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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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industry
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Cash to Debt 3.80
DWSN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. DWSN: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 1.12 Max: N/A
Current: 3.8
Equity to Asset 0.82
DWSN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
89% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. DWSN: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.82
0.1
0.82
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.18
M-Score: -0.72
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
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Operating margin (%) -21.05
DWSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. DWSN: -21.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -32.17  Med: 6.18 Max: 23.82
Current: -21.05
-32.17
23.82
Net-margin (%) -14.16
DWSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. DWSN: -14.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -45.06  Med: 4.32 Max: 20.1
Current: -14.16
-45.06
20.1
ROE (%) -17.69
DWSN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. DWSN: -17.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DWSN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -90.81  Med: 14.78 Max: 78.86
Current: -17.69
-90.81
78.86
ROA (%) -13.48
DWSN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. DWSN: -13.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DWSN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.19  Med: 9.43 Max: 47.47
Current: -13.48
-41.19
47.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -28.82
DWSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. DWSN: -28.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DWSN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -71.9  Med: 18.94 Max: 86.34
Current: -28.82
-71.9
86.34
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.30
DWSN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. DWSN: -8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.1  Med: 6.30 Max: 52.3
Current: -8.3
-32.1
52.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -47.10
DWSN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. DWSN: -47.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DWSN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -61.3  Med: 7.10 Max: 110.2
Current: -47.1
-61.3
110.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

DWSN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 76,500 sh (+43.36%)
Chuck Royce 287,200 sh (+7.49%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 127,242 sh (-2.35%)
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Q4 2014

DWSN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 210,300 sh (+174.90%)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Chuck Royce 283,100 sh (-1.43%)
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Q1 2015

DWSN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 751,542 sh (+972.10%)
Chuck Royce 966,476 sh (+5.23%)
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Q2 2015

DWSN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 876,342 sh (+16.61%)
Chuck Royce 920,176 sh (-4.79%)
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 10.72
DWSN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. DWSN: 10.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.45
DWSN's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. DWSN: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DWSN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 2.22 Max: 15.52
Current: 0.45
0.22
15.52
P/S 0.28
DWSN's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. DWSN: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DWSN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.03 Max: 5.55
Current: 0.28
0.25
5.55
Current Ratio 3.23
DWSN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. DWSN: 3.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.47 Max: 4.5
Current: 3.23
0.35
4.5
Quick Ratio 3.23
DWSN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. DWSN: 3.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.44 Max: 4.5
Current: 3.23
0.28
4.5
Days Sales Outstanding 58.90
DWSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.80 vs. DWSN: 58.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.79  Med: 45.39 Max: 96.37
Current: 58.9
23.79
96.37

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.50
DWSN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. DWSN: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.45  Med: 1.69 Max: 2.09
Current: 6.5
1.45
2.09
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.50
DWSN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. DWSN: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.45  Med: 1.69 Max: 7.04
Current: 6.5
1.45
7.04
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
DWSN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. DWSN: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 22.3  Med: -1.00 Max: -70.1
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 10.08
DWSN's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
67% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. DWSN: 10.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 10.44  Med: 19.32 Max: 140.23
Current: 10.08
10.44
140.23
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.00
DWSN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. DWSN: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 16.29 Max: 307.54
Current: 2
1.44
307.54
Price/Tangible Book 0.45
DWSN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. DWSN: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 2.31 Max: 516
Current: 0.45
0.27
516
Price/Projected FCF 0.34
DWSN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. DWSN: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.81 Max: 11.01
Current: 0.34
0.1
11.01
Price/Median PS Value 0.27
DWSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. DWSN: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.87 Max: 6.47
Current: 0.27
0.05
6.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -72.50
DWSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. DWSN: -72.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 8.75 Max: 74.1
Current: -72.5
0.1
74.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -17.61
DWSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. DWSN: -17.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DWSN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -23.6  Med: 6.80 Max: 90.2
Current: -17.61
-23.6
90.2

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 294 346
EPS($) -0.97 -0.10
EPS without NRI($) -0.97 -0.10

Business Description

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