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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
AGX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. AGX: No Debt )
AGX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.42
AGX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. AGX: 0.42 )
AGX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.42

0.02
0.92
Interest Coverage No Debt
AGX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
92% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 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: 7
Z-Score: 3.10
M-Score: -3.76
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 21.89
AGX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. AGX: 21.89 )
AGX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -27.76   Max: 28.99
Current: 21.89

-27.76
28.99
Net-margin (%) 11.99
AGX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. AGX: 11.99 )
AGX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -33.42   Max: 17.64
Current: 11.99

-33.42
17.64
ROE (%) 21.33
AGX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.33 vs. AGX: 21.33 )
AGX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -67.62   Max: 29
Current: 21.33

-67.62
29
ROA (%) 10.54
AGX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. AGX: 10.54 )
AGX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -39.16   Max: 16.46
Current: 10.54

-39.16
16.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1463.25
AGX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. AGX: 1463.25 )
AGX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -137.54   Max: 1126.18
Current: 1463.25

-137.54
1126.18
Revenue Growth (%) 5.80
AGX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. AGX: 5.80 )
AGX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.9   Max: 41.2
Current: 5.8

-32.9
41.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 51.80
AGX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. AGX: 51.80 )
AGX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -73.4   Max: 202.4
Current: 51.8

-73.4
202.4
EPS Growth (%) 56.20
AGX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. AGX: 56.20 )
AGX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -42   Max: 90.4
Current: 56.2

-42
90.4
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

AGX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 291,900 sh (+11.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 35,772 sh (-50.71%)
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Q2 2014

AGX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 385,600 sh (+32.1%)
Joel Greenblatt 19,834 sh (-44.55%)
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Q3 2014

AGX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 565,100 sh (+46.55%)
Joel Greenblatt 24,208 sh (+22.05%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AGX

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 22.05%$33.85 - $40.47 $ 34.09-7%24208
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -44.55%0.01%$26.77 - $36.88 $ 34.0914%19834
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -50.71%0.02%$27.02 - $30.6 $ 34.0919%35772
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 90.54%0.02%$14.91 - $19.39 $ 34.0995%62869
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.03%$16.57 - $19.41 $ 34.0990%32995
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.00
AGX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. AGX: 15.00 )
AGX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.89   Max: 482.76
Current: 15

6.89
482.76
P/B 2.90
AGX's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. AGX: 2.90 )
AGX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 3.54
Current: 2.9

0.41
3.54
P/S 1.80
AGX's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. AGX: 1.80 )
AGX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 2.3
Current: 1.8

0.22
2.3
PFCF 2.60
AGX's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AGX: 2.60 )
AGX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 189.29
Current: 2.6

1.77
189.29
EV-to-EBIT 2.53
AGX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
97% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.07 vs. AGX: 2.53 )
AGX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -48   Max: 166.2
Current: 2.53

-48
166.2
PEG 0.30
AGX's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AGX: 0.30 )
AGX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 3.88
Current: 0.3

0.26
3.88
Shiller P/E 25.80
AGX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 35.33 vs. AGX: 25.80 )
AGX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.9   Max: 43.59
Current: 25.8

16.9
43.59
Current Ratio 1.67
AGX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. AGX: 1.67 )
AGX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 12.23
Current: 1.67

0.73
12.23
Quick Ratio 1.67
AGX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. AGX: 1.67 )
AGX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 10.59
Current: 1.67

0.27
10.59

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 4.50
AGX's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
98% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AGX: 4.50 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 38.36
Current: 4.5

0.37
38.36
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.70
AGX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AGX: 3.70 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 7.89
Current: 3.7

0.3
7.89
Price/Tangible Book 3.20
AGX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. AGX: 3.20 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 235
Current: 3.2

0.24
235
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
AGX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. AGX: 0.90 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 5.04
Current: 0.9

0.27
5.04
Price/Median PS Value 2.20
AGX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. AGX: 2.20 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.08
Current: 2.2

0.31
4.08
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
AGX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AGX: 0.60 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 19.84
Current: 0.6

0.37
19.84
Price/Graham Number 1.30
AGX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. AGX: 1.30 )
AGX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 11.06
Current: 1.3

0.4
11.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 39.50
AGX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1130 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. AGX: 39.50 )
AGX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 3442.4
Current: 39.5

0.6
3442.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 51.07
AGX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
98% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. AGX: 51.07 )
AGX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -25.4   Max: 52.1
Current: 51.07

-25.4
52.1

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Argan Inc was organized as a Delaware corporation in May 1961. The Company conducts operations through its wholly-owned subsidiaries Gemma Power Systems, LLC and affiliates and Southern Maryland Cable, Inc. Through GPS, the Company provides engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations management, maintenance and consulting services to the power generation and renewable energy markets for customers including public utilities and independent power project owners. The combination of GPS and its consolidated joint ventures and variable interest entities represents its power industry services business segment. Through SMC, the services of the telecommunications infrastructure services segment include project management, construction, installation and maintenance provided to commercial, local government and federal government customers mainly in the mid-Atlantic region. Its competitors include 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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