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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.87
BGG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 1970 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. BGG: 0.87 )
BGG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.68
Current: 0.87

0.06
1.68
Equity to Asset 0.46
BGG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 1964 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. BGG: 0.46 )
BGG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.46

0.33
0.6
Interest Coverage 2.51
BGG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 29.14 vs. BGG: 2.51 )
BGG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 19.73
Current: 2.51

0.49
19.73
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.50
M-Score: -2.75
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.49
BGG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1978 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. BGG: 2.49 )
BGG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.18   Max: 12.89
Current: 2.49

-2.18
12.89
Net-margin (%) 1.52
BGG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1978 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.67 vs. BGG: 1.52 )
BGG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.81   Max: 8.57
Current: 1.52

-1.81
8.57
ROE (%) 4.33
BGG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1965 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. BGG: 4.33 )
BGG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.18   Max: 35.2
Current: 4.33

-5.18
35.2
ROA (%) 1.96
BGG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1983 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. BGG: 1.96 )
BGG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.2   Max: 15.11
Current: 1.96

-2.2
15.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.52
BGG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1982 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.78 vs. BGG: 6.52 )
BGG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.65   Max: 58.47
Current: 6.52

-5.65
58.47
Revenue Growth (%) -1.50
BGG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1738 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. BGG: -1.50 )
BGG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.3   Max: 17.8
Current: -1.5

-5.3
17.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -0.60
BGG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. BGG: -0.60 )
BGG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -45   Max: 33.5
Current: -0.6

-45
33.5
EPS Growth (%) 8.30
BGG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. BGG: 8.30 )
BGG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -63.6   Max: 77.7
Current: 8.3

-63.6
77.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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
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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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Q1 2014

BGG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 791,644 sh (+214.53%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 735,204 sh (+153.18%)
Charles Brandes 2,360,654 sh (+2.88%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 638,240 sh (-0.4%)
Steven Cohen 266 sh (-99.84%)
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Q2 2014

BGG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 92,300 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 2,556,842 sh (+8.31%)
Chuck Royce 640,740 sh (+0.39%)
Steven Cohen 114,300 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 787,257 sh (-0.55%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BGG

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 214.53%0.18%$20.11 - $23.01 $ 17.49-20%791644
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Add 25.29%0.13%$18.29 - $22.1 $ 17.49-12%2294647
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -24.74%0.05%$18.29 - $22.1 $ 17.49-12%251689
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.28%$18.71 - $21.84 $ 17.49-13%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 177.85%0.14%$18.71 - $21.84 $ 17.49-13%334440
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Add 24.94%0.09%$18.71 - $21.84 $ 17.49-13%1831434
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Add 75.53%0.15%$18.91 - $24.46 $ 17.49-21%1465890
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 744.27%0.09%$18.91 - $24.46 $ 17.49-21%120368
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$18.91 - $24.46 $ 17.49-21%0
David Dreman 2013-03-31 Reduce -47.84%0.33%$20.68 - $25.37 $ 17.49-26%583291
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Reduce -22.04%0.06%$20.68 - $25.37 $ 17.49-26%835118
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$20.68 - $25.37 $ 17.49-26%14257
David Dreman 2012-12-31 Reduce -31.75%0.24%$18.45 - $21.39 $ 17.49-11%1118263
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Reduce -21.09%0.17%$16.49 - $18.35 $ 17.491%1684375
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.1%$15.37 - $18.16 $ 17.4911%0
Charles Brandes 2012-03-31 Add 93.48%0.09%$15.37 - $18.16 $ 17.4911%1128562
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 20.46%0.02%$12.66 - $15.99 $ 17.4919%55541
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 198.47%0.07%$13.09 - $20.61 $ 17.498%46108
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Add 20.24%0.01%$13.09 - $20.61 $ 17.498%101000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.04%$19 - $23.64 $ 17.49-17%15448
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 29.60
BGG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.90 vs. BGG: 29.60 )
BGG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.08   Max: 1496.36
Current: 29.6

11.08
1496.36
P/B 1.22
BGG's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. BGG: 1.22 )
BGG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.8
Current: 1.22

0.7
2.8
P/S 0.44
BGG's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BGG: 0.44 )
BGG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.12
Current: 0.44

0.26
1.12
PFCF 11.74
BGG's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BGG: 11.74 )
BGG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.22   Max: 1088.33
Current: 11.74

4.22
1088.33
EV-to-EBIT 17.83
BGG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.21 vs. BGG: 17.83 )
BGG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 85
Current: 17.83

7.8
85
Shiller P/E 43.31
BGG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 147.77 vs. BGG: 43.31 )
BGG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.55   Max: 62.19
Current: 43.31

6.55
62.19
Current Ratio 2.87
BGG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1971 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. BGG: 2.87 )
BGG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 3.27
Current: 2.87

1.51
3.27
Quick Ratio 1.63
BGG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1971 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BGG: 1.63 )
BGG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.63

0.68
2.14

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 2.80
BGG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 1532 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. BGG: 2.80 )
BGG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 7.7
Current: 2.8

1.5
7.7
Dividend Payout 0.79
BGG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
58% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. BGG: 0.79 )
BGG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 6.77
Current: 0.79

0.2
6.77
Dividend growth (3y) 2.90
BGG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 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) 3.18
BGG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1562 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. BGG: 3.18 )
BGG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 8.75
Current: 3.18

1.71
8.75
Share Buyback Rate 2.70
BGG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. BGG: 2.70 )
BGG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.2   Max: -4.9
Current: 2.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.83
BGG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
67% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. BGG: 1.83 )
BGG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 4.07
Current: 1.83

1.26
4.07
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.53
BGG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. BGG: 0.53 )
BGG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.92
Current: 0.53

0.55
1.92
Price/Median PS Value 0.84
BGG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. BGG: 0.84 )
BGG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.16
Current: 0.84

0.56
2.16
Price/Graham Number 1.53
BGG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. BGG: 1.53 )
BGG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 39.27
Current: 1.53

0.68
39.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
BGG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1854 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. BGG: 5.60 )
BGG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 12.9
Current: 5.6

1.2
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -19.68
BGG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. BGG: -19.68 )
BGG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.6   Max: 19.7
Current: -19.68

-19.6
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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