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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.83
DWSN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
82% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. DWSN: 0.83 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 3.49
Current: 0.83

0.02
3.49
Equity to Asset 0.67
DWSN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. DWSN: 0.67 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.67

0.13
0.8
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.65
M-Score: -0.89
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) -8.47
DWSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. DWSN: -8.47 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -32.17   Max: 23.82
Current: -8.47

-32.17
23.82
Net-margin (%) -6.08
DWSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. DWSN: -6.08 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -45.06   Max: 20.1
Current: -6.08

-45.06
20.1
ROE (%) -9.33
DWSN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. DWSN: -9.33 )
DWSN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -78.05   Max: 88.07
Current: -9.33

-78.05
88.07
ROA (%) -6.53
DWSN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. DWSN: -6.53 )
DWSN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.19   Max: 47.47
Current: -6.53

-41.19
47.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -13.50
DWSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. DWSN: -13.50 )
DWSN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -71.9   Max: 86.34
Current: -13.5

-71.9
86.34
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.30
DWSN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. DWSN: -8.30 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -46.1   Max: 52.3
Current: -8.3

-46.1
52.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -47.10
DWSN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. DWSN: -47.10 )
DWSN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -61.3   Max: 110.2
Current: -47.1

-61.3
110.2
» DWSN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

DWSN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 69,356 sh (+64.49%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 126,745 sh (+46.16%)
Chuck Royce 1,658,443 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 267,200 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 493,763 sh (-0.37%)
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Q2 2014

DWSN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 130,305 sh (+2.81%)
Chuck Royce 1,658,443 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 267,200 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 469,310 sh (-4.95%)
Jim Simons 53,364 sh (-23.06%)
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Q3 2014

DWSN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 76,500 sh (+43.36%)
Chuck Royce 287,200 sh (+7.49%)
Chuck Royce 1,658,443 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 463,810 sh (-1.17%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 127,242 sh (-2.35%)
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Q4 2014

DWSN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 542,036 sh (New)
Jim Simons 210,300 sh (+174.90%)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Chuck Royce 283,100 sh (-1.43%)
Chuck Royce 1,404,664 sh (-15.30%)
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 10.72
DWSN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.66 vs. DWSN: 10.72 )
N/A
P/B 0.20
DWSN's P/B is ranked higher than
98% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. DWSN: 0.20 )
DWSN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 533
Current: 0.2

0.18
533
P/S 0.30
DWSN's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. DWSN: 0.30 )
DWSN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 5.55
Current: 0.3

0.23
5.55
PFCF 2.80
DWSN's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DWSN: 2.80 )
DWSN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 166.73
Current: 2.8

1.16
166.73
POCF 2.20
DWSN's POCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.11 vs. DWSN: 2.20 )
DWSN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 27.55
Current: 2.2

0.94
27.55
EV-to-EBIT -9.83
DWSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. DWSN: -9.83 )
DWSN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -25.1   Max: 846.3
Current: -9.83

-25.1
846.3
Shiller P/E 18.60
DWSN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DWSN: 18.60 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.65   Max: 697.7
Current: 18.6

4.65
697.7
Current Ratio 1.56
DWSN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. DWSN: 1.56 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.09
Current: 1.56

0.57
3.09
Quick Ratio 1.56
DWSN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. DWSN: 1.56 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 3.09
Current: 1.56

0.28
3.09
Days Sales Outstanding 94.16
DWSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 81.99 vs. DWSN: 94.16 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.79   Max: 96.37
Current: 94.16

23.79
96.37

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.70
DWSN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. DWSN: 5.70 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 2.09
Current: 5.7

1.45
2.09
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.70
DWSN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. DWSN: 5.70 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 2.09
Current: 5.7

1.45
2.09
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
DWSN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. DWSN: -0.60 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 22.3   Max: -71
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.20
DWSN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
99% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. DWSN: 0.20 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 37.62
Current: 0.2

0.74
37.62
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.20
DWSN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
100% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DWSN: 0.20 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 6.47
Current: 0.2

0.1
6.47
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
DWSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. DWSN: 0.30 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 2.78
Current: 0.3

0.05
2.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -9.90
DWSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
55% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. DWSN: -9.90 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -9.9   Max: 74.1
Current: -9.9

-9.9
74.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 24.31
DWSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. DWSN: 24.31 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.9   Max: 90.2
Current: 24.31

-3.9
90.2

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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