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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 4.20
AMSC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 2648 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. AMSC: 4.20 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: No Debt
Current: 4.2

Equity to Asset 0.53
AMSC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 2625 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. AMSC: 0.53 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.53

0.52
0.97
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -8.30
M-Score: -0.56
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 : 1/10

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Operating margin (%) -99.99
AMSC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. AMSC: -99.99 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -528.35   Max: 12.24
Current: -99.99

-528.35
12.24
Net-margin (%) -110.23
AMSC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. AMSC: -110.23 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -489.14   Max: 5.14
Current: -110.23

-489.14
5.14
ROE (%) -69.42
AMSC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 2610 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. AMSC: -69.42 )
AMSC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -84.32   Max: 6.46
Current: -69.42

-84.32
6.46
ROA (%) -41.45
AMSC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 2663 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. AMSC: -41.45 )
AMSC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -58.47   Max: 4.58
Current: -41.45

-58.47
4.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -94.62
AMSC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 2659 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.56 vs. AMSC: -94.62 )
AMSC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -330.76   Max: 53.15
Current: -94.62

-330.76
53.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -39.60
AMSC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1910 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AMSC: -39.60 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.6   Max: 64.4
Current: -39.6

-39.6
64.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -48.30
AMSC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1549 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AMSC: -48.30 )
AMSC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 110.4
Current: -48.3

0
110.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -38.90
AMSC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. AMSC: -38.90 )
AMSC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.3   Max: 90.4
Current: -38.9

-39.3
90.4
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Guru Trades

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

George Soros 72,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,922 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 317,100 sh (-28.81%)
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Q3 2014

AMSC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Charles Brandes 105,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q4 2014

AMSC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 315,189 sh (New)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AMSC

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

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Charles Brandes 2014-12-31 Sold Out $0.72 - $1.38 $ 0.86-18%0
George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out $1.4 - $2.1 $ 0.86-50%0
Charles Brandes 2014-09-30 New Buy$1.4 - $2.1 $ 0.86-50%105700
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$1.26 - $1.63 $ 0.86-40%72700
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Ratios

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P/B 0.90
AMSC's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. AMSC: 0.90 )
AMSC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 8.85
Current: 0.9

0.66
8.85
P/S 1.10
AMSC's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AMSC: 1.10 )
AMSC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 14.41
Current: 1.1

0.8
14.41
EV-to-EBIT -0.63
AMSC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 24.22 vs. AMSC: -0.63 )
AMSC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -132.2   Max: 1620.9
Current: -0.63

-132.2
1620.9
Current Ratio 1.31
AMSC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 2641 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. AMSC: 1.31 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 21.22
Current: 1.31

1.05
21.22
Quick Ratio 0.91
AMSC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 2641 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. AMSC: 0.91 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 20.13
Current: 0.91

0.63
20.13
Days Inventory 140.63
AMSC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
58% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 76.84 vs. AMSC: 140.63 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 36.53   Max: 279.89
Current: 140.63

36.53
279.89
Days Sales Outstanding 63.77
AMSC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 81.88 vs. AMSC: 63.77 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 13.06   Max: 292.03
Current: 63.77

13.06
292.03

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.90
AMSC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 2802 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. AMSC: 0.90 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 16.52
Current: 0.9

0.37
16.52
Price/Median PS Value 0.20
AMSC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AMSC: 0.20 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 10.99
Current: 0.2

0.21
10.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -158.70
AMSC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
73% of the 2643 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. AMSC: -158.70 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -158.7   Max: 4.3
Current: -158.7

-158.7
4.3

Analyst Estimate

Mar15
EPS($) -0.70
EPS without NRI($) -0.70

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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Traded in other countries:AMS.Germany,
American Superconductor Corp was founded in April, 1987. The Company is a provider of megawatt-scale solutions. In the wind power market, it enables manufacturers to field highly competitive wind turbines through its advanced 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. It operates its business under two market-facing business units: 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 advanced 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 from global manufacturers 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 So
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