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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 No Debt
ALOT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
94% of the 2544 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. ALOT: No Debt )
ALOT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.41   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.87
ALOT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 2511 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. ALOT: 0.87 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.87

0.73
0.87
Interest Coverage No Debt
ALOT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 1460 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 97.77 vs. ALOT: No Debt )
ALOT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.36   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

7.36
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 8.80
M-Score: -1.24
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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.23
ALOT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2407 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. ALOT: 2.23 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.84   Max: 13.34
Current: 2.23

-2.84
13.34
Net-margin (%) 4.68
ALOT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2409 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. ALOT: 4.68 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.83   Max: 17.59
Current: 4.68

-3.83
17.59
ROE (%) 4.82
ALOT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 2378 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. ALOT: 4.82 )
ALOT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.47   Max: 16.87
Current: 4.82

-6.47
16.87
ROA (%) 4.12
ALOT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2414 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. ALOT: 4.12 )
ALOT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.35   Max: 13.47
Current: 4.12

-5.35
13.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.30
ALOT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 2406 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. ALOT: 4.30 )
ALOT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.41   Max: 34.51
Current: 4.3

-7.41
34.51
Revenue Growth (%) -2.10
ALOT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1829 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ALOT: -2.10 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.4   Max: 8.8
Current: -2.1

-5.4
8.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -13.90
ALOT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ALOT: -13.90 )
ALOT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 32.1
Current: -13.9

0
32.1
EPS Growth (%) -17.00
ALOT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. ALOT: -17.00 )
ALOT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -37   Max: 112.5
Current: -17

-37
112.5
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

ALOT Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Rogers 668,442 sh (+43.57%)
Jim Simons 92,650 sh (+12.1%)
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Q3 2013

ALOT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Rogers 755,379 sh (+13.01%)
Jim Simons 97,450 sh (+5.18%)
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Q4 2013

ALOT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Rogers 916,509 sh (+21.33%)
Jim Simons 104,550 sh (+7.29%)
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Q1 2014

ALOT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 108,650 sh (+3.92%)
John Rogers 925,538 sh (+0.99%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.60
ALOT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 31.90 vs. ALOT: 22.60 )
ALOT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.64   Max: 88.87
Current: 22.6

6.64
88.87
P/B 1.50
ALOT's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. ALOT: 1.50 )
ALOT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.66
Current: 1.5

0.69
2.66
P/S 1.50
ALOT's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ALOT: 1.50 )
ALOT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.61
Current: 1.5

0.51
1.61
EV-to-EBIT 19.20
ALOT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 2659 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 23.82 vs. ALOT: 19.20 )
ALOT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 203.5
Current: 19.2

3.2
203.5
PEG 2.40
ALOT's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALOT: 2.40 )
ALOT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 24.38
Current: 2.4

0.16
24.38
Shiller P/E 23.40
ALOT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALOT: 23.40 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.32   Max: 344.38
Current: 23.4

9.32
344.38
Current Ratio 7.35
ALOT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 2532 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. ALOT: 7.35 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.08   Max: 7.58
Current: 7.35

3.08
7.58
Quick Ratio 5.54
ALOT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 2532 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. ALOT: 5.54 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.05   Max: 5.98
Current: 5.54

2.05
5.98

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.00
ALOT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 1660 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. ALOT: 2.00 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 4.74
Current: 2

0.84
4.74
Dividend Payout 0.78
ALOT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 2659 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALOT: 0.78 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 4.14
Current: 0.78

0.07
4.14
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.33
ALOT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1696 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ALOT: 2.33 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 5.52
Current: 2.33

0.98
5.52
Share Buyback Rate -1.00
ALOT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 1325 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. ALOT: -1.00 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.7   Max: -7.3
Current: -1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 5.70
ALOT's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
94% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALOT: 5.70 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 600
Current: 5.7

3.14
600
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.90
ALOT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALOT: 2.90 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 13.88
Current: 2.9

1.28
13.88
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
ALOT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. ALOT: 1.60 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.57
Current: 1.6

0.53
2.57
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
ALOT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALOT: 1.60 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.6

0.39
2.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
ALOT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ALOT: 1.40 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.4

0.3
1.7
Price/Graham Number 1.60
ALOT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. ALOT: 1.60 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.9
Current: 1.6

0.8
2.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
ALOT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 2169 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. ALOT: 5.20 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 31
Current: 5.2

0.5
31
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -9.93
ALOT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1567 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. ALOT: -9.93 )
ALOT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.7   Max: 79.7
Current: -9.93

-19.7
79.7

Business Description

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Astro-Med, Inc.is incorporated in Rhode Island. It designs, develops, manufactures and distributes specialty printers and data acquisition and analysis systems, including both hardware and software, which incorporate advanced technologies in order to acquire, store, analyze, and present data in multiple formats. Target markets for hardware and software products of the Company include aerospace, apparel, automotive, avionics, chemicals, computer peripherals, communications, distribution, food and beverage, general manufacturing, life sciences, packaging and transportation. The Company operates its business through two operating segments, Astro-Med Test & Measurement, QuickLabel Systems. Test and Measurement Product Group (T&M) offers a suite of Ruggedized Printer products designed for military and commercial applications to be used in the avionics industry to print weather maps, communications and other critical flight information. T&M also comprises a suite of telemetry recorder products sold to the aerospace and defense industries, as well as portable data acquisition recorders, which offer diagnostic and test functions to a wide range of manufacturers including automotive, energy, paper and steel fabrication. QuickLabel Systems Product Group offers label printer hardware, labeling software, servicing contracts, and label and ink consumable products that digitally print color labels on a broad range of label and tag substrates. It competes in markets including specialty printing systems and data acquisition and analysis. The Company's operations are subject to laws, rules, regulations, including environmental regulations, government policies and other requirements in each of the jurisdictions in which it conducts business.
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