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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 11.40
ELSE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 2554 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. ELSE: 11.40 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 3.38   Max: No Debt
Current: 11.4

Equity to Asset 0.82
ELSE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 2542 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. ELSE: 0.82 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.82

0.68
0.94
Interest Coverage No Debt
ELSE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 82.18 vs. ELSE: No Debt )
ELSE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.77
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 (%) 5.95
ELSE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2536 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. ELSE: 5.95 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -13.2   Max: 19.05
Current: 5.95

-13.2
19.05
Net-margin (%) 10.79
ELSE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2538 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. ELSE: 10.79 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.3   Max: 69.58
Current: 10.79

-3.3
69.58
ROE (%) 6.27
ELSE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2507 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. ELSE: 6.27 )
ELSE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.8   Max: 19.2
Current: 6.27

-0.8
19.2
ROA (%) 5.60
ELSE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. ELSE: 5.60 )
ELSE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.62   Max: 14.28
Current: 5.6

-0.62
14.28
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.72
ELSE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2535 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 11.38 vs. ELSE: 13.72 )
ELSE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -38.28   Max: 92.66
Current: 13.72

-38.28
92.66
Revenue Growth (%) 3.20
ELSE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1851 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. ELSE: 3.20 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 13
Current: 3.2

-12.6
13
EBITDA Growth (%) -16.40
ELSE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1499 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ELSE: -16.40 )
ELSE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -53.6   Max: 247.6
Current: -16.4

-53.6
247.6
EPS Growth (%) 10.10
ELSE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. ELSE: 10.10 )
ELSE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -63.5   Max: 145
Current: 10.1

-63.5
145
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.60
ELSE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 31.80 vs. ELSE: 17.60 )
ELSE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 132.89
Current: 17.6

7.5
132.89
P/B 1.20
ELSE's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. ELSE: 1.20 )
ELSE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.64
Current: 1.2

0.59
2.64
P/S 2.10
ELSE's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. ELSE: 2.10 )
ELSE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 7.65
Current: 2.1

1.08
7.65
PFCF 30.60
ELSE's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 389.34 vs. ELSE: 30.60 )
ELSE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.37   Max: 225.75
Current: 30.6

14.37
225.75
EV-to-EBIT 13.03
ELSE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 23.25 vs. ELSE: 13.03 )
ELSE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 262.6
Current: 13.03

0.5
262.6
Shiller P/E 19.20
ELSE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ELSE: 19.20 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.38   Max: 35
Current: 19.2

8.38
35
Current Ratio 11.27
ELSE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. ELSE: 11.27 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.65   Max: 43.11
Current: 11.27

3.65
43.11
Quick Ratio 10.10
ELSE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. ELSE: 10.10 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 3.51   Max: 41.61
Current: 10.1

3.51
41.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.80
ELSE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. ELSE: 0.80 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 7.96
Current: 0.8

1.39
7.96
Dividend growth (3y) -20.60
ELSE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
56% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. ELSE: -20.60 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -20.6   Max: 17.6
Current: -20.6

-20.6
17.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.40
ELSE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1738 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. ELSE: 0.40 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 3.99
Current: 0.4

0.7
3.99
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
ELSE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. ELSE: -0.90 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3   Max: -3
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 2.10
ELSE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
99% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ELSE: 2.10 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 256.3
Current: 2.1

0.82
256.3
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.80
ELSE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ELSE: 1.80 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 50.7
Current: 1.8

0.78
50.7
Price/Tangible Book 1.40
ELSE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. ELSE: 1.40 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.4

0.41
1.82
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
ELSE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ELSE: 1.10 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 5.84
Current: 1.1

0.32
5.84
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
ELSE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ELSE: 0.90 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.51
Current: 0.9

0.31
1.51
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.90
ELSE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ELSE: 0.90 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 9.4
Current: 0.9

0.69
9.4
Price/Graham Number 1.00
ELSE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. ELSE: 1.00 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 3.92
Current: 1

0.25
3.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
ELSE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 2238 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. ELSE: 7.40 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 219.4
Current: 7.4

0.4
219.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.08
ELSE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. ELSE: 21.08 )
ELSE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9   Max: 21.9
Current: 21.08

-9
21.9

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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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.

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