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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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
AZZ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
76% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. AZZ: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.45
AZZ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. AZZ: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.45

0.37
0.76
Interest Coverage 6.45
AZZ's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AZZ: 6.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.68   Max: 29.62
Current: 6.45

3.68
29.62
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.48
M-Score: -2.58
WACC vs ROIC
10.72%
10.25%
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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.08
AZZ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. AZZ: 13.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.84   Max: 17.17
Current: 13.08

5.84
17.17
Net-margin (%) 7.95
AZZ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. AZZ: 7.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.13   Max: 10.6
Current: 7.95

3.13
10.6
ROE (%) 16.18
AZZ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. AZZ: 16.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.42   Max: 25.33
Current: 16.18

6.42
25.33
ROA (%) 6.73
AZZ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. AZZ: 6.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.36   Max: 15.4
Current: 6.73

3.36
15.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.82
AZZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. AZZ: 30.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 14.33   Max: 66.67
Current: 30.82

14.33
66.67
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 19.60
AZZ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -4.00 vs. AZZ: 19.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2   Max: 27.2
Current: 19.6

-2
27.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
AZZ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -24.50 vs. AZZ: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.4   Max: 60.6
Current: 14.5

-13.4
60.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 16.10
AZZ's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -66.10 vs. AZZ: 16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.3   Max: 72.5
Current: 16.1

-21.3
72.5
» AZZ's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

AZZ Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 58,100 sh (+7.39%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 312,412 sh (-0.73%)
John Keeley 50,171 sh (-5.11%)
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Q3 2014

AZZ Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 71,555 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 2,500 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 50,171 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 58,100 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 308,812 sh (-1.15%)
» More
Q4 2014

AZZ Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 226,377 sh (+216.37%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,500 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 58,100 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 304,552 sh (-1.38%)
John Keeley 48,451 sh (-3.43%)
» More
Q1 2015

AZZ Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 254,553 sh (+12.45%)
Mario Gabelli 58,100 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 2,500 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 47,351 sh (-2.27%)
Chuck Royce 229,052 sh (-24.79%)
» More
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.10
AZZ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 33.40 vs. AZZ: 19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.99   Max: 21.88
Current: 19.1

4.99
21.88
Forward P/E 16.56
AZZ's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AZZ: 16.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.50
AZZ's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 53.30 vs. AZZ: 19.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.98   Max: 21.81
Current: 19.5

4.98
21.81
P/B 3.00
AZZ's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 1851 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. AZZ: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AZZ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 3.99
Current: 3

1.02
3.99
P/S 1.52
AZZ's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AZZ: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AZZ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.52

0.51
2.16
PFCF 14.00
AZZ's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 88.73 vs. AZZ: 14.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AZZ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.22   Max: 887.75
Current: 14

4.22
887.75
POCF 10.67
AZZ's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 37.44 vs. AZZ: 10.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AZZ' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.49   Max: 47.97
Current: 10.67

3.49
47.97
EV-to-EBIT 14.74
AZZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 33.54 vs. AZZ: 14.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AZZ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 23
Current: 14.74

3.9
23
PEG 1.31
AZZ's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AZZ: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AZZ' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 7.37
Current: 1.31

0.1
7.37
Shiller P/E 23.70
AZZ's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 170.08 vs. AZZ: 23.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.85   Max: 44.59
Current: 23.7

9.85
44.59
Current Ratio 2.00
AZZ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AZZ: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 4.88
Current: 2

1.7
4.88
Quick Ratio 1.28
AZZ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AZZ: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 3.86
Current: 1.28

1.09
3.86
Days Inventory 66.54
AZZ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 114.72 vs. AZZ: 66.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 52.19   Max: 77.89
Current: 66.54

52.19
77.89
Days Sales Outstanding 56.15
AZZ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 115.16 vs. AZZ: 56.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 40.31   Max: 82.11
Current: 56.15

40.31
82.11

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.23
AZZ's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AZZ: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.74
Current: 1.23

0.6
2.74
Dividend Payout 0.23
AZZ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. AZZ: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.23

0.08
0.36
Dividend growth (3y) 5.10
AZZ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AZZ: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 61.9
Current: 5.1

0
61.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.80
AZZ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AZZ: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 8.67
Current: 3.8

1.9
8.67
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
AZZ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AZZ: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.3   Max: -3.5
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
AZZ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. AZZ: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.62
Current: 1

0.41
1.62
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
AZZ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AZZ: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.5
Current: 1.1

0.25
1.5
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
AZZ's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AZZ: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 3.88
Current: 1

0.24
3.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
AZZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. AZZ: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 25.5
Current: 7

4.4
25.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 23.94
AZZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AZZ: 23.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
AZZ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.5   Max: 59.3
Current: 23.94

-5.5
59.3

Analyst Estimate

Feb16 Feb17
Revenue(Mil) 891 953
EPS($) 2.91 3.38
EPS without NRI($) 2.91 3.38

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:RS, STBWY, MLI, WOR, ATI » details
Traded in other countries:AI7.Germany,
AZZ Inc was established in 1956 and incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas. The Company is an specialty electrical equipment manufacturer and provider of highly engineered services to the global power generation, industrial, transmission and distribution markets as well as a provider of hot dip galvanizing services to the North American steel fabrication market. It offers products through two distinct business segments, the Electrical and Industrial Products and Services Segment and the Galvanizing Services Segment. The Electrical and Industrial Products and Services Segment is a manufacturer of specialty equipment focusing on safe and reliable transmission of power from generation sources to end customers and a service provider that ensures the safety and reliability of critical infrastructure in the energy markets worldwide. Its products include custom switchgear, electrical enclosures, medium and high voltage bus ducts, explosion proof and hazardous duty lighting and tubular products. It is the third party supplier of safety related equipment for the nuclear industry. Its service offering focuses on extension of life cycle for the power generation, refining and industrial infrastructure, through automated weld overlay solutions for corrosion and erosion mitigation. The markets for its Electrical and Industrial Products and Services Segment are highly competitive and consist of large multi-national companies, along with numerous small independent companies. Copper, aluminum, steel and nickel based alloys are the primary raw materials used by this segment. The Galvanizing Services Segment provides hot dip galvanizing to the steel fabrication industry through facilities located throughout the United States and Canada . Hot dip galvanizing is a metallurgical process in which molten zinc is applied to steel. The zinc alloying renders corrosion protection to fabricated steel for extended periods of up to 50 years. As of February 28, 2014, the Company operated thirty-five galvanizing plants, which are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia in the United States and Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, Canada.
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