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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.37
ASTE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
84% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. ASTE: 1.37 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.37

Equity to Asset 0.74
ASTE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. ASTE: 0.74 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.74

0.46
0.77
Interest Coverage 71.80
ASTE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
78% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. ASTE: 71.80 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 301.88
Current: 71.8

1.26
301.88
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 5.66
M-Score: -2.16
WACC vs ROIC
15.96%
5.89%
WACC
ROIC
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.30
ASTE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.65 vs. ASTE: 5.30 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.18   Max: 11.65
Current: 5.3

-6.18
11.65
Net-margin (%) 3.53
ASTE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.39 vs. ASTE: 3.53 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.96   Max: 7.05
Current: 3.53

-6.96
7.05
ROE (%) 5.84
ASTE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. ASTE: 5.84 )
ASTE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.54   Max: 21.14
Current: 5.84

-15.54
21.14
ROA (%) 4.39
ASTE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. ASTE: 4.39 )
ASTE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.59   Max: 11.78
Current: 4.39

-7.59
11.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.47
ASTE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.47 vs. ASTE: 9.47 )
ASTE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.22   Max: 31.03
Current: 9.47

-10.22
31.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.20
ASTE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. ASTE: 2.20 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.2   Max: 27
Current: 2.2

-8.2
27
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.10
ASTE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ASTE: -0.10 )
ASTE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.5   Max: 67.6
Current: -0.1

-38.5
67.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.00
ASTE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 vs. ASTE: -5.00 )
ASTE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -57.4   Max: 118
Current: -5

-57.4
118
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

ASTE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 18,045 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 118,030 sh (+315.6%)
Mario Gabelli 711,730 sh (+46.38%)
Chuck Royce 784,420 sh (-10.63%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 623,688 sh (-18.48%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,531 sh (-30.07%)
Irving Kahn 12,000 sh (-40%)
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Q2 2014

ASTE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 893,619 sh (+25.56%)
Jim Simons 22,145 sh (+22.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,900 sh (+5.65%)
Irving Kahn 12,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 308,756 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 719,520 sh (-8.27%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 317,552 sh (-49.08%)
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Q3 2014

ASTE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,400 sh (+50.72%)
Mario Gabelli 990,309 sh (+10.82%)
Irving Kahn 12,000 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 288,109 sh (-9.27%)
Chuck Royce 649,928 sh (-9.67%)
Steven Cohen 208,400 sh (-32.5%)
Jim Simons 7,397 sh (-66.6%)
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Q4 2014

ASTE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 372,122 sh (+78.56%)
Mario Gabelli 1,116,527 sh (+12.75%)
Chuck Royce 659,428 sh (+1.46%)
Irving Kahn 12,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 210,451 sh (-26.95%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ASTE

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

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-12-31 Reduce -26.95%0.27%$34.78 - $40.4 $ 42.813%210451
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-09-30 Reduce -9.27%0.11%$36.75 - $44 $ 42.86%288109
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-06-30 Reduce -49.08%1.13%$38.35 - $43.64 $ 42.84%317552
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 25.56%0.04%$38.35 - $43.64 $ 42.84%893619
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Reduce -18.48%0.52%$35.51 - $45.16 $ 42.89%623688
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 46.38%0.05%$35.51 - $45.16 $ 42.89%711730
Irving Kahn 2014-03-31 Reduce -40%0.05%$35.51 - $45.16 $ 42.89%12000
Irving Kahn 2013-12-31 Reduce -84.13%0.56%$33.25 - $38.05 $ 42.821%20000
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-06-30 Reduce -8.16%0.24%$31.46 - $35.49 $ 42.826%780350
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 42.71%0.02%$31.46 - $35.49 $ 42.826%362100
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 39.36%0.02%$26.34 - $32.24 $ 42.842%243037
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-09-30 Add 36.11%0.85%$27.38 - $33.78 $ 42.841%881165
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 36.04%0.01%$27.38 - $33.78 $ 42.841%174400
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-06-30 New Buy1.9%$26.66 - $36.81 $ 42.840%647375
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 29.10
ASTE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. ASTE: 29.10 )
ASTE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.88   Max: 220.68
Current: 29.1

6.88
220.68
Forward P/E 16.21
ASTE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.15 vs. ASTE: 16.21 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.90
ASTE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
70% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. ASTE: 28.90 )
ASTE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.89   Max: 224.08
Current: 28.9

6.89
224.08
P/B 1.70
ASTE's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. ASTE: 1.70 )
ASTE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 3.66
Current: 1.7

1.03
3.66
P/S 1.00
ASTE's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. ASTE: 1.00 )
ASTE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.65
Current: 1

0.46
1.65
POCF 52.55
ASTE's POCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.69 vs. ASTE: 52.55 )
ASTE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.32   Max: 166.93
Current: 52.55

