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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.26
BRC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. BRC: 0.26 )
BRC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1330.52
Current: 0.26

0.2
1330.52
Equity to Asset 0.60
BRC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. BRC: 0.60 )
BRC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.6

0.49
0.78
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.60
M-Score: -3.29
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -7.43
BRC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. BRC: -7.43 )
BRC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.43   Max: 15.37
Current: -7.43

-7.43
15.37
Net-margin (%) -13.41
BRC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. BRC: -13.41 )
BRC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.41   Max: 10.26
Current: -13.41

-13.41
10.26
ROE (%) -18.60
BRC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.89 vs. BRC: -18.60 )
BRC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -18.6   Max: 16.48
Current: -18.6

-18.6
16.48
ROA (%) -10.74
BRC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. BRC: -10.74 )
BRC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.74   Max: 12.13
Current: -10.74

-10.74
12.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -25.79
BRC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.75 vs. BRC: -25.79 )
BRC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -25.79   Max: 76.58
Current: -25.79

-25.79
76.58
Revenue Growth (%) -1.90
BRC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. BRC: -1.90 )
BRC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.6   Max: 21
Current: -1.9

-22.6
21
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

BRC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 16,900 sh (New)
John Rogers 2,543,427 sh (+0.76%)
Richard Pzena 1,401,050 sh (-3.18%)
Chuck Royce 2,878,271 sh (-24.04%)
David Dreman 120,013 sh (-71.61%)
Joel Greenblatt 12,317 sh (-74.68%)
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Q4 2013

BRC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 156,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,011 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 29,900 sh (New)
David Dreman 137,269 sh (+14.38%)
John Rogers 2,880,191 sh (+13.24%)
Chuck Royce 3,023,171 sh (+5.03%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Richard Pzena 1,144,940 sh (-18.28%)
Steven Cohen 8,964 sh (-46.96%)
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Q1 2014

BRC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 267,919 sh (New)
Richard Snow 12,260 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 1,515,363 sh (+32.35%)
John Rogers 3,325,294 sh (+15.45%)
David Dreman 141,497 sh (+3.08%)
Jeff Auxier 29,900 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,770,998 sh (-8.34%)
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Q2 2014

BRC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 13,664 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 200,984 sh (New)
Richard Snow 12,450 sh (+1.55%)
Richard Pzena Sold Out
David Dreman 138,598 sh (-2.05%)
John Rogers 3,255,382 sh (-2.1%)
Jeff Auxier 29,150 sh (-2.51%)
Chuck Royce 2,520,998 sh (-9.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 196,757 sh (-26.56%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BRC

(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 2014-06-30 Reduce -26.56%0.03%$24.26 - $29.63 $ 26.28-2%196757
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.11%$25.18 - $31.61 $ 26.28-7%267919
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$28.67 - $31.33 $ 26.28-12%0
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -71.61%0.27%$30.11 - $35.54 $ 26.28-20%120013
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -74.68%0.05%$30.11 - $35.54 $ 26.28-20%12317
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -45.1%0.08%$33.4 - $36.33 $ 26.28-24%51867
David Dreman 2012-09-30 New Buy0.38%$25.15 - $30.4 $ 26.28-5%513326
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 55.72%0.07%$25.15 - $30.4 $ 26.28-5%99543
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 62.67%0.05%$26.74 - $32.51 $ 26.28-10%63925
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 94.26%0.09%$24.94 - $33.23 $ 26.28-9%41472
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.1%$30.97 - $38.49 $ 26.28-25%21349
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.59
BRC's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. BRC: 1.59 )
BRC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.79
Current: 1.59

0.88
3.79
P/S 1.13
BRC's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. BRC: 1.13 )
BRC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.3
Current: 1.13

0.56
2.3
PFCF 15.10
BRC's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.60 vs. BRC: 15.10 )
BRC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.98   Max: 30.69
Current: 15.1

