$
77,113
   
$
18,152
   
$
95,265
 
Net income
   
-
     
-
     
6,905
     
6,905
 
Dividends
   
-
     
-
     
(5,145
)
   
(5,145
)
Issuance of common stock under
                               
dividend reinvestment, direct stock and
                               
employee stock purchase plans
   
94,611
     
1,634
     
-
     
1,634
 
Balance, September 30, 2012
   
12,886,282
   
$
78,747
   
$
19,912
   
$
98,659
 
 
                               
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these statements.
                         

THE YORK WATER COMPANY
 
 
Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
 
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
Nine Months
 
 
 
Ended September 30
 
 
 
2013
   
2012
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
   
 
Net income
 
$
7,016
   
$
6,905
 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization
   
4,301
     
3,855
 
Increase in deferred income taxes
   
2,049
     
1,689
 
Other
   
172
     
162
 
Changes in assets and liabilities:
               
(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable and unbilled revenues
   
260
     
(469
)
Decrease in recoverable income taxes
   
-
     
197
 
Increase in materials and supplies, prepaid expenses, regulatory and other assets
   
(983
)
   
(760
)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable, accrued compensation and benefits,
               
accrued expenses, deferred employee benefits, and other deferred credits
   
201
     
(198
)
Increase in accrued interest and taxes
   
651
     
813
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
   
13,667
     
12,194
 
 
               
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
               
Utility plant additions, including debt portion of allowance for funds used during
               
construction of $32 in 2013 and $40 in 2012
   
(6,595
)
   
(8,785
)
Acquisitions of water and wastewater systems
   
(28
)
   
(463
)
Decrease in compensating balance
   
500
     
-
 
Decrease in notes receivable
   
23
     
24
 
Net cash used in investing activities
   
(6,100
)
   
(9,224
)
 
               
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
               
Customers' advances for construction and contributions in aid of construction
   
567
     
565
 
Repayments of customer advances
   
(262
)
   
(234
)
Repayments of long-term debt
   
(31
)
   
(32
)
Repurchase of common stock
   
(1,772
)
   
-
 
Issuance of common stock
   
2,075
     
1,634
 
Dividends paid
   
(5,361
)
   
(5,184
)
Net cash used in financing activities
   
(4,784
)
   
(3,251
)
 
               
Net change in cash and cash equivalents
   
2,783
     
(281
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
   
4,012
     
4,006
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
 
$
6,795
   
$
3,725
 
 
               
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
               
Cash paid during the period for:
               
Interest, net of amounts capitalized
 
$
3,746
   
$
3,416
 
Income taxes
   
1,322
     
1,661
 
 
               
Supplemental schedule of non-cash investing and financing activities:
 
Accounts payable includes $997 in 2013 and $1,043 in 2012 for the construction of utility plant.
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these statements.
               
 
THE YORK WATER COMPANY

Notes to Interim Financial Statements
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)


1.
Basis of Presentation
 
The interim financial statements are unaudited but, in the opinion of management, reflect all adjustments, consisting of only normal recurring accruals, necessary for a fair presentation of results for such periods.  Because the financial statements cover an interim period, they do not include all disclosures and notes normally provided in annual financial statements, and therefore, should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.

Operating results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2013 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2013.

2.
Common Stock and Basic Earnings Per Share
 
Basic earnings per share for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 were based on weighted average shares outstanding of 12,911,795 and 12,861,011, respectively.

Basic earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 were based on weighted average shares outstanding of 12,921,440 and 12,831,653, respectively.

Since the Company has no common stock equivalents outstanding, there are no diluted earnings per share.

On March 11, 2013, the Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program granting the Company authority to repurchase up to 1,200,000 shares of the Company's common stock from time to time.  Under the stock repurchase program, the Company may repurchase shares in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions.  The Company may suspend or discontinue the repurchase program at any time.  During the three months ended September 30, 2013, the Company repurchased and retired 1,362 shares.  During the nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Company repurchased and retired 94,414 shares.  As of September 30, 2013, 1,105,586 shares remain available for repurchase.

3.
Commitments
 
In November 2011, during a routine tank cleaning, the Company discovered a small amount of mercury in the bottom of the tank.  The tank was not in service at the time of the discovery and remains out of service.  A number of tests were performed to confirm no mercury entered the water supply and no employees or contractors present during the discovery were impacted.  The tank will remain out of service until it is approved for service by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, or DEP.  No disruption of service to any customers has occurred or is expected to occur.  The Company incurred total costs of $186 through September 30, 2013, none of which were in 2013.  Recent tests have shown the tank is in compliance with safe drinking water standards and the Company has requested permission to place the tank back into service from the DEP.  If the DEP does not approve based on the testing completed, other options will be reviewed, including a project to reline and strengthen the interior of the tank or replace the tank through capital expenditures.

