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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 3.72
AMSC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 2641 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. AMSC: 3.72 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: No Debt
Current: 3.72

Equity to Asset 0.52
AMSC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 2611 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. AMSC: 0.52 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.52

0.52
0.97
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -8.42
M-Score: -3.57
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 (%) -99.37
AMSC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 2641 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. AMSC: -99.37 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -528.35   Max: 12.24
Current: -99.37

-528.35
12.24
Net-margin (%) -114.85
AMSC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 2641 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. AMSC: -114.85 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -489.14   Max: 5.14
Current: -114.85

-489.14
5.14
ROE (%) -67.35
AMSC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 2604 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. AMSC: -67.35 )
AMSC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -84.32   Max: 6.46
Current: -67.35

-84.32
6.46
ROA (%) -41.91
AMSC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 2652 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. AMSC: -41.91 )
AMSC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -58.47   Max: 4.58
Current: -41.91

-58.47
4.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -86.86
AMSC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 2648 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. AMSC: -86.86 )
AMSC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -330.76   Max: 53.15
Current: -86.86

-330.76
53.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -39.60
AMSC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1951 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 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
61% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 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
57% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 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

Q4 2013

AMSC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 12,422 sh (New)
Jim Simons 927,367 sh (+210.29%)
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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

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)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Insider Trades

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George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out $1.4 - $2.1 $ 0.82-52%0
Charles Brandes 2014-09-30 New Buy$1.4 - $2.1 $ 0.82-52%105700
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$1.26 - $1.63 $ 0.82-43%72700
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.2318%$3.88 - $9.03 $ 0.82-88%0
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Ratios

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P/B 0.80
AMSC's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. AMSC: 0.80 )
AMSC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 8.85
Current: 0.8

0.75
8.85
P/S 0.90
AMSC's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. AMSC: 0.90 )
AMSC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 14.41
Current: 0.9

0.84
14.41
EV-to-EBIT -0.75
AMSC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.98 vs. AMSC: -0.75 )
AMSC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -132.2   Max: 1620.9
Current: -0.75

-132.2
1620.9
Current Ratio 1.25
AMSC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 2637 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. AMSC: 1.25 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 21.22
Current: 1.25

1.05
21.22
Quick Ratio 0.88
AMSC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 2637 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. AMSC: 0.88 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 20.13
Current: 0.88

0.63
20.13

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.85
AMSC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
88% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. AMSC: 0.85 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 16.52
Current: 0.85

0.37
16.52
Price/Median PS Value 0.21
AMSC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. AMSC: 0.21 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 10.94
Current: 0.21

0.25
10.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -136.60
AMSC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
73% of the 2615 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. AMSC: -136.60 )
AMSC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 4.3
Current: -136.6

0.1
4.3

Analyst Estimate

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

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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