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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.29
EML's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1900 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. EML: 3.29 )
EML' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 3.29
Current: 3.29

0.14
3.29
Equity to Asset 0.72
EML's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. EML: 0.72 )
EML' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.72

0.45
0.73
Interest Coverage 32.15
EML's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 24.23 vs. EML: 32.15 )
EML' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.07   Max: 42
Current: 32.15

2.07
42
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.00
M-Score: -2.86
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.29
EML's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.96 vs. EML: 7.29 )
EML' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.94   Max: 13.85
Current: 7.29

2.94
13.85
Net-margin (%) 4.84
EML's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. EML: 4.84 )
EML' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 8.7
Current: 4.84

0.92
8.7
ROE (%) 8.47
EML's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1879 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. EML: 8.47 )
EML' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 19.46
Current: 8.47

1.56
19.46
ROA (%) 6.06
EML's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1895 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. EML: 6.06 )
EML' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 11.84
Current: 6.06

1.03
11.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.60
EML's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1891 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 12.77 vs. EML: 15.60 )
EML' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.67   Max: 28.73
Current: 15.6

5.67
28.73
Revenue Growth (%) 2.80
EML's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1521 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. EML: 2.80 )
EML' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9   Max: 14.3
Current: 2.8

-9
14.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.40
EML's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1257 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. EML: 4.40 )
EML' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.6   Max: 45.5
Current: 4.4

-28.6
45.5
EPS Growth (%) 7.20
EML's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. EML: 7.20 )
EML' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -53.3   Max: 101
Current: 7.2

-53.3
101
» EML's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

EML Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Mario Gabelli 40,000 sh (+11.11%)
Chuck Royce 39,750 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 93,700 sh (-3.1%)
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Q2 2013

EML Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 49,500 sh (+23.75%)
Jim Simons 99,700 sh (+6.4%)
Chuck Royce 39,750 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2013

EML Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 59,500 sh (+20.2%)
Chuck Royce 39,750 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 97,500 sh (-2.21%)
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Q4 2013

EML Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 67,458 sh (+13.37%)
Chuck Royce 39,750 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 97,200 sh (-0.31%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EML

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 20.2%$15.51 - $17.33 $ 15.91-3%59500
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 23.75%$14.75 - $17.37 $ 15.912%49500
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 28.57%$13.57 - $18.5 $ 15.912%36000
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Add 27.67%$15.8 - $19.85 $ 15.91-10%19817
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -72.65%$17.13 - $20.01 $ 15.91-14%15522
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 14.40
EML's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1566 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. EML: 14.40 )
EML' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.69   Max: 84.63
Current: 14.4

6.69
84.63
P/B 1.21
EML's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. EML: 1.21 )
EML' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 2.77
Current: 1.21

0.72
2.77
P/S 0.70
EML's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 1931 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. EML: 0.70 )
EML' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.15
Current: 0.7

0.4
1.15
PFCF 17.11
EML's PFCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 18.91 vs. EML: 17.11 )
EML' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.01   Max: 678.33
Current: 17.11

6.01
678.33
EV-to-EBIT 8.19
EML's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 1645 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. EML: 8.19 )
EML' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 34.3
Current: 8.19

4.7
34.3
PEG 0.86
EML's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. EML: 0.86 )
EML' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 11.9
Current: 0.86

0.38
11.9
Shiller P/E 17.77
EML's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. EML: 17.77 )
EML' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.76   Max: 30.19
Current: 17.77

7.76
30.19

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.60
EML's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. EML: 2.60 )
EML' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 3.84
Current: 2.6

1.02
3.84
Dividend Payout 0.37
EML's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
53% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. EML: 0.37 )
EML' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.12
Current: 0.37

0.19
2.12
Dividend growth (3y) 4.40
EML's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. EML: 4.40 )
EML' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 12.4
Current: 4.4

0
12.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.12
EML's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1454 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. EML: 3.12 )
EML' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 4.6
Current: 3.12

1.22
4.6
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
EML's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 1184 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. EML: -0.20 )
EML' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.2   Max: -2.6
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.52
EML's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. EML: 6.52 )
EML' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.52   Max: 83.36
Current: 6.52

6.52
83.36
Price/Tangible Book 1.50
EML's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 1700 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. EML: 1.50 )
EML' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 2.93
Current: 1.5

1.13
2.93
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.72
EML's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. EML: 0.72 )
EML' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.29
Current: 0.72

0.47
1.29
Price/Median PS Value 0.95
EML's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 1775 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. EML: 0.95 )
EML' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.95

0.54
1.24
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.85
EML's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. EML: 0.85 )
EML' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.88
Current: 0.85

0.27
1.88
Price/Graham Number 0.98
EML's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 1423 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. EML: 0.98 )
EML' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.98

0.73
2.36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.20
EML's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1744 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. EML: 12.20 )
EML' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 21.2
Current: 12.2

2.9
21.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.72
EML's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. EML: 21.72 )
EML' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.4   Max: 24.8
Current: 21.72

-12.4
24.8

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Tools & Accessories
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Eastern Co was incorporated under the laws of the State of Connecticut in October, 1912, succeeding a co-partnership established in October, 1858. The Company is a manufacturer of industrial hardware, security products and metal castings. It primarily operates in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Taiwan and China. The Company operates in three business segments: Industrial Hardware, Security Products and Metal Products. The Industrial Hardware segment manufactures an extensive selection of latches, locks and other security hardware used throughout the transportation and industrial sectors. Its products include passenger restraint locks, slam and draw latches, dead bolt latches, compression latches, cam-type vehicular locks, hinges, tool box locks, light-weight sleeper boxes and vents for Class 8 trucks and school bus door closure hardware. These products are applied in tractor-trailer trucks, moving vans, off-road construction and farming equipment, school buses, military vehicles, recreational boats, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, and fire and rescue vehicles. The products are sold directly to original equipment manufacturers and to distributors through a distribution channel consisting of in-house salesmen and outside sales representatives. Further, it also provides fasteners and other closure devices; and plastic injection moldings. Security Products segment offers electronic and mechanical locking devices for the computer, electronics, vending, and gaming industries. It also supplies its products to the luggage, furniture, laboratory equipment and commercial laundry industries. Its product portfolio include timers, drop meters, coin chutes, money boxes, meter cases, smart cards, value transfer stations, smart card readers, card management software, access control units, oven door latches, oven door switches and smoke eliminators. These products are sold to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, route operators, and locksmiths via in-house salesmen and outside sales representatives. In addition, this segment provides coin acceptors and other coin security products for the commercial laundry markets; hardware and accessories for the appliance industry; and security based on smart card technology for the access control, municipal parking, and vending markets. The Metal Products segment offers expansion shells for use in supporting the roofs of underground mines; and specialty malleable and ductile iron castings. Its products include mine roof support anchors, couplers for railroad braking systems, adjustable clamps for construction, and fittings for electrical installations.

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