4.
Pensions

Components of Net Periodic Pension Cost
 
Three Months Ended
September 30
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service cost
$  297
 
$  263
 
$  891
 
$  788
Interest cost
320
 
322
 
960
 
966
Expected return on plan assets
(411)
 
(361)
 
(1,233)
 
(1,082)
Amortization of actuarial loss
174
 
161
 
523
 
481
Amortization of prior service cost
3
 
4
 
8
 
13
Rate-regulated adjustment
15
 
9
 
45
 
28
Net periodic pension expense
$  398
 
$  398
 
$  1,194
 
$  1,194

Employer Contributions

The Company previously disclosed in its financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012 that it expected to contribute $1,593 to its pension plans in 2013.  As of September 30, 2013, contributions of $1,593 had been made.  At this time, the Company does not expect to contribute any additional amount during the remainder of 2013.

5.
Interest Rate Swap Agreement
 
The Company is exposed to certain risks relating to its ongoing business operations.  The primary risk managed by using derivative instruments is interest rate risk.  The Company utilizes an interest rate swap agreement to effectively convert the Company's $12,000 variable-rate debt issue to a fixed rate.  Interest rate swaps are contracts in which a series of interest rate cash flows are exchanged over a prescribed period.  The notional amount on which the interest payments are based ($12,000) is not exchanged.  The interest rate swap provides that the Company pays the counterparty a fixed interest rate of 3.16% on the notional amount of $12,000.  In exchange, the counterparty pays the Company a variable interest rate based on 59% of LIBOR on the notional amount.  The intent is for the variable rate received from the swap counterparty to approximate the variable rate the Company pays to bondholders on its variable rate debt issue, resulting in a fixed rate being paid to the swap counterparty and reducing the Company's interest rate risk. The Company's net payment rate on the swap was 3.08% during the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 3.03% during the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

The interest rate swap agreement is classified as a financial derivative used for non-trading activities.  The professional standards regarding accounting for derivatives and hedging activities require companies to recognize all derivative instruments as either assets or liabilities at fair value on the balance sheet.  In accordance with the standards, the interest rate swap is recorded on the balance sheet in other deferred credits at fair value (see Note 6).

The Company uses regulatory accounting treatment rather than hedge accounting to defer the unrealized gains and losses on its interest rate swap.  Instead of the effective portion being recorded as other comprehensive income and the ineffective portion being recognized in earnings using the cash flow hedge accounting rules provided by the derivative accounting standards, the entire unrealized swap value is recorded as a regulatory asset.  Based on current ratemaking treatment, the Company expects the unrealized gains and losses to be recognized in rates as a component of interest expense as the swap settlements occur.  Swap settlements are recorded in the income statement with the hedged item as interest expense.  During the three months ended September 30, 2013, $92 was reclassified from regulatory assets to interest expense as a result of swap settlements.  During the nine months ended September 30, 2013, $273 was reclassified from regulatory assets to interest expense as a result of swap settlements.  The overall swap result was a gain of less than $1 for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and a gain of $621 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.  The Company expects to reclassify $362 from regulatory assets to interest expense as a result of swap settlements over the next 12 months.
 
The interest rate swap agreement contains provisions that require the Company to maintain a credit rating of at least BBB- with Standard & Poor's.  If the Company's rating were to fall below this rating, it would be in violation of these provisions, and the counterparty to the derivative could request immediate payment if the derivative was in a liability position.  On April 26, 2013, Standard & Poor's affirmed the Company's credit rating at A-, with a stable outlook and adequate liquidity.  The Company's interest rate swap was in a liability position as of September 30, 2013.  If a violation due to credit rating, or some other default provision, were triggered on September 30, 2013, the Company would have been required to pay the counterparty approximately $1,948.

The interest rate swap will expire on October 1, 2029.  Other than the interest rate swap, the Company has no other derivative instruments.

6.
Fair Value Measurements
 
The professional standards regarding fair value measurements establish a fair value hierarchy which indicates the extent to which inputs used in measuring fair value are observable in the market.  Level 1 inputs include quoted prices for identical instruments and are the most observable.  Level 2 inputs include quoted prices for similar assets and observable inputs such as interest rates, commodity rates and yield curves.  Level 3 inputs are not observable in the market and include management's own judgments about the assumptions market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.

The Company has recorded its interest rate swap liability at fair value in accordance with the standards.  The liability is recorded under the caption "Other deferred credits" on the balance sheet.  The table below illustrates the fair value of the interest rate swap as of the end of the reporting period.

Description
September 30, 2013
Fair Value Measurements
at Reporting Date Using
Significant Other Observable Inputs (Level 2)
Interest Rate Swap
$1,941
$1,941

Fair values are measured as the present value of all expected future cash flows based on the LIBOR-based swap yield curve as of the date of the valuation.  These inputs to this calculation are deemed to be Level 2 inputs.  The balance sheet carrying value reflects the Company's credit quality as of September 30, 2013.  The rate used in discounting all prospective cash flows anticipated to be made under this swap reflects a representation of the yield to maturity for 30-year debt on utilities rated A- as of September 30, 2013.  The use of the Company's credit rating resulted in a reduction in the fair value of the swap liability of $7 as of September 30, 2013.  The fair value of the swap reflecting the Company's credit quality as of December 31, 2012 is shown in the table below.

