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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 0.79
ABB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 2035 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. ABB: 0.79 )
ABB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.41   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.79

Equity to Asset 0.38
ABB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. ABB: 0.38 )
ABB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.38

0.03
0.42
Interest Coverage 11.25
ABB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 1336 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 31.40 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: 5
Z-Score: 3.06
M-Score: -2.71
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 9.71
ABB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. ABB: 9.71 )
ABB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 13.68
Current: 9.71

1.43
13.68
Net-margin (%) 5.99
ABB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. ABB: 5.99 )
ABB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.21   Max: 12.87
Current: 5.99

-4.21
12.87
ROE (%) 13.49
ABB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2023 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. ABB: 13.49 )
ABB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -49.85   Max: 43.26
Current: 13.49

-49.85
43.26
ROA (%) 5.14
ABB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2054 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. ABB: 5.14 )
ABB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.46   Max: 13.02
Current: 5.14

-2.46
13.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 37.90
ABB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2053 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. ABB: 37.90 )
ABB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.92   Max: 103.06
Current: 37.9

6.92
103.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.70
ABB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1807 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. ABB: 6.70 )
ABB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.1   Max: 53.6
Current: 6.7

-23.1
53.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.70
ABB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1582 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. ABB: 4.70 )
ABB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.5   Max: 26.2
Current: 4.7

-37.5
26.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 0.70
ABB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1417 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. ABB: 0.70 )
ABB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -70.6   Max: 220.9
Current: 0.7

-70.6
220.9
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Financials


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Guru Trades

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

John Burbank 11,783 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 534,319 sh (+50%)
David Dreman 247,236 sh (+30.06%)
James Barrow 2,005,950 sh (+4.52%)
Robert Olstein 256,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 51,800 sh (-7.17%)
Ken Fisher 8,127 sh (-28.35%)
Jim Simons 788,600 sh (-49.44%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 235,827 sh (-65.21%)
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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
Ken Fisher Sold Out
John Burbank 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ABB

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.36%$22.27 - $24.01 $ 21.6-6%0
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Reduce -55.08%0.5%$22.8 - $26.26 $ 21.6-11%115000
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$22.8 - $26.26 $ 21.6-11%0
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 Sold Out $22.8 - $26.26 $ 21.6-11%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 30.06%0.11%$24.31 - $27.09 $ 21.6-15%247236
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$24.31 - $27.09 $ 21.6-15%11783
Chris Davis 2014-03-31 Sold Out $24.31 - $27.09 $ 21.6-15%0
Ken Fisher 2014-03-31 Reduce -28.35%$24.31 - $27.09 $ 21.6-15%8127
Robert Olstein 2013-12-31 Reduce -21.47%0.26%$22.77 - $26.44 $ 21.6-13%256000
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -29.33%0.17%$22.77 - $26.44 $ 21.6-13%190087
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 22.00
ABB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. ABB: 22.00 )
ABB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.45   Max: 395.31
Current: 22

5.45
395.31
P/B 3.01
ABB's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. ABB: 3.01 )
ABB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 7.79
Current: 3.01

2.1
7.79
P/S 1.33
ABB's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. ABB: 1.33 )
ABB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 2.42
Current: 1.33

0.28
2.42
PFCF 17.56
ABB's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 43.12 vs. ABB: 17.56 )
ABB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.75   Max: 88.33
Current: 17.56

7.75
88.33
EV-to-EBIT 14.08
ABB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.14 vs. ABB: 14.08 )
ABB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4   Max: 22.2
Current: 14.08

4
22.2
PEG 18.33
ABB's PEG is ranked higher than
77% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ABB: 18.33 )
ABB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 62.63
Current: 18.33

0.18
62.63
Shiller P/E 17.80
ABB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 69.38 vs. ABB: 17.80 )
ABB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.58   Max: 237.14
Current: 17.8

10.58
237.14
Current Ratio 1.58
ABB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 2044 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. ABB: 1.58 )
ABB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.58

1
1.77
Quick Ratio 1.21
ABB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 2044 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. ABB: 1.21 )
ABB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 1.44
Current: 1.21

0.84
1.44

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.60
ABB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
88% of the 1551 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. ABB: 3.60 )
ABB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 6.91
Current: 3.6

0.47
6.91
Dividend Payout 0.72
ABB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
60% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. ABB: 0.72 )
ABB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 2.47
Current: 0.72

0.58
2.47
Dividend growth (3y) 10.90
ABB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ABB: 10.90 )
ABB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 57
Current: 10.9

0
57
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.93
ABB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ABB: 5.93 )
ABB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 11.38
Current: 5.93

0.77
11.38
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
ABB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. ABB: -0.20 )
ABB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 41.5   Max: -28.9
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 12.29
ABB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. ABB: 12.29 )
ABB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.85   Max: 105
Current: 12.29

3.85
105
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.28
ABB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. ABB: 1.28 )
ABB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 4.55
Current: 1.28

0.94
4.55
Price/Median PS Value 1.04
ABB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. ABB: 1.04 )
ABB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.69
Current: 1.04

0.09
1.69
Price/Graham Number 3.37
ABB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. ABB: 3.37 )
ABB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 10.77
Current: 3.37

1.29
10.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
ABB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. ABB: 7.10 )
ABB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 24.9
Current: 7.1

4.5
24.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.76
ABB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. ABB: 5.76 )
ABB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 41.7
Current: 5.76

0.3
41.7

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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Traded in other countries:0NX2.UK, ABB.Sweden, ABBN.Switzerland, ABB U.Sweden, ABJ.Germany, ABJA.Germany, ABLZF.USA, ABBNE.Switzerland, ABB N.Mexico,
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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