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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 No Debt
ELSE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 2249 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. ELSE: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ELSE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.92
ELSE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
98% of the 2225 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. ELSE: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ELSE' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 0.84 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.92
0.68
0.94
Interest Coverage 13.63
ELSE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 1436 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 23.38 vs. ELSE: 13.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ELSE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 13.63
23
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 9.53
M-Score: -2.38
WACC vs ROIC
3.90%
4.19%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 1.46
ELSE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 2234 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. ELSE: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ELSE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 11.59 Max: 19.05
Current: 1.46
3.8
19.05
Net-margin (%) 7.66
ELSE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2235 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. ELSE: 7.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ELSE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.66  Med: 13.17 Max: 29.95
Current: 7.66
5.66
29.95
ROE (%) 4.80
ELSE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 2206 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. ELSE: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ELSE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.49  Med: 7.94 Max: 13.86
Current: 4.8
3.49
13.86
ROA (%) 4.25
ELSE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 2258 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. ELSE: 4.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ELSE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.16  Med: 6.87 Max: 11.36
Current: 4.25
3.16
11.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.03
ELSE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2252 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.15 vs. ELSE: 30.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ELSE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.11  Med: 37.52 Max: 98.9
Current: 30.03
14.11
98.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.20
ELSE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 2017 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ELSE: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ELSE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.6  Med: 0.40 Max: 13
Current: 3.2
-12.6
13
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 29.70
ELSE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1596 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ELSE: 29.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ELSE' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.3  Med: -8.60 Max: 292.1
Current: 29.7
-50.3
292.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.30
ELSE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. ELSE: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ELSE' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -64.1  Med: 4.60 Max: 155.7
Current: 2.3
-64.1
155.7
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Electro-Sensors Inc is engaged in manufacturing and selling industrial production monitoring and process control systems. It manufactures speed monitoring and motor control systems for industrial machinery.

Electro-Sensors, Inc. was incorporated in Minnesota in July 1968. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of industrial production monitoring and process control systems. It has two distinct operating segments: Production Monitoring and Investments. The Production Monitoring Division manufactures and markets a line of production monitoring equipment, in particular speed monitoring and motor control systems for industrial machinery. ESI Investment Company holds investments in marketable and non-marketable securities. It manufactures and sells several different types of monitoring systems that measure actual machine production and operation rates, as well as systems that regulate the speed of related machines in production processes. Its original products—speed monitoring systems—compare machine revolutions per minute or speed against acceptable rates as determined by the customer. The speed monitoring systems include a line of digital products that translate sensor impulses from its production monitoring systems into digital readouts indicating production counts or rates, such as parts, gallons, or board feet. The speed monitoring systems also include alarm systems, tachometers, and other devices that translate impulses from the sensors into alarm signals, computer inputs, or digital displays that are usable by the customer. It has several products used in drive control systems that regulate the speed of motors on related machines in a production sequence to ensure that the performances of various operations are coordinated. The products consist of a line of digital control products for motors that require a complete closed loop PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) control. The closed loop controllers coordinate production speed among process motors and reduce waste. The Company sells its products mainly through home office sales people who deal directly with customers and a number of manufacturer's representatives and distributors located throughout the United States, Mexico, China, Canada, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Thailand, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, Great Britain, and South Africa. The Company competes with Danaher Controls, Red Lion Controls, Control Concepts, 4B Elevator Components Ltd., Durant Corporation, and Contrex, Inc.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 21.54
ELSE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1623 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. ELSE: 21.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ELSE' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 17.68 Max: 132.89
Current: 21.54
7.5
132.89
PE(NRI) 21.54
ELSE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.58 vs. ELSE: 21.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ELSE' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 16.87 Max: 126.25
Current: 21.54
7.5
126.25
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 32.96
ELSE's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 14.65 vs. ELSE: 32.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ELSE' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.75  Med: 19.57 Max: 1080
Current: 32.96
6.75
1080
P/B 0.91
ELSE's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 2231 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. ELSE: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ELSE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.26 Max: 2.64
Current: 0.91
0.75
2.64
P/S 1.54
ELSE's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 2250 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. ELSE: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ELSE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.18 Max: 7.6
Current: 1.54
1.08
7.6
EV-to-EBIT 3.89
ELSE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. ELSE: 3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ELSE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.1  Med: 5.60 Max: 259.7
Current: 3.89
-62.1
259.7
EV-to-EBITDA 2.70
ELSE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
90% of the 1785 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.45 vs. ELSE: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ELSE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.1  Med: 4.95 Max: 93.9
Current: 2.7
-18.1
93.9
PEG 1.17
ELSE's PEG is ranked higher than
62% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. ELSE: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ELSE' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.90 Max: 12.15
Current: 1.17
0.38
12.15
Shiller P/E 12.69
ELSE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 27.58 vs. ELSE: 12.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ELSE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.7  Med: 15.37 Max: 25
Current: 12.69
6.7
25
Current Ratio 19.05
ELSE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 2172 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. ELSE: 19.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ELSE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.65  Med: 9.03 Max: 43.11
Current: 19.05
3.65
43.11
Quick Ratio 16.33
ELSE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 2172 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ELSE: 16.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ELSE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.51  Med: 7.86 Max: 41.61
Current: 16.33
3.51
41.61
Days Inventory 160.80
ELSE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
88% of the 2179 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 73.09 vs. ELSE: 160.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ELSE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 141.06  Med: 157.45 Max: 163.34
Current: 160.8
141.06
163.34
Days Sales Outstanding 39.45
ELSE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 70.06 vs. ELSE: 39.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ELSE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.19  Med: 38.06 Max: 48.06
Current: 39.45
31.19
48.06
Days Payable 16.79
ELSE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
91% of the 1877 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 54.31 vs. ELSE: 16.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ELSE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.7  Med: 13.28 Max: 24.64
Current: 16.79
7.7
24.64

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 1.58
ELSE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
92% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. ELSE: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
ELSE' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.92 Max: 256
Current: 1.58
0.82
256
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.16
ELSE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1700 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. ELSE: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
ELSE' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.36 Max: 9.21
Current: 1.16
0.74
9.21
Price/Tangible Book 1.02
ELSE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 2183 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. ELSE: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ELSE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.02
0.41
1.82
Price/Projected FCF 1.03
ELSE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 1329 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. ELSE: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ELSE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.38 Max: 4.98
Current: 1.03
0.37
4.98
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.01
ELSE's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
71% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. ELSE: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.71
ELSE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 2151 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. ELSE: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ELSE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.61
Current: 0.71
0.33
1.61
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.94
ELSE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. ELSE: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ELSE' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.13 Max: 2.22
Current: 0.94
0.4
2.22
Price/Graham Number 0.99
ELSE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
53% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ELSE: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ELSE' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.53
Current: 0.99
0.26
2.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 25.74
ELSE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2269 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. ELSE: 25.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ELSE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 17.00 Max: 418
Current: 25.74
0.4
418
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 24.21
ELSE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. ELSE: 24.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ELSE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.5  Med: 1.50 Max: 27.5
Current: 24.21
-8.5
27.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $7.47
EPS (TTM) $ 0.15
Beta0.31
Short Percentage of Float0.17%
52-Week Range $3.05 - 4.40
Shares Outstanding (Mil)3.40
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