Description
December 31, 2012
Fair Value Measurements
at Reporting Date Using
Significant Other Observable Inputs (Level 2)
Interest Rate Swap
$2,836
$2,836

The carrying amount of current assets and liabilities that are considered financial instruments approximates fair value as of the dates presented.  The Company's long-term debt (including current maturities), with a carrying value of $84,944 at September 30, 2013, and $84,975 at December 31, 2012, had an estimated fair value of approximately $94,000 and $107,000, respectively.  The estimated fair value of debt was calculated using a discounted cash flow technique that incorporates a market interest yield curve with adjustments for duration and risk profile.  These inputs to this calculation are deemed to be Level 2 inputs.  The Company recognized its credit rating in determining the yield curve, and did not factor in third party credit enhancements including bond insurance on the 2004 PEDFA Series A and 2006 Industrial Development Authority issues, and the letter of credit on the 2008 PEDFA Series A issue.

Customers' advances for construction and notes receivable have carrying values at September 30, 2013 of $13,232 and $315, respectively.  At December 31, 2012, customers' advances for construction and notes receivable had carrying values of $12,949 and $338, respectively.  The relative fair values of these amounts cannot be accurately estimated since the timing of future payment streams is dependent upon several factors, including new customer connections, customer consumption levels and future rate increases.

7.
Debt

 
As of
Sept. 30, 2013
 
As of
Dec. 31, 2012
4.05% Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority
 
 
 
 
Exempt Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series A, due 2016
$  2,350
 
$  2,350
5.00% Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority
 
 
 
 
Exempt Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series A, due 2016
4,950
 
4,950
10.17% Senior Notes, Series A, due 2019
6,000
 
6,000
9.60% Senior Notes, Series B, due 2019
5,000
 
5,000
1.00% Pennvest Loan, due 2019
259
 
290
10.05% Senior Notes, Series C, due 2020
6,500
 
6,500
8.43% Senior Notes, Series D, due 2022
7,500
 
7,500
Variable Rate Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority
 
 
 
 
Exempt Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2008A, due 2029
12,000
 
12,000
4.75% Industrial Development Authority Revenue
 
 
 
 
Bonds, Series 2006, due 2036
10,500
 
10,500
6.00% Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority
 
 
 
 
Exempt Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2008B, due 2038
14,885
 
14,885
5.00% Monthly Senior Notes, Series 2010A, due 2040
15,000
 
15,000
 
 
Total long-term debt
84,944
 
84,975
 
 
Less current maturities
(48)
 
(42)
 
 
Long-term portion
$ 84,896
 
$ 84,933

The 6.00% Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority Exempt Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2008B, contain special redemption provisions.  Under these provisions, representatives of deceased beneficial owners of the bonds have the right to request redemption prior to the stated maturity of all or part of their holding in the bonds.  Current maturities include $5 for bonds that met the special provisions and have been tendered for redemption.  The Company is not obligated to redeem any individual holding exceeding $25, or aggregate holdings exceeding $300 in any annual period.

In May 2013, the Company renewed its $13,000 committed line of credit and extended the maturity date to May 2015.

In May 2013, the Company renewed its $11,000 committed line of credit and extended the maturity date to May 2015.  The renewal eliminated the requirement to maintain a demand deposit account with an average monthly balance of $500.

In May 2013, the Company renewed its $5,000 committed line of credit and extended the maturity date to June 2014.

8.
Acquisitions
 
On March 7, 2013, the Company completed the acquisition of the Windy Brae Mobile Home Park water assets of Barkas, Inc. in York County, Pennsylvania.  The Company began operating the existing system through an interconnection with its current distribution system on March 11, 2013.  The acquisition resulted in the addition of approximately 135 new water customers with purchase price and acquisition costs of approximately $29, which is less than the depreciated original cost of the assets.  The Company recorded a negative acquisition adjustment of approximately $45 and will seek approval from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, or PPUC, to amortize the negative acquisition adjustment over the remaining life of the acquired assets.

The results have been immaterial to total Company results.

During the third quarter of 2013, the Company received a refund of approximately $1 for expenditures related to a previous acquisition.

9.
Rate Matters
 
From time to time, the Company files applications for rate increases with the PPUC and is granted rate relief as a result of such requests.  The most recent rate request was filed by the Company on May 29, 2013 and sought an increase in rates designed to produce additional annual water revenues of $7,116 and additional annual wastewater revenues of $28.  The Company, the Office of Consumer Advocate, the Office of Small Business Advocate and the PPUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement have reached a tentative settlement agreement increasing water rates to produce approximately $4,972 in additional annual revenues, and increasing wastewater rates for the Asbury Pointe subdivision to produce approximately $28 in additional annual revenues.  The settlement agreement is subject to PPUC approval and would be effective on February 28, 2014.

The PPUC permits water utilities to collect a distribution system improvement charge (DSIC).  The DSIC allows the Company to add a charge to customers' bills for qualified replacement costs of certain infrastructure without submitting a rate filing.  This surcharge mechanism typically adjusts periodically based on additional qualified capital expenditures completed or anticipated in a future period.  The DSIC is capped at 5% of base rates, and is reset to zero when new base rates that reflect the costs of those additions become effective or when a utility's earnings exceed a regulatory benchmark. The DSIC provided revenues of $380 for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and $240 for the three months ended September 30, 2012.  The DSIC provided revenue of $1,047 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and $258 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012.
 
