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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.19
ESE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. ESE: 0.19 )
ESE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.19

Equity to Asset 0.56
ESE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 2478 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. ESE: 0.56 )
ESE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.56

0.47
0.81
Interest Coverage 21.62
ESE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 76.29 vs. ESE: 21.62 )
ESE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 9999.99
Current: 21.62

0.27
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.53
M-Score: -3.07
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 11.88
ESE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2464 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. ESE: 11.88 )
ESE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 14.29
Current: 11.88

0.3
14.29
Net-margin (%) -5.22
ESE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. ESE: -5.22 )
ESE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.37   Max: 10.15
Current: -5.22

-10.37
10.15
ROE (%) -4.26
ESE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 2428 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. ESE: -4.26 )
ESE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.62   Max: 13.66
Current: -4.26

-16.62
13.66
ROA (%) -2.34
ESE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 2466 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. ESE: -2.34 )
ESE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.46   Max: 10.28
Current: -2.34

-10.46
10.28
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.65
ESE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2460 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. ESE: 23.65 )
ESE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 41.48
Current: 23.65

1.09
41.48
Revenue Growth (%) -7.00
ESE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. ESE: -7.00 )
ESE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.2   Max: 17.2
Current: -7

-10.2
17.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -8.80
ESE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ESE: -8.80 )
ESE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.3   Max: 24.1
Current: -8.8

-14.3
24.1
EPS Growth (%) -11.40
ESE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. ESE: -11.40 )
ESE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.4   Max: 39.4
Current: -11.4

-23.4
39.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ESE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 185,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 116,751 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 3,688,750 sh (-2.09%)
Jim Simons 6,500 sh (-90.63%)
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Q2 2013

ESE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Columbia Wanger 3,826,750 sh (+3.74%)
Pioneer Investments 116,751 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2013

ESE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Columbia Wanger 3,826,750 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 116,751 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

ESE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Columbia Wanger 3,228,306 sh (-15.64%)
Pioneer Investments 68,851 sh (-41.03%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ESE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$34.27 - $39.03 $ 34.96-4%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy0.01%$33.03 - $36.43 $ 34.961%8100
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.12%$28.95 - $37.7 $ 34.9611%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 24.94%0.02%$24.39 - $31.72 $ 34.9623%35448
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 57.61%0.04%$25.54 - $38.04 $ 34.9611%28373
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 43.88%0.03%$33.4 - $38.14 $ 34.96-3%18002
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.14%$35 - $40.53 $ 34.96-7%12512
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Ratios

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P/B 1.50
ESE's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 2370 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. ESE: 1.50 )
ESE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 4.45
Current: 1.5

1.11
4.45
P/S 1.90
ESE's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 2534 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. ESE: 1.90 )
ESE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 3.93
Current: 1.9

0.97
3.93
PFCF 50.70
ESE's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. ESE: 50.70 )
ESE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.57   Max: 364
Current: 50.7

9.57
364
EV-to-EBIT 19.60
ESE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. ESE: 19.60 )
ESE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 45.5
Current: 19.6

8.8
45.5
PEG 22.70
ESE's PEG is ranked lower than
74% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. ESE: 22.70 )
ESE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 125.29
Current: 22.7

0.57
125.29
Shiller P/E 23.60
ESE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. ESE: 23.60 )
ESE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.65   Max: 78.04
Current: 23.6

14.65
78.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 0.90
ESE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
73% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. ESE: 0.90 )
ESE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.9

0.21
1.28
Dividend Payout 0.25
ESE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. ESE: 0.25 )
ESE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 8
Current: 0.25

0.09
8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
ESE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1644 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. ESE: 0.90 )
ESE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.9

0.21
1.28
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
ESE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. ESE: -0.10 )
ESE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.3   Max: -4.6
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 6.30
ESE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 2297 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ESE: 6.30 )
ESE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 98.08
Current: 6.3

0.47
98.08
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
ESE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ESE: 1.10 )
ESE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 2.26
Current: 1.1

0.74
2.26
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
ESE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 2361 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ESE: 1.00 )
ESE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 1.95
Current: 1

0.11
1.95
Price/Graham Number 2.90
ESE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
74% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ESE: 2.90 )
ESE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 7.53
Current: 2.9

0.31
7.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
ESE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 2081 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. ESE: 5.10 )
ESE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 11.3
Current: 5.1

2.2
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -7.80
ESE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. ESE: -7.80 )
ESE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.4   Max: 24.8
Current: -7.8

-7.4
24.8

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Traded in other countries:ET7.Germany
ESCO Technologies Inc. was incorporated in Missouri in August 1990. It is a producer of engineered products and systems sold to customers mainly for utility, industrial, aerospace and commercial applications. The Company operates in three operating segments Utility Solutions Group, RF Shielding and Test and Filtration/Fluid Flow. Utility Solutions along with its subsidiaries provides, through its STAR network, wireless radio frequency data communications systems to gas, water and electric utilities for advanced metering infrastructure applications. It is a manufacturer of two-way power line communication systems for the electric utility industry, which are composed of equipment, software and support services. It also provides utilities with software systems for energy and water information, delivering a scalable meter data management system, AMI/meter device records and asset management, proven business applications addressing areas such as revenue assurance and distribution asset analysis, and the industry's leading customer presentment and analysis applications. The Test segment along with its subsidiaries designs and manufactures products to measure and contain magnetic, electromagnetic and acoustic energy. It supplies customers with isolated environments including RF test enclosures, acoustic test enclosures, RF and magnetically shielded rooms, secure communication facilities and broadcast and recording studios. The Company also supplies customers with components including RF absorptive materials, RF filters, active compensation systems, antennas, antenna masts, turntables and electric and magnetic probes, RF test cells, proprietary measurement software and other test accessories required to perform tests. The Filtration segment along with its subsidiaries is a supplier of filtration products serving the commercial aerospace, military aerospace and industrial markets. The industrial markets include chemical processing, automotive and mobile equipment. Products include filter elements, assemblies, modules, indicators and other related components. It also supplies flow control products, valves and filters to the space, defense and commercial industries for use in aircraft, satellite propulsion systems, satellite launch vehicles, the space shuttle and its successor, Project Constellation. Competitors of Aclara in the utility communications market include Itron, Inc., Silver Spring Networks, Landis + Gyr, Cannon Technologies Inc., Sensus Metering Systems Inc., Trilliant Inc., Elster Electricity, L.L.C., Comverge, Inc., Neptune Technology Group, e-Meter Corporation, Oracle Corporation, APOGEE Interactive Inc., Ecologic Analytics, LLC, SmartSynch, Inc. and Tantalus Systems Corp, TDK RF Solutions Inc., Albatross GmbH, IMEDCO AG, Cuming Corporation, Pall Corporation, Moog, Inc., SoFrance, Allied Signal and Clarcor Inc. The Company's operations and properties are subject to U.S. and foreign environmental laws and regulations governing

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