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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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Cash to Debt 0.04
CAS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. CAS: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.04
0.01
0.63
Equity to Asset 0.13
CAS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CAS: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.13
0.13
0.59
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.26
M-Score: -3.26
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) -8.51
CAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. CAS: -8.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.09  Med: 2.20 Max: 7.85
Current: -8.51
-10.09
7.85
Net-margin (%) -14.02
CAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. CAS: -14.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.75  Med: -0.20 Max: 4.68
Current: -14.02
-13.75
4.68
ROE (%) -80.37
CAS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1675 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. CAS: -80.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -58.54  Med: -1.24 Max: 27.67
Current: -80.37
-58.54
27.67
ROA (%) -21.03
CAS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 1719 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. CAS: -21.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.25  Med: -0.40 Max: 10.79
Current: -21.03
-21.25
10.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -24.22
CAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1710 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 11.26 vs. CAS: -24.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -29.8  Med: 3.41 Max: 64.16
Current: -24.22
-29.8
64.16
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.20
CAS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 1402 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CAS: -5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.3  Med: 0.80 Max: 22.6
Current: -5.2
-17.3
22.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 316.30
CAS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CAS: 316.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -52.8  Med: 15.65 Max: 316.3
Current: 316.3
-52.8
316.3
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 10.99
CAS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 15.95 vs. CAS: 10.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.93
CAS's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CAS: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.15 Max: 3.82
Current: 0.93
0.39
3.82
P/S 0.07
CAS's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 1694 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. CAS: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.07
0.07
0.75
Current Ratio 3.33
CAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1571 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. CAS: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CAS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.28  Med: 2.15 Max: 4.54
Current: 3.33
1.28
4.54
Quick Ratio 1.37
CAS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. CAS: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CAS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.73
Current: 1.37
0.53
1.73
Days Inventory 119.62
CAS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
65% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 92.90 vs. CAS: 119.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CAS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 68.69  Med: 110.47 Max: 146.1
Current: 119.62
68.69
146.1
Days Sales Outstanding 46.80
CAS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 77.27 vs. CAS: 46.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CAS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 11.91  Med: 40.25 Max: 58.35
Current: 46.8
11.91
58.35

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 11.78
CAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CAS: 11.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.88 Max: 26.83
Current: 11.78
0.82
26.83
Price/Median PS Value 0.22
CAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1565 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CAS: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.8
Current: 0.22
0.28
1.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -21.29
CAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 1679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. CAS: -21.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -21.29  Med: 10.70 Max: 22.6
Current: -21.29
-21.29
22.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 39.86
CAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. CAS: 39.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -0.8  Med: 4.60 Max: 58.4
Current: 39.86
-0.8
58.4

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Metal Fabrication
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A M Castle & Co was founded in the year 1890. The Company is a specialty metals and plastics distribution company. It provides products and value-added processing and supply chain services to an array of customers, within the producer durable equipment, oil and gas, aerospace, heavy industrial equipment, industrial goods, construction equipment, retail, marine and automotive sectors of the economy. It focuses on aerospace, oil and gas, power generation, mining, heavy industrial equipment manufacturing, automotive, marine, office furniture and fixtures, safety products, life sciences applications, transportation and general manufacturing industries. Company operates out of 46 service centers located throughout North America consisting 42; Europe consisting 3: and Asia consisting of 1. Its service centers hold inventory and processes and distributes products to both local and export markets. The Company operates in two segments: Metals and Plastics. In Metals segment, the Company's marketing strategy focuses on distributing engineered specialty grades and alloys of metals as well as providing specialized processing services designed to meet very precise specifications. The products include alloy, aluminum, nickel, stainless steel, carbon and titanium. Inventories of these products assume many forms such as plate, sheet, extrusions, round bar, hexagon bar, square and flat bar, tubing and coil. Depending on the size of the facility and the nature of the markets it serves, a service center is equipped as needed with bar saws, plate saws, oxygen and plasma arc flame cutting machinery, trepanning machinery, boring machinery, honing equipment, water-jet cutting equipment, stress relieving and annealing furnaces, surface grinding equipment, and sheet shearing equipment. The Company's Plastics segment consists of Total Plastics, Inc., or TPI, a wholly-owned subsidiary headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This segment stocks and distributes a number of plastics in forms that include plate, rod, tube, clear sheet, tape, gaskets and fittings. Processing activities within this segment include cut-to-length, cut-to-shape, bending and forming according to customer specifications. The Plastics segment's diverse customer base consists of companies in the retail, marine, automotive, office furniture and fixtures, safety products, life sciences applications, and general manufacturing industries. TPI has locations in the upper northeast, southeast and Midwest regions of the U.S. from which it services a number of users of industrial plastics. Service centers act as supply chain intermediaries between primary producers, which necessarily deal in bulk quantities in order to achieve economies of scale, and end-users in a number of industries that require specialized products in smaller quantities and forms. The Company's customer base includes many Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of medium and smaller sized firms.
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