6.32
166.93
EV-to-EBIT 19.12
ASTE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.31 vs. ASTE: 19.12 )
ASTE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -455.1   Max: 70.4
Current: 19.12

-455.1
70.4
PEG 1.85
ASTE's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 14.46 vs. ASTE: 1.85 )
ASTE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 37.63
Current: 1.85

0.17
37.63
Shiller P/E 30.80
ASTE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 41.31 vs. ASTE: 30.80 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.92   Max: 119.17
Current: 30.8

13.92
119.17
Current Ratio 3.43
ASTE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ASTE: 3.43 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 3.91
Current: 3.43

1.79
3.91
Quick Ratio 1.03
ASTE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ASTE: 1.03 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.69
Current: 1.03

0.71
1.69
Days Inventory 175.32
ASTE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
55% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 116.31 vs. ASTE: 175.32 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 90.8   Max: 175.27
Current: 175.32

90.8
175.27
Days Sales Outstanding 39.56
ASTE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 108.36 vs. ASTE: 39.56 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.85   Max: 66.06
Current: 39.56

26.85
66.06

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.90
ASTE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. ASTE: 0.90 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.15
Current: 0.9

0.27
1.15
Dividend Payout 0.27
ASTE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
76% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. ASTE: 0.27 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.27
Current: 0.27

0.18
0.27
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
ASTE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
71% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. ASTE: 0.90 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.15
Current: 0.9

0.27
1.15
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
ASTE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. ASTE: -0.20 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.2   Max: -3.8
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.60
ASTE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ASTE: 12.60 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 23.52
Current: 12.6

2.34
23.52
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
ASTE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. ASTE: 1.80 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 5.05
Current: 1.8

0.73
5.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
ASTE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. ASTE: 1.80 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 6.39
Current: 1.8

1.39
6.39
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
ASTE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ASTE: 1.20 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.69
Current: 1.2

0.46
1.69
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.20
ASTE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ASTE: 2.20 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 25.9
Current: 2.2

0.4
25.9
Price/Graham Number 1.50
ASTE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. ASTE: 1.50 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 3.47
Current: 1.5

0.83
3.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
ASTE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. ASTE: 5.10 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 24
Current: 5.1

1.4
24
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.77
ASTE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.23 vs. ASTE: 13.77 )
ASTE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.7   Max: 52.7
Current: 13.77

-12.7
52.7

Business Description

Industry: Farm & Construction Machinery » Farm & Construction Equipment
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Traded in other countries:AI2.Germany,
Astec Industries, Inc. is a Tennessee corporation which was incorporated in 1972. The Company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets equipment and components used in road building, utility and related construction activities as well as other products. The Company's products are used in each phase of road building, from quarrying and crushing the aggregate to application of the road surface. The Company's reportable business segments are (i) Asphalt Group, (ii) Aggregate and Mining Group, (iii) Mobile Asphalt Paving Group and (iv) Underground Group. The Asphalt Group segment is made up of three business units: Astec, Inc., Heatec, Inc. and CEI Enterprises, Inc. These business units design, engineer, manufacture and market a complete line of asphalt plants, concrete mixing plants and related components of each, heating and heat transfer processing equipment and storage tanks for the asphalt paving and other non-related industries. The Company's Aggregate and Mining Group is comprised of seven business units focused on the aggregate, metallic mining and recycling markets. These business units achieve their strength by distributing products into niche markets and drawing on the advantages of brand recognition in the market. These business units are Telsmith, Inc. ("Telsmith"), Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc., Astec Mobile Screens, Inc., Johnson Crushers International, Inc., Breaker Technology Ltd/Breaker Technology Inc., Osborn Engineered Products, SA (Pty) Ltd and Astec do Brasil Fabricacao de Equipamentos Ltda. The Mobile Asphalt Paving Group is comprised of Roadtec, Inc., Carlson Paving Products, Inc. and Astec Mobile Machinery GmbH designs, engineers, manufactures and markets asphalt pavers, material transfer vehicles, milling machines and a line of asphalt reclaiming and soil stabilizing machinery. Carlson designs, engineers and manufactures asphalt paver screeds that attach to the asphalt paver to control the width and depth of the asphalt as it is applied to the roadbed. Carlson also manufactures. The Underground Group consists of three manufacturing companies, Astec Underground, Inc., American Augers, Inc. and GEFCO, Inc. These business units design, engineer and manufacture a complete line of underground construction equipment and related accessories. The Company also manufactures certain equipment and components unrelated to road construction, including trenching, auger boring, oil drilling rigs, industrial heat transfer equipment, whole-tree pulpwood chippers, horizontal grinders and blower trucks. The Company has also recently designed and introduced a line of multiple use plants for cement treated base, roller compacted concrete and ready-mix concrete as well as pelletizing equipment used to compress wood and other products into dense pellets for the renewable energy market among other applications. The Company's subsidiaries hold 78 United States and 36 foreign patents and have an additional 46 United States and 29 foreign
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