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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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Cash to Debt 1.49
DWSN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. DWSN: 1.49 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.49

Equity to Asset 0.67
DWSN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. DWSN: 0.67 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.67

0.1
0.8
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 3.68
M-Score: -3.79
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 (%) -10.77
DWSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. DWSN: -10.77 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -32.17   Max: 23.82
Current: -10.77

-32.17
23.82
Net-margin (%) -7.57
DWSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.24 vs. DWSN: -7.57 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -45.06   Max: 20.1
Current: -7.57

-45.06
20.1
ROE (%) -12.10
DWSN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.49 vs. DWSN: -12.10 )
DWSN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -78.05   Max: 88.07
Current: -12.1

-78.05
88.07
ROA (%) -7.95
DWSN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. DWSN: -7.95 )
DWSN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.19   Max: 47.47
Current: -7.95

-41.19
47.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -17.64
DWSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. DWSN: -17.64 )
DWSN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -71.9   Max: 86.34
Current: -17.64

-71.9
86.34
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.40
DWSN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. DWSN: 6.40 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -46.1   Max: 52.3
Current: 6.4

-46.1
52.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.50
DWSN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. DWSN: 2.50 )
DWSN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -61.3   Max: 110.2
Current: 2.5

-61.3
110.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 72.30
DWSN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. DWSN: 72.30 )
DWSN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.3   Max: 133.8
Current: 72.3

-38.3
133.8
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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 (+174.9%)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Chuck Royce 283,100 sh (-1.43%)
Chuck Royce 1,404,664 sh (-15.3%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DWSN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.23%$10.49 - $18.58 $ 5.24-65%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Add 46.16%0.09%$27.85 - $34.35 $ 5.24-83%126745
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-03-31 Add 228.83%0.19%$23.81 - $32.53 $ 5.24-82%93535
T Boone Pickens 2012-09-30 Sold Out 2.7%$20.31 - $25.74 $ 5.24-77%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-09-30 New Buy0.08%$20.31 - $25.74 $ 5.24-77%26385
T Boone Pickens 2012-06-30 Reduce -39.11%1.88%$20.33 - $34.44 $ 5.24-80%149354
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0008%$3.72 - $7.78 $ 5.24-9%0
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 10.72
DWSN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.15 vs. DWSN: 10.72 )
N/A
P/B 1.81
DWSN's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. DWSN: 1.81 )
DWSN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 46.26
Current: 1.81

0.7
46.26
P/S 0.34
DWSN's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. DWSN: 0.34 )
DWSN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 5.55
Current: 0.34

0.13
5.55
PFCF 2.27
DWSN's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DWSN: 2.27 )
DWSN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 166.73
Current: 2.27

0.57
166.73
POCF 2.05
DWSN's POCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.34 vs. DWSN: 2.05 )
DWSN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 27.55
Current: 2.05

0.46
27.55
EV-to-EBIT -9.35
DWSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.26 vs. DWSN: -9.35 )
DWSN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -26.6   Max: 846.3
Current: -9.35

-26.6
846.3
Shiller P/E 10.78
DWSN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.92 vs. DWSN: 10.78 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 697.7
Current: 10.78

1.91
697.7
Current Ratio 1.71
DWSN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. DWSN: 1.71 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 3.09
Current: 1.71

0.35
3.09
Quick Ratio 1.71
DWSN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. DWSN: 1.71 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 3.09
Current: 1.71

0.28
3.09
Days Sales Outstanding 29.32
DWSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
97% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 90.31 vs. DWSN: 29.32 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.79   Max: 96.37
Current: 29.32

23.79
96.37

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.30
DWSN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
71% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. DWSN: 6.30 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 4.55
Current: 6.3

1.45
4.55
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.30
DWSN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. DWSN: 6.30 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 4.55
Current: 6.3

1.45
4.55
Share Buyback Rate -1.00
DWSN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. DWSN: -1.00 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 22.3   Max: -71
Current: -1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.81
DWSN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. DWSN: 1.81 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 37.62
Current: 1.81

0.74
37.62
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.21
DWSN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.55 vs. DWSN: 0.21 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 8.15
Current: 0.21

0.04
8.15
Price/Median PS Value 0.33
DWSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. DWSN: 0.33 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 8
Current: 0.33

0.02
8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -10.70
DWSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. DWSN: -10.70 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 378
Current: -10.7

0.1
378
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 34.60
DWSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.78 vs. DWSN: 34.60 )
DWSN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.2   Max: 101.8
Current: 34.6

-4.2
101.8

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Services » Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
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TGC Industries, Inc., 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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