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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
ERS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. ERS: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ERS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.02 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset 0.19
ERS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. ERS: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ERS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.19
0.15
0.94
Interest Coverage 1.39
ERS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. ERS: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ERS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.85 Max: 7.74
Current: 1.39
1.39
7.74
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.70
M-Score: -4.14
WACC vs ROIC
0.48%
2.09%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.60
ERS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. ERS: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ERS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.67 Max: 5.37
Current: 1.6
1.6
5.37
Net-margin (%) 0.54
ERS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. ERS: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ERS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.66
Current: 0.54
0.5
2.66
ROE (%) 5.77
ERS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.98 vs. ERS: 5.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ERS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.45  Med: 13.87 Max: 45.25
Current: 5.77
5.45
45.25
ROA (%) 0.98
ERS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. ERS: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ERS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 2.26 Max: 7.62
Current: 0.98
1
7.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.49
ERS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.34 vs. ERS: 3.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ERS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.66  Med: 8.82 Max: 22.64
Current: 3.49
3.66
22.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.10
ERS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. ERS: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ERS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.40 Max: 253
Current: -0.1
0
253
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.00
ERS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. ERS: -9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ERS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.3  Med: 8.90 Max: 203.4
Current: -9
-20.3
203.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -10.10
ERS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. ERS: -10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ERS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.6  Med: -2.90 Max: 60.6
Current: -10.1
-27.6
60.6
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Q1 2015

ERS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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ERS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

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Q4 2015

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.57
ERS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.04 vs. ERS: 18.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ERS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 11.58 Max: 47.03
Current: 18.57
0.88
47.03
PE(NRI) 14.12
ERS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
56% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.93 vs. ERS: 14.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ERS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 11.19 Max: 47.03
Current: 14.12
0.87
47.03
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 0.65
ERS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.83 vs. ERS: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ERS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.59 Max: 26.35
Current: 0.65
0.6
26.35
P/B 0.62
ERS's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ERS: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ERS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.85 Max: 16.8
Current: 0.62
0.1
16.8
P/S 0.07
ERS's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. ERS: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ERS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.08 Max: 1.21
Current: 0.07
0.01
1.21
PFCF 0.64
ERS's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.92 vs. ERS: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ERS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.59 Max: 15.48
Current: 0.64
0.59
15.48
POCF 0.58
ERS's POCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.43 vs. ERS: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ERS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.53 Max: 15.39
Current: 0.58
0.53
15.39
EV-to-EBIT 21.34
ERS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.35 vs. ERS: 21.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ERS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 13.00 Max: 26.7
Current: 21.34
2.1
26.7
EV-to-EBITDA 19.63
ERS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. ERS: 19.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ERS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 12.70 Max: 26.5
Current: 19.63
2
26.5
Shiller P/E 6.59
ERS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 20.41 vs. ERS: 6.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ERS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 7.54 Max: 207.36
Current: 6.59
0.75
207.36
Current Ratio 1.23
ERS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. ERS: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ERS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 1.25 Max: 25.75
Current: 1.23
1.15
25.75
Quick Ratio 0.43
ERS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. ERS: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ERS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.48 Max: 25.75
Current: 0.43
0.35
25.75
Days Inventory 124.76
ERS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
73% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 72.29 vs. ERS: 124.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ERS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 74.48  Med: 103.46 Max: 127.7
Current: 124.76
74.48
127.7
Days Sales Outstanding 42.34
ERS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 54.89 vs. ERS: 42.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ERS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.3  Med: 49.71 Max: 56.22
Current: 42.34
36.3
56.22
Days Payable 26.15
ERS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
73% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 44.66 vs. ERS: 26.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ERS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.62  Med: 31.89 Max: 47.26
Current: 26.15
25.62
47.26

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.83
ERS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. ERS: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ERS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 2.45 Max: 60.61
Current: 2.83
0.43
60.61
Dividend Payout 0.42
ERS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
64% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. ERS: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ERS' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.42
0.2
0.44
Forward Dividend Yield 2.83
ERS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. ERS: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.83
ERS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
58% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. ERS: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ERS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 2.45 Max: 60.61
Current: 2.83
0.43
60.61
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.00
ERS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. ERS: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ERS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.6  Med: -0.80 Max: 6.3
Current: 1
-26.6
6.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 0.75
ERS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. ERS: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
ERS' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.96 Max: 6.08
Current: 0.75
0.55
6.08
Price/Tangible Book 0.62
ERS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. ERS: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ERS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.91 Max: 4.38
Current: 0.62
0.54
4.38
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
ERS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. ERS: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ERS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.21 Max: 150
Current: 0.93
0.73
150
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.67
ERS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. ERS: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ERS' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.67
0.23
1.65
Price/Graham Number 0.62
ERS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. ERS: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ERS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.49
Current: 0.62
0.44
1.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.67
ERS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. ERS: 4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ERS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 7.70 Max: 47.6
Current: 4.67
3.7
47.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -35.27
ERS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. ERS: -35.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ERS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -522.9  Med: -35.40 Max: 40.1
Current: -35.27
-522.9
40.1

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $522
EPS $ 0.19
Beta0.22
Short Percentage of Float0.15%
52-Week Range $2.35 - 4.65
Shares Outstanding(Mil)8.50

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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