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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
CFX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. CFX: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CFX' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.26 Max: N/A
Current: 0.14
Equity to Asset 0.46
CFX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 1726 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CFX: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CFX' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.01  Med: 0.20 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.46
-0.01
0.46
Interest Coverage 5.96
CFX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 1225 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. CFX: 5.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CFX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 4.76 Max: 7.98
Current: 5.96
1.38
7.98
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.61
M-Score: -2.66
WACC vs ROIC
8.49%
5.16%
WACC
ROIC
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.18
CFX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1752 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.54 vs. CFX: 7.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CFX' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.76  Med: 6.76 Max: 24.35
Current: 7.18
2.76
24.35
Net-margin (%) 4.23
CFX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1753 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. CFX: 4.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CFX' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.65  Med: 3.61 Max: 12.81
Current: 4.23
-1.65
12.81
ROE (%) 5.38
CFX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. CFX: 5.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CFX' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.93  Med: 6.98 Max: 220.13
Current: 5.38
-7.93
220.13
ROA (%) 2.40
CFX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1769 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. CFX: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CFX' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.78  Med: 2.01 Max: 7.66
Current: 2.4
-1.78
7.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.35
CFX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1760 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.41 vs. CFX: 23.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CFX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.54  Med: 20.29 Max: 81.88
Current: 23.35
8.54
81.88
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -9.60
CFX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1552 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CFX: -9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CFX' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.10 Max: 52.5
Current: -9.6
0
52.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.30
CFX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1320 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CFX: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CFX' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -0.30 Max: 64.7
Current: -0.3
0
64.7
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Q2 2015

CFX Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ray Dalio 26,693 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,227,572 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 255,122 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 403,181 sh (+9.53%)
Chuck Akre 5,824,798 sh (+0.25%)
Murray Stahl 1,059,678 sh (+0.09%)
Ruane Cunniff 501,400 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,085,070 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 6,300 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 334,200 sh (-15.69%)
Ron Baron 3,542,569 sh (-21.63%)
John Griffin 355,120 sh (-90.86%)
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Ray Dalio 116,300 sh (+335.69%)
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Chuck Akre 7,031,709 sh (+20.72%)
Joel Greenblatt 272,282 sh (+6.73%)
Tom Gayner 1,135,070 sh (+4.61%)
Murray Stahl 1,096,789 sh (+3.50%)
Ruane Cunniff 501,400 sh (unchged)
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John Griffin Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 379,846 sh (-5.79%)
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Wallace Weitz 1,955,069 sh (New)
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Chuck Akre 7,345,908 sh (+4.47%)
Ruane Cunniff 501,400 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,135,070 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
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Joel Greenblatt 170,886 sh (-37.24%)
Ron Baron 827,273 sh (-63.73%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Colfax Corp

Chuck Akre Comments on Colfax - Apr 25, 2016

We wrote in the year-end letter about the negative experience the fund had with Colfax (NYSE:CFX) in 2015. Our experience has been more favorable so far in 2016, but we caution that we are not out of the woods yet. The outlook for industrial end-markets around the world, especially in emerging markets, remains uncertain. Nonetheless, some of the pessimism has eased and the stock market has responded accordingly with the share price smartly off the lows of earlier this year. Our original thesis concerning the company and its founding sponsors, Mitchell and Steven Rales, remains unchanged!





From Akre Focus Fund commentary first quarter 2016.



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Wallace Weitz Comments on Colfax - Jan 22, 2016

Colfax (NYSE:CFX) is a leading manufacturer of pumps, gas handling products and welding equipment. The company was founded by Mitch and Steve Rales, who also founded the Danaher Corporation. They, along with several Danaher alums, created the Colfax Business System (CBS), which is modeled after the highly successful Danaher Business System. CBS is a both a management philosophy and a set of tools based on the concept of continuous improvement. Colfax believes that it can apply CBS to drive organic sales growth and expand margins at its current businesses in addition to future bolt-on and platform acquisitions. Although the company is experiencing declining sales as several of its primary end markets, including oil & gas, power generation and mining are suffering through an extended downturn, we believe that Colfax will manage through this period and emerge larger and stronger.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth quarter 2015 Partners Value Fund commentary.

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Chuck Akre Comments on Colfax - Jan 21, 2016

The one short term blemish in an otherwise strongly performing group of businesses in the fund is Colfax (NYSE:CFX). Calendar year 2015 was a year that challenged Colfax significantly. Colfax is a company which we describe as an “asset allocator.” Their model is to acquire critically important industrial businesses which they can improve operationally and reinvest all the excess cash they generate stemming from the improvements they have instituted. True to their mission, management has made important improvements, especially in the welding business in terms of margin improvement. Our belief continues to be that the company’s shares are likely set up for a rebound in the coming year or two.

From Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio)'s Focus Fund 4th quarter 2015 commentary.

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Baron Funds Comments on Colfax Corp - Mar 24, 2015

Shares of global industrial machinery company Colfax Corp. (CFX) fell in the fourth quarter on reports of weaker-than-expected third quarter earnings and below-consensus 2015 guidance. Shares also declined as the market rotated out of companies such as Colfax with exposure to falling oil and gas pricing, slowing international markets, and headwinds from foreign exchange exposure. We believe Colfax will use its proven business system to improve operations of acquired companies, which we believe will generate substantial shareholder value over time. (Rebecca Ellin)

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Focused Growth Fund Q4 2014 Quarterly Report.

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Baron Growth Fund Comments on Colfax Corp - Oct 24, 2014

Shares of industrial machinery company Colfax Corp. (CFX) fell in the wake of weaker-than-expected second quarter results. Strong margins in welding were offset by operational missteps in the legacy fluid handling business combined with a weak macro environment. Colfax recently announced a new president for the fluid handling business, and we expect this business to get back on track soon. We believe that Colfax will continue to use its proven business strategy to improve operations at acquired companies, generating substantial shareholder value over time. (Rebecca Ellin)

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Growth Fund Q3 2014 Report.

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Chuck Akre Comments on Colfax Corporation - Jul 23, 2014

Colfax Corporation (“Colfax”) (NASDAQ: CFX)



Market Cap: $9.2 billion (as of 6/30/14)



Company overview:



Colfax (CFX) is a multi-platform industrial engineering and manufacturing company with a focus on two product areas: (1) gas & fluid handling, and (2) welding. The company was founded in 1995 by Steven and Mitchell Rales, best known as the founders of Danaher Corporation, and it has grown to its current size through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth. In 2012, Colfax completed the transformative acquisition of Charter International PLC, a UK-based industrial conglomerate many times its size, increasing revenues overnight from $700 million to $4 billion.



Akre Focus Fund Investment:



The Fund purchased its first shares of Colfax in July 2012 and continues to add opportunistically. Colfax is a core portfolio company for the Fund and as of June 2014 represents 10.4% of the portfolio.



Investment thesis:



We believe the heart and soul of Colfax is a set of operational and management tools known as the Colfax Business System (CBS) which stresses continuous improvement in all aspects of the business. Danaher fine-tuned the use of these tools, compounding shareholder capital at a 20%+ Compound Annual Growth Rate, (CAGR) since 1984 by acquiring underperforming businesses, improving revenue, margins and cash flow, and employing that cash flow to fund the next acquisition. Colfax has borrowed the Danaher playbook.



Colfax specializes in non-commoditized, niche industrial end- markets, in which they are the dominant competitor, selling highly technical, often mission-critical, products with significant aftermarket sales and service potential (>50% CFX revenue currently), with an attractive geographic footprint (>50% CFX revenue is in emerging markets, 80% non-US). All of Colfax’s acquisitions are evaluated based on anticipated ROE which includes the expected benefits of the CBS.



This playbook forms the basis for the business and reinvestment legs of our “three-legged stool.” The business leg is a combination of the CBS and the high-quality, highly efficient businesses Colfax owns. The “people” leg of the stool is comprised of the Rales brothers and the fact that the majority of Colfax’s senior executives were formerly employed by Danaher, including CEO Steve Simms, CFO Scott Brannon, and EVP Strategy & M&A Dan Pryor.



The Investment Examples included herein have been selected based on objective, non-performance based selection criteria, solely to provide general examples of the research and investment processes of the Fund. The Investment Examples should not be construed as an indicator of the future performance. The information presented above should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security. There can be no assurance that any securities discussed herein will be a part of the Fund’s portfolio or, if sold, will not be repurchased.



From Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio)’s 2014 Q2 Fund Pitchbook .