Item 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of
Financial Condition and Results of Operations
(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
 
Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this report on Form 10-Q constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933.  Words such as "may," "should," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements include certain information relating to the Company's business strategy, including, but not limited to:

·
the amount and timing of rate increases and other regulatory matters including the recovery of costs recorded as regulatory assets;
·
expected profitability and results of operations;
·
trends;
·
goals, priorities and plans for, and cost of, growth and expansion;
·
strategic initiatives;
·
availability of water supply;
·
water usage by customers; and
·
ability to pay dividends on common stock and the rate of those dividends.

The forward-looking statements in this report reflect what the Company currently anticipates will happen.  What actually happens could differ materially from what it currently anticipates will happen.  The Company does not intend to make any public announcement when forward-looking statements in this report are no longer accurate, whether as a result of new information, what actually happens in the future or for any other reason.  Important matters that may affect what will actually happen include, but are not limited to:

·
changes in weather, including drought conditions or extended periods of heavy rainfall;
·
levels of rate relief granted;
·
the level of commercial and industrial business activity within the Company's service territory;
·
construction of new housing within the Company's service territory and increases in population;
·
changes in government policies or regulations, including the tax code;
·
the ability to obtain permits for expansion projects;
·
material changes in demand from customers, including the impact of conservation efforts which may impact the demand of customers for water;
·
changes in economic and business conditions, including interest rates, which are less favorable than expected;
·
changes in, or unanticipated, capital requirements;
·
the impact of acquisitions;
·
changes in accounting pronouncements;
·
changes in the Company's credit rating or the market price of its common stock;
·
the ability to obtain financing; and
·
other matters set forth in Item 1A, "Risk Factors" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.

General Information

The primary business of the Company is to impound, purify to meet or exceed safe drinking water standards and distribute water.  The Company also operates a single wastewater collection and treatment system.  The Company operates within its franchised territory, which covers 39 municipalities within York County, Pennsylvania and eight municipalities within Adams County, Pennsylvania.  The Company is regulated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, or PPUC, in the areas of billing, payment procedures, dispute processing, terminations, service territory, debt and equity financing and rate setting.  The Company must obtain PPUC approval before changing any practices associated with the aforementioned areas.

Water service is supplied through the Company's own distribution system.  The Company obtains the bulk of its water supply from both the South Branch and East Branch of the Codorus Creek, which together have an average daily flow of 73.0 million gallons.  This combined watershed area is approximately 117 square miles.  The Company has two reservoirs, Lake Williams and Lake Redman, which together hold up to approximately 2.2 billion gallons of water.  The Company has a 15-mile pipeline from the Susquehanna River to Lake Redman which provides access to an additional supply of 12.0 million gallons of untreated water per day.  The Company also owns two wells which are capable of providing a safe yield of approximately 100,000 gallons per day to supply water to its customers in Carroll Valley, Adams County.  As of September 30, 2013, the Company's average daily availability was 35.0 million gallons, and average daily consumption was approximately 19.5 million gallons.  The Company's service territory had an estimated population of 189,000 as of December 31, 2012.  Industry within the Company's service territory is diversified, manufacturing such items as fixtures and furniture, electrical machinery, food products, paper, ordnance units, textile products, air conditioning systems, laundry detergent, barbells and motorcycles.

The Company's water business is somewhat dependent on weather conditions, particularly the amount of rainfall.  Revenues are particularly vulnerable to weather conditions in the summer months.  Prolonged periods of hot and dry weather generally cause increased water usage for watering lawns, washing cars, and keeping golf courses and sports fields irrigated.  Conversely, prolonged periods of dry weather could lead to drought restrictions from governmental authorities.  Despite the Company's adequate water supply, customers may be required to cut back water usage under such drought restrictions which would negatively impact revenues.  The Company has addressed some of this vulnerability by instituting minimum customer charges which are intended to cover fixed costs of operations under all likely weather conditions.

The Company's business does not require large amounts of working capital and is not dependent on any single customer or a very few customers for a material portion of its business.  Increases in revenues are generally dependent on the Company's ability to obtain rate increases from the PPUC in a timely manner and in adequate amounts and to increase volumes of water sold through increased consumption and increases in the number of customers served.  The Company continuously looks for water and wastewater acquisition and expansion opportunities both within and outside its current service territory as well as additional opportunities to enter into bulk water contracts with municipalities and other entities to supply water.

The Company has agreements with several municipalities to provide sewer billing services.  Starting in 2012, the Company piloted a service line protection program in order to further diversify its business.  Under this optional program, customers pay a fixed monthly fee, and the Company will repair or replace damaged customer service lines, as needed, subject to an annual maximum dollar amount.  The Company plans to expand its pilot program during the fourth quarter of 2013 and in 2014.

Results of Operations

Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 Compared
With Three Months Ended September 30, 2012

Net income for the third quarter of 2013 was $2,535, a decrease of $225, or 8.2%, from net income of $2,760 for the same period of 2012.  The primary contributing factors to the decrease were higher operating expenses and lower operating revenues which were partially offset by reduced income taxes.

