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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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Cash to Debt 0.03
ERS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. ERS: 0.03 )
ERS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.20
ERS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. ERS: 0.20 )
ERS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.57   Max: 1
Current: 0.2

-0.57
1
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.03
M-Score: -1.91
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 2.13
ERS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. ERS: 2.13 )
ERS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -200   Max: 5.37
Current: 2.13

-200
5.37
Net-margin (%) 0.44
ERS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. ERS: 0.44 )
ERS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -241.67   Max: 2.66
Current: 0.44

-241.67
2.66
ROE (%) 5.32
ERS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. ERS: 5.32 )
ERS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -29.66   Max: 45.25
Current: 5.32

-29.66
45.25
ROA (%) 1.09
ERS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. ERS: 1.09 )
ERS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -28.23   Max: 7.62
Current: 1.09

-28.23
7.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.75
ERS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. ERS: 6.75 )
ERS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.07   Max: 29.19
Current: 6.75

5.07
29.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.80
ERS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ERS: 4.80 )
ERS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 253.4
Current: 4.8

0
253.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -11.70
ERS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. ERS: -11.70 )
ERS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.4   Max: 182.3
Current: -11.7

-20.4
182.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -15.70
ERS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. ERS: -15.70 )
ERS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.6   Max: 61
Current: -15.7

-27.6
61
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 19.60
ERS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. ERS: 19.60 )
ERS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 47.03
Current: 19.6

0.88
47.03
P/B 0.90
ERS's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. ERS: 0.90 )
ERS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 16.77
Current: 0.9

0.1
16.77
P/S 0.08
ERS's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. ERS: 0.08 )
ERS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.21
Current: 0.08

0.01
1.21
EV-to-EBIT 15.35
ERS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. ERS: 15.35 )
ERS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 26.7
Current: 15.35

2.1
26.7
Shiller P/E 11.52
ERS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 36.81 vs. ERS: 11.52 )
ERS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 106.09
Current: 11.52

0.52
106.09
Current Ratio 1.31
ERS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ERS: 1.31 )
ERS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 102
Current: 1.31

0.6
102
Quick Ratio 0.64
ERS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ERS: 0.64 )
ERS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 102
Current: 0.64

0.35
102

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.09
ERS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. ERS: 2.09 )
ERS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 60.61
Current: 2.09

0.43
60.61
Dividend Payout 0.40
ERS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. ERS: 0.40 )
ERS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.5
Current: 0.4

0.15
2.5
Dividend growth (3y) -20.60
ERS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
61% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. ERS: -20.60 )
ERS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 18.6
Current: -20.6

0
18.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.20
ERS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. ERS: 2.20 )
ERS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 60.61
Current: 2.2

0.43
60.61
Share Buyback Rate 4.10
ERS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. ERS: 4.10 )
ERS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4   Max: -26.6
Current: 4.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.90
ERS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. ERS: 0.90 )
ERS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 10.15
Current: 0.9

0.54
10.15
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
ERS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ERS: 0.90 )
ERS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 150
Current: 0.9

0.59
150
Price/Graham Number 0.84
ERS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. ERS: 0.84 )
ERS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 3.53
Current: 0.84

0.38
3.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
ERS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. ERS: 6.50 )
ERS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 47.6
Current: 6.5

3.7
47.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -14.21
ERS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
55% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. ERS: -14.21 )
ERS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -545.4   Max: 40.7
Current: -14.21

-545.4
40.7

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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Empire Resources Inc was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1990 under the name Integrated Technology USA, Inc. On September 17, 1999, the Company merged with Empire Resources, Inc. a distributor of value added, semi-finished aluminum products. Since the merger, the Company has continued the business of Empire under the name of Empire Resources, Inc. The Company is engaged in the purchase, sale and distribution of semi-finished aluminum and steel products to customer base located in the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Company sells its products through its own marketing and sales personnel and its independent sales agents who are located in North America and in Europe. The Company's semi-finished aluminum and steel products which are produced by processing aluminum or steel and/or aluminum scrap. A product is considered 'semi-finished' if it has not yet been converted into a final end product. Semi-finished aluminum products include aluminum sheet, coil, plate and foil, rod, bar and wire, extruded and cast products. The Company provides many of these forms of semi-finished aluminum products to its customers. The Company sells its products mainly through its own marketing and sales personnel. In addition, it sells less than 10% of its products through independent sales agents. The Company serves more than 300 customers in industries, such as distribution, transportation, automobile, housing, appliances and packaging. Its competitors include aluminum producers and rolling mills. Its competitors include: Alcoa Inc. and Aleris Rolled Products, Inc. The Company is subject to governmental regulations governing imports, in particular regulations governing the imposition of tariffs and antidumping and other duties.
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