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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
AGX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. AGX: No Debt )
AGX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.56
AGX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. AGX: 0.56 )
AGX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.56

0.02
0.88
Interest Coverage No Debt
AGX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 10.31 vs. AGX: No Debt )
AGX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

0.51
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.46
M-Score: -2.44
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.84
AGX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. AGX: 12.84 )
AGX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -27.76   Max: 13.29
Current: 12.84

-27.76
13.29
Net-margin (%) 8.35
AGX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. AGX: 8.35 )
AGX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -33.42   Max: 10.19
Current: 8.35

-33.42
10.19
ROE (%) 19.24
AGX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.25 vs. AGX: 19.24 )
AGX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -81.36   Max: 82.92
Current: 19.24

-81.36
82.92
ROA (%) 9.91
AGX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. AGX: 9.91 )
AGX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -40.25   Max: 22.67
Current: 9.91

-40.25
22.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 377.96
AGX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 16.81 vs. AGX: 377.96 )
AGX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -146.06   Max: 1226.77
Current: 377.96

-146.06
1226.77
Revenue Growth (%) 7.60
AGX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. AGX: 7.60 )
AGX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 41.2
Current: 7.6

0
41.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 36.90
AGX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. AGX: 36.90 )
AGX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -74.9   Max: 202.4
Current: 36.9

-74.9
202.4
EPS Growth (%) 40.70
AGX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. AGX: 40.70 )
AGX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -42   Max: 90.4
Current: 40.7

-42
90.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AGX Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Joel Greenblatt 62,869 sh (+90.54%)
Jim Simons 305,000 sh (+14.62%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q2 2013

AGX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 321,900 sh (+5.54%)
Joel Greenblatt 64,267 sh (+2.22%)
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Q3 2013

AGX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 65,170 sh (+1.41%)
Jim Simons 293,300 sh (-8.88%)
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Q4 2013

AGX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 72,580 sh (+11.37%)
Jim Simons 261,400 sh (-10.88%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AGX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 90.54%0.02%$14.91 - $19.39 $ 27.0955%62869
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.03%$16.57 - $19.41 $ 27.0951%32995
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 10.30
AGX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. AGX: 10.30 )
AGX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.89   Max: 482.76
Current: 10.3

6.89
482.76
P/B 2.60
AGX's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. AGX: 2.60 )
AGX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 3.54
Current: 2.6

0.41
3.54
P/S 1.72
AGX's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. AGX: 1.72 )
AGX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 27.35
Current: 1.72

0.22
27.35
PFCF 28.30
AGX's PFCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.14 vs. AGX: 28.30 )
AGX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 189.29
Current: 28.3

1.77
189.29
EV-to-EBIT 3.10
AGX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 12.61 vs. AGX: 3.10 )
AGX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 166.2
Current: 3.1

0.1
166.2
PEG 1.00
AGX's PEG is ranked higher than
70% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AGX: 1.00 )
AGX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 3.73
Current: 1

0.41
3.73
Shiller P/E 25.00
AGX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
51% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.04 vs. AGX: 25.00 )
AGX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.9   Max: 43.59
Current: 25

16.9
43.59

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 4.20
AGX's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
76% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. AGX: 4.20 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 38.36
Current: 4.2

0.37
38.36
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.40
AGX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. AGX: 3.40 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 7.89
Current: 3.4

0.3
7.89
Price/Tangible Book 3.00
AGX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AGX: 3.00 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 235
Current: 3

0.24
235
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
AGX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
67% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AGX: 1.10 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 5.17
Current: 1.1

0.27
5.17
Price/Median PS Value 2.10
AGX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AGX: 2.10 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 33
Current: 2.1

0.31
33
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.50
AGX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. AGX: 0.50 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 19.84
Current: 0.5

0.42
19.84
Price/Graham Number 1.10
AGX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AGX: 1.10 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 11.06
Current: 1.1

0.34
11.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 32.50
AGX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. AGX: 32.50 )
AGX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1762
Current: 32.5

0.6
1762
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.61
AGX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.63 vs. AGX: 25.61 )
AGX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23.5   Max: 28.5
Current: 25.61

-23.5
28.5

Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction
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Argan, Inc. was organized as a Delaware corporation in May 1961. It conducts operations through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Gemma Power Systems, LLC and affiliates (GPS) and Southern Maryland Cable, Inc. (SMC). Each of these subsidiaries represents a separate reportable segment namely power industry services and telecommunications infrastructure services, respectively. Through GPS, it provides a development, consulting, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance services to the power generation and renewable energy markets for customers including public utilities, independent power project owners, municipalities, public institutions and private industry. Through SMC, it provides telecommunications infrastructure services including project management, construction and maintenance to the federal government, telecommunications and broadband service providers as well as electric utilities. Its competitors are SNC-Lavalin Group, Inc., CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd., Shaw Group Inc., Skanska AB and John Wood Group PLC. The Company's operations are subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations including: licensing for contractors; building codes; permitting and inspection requirements applicable to construction projects; regulations relating to worker safety and environmental protection; and special bidding, procurement and security clearance requirements on government projects.

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