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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.16
ESL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. ESL: 0.16 )
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
87% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. ESL: 0.54 )
ESL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.54

0.32
0.64
Interest Coverage 7.39
ESL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. ESL: 7.39 )
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: 3.34
M-Score: -2.63
WACC vs ROIC
9.35%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.89
ESL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.53 vs. ESL: 11.89 )
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
77% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. ESL: 4.05 )
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
71% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 10.84 vs. ESL: 4.28 )
ESL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.38   Max: 18.94
Current: 4.28

-0.38
18.94
ROA (%) 2.49
ESL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. ESL: 2.49 )
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
85% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 20.41 vs. ESL: 25.62 )
ESL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 19.21   Max: 78.81
Current: 25.62

19.21
78.81
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.70
ESL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. ESL: 4.70 )
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
81% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. ESL: 6.80 )
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
82% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. ESL: 6.20 )
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

Q1 2014

ESL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Robert Olstein 50,000 sh (New)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 32,300 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 6,199 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 37,800 sh (+45.38%)
NWQ Managers 180,340 sh (+6.84%)
Joel Greenblatt 26,207 sh (+3.54%)
Jim Simons 100,900 sh (-28.49%)
David Dreman 62,244 sh (-28.91%)
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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%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 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

Joel Greenblatt 152,243 sh (New)
Michael Dell 1,624,578 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
» More
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Insider Trades

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 46.40
ESL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 24.00 vs. ESL: 46.40 )
ESL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.09   Max: 47.71
Current: 46.4

5.09
47.71
Forward P/E 16.16
ESL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 17.06 vs. ESL: 16.16 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.70
ESL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 24.00 vs. ESL: 22.70 )
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 higher than
79% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. ESL: 2.10 )
ESL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.21
Current: 2.1

0.57
2.21
P/S 1.84
ESL's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. ESL: 1.84 )
ESL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.84

0.41
2.01
PFCF 29.80
ESL's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 43.15 vs. ESL: 29.80 )
ESL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.97   Max: 105.9
Current: 29.8

7.97
105.9
POCF 21.38
ESL's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. ESL: 21.38 )
ESL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.16   Max: 29.29
Current: 21.38

5.16
29.29
EV-to-EBIT 17.65
ESL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 17.65 vs. ESL: 17.65 )
ESL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 20
Current: 17.65

6
20
PEG 2.55
ESL's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ESL: 2.55 )
ESL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 12.62
Current: 2.55

0.27
12.62
Shiller P/E 27.20
ESL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 29.35 vs. ESL: 27.20 )
ESL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.37   Max: 31.52
Current: 27.2

7.37
31.52
Current Ratio 3.17
ESL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ESL: 3.17 )
ESL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 3.7
Current: 3.17

1.17
3.7
Quick Ratio 2.05
ESL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. ESL: 2.05 )
ESL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 2.69
Current: 2.05

0.84
2.69
Days Inventory 130.14
ESL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 121.14 vs. ESL: 130.14 )
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
78% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 60.41 vs. ESL: 62.72 )
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 15.40
ESL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 10.16 vs. ESL: 15.40 )
ESL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 15.57
Current: 15.4

1.31
15.57
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
ESL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. ESL: 1.30 )
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 higher than
70% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. ESL: 1.60 )
ESL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.6

0.32
1.66
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.00
ESL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ESL: 3.00 )
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 3.90
ESL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. ESL: 3.90 )
ESL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 7.35
Current: 3.9

0.65
7.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
ESL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. ESL: 5.70 )
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
82% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. ESL: 11.70 )
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
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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 (including Dunlop Standard Aerospace Group), 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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