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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 : 8/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
BZC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. BZC: No Debt )
BZC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.62
BZC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. BZC: 0.62 )
BZC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.22   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.62

-0.22
0.64
Interest Coverage 36.08
BZC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. BZC: 36.08 )
BZC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 36.08
Current: 36.08

0.19
36.08
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.14
M-Score: -1.29
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 10.24
BZC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.82 vs. BZC: 10.24 )
BZC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -23.68   Max: 18.41
Current: 10.24

-23.68
18.41
Net-margin (%) 5.10
BZC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.29 vs. BZC: 5.10 )
BZC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -152.74   Max: 16.79
Current: 5.1

-152.74
16.79
ROE (%) 9.46
BZC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. BZC: 9.46 )
BZC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -140.67   Max: 35.11
Current: 9.46

-140.67
35.11
ROA (%) 5.55
BZC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. BZC: 5.55 )
BZC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -49.59   Max: 12.39
Current: 5.55

-49.59
12.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.07
BZC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 24.60 vs. BZC: 24.07 )
BZC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -19.39   Max: 50.13
Current: 24.07

-19.39
50.13
Revenue Growth (%) 4.30
BZC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BZC: 4.30 )
BZC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.6   Max: 22.3
Current: 4.3

-43.6
22.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BZC Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 24,233 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 16,700 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

BZC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 18,600 sh (+11.38%)
Chuck Royce 24,233 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2013

BZC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 21,700 sh (+16.67%)
Chuck Royce 24,233 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

BZC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 23,400 sh (+7.83%)
Chuck Royce 24,233 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 24.00
BZC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. BZC: 24.00 )
BZC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.37   Max: 863.64
Current: 24

2.37
863.64
P/B 2.00
BZC's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. BZC: 2.00 )
BZC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 9.15
Current: 2

1.3
9.15
P/S 1.20
BZC's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BZC: 1.20 )
BZC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.86
Current: 1.2

0.56
1.86
EV-to-EBIT 12.30
BZC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. BZC: 12.30 )
BZC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 21
Current: 12.3

6.3
21
Shiller P/E 24.30
BZC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
54% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 21.40 vs. BZC: 24.30 )
BZC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.96   Max: 33.33
Current: 24.3

8.96
33.33

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.00
BZC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. BZC: 2.00 )
BZC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 8.65
Current: 2

0.49
8.65
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
BZC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BZC: 1.20 )
BZC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 73.94
Current: 1.2

0.15
73.94
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
BZC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BZC: 1.30 )
BZC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.96
Current: 1.3

0.1
1.96
Price/Graham Number 1.50
BZC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BZC: 1.50 )
BZC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 5.72
Current: 1.5

0.69
5.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.10
BZC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BZC: 8.10 )
BZC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 15.8
Current: 8.1

4.8
15.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.26
BZC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.52 vs. BZC: 6.26 )
BZC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -24.5   Max: 102.6
Current: 6.26

-24.5
102.6

Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
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Breeze-Eastern Corporation, a Delaware corporation was organized in 1962. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, sells and services sophisticated engineered mission equipment for specialty aerospace and defense applications. Its core business is aerospace and defense products. The Company develops sophisticated helicopter hoist and winch systems, including systems for the current generation of Sikorsky H-60 Blackhawk and Naval Hawk, CH53-K Super Stallion, Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, Boeing CH-47 Chinook, Eurocopter Ecureuil, Dolphin, EH-101 Merlin/Cormorant, Changhe Z-11, Agusta Westland A-W109, AW119 and AW139 helicopter. It also designs, markets, sells and services a line of hydraulic and electric aircraft cargo winch systems with capacities from 900 pounds to over 7,000 pounds. Its external cargo hook systems are original equipment on military medium and heavy lift helicopters. These hook systems range from smaller 1,000-pound capacity models up to the largest 36,000-pound capacity hooks employed on the Super Stallion helicopter. Its latest designs incorporate load sensing and display technology and automatic load release features. It also manufactures cargo and aircraft tie-downs which are included in this product line. It makes static-line retrieval and cargo winches for military cargo aircraft including the Boeing C-17, Alenia C-27J, and CASA CN-235, and CASA C-295. Its weapons handling systems include weapons handling equipment for land-based rocket launchers and munitions hoists for loading missiles and other loads using electric power or exchangeable battery packs. It supplies this equipment for the United States, Japanese, and European Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) and the United States High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). It performs overhaul, repair, and maintenance services for all of its products. These services are performed at its Whippany, New Jersey facility. It also has licensed third-party vendors to perform these services. The Company is subject to federal and state requirements for protection of the environment, including those for the remediation of contaminated sites relating to predecessor entities and previously-owned subsidiaries.

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