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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 17.25
AMSC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 2263 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. AMSC: 17.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AMSC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 17.25
Equity to Asset 0.58
AMSC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 2232 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. AMSC: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AMSC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.79 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.58
0.52
0.97
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -10.43
M-Score: -3.90
WACC vs ROIC
15.69%
-51.63%
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -25.73
AMSC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 2243 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. AMSC: -25.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AMSC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -178.25  Med: -55.68 Max: 12.24
Current: -25.73
-178.25
12.24
Net-margin (%) -27.52
AMSC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 2245 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. AMSC: -27.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AMSC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -178.76  Med: -65.73 Max: 5.14
Current: -27.52
-178.76
5.14
ROE (%) -31.98
AMSC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 2211 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.35 vs. AMSC: -31.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AMSC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -64.93  Med: -38.81 Max: 6.46
Current: -31.98
-64.93
6.46
ROA (%) -19.10
AMSC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 2268 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. AMSC: -19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AMSC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.28  Med: -27.06 Max: 4.58
Current: -19.1
-44.28
4.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -44.12
AMSC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 2261 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.94 vs. AMSC: -44.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AMSC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -207.27  Med: -59.67 Max: 53.15
Current: -44.12
-207.27
53.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -23.80
AMSC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1994 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AMSC: -23.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AMSC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.6  Med: -1.7 Max: 64.4
Current: -23.8
-39.6
64.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -52.20
AMSC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1606 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. AMSC: -52.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AMSC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.2  Med: -4.3 Max: 110.8
Current: -52.2
-52.2
110.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -47.90
AMSC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1435 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. AMSC: -47.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AMSC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.9  Med: -2.4 Max: 90.4
Current: -47.9
-47.9
90.4
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components    NAICS: 335312    SIC: 3621
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American Superconductor Corp provides megawatt-scale solutions that lower the cost of wind power and enhance the performance of the power grid. The Company's business segments are Wind and Grid.

American Superconductor Corp was founded on April, 1987. The Company is a provider of megawatt-scale solutions. In the wind power market, it enables manufacturers to field competitive wind turbines through its power electronics products, engineering, and support services. In the power grid market, it enables electric utilities and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit and distribute power through its transmission planning services and power electronics and superconductor-based products. It manufactures products using two proprietary core technologies: PowerModule programmable power electronic converters and its Amperium high temperature superconductor ("HTS") wires. Its operating business segments are Wind and Grid. Through its Windtec Solutions, its Wind business segment enables manufacturers to field wind turbines with exceptional power output, reliability and affordability. It supplies power electronics and control systems, license its engineered wind turbine designs, and provide extensive customer support services to wind turbine manufacturers. Its design portfolio includes a broad range of drive trains and power ratings of 2 megawatts ("MW") and higher. Through its Gridtec Solutions, its Grid business segment enables electric utilities and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit and distribute power with exceptional efficiency, reliability, security and affordability. It faces competition from companies offering wind turbine electrical system components, which include ABB, General Electric, Guotong Electric, Ingeteam, Mita-Teknik and Woodward. It also faces indirect competition in the wind energy market frommanufacturers of wind turbines, such as Gamesa, General Electric, Suzlon and Vestas. It faces competition for the supply of wind turbine engineering design services from design engineering firms such as GL Garrad Hassan, and from licensors of wind turbine systems such as Aerodyn and AventisEnergy. It faces competition from other companies offering FACTS systems similar to its D-VAR solutions. These include static var compensators ("SVCs") from ABB, Alstom, AREVA, Mitsubishi Electric and Siemens; adaptive VAR compensators and STATCOMs produced by ABB, Siemens, and S&C Electric; Dynamic voltage restorers ("DVRs") produced by companies such as ABB and S&C Electric; and flywheels and battery-based uninterruptable power supply ("UPS") systems offered by various companies. It faces competition both from suppliers of traditional wires made from materials such as copper and from companies who are developing HTS wires. It also faces competition for its Amperium wire from a number of companies in the United States and abroad who are developing 2G HTS wire technology. These include Innova, MetOx, Superconductor Technologies and Superpower (a subsidiary of Furukawa) in the United States; Fujikura, Showa and Sumitomo in Japan; SuNAM in South Korea; and Bruker, evico GmbH and Nexans in Europe. Certai

Ratios

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P/B 1.47
AMSC's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 2258 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. AMSC: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AMSC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.72 Max: 8.86
Current: 1.47
0.51
8.86
P/S 1.05
AMSC's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. AMSC: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AMSC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 2.37 Max: 14.32
Current: 1.05
0.39
14.32
Current Ratio 1.68
AMSC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 2208 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. AMSC: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AMSC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.94 Max: 21.22
Current: 1.68
1.05
21.22
Quick Ratio 1.17
AMSC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 2209 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. AMSC: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AMSC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.24 Max: 20.13
Current: 1.17
0.63
20.13
Days Inventory 114.36
AMSC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 2184 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 72.14 vs. AMSC: 114.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AMSC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.53  Med: 80.43 Max: 159.14
Current: 114.36
36.53
159.14
Days Sales Outstanding 64.67
AMSC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 1849 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 75.96 vs. AMSC: 64.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AMSC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.06  Med: 71.89 Max: 126.28
Current: 64.67
13.06
126.28
Days Payable 34.74
AMSC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
76% of the 1767 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 58.22 vs. AMSC: 34.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AMSC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.76  Med: 42.84 Max: 174.21
Current: 34.74
8.76
174.21

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -32.60
AMSC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 1298 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. AMSC: -32.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AMSC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.6  Med: -10.4 Max: -2.6
Current: -32.6
-32.6
-2.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.34
AMSC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. AMSC: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
AMSC' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.37  Med: 5.9 Max: 85.65
Current: 5.34
2.37
85.65
Price/Tangible Book 1.50
AMSC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 2195 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. AMSC: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AMSC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 2.82 Max: 13
Current: 1.5
0.37
13
Price/Median PS Value 0.44
AMSC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 2046 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. AMSC: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AMSC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 2.34 Max: 19.86
Current: 0.44
0.21
19.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -31.20
AMSC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 2324 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. AMSC: -31.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AMSC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.5  Med: 1.9 Max: 4.3
Current: -31.2
-31.5
4.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $86.52
EPS (TTM) $ -1.73
Beta1.74
Short Percentage of Float15.23%
52-Week Range $5.84 - 12.50
Shares Outstanding (Mil)14.22

Analyst Estimate

Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20
Revenue (Mil $) 98 123 132 157
EPS ($) -1.51 -0.89 -0.35 0.08
EPS w/o NRI ($) -1.51 -0.89 -0.35 0.08
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) SVP, CFO & Treasurer David A Henry sells 7,500 Shares Jul 13 2010 
Two Paths to Greener Pastures for this Stock Mar 31 2010 
American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) Chairman and CEO Gregory J Yurek sells 7,500 Shares Feb 08 2010 
American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) SVP, CFO & Treasurer David A Henry sells 17,500 Shares Feb 08 2010 

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