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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
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Cash-to-Debt 23.28
DWSN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. DWSN: 23.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
DWSN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.87 Max: 23.28
Current: 23.28
0.02
23.28
Equity-to-Asset 0.91
DWSN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. DWSN: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
DWSN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.6 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.91
0.13
0.91
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 4.40
Beneish M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
7.78%
-31.30%
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 : 3/10

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Operating Margin % -37.08
DWSN's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
75% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -7.64 vs. DWSN: -37.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
DWSN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.08  Med: 2.79 Max: 14.76
Current: -37.08
-37.08
14.76
Net Margin % -29.84
DWSN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
69% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -11.10 vs. DWSN: -29.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
DWSN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.84  Med: 0.48 Max: 8.42
Current: -29.84
-29.84
8.42
ROE % -20.92
DWSN's ROE % is ranked lower than
70% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -7.60 vs. DWSN: -20.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
DWSN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.91  Med: 0.67 Max: 22.12
Current: -20.92
-20.91
22.12
ROA % -18.37
DWSN's ROA % is ranked lower than
82% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.92 vs. DWSN: -18.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
DWSN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.28  Med: 0.4 Max: 12.96
Current: -18.37
-18.28
12.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -32.86
DWSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
82% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -5.13 vs. DWSN: -32.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
DWSN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.71  Med: 5.14 Max: 31
Current: -32.86
-34.71
31
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -30.60
DWSN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -9.60 vs. DWSN: -30.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
DWSN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -5.5 Max: 52.4
Current: -30.6
0
52.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 28.40
DWSN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -12.80 vs. DWSN: 28.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
DWSN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 20.55 Max: 138.4
Current: 28.4
0
138.4
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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

DWSN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Arnold Van Den Berg 604,775 sh (+111.82%)
Jim Simons 1,371,062 sh (+28.62%)
Chuck Royce 73,654 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2016

DWSN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 1,371,442 sh (+0.03%)
Chuck Royce 73,654 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 601,915 sh (-0.47%)
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Q4 2016

DWSN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 1,424,642 sh (+3.88%)
Chuck Royce 73,654 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 601,915 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2017

DWSN Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Services » Oil & Gas Equipment & Services    NAICS: 213112    SIC: 1382
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Headquarter Location:USA
Dawson Geophysical Co is a provider of seismic data acquisition services throughout the continental United States and Canada. The Company acquires geophysical data using the latest in 3-D survey techniques.

Dawson Geophysical Co a Texas corporation was founded in 1967. The Company, together with its subsidiary, is engaged in the geophysical service business of conducting three-dimensional "3-D" surveys for clients in the oil and gas business. It is a provider of seismic data acquisition services throughout the continental United States and Canada. It operates eight seismic crews consisting of five crews in the U.S. and three crews in Canada. These seismic crews supply seismic data to companies engaged in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas on land and in land-to-water transition areas. 3-D seismic data are used in the exploration and development of new reserves and enable oil and natural gas companies to delineate existing fields and to augment their reservoir management techniques. It also provides its seismic data acquisition services to onshore oil and natural gas exploration and development companies for use in the onshore drilling and production of oil and natural gas in the continental U.S. and Canada. The Company currently owns equipment for 16 land-based seismic data acquisition crews and 73 vibration vehicles. The Company competes with Dawson Geophysical Company and CGG-Veritas. The Company's operations is subject to a variety of federal, state, and provincial and local laws and regulations, including laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and archeological sites and those that may result from climate change legislation.

Ratios

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PB Ratio 0.64
DWSN's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. DWSN: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
DWSN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.69 Max: 6.54
Current: 0.64
0.22
6.54
PS Ratio 0.82
DWSN's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. DWSN: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
DWSN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.91 Max: 4.08
Current: 0.82
0.2
4.08
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 218.70
DWSN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
98% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. DWSN: 218.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
DWSN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 10.85 Max: 383.48
Current: 218.7
1.15
383.48
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 12.45
DWSN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
73% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. DWSN: 12.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
DWSN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 5.94 Max: 26.31
Current: 12.45
0.94
26.31
EV-to-EBIT -1.23
DWSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.89 vs. DWSN: -1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DWSN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.5  Med: 5.7 Max: 853.4
Current: -1.23
-25.5
853.4
EV-to-EBITDA -33.25
DWSN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.53 vs. DWSN: -33.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DWSN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -81.3  Med: 5.15 Max: 59
Current: -33.25
-81.3
59
Shiller PE Ratio 42.38
DWSN's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.61 vs. DWSN: 42.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
DWSN' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 35.22 Max: 2703
Current: 42.38
6.5
2703
Current Ratio 5.05
DWSN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. DWSN: 5.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DWSN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.57 Max: 5.05
Current: 5.05
0.57
5.05
Quick Ratio 5.05
DWSN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. DWSN: 5.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DWSN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.4 Max: 5.05
Current: 5.05
0.28
5.05
Days Sales Outstanding 43.89
DWSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 73.92 vs. DWSN: 43.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DWSN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.14  Med: 49.01 Max: 66.27
Current: 43.89
29.14
66.27
Days Payable 16.85
DWSN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
87% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 48.46 vs. DWSN: 16.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DWSN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.92  Med: 40.88 Max: 67.51
Current: 16.85
14.92
67.51

Buy Back

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5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 6.52
DWSN's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
68% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. DWSN: 6.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
DWSN' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 1.69 Max: 6.52
Current: 6.52
1.45
6.52
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -43.30
DWSN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. DWSN: -43.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DWSN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.8  Med: -5.6 Max: 0
Current: -43.3
-43.8
0

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 2.86
DWSN's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
72% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. DWSN: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
DWSN' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.86  Med: 4.57 Max: 25.38
Current: 2.86
2.86
25.38
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 1.85
DWSN's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. DWSN: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
DWSN' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 15.71 Max: 28.08
Current: 1.85
1.21
28.08
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.64
DWSN's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. DWSN: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
DWSN' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.68 Max: 9.83
Current: 0.64
0.36
9.83
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.44
DWSN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. DWSN: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
DWSN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.73 Max: 5.83
Current: 0.44
0.11
5.83
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.89
DWSN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DWSN: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
DWSN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.72 Max: 3.11
Current: 0.89
0.05
3.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -81.30
DWSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.68 vs. DWSN: -81.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
DWSN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -81.3  Med: 10 Max: 71.6
Current: -81.3
-81.3
71.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -31.24
DWSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
85% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.69 vs. DWSN: -31.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
DWSN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39  Med: 11.3 Max: 90.2
Current: -31.24
-39
90.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $133.3
EPS (TTM) $ -1.84
Beta0.96
Short Percentage of Float2.37%
52-Week Range $4.58 - 9.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)21.66
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