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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
63% of the 2035 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. CAS: 0.04 )
CAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.04

0.01
0.63
Equity to Asset 0.33
CAS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CAS: 0.33 )
CAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.33

0.3
0.59
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.60
M-Score: -3.10
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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Operating margin (%) -8.86
CAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. CAS: -8.86 )
CAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.57   Max: 7.85
Current: -8.86

-4.57
7.85
Net-margin (%) -11.03
CAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. CAS: -11.03 )
CAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.69   Max: 4.68
Current: -11.03

-3.69
4.68
ROE (%) -39.79
CAS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 2023 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. CAS: -39.79 )
CAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.41   Max: 28.92
Current: -39.79

-16.41
28.92
ROA (%) -15.92
CAS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 2054 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. CAS: -15.92 )
CAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.8   Max: 12.31
Current: -15.92

-5.8
12.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -25.55
CAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 2053 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. CAS: -25.55 )
CAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -12   Max: 72.23
Current: -25.55

-12
72.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.00
CAS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1807 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CAS: 3.00 )
CAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.3   Max: 22.6
Current: 3

-17.3
22.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 80.10
CAS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1417 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CAS: 80.10 )
CAS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -52.8   Max: 136.3
Current: 80.1

-52.8
136.3
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Q4 2013

CAS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 34,163 sh (New)
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Q1 2014

CAS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 711,421 sh (New)
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Michael Price 567,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2014

CAS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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Joel Greenblatt 18,864 sh (-1.77%)
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CAS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Arnold Schneider 283,513 sh (New)
Jim Simons 78,500 sh (+217.81%)
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Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Schneider 2014-09-30 New Buy0.29%$8.26 - $11.78 $ 7.47-24%283513
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out $8.26 - $11.78 $ 7.47-24%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 21.48%$13.52 - $15.55 $ 7.47-48%19204
Michael Price 2013-12-31 Add 38.48%0.31%$13.25 - $16.56 $ 7.47-48%567500
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 56.91%$13.25 - $16.56 $ 7.47-48%15809
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$14.73 - $17.03 $ 7.47-54%10075
Michael Price 2012-12-31 Add 41.2%0.25%$11.32 - $14.37 $ 7.47-41%409803
Michael Price 2012-09-30 Add 105.32%0.27%$7.09 - $13.3 $ 7.47-29%290237
Michael Price 2012-06-30 Add 1117.88%0.2%$9.65 - $13.69 $ 7.47-36%141359
Michael Price 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$9.93 - $12.79 $ 7.47-27%11607
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.32%$7.97 - $14.81 $ 7.47-38%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-09-30 New Buy0.32%$10.67 - $18.22 $ 7.47-46%303355
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0235%$10.67 - $18.22 $ 7.47-46%0
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Ratios

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P/B 0.82
CAS's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. CAS: 0.82 )
CAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.82
Current: 0.82

0.39
3.82
P/S 0.18
CAS's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CAS: 0.18 )
CAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.18

0.1
0.75
EV-to-EBIT -5.07
CAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 17.14 vs. CAS: -5.07 )
CAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2380.6   Max: 122.9
Current: -5.07

-2380.6
122.9
Current Ratio 2.84
CAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 2044 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. CAS: 2.84 )
CAS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 4.54
Current: 2.84

1.28
4.54
Quick Ratio 1.17
CAS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 2044 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. CAS: 1.17 )
CAS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.17

0.53
1.73

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.25
CAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. CAS: 1.25 )
CAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 11.78
Current: 1.25

0.78
11.78
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.71
CAS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. CAS: 0.71 )
CAS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.39
Current: 0.71

0.39
2.39
Price/Median PS Value 0.56
CAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. CAS: 0.56 )
CAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.8
Current: 0.56

0.39
1.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -19.70
CAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
62% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CAS: -19.70 )
CAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 22.6
Current: -19.7

0.8
22.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.33
CAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. CAS: 13.33 )
CAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.8   Max: 58.4
Current: 13.33

-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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