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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.44
BGG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1902 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. BGG: 0.44 )
BGG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 15.9
Current: 0.44

0.01
15.9
Equity to Asset 0.44
BGG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 1914 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. BGG: 0.44 )
BGG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.44

0.28
0.6
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.39
M-Score: -3.64
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -2.18
BGG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.93 vs. BGG: -2.18 )
BGG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.18   Max: 12.89
Current: -2.18

-2.18
12.89
Net-margin (%) -1.81
BGG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. BGG: -1.81 )
BGG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.81   Max: 8.57
Current: -1.81

-1.81
8.57
ROE (%) -5.04
BGG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1896 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. BGG: -5.04 )
BGG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.04   Max: 33.33
Current: -5.04

-5.04
33.33
ROA (%) -2.33
BGG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. BGG: -2.33 )
BGG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.33   Max: 14.67
Current: -2.33

-2.33
14.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -5.94
BGG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1908 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. BGG: -5.94 )
BGG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.94   Max: 37.29
Current: -5.94

-5.94
37.29
Revenue Growth (%) -0.90
BGG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. BGG: -0.90 )
BGG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.3   Max: 17.8
Current: -0.9

-5.3
17.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -45.00
BGG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. BGG: -45.00 )
BGG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -45   Max: 33.5
Current: -45

-45
33.5
» BGG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BGG Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Joel Greenblatt 14,257 sh (New)
John Keeley 111,000 sh (+0.91%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Buckingham Sold Out
Chuck Royce 640,830 sh (-6.83%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,100 sh (-7.37%)
Charles Brandes 835,118 sh (-22.04%)
David Dreman 583,291 sh (-47.84%)
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Q2 2013

BGG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 24,106 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 55,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 120,368 sh (+744.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones 57,000 sh (+183.58%)
Charles Brandes 1,465,890 sh (+75.53%)
Chuck Royce 640,830 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
David Dreman 487,570 sh (-16.41%)
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Q3 2013

BGG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 605,974 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 236,580 sh (+330.15%)
Joel Greenblatt 334,440 sh (+177.85%)
Charles Brandes 1,831,434 sh (+24.94%)
Chuck Royce 640,830 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
» More
Q4 2013

BGG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 166,552 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 2,294,647 sh (+25.29%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 290,390 sh (+22.74%)
Chuck Royce 640,830 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 251,689 sh (-24.74%)
Jim Simons 173,870 sh (-71.31%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BGG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Add 25.29%0.13%$18.29 - $22.1 $ 22.2813%2294647
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -24.74%0.05%$18.29 - $22.1 $ 22.2813%251689
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.28%$18.71 - $21.84 $ 22.2810%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 177.85%0.14%$18.71 - $21.84 $ 22.2810%334440
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Add 24.94%0.09%$18.71 - $21.84 $ 22.2810%1831434
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Add 75.53%0.15%$18.91 - $24.46 $ 22.280%1465890
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 744.27%0.09%$18.91 - $24.46 $ 22.280%120368
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$18.91 - $24.46 $ 22.280%0
David Dreman 2013-03-31 Reduce -47.84%0.33%$20.68 - $25.37 $ 22.28-6%583291
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Reduce -22.04%0.06%$20.68 - $25.37 $ 22.28-6%835118
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$20.68 - $25.37 $ 22.28-6%14257
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.60
BGG's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. BGG: 1.60 )
BGG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.82
Current: 1.6

0.7
2.82
P/S 0.60
BGG's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 1923 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. BGG: 0.60 )
BGG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.12
Current: 0.6

0.26
1.12
PFCF 7.30
BGG's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. BGG: 7.30 )
BGG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.22   Max: 1088.33
Current: 7.3

4.22
1088.33
EV-to-EBIT 35.70
BGG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
68% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. BGG: 35.70 )
BGG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 85
Current: 35.7

7.8
85
PEG 29.60
BGG's PEG is ranked lower than
72% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BGG: 29.60 )
BGG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 435.33
Current: 29.6

0.78
435.33
Shiller P/E 58.60
BGG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.75 vs. BGG: 58.60 )
BGG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.55   Max: 60.55
Current: 58.6

6.55
60.55

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.20
BGG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. BGG: 2.20 )
BGG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 7.7
Current: 2.2

1.5
7.7
Dividend growth (3y) 2.90
BGG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. BGG: 2.90 )
BGG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -20.6   Max: 11.2
Current: 2.9

-20.6
11.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.37
BGG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BGG: 1.37 )
BGG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 4.81
Current: 1.37

0.94
4.81
Share Buyback Rate 2.00
BGG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. BGG: 2.00 )
BGG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.2   Max: -4.9
Current: 2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.70
BGG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 1731 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BGG: 2.70 )
BGG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 4.46
Current: 2.7

1.26
4.46
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
BGG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BGG: 0.70 )
BGG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.09
Current: 0.7

0.46
2.09
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
BGG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BGG: 1.10 )
BGG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.12
Current: 1.1

0.55
2.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.80
BGG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1742 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BGG: 2.80 )
BGG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 12.9
Current: 2.8

1.2
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -20.64
BGG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. BGG: -20.64 )
BGG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16.4   Max: 19.7
Current: -20.64

-16.4
19.7

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:BS7.Germany
Briggs & Stratton Corporation is a Wisconsin Corporation. The Company is a producer of air cooled gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. It designs, manufactures, markets and services these products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide. In addition, the Company markets and sells related service parts and accessories for its engines. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC, Briggs & Stratton is also a designer, manufacturer and marketer of generators, pressure washers, snow throwers, lawn and garden powered equipment and related service parts and accessories. The Company conducts its operations in two reportable segments: Engines and Power Products. The Company manufactures four-cycle aluminum alloy gasoline engines with displacements ranging from 125 to 993 cubic centimeters through its Engines segment. The Company's engines are used by the lawn and garden equipment industry. The Engines segment also manufactures replacement engines and service parts and sells them to sales and service distributors. The Company owns its principal international distributors. The Company's engines are sold by its worldwide sales force through direct interaction with customers. The Company's engine sales are to OEMs. The Company's major domestic competitors in engine manufacturing are Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda), Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Kawasaki) and Kohler Co. (Kohler). Products segment's include portable and standby generators, pressure washers, snow throwers and lawn and garden power equipment. Products sells its products through multiple channels of retail distribution, including consumer home centers, warehouse clubs, mass merchants and independent dealers. The Company sells its lawn and garden products and standby generators through an independent dealer network and sells its pressure washers and portable generators through the U.S. mass retail channel. The Products segment product lines are marketed under its own brands such as Briggs & Stratton, Snapper, Simplicity, Ferris, Snapper Pro, Murray, Branco, and Victa as well as other brands such as Craftsman, GE, and Troy-Bilt. The competitors of product segment include: Honda, Generac Power Systems, Inc., Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co. , Techtronic Industries , Deere & Company , MTD , The Toro Company , Scag Power Equipment, a Division of Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc. , and HOP. The Company's operations and products are subject to a variety of foreign, federal, state and local laws and regulations governing, among other things, emissions to air, discharges to water, noise, the generation, handling, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste and other materials and health and safety matters.

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