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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
BWL.A's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. BWL.A: No Debt )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 143.11   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.80
BWL.A's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. BWL.A: 0.80 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.8

0.78
0.9
Interest Coverage No Debt
BWL.A's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. BWL.A: No Debt )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 7.61
M-Score: -2.25
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.17
BWL.A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. BWL.A: 5.17 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.68   Max: 19.9
Current: 5.17

6.68
19.9
Net-margin (%) 12.85
BWL.A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. BWL.A: 12.85 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.85   Max: 16.54
Current: 12.85

5.85
16.54
ROE (%) 9.93
BWL.A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.07 vs. BWL.A: 9.93 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.23   Max: 13.47
Current: 9.93

4.23
13.47
ROA (%) 7.95
BWL.A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. BWL.A: 7.95 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.62   Max: 11.59
Current: 7.95

3.62
11.59
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.64
BWL.A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 12.44 vs. BWL.A: 5.64 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.16   Max: 29.69
Current: 5.64

7.16
29.69
Revenue Growth (%) -4.30
BWL.A's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. BWL.A: -4.30 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.6   Max: 9.5
Current: -4.3

-24.6
9.5
EBITDA Growth (%) -7.40
BWL.A's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BWL.A: -7.40 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.8   Max: 9.2
Current: -7.4

-18.8
9.2
EPS Growth (%) -7.00
BWL.A's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. BWL.A: -7.00 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.2   Max: 23.3
Current: -7

-24.2
23.3
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 25.40
BWL.A's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 28.70 vs. BWL.A: 25.40 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.42   Max: 48.15
Current: 25.4

13.42
48.15
P/B 2.50
BWL.A's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. BWL.A: 2.50 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 2.73
Current: 2.5

1.23
2.73
P/S 3.30
BWL.A's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. BWL.A: 3.30 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 3.47
Current: 3.3

1.5
3.47
PFCF 69.20
BWL.A's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 52.50 vs. BWL.A: 69.20 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9   Max: 115.92
Current: 69.2

9
115.92
EV-to-EBIT 58.49
BWL.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 22.12 vs. BWL.A: 58.49 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 62.6
Current: 58.49

7.6
62.6
Shiller P/E 31.40
BWL.A's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 8580.60 vs. BWL.A: 31.40 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 33.7
Current: 31.4

10.6
33.7
Current Ratio 1.35
BWL.A's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. BWL.A: 1.35 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 6.34
Current: 1.35

1.29
6.34
Quick Ratio 1.24
BWL.A's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. BWL.A: 1.24 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 6.04
Current: 1.24

1.13
6.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.40
BWL.A's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
77% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. BWL.A: 3.40 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.11   Max: 5.57
Current: 3.4

3.11
5.57
Dividend Payout 2.72
BWL.A's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
65% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. BWL.A: 2.72 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 26.67
Current: 2.72

0.31
26.67
Dividend growth (3y) 1.80
BWL.A's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
69% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. BWL.A: 1.80 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -6.6   Max: 12.7
Current: 1.8

-6.6
12.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.74
BWL.A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. BWL.A: 3.74 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 6.12
Current: 3.74

3.42
6.12
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
BWL.A's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. BWL.A: -0.10 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.2   Max: -35.6
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.52
BWL.A's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. BWL.A: 2.52 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.69
Current: 2.52

0.75
2.69
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.61
BWL.A's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. BWL.A: 1.61 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.61

0.47
1.72
Price/Median PS Value 1.28
BWL.A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. BWL.A: 1.28 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.37
Current: 1.28

0.41
1.37
Price/Graham Number 1.69
BWL.A's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. BWL.A: 1.69 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.69

0.57
1.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.70
BWL.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. BWL.A: 1.70 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 13.2
Current: 1.7

1.6
13.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -9.39
BWL.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
55% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.54 vs. BWL.A: -9.39 )
BWL.A' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 11.5
Current: -9.39

-12.6
11.5

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Leisure
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Bowl America Incorporated was incorporated in 1958. The Company commenced business with one bowling center in 1958, and at the end of the past fiscal year, the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries operated 19 bowling centers. As of September 1, 2011 the Company and its subsidiaries operated 10 bowling centers in the greater metropolitan area of Washington, D.C., one bowling center in the greater metropolitan area of Baltimore, Maryland, one bowling center in Orlando, Florida, three bowling centers in the greater metropolitan area of Jacksonville, Florida, and four bowling centers in the greater metropolitan area of Richmond, Virginia. These 19 bowling centers contain a total of 756 lanes. These establishments are fully air-conditioned with facilities for service of food and beverages, game rooms, rental lockers, and meeting room facilities. All centers provide shoes for rental, and bowling balls are provided free. In addition, each center retails bowling accessories. Most locations are equipped for glow-in-the-dark bowling, popular for parties and non-league bowling. The bowling equipment essential for the Company's operation is readily available. The main source of its equipment is Brunswick Corporation. The bowling business is a seasonal one, and most of the business takes place from October through May. It is highly competitive, but the Company has managed to maintain its position in the markets in which it operates. The main method of competition is the quality of service furnished to the Company's customers. Its main competitors are Brunswick Corporation, a large bowling equipment manufacturer, and AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc.

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