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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
94% of the 1727 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. CAS: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CAS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.04
0.01
0.63
Equity to Asset 0.08
CAS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 1698 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CAS: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CAS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.08
0.08
0.59
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.93
M-Score: -4.04
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 (%) -10.59
CAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. CAS: -10.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CAS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.09  Med: 0.37 Max: 7.85
Current: -10.59
-10.09
7.85
Net-margin (%) -17.30
CAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. CAS: -17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CAS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.75  Med: -0.69 Max: 4.68
Current: -17.3
-13.75
4.68
ROE (%) -120.57
CAS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.64 vs. CAS: -120.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CAS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.54  Med: -2.40 Max: 27.67
Current: -120.57
-58.54
27.67
ROA (%) -25.15
CAS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1740 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. CAS: -25.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CAS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.25  Med: -1.13 Max: 10.22
Current: -25.15
-21.25
10.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -29.08
CAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1731 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 11.64 vs. CAS: -29.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.8  Med: -0.15 Max: 40.84
Current: -29.08
-29.8
40.84
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.20
CAS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CAS: -5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.3  Med: -0.25 Max: 22.6
Current: -5.2
-17.3
22.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 321.50
CAS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. CAS: 321.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.3  Med: 43.20 Max: 321.5
Current: 321.5
-53.3
321.5
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 10.99
CAS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 13.83 vs. CAS: 10.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
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P/B 0.85
CAS's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 2180 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. CAS: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CAS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.15 Max: 3.82
Current: 0.85
0.39
3.82
P/S 0.05
CAS's P/S is ranked higher than
99% of the 2180 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. CAS: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CAS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.05
0.04
0.75
Current Ratio 2.82
CAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. CAS: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CAS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 2.18 Max: 4.54
Current: 2.82
1.28
4.54
Quick Ratio 1.19
CAS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. CAS: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CAS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.73
Current: 1.19
0.53
1.73
Days Inventory 141.29
CAS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
69% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 98.25 vs. CAS: 141.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CAS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 68.69  Med: 82.79 Max: 122.88
Current: 141.29
68.69
122.88
Days Sales Outstanding 47.34
CAS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 80.68 vs. CAS: 47.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CAS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.69  Med: 46.04 Max: 58.35
Current: 47.34
37.69
58.35
Days Payable 44.91
CAS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
69% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 67.09 vs. CAS: 44.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CAS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.76  Med: 39.82 Max: 55.65
Current: 44.91
26.76
55.65

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.13
CAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 2179 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. CAS: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CAS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.8
Current: 0.13
0.19
1.8
Price/Graham Number 0.14
CAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
98% of the 1802 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CAS: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CAS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.17 Max: 4.77
Current: 0.14
0.21
4.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -26.89
CAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1713 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CAS: -26.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.89  Med: 11.90 Max: 22.6
Current: -26.89
-26.89
22.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -42.94
CAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.53 vs. CAS: -42.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CAS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.8  Med: 4.60 Max: 58.4
Current: -42.94
-0.8
58.4

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Revenue(Mil) $838
EPS $ -6.17
Beta0.44
Short Percentage of Float56.44%
52-Week Range $1.28 - 7.01
Shares Outstanding(Mil)23.78

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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Metal Fabrication
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Traded in other countries:0AX.Germany,
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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