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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 : 8/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
ELSE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 2266 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 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: 6.5  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.93
ELSE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 2237 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. ELSE: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ELSE' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 0.85 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.93
0.68
0.94
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 9.97
M-Score: -2.43
WACC vs ROIC
6.53%
0.67%
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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Operating margin (%) -1.07
ELSE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 2251 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ELSE: -1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ELSE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.07  Med: 11.98 Max: 19.05
Current: -1.07
-1.07
19.05
Net-margin (%) 0.62
ELSE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 2252 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. ELSE: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ELSE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 13.17 Max: 29.95
Current: 0.62
0.62
29.95
ROE (%) 0.36
ELSE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 2216 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. ELSE: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ELSE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 7.94 Max: 13.86
Current: 0.36
0.36
13.86
ROA (%) 0.33
ELSE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 2278 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. ELSE: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ELSE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 6.87 Max: 11.36
Current: 0.33
0.33
11.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.64
ELSE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 2269 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.74 vs. ELSE: -1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ELSE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.64  Med: 39.76 Max: 98.9
Current: -1.64
-1.64
98.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.20
ELSE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 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: 0.9 Max: 13
Current: 3.2
-12.6
13
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 29.70
ELSE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 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 Max: 292.1
Current: 29.7
-50.3
292.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.10
ELSE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. ELSE: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ELSE' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.5  Med: 4.8 Max: 134.4
Current: 2.1
-63.5
134.4
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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) 345.98
ELSE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
98% of the 1565 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 18.34 vs. ELSE: 345.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ELSE' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 17.62 Max: 363
Current: 345.98
7.5
363
PE(NRI) 345.98
ELSE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1562 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 18.57 vs. ELSE: 345.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ELSE' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 17.62 Max: 363
Current: 345.98
7.5
363
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 3459.77
ELSE's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
100% of the 1128 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.41 vs. ELSE: 3459.77 )
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: 19.09 Max: 3630
Current: 3459.77
6.75
3630
P/B 0.96
ELSE's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 2217 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. ELSE: 0.96 )
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: 2.49
Current: 0.96
0.75
2.49
P/S 1.75
ELSE's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 2234 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. ELSE: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ELSE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.15 Max: 7.16
Current: 1.75
1.08
7.16
POCF 192.21
ELSE's POCF is ranked lower than
98% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.65 vs. ELSE: 192.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ELSE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.86  Med: 27.35 Max: 201.67
Current: 192.21
12.86
201.67
EV-to-EBITDA 12.85
ELSE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
58% of the 1772 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.61 vs. ELSE: 12.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ELSE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5  Med: 5.2 Max: 85.1
Current: 12.85
-5
85.1
PEG 16.34
ELSE's PEG is ranked lower than
93% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. ELSE: 16.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ELSE' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.98 Max: 74.23
Current: 16.34
0.38
74.23
Shiller P/E 13.99
ELSE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 31.70 vs. ELSE: 13.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ELSE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.7  Med: 15.19 Max: 25
Current: 13.99
6.7
25
Current Ratio 18.95
ELSE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 2249 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. ELSE: 18.95 )
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: 18.95
3.65
43.11
Quick Ratio 16.28
ELSE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 2249 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. ELSE: 16.28 )
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: 16.28
3.51
41.61
Days Inventory 174.70
ELSE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
90% of the 2188 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 72.38 vs. ELSE: 174.70 )
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: 174.7
Current: 174.7
141.06
174.7
Days Sales Outstanding 42.88
ELSE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 1861 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 74.89 vs. ELSE: 42.88 )
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: 42.88
31.19
48.06
Days Payable 17.92
ELSE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
91% of the 1773 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 57.63 vs. ELSE: 17.92 )
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: 17.92
7.7
24.64

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Dividend Growth (3y) -100.00
ELSE's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1003 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. ELSE: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
ELSE' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: 0 Max: 17.6
Current: -100
-100
17.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.61
ELSE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
86% of the 2245 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ELSE: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ELSE' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 3.76 Max: 7.96
Current: 0.61
0.61
7.96
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
ELSE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1301 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. ELSE: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ELSE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2  Med: -0.8 Max: -0.1
Current: -0.1
-2
-0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 1.60
ELSE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
92% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.19 vs. ELSE: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
ELSE' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.9 Max: 256
Current: 1.6
0.82
256
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.18
ELSE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1642 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. ELSE: 1.18 )
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: 1.18
0.74
9.21
Price/Tangible Book 1.05
ELSE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 2150 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. ELSE: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ELSE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.05
0.41
1.82
Price/Projected FCF 1.14
ELSE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 1304 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. ELSE: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ELSE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.16 Max: 5.84
Current: 1.14
0.37
5.84
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 31.09
ELSE's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
100% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. ELSE: 31.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
ELSE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. ELSE: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ELSE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.63
Current: 0.8
0.34
1.63
Price/Graham Number 3.98
ELSE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
85% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ELSE: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ELSE' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.92 Max: 4.08
Current: 3.98
0.26
4.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.32
ELSE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 2265 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. ELSE: -1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ELSE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.32  Med: 16.8 Max: 219.4
Current: -1.32
-1.32
219.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 5.77
ELSE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1200 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. ELSE: 5.77 )
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: 1.7 Max: 27.5
Current: 5.77
-8.5
27.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $7.13
EPS (TTM) $ 0.01
Beta0.56
Short Percentage of Float0.43%
52-Week Range $3.05 - 3.92
Shares Outstanding (Mil)3.40
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