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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 0.06
CAS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 1945 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CAS: 0.06 )
CAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.06

0.01
0.63
Equity to Asset 0.35
CAS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 1946 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. CAS: 0.35 )
CAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.35

0.3
0.59
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.79
M-Score: -3.35
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 (%) -1.49
CAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.11 vs. CAS: -1.49 )
CAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.57   Max: 7.85
Current: -1.49

-4.57
7.85
Net-margin (%) -3.23
CAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. CAS: -3.23 )
CAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.69   Max: 4.68
Current: -3.23

-3.69
4.68
ROE (%) -10.96
CAS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1934 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 7.14 vs. CAS: -10.96 )
CAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -17.65   Max: 25.53
Current: -10.96

-17.65
25.53
ROA (%) -5.00
CAS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1954 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. CAS: -5.00 )
CAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.92   Max: 9.98
Current: -5

-5.92
9.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4.67
CAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1949 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 13.49 vs. CAS: -4.67 )
CAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -13.33   Max: 43.06
Current: -4.67

-13.33
43.06
Revenue Growth (%) 3.00
CAS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1721 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CAS: 3.00 )
CAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.3   Max: 22.6
Current: 3

-17.3
22.6
EPS Growth (%) 80.10
CAS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CAS: 80.10 )
CAS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -52.8   Max: 136.3
Current: 80.1

-52.8
136.3
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CAS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 21.48%$13.52 - $15.55 $ 9.52-34%19204
Michael Price 2013-12-31 Add 38.48%0.31%$13.25 - $16.56 $ 9.52-34%567500
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 56.91%$13.25 - $16.56 $ 9.52-34%15809
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$14.73 - $17.03 $ 9.52-41%10075
Michael Price 2012-12-31 Add 41.2%0.25%$11.32 - $14.37 $ 9.52-25%409803
Michael Price 2012-09-30 Add 105.32%0.27%$7.09 - $13.3 $ 9.52-10%290237
Michael Price 2012-06-30 Add 1117.88%0.2%$9.65 - $13.69 $ 9.52-19%141359
Michael Price 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$9.93 - $12.79 $ 9.52-8%11607
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.32%$7.97 - $14.81 $ 9.52-21%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-09-30 New Buy0.32%$10.67 - $18.22 $ 9.52-31%303355
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0235%$10.67 - $18.22 $ 9.52-31%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.02%$15.63 - $18.95 $ 9.52-46%10134
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Ratios

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P/B 1.00
CAS's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 2036 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CAS: 1.00 )
CAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.82
Current: 1

0.39
3.82
P/S 0.22
CAS's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 2036 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CAS: 0.22 )
CAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.22

0.1
0.75
Current Ratio 3.33
CAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CAS: 3.33 )
CAS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 4.54
Current: 3.33

1.28
4.54
Quick Ratio 1.50
CAS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. CAS: 1.50 )
CAS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.5

0.53
1.73

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.50
CAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 2036 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CAS: 1.50 )
CAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 11.78
Current: 1.5

0.78
11.78
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
CAS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2036 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CAS: 0.90 )
CAS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.39
Current: 0.9

0.39
2.39
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
CAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 2036 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CAS: 0.70 )
CAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.8
Current: 0.7

0.39
1.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.50
CAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. CAS: 1.50 )
CAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 22.6
Current: 1.5

0.8
22.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.21
CAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. CAS: 7.21 )
CAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1   Max: 18.3
Current: 7.21

1
18.3

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Metal Fabrication
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A. M. Castle & Co., was incorporated in Maryland. It 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 sector of the global economy. It focuses on the aerospace and defense, oil and gas, power generation, mining, heavy equipment manufacturing, marine, office furniture and fixtures, transportation and general manufacturing industries. Its Metals segment offers engineered specialty grades and alloys, as well as processing services. Its core products include alloy, aluminum, stainless, nickel, titanium and carbon. 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, distribution centers are equipped as needed with bar saws, plate saws, oxygen and plasma arc flame cutting machinery, water-jet cutting equipment, stress relieving and annealing furnaces, surface grinding equipment, cut-to-length levelers and sheet shearing equipment. The Company's Plastics segment consists of Total Plastics, Inc. (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, office furniture and fixtures, transportation and general manufacturing industries. TPI has locations throughout the upper Northeast and Midwest portions of the U.S. and one facility in Florida. The Company has 49 service centers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The Company's service centers hold inventory, process and distribute products to local geographic markets. Its metals and plastics service centers are separate operations, with no facilities serving both metals and plastics customers. 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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