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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 21.83
ELSE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. ELSE: 21.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 4.14  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 21.83
Equity to Asset 0.86
ELSE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 2070 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. ELSE: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 0.84 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.86
0.68
0.94
Interest Coverage 23.00
ELSE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 339.33 vs. ELSE: 23.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 23  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 23
23
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 7.26
M-Score: 2.22
WACC vs ROIC
4.68%
6.98%
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 (%) 4.97
ELSE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2156 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. ELSE: 4.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -13.2  Med: 7.49 Max: 19.05
Current: 4.97
-13.2
19.05
Net-margin (%) 17.26
ELSE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2156 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. ELSE: 17.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.3  Med: 9.95 Max: 69.58
Current: 17.26
-3.3
69.58
ROE (%) 10.93
ELSE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 2130 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. ELSE: 10.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.94  Med: 5.38 Max: 17.58
Current: 10.93
-0.94
17.58
ROA (%) 9.08
ELSE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. ELSE: 9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.76  Med: 4.56 Max: 12.96
Current: 9.08
-0.76
12.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.89
ELSE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2170 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.16 vs. ELSE: 54.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -39.09  Med: 15.71 Max: 98.9
Current: 54.89
-39.09
98.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.40
ELSE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ELSE: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.6  Med: 0.60 Max: 13
Current: 2.4
-12.6
13
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 28.70
ELSE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ELSE: 28.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.6  Med: -4.40 Max: 247.6
Current: 28.7
-53.6
247.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.80
ELSE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. ELSE: 20.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -63.5  Med: 4.80 Max: 145
Current: 20.8
-63.5
145
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.10
ELSE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1533 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. ELSE: 12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.5  Med: 18.92 Max: 132.89
Current: 12.1
7.5
132.89
PE(NRI) 11.70
ELSE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1526 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. ELSE: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.5  Med: 18.49 Max: 126.25
Current: 11.7
7.5
126.25
P/B 1.19
ELSE's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 2122 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ELSE: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ELSE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.64
Current: 1.19
0.75
2.64
P/S 2.08
ELSE's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 2213 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. ELSE: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ELSE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.24 Max: 7.65
Current: 2.08
1.08
7.65
POCF 205.50
ELSE's POCF is ranked lower than
96% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 14.09 vs. ELSE: 205.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ELSE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 12.82  Med: 27.85 Max: 450
Current: 205.5
12.82
450
EV-to-EBIT 3.23
ELSE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 1555 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 14.03 vs. ELSE: 3.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ELSE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -59.4  Med: 7.10 Max: 262.6
Current: 3.23
-59.4
262.6
PEG 0.55
ELSE's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. ELSE: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ELSE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.82 Max: 11.07
Current: 0.55
0.6
11.07
Shiller P/E 16.94
ELSE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 23.86 vs. ELSE: 16.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.38  Med: 16.61 Max: 35
Current: 16.94
8.38
35
Current Ratio 8.87
ELSE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 2091 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. ELSE: 8.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.65  Med: 8.22 Max: 43.11
Current: 8.87
3.65
43.11
Quick Ratio 7.78
ELSE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 2091 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. ELSE: 7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 3.51  Med: 7.43 Max: 41.61
Current: 7.78
3.51
41.61
Days Inventory 143.34
ELSE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
86% of the 2116 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.74 vs. ELSE: 143.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 116.8  Med: 153.02 Max: 166.27
Current: 143.34
116.8
166.27
Days Sales Outstanding 46.79
ELSE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 1857 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.63 vs. ELSE: 46.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.19  Med: 41.90 Max: 48.06
Current: 46.79
31.19
48.06

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.50
ELSE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
87% of the 1881 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. ELSE: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 3.79 Max: 7.96
Current: 0.5
0.98
7.96
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
ELSE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
85% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ELSE: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -100  Med: 0.00 Max: 17.6
Current: -100
-100
17.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.50
ELSE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1926 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. ELSE: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 3.79 Max: 7.96
Current: 0.5
0.98
7.96
Share Buyback Rate -2.40
ELSE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. ELSE: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3  Med: -0.80 Max: -3
Current: -2.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 2.11
ELSE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
90% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.07 vs. ELSE: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.93 Max: 256.3
Current: 2.11
0.82
256.3
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.53
ELSE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1567 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. ELSE: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.39 Max: 8.95
Current: 1.53
0.74
8.95
Price/Tangible Book 1.37
ELSE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. ELSE: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.37
0.41
1.82
Price/Projected FCF 1.30
ELSE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ELSE: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.33 Max: 5.22
Current: 1.3
0.37
5.22
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.10
ELSE's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
63% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ELSE: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
ELSE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 2085 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ELSE: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.57
Current: 0.93
0.33
1.57
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.63
ELSE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. ELSE: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.13 Max: 2.09
Current: 0.63
0.61
2.09
Price/Graham Number 0.83
ELSE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 1458 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. ELSE: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.88 Max: 3.92
Current: 0.83
0.25
3.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 31.03
ELSE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2150 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. ELSE: 31.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 13.40 Max: 418
Current: 31.03
0.4
418
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 20.59
ELSE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. ELSE: 20.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ELSE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -9.1  Med: 0.50 Max: 23.7
Current: 20.59
-9.1
23.7

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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