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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 0.53
BGG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. BGG: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BGG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.59
Current: 0.53
0.06
1.59
Equity to Asset 0.39
BGG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. BGG: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BGG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.39
0.33
0.6
Interest Coverage 3.39
BGG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
88% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 63.18 vs. BGG: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BGG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 3.39 Max: 15.19
Current: 3.39
0.49
15.19
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.48
M-Score: -2.78
WACC vs ROIC
12.81%
6.65%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.49
BGG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. BGG: 3.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BGG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.18  Med: 7.06 Max: 12.89
Current: 3.49
-2.18
12.89
Net-margin (%) 2.41
BGG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. BGG: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BGG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.81  Med: 3.57 Max: 8.57
Current: 2.41
-1.81
8.57
ROE (%) 7.32
BGG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1675 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. BGG: 7.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BGG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.18  Med: 10.91 Max: 35.2
Current: 7.32
-5.18
35.2
ROA (%) 3.12
BGG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1719 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. BGG: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BGG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.2  Med: 4.02 Max: 15.11
Current: 3.12
-2.2
15.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.45
BGG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1710 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.26 vs. BGG: 10.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BGG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.68  Med: 15.55 Max: 41.9
Current: 10.45
-4.68
41.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.00
BGG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1402 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BGG: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BGG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.3  Med: -0.50 Max: 17.8
Current: 1
-5.3
17.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.80
BGG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1216 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. BGG: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BGG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45  Med: -0.60 Max: 33.5
Current: 8.8
-45
33.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 21.10
BGG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BGG: 21.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BGG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -63.6  Med: 3.85 Max: 77.7
Current: 21.1
-63.6
77.7
» BGG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

BGG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 34,603 sh (New)
John Hussman 10,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 420,300 sh (+355.36%)
Steven Cohen 350,826 sh (+206.93%)
Charles Brandes 2,761,934 sh (+8.02%)
Chuck Royce 655,340 sh (+2.28%)
Joel Greenblatt 589,958 sh (-25.06%)
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Q4 2014

BGG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Charles Brandes 2,839,604 sh (+2.81%)
Charles Brandes 2,839,604 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 655,340 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 32,800 sh (-5.21%)
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Q1 2015

BGG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 40,100 sh (+22.26%)
Chuck Royce 663,040 sh (+1.17%)
Charles Brandes 2,750,753 sh (-3.13%)
» More
Q2 2015

BGG Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Mariko Gordon 3,473,949 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 63,391 sh (+58.08%)
Charles Brandes 3,416,723 sh (+24.21%)
Chuck Royce 665,240 sh (+0.33%)
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Top Ranked Articles about Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Briggs & Stratton Corporation CEO Sells 123,156 Shares of Company Two insiders have purchased shares year-to-date
Todd Teske (Insider Trades), CEO, President, and Chairman of Briggs & Stratton Corporation (BGG), sold 123,156 shares of the company on Aug. 31. The average price per share was $19.91, for a total transaction of $2,452,036. Briggs & Stratton Corporation is a global producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. The company’s market cap is $856.85 million and the P/S ratio is 0.46. Read more...
Mariko Gordon Acquires Five New Stakes in Second Quarter
Mariko Gordon (Trades, Portfolio)’s Daruma Capital Management has had an enviable record of late. It registered a return of 44.08% in 2014 and 19.89% in 2013. Gordon started the firm 20 years ago with no assets under management. Today Gordon's firm has more than $2 billion in assets. Not bad for someone whose college degree was in comparative literature. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.50
BGG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. BGG: 19.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BGG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.08  Med: 26.91 Max: 1496.36
Current: 19.5
11.08
1496.36
Forward P/E 14.27
BGG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.95 vs. BGG: 14.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.90
BGG's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1310 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. BGG: 18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BGG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.5  Med: 26.35 Max: 1646
Current: 18.9
12.5
1646
P/B 1.54
BGG's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BGG: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BGG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.45 Max: 2.6
Current: 1.54
0.7
2.6
P/S 0.47
BGG's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 1694 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. BGG: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BGG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.50 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.47
0.26
1.03
PFCF 11.06
BGG's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. BGG: 11.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BGG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.22  Med: 11.38 Max: 1088.33
Current: 11.06
4.22
1088.33
POCF 5.79
BGG's POCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. BGG: 5.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BGG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.27  Med: 7.41 Max: 181
Current: 5.79
3.27
181
EV-to-EBIT 13.01
BGG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 1358 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.46 vs. BGG: 13.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BGG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -309.4  Med: 17.70 Max: 85
Current: 13.01
-309.4
85
Shiller P/E 43.44
BGG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
80% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 21.02 vs. BGG: 43.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BGG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.55  Med: 17.81 Max: 60.55
Current: 43.44
6.55
60.55
Current Ratio 2.37
BGG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1571 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. BGG: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BGG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.51  Med: 2.61 Max: 3.27
Current: 2.37
1.51
3.27
Quick Ratio 1.24
BGG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. BGG: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BGG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.40 Max: 2.14
Current: 1.24
0.68
2.14
Days Inventory 106.90
BGG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
59% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 92.90 vs. BGG: 106.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BGG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 37.35  Med: 89.70 Max: 108.53
Current: 106.9
37.35
108.53
Days Sales Outstanding 41.58
BGG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 77.27 vs. BGG: 41.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BGG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.11  Med: 43.18 Max: 55.41
Current: 41.58
32.11
55.41

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.52
BGG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 1790 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. BGG: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BGG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.51 Max: 7.7
Current: 2.52
1.6
7.7
Dividend Payout 0.49
BGG's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
55% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. BGG: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BGG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.51 Max: 6.77
Current: 0.49
0.2
6.77
Dividend growth (3y) 4.40
BGG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
51% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. BGG: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BGG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -20.6  Med: 2.90 Max: 11.2
Current: 4.4
-20.6
11.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.91
BGG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1816 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. BGG: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BGG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.85  Med: 2.90 Max: 8.88
Current: 2.91
1.85
8.88
Share Buyback Rate 3.80
BGG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. BGG: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BGG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.2  Med: 0.60 Max: -4.9
Current: 3.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.97
BGG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. BGG: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BGG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.26  Med: 2.80 Max: 3.66
Current: 2.97
1.26
3.66
Price/Projected FCF 0.64
BGG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. BGG: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BGG' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.92
Current: 0.64
0.55
1.92
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
BGG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 1565 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BGG: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BGG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.26 Max: 2.24
Current: 0.93
0.58
2.24
Price/Graham Number 1.60
BGG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
62% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. BGG: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BGG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.50 Max: 39.75
Current: 1.6
0.66
39.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.68
BGG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1679 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BGG: 7.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BGG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 5.10 Max: 11.3
Current: 7.68
1.2
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -5.18
BGG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. BGG: -5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BGG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -22.2  Med: -2.30 Max: 21.4
Current: -5.18
-22.2
21.4

Analyst Estimate

Jun16
EPS($) 1.39
EPS without NRI($) 1.39

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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