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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
AWI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. AWI: 0.14 )
AWI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.12   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14

Equity to Asset 0.26
AWI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. AWI: 0.26 )
AWI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.32   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.26

-0.32
0.58
Interest Coverage 3.47
AWI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.65 vs. AWI: 3.47 )
AWI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 11.8
Current: 3.47

0.64
11.8
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.20
M-Score: -2.49
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.67
AWI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.89 vs. AWI: 7.67 )
AWI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -73.68   Max: 14.65
Current: 7.67

-73.68
14.65
Net-margin (%) 2.86
AWI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. AWI: 2.86 )
AWI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -67.55   Max: 8.41
Current: 2.86

-67.55
8.41
ROE (%) 11.24
AWI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.58 vs. AWI: 11.24 )
AWI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.22   Max: 23.12
Current: 11.24

-1.22
23.12
ROA (%) 2.64
AWI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. AWI: 2.64 )
AWI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -50.19   Max: 8.2
Current: 2.64

-50.19
8.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.97
AWI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.72 vs. AWI: 13.97 )
AWI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -130.74   Max: 27.86
Current: 13.97

-130.74
27.86
Revenue Growth (%) -0.70
AWI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. AWI: -0.70 )
AWI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.2   Max: 48.9
Current: -0.7

-43.2
48.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 14.70
AWI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AWI: 14.70 )
AWI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -35.4   Max: 64.3
Current: 14.7

-35.4
64.3
EPS Growth (%) 87.40
AWI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. AWI: 87.40 )
AWI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -62.5   Max: 299.5
Current: 87.4

-62.5
299.5
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

AWI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 116,850 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,964 sh (+99.58%)
Mariko Gordon 1,257,813 sh (+4.64%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Steven Cohen 285,374 sh (-50.92%)
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Q1 2014

AWI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mariko Gordon 1,442,523 sh (+14.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (-14.42%)
Steven Cohen 25,665 sh (-91.01%)
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Q2 2014

AWI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeff Ubben 2,700,000 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 2,437,500 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mariko Gordon 1,433,257 sh (-0.64%)
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Q3 2014

AWI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 225,000 sh (New)
Jeff Ubben 9,200,000 sh (+240.74%)
Eric Mindich 3,666,846 sh (+50.43%)
Mariko Gordon 911,507 sh (-36.4%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AWI

(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
Jeff Ubben 2014-09-30 Add 240.74%2.47%$48.68 - $59.33 $ 49.6-11%9200000
Mariko Gordon 2014-09-30 Reduce -36.4%1.24%$48.68 - $59.33 $ 49.6-11%911507
Jeff Ubben 2014-06-30 New Buy1.1%$51.82 - $57.82 $ 49.6-8%2700000
Mariko Gordon 2014-03-31 Add 14.69%0.38%$52.06 - $61.37 $ 49.6-13%1442523
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 Add 4.64%0.13%$50.47 - $57.27 $ 49.6-7%1257813
Mariko Gordon 2013-09-30 Add 6.1%0.17%$46.5 - $55.91 $ 49.6-2%1201982
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 35.20
AWI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.40 vs. AWI: 35.20 )
AWI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.57   Max: 300.34
Current: 35.2

6.57
300.34
P/B 3.50
AWI's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. AWI: 3.50 )
AWI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 5.72
Current: 3.5

0.34
5.72
P/S 1.00
AWI's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AWI: 1.00 )
AWI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.59
Current: 1

0.18
1.59
EV-to-EBIT 16.96
AWI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.85 vs. AWI: 16.96 )
AWI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 349.2
Current: 16.96

3.8
349.2
PEG 2.68
AWI's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWI: 2.68 )
AWI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 83.87
Current: 2.68

0.34
83.87
Shiller P/E 35.70
AWI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 236.40 vs. AWI: 35.70 )
AWI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.46   Max: 42.89
Current: 35.7

12.46
42.89
Current Ratio 2.12
AWI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. AWI: 2.12 )
AWI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 3.81
Current: 2.12

1.65
3.81
Quick Ratio 1.17
AWI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AWI: 1.17 )
AWI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 2.5
Current: 1.17

1.09
2.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 10.40
AWI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. AWI: 10.40 )
AWI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 60.4
Current: 10.4

0.58
60.4
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
AWI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. AWI: 2.30 )
AWI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 2.62
Current: 2.3

0.24
2.62
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
AWI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. AWI: 1.10 )
AWI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.57
Current: 1.1

0.21
1.57
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.30
AWI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWI: 3.30 )
AWI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 7.45
Current: 3.3

0.67
7.45
Price/Graham Number 3.90
AWI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. AWI: 3.90 )
AWI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 9.41
Current: 3.9

0.54
9.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
AWI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. AWI: 5.90 )
AWI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 26.3
Current: 5.9

0.3
26.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.00
AWI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.96 vs. AWI: 13.00 )
AWI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.9   Max: 25.5
Current: 13

-6.9
25.5

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Armstrong World Industries, Inc., is a Pennsylvania corporation incorporated in 1891. The Company is a producer of flooring products and ceiling systems for use primarily in the construction and renovation of residential, commercial and institutional buildings. It designs, manufactures and sells flooring products (primarily resilient and wood) and ceiling systems (primarily mineral fiber, fiberglass and metal) around the world. It operates in three segments, being Building Products, Resilient Flooring, Wood Flooring. The markets in which the Company operates include North American Residential, North American Commercial, and Outside of North America. In the North American Residential market, the Company's Building Products, Resilient Flooring and Wood Flooring segments sell products for use in the home. Its ceiling products compete against mineral fiber and fiberglass products from other manufacturers, as well as drywall. Homeowners can choose from vinyl and wood flooring products, or from its laminate flooring products. Its products are used in new home construction and existing home renovation work. In the North American Commercial market, its products include ceilings and resilient flooring, are used in commercial and institutional buildings. In the Outside of North America market, revenues come primarily from new construction and renovation work. The Company sells products through building materials distributors, who re-sell its products to retailers, builders, contractors, installers and others. In the commercial sector, it also sells to several contractors and to subcontractors' alliances. Competition in North America comes from both domestic and international manufacturers. Additionally, some of its products compete with alternative products or finishing solutions. The Company purchases raw materials from numerous suppliers worldwide in the ordinary course of business. Some of the products that it sells are sourced from third parties. Its primary sourced products include various flooring products (laminate, wood, vinyl sheet and tile), specialty ceiling products and installation-related products, as well as accessories for some of its manufactured products. Certain of its trademarks, include, Armstrong, Alterna, American Scrape, BBT, BioBased Tile, Bruce, Cirrus, Cortega, Dundee, DLW, Dune, Excelon, Fine Fissured, FireGuard, Imperial, Initiator, Laurel, Lock & Fold , Luxe Plank, Manchester, Marmorette, Medintech, Medintone, Memories, MetalWorks, Natural Creations, NaturCote, Optima, Plano, Scala, Stonetex, Station Square, StrataMax, Timberline, ToughGuard, Ultima, and WoodWorks.
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