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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 2.68
AMSC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. AMSC: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AMSC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 2.68
Equity to Asset 0.60
AMSC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 2096 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. AMSC: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AMSC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.78 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.6
0.58
0.97
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -9.22
M-Score: -1.96
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 (%) -74.46
AMSC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 2178 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. AMSC: -74.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AMSC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -528.35  Med: -72.24 Max: 12.24
Current: -74.46
-528.35
12.24
Net-margin (%) -68.99
AMSC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 2178 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. AMSC: -68.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AMSC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -489.14  Med: -72.32 Max: 5.14
Current: -68.99
-489.14
5.14
ROE (%) -53.07
AMSC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 2154 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. AMSC: -53.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AMSC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -84.32  Med: -32.00 Max: 6.46
Current: -53.07
-84.32
6.46
ROA (%) -31.36
AMSC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 2199 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. AMSC: -31.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AMSC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -58.47  Med: -26.08 Max: 4.58
Current: -31.36
-58.47
4.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -86.72
AMSC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 2195 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. AMSC: -86.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AMSC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -574.19  Med: -77.05 Max: 53.15
Current: -86.72
-574.19
53.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -17.90
AMSC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1471 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. AMSC: -17.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AMSC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.6  Med: -0.40 Max: 64.4
Current: -17.9
-39.6
64.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -40.30
AMSC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. AMSC: -40.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AMSC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.2  Med: -0.30 Max: 110.8
Current: -40.3
-48.2
110.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -40.30
AMSC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. AMSC: -40.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AMSC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.3  Med: -1.90 Max: 90.5
Current: -40.3
-40.3
90.5
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Q2 2014

AMSC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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Q3 2014

AMSC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
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Q4 2014

AMSC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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Charles Brandes Sold Out
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Q1 2015

AMSC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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Ratios

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history
P/B 0.60
AMSC's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 2120 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. AMSC: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AMSC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 2.58 Max: 8.86
Current: 0.6
0.6
8.86
P/S 0.61
AMSC's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 2166 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. AMSC: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AMSC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 4.20 Max: 14.46
Current: 0.61
0.61
14.46
Current Ratio 1.37
AMSC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 2121 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. AMSC: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AMSC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.65 Max: 21.22
Current: 1.37
1.05
21.22
Quick Ratio 0.93
AMSC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 2121 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. AMSC: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AMSC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.18 Max: 20.13
Current: 0.93
0.63
20.13
Days Inventory 120.90
AMSC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
78% of the 2135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.74 vs. AMSC: 120.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AMSC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 36.53  Med: 78.57 Max: 279.89
Current: 120.9
36.53
279.89
Days Sales Outstanding 51.12
AMSC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 1870 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.89 vs. AMSC: 51.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AMSC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 13.06  Med: 83.33 Max: 292.03
Current: 51.12
13.06
292.03

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.50
AMSC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 1448 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. AMSC: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
AMSC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.11  Med: 5.80 Max: 85.65
Current: 4.5
3.11
85.65
Price/Tangible Book 0.61
AMSC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 2064 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. AMSC: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AMSC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 3.24 Max: 12.73
Current: 0.61
0.79
12.73
Price/Median PS Value 0.15
AMSC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1936 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. AMSC: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AMSC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 1.77 Max: 11.19
Current: 0.15
0.19
11.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -91.70
AMSC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 2166 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. AMSC: -91.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AMSC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.90 Max: 4.3
Current: -91.7
0.1
4.3

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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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. 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 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
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