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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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Cash to Debt 0.81
ABB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 1900 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. ABB: 0.81 )
ABB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 4.09
Current: 0.81

0.45
4.09
Equity to Asset 0.39
ABB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. ABB: 0.39 )
ABB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.39

0.03
0.41
Interest Coverage 11.25
ABB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.23 vs. ABB: 11.25 )
ABB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 32.49
Current: 11.25

0.52
32.49
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.14
M-Score: -2.82
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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Operating margin (%) 10.48
ABB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.96 vs. ABB: 10.48 )
ABB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 13.68
Current: 10.48

1.43
13.68
Net-margin (%) 6.66
ABB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. ABB: 6.66 )
ABB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.21   Max: 12.87
Current: 6.66

-4.21
12.87
ROE (%) 14.92
ABB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1879 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. ABB: 14.92 )
ABB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -80.85   Max: 34.29
Current: 14.92

-80.85
34.29
ROA (%) 5.80
ABB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1895 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. ABB: 5.80 )
ABB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.77   Max: 12.12
Current: 5.8

-2.77
12.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.99
ABB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1891 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.77 vs. ABB: 43.99 )
ABB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.92   Max: 101.25
Current: 43.99

6.92
101.25
Revenue Growth (%) 9.60
ABB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1521 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ABB: 9.60 )
ABB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.5   Max: 14
Current: 9.6

-20.5
14
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.50
ABB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1257 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. ABB: 7.50 )
ABB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.3   Max: 26.6
Current: 7.5

-31.3
26.6
EPS Growth (%) 3.50
ABB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. ABB: 3.50 )
ABB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -67.6   Max: 225.5
Current: 3.5

-67.6
225.5
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

ABB Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 1,104,100 sh (New)
David Dreman 252,451 sh (+12.74%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 797,906 sh (+4.55%)
James Barrow 1,667,500 sh (+0.56%)
Chris Davis 49,600 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 346,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 68,800 sh (-23.39%)
Ken Fisher 22,455 sh (-26.43%)
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Q3 2013

ABB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 277,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,219,800 sh (+10.48%)
David Dreman 268,981 sh (+6.55%)
James Barrow 1,739,565 sh (+4.32%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 809,673 sh (+1.47%)
Chris Davis 49,600 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 326,000 sh (-5.78%)
Mario Gabelli 59,800 sh (-13.08%)
Ken Fisher 14,092 sh (-37.24%)
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Q4 2013

ABB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Sarah Ketterer 356,213 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,559,600 sh (+27.86%)
James Barrow 1,919,150 sh (+10.32%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chris Davis 48,822 sh (-1.57%)
Mario Gabelli 55,800 sh (-6.69%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 677,923 sh (-16.27%)
Ken Fisher 11,342 sh (-19.51%)
Robert Olstein 256,000 sh (-21.47%)
David Dreman 190,087 sh (-29.33%)
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Q1 2014

ABB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ken Fisher 8,127 sh (-28.35%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 235,827 sh (-65.21%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ABB

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -29.33%0.17%$22.77 - $26.44 $ 25.964%190087
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Reduce -23.39%$20.89 - $23.23 $ 25.9617%68800
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.15%$15.78 - $20.03 $ 25.9648%0
James Barrow 2012-09-30 Add 29.65%0.01%$15.78 - $20.03 $ 25.9648%1265000
Frank Sands 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.15%$15.4 - $20.66 $ 25.9648%0
James Barrow 2012-06-30 New Buy0.03%$15.4 - $20.66 $ 25.9648%975700
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Add 35.82%0.02%$15.4 - $20.66 $ 25.9648%229211
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.2%$19.24 - $21.91 $ 25.9636%112531
David Dreman 2011-06-30 Add 43.63%0.02%$23.94 - $27.49 $ 25.962%126138
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -82.3%0.14%$21.78 - $24.51 $ 25.9611%148120
David Dreman 2011-03-31 Add 35.63%0.01%$21.78 - $24.51 $ 25.9611%87824
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 21.50
ABB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1566 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. ABB: 21.50 )
ABB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.94   Max: 1250
Current: 21.5

4.94
1250
P/B 3.22
ABB's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ABB: 3.22 )
ABB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 12.73
Current: 3.22

