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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 7.42
DWSN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. DWSN: 7.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DWSN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 1.16 Max: 7.42
Current: 7.42
0.01
7.42
Equity to Asset 0.86
DWSN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. DWSN: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DWSN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.86
0.1
0.86
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.96
M-Score: -4.62
WACC vs ROIC
8.17%
-17.35%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -19.95
DWSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.67 vs. DWSN: -19.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DWSN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.33  Med: 8.73 Max: 21.25
Current: -19.95
-17.33
21.25
Net-margin (%) -13.60
DWSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -8.08 vs. DWSN: -13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DWSN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.2  Med: 4.63 Max: 11.97
Current: -13.6
-11.2
11.97
ROE (%) -13.15
DWSN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -6.68 vs. DWSN: -13.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DWSN' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.7  Med: 9.22 Max: 26.31
Current: -13.15
-19.7
26.31
ROA (%) -10.85
DWSN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.06 vs. DWSN: -10.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DWSN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.79  Med: 5.82 Max: 16.61
Current: -10.85
-15.79
16.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -21.71
DWSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.19 vs. DWSN: -21.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DWSN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.71  Med: 17.57 Max: 44.22
Current: -21.71
-34.71
44.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -25.00
DWSN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -5.20 vs. DWSN: -25.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DWSN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.1  Med: 6.30 Max: 52.4
Current: -25
-26.1
52.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -62.80
DWSN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -9.40 vs. DWSN: -62.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DWSN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.8  Med: 2.60 Max: 108.7
Current: -62.8
-62.8
108.7
» DWSN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

DWSN Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 940,842 sh (+7.36%)
Chuck Royce 844,932 sh (-8.18%)
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Q4 2015

DWSN Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 999,342 sh (+6.22%)
Chuck Royce 361,602 sh (-57.20%)
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Q1 2016

DWSN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Arnold Van Den Berg 285,515 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,065,942 sh (+6.66%)
Chuck Royce 73,654 sh (-79.63%)
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Q2 2016

DWSN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Arnold Van Den Berg 604,775 sh (+111.82%)
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Services » Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
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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.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 9.15
DWSN's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.82 vs. DWSN: 9.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
DWSN' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 9.36 Max: 433
Current: 9.15
1.24
433
P/B 0.76
DWSN's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. DWSN: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DWSN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.96 Max: 10.87
Current: 0.76
0.22
10.87
P/S 0.73
DWSN's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. DWSN: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DWSN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.93 Max: 5.36
Current: 0.73
0.2
5.36
PFCF 6.88
DWSN's PFCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. DWSN: 6.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DWSN' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 10.35 Max: 176.13
Current: 6.88
1.15
176.13
POCF 4.85
DWSN's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.26 vs. DWSN: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DWSN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 5.75 Max: 26.31
Current: 4.85
0.94
26.31
EV-to-EBIT -2.67
DWSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.21 vs. DWSN: -2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DWSN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.5  Med: 7.50 Max: 853.4
Current: -2.67
-25.5
853.4
EV-to-EBITDA 11.81
DWSN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
68% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.42 vs. DWSN: 11.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DWSN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 5.40 Max: 34.2
Current: 11.81
0.2
34.2
Shiller P/E 20.85
DWSN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.74 vs. DWSN: 20.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DWSN' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 32.37 Max: 873
Current: 20.85
6.5
873
Current Ratio 3.83
DWSN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. DWSN: 3.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DWSN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.51 Max: 4.5
Current: 3.83
0.35
4.5
Quick Ratio 3.83
DWSN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. DWSN: 3.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DWSN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.47 Max: 4.5
Current: 3.83
0.28
4.5
Days Sales Outstanding 46.88
DWSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.77 vs. DWSN: 46.88 )
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: 46.88
29.14
66.27
Days Payable 8.38
DWSN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
96% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.60 vs. DWSN: 8.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DWSN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.92  Med: 45.47 Max: 99.32
Current: 8.38
14.92
99.32

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 5.21
DWSN's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
60% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. DWSN: 5.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
DWSN' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.26  Med: 12.45 Max: 140.22
Current: 5.21
3.26
140.22
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.53
DWSN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. DWSN: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
DWSN' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 12.42 Max: 307.5
Current: 2.53
1.21
307.5
Price/Tangible Book 0.78
DWSN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. DWSN: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DWSN' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 2.31 Max: 344
Current: 0.78
0.27
344
Price/Projected FCF 0.57
DWSN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. DWSN: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DWSN' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.78 Max: 11
Current: 0.57
0.09
11
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
DWSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. DWSN: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DWSN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.89 Max: 7.32
Current: 0.8
0.05
7.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -37.76
DWSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -38.49 vs. DWSN: -37.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DWSN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.76  Med: 9.45 Max: 71.6
Current: -37.76
-37.76
71.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -25.12
DWSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.17 vs. DWSN: -25.12 )
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: -27.4  Med: 10.70 Max: 90.2
Current: -25.12
-27.4
90.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $208.0
EPS (TTM) $ -1.30
Beta0.93
Short Percentage of Float6.98%
52-Week Range $2.90 - 8.87
Shares Outstanding (Mil)21.60

Analyst Estimate


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Dec16
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.10
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.10
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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