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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.16
ESL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 vs. ESL: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ESL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.89
Current: 0.16

0.1
1.89
Equity to Asset 0.54
ESL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. ESL: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ESL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.54

0.37
0.64
Interest Coverage 7.39
ESL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ESL: 7.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ESL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.91   Max: 12.95
Current: 7.39

2.91
12.95
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.33
M-Score: -2.63
WACC vs ROIC
9.19%
7.81%
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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.89
ESL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. ESL: 11.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ESL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.22   Max: 15.32
Current: 11.89

8.22
15.32
Net-margin (%) 4.05
ESL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. ESL: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ESL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.31   Max: 9.3
Current: 4.05

-0.31
9.3
ROE (%) 4.28
ESL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. ESL: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ESL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.38   Max: 16.63
Current: 4.28

-0.38
16.63
ROA (%) 2.49
ESL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. ESL: 2.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ESL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.24   Max: 8.93
Current: 2.49

-0.24
8.93
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.62
ESL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. ESL: 25.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ESL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 19.21   Max: 76.83
Current: 25.62

19.21
76.83
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.70
ESL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: -7.00 vs. ESL: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ESL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.7   Max: 38.1
Current: 4.7

-21.7
38.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.80
ESL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: -50.40 vs. ESL: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ESL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.7   Max: 34.8
Current: 6.8

-26.7
34.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
ESL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ESL: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ESL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.7   Max: 34.6
Current: 6.2

-13.7
34.6
» ESL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ESL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

PRIMECAP Management 98,431 sh (+160.40%)
NWQ Managers 218,780 sh (+21.32%)
Robert Olstein 53,000 sh (+6.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
David Dreman 60,834 sh (-2.27%)
Jim Simons 34,700 sh (-65.61%)
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Q3 2014

ESL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 53,300 sh (+53.60%)
Robert Olstein 67,000 sh (+26.42%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 33,600 sh (+4.02%)
David Dreman 60,846 sh (+0.02%)
PRIMECAP Management 93,431 sh (-5.08%)
NWQ Managers 180,160 sh (-17.65%)
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Q4 2014

ESL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Michael Dell 1,624,578 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 152,243 sh (New)
Michael Dell 1,624,578 sh (New)
Jim Simons 105,700 sh (+98.31%)
Robert Olstein 87,000 sh (+29.85%)
PRIMECAP Management 98,431 sh (+5.35%)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
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Q1 2015

ESL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 35,200 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 87,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 98,431 sh (unchged)
Michael Dell 1,624,578 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 63,200 sh (-40.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 61,210 sh (-59.79%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 45.00
ESL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
92% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 19.20 vs. ESL: 45.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ESL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.09   Max: 47.71
Current: 45

5.09
47.71
Forward P/E 15.65
ESL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 15.85 vs. ESL: 15.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.70
ESL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
53% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. ESL: 22.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ESL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.23   Max: 27.89
Current: 22.7

6.23
27.89
P/B 2.10
ESL's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ESL: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ESL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.21
Current: 2.1

0.57
2.21
P/S 1.80
ESL's P/S is ranked lower than
116% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. ESL: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ESL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.8

0.41
2.01
PFCF 29.20
ESL's PFCF is ranked lower than
111% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ESL: 29.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ESL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.23   Max: 105.9
Current: 29.2

8.23
105.9
POCF 21.36
ESL's POCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 12.77 vs. ESL: 21.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ESL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.16   Max: 29.29
Current: 21.36

5.16
29.29
EV-to-EBIT 17.64
ESL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 17.64 vs. ESL: 17.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ESL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 20
Current: 17.64

6
20
PEG 2.55
ESL's PEG is ranked lower than
62% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. ESL: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ESL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 12.62
Current: 2.55

0.27
12.62
Shiller P/E 26.40
ESL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 19.90 vs. ESL: 26.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ESL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.32   Max: 31.52
Current: 26.4

7.32
31.52
Current Ratio 3.17
ESL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. ESL: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ESL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 3.7
Current: 3.17

1.29
3.7
Quick Ratio 2.05
ESL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ESL: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ESL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.69
Current: 2.05

0.89
2.69
Days Inventory 130.14
ESL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 106.41 vs. ESL: 130.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ESL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 71.49   Max: 132.17
Current: 130.14

71.49
132.17
Days Sales Outstanding 62.72
ESL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
52% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 64.03 vs. ESL: 62.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ESL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 55.11   Max: 81.65
Current: 62.72

55.11
81.65

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 15.00
ESL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
136% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ESL: 15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ESL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 15.57
Current: 15

1.31
15.57
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
ESL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
53% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ESL: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
ESL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 4.55
Current: 1.3

0.45
4.55
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
ESL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ESL: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ESL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.6

0.38
1.64
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.00
ESL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
128% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ESL: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ESL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 5.2
Current: 3

0.34
5.2
Price/Graham Number 3.80
ESL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
103% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ESL: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ESL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 7.35
Current: 3.8

0.65
7.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
ESL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
50% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. ESL: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
ESL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5   Max: 16.7
Current: 5.7

5
16.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.70
ESL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 8.48 vs. ESL: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
ESL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.1   Max: 33.4
Current: 11.7

-5.1
33.4

Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
Compare:BA, ERJ, EADSY, RYCEY, HON » details
Traded in other countries:ETZ.Germany,
Esterline Technologies Corporation, a Delaware corporation formed in 1967 is a specialized manufacturing company mainly serving aerospace and defense customers. It designs, manufactures and markets highly engineered products. The Company serves the aerospace and defense industry, mainly in the United States and Europe. It also serves the industrial/commercial and medical markets. Its current business and strategic growth plan focuses on the continuous development of these products in three key technology segments - avionics and controls, sensors and systems, and advanced materials. Its Avionics & Controls business segment includes avionics systems, control systems, interface technologies and communication systems capabilities. Avionics systems designs and develops cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions for commercial and military applications. The Company's Sensors & Systems business segment includes power systems and advanced sensors capabilities. It develops and manufactures high-precision temperature, pressure and speed sensors, electrical power switching, control and data communication devices, and other related systems mainly for aerospace and defense customers. Its Advanced Materials business segment includes engineered materials and defense technologies capabilities. It develops and manufactures high-performance elastomer products used in various commercial aerospace, space, and military applications, and highly engineered thermal components for commercial aerospace and industrial applications. The Company's main competitors include Astronautics, BAE, Bose, Eaton, Elbit, EMS, GE Aerospace, Honeywell, IAI, L-3, Otto Controls, RAFI, Rockwell Collins, SELEX, Telephonics, Thales, Ultra Electronics, Universal Avionics Systems Corporation, and Zodiac in its Avionics & Controls segment; Ametek, Amphenol, Eaton, Goodrich, Hamilton Sundstrand, Meggitt, MPC Products, STPI-Deutsch, Tyco, and Zodiac in its Sensors & Systems segment; and Chemring, Doncasters, Hi-Temp, J&M, JPR Hutchinson, Kmass, Meggitt, Rheinmetall, Trelleborg, ULVA, and UMPCO in its Advanced Materials segment. The Company is subject to various laws and regulations that are more restrictive than those applicable to private sector contractors.
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