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Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments    NAICS: 334290    SIC: 3669
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ESCO Technologies Inc designs and manufactures specialty filtration products including hydraulic filter elements and fluid control devices used in commercial aerospace applications, filter mechanisms used in micro-propulsion devices for satellites.

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 four operating segments Utility Solutions Group, RF Shielding and Test , Filtration/Fluid Flow and Technical Packaging. Utility Solutions along with its subsidiaries provides, through its STAR network, wireless radio frequency data communications systems to gas, water and electric utilities for 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, business applications addressing areas such as revenue assurance and distribution asset analysis, and the industrys 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 companies within this segment provide innovative solutions to the medical and commercial markets for thermoformed and precision molded pulp fiber packages and specialty products using a wide variety of thin gauge plastics and pulp. 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., Alb

Guru Investment Theses on ESCO Technologies Inc

Baron Funds Comments on ESCO Technologies - Jan 20, 2017

ESCO Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ESE) posted an impressive 20% earnings per share increase in its September quarter. Management drove solid organic growth, supplemented by four announced acquisitions that should be accretive. In addition, a major comparable company operating in its filtration segment was purchased at a very high multiple, highlighting that much value still remains in ESCO’s equity. In November, ESCO offered positive guidance for its upcoming fiscal year. Also, like many industrial stocks, it has benefited from the perception that the proposed policies of President-elect Trump will be positive for the economy.







From Baron Discovery Fund's fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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ESCO Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ESE) posted an impressive 20% earnings per share increase in its September quarter. Management drove solid organic growth, supplemented by four announced acquisitions that should be accretive. In addition, a major comparable company operating in its filtration segment was purchased at a very high multiple, highlighting that much value still remains in ESCO’s equity. In November, ESCO offered positive guidance for its upcoming fiscal year. Also, like many industrial stocks, it has benefited from the perception that the proposed policies of President-elect Trump will be positive for the economy. Read more...
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 31.94
ESE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1544 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 19.64 vs. ESE: 31.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ESE' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.46  Med: 23.73 Max: 3802
Current: 31.94
11.46
3802
PE(NRI) 31.94
ESE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1549 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 19.75 vs. ESE: 31.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ESE' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.46  Med: 24.78 Max: 58.95
Current: 31.94
11.46
58.95
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 25.86
ESE's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.41 vs. ESE: 25.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ESE' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.73  Med: 25.97 Max: 179.72
Current: 25.86
8.73
179.72
P/B 2.35
ESE's P/B is ranked lower than
67% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. ESE: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ESE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.69 Max: 4.24
Current: 2.35
1.11
4.24
P/S 2.54
ESE's P/S is ranked lower than
76% of the 2187 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. ESE: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ESE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.84 Max: 3.93
Current: 2.54
0.98
3.93
PFCF 28.37
ESE's PFCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.08 vs. ESE: 28.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ESE' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.53  Med: 25.84 Max: 364
Current: 28.37
9.53
364
POCF 19.75
ESE's POCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.09 vs. ESE: 19.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ESE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.06  Med: 17.39 Max: 44.58
Current: 19.75
7.06
44.58
EV-to-EBIT 19.47
ESE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.35 vs. ESE: 19.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ESE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.4  Med: 17.1 Max: 45.5
Current: 19.47
8.4
45.5
EV-to-EBITDA 14.98
ESE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
61% of the 1757 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 11.18 vs. ESE: 14.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ESE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 12.9 Max: 30.1
Current: 14.98
6.8
30.1
PEG 3.13
ESE's PEG is ranked lower than
68% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ESE: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ESE' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 3 Max: 33.84
Current: 3.13
0.64
33.84
Shiller P/E 40.94
ESE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 32.51 vs. ESE: 40.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ESE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.58  Med: 28.81 Max: 63.08
Current: 40.94
19.58
63.08
Current Ratio 2.05
ESE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 2222 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. ESE: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ESE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: 2.03 Max: 4.14
Current: 2.05
1.56
4.14
Quick Ratio 1.38
ESE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 2223 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. ESE: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ESE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.38 Max: 3.37
Current: 1.38
0.8
3.37
Days Inventory 107.90
ESE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
72% of the 2157 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 72.46 vs. ESE: 107.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ESE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 60.93  Med: 104.87 Max: 119.97
Current: 107.9
60.93
119.97
Days Sales Outstanding 77.60
ESE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ESE: 77.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ESE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 63.6  Med: 75.04 Max: 116.66
Current: 77.6
63.6
116.66
Days Payable 43.78
ESE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
66% of the 1746 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 57.97 vs. ESE: 43.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ESE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.27  Med: 46.92 Max: 72.02
Current: 43.78
41.27
72.02

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.57
ESE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
89% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. ESE: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ESE' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.57
0.21
1.28
Dividend Payout 0.18
ESE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. ESE: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ESE' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.2 Max: 0.27
Current: 0.18
0.18
0.27
Forward Dividend Yield 0.57
ESE's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
89% of the 1643 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. ESE: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.57
ESE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
87% of the 2218 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. ESE: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ESE' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.57
0.21
1.28
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.90
ESE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. ESE: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ESE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.5  Med: -0.4 Max: 1
Current: 0.9
-1.5
1

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 24.31
ESE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
98% of the 2112 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. ESE: 24.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ESE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 3.96 Max: 96.96
Current: 24.31
0.77
96.96
Price/Projected FCF 1.68
ESE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. ESE: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ESE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.14 Max: 1.88
Current: 1.68
0.8
1.88
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
ESE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 1939 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. ESE: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ESE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.75
Current: 1.4
0.18
1.75
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.28
ESE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. ESE: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ESE' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.96 Max: 5.87
Current: 2.28
0.89
5.87
Price/Graham Number 5.88
ESE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
93% of the 1450 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. ESE: 5.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ESE' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 2.26 Max: 8.92
Current: 5.88
0.31
8.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.07
ESE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2208 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. ESE: 5.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ESE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 5.8 Max: 12
Current: 5.07
2.2
12
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 16.68
ESE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. ESE: 16.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ESE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.8  Med: 7.15 Max: 23.5
Current: 16.68
-8.8
23.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $571.5
EPS (TTM) $ 1.76
Beta1.03
Short Percentage of Float0.77%
52-Week Range $31.50 - 58.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)25.72

Analyst Estimate

Sep17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 2.20
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.20
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
12.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Headlines

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Pall Focus on Cost Reduction and R&D Progress in the Biotech Industry Mar 28 2014 
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ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) Chairman, CEO & President Victor L Jr Richey sells 34,044 Shares Feb 15 2011 
ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) Chairman, CEO & President Victor L Jr Richey sells 20,244 Shares Feb 11 2011 
ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) Chairman, CEO & President Victor L Jr Richey sells 11,976 Shares Feb 10 2011 
ESCO Technologies Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 08 2011 
ESCO Technologies Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Nov 29 2010 
ESCO Technologies Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 06 2010 
ESCO Technologies Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 07 2010 
ESCO Technologies Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 08 2010 

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