5.98
30.69
EV-to-EBIT -14.55
BRC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.92 vs. BRC: -14.55 )
BRC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 46.4
Current: -14.55

6.2
46.4
Shiller P/E 40.95
BRC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRC: 40.95 )
BRC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.47   Max: 48.05
Current: 40.95

8.47
48.05
Current Ratio 1.52
BRC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. BRC: 1.52 )
BRC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 4.77
Current: 1.52

1.42
4.77
Quick Ratio 1.20
BRC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. BRC: 1.20 )
BRC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 4.1
Current: 1.2

1.1
4.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.97
BRC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. BRC: 2.97 )
BRC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 4.32
Current: 2.97

1.18
4.32
Dividend Payout 0.42
BRC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. BRC: 0.42 )
BRC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 4.17
Current: 0.42

0.02
4.17
Dividend growth (3y) 10.70
BRC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. BRC: 10.70 )
BRC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 30.8
Current: 10.7

2.9
30.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.31
BRC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
74% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BRC: 4.31 )
BRC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 6.2
Current: 4.31

1.69
6.2
Share Buyback Rate 1.00
BRC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. BRC: 1.00 )
BRC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.1   Max: -46.2
Current: 1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 13.69
BRC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.70 vs. BRC: 13.69 )
BRC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.23   Max: 499.86
Current: 13.69

2.23
499.86
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.74
BRC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. BRC: 0.74 )
BRC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.73
Current: 0.74

0.5
1.73
Price/Median PS Value 0.78
BRC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BRC: 0.78 )
BRC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.57
Current: 0.78

0.55
1.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.40
BRC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BRC: 9.40 )
BRC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 16.1
Current: 9.4

2.2
16.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.43
BRC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.59 vs. BRC: 7.43 )
BRC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.1   Max: 42.8
Current: 7.43

-10.1
42.8

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Brady Corporation was incorporated under the laws of the state of Wisconsin in 1914. The Company is an international manufacturer of identification solutions and specialty materials that identify and protect premises, products and people. The ability to provide customers with a range of proprietary, customized, and diverse products for use in various applications, along with a commitment to quality and service, a global footprint and multiple sales channels, have made Brady a world leader in many of its markets. The Company is organized and managed on a geographic basis within three regions: Americas, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), and Asia-Pacific, which are the reportable segments. Across these regions, the Company operates three primary business platforms: Identification Solutions ('ID Solutions'), Direct Marketing and Die-Cut. The ID Solutions business platform was referred to as the Brady business in prior filings. Within the ID Solutions platform, the primary product categories include: Workplace safety and compliance, which includes facility identification, labeling systems, spill control, lockout/tagout, and software services; Product identification, which includes materials and printing systems for product identification, brand protection labeling, work in process labeling, finished product identification, and bar coding that performs under a variety of harsh or demanding conditions; Wire identification, which includes handheld printers, wire markers, sleeves, and tags; People identification, which includes self-expiring name tags, badges, lanyards, and access control software and products. Within the Direct Marketing business platform, the primary product categories include workplace safety and compliance products, which include informational signs, tags, security and traffic related products, first aid supplies, material handling, asset identification, safety and facility identification, and regulatory products. Products within the Direct Marketing platform are sold under a variety of brands including: safety and facility identification products offered under the Seton, Emedco, Signals, Safetyshop, Clement and Personnel Concepts brands; spill-control products under the D.A.W.G. brand; and first aid supplies under the Accidental Health and Safety, Trafalgar, and Securimed brands. The Direct Marketing platform markets and sells products through multiple channels, which include catalog, telemarketing and e-commerce. Within the Die-Cut business platform, the primary products include customized precision die-cut products used to seal, dissipate heat, insulate, protect, shield, or provide other mechanical performance properties. Products within the Die-Cut platform are sold primarily under the Brady brand, with some European business marketed as Balkhausen products. The business sells through a technical direct sales force, and is supported by global strategic account management. The Die-Cut platform serves custo
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