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.98
CFX's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1351 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.33 vs. CFX: 20.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CFX' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.03  Med: 33.09 Max: 387.83
Current: 20.98
10.03
387.83
Forward P/E 19.12
CFX's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
76% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. CFX: 19.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.98
CFX's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1355 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.33 vs. CFX: 20.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CFX' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.97  Med: 33.17 Max: 396.44
Current: 20.98
9.97
396.44
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 15.92
CFX's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
55% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.09 vs. CFX: 15.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CFX' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.26  Med: 22.56 Max: 65.95
Current: 15.92
11.26
65.95
P/B 1.13
CFX's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 1685 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. CFX: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CFX' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 2.41 Max: 8.24
Current: 1.13
0.81
8.24
P/S 0.89
CFX's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. CFX: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CFX' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.17 Max: 2.28
Current: 0.89
0.32
2.28
PFCF 15.11
CFX's PFCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.56 vs. CFX: 15.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CFX' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.71  Med: 21.05 Max: 55.07
Current: 15.11
10.71
55.07
POCF 11.65
CFX's POCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. CFX: 11.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CFX' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.69  Med: 16.30 Max: 237.66
Current: 11.65
7.69
237.66
EV-to-EBIT 17.15
CFX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.84 vs. CFX: 17.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CFX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -450  Med: 21.60 Max: 133.6
Current: 17.15
-450
133.6
EV-to-EBITDA 11.16
CFX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
58% of the 1454 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.32 vs. CFX: 11.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CFX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.4  Med: 15.90 Max: 138.5
Current: 11.16
-56.4
138.5
PEG 0.70
CFX's PEG is ranked higher than
75% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. CFX: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CFX' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.55 Max: 8.31
Current: 0.7
0.3
8.31
Shiller P/E 32.79
CFX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 25.46 vs. CFX: 32.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CFX' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.29  Med: 29.75 Max: 37.76
Current: 32.79
23.29
37.76
Current Ratio 1.58
CFX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 1601 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. CFX: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CFX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 1.62 Max: 1.97
Current: 1.58
1.31
1.97
Quick Ratio 1.20
CFX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CFX: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CFX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.27 Max: 1.5
Current: 1.2
0.9
1.5
Days Inventory 59.58
CFX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 1694 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 98.11 vs. CFX: 59.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CFX' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.33  Med: 63.08 Max: 81.49
Current: 59.58
36.33
81.49
Days Sales Outstanding 81.72
CFX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 78.53 vs. CFX: 81.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CFX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 60.87  Med: 64.48 Max: 88.81
Current: 81.72
60.87
88.81
Days Payable 96.64
CFX's Days Payable is ranked higher than
71% of the 1419 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 63.07 vs. CFX: 96.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CFX' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.36  Med: 54.08 Max: 108.47
Current: 96.64
39.36
108.47

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.71
CFX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. CFX: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CFX' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 2.03 Max: 4.83
Current: 0.71
0.59
4.83
Price/Median PS Value 0.76
CFX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 1610 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CFX: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CFX' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.55
Current: 0.76
0.48
1.55
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.84
CFX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CFX: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CFX' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.24 Max: 16.46
Current: 0.84
0.69
16.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.86
CFX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1735 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. CFX: 5.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CFX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 4.40 Max: 10.7
Current: 5.86
0.7
10.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 40.09
CFX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 915 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. CFX: 40.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CFX' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.7  Med: 39.90 Max: 52.6
Current: 40.09
-18.7
52.6

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $3967
EPS $ 1.35
Beta1.15
Short Percentage of Float7.44%
52-Week Range $18.22 - 53.17
Shares Outstanding(Mil)122.75

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 3,685 3,794 4,005
EPS($) 1.50 1.68 1.85
EPS without NRI($) 1.50 1.68 1.85

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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Colfax Corp was organized as a Delaware corporation in 1998. It is a supplier of fluid handling products. The Company design, manufacture, install and maintain gas- and fluid-handling products for use in a wide range of markets, including power generation, oil, gas and petrochemical, mining, marine (including defense) and general industrial and other. Their gas-handling products are principally marketed under the Howden brand name. The fluid-handling products are marketed by Colfax Fluid Handling under a portfolio of brands including Allweiler and Imo. Colfax Fluid Handling is a supplier of a broad range of fluid-handling products, including pumps, fluid-handling systems and controls, and specialty valves. They are the manufacturer of rotary positive displacement pumps with a broad product portfolio and globally recognized brands. Rotary positive displacement pumps consist of a casing containing screws, gears, vanes or similar components that are actuated by the relative rotation of that component to the casing, which results in the physical movement of the liquid from the inlet to the discharge at a constant rate. The Company manufacture complete fluid-handling systems used primarily in the oil and gas, power generation, commercial marine and global defense markets. We offer turnkey systems and support, including design, manufacture, installation, commission and service. There systems include: lubrication systems, which are used in rotating equipment in oil refineries and other process industries; custom designed packages used in crude oil pipeline applications, lubrication and fuel forwarding systems used in power generation turbines and complete packages for commercial marine engine rooms. The valve business has specialized machining, welding and fabrication capabilities that enable us to serve as a supplier to the U.S. Navy. In addition to designing and manufacturing valves, They also offer repair and retrofit services for products manufactured by other valve suppliers through their aftermarket support centers located in Virginia Beach, Virginia and San Diego, California. The Company obtain raw materials, component parts and supplies from a variety of sources, generally each from more than one supplier. There principal raw materials are metals, castings, motors, seals and bearings. The Company is subject to a variety of laws regarding their international operations, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K Bribery Act of 2010, and regulations issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") and various foreign governmental agencies.

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