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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
ESSX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. ESSX: 0.01 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.19
ESSX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. ESSX: 0.19 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.19

0.19
0.26
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -0.12
M-Score: -2.90
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -3.38
ESSX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.23 vs. ESSX: -3.38 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -136.25   Max: 15.08
Current: -3.38

-136.25
15.08
Net-margin (%) -10.10
ESSX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.24 vs. ESSX: -10.10 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -80.13   Max: 2.3
Current: -10.1

-80.13
2.3
ROE (%) -14.59
ESSX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.33 vs. ESSX: -14.59 )
ESSX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -20.42   Max: 2.12
Current: -14.59

-20.42
2.12
ROA (%) -2.90
ESSX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. ESSX: -2.90 )
ESSX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 1.66
Current: -2.9

-4.5
1.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.06
ESSX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.98 vs. ESSX: -1.06 )
ESSX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.6   Max: 2.92
Current: -1.06

-7.6
2.92
Revenue Growth (%) 14.50
ESSX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. ESSX: 14.50 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 50.6
Current: 14.5

0
50.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 24.70
ESSX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. ESSX: 24.70 )
ESSX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 24.7
Current: 24.7

0
24.7
EPS Growth (%) -18.10
ESSX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. ESSX: -18.10 )
ESSX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) 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

Q3 2013

ESSX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 22,000 sh (+1.38%)
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Q4 2013

ESSX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Arnold Van Den Berg 196,451 sh (New)
Jim Simons 37,600 sh (+70.91%)
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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%)
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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%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$2.72 - $3.32 $ 2.44-19%196451
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Ratios

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P/B 1.00
ESSX's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. ESSX: 1.00 )
ESSX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.95
Current: 1

0.59
1.95
P/S 0.70
ESSX's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. ESSX: 0.70 )
ESSX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 5.61
Current: 0.7

0.58
5.61
EV-to-EBIT -57.90
ESSX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.53 vs. ESSX: -57.90 )
ESSX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 28.1   Max: 175.8
Current: -57.9

28.1
175.8
Current Ratio 1.51
ESSX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. ESSX: 1.51 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 61.76
Current: 1.51

0.3
61.76
Quick Ratio 1.20
ESSX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. ESSX: 1.20 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 61.76
Current: 1.2

0.3
61.76

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.00
ESSX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
88% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. ESSX: 1.00 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.92
Current: 1

0.71
1.92
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
ESSX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. ESSX: 0.60 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.8
Current: 0.6

0.62
2.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.50
ESSX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
71% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. ESSX: 0.50 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.6
Current: 0.5

0.5
3.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -17.24
ESSX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
56% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. ESSX: -17.24 )
ESSX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 1.8
Current: -17.24

0.7
1.8

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 principal 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 rents its fleet of over 1,000 cranes and attachments and other lifting equipment to a variety of engineering and construction customers under contracts, most of which have rental periods of between 4 and 18 months. Boom trucks and other smaller equipment are rented as frequently as daily. The contracts typically provide for an agreed rental rate and a specified rental period. The revenue from crane and attachment rentals is primarily driven by rental rates (which are typically higher for the more expensive cranes with heavier lifting capacities than less expensive cranes with lower lifting capacities) charged to customers and the fleet utilization rate. Rental revenue is recognized as earned in accordance with the terms of the relevant rental agreement on a pro rata daily basis. It offers construction equipment products for sale including tower cranes, boom trucks, rough terrain cranes and other lifting equipment used in the construction industry. The revenue from retail equipment sales is primarily driven by the level of construction activity in a particular geographic region. Equipment sales revenue is recognized at the time of ownership transfers, which is generally based on delivery and inspection and acceptance of the equipment in accordance with the terms of the corresponding agreement. Its equipment distribution operations are conducted through its Coast Crane subsidiary. It is a parts distributor for various lifting equipment manufacturers and routinely sells parts to its customers in the construction industry. 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 re
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