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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
ACU's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
86% of the 1386 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. ACU: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ACU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.19 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.07
0
1.32
Equity to Asset 0.50
ACU's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. ACU: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ACU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.5
0.16
0.65
Interest Coverage 15.09
ACU's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
58% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 28.34 vs. ACU: 15.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ACU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 10.76 Max: 34.97
Current: 15.09
0.55
34.97
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.94
M-Score: -2.28
WACC vs ROIC
5.39%
8.75%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.85
ACU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1389 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. ACU: 6.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ACU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -14.37  Med: 6.46 Max: 12.66
Current: 6.85
-14.37
12.66
Net-margin (%) 4.38
ACU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. ACU: 4.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ACU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -16.67  Med: 4.14 Max: 7.46
Current: 4.38
-16.67
7.46
ROE (%) 12.72
ACU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1368 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. ACU: 12.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ACU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -38.75  Med: 12.87 Max: 36.21
Current: 12.72
-38.75
36.21
ROA (%) 6.18
ACU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1409 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. ACU: 6.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ACU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.64  Med: 6.20 Max: 15.16
Current: 6.18
-9.64
15.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.30
ACU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1398 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. ACU: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ACU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -17.14  Med: 14.86 Max: 40.31
Current: 15.3
-17.14
40.31
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.70
ACU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. ACU: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.1  Med: 7.50 Max: 16.4
Current: 8.7
-12.1
16.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 13.60
ACU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. ACU: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.5  Med: 13.60 Max: 116.2
Current: 13.6
-15.5
116.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.30
ACU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. ACU: 14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -65.2  Med: 9.30 Max: 60.1
Current: 14.3
-65.2
60.1
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.12
ACU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. ACU: 13.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ACU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.04  Med: 12.36 Max: 22.07
Current: 13.12
5.04
22.07
Forward P/E 10.86
ACU's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. ACU: 10.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.30
ACU's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. ACU: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ACU' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.05  Med: 12.29 Max: 22.01
Current: 13.3
5.05
22.01
P/B 1.51
ACU's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. ACU: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ACU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.43 Max: 5.01
Current: 1.51
0.94
5.01
P/S 0.59
ACU's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. ACU: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ACU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.59 Max: 1.63
Current: 0.59
0.33
1.63
PFCF 10.98
ACU's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.48 vs. ACU: 10.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ACU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.67  Med: 22.60 Max: 242.2
Current: 10.98
3.67
242.2
POCF 7.09
ACU's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.39 vs. ACU: 7.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ACU' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.35  Med: 14.38 Max: 215.14
Current: 7.09
3.35
215.14
EV-to-EBIT 11.61
ACU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.96 vs. ACU: 11.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ACU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1  Med: 10.40 Max: 15.2
Current: 11.61
4.1
15.2
PEG 0.87
ACU's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. ACU: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ACU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.70 Max: 5.13
Current: 0.87
0.29
5.13
Shiller P/E 16.31
ACU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 22.79 vs. ACU: 16.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ACU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.82  Med: 14.54 Max: 43.29
Current: 16.31
6.82
43.29
Current Ratio 4.96
ACU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1251 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. ACU: 4.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ACU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.02  Med: 2.94 Max: 7.39
Current: 4.96
1.02
7.39
Quick Ratio 1.83
ACU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. ACU: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ACU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.49 Max: 3.36
Current: 1.83
0.46
3.36
Days Inventory 165.08
ACU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
88% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 63.73 vs. ACU: 165.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ACU' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 124.11  Med: 172.21 Max: 211.55
Current: 165.08
124.11
211.55
Days Sales Outstanding 55.03
ACU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 38.58 vs. ACU: 55.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ACU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 56.11  Med: 70.29 Max: 82.35
Current: 55.03
56.11
82.35

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.96
ACU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 1539 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. ACU: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ACU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.91 Max: 2.96
Current: 1.96
0.33
2.96
Dividend Payout 0.26
ACU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. ACU: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ACU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.23 Max: 5
Current: 0.26
0.07
5
Dividend growth (3y) 9.40
ACU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ACU: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ACU' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 38.7
Current: 9.4
0
38.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.35
ACU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. ACU: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ACU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 3.26 Max: 5.06
Current: 3.35
0.56
5.06
Share Buyback Rate -4.40
ACU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
73% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. ACU: -4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ACU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.9  Med: -0.50 Max: -4.4
Current: -4.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.38
ACU's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. ACU: 3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
ACU' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.51  Med: 2.40 Max: 6.55
Current: 3.38
1.51
6.55
Price/Tangible Book 2.31
ACU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. ACU: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ACU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.62 Max: 4.73
Current: 2.31
0.59
4.73
Price/Projected FCF 1.27
ACU's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. ACU: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ACU' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.60 Max: 8.55
Current: 1.27
0.7
8.55
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.39
ACU's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
56% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. ACU: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
ACU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ACU: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ACU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.82 Max: 2.59
Current: 0.99
0.18
2.59
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.79
ACU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. ACU: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ACU' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.72 Max: 2.61
Current: 0.79
0.35
2.61
Price/Graham Number 1.12
ACU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. ACU: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ACU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.96 Max: 6.36
Current: 1.12
0.22
6.36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.68
ACU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1382 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. ACU: 8.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ACU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.6  Med: 9.60 Max: 24.5
Current: 8.68
6.6
24.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 17.46
ACU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. ACU: 17.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ACU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -9.9  Med: 13.00 Max: 48.7
Current: 17.46
-9.9
48.7

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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Acme United Corp was organized as a partnership in 1867 and incorporated in 1882 under the laws of the State of Connecticut. The Company is a worldwide supplier of innovative cutting, measuring and first aid products to the school, home, office, hardware, sporting goods and industrial markets. The Company's operations are in the United States, Canada, Europe (located in Germany) and Asia (located in Hong Kong and China). The operations in the United States, Canada and Europe are primarily involved in product development, marketing, sales, administrative and distribution activities. The operations in Asia consist of sourcing, product development, production planning, quality control and sales activities. The Company has grouped its operations into three reportable segments based on the Company's geographical organization and structure: United States (which includes its Asian operations); Canada and Europe. Its main products across all segments are scissors, shears, knives, rulers, pencil sharpeners, first aid kits, and related products which are sold primarily to wholesale, contract and retail stationery distributors, office supply super stores, mass market retailers, industrial distributors, school supply distributors, drug store retailers, sporting goods stores, hardware chains and wholesale florists. The Company markets and sells five main brands: Westcott, Clauss, Camillus, PhysiciansCare and Pac-Kit. The Company competes with many companies in each market and geographic area. The major competitor in the cutting category is Fiskars Corporation. The major competitor in the measuring category is Maped. The major competitor in the safety category is Johnson and Johnson. The Company is subject to national, state, provincial and/or local environmental laws and regulations that impose limitations and prohibitions on the discharge and emission of, and establish standards for the use, disposal and management of, certain materials and waste.
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