Operating revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2013 decreased $113, or 1.0%, from $11,025 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 to $10,912 for the corresponding 2013 period.  The primary reason for the decrease was a 2.4% reduction in the total per capita volume of water sold.  Industrial per capita consumption increased, but residential and commercial per capita consumption decreased.  The reduced consumption was partially offset by the distribution surcharge allowed by the PPUC and an increase in customers.  The distribution surcharge allows the Company to add a charge to customers' water bills for qualified replacement costs of certain infrastructure without submitting a rate filing.  The distribution surcharge added $140 to revenues during the third quarter of 2013 as compared to the same period of 2012.  The average number of customers served in the third quarter of 2013 increased as compared to the same period of 2012 by 697 customers, from 63,398 to 64,095 customers, primarily due to acquisitions.

Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2013 increased $301, or 5.7%, from $5,244 for the third quarter of 2012 to $5,545 for the corresponding 2013 period.  The increase was primarily due to higher depreciation expense of approximately $145, increased power expense of $104 due to the Company's participation in additional electric curtailment programs in 2012 not repeated in 2013, and higher health insurance expenses of approximately $83.  Other expenses decreased by a net of $31.

Interest expense on debt for the third quarter of 2013 and the corresponding period of 2012 was $1,311 and $1,312, respectively, with no borrowings under the lines of credit.

Allowance for funds used during construction decreased $16, from $29 in the third quarter of 2012 to $13 in the 2013 period, due to a lower volume of eligible construction.

Other income (expenses), net for the third quarter of 2013 reflects increased expenses of $8 as compared to the same period of 2012.  The net change was primarily due to lower income on life insurance policies of approximately $11 which was offset by reduced employee retirement expenses of approximately $6.  Other expenses aggregating approximately $3 increased as compared to the same period of 2012.

Income taxes for the third quarter of 2013 decreased $212, or 12.5%, compared to the same period of 2012 due to lower taxable income.  The Company's effective tax rate was 36.9% for the third quarter of 2013 and 38.1% for the third quarter of 2012.  The lower effective tax rate was due to finalizing the 2012 tax provision.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 Compared
With Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012

Net income for the first nine months of 2013 was $7,016, an increase of $111, or 1.6%, from net income of $6,905 for the same period of 2012.  The primary contributing factor to the increase was higher operating revenues which were partially offset by higher depreciation expense.

Operating revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 increased $672, or 2.2%, from $31,046 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 to $31,718 for the corresponding 2013 period.  The primary reasons for the increase were the distribution surcharge, the addition of wastewater revenues and an increase in water customers.  The distribution surcharge added $789 to revenues and wastewater revenues added $63 during the first nine months of 2013 as compared to the same period of 2012.  The average number of water customers served in the first nine months of 2013 increased as compared to the same period of 2012 by 669 customers, from 63,062 to 63,731 customers, primarily due to acquisitions.  The increase in revenues was partially offset by reduced per capita consumption of 1.4% for the first nine months of 2013 compared to the corresponding 2012 period.  Industrial per capita consumption increased, but commercial and residential per capita consumption decreased.  For the remainder of the year, the Company expects revenues to remain consistent with the first nine months as an increase in the distribution surcharge to 4.11% should offset declines in consumption.  Regulatory actions and weather patterns could impact results, although weather is typically not a significant factor during the fourth quarter.

Operating expenses for the first nine months of 2013 increased $491, or 3.1%, from $15,786 for the first nine months of 2012 to $16,277 for the corresponding 2013 period.  The increase was primarily due to higher depreciation expense of approximately $446, increased power expense of $104 due to the Company's participation in additional electric curtailment programs last year not repeated this year and higher health insurance expenses of $102.  Also adding to the increase were higher wastewater systems expense of $51 and increased billing and collection expenses of $46.  The increase was partially offset by the absence of $82 in rate case expense, lower capital stock taxes of $56, reduced distribution system monitoring expenses of $42 and lower power supply costs of $42.  Other expenses decreased by a net of $36.  For the remainder of the year, depreciation expense is expected to continue to rise due to investment in utility plant and other operating expenses are expected to increase at a moderate rate as costs to maintain and extend the distribution system continue to rise.

Interest expense on debt for the first nine months of 2013 and the corresponding period of 2012 was $3,933 and $3,935, respectively, with no borrowings under the lines of credit.  For the remainder of the year, interest expense is expected to remain consistent with 2012.

Allowance for funds used during construction decreased $13, from $71 in the first nine months of 2012 to $58 in the 2013 period, due to a lower volume of eligible construction.  For the remainder of the year, allowance for funds used during construction is expected to remain consistent with the first nine months.

Other income (expenses), net for the first nine months of 2013 reflects increased expenses of $12 as compared to the same period of 2012.  The net change was primarily due to lower income on life insurance policies of approximately $28 which was offset by reduced employee retirement expenses of approximately $26.  Other expenses aggregating approximately $10 increased as compared to the same period of 2012.  For the remainder of the year, other income (expenses) will be largely determined by the change in market returns and discount rates for retirement programs and related assets.

Income taxes for the first nine months of 2013 increased $47, or 1.1%, compared to the same period of 2012 due to higher taxable income.  The Company's effective tax rate was 37.8% for the first nine months of 2013 and 37.9% for the first nine months of 2012.

Rate Matters

See Note 9 to the financial statements.

Effective October 1, 2013, the Company's tariff included a distribution surcharge on revenues of 4.11%.

Acquisitions

See Note 8 to the financial statements.

