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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 3.22
AMSC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 1974 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. AMSC: 3.22 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: No Debt
Current: 3.22

Equity to Asset 0.64
AMSC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 1967 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. AMSC: 0.64 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.64

0.58
0.97
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -6.78
M-Score: -3.64
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 (%) -62.21
AMSC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1981 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. AMSC: -62.21 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -528.35   Max: 12.24
Current: -62.21

-528.35
12.24
Net-margin (%) -81.49
AMSC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1981 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. AMSC: -81.49 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -489.14   Max: 5.14
Current: -81.49

-489.14
5.14
ROE (%) -53.17
AMSC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1968 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. AMSC: -53.17 )
AMSC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -84.32   Max: 6.46
Current: -53.17

-84.32
6.46
ROA (%) -33.90
AMSC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1986 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. AMSC: -33.90 )
AMSC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -58.47   Max: 4.58
Current: -33.9

-58.47
4.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -60.95
AMSC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1984 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.92 vs. AMSC: -60.95 )
AMSC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -330.76   Max: 53.15
Current: -60.95

-330.76
53.15
Revenue Growth (%) -39.60
AMSC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1758 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. AMSC: -39.60 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.6   Max: 64.4
Current: -39.6

-39.6
64.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -48.30
AMSC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1532 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. AMSC: -48.30 )
AMSC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 110.4
Current: -48.3

0
110.4
EPS Growth (%) -38.90
AMSC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1366 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. AMSC: -38.90 )
AMSC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.3   Max: 90.4
Current: -38.9

-39.3
90.4
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

AMSC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 298,870 sh (+115.32%)
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Q4 2013

AMSC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Q1 2014

AMSC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 17,922 sh (+44.28%)
Jim Simons 445,430 sh (-51.97%)
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Q2 2014

AMSC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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Paul Tudor Jones 17,922 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 317,100 sh (-28.81%)
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Ronald Muhlenkamp 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.2318%$3.88 - $9.03 $ 1.48-78%0
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2011-06-30 Reduce -39.68%0.36%$7.55 - $24.88 $ 1.48-87%152145
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Ratios

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P/B 1.20
AMSC's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. AMSC: 1.20 )
AMSC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 8.85
Current: 1.2

0.83
8.85
P/S 1.40
AMSC's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 1962 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AMSC: 1.40 )
AMSC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 14.41
Current: 1.4

0.93
14.41
EV-to-EBIT -2.02
AMSC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
67% of the 1638 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.55 vs. AMSC: -2.02 )
AMSC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 23.2   Max: 1620.9
Current: -2.02

23.2
1620.9
Current Ratio 1.62
AMSC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. AMSC: 1.62 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 21.22
Current: 1.62

1.05
21.22
Quick Ratio 1.23
AMSC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. AMSC: 1.23 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 20.13
Current: 1.23

0.63
20.13

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.16
AMSC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 1787 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. AMSC: 1.16 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 16.52
Current: 1.16

0.37
16.52
Price/Median PS Value 0.27
AMSC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 2051 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AMSC: 0.27 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 10.12
Current: 0.27

0.23
10.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
AMSC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. AMSC: 7.70 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 4.3
Current: 7.7

0.1
4.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -59.80
AMSC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. AMSC: -59.80 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.8   Max: -1.3
Current: -59.8

-2.8
-1.3

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:AMS.Germany
AMSC was founded in April, 1987. It is a Delaware Corporation. The Company is a provider of megawatt-scale solutions. In the wind power market, it enables manufacturers to field wind turbines through its engineering, support services and power electronics products. 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. Its wind and power grid products and services provide exceptional reliability, security, efficiency and affordability to its customers. The Company segments its operations into two market-facing business units namely Wind and Grid. Through its Windtec Solutions brand, its Wind segment enables manufacturers to field wind turbines with exceptional power output, reliability and affordability. It licenses its engineered wind turbine designs, provide extensive customer support services and supply advanced power electronics and control systems to wind turbine manufacturers. Its design portfolio includes various drive trains and power ratings up to 10 megawatts. These designs and support services sells its power electronics and software-based control systems, which are designed for optimized performance, efficiency and grid compatibility. Through its Gridtec Solutions brand, its Grid segment enables electric utilities and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit and distribute power with exceptional efficiency, reliability and affordability. It provide transmission planning services that allow it to identify power grid congestion, poor power quality and other risks, which help it determine how its solutions can improve network performance. These services sell grid interconnection solutions for wind farms and solar power plants, power quality systems and transmission and distribution cable systems. The Company 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, AventisEnergy and Fuhrlander. It faces competition from companies offering power electronic converters for use in applications for which it expect to sell its PowerModule products. These companies include ABB, Semikron, Vacon and Xantrex. It faces competition from companies offering various types of wind turbine electrical system components, which include ABB, Converteam, Guotong Electric, Ingeteam, Mita-Teknik, Woodward and Xantrex. It also faces indirect competition in the wind energy market from global manufacturers of wind energy systems, such as Gamesa, General Electric, Suzlon and Vestas.
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