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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 2.58
ELRC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. ELRC: 2.58 )
ELRC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.58

Equity to Asset 0.77
ELRC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. ELRC: 0.77 )
ELRC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.77

0.33
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
ELRC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.09 vs. ELRC: No Debt )
ELRC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

4.4
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.35
M-Score: -3.08
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 : 8/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 14.76
ELRC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. ELRC: 14.76 )
ELRC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -26.1   Max: 29.63
Current: 14.76

-26.1
29.63
Net-margin (%) 9.15
ELRC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. ELRC: 9.15 )
ELRC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.77   Max: 22.55
Current: 9.15

-13.77
22.55
ROE (%) 9.96
ELRC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.11 vs. ELRC: 9.96 )
ELRC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.93   Max: 18.85
Current: 9.96

-5.93
18.85
ROA (%) 7.13
ELRC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. ELRC: 7.13 )
ELRC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.41   Max: 12.81
Current: 7.13

-5.41
12.81
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.76
ELRC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.95 vs. ELRC: 14.76 )
ELRC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -27.37   Max: 26.56
Current: 14.76

-27.37
26.56
Revenue Growth (%) 19.00
ELRC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ELRC: 19.00 )
ELRC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.9   Max: 25.4
Current: 19

-23.9
25.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 14.70
ELRC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. ELRC: 14.70 )
ELRC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -50.3   Max: 54.8
Current: 14.7

-50.3
54.8
EPS Growth (%) 25.10
ELRC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. ELRC: 25.10 )
ELRC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.1   Max: 31.6
Current: 25.1

-27.1
31.6
» ELRC's 10-Y Financials

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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ELRC Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 244,900 sh (+2.6%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 71,600 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 484,190 sh (-0.63%)
Private Capital 442,655 sh (-1.44%)
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Q2 2013

ELRC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 529,190 sh (+9.29%)
Private Capital 461,980 sh (+4.37%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 71,600 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 242,900 sh (-0.82%)
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Q3 2013

ELRC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 243,300 sh (+0.16%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 71,600 sh (unchged)
Private Capital 446,731 sh (-3.3%)
Chuck Royce 474,890 sh (-10.26%)
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Q4 2013

ELRC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 662,163 sh (+39.44%)
Private Capital 463,883 sh (+3.84%)
Jim Simons 246,400 sh (+1.27%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 71,600 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.50
ELRC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. ELRC: 18.50 )
ELRC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.9   Max: 34.3
Current: 18.5

11.9
34.3
P/B 1.75
ELRC's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. ELRC: 1.75 )
ELRC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 2.22
Current: 1.75

0.79
2.22
P/S 1.71
ELRC's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ELRC: 1.71 )
ELRC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 3.98
Current: 1.71

1.34
3.98
EV-to-EBIT 11.55
ELRC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.03 vs. ELRC: 11.55 )
ELRC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 17.7
Current: 11.55

5.3
17.7
PEG 1.46
ELRC's PEG is ranked higher than
68% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. ELRC: 1.46 )
ELRC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 42.36
Current: 1.46

0.36
42.36
Shiller P/E 19.91
ELRC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.75 vs. ELRC: 19.91 )
ELRC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.95   Max: 30.55
Current: 19.91

10.95
30.55

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.80
ELRC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ELRC: 4.80 )
ELRC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 7.97
Current: 4.8

0.65
7.97
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
ELRC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. ELRC: 10.10 )
ELRC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.1
Current: 10.1

0
10.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.39
ELRC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
87% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. ELRC: 7.39 )
ELRC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1   Max: 12.26
Current: 7.39

1
12.26
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
ELRC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.10 vs. ELRC: -0.40 )
ELRC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.7   Max: -1.3
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.70
ELRC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. ELRC: 8.70 )
ELRC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 18.8
Current: 8.7

5.6
18.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.01
ELRC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. ELRC: 9.01 )
ELRC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -28.5   Max: 40.7
Current: 9.01

-28.5
40.7

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services
Compare:BOX, TAL, HTZ, URI, AYR » details
Electro Rent Corporation was incorporated in California in 1965 and became a publicly held corporation in 1980. The Company rental, lease and sells of new and used electronic test and measurement equipment. The Company purchases that equipment from manufacturers such as Agilent and Tektronix primarily for use by its customers in the aerospace, telecommunications, defense, electronics, industrial and semiconductor industries. The Company data products division provides personal computers and servers from manufacturers including Dell, HP/Compaq, IBM, Toshiba and Apple. It has also expanded its rental, lease and sale of electrical test and inspection equipment used in the industrial industry, which includes electrical contractors and utility companies and their related support services providers. The Company's competitors in the North American T&M rental area include McGrath Rent Corp., Continental Resources, Test Equity and Microlease PLC. It competes for rental business with Microlease plc and Livingston Group Ltd. in Europe and Orix Corporation in Asia.

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