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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.88
ABB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. ABB: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ABB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.88 Max: 4.09
Current: 0.88
0.55
4.09
Equity to Asset 0.36
ABB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
76% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. ABB: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ABB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.36
0.03
0.41
Interest Coverage 11.54
ABB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
72% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 59.99 vs. ABB: 11.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ABB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 9.57 Max: 32.49
Current: 11.54
0.52
32.49
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.99
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
12.10%
14.95%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.51
ABB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. ABB: 10.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ABB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.43  Med: 10.36 Max: 13.68
Current: 10.51
1.43
13.68
Net-margin (%) 6.53
ABB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. ABB: 6.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ABB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.21  Med: 6.59 Max: 12.87
Current: 6.53
-4.21
12.87
ROE (%) 14.74
ABB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. ABB: 14.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ABB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -49.85  Med: 17.34 Max: 43.26
Current: 14.74
-49.85
43.26
ROA (%) 5.59
ABB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1641 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. ABB: 5.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ABB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.46  Med: 5.65 Max: 13.02
Current: 5.59
-2.46
13.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.44
ABB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1634 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. ABB: 43.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ABB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.57  Med: 70.73 Max: 110.19
Current: 43.44
-0.57
110.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.10
ABB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. ABB: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ABB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.1  Med: 3.10 Max: 53.6
Current: 3.1
-23.1
53.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.30
ABB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. ABB: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ABB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.5  Med: 2.60 Max: 26.2
Current: 0.3
-37.5
26.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.30
ABB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. ABB: -5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ABB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -70.6  Med: 0.70 Max: 220.9
Current: -5.3
-70.6
220.9
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ABB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

James Barrow 2,111,950 sh (+5.28%)
David Dreman 258,793 sh (+4.67%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 237,427 sh (+0.68%)
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 48,300 sh (-6.76%)
Jim Simons 461,900 sh (-41.43%)
Robert Olstein 115,000 sh (-55.08%)
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Q3 2014

ABB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 288,115 sh (+21.35%)
James Barrow 2,178,050 sh (+3.13%)
Mario Gabelli 48,300 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
David Dreman 256,384 sh (-0.93%)
Jim Simons 149,700 sh (-67.59%)
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Q4 2014

ABB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Fisher 7,440,894 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 303,311 sh (+5.27%)
James Barrow 2,197,650 sh (+0.90%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 47,300 sh (-2.07%)
David Dreman 223,352 sh (-12.88%)
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Q1 2015