On June 20, 2013, the Company signed an agreement to purchase the wastewater assets of the East Prospect Borough Authority in York County, Pennsylvania.  Closing of the acquisition is contingent upon receiving approval from all required regulatory authorities.  Closing is expected in the first quarter of 2014 at which time the Company will add approximately 400 wastewater customers.

On October 8, 2013, the Company signed its second wastewater agreement of 2013, to purchase the wastewater assets of SYC WWTP, L.P. in Shrewsbury and Springfield Townships, York County, Pennsylvania.  Completion of the acquisition is contingent upon receiving approval from all required regulatory authorities.  Closing is expected in the first quarter of 2014 at which time the Company will add approximately 30 commercial and industrial wastewater customers.

The two new agreements signed in 2013 more than triple the size of the Company's wastewater business.  These acquisitions are expected to be immaterial to total Company results.

The Company is also pursuing other water and wastewater acquisitions in and around its service territory to help offset further declines in per capita water consumption and to grow its business.

Capital Expenditures

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Company invested $6,595 in construction expenditures for routine items as well as various replacements of aging infrastructure.  In addition, the Company invested $28 in the acquisition of a water system.  The Company was able to fund construction expenditures and acquisitions using internally-generated funds, customer advances and proceeds from its stock purchase plans.

The Company anticipates construction expenditures for the remainder of 2013 of approximately $3,300 exclusive of any potential acquisitions.  In addition to routine transmission and distribution projects, a portion of the anticipated expenditures will be for additional main extensions, further upgrades to water treatment facilities, and various replacements and improvements to infrastructure.  The Company intends to use primarily cash on hand and internally-generated funds for its anticipated construction and fund the remainder through proceeds from its stock purchase plans, the DSIC and customer advances and contributions.  Customer advances and contributions are expected to account for less than 5% of funding requirements in 2013.  The Company believes it will have adequate availability under its lines of credit and cash on hand to meet its anticipated capital needs in 2014.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash
The Company manages its cash through a cash management account that is directly connected to a line of credit.  Excess cash generated automatically pays down outstanding borrowings under the line of credit arrangement.  If there are no outstanding borrowings, the cash is used as an earnings credit to reduce banking fees.  Likewise, if additional funds are needed beyond what is generated internally for payroll, to pay suppliers, or to pay debt service, funds are automatically borrowed under the line of credit.  The Company has accumulated a cash balance of $6,795 as of September 30, 2013 through higher funds from operations primarily due to lower cash required for income taxes as a result of bonus depreciation.  In addition, less cash was needed as a result of lower than expected capital expenditures.  The Company expects the cash balance to decline in 2014 based on higher expected capital expenditures, the potential buyback of stock under the share repurchase program and higher income tax payments due to the anticipated expiration of bonus depreciation provisions.  After the cash balance is fully utilized, the cash management facility is expected to provide the necessary liquidity and funding for the Company's operations, capital expenditures, acquisitions and potential buybacks of stock under the share repurchase program for the foreseeable future.

Accounts Receivable
The accounts receivable balance tends to follow the change in revenues but is also affected by the timeliness of payments by customers and the level of the reserve for doubtful accounts.  The Company has seen an improvement in the timeliness of payments by its customers resulting in a decrease in accounts receivable despite an increase in revenues.  A reserve is maintained at a level considered adequate to provide for losses that can be reasonably anticipated based on inactive accounts with outstanding balances.  Management periodically evaluates the adequacy of the reserve based on past experience, agings of the receivables, adverse situations that may affect a customer's ability to pay, current economic conditions, and other relevant factors.  If the status of these factors deteriorates, the Company may incur additional expenses for uncollectible accounts and experience a reduction in its internally-generated funds.

Internally-generated Funds
The amount of internally-generated funds available for operations and construction depends on the Company's ability to obtain timely and adequate rate relief, changes in regulations, customers' water usage, weather conditions, customer growth and controlled expenses.  In the first nine months of 2013, the Company generated $13,667 internally from operations as compared to $12,194 in the first nine months of 2012.  Higher operating revenues from the collection of the distribution surcharge, increased depreciation and deferred income taxes, which are non-cash expenses, and lower income taxes paid partially offset by higher interest paid due to the timing of the interest payments increased cash flow from operating activities.

Credit Lines
Historically, the Company has borrowed $15,000 to $20,000 under its lines of credit before refinancing with long-term debt or equity capital.  As of September 30, 2013, the Company maintained unsecured lines of credit aggregating $29,000 with three banks at interest rates ranging from LIBOR plus 1.20% to LIBOR plus 1.50%.  The Company had no outstanding borrowings under any of its lines of credit as of September 30, 2013.  In May 2013, the Company renewed two of its committed lines of credit aggregating $24,000 and extended the maturity date to May 2015. One renewal eliminated the requirement to maintain a demand deposit account with an average monthly balance of $500.  In May 2013, the Company renewed its $5,000 committed line of credit and extended the maturity date to June 2014.

