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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 0.92
ACFN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
84% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. ACFN: 0.92 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 203.76
Current: 0.92

0.12
203.76
Equity to Asset 0.49
ACFN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. ACFN: 0.49 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.4   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.49

-0.4
0.83
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -2.81
M-Score: -2.93
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -97.58
ACFN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.53 vs. ACFN: -97.58 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -142.28   Max: 15.64
Current: -97.58

-142.28
15.64
Net-margin (%) -91.73
ACFN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.79 vs. ACFN: -91.73 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -176.13   Max: 574.51
Current: -91.73

-176.13
574.51
ROE (%) -72.48
ACFN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 12.79 vs. ACFN: -72.48 )
ACFN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3418.38   Max: 97.26
Current: -72.48

-3418.38
97.26
ROA (%) -42.94
ACFN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. ACFN: -42.94 )
ACFN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -70.4   Max: 62.4
Current: -42.94

-70.4
62.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -195.74
ACFN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 22.79 vs. ACFN: -195.74 )
ACFN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -493.6   Max: 19.89
Current: -195.74

-493.6
19.89
Revenue Growth (%) 6.20
ACFN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 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 269 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 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
96% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 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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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ACFN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Columbia Wanger 1,489,962 sh (-29.78%)
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Q1 2014

ACFN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Columbia Wanger 587,255 sh (-60.59%)
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Q2 2014

ACFN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 243,436 sh (New)
George Soros 39,326 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
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Q3 2014

ACFN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 274,500 sh (+12.76%)
George Soros Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ACFN

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George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out $1.61 - $2.74 $ 0.87-57%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$1.4 - $3.39 $ 0.87-62%39326
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Ratios

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P/B 1.00
ACFN's P/B is ranked higher than
91% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. ACFN: 1.00 )
ACFN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 248.5
Current: 1

0.4
248.5
P/S 0.93
ACFN's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. ACFN: 0.93 )
ACFN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 13.78
Current: 0.93

0.26
13.78
EV-to-EBIT -1.07
ACFN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 15.27 vs. ACFN: -1.07 )
ACFN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -17.8   Max: -0.7
Current: -1.07

-17.8
-0.7
Current Ratio 1.53
ACFN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ACFN: 1.53 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 7.19
Current: 1.53

0.8
7.19
Quick Ratio 1.12
ACFN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ACFN: 1.12 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 7.01
Current: 1.12

0.65
7.01

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.00
ACFN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. ACFN: 1.00 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.17
Current: 1

0.42
2.17
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.00
ACFN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
72% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. ACFN: 1.00 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.17
Current: 1

0.42
2.17
Share Buyback Rate -8.30
ACFN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 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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Price/Tangible Book 1.67
ACFN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 10.00 vs. ACFN: 1.67 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 91.33
Current: 1.67

0.35
91.33
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
ACFN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ACFN: 0.30 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 4.17
Current: 0.3

0.04
4.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -93.50
ACFN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. ACFN: -93.50 )
ACFN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -93.5

Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
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Acorn Energy, Inc., is a holding company which provides technology driven solutions for energy infrastructure asset management. Each of its four businesses help their customers achieve greater productivity, reliability, security and efficiency. Through its majority or wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, it provides the following services and products: Oil and Gas Sensor Systems (formerly known as Energy and Security Sensor Systems). These products and services are provided by its US Seismic Systems, Inc. subsidiary ("USSI") which develops and produces "state of the art" fiber optic seismic sensing systems for enhancing the production of oil and gas from unconventional fields (requiring hydrofracking) and 4D seismic monitoring; Energy & Security Sonar Solutions. 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 GridSense 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 OmniMetrixTM, 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. USSI's competitor's include Stingray Geophysical Ltd. (Stingray), Weatherford International Ltd., and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS). The 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 (both based in the United Kingdom) and the Kongsberg group of companies (based in Norway)). The industry in which GridSense operates is characterized by intense competition from both large, established companies as well as smaller companies with specialized offerings. Such competitors include General Electric, Siemens, Qualitrol Company LLC, PowerSense and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. AquaShieldTM, AquaShield-ERTM and PointShieldTM are trademarks of DSIT Solutions Ltd. subsidiary. GridSense, HighVTM, GridInSiteTM, CableIQ, PowerMonicTM, BreakerIQ, LineIQ, TransformerIQ, DemandIQTM and DistributionIQ are trademarks of GridSense subsidiaries. LazerLok is a trademark of US Seismic Systems, Inc. subsidiary. OmniMetrixTM, SmartServiceTM, OmniViewTM, OmniLinkTM, and OmniScopeTM are trademarks of OmniMetrix, LLC subsidiary. The C
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Acorn Energy Inc. (ACFN) CEO John A Moore buys 2,800 Shares Dec 28 2010 
Acorn Energy Inc. (ACFN) CEO John A Moore buys 5,000 Shares Dec 28 2010 
Acorn Energy Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 10 2010 
Acorn Energy Inc. (ACFN) CEO John A Moore buys 8,065 Shares Sep 17 2010 
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