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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 0.02
ERS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. ERS: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ERS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.15
ERS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. ERS: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ERS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.57  Med: 0.20 Max: 1
Current: 0.15
-0.57
1
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.43
M-Score: -0.90
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 (%) 2.09
ERS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. ERS: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ERS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -200  Med: 3.14 Max: 5.37
Current: 2.09
-200
5.37
Net-margin (%) 0.75
ERS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. ERS: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ERS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -241.67  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.66
Current: 0.75
-241.67
2.66
ROE (%) 9.58
ERS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. ERS: 9.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ERS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -29.66  Med: 13.17 Max: 45.25
Current: 9.58
-29.66
45.25
ROA (%) 1.71
ERS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. ERS: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ERS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -28.23  Med: 2.34 Max: 7.62
Current: 1.71
-28.23
7.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.86
ERS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.79 vs. ERS: 5.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ERS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.09  Med: 12.67 Max: 29.35
Current: 5.86
5.09
29.35
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.20
ERS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. ERS: 11.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ERS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 9.60 Max: 253.4
Current: 11.2
0
253.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.80
ERS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. ERS: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ERS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.4  Med: 13.10 Max: 182.3
Current: 9.8
-20.4
182.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.10
ERS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. ERS: -3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ERS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.6  Med: -2.95 Max: 61
Current: -3.1
-27.6
61
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ERS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 16,100 sh (New)
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Q3 2014

ERS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 26,500 sh (+64.60%)
Leon Cooperman -134,416 sh (+100.00%)
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Q4 2014

ERS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 30,500 sh (+15.09%)
Leon Cooperman 1,897,239 sh (-1511.47%)
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Q1 2015

ERS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 30,400 sh (-0.33%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 10.28
ERS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. ERS: 10.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ERS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 11.01 Max: 47.03
Current: 10.28
0.88
47.03
Forward P/E 4.57
ERS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.85 vs. ERS: 4.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.40
ERS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. ERS: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ERS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.87  Med: 10.42 Max: 47.03
Current: 9.4
0.87
47.03
P/B 0.67
ERS's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ERS: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ERS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.98 Max: 16.77
Current: 0.67
0.1
16.77
P/S 0.06
ERS's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. ERS: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ERS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.09 Max: 1.21
Current: 0.06
0.01
1.21
EV-to-EBIT 20.47
ERS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.22 vs. ERS: 20.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ERS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.1  Med: 12.10 Max: 26.7
Current: 20.47
2.1
26.7
Shiller P/E 9.77
ERS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.71 vs. ERS: 9.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ERS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 7.72 Max: 106.09
Current: 9.77
0.52
106.09
Current Ratio 1.21
ERS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. ERS: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ERS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.27 Max: 102
Current: 1.21
0.6
102
Quick Ratio 0.50
ERS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. ERS: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ERS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.61 Max: 102
Current: 0.5
0.35
102
Days Inventory 92.45
ERS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
66% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 68.36 vs. ERS: 92.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ERS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 27.18  Med: 93.08 Max: 365
Current: 92.45
27.18
365
Days Sales Outstanding 64.45
ERS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
59% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 56.33 vs. ERS: 64.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ERS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 36.3  Med: 53.57 Max: 88.45
Current: 64.45
36.3
88.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 2.60
ERS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. ERS: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ERS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 2.45 Max: 60.61
Current: 2.6
0.43
60.61
Dividend Payout 0.21
ERS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. ERS: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ERS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.32 Max: 2.5
Current: 0.21
0.12
2.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.60
ERS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
53% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. ERS: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ERS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 2.45 Max: 60.61
Current: 2.6
0.43
60.61
Share Buyback Rate 6.30
ERS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. ERS: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ERS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.3  Med: -1.20 Max: -26.6
Current: 6.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 0.77
ERS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. ERS: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
ERS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.18 Max: 13.94
Current: 0.77
0.55
13.94
Price/Tangible Book 0.69
ERS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. ERS: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ERS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.02 Max: 10.15
Current: 0.69
0.54
10.15
Price/Median PS Value 0.72
ERS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. ERS: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ERS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.31 Max: 150
Current: 0.72
0.59
150
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.21
ERS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. ERS: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ERS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.21
0.18
1.37
Price/Graham Number 0.47
ERS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. ERS: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ERS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.84 Max: 3.53
Current: 0.47
0.38
3.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.89
ERS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. ERS: 4.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ERS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.7  Med: 8.20 Max: 47.6
Current: 4.89
3.7
47.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -67.35
ERS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.88 vs. ERS: -67.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ERS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -545.4  Med: -33.30 Max: 40.7
Current: -67.35
-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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