The Company has taken steps to manage the risk of reduced credit availability by maintaining committed lines of credit that cannot be called on demand and obtaining a 2-year revolving maturity on its larger facilities.  There is no guarantee that the Company will be able to obtain sufficient lines of credit with favorable terms in the future.  In addition, if the Company is unable to refinance its line of credit borrowings with long-term debt or equity when necessary, it may have to eliminate or postpone capital expenditures.  Management believes the Company will have adequate capacity under its current lines of credit to meet anticipated financing needs throughout 2013 and 2014.

Long-term Debt
The Company's loan agreements contain various covenants and restrictions.  As of September 30, 2013, management believes it was in compliance with all of these restrictions.  See Note 4 to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 for additional information regarding these restrictions.

The Company's debt (long-term debt plus current portion of long-term debt) as a percentage of the total capitalization, defined as total common stockholders' equity plus long-term debt (including current portion of long-term debt), was 45.5% as of September 30, 2013, compared with 46.0% as of December 31, 2012.  The Company will likely allow the debt percentage to trend upward until it approaches fifty percent before matching increasing debt with additional equity.  A debt to total capitalization ratio between forty-five and fifty percent has historically been acceptable to the PPUC in rate filings.  Due to its recent ability to generate and retain more cash internally, the Company has been able to keep its ratio below fifty percent.

Deferred Income Taxes and Uncertain Tax Positions
The Company has seen an increase in its deferred income tax liability amounts over the last several years.  This is primarily a result of the accelerated and bonus depreciation deduction available for federal tax purposes which creates differences between book and tax depreciation expense.  The Company expects this trend to continue as it makes significant investments in capital expenditures and as the tax code continues to extend bonus depreciation.  Bonus depreciation is currently expected to expire on January 1, 2014.

The Company has a substantial deferred income tax asset primarily due to the differences between the book and tax balances of the pension and deferred compensation plans from lower discount rates.  The Company does not believe a valuation allowance is required due to the expected generation of future taxable income during the periods in which those temporary differences become deductible.  The Company has determined there are no uncertain tax positions that require recognition as of September 30, 2013.

The Company is currently evaluating the Internal Revenue Service regulations that may allow an alternative method for determining how capital expenditures can be treated for federal tax purposes, allowing certain expenditures that were historically considered as capital for tax purposes to now be eligible to be deducted on federal tax returns as expenses, and a catch up repair tax deduction on a future federal tax return.

Common Stock
Common stockholders' equity as a percent of the total capitalization was 54.5% as of September 30, 2013, compared with 54.0% as of December 31, 2012.  The volume of share repurchases could reduce this percentage.  It is the Company's intent to target a ratio between fifty and fifty-five percent.

Credit Rating
On April 24, 2013, Standard & Poor's affirmed the Company's credit rating at A-, with a stable outlook and adequate liquidity.  The Company's ability to maintain its credit rating depends, among other things, on adequate and timely rate relief, which it has been successful in obtaining, its ability to fund capital expenditures in a balanced manner using both debt and equity and its ability to generate cash flow.  The Company's objectives are to continue to maximize its funds provided by operations and maintain a strong capital structure.

Environmental Matters

In November 2011, during a routine tank cleaning, the Company discovered a small amount of mercury in the bottom of the tank.  The tank was not in service at the time of the discovery and remains out of service.  A number of tests were performed to confirm no mercury entered the water supply and no employees or contractors present during the discovery were impacted.  The tank will remain out of service until it is approved for service by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, or DEP.  No disruption of service to any customers has occurred or is expected to occur.  The Company incurred total costs of $186 through September 30, 2013, none of which were in 2013.  Recent tests have shown the tank is in compliance with safe drinking water standards and the Company has requested permission to place the tank back into service from the DEP.  If the DEP does not approve based on the testing completed, other options will be reviewed, including a project to reline and strengthen the interior of the tank or replace the tank through capital expenditures.

Labor Relations

The current union contract expired on April 30, 2013.  Management and the union leadership have agreed to honor the expired contract and continue to work under its terms.  Both sides are negotiating in good faith and the Company expects to reach an operationally and fiscally responsible agreement with no interruption of service.

Critical Accounting Estimates

The methods, estimates and judgments the Company used in applying its accounting policies have a significant impact on the results reported in its financial statements.  The Company's accounting policies require management to make subjective judgments because of the need to make estimates of matters that are inherently uncertain.  The Company's most critical accounting estimates include regulatory assets and liabilities, revenue recognition and accounting for its pension plans.  There has been no significant change in accounting estimates or the method of estimation during the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

The Company does not use off-balance sheet transactions, arrangements or obligations that may have a material current or future effect on financial condition, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures, capital resources or significant components of revenues or expenses.  The Company does not use securitization of receivables or unconsolidated entities. The Company uses a derivative financial instrument, an interest rate swap agreement discussed in Note 5 to the financial statements included herein, for risk management purposes.  The Company does not engage in trading or other risk management activities, does not use other derivative financial instruments for any purpose, has no lease obligations, no guarantees and does not have material transactions involving related parties.

Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

The Company's operations are exposed to market risks primarily as a result of changes in interest rates under its lines of credit.  The Company has unsecured lines of credit with three banks having a combined maximum availability of $29,000.  The first line of credit, in the amount of $13,000, is a committed line of credit with a revolving 2-year maturity (currently May 2015), and carries an interest rate of LIBOR plus 1.20%.  The second line of credit, in the amount of $11,000, is a committed line of credit, which matures in May 2015 and carries an interest rate of LIBOR plus 1.25%.  The third line of credit, in the amount of $5,000, is a committed line of credit, which matures in June 2014 and carries an interest rate of LIBOR plus 1.50%.  The Company had no outstanding borrowings under any of its lines of credit as of September 30, 2013.  Other than lines of credit, the Company has long-term fixed rate debt obligations as discussed in Note 7 to the financial statements included herein and a variable rate Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA) loan agreement described below.

In May 2008, the PEDFA issued $12,000 aggregate principal amount of PEDFA Exempt Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series A (the "Bonds").  The proceeds of this bond issue were used to refund the $12,000 PEDFA Exempt Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series B of 2004 which were refunded due to bond insurer downgrading issues.  The PEDFA then loaned the proceeds to the Company pursuant to a variable interest rate loan agreement with a maturity date of October 1, 2029.  The interest rate under this loan agreement averaged 0.10% during the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 0.14% during the nine months ended September 30, 2013.  In connection with the loan agreement, the Company retained its interest rate swap agreement whereby the Company effectively exchanged its floating rate obligation for a fixed rate obligation.  The purpose of the interest rate swap is to manage the Company's exposure to fluctuations in the interest rate.  If the interest rate swap agreement works as intended, the receive rate on the swap should approximate the variable rate the Company pays on the PEDFA Series A Bond Issue, thereby minimizing its risk.  See Note 5 to the financial statements included herein for additional information regarding the interest rate swap.

In addition to the interest rate swap agreement, the Company entered into a Reimbursement, Credit and Security Agreement with PNC Bank, National Association ("the Bank"), dated as of May 1, 2008, in order to enhance the marketability of and to minimize the interest rate on the Bonds.  This agreement provides for a direct pay letter of credit issued by the Bank to the trustee for the Bonds.  The current expiration date of the letter of credit is May 6, 2015.  It is reviewed annually for a potential extension of the expiration date.  The Company's responsibility under this agreement is to reimburse the Bank on a timely basis for interest payments made to the bondholders and for any tendered Bonds that could not be remarketed.  The Company has fourteen months from the time Bonds are tendered to reimburse the Bank.  If the direct pay letter of credit is not renewed, the Company would be required to pay the Bank immediately for any tendered Bonds and reclassify a portion of the Bonds as current liabilities.  In addition, the interest rate swap agreement would terminate causing a potential payment by the Company to the counterparty.  Both the letter of credit and the swap agreement can potentially be transferred upon this type of event.
 
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

The Company's management, with the participation of the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the Company's disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report.  Based upon this evaluation, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer along with the Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Company's 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 the Company in reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, 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 the Company's management, including the President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure.  A controls system cannot provide absolute assurance, however, that the objectives of the controls system are met, and no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within a company have been detected.

No change in the Company's internal control over financial reporting occurred during the Company's most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting.

Part II – OTHER INFORMATION

 
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

On March 11, 2013, the Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program granting the Company authority to repurchase up to 1,200,000 shares of the Company's common stock from time to time.  Under the stock repurchase program, the Company may repurchase shares in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions.  The Company may suspend or discontinue the repurchase program at any time.  The Company did not repurchase any shares that were not part of the publicly announced plan during the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

The following table summarizes the Company's purchases of its common stock for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Period
Total Number
of Shares
Purchased
Average Price
Paid per Share
Total Number
of Shares Purchased
as a Part of Publicly
Announced Plans or
Programs
Maximum Number
of Shares that May
Yet Be Purchased
Under the Plans or
Programs
Jul. 1 – Jul. 31, 2013
1,362
$19.02
1,362
1,105,586
Aug. 1 – Aug. 31, 2013
-
$-
-
1,105,586
Sep. 1 – Sep. 30, 2013
-
$-
-
1,105,586
Total
1,362
$19.02
1,362
1,105,586

The Company's loan agreements contain various covenants and restrictions regarding dividends and share repurchases.  As of September 30, 2013, management believes it was in compliance with all of these restrictions.  See Note 4 to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 for additional information regarding these restrictions.

The Company will fund repurchases under the share repurchase program with internally generated funds and borrowings under its credit facilities if necessary.

Item 6.
Exhibits
 
Exhibit No.
Description
 
3
Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation.  Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 4, 2010.
 
3.1
Amended and Restated By-Laws.  Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 26, 2012.
 
 
 
 
 
101.INS
XBRL Instance Document
 
101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema
 
101.CAL
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
 
101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase
 
101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase
 
101.PRE
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase
SIGNATURES



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.



 
THE YORK WATER COMPANY
 
 
 
 
 
/s/Jeffrey R. Hines
Date: November 8, 2013
Jeffrey R. Hines
Principal Executive Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/Kathleen M. Miller
Date: November 8, 2013
Kathleen M. Miller
Principal Financial and Accounting Officer
 
 

EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.
Description
 
3
Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation.  Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 4, 2010.
 
3.1
Amended and Restated By-Laws.  Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 26, 2012.
 
 
 
 
 
101.INS
XBRL Instance Document
 
101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema
 
101.CAL
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
 
101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase
 
101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase
 
101.PRE
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase