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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 0.01
ESSX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. ESSX: 0.01 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.18
ESSX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. ESSX: 0.18 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.18

0.18
0.26
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.06
M-Score: -2.34
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -5.18
ESSX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.12 vs. ESSX: -5.18 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -136.25   Max: 15.08
Current: -5.18

-136.25
15.08
Net-margin (%) -12.25
ESSX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. ESSX: -12.25 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -80.13   Max: 2.3
Current: -12.25

-80.13
2.3
ROE (%) -18.86
ESSX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.86 vs. ESSX: -18.86 )
ESSX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -20.9   Max: 4.24
Current: -18.86

-20.9
4.24
ROA (%) -3.62
ESSX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. ESSX: -3.62 )
ESSX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.07   Max: 3.31
Current: -3.62

-6.07
3.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.68
ESSX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.53 vs. ESSX: -1.68 )
ESSX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -11.1   Max: 2.93
Current: -1.68

-11.1
2.93
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
ESSX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. ESSX: 14.50 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 50.6
Current: 14.5

0
50.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 24.70
ESSX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. ESSX: 24.70 )
ESSX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 24.7
Current: 24.7

0
24.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -18.10
ESSX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. ESSX: -18.10 )
ESSX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -6.5
Current: -18.1

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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

ESSX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 196,451 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 12,479 sh (-66.81%)
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Q2 2014

ESSX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 207,916 sh (+5.84%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2014

ESSX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 207,356 sh (-0.27%)
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Q4 2014

ESSX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 23,900 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 207,356 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ESSX

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.32
ESSX's P/B is ranked higher than
99% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. ESSX: 0.32 )
ESSX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.95
Current: 0.32

0.32
1.95
P/S 0.19
ESSX's P/S is ranked higher than
97% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. ESSX: 0.19 )
ESSX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 5.61
Current: 0.19

0.19
5.61
EV-to-EBIT -46.28
ESSX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.88 vs. ESSX: -46.28 )
ESSX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -136.6   Max: 175.8
Current: -46.28

-136.6
175.8
Current Ratio 2.02
ESSX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. ESSX: 2.02 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 61.76
Current: 2.02

0.3
61.76
Quick Ratio 1.50
ESSX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. ESSX: 1.50 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 61.76
Current: 1.5

0.3
61.76
Days Inventory 33.27
ESSX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
80% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 85.65 vs. ESSX: 33.27 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 16.42   Max: 37.46
Current: 33.27

16.42
37.46
Days Sales Outstanding 62.35
ESSX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 72.12 vs. ESSX: 62.35 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.86   Max: 278.57
Current: 62.35

34.86
278.57

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.33
ESSX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
99% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. ESSX: 0.33 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.92
Current: 0.33

0.71
1.92
Price/Median PS Value 0.18
ESSX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ESSX: 0.18 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.91
Current: 0.18

0.51
2.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -2.20
ESSX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
53% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. ESSX: -2.20 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 3.6
Current: -2.2

0.6
3.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -60.93
ESSX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
58% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. ESSX: -60.93 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -60.9   Max: -10.2
Current: -60.93

-60.9
-10.2

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services
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Essex Rental Corp was incorporated in Delaware on August 21, 2006 as a blank check company whose objective was to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with an operating business. On October 31, 2008, the Company consummated the acquisition of Holdings and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Essex Crane. Through its operating subsidiaries, Essex Crane and Coast Crane, it is one of North America's providers of lifting equipment including lattice-boom crawler cranes, truck cranes and rough terrain cranes, tower cranes, and other lifting equipment used in construction projects. Its products and services as grouped within the Company's three defined operating segments; equipment rentals; equipment distribution; and parts and service. It offers for rent, crawler cranes and attachments, rough terrain cranes, boom trucks, tower cranes, and other construction related rental equipment. Most attachments are rented separately and increase either the lifting capacity or the reach capabilities of the base crawler cranes and tower cranes. It also offers transportation, rigging and repair and maintenance services while equipment is on rent. It also provides repairs and maintenance services for customers that own their own equipment and request its services at one of its service center locations. Its target customers for these ancillary services are its current rental customers, customers that own their own equipment and those who purchase new and used equipment from the Company. Its parts and services operations are conducted through its Coast Crane subsidiary. Its operations are also subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to occupational safety and health, most notably standards promulgated by OSHA. It is subject to various OSHA regulations that primarily deal with maintaining a safe work-place environment.
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