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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.12
ARCI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. ARCI: 0.12 )
ARCI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 2.19
Current: 0.12

0
2.19
Equity to Asset 0.34
ARCI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ARCI: 0.34 )
ARCI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.34

0.09
0.65
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.49
M-Score: -1.46
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.55
ARCI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 vs. ARCI: 3.55 )
ARCI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -49.17   Max: 10.84
Current: 3.55

-49.17
10.84
Net-margin (%) 2.57
ARCI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. ARCI: 2.57 )
ARCI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -51.81   Max: 6.04
Current: 2.57

-51.81
6.04
ROE (%) 22.05
ARCI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 7.41 vs. ARCI: 22.05 )
ARCI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -374.51   Max: 49.03
Current: 22.05

-374.51
49.03
ROA (%) 7.38
ARCI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. ARCI: 7.38 )
ARCI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -72.75   Max: 13.97
Current: 7.38

-72.75
13.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.82
ARCI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 15.45 vs. ARCI: 14.82 )
ARCI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -92.99   Max: 33.88
Current: 14.82

-92.99
33.88
Revenue Growth (%) 4.50
ARCI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ARCI: 4.50 )
ARCI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -48.5   Max: 35.8
Current: 4.5

-48.5
35.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.80
ARCI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. ARCI: 3.80 )
ARCI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.1   Max: 83.4
Current: 3.8

-38.1
83.4
EPS Growth (%) 16.20
ARCI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ARCI: 16.20 )
ARCI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.6   Max: 41.5
Current: 16.2

-20.6
41.5
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 4.80
ARCI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. ARCI: 4.80 )
ARCI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.82   Max: 615.38
Current: 4.8

3.82
615.38
P/B 1.10
ARCI's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. ARCI: 1.10 )
ARCI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 7.62
Current: 1.1

0.56
7.62
P/S 0.10
ARCI's P/S is ranked higher than
97% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. ARCI: 0.10 )
ARCI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.1

0.05
0.52
PFCF 12.70
ARCI's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 19.57 vs. ARCI: 12.70 )
ARCI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.19   Max: 21.41
Current: 12.7

2.19
21.41
EV-to-EBIT 6.30
ARCI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 14.28 vs. ARCI: 6.30 )
ARCI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 84.6
Current: 6.3

5.1
84.6
Shiller P/E 51.00
ARCI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 20.05 vs. ARCI: 51.00 )
ARCI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.73   Max: 285
Current: 51

12.73
285

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.00
ARCI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ARCI: 1.00 )
ARCI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 5.49
Current: 1

0.64
5.49
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
ARCI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
60% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ARCI: 1.30 )
ARCI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 1.37
Current: 1.3

Price/Median PS Value 0.80
ARCI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ARCI: 0.80 )
ARCI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 5.74
Current: 0.8

0.41
5.74
Price/Graham Number 0.40
ARCI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ARCI: 0.40 )
ARCI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.98
Current: 0.4

0.38
1.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 15.80
ARCI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. ARCI: 15.80 )
ARCI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 19.4
Current: 15.8

1.2
19.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -3.84
ARCI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
51% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. ARCI: -3.84 )
ARCI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -31.8   Max: -4
Current: -3.84

-31.8
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Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Home Furnishings & Fixtures
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Traded in other countries:5AR.Germany
Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. was incorporated in Minnesota in 1983. The Company is involved in the business of selling new major household appliances through a chain of company-owned factory outlet stores under the name ApplianceSmart. The Company also provides turnkey appliance recycling services for electric utilities and other sponsors of energy efficiency programs. It is a retailer and recycler of major household appliances and generates revenues from: Retail sales of appliances at its ApplianceSmart factory outlets, fees charged for collecting and recycling appliances for utilities and other sponsors of energy efficiency programs; and selling byproduct materials from appliances that it recycles, including appliances collected through its ApplianceSmart factory outlets & Sale of carbon offsets created by the destruction of ozone-depleting refrigerants acquired through various recycling programs. It operates two reportable segments: retail and recycling. The retail segment is comprised of income generated through its ApplianceSmart factory outlet stores. The Company's recycling segment includes all fees charged and costs incurred for collecting, recycling and installing appliances for utilities and other customers and include byproduct revenue, which is mainly generated through the recycling of appliances. It uses a variety of methods to promote awareness of its products and services. Each ApplianceSmart Factory Outlet competes with local and national retail appliance chains, as well as with independently owned retailers. Its appliance recycling centers are subject to various federal, state and local laws, regulations and licensing requirements related to providing turnkey services for energy efficiency programs.

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