1.95
12.73
P/S 1.43
ABB's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 1931 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. ABB: 1.43 )
ABB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.56
Current: 1.43

0.18
2.56
PFCF 23.60
ABB's PFCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.91 vs. ABB: 23.60 )
ABB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.48   Max: 78.88
Current: 23.6

7.48
78.88
EV-to-EBIT 14.00
ABB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1645 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. ABB: 14.00 )
ABB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 29.1
Current: 14

3.4
29.1
PEG 4.53
ABB's PEG is ranked lower than
58% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ABB: 4.53 )
ABB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 48.12
Current: 4.53

0.15
48.12
Shiller P/E 19.76
ABB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. ABB: 19.76 )
ABB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.49   Max: 196.67
Current: 19.76

11.49
196.67

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.76
ABB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
82% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ABB: 2.76 )
ABB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 5.86
Current: 2.76

0.72
5.86
Dividend Payout 0.58
ABB's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
60% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. ABB: 0.58 )
ABB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.58

0.12
0.59
Dividend growth (3y) 15.20
ABB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ABB: 15.20 )
ABB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 64.3
Current: 15.2

0
64.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.63
ABB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1454 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. ABB: 5.63 )
ABB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 11.79
Current: 5.63

1.45
11.79
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
ABB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 1184 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. ABB: -0.20 )
ABB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.1   Max: -28.9
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 12.73
ABB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
81% of the 1700 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ABB: 12.73 )
ABB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.31   Max: 30.38
Current: 12.73

4.31
30.38
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.39
ABB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
64% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ABB: 1.39 )
ABB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 4.62
Current: 1.39

0.99
4.62
Price/Median PS Value 1.12
ABB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1775 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ABB: 1.12 )
ABB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.12

0.12
1.79
Price/Graham Number 3.40
ABB's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 1423 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ABB: 3.40 )
ABB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 8.22
Current: 3.4

1.4
8.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
ABB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1744 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. ABB: 7.10 )
ABB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 29.2
Current: 7.1

3.4
29.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.73
ABB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. ABB: 8.73 )
ABB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 52.8
Current: 8.73

4.6
52.8

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:ABB.Sweden, ABBN.Switzerland, ABB U.Sweden, ABJ.Germany, ABJA.Germany, ABLZF.USA
ABB, Ltd., was incorporated in the State of Switzerland. The Company provides power and automation technologies. It offers products, systems, solutions and services that are designed to increase power grid reliability, boost industrial productivity and enhance energy efficiency. Its power business focuses on power transmission, distribution and power-plant automation, and support electric, gas and water utilities, as well as industrial and commercial customers. Its automation business serves industries with measurement, control, protection and process optimization applications. The Company manages its business based on a divisional structure, with five divisions: Power Products, Power Systems, Discrete Automation and Motion, Low Voltage Products and Process Automation. The Power Products division manufactures and sells high- and medium-voltage switchgear and apparatus, circuit breakers for all current and voltage levels, power and distribution transformers and sensors for electric, gas and water utilities and for industrial and commercial customers. The Power Systems division designs, installs and upgrades high-efficiency transmission and distribution systems and power plant automation and electrification solutions, including monitoring and control products, software and services and incorporating components manufactured by both the Company and by third parties. The Discrete Automation and Motion division manufactures and sells motors, generators, variable speed drives, rectifiers, excitation systems, robotics, programmable logic controllers, and related services for applications in factory automation, process industries, and utilities. The Low Voltage Products division manufactures products and systems that provide protection, control and measurement for electrical installations, as well as enclosures, switchboards, electronics and electromechanical devices for industrial machines, plants and related service. In addition the segment manufactures products for wiring and cable management, cable protection systems, power connection and safety. The segment also makes intelligent building control systems for home and building automation to improve comfort, energy efficiency and security. The Process Automation division develops and sells control and plant optimization systems, automation products and solutions, including instrumentation, as well as industry-specific application knowledge and services for the oil, gas and petrochemicals, metals and minerals, marine and turbocharging, pulp and paper, chemical and pharmaceuticals, and power industries. Its competitors include Siemens, Alstom, Schneider Electric, and General Electric. The Company's operations are subject to numerous governmental laws and regulations including those governing antitrust and competition, corruption, the environment, securities transactions and disclosures, import and export of products, currency conversions and repatriation, taxation of foreign earnings and

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