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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.12
AZZ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 1902 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. AZZ: 0.12 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12

Equity to Asset 0.38
AZZ's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 1914 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. AZZ: 0.38 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.38

0.35
0.76
Interest Coverage 7.22
AZZ's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 24.60 vs. AZZ: 7.22 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.68   Max: 29.62
Current: 7.22

3.68
29.62
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.73
M-Score: -2.51
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 16.54
AZZ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.93 vs. AZZ: 16.54 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.84   Max: 16.91
Current: 16.54

5.84
16.91
Net-margin (%) 10.60
AZZ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. AZZ: 10.60 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.13   Max: 10.6
Current: 10.6

3.13
10.6
ROE (%) 18.10
AZZ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1896 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. AZZ: 18.10 )
AZZ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.15   Max: 22.56
Current: 18.1

6.15
22.56
ROA (%) 8.71
AZZ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. AZZ: 8.71 )
AZZ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.55   Max: 14.32
Current: 8.71

3.55
14.32
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.76
AZZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1908 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. AZZ: 36.76 )
AZZ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.67   Max: 42.95
Current: 36.76

13.67
42.95
Revenue Growth (%) 16.00
AZZ's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. AZZ: 16.00 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2   Max: 27.5
Current: 16

-2
27.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 16.40
AZZ's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. AZZ: 16.40 )
AZZ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.4   Max: 60.6
Current: 16.4

-13.4
60.6
EPS Growth (%) 16.20
AZZ's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. AZZ: 16.20 )
AZZ' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.3   Max: 72.5
Current: 16.2

-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

Q1 2013

AZZ Guru Trades in Q1 2013

RS Investment Management 567,690 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 20,673 sh (+46.05%)
Chuck Royce 2,145,046 sh (+5.36%)
First Pacific Advisors 700 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 11,600 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Keeley 576,700 sh (-7.46%)
Jim Simons 82,800 sh (-22.47%)
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Q2 2013

AZZ Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 6,300 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 1,400 sh (+100%)
Jim Simons 153,500 sh (+85.39%)
RS Investment Management 755,239 sh (+33.04%)
Mario Gabelli 11,600 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 573,700 sh (-0.52%)
Chuck Royce 1,379,492 sh (-35.69%)
Steven Cohen 10,556 sh (-48.94%)
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Q3 2013

AZZ Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 54,700 sh (+371.55%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,500 sh (+7.14%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 314,712 sh (-77.19%)
John Keeley 49,071 sh (-91.45%)
Jim Simons 10,000 sh (-93.49%)
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Q4 2013

AZZ Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Keeley 52,171 sh (+6.32%)
Chuck Royce 318,712 sh (+1.27%)
Mario Gabelli 54,700 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 1,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AZZ

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Reduce -91.45%0.4%$35.31 - $43.86 $ 44.4315%49071
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 371.55%0.01%$35.31 - $43.86 $ 44.4315%54700
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.12%$23.7 - $29.51 $ 44.4372%0
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Reduce -20.97%0.09%$22.52 - $26.65 $ 44.4393%367500
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 40.12%0.03%$22.52 - $26.65 $ 44.4393%27345
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.11%$18.89 - $23.47 $ 44.43108%19515
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -46.3%$18.11 - $23.15 $ 44.43114%5800
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.50
AZZ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. AZZ: 18.50 )
AZZ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.99   Max: 23.5
Current: 18.5

4.99
23.5
P/B 2.90
AZZ's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. AZZ: 2.90 )
AZZ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 4.04
Current: 2.9

0.85
4.04
P/S 1.60
AZZ's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 1923 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. AZZ: 1.60 )
AZZ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 2.43
Current: 1.6

0.32
2.43
PFCF 14.30
AZZ's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. AZZ: 14.30 )
AZZ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.39   Max: 887.75
Current: 14.3

2.39
887.75
EV-to-EBIT 15.60
AZZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. AZZ: 15.60 )
AZZ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 25.5
Current: 15.6

3.9
25.5
PEG 1.70
AZZ's PEG is ranked higher than
62% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. AZZ: 1.70 )
AZZ' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 7.37
Current: 1.7

0.1
7.37
Shiller P/E 24.30
AZZ's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 22.75 vs. AZZ: 24.30 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 43.62
Current: 24.3

7.2
43.62

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.30
AZZ's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. AZZ: 1.30 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.74
Current: 1.3

0.6
2.74
Dividend Payout 0.23
AZZ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. AZZ: 0.23 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.23

0.19
0.86
Dividend growth (3y) 61.90
AZZ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
98% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. AZZ: 61.90 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 71
Current: 61.9

0
71
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.30
AZZ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. AZZ: 1.30 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.74
Current: 1.3

0.6
2.74
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
AZZ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. AZZ: -0.80 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.3   Max: -3.5
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
AZZ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AZZ: 1.00 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.52
Current: 1

0.36
2.52
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
AZZ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AZZ: 1.40 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.97
Current: 1.4

0.29
1.97
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.60
AZZ's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AZZ: 1.60 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 3.88
Current: 1.6

0.24
3.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
AZZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1742 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. AZZ: 6.40 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 25.5
Current: 6.4

3.9
25.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.07
AZZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. AZZ: 15.07 )
AZZ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.6   Max: 56.5
Current: 15.07

-5.6
56.5

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Metal Fabrication
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. It is an electrical equipment and components manufacturer, serving the global markets of power generation, transmission and distribution, and the general industrial markets, and a provider of hot dip galvanizing services to the steel fabrication market nationwide. The Company offers products through two business segments, the Electrical and Industrial Products Segment and the Galvanizing Services Segment. The Company's Electrical and Industrial Products Segment produces engineered specialty electrical products and industrial lighting and tubular products, all of which it markets and sells both in domestic and international markets. Its electrical products are designed, manufactured and configured to distribute electrical power to and from generators, transformers, switching devices and other electrical configurations and are supplied to the power generation, transmission and distribution markets and also to the general industrial market. Its industrial products include industrial lighting and tubular products. It provides lighting products to the petroleum and food processing industries, and to other industries with unique lighting challenges. It also provides tubular products to the petroleum industry. In addition, its Electrical and Industrial Products and Services Segment provide electrical and mechanical equipment and services enhancing the safety of nuclear facilities. The Company sells this segment's products through manufacturers' representatives, distributors, agents and its internal sales force. The Galvanizing Services Segment provides hot dip galvanizing to the steel fabrication industry through facilities located throughout the South, Midwest, East Coast and Southwest of the United States and in the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Hot dip galvanizing is a metallurgical process in which molten zinc is applied to a customer's material. The zinc bonding renders corrosion protection to fabricated steel for extended periods of up to 50 years. As of February 28, 2013, it 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 in Canada. The markets for its Electrical and Industrial Products Segment are competitive and consist of a few large multi-national companies, along with numerous small independent companies. The Company is subject to various environmental protection reviews by state and federal government agencies.

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