ABB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

James Barrow 2,237,350 sh (+1.81%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 303,139 sh (-0.06%)
Ken Fisher 7,226,921 sh (-2.88%)
David Dreman 208,782 sh (-6.52%)
Mario Gabelli 38,300 sh (-19.03%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.26
ABB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. ABB: 18.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ABB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.45  Med: 18.48 Max: 395.31
Current: 18.26
5.45
395.31
Forward P/E 15.75
ABB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. ABB: 15.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.60
ABB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. ABB: 19.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ABB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.21  Med: 18.66 Max: 32.01
Current: 19.6
6.21
32.01
P/B 2.74
ABB's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. ABB: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ABB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.13  Med: 3.27 Max: 7.79
Current: 2.74
2.13
7.79
P/S 1.20
ABB's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 1696 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. ABB: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ABB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.29 Max: 2.42
Current: 1.2
0.39
2.42
PFCF 16.32
ABB's PFCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.04 vs. ABB: 16.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ABB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.75  Med: 17.96 Max: 41.58
Current: 16.32
7.75
41.58
POCF 12.07
ABB's POCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. ABB: 12.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ABB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.92  Med: 12.88 Max: 25.51
Current: 12.07
4.92
25.51
EV-to-EBIT 12.07
ABB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 1320 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.14 vs. ABB: 12.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ABB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4  Med: 12.20 Max: 18.1
Current: 12.07
4
18.1
PEG 10.32
ABB's PEG is ranked lower than
84% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ABB: 10.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ABB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.34 Max: 62.63
Current: 10.32
0.18
62.63
Shiller P/E 15.84
ABB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.28 vs. ABB: 15.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ABB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.51  Med: 17.39 Max: 237.14
Current: 15.84
10.51
237.14
Current Ratio 1.60
ABB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. ABB: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ABB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 1.43 Max: 1.73
Current: 1.6
1.08
1.73
Quick Ratio 1.26
ABB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. ABB: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ABB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.10 Max: 1.42
Current: 1.26
0.93
1.42
Days Inventory 75.19
ABB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 92.24 vs. ABB: 75.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ABB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 61.88  Med: 75.67 Max: 84.67
Current: 75.19
61.88
84.67
Days Sales Outstanding 74.71
ABB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
52% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 76.47 vs. ABB: 74.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ABB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 70.7  Med: 108.55 Max: 157.05
Current: 74.71
70.7
157.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.84
ABB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 1690 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. ABB: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ABB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 2.98 Max: 6.91
Current: 2.84
0.47
6.91
Dividend Payout 0.69
ABB's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
83% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. ABB: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ABB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.69
0.12
0.7
Dividend growth (3y) 6.10
ABB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
51% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. ABB: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ABB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 57
Current: 6.1
0
57
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.68
ABB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1730 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. ABB: 4.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ABB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 4.91 Max: 11.38
Current: 4.68
0.77
11.38
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
ABB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. ABB: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ABB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 41.5  Med: -0.50 Max: -28.9
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 13.51
ABB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 1526 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. ABB: 13.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ABB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.01  Med: 9.85 Max: 31.1
Current: 13.51
4.01
31.1
Price/Projected FCF 1.10
ABB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. ABB: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ABB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.07  Med: 1.29 Max: 4.55
Current: 1.1
1.07
4.55
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.40
ABB's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
58% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. ABB: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.94
ABB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 1586 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. ABB: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ABB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.68
Current: 0.94
0.22
1.68
Price/Graham Number 3.22
ABB's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
76% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. ABB: 3.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ABB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.29  Med: 3.02 Max: 5.67
Current: 3.22
1.29
5.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.71
ABB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ABB: 8.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ABB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.5  Med: 8.20 Max: 24.9
Current: 8.71
5.5
24.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.43
ABB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. ABB: 6.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ABB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 8.00 Max: 52.2
Current: 6.43
0.8
52.2

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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Traded in other countries:0NX2.UK, ABB.Sweden, ABBN.Switzerland, ABLZF.USA, ABB U.Sweden, ABJ.Germany, ABBNE.Switzerland, ABB N.Mexico, ABJA.Germany,
ABB Ltd was formed in 1988 through a merger between Asea AB and BBC Brown Boveri AG. The Company provides power and automation technologies. It offers products, systems, solutions and services that are designed to boost industrial productivity, increase power grid reliability, and enhance energy efficiency. Its automation businesses serves industries with process optimization, control, measurement and protection applications. Its power businesses focuses on power transmission, distribution and power-plant automation, and support electric, gas and water utilities, as well as industrial and commercial customers. Its business is based on a divisional structure, with five divisions: Discrete Automation and Motion, Low Voltage Products, Process Automation, Power Products, and Power Systems. The five divisions operate across two key markets: automation and power. It serves the automation market with products, systems and services designed primarily to improve industrial productivity, energy efficiency and product quality in industrial and manufacturing applications. These also reflect the main demand drivers in the automation market, such as the need by customers to reduce energy and raw material costs, improve product and process quality, increase process and manufacturing safety, lower their environmental impacts and improve the management of large assets such as manufacturing plants. The automation market can be divided into three sectors: Process automation refers to measurement, control, electrification and other applications used in processes where the main objective is continuous production, such as in the oil and gas, power, chemicals, mining, metals, and pulp and paper industries. Product lines for this market include distributed control systems, plant electrification, instrumentation, analytical measurement, control products and motors and drives. Factory automation refers to discrete operations that manufacture individual items in applications such as material handling, picking and packing, metal fabrication, welding, painting and foundry. Typical industries where factory automation is used include automotive, consumer electronics and food and beverage. Product lines for this market include robotic products, systems and services, modular manufacturing solutions, control products and systems, as well as motors, drives and low-voltage products for control and power applications. Building automation comprises product lines and applications aimed at improving the energy efficiency of buildings through automated control of indoor climate, lighting and security. Product lines for this market include a wide range of low-voltage products. It serves the power market with products, systems and services designed primarily to deliver electricity. Electricity is generated in power stations of various types, including thermal, wind, solar and hydro plants and is then fed into an electricity grid through which it is transmitted and distrib
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