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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.19
ACU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 1685 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. ACU: 0.19 )
ACU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.19

0
1.32
Equity to Asset 0.46
ACU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 1678 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. ACU: 0.46 )
ACU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.46

0.16
0.65
Interest Coverage 11.71
ACU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.77 vs. ACU: 11.71 )
ACU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 34.97
Current: 11.71

0.55
34.97
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.51
M-Score: -1.61
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.79
ACU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1691 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. ACU: 6.79 )
ACU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -14.37   Max: 12.66
Current: 6.79

-14.37
12.66
Net-margin (%) 4.45
ACU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. ACU: 4.45 )
ACU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -16.67   Max: 7.46
Current: 4.45

-16.67
7.46
ROE (%) 12.74
ACU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.66 vs. ACU: 12.74 )
ACU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -63.04   Max: 36.21
Current: 12.74

-63.04
36.21
ROA (%) 6.19
ACU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. ACU: 6.19 )
ACU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.78   Max: 15.16
Current: 6.19

-21.78
15.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.33
ACU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1694 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. ACU: 15.33 )
ACU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -56.6   Max: 40.25
Current: 15.33

-56.6
40.25
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.30
ACU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ACU: 11.30 )
ACU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.3   Max: 16.4
Current: 11.3

-32.3
16.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 19.60
ACU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ACU: 19.60 )
ACU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28.3   Max: 116.2
Current: 19.6

-28.3
116.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.60
ACU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. ACU: 14.60 )
ACU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -65.2   Max: 60.1
Current: 14.6

-65.2
60.1
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 13.70
ACU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 24.50 vs. ACU: 13.70 )
ACU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.04   Max: 22.07
Current: 13.7

5.04
22.07
P/B 1.50
ACU's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. ACU: 1.50 )
ACU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 5.01
Current: 1.5

0.94
5.01
P/S 0.61
ACU's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ACU: 0.61 )
ACU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.63
Current: 0.61

0.33
1.63
PFCF 32.41
ACU's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 53.00 vs. ACU: 32.41 )
ACU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 242.2
Current: 32.41

3.67
242.2
EV-to-EBIT 11.94
ACU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.09 vs. ACU: 11.94 )
ACU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 15.2
Current: 11.94

4.1
15.2
PEG 0.88
ACU's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ACU: 0.88 )
ACU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 5.13
Current: 0.88

0.29
5.13
Shiller P/E 16.75
ACU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 54.72 vs. ACU: 16.75 )
ACU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.82   Max: 43.29
Current: 16.75

6.82
43.29
Current Ratio 4.31
ACU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1697 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ACU: 4.31 )
ACU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 7.39
Current: 4.31

1.02
7.39
Quick Ratio 2.16
ACU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1697 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. ACU: 2.16 )
ACU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.36
Current: 2.16

0.46
3.36

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.82
ACU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. ACU: 1.82 )
ACU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.96
Current: 1.82

0.23
2.96
Dividend Payout 0.25
ACU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. ACU: 0.25 )
ACU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 5
Current: 0.25

0.07
5
Dividend growth (3y) 12.10
ACU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. ACU: 12.10 )
ACU' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 38.7
Current: 12.1

0
38.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.14
ACU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ACU: 3.14 )
ACU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 5.17
Current: 3.14

0.4
5.17
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
ACU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. ACU: -0.90 )
ACU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.9   Max: -26
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.35
ACU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. ACU: 2.35 )
ACU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 10.34
Current: 2.35

0.47
10.34
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.31
ACU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. ACU: 1.31 )
ACU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 8.55
Current: 1.31

0.7
8.55
Price/Median PS Value 1.04
ACU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ACU: 1.04 )
ACU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.04

0.18
2.59
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.86
ACU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ACU: 0.86 )
ACU' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.61
Current: 0.86

0.35
2.61
Price/Graham Number 1.15
ACU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. ACU: 1.15 )
ACU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 9.52
Current: 1.15

0.19
9.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.40
ACU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1665 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. ACU: 8.40 )
ACU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 24.5
Current: 8.4

6.6
24.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.61
ACU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1094 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. ACU: 15.61 )
ACU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9.9   Max: 45.6
Current: 15.61

-9.9
45.6

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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