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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 7.64
ACFN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. ACFN: 7.64 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 175.46
Current: 7.64

0.12
175.46
Equity to Asset 0.64
ACFN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 2478 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. ACFN: 0.64 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.06   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.64

-0.06
0.82
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -0.54
M-Score: -3.72
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 : 1/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -142.28
ACFN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 2464 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. ACFN: -142.28 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -142.28   Max: 15.64
Current: -142.28

-142.28
15.64
Net-margin (%) -136.58
ACFN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. ACFN: -136.58 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -176.13   Max: 574.51
Current: -136.58

-176.13
574.51
ROE (%) -91.71
ACFN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 2428 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. ACFN: -91.71 )
ACFN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -196.31   Max: 50.84
Current: -91.71

-196.31
50.84
ROA (%) -58.31
ACFN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 2466 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. ACFN: -58.31 )
ACFN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -84.54   Max: 41.27
Current: -58.31

-84.54
41.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -335.37
ACFN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 2460 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. ACFN: -335.37 )
ACFN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -815.28   Max: 35.26
Current: -335.37

-815.28
35.26
Revenue Growth (%) 6.20
ACFN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. ACFN: 6.20 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -88.9   Max: 685.5
Current: 6.2

-88.9
685.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 54.50
ACFN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ACFN: 54.50 )
ACFN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.3   Max: 77.9
Current: 54.5

-38.3
77.9
EPS Growth (%) 48.40
ACFN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. ACFN: 48.40 )
ACFN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.8   Max: 84.3
Current: 48.4

-34.8
84.3
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Q1 2013

ACFN Guru Trades in Q1 2013

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 2.10
ACFN's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 2370 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. ACFN: 2.10 )
ACFN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 248.5
Current: 2.1

0.4
248.5
P/S 2.38
ACFN's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 2534 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. ACFN: 2.38 )
ACFN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 13.78
Current: 2.38

0.26
13.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.10
ACFN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. ACFN: 1.10 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.1

0.42
2.17
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.10
ACFN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1644 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. ACFN: 1.10 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.1

0.42
2.17
Share Buyback Rate -8.30
ACFN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
51% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. ACFN: -8.30 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 89.9   Max: -919.7
Current: -8.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Current Asset Value 11.00
ACFN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. ACFN: 11.00 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 21.88
Current: 11

2.31
21.88
Price/Tangible Book 2.50
ACFN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 2297 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ACFN: 2.50 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 20.38
Current: 2.5

0.5
20.38
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
ACFN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 2361 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ACFN: 0.70 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 3.71
Current: 0.7

0.04
3.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2236.90
ACFN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
100% of the 2081 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. ACFN: 2236.90 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 2236.9
Current: 2236.9

4.5
2236.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -24.02
ACFN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. ACFN: -24.02 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -148.4   Max: 16
Current: -24.02

-148.4
16

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Computer Systems
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Traded in other countries:DS1.Germany
Acorn Energy, Inc., is a holding company which provides digital solutions for energy infrastructure asset management. Each of its four businesses help their customers achieve greater productivity, reliability, security and efficiency-factors which can lead to greater profitability. Specifically, DSIT provides security solutions from underwater threats to marine based energy assets; GridSense provides monitoring for all critical points along the electricity delivery system; OmniMetrix remotely monitors emergency back-up power generation systems to increase their reliability; and USSI supplies fiber optic sensing solutions to increase oil and gas production and lower costs. Through its majority or wholly-owned operating subsidiaries it provides: Energy & Security Sonar Solutions, Smart Grid Distribution Automation, Power Generation (PG) Monitoring, and Energy and Security Sensor Systems. It provides sonar and acoustic related solutions for energy, defense and commercial markets with a focus on underwater site security for strategic energy installations and other advanced acoustic systems and real-time embedded hardware and software development and production through its DSIT Solutions Ltd. ('DSIT') subsidiary. Smart Grid Distribution Automation: These products and services are provided by its GridSenseTM subsidiaries (GridSense Inc. in the United States and GridSense Pty Ltd. and CHK GridSense Pty Ltd. in Australia - collectively 'GridSense') which develop, market, and sell remote monitoring and control systems to electric utilities and industrial facilities worldwide. Power Generation (PG) Monitoring: These products and services are provided by its OmniMetrix, LLC ('OmniMetrix') subsidiary, acquired in February 2012. OmniMetrix's PG products and services deliver critical, real-time machine information to customers and provide remote diagnostics that give users real-time visibility of their equipment. Energy and Security Sensor Systems: These products and services are provided by its US Seismic Systems, Inc. subsidiary which develops and produces 'state of the art' fiber optic sensing systems for the energy, commercial security and defense markets worldwide. Its Energy & Security Sonar Solutions segment faces competition from several competitors, large and small, operating in worldwide markets such as Sonardyne International Ltd. and Atlas Elektronik and the Kongsberg group of companies. The Company is subject to U.S. Federal and state income tax, Australian income tax and Israeli income tax.

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