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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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Cash to Debt 0.19
FLOW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 1727 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. FLOW: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FLOW' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 9999.00 Max: N/A
Current: 0.19
Equity to Asset 0.37
FLOW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 1698 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. FLOW: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FLOW' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.37
0.37
0.63
Z-Score: 1.33
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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Operating margin (%) 6.64
FLOW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. FLOW: 6.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FLOW' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.64  Med: 8.24 Max: 9.19
Current: 6.64
6.64
9.19
Net-margin (%) 3.53
FLOW's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. FLOW: 3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FLOW' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.46  Med: 4.67 Max: 4.86
Current: 3.53
4.46
4.86
ROE (%) 5.86
FLOW's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.64 vs. FLOW: 5.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FLOW' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.46  Med: 9.08 Max: 11.7
Current: 5.86
6.46
11.7
ROA (%) 2.88
FLOW's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1740 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. FLOW: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FLOW' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.16  Med: 4.50 Max: 5.83
Current: 2.88
3.16
5.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.97
FLOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1731 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.64 vs. FLOW: 31.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FLOW' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.21  Med: 59.90 Max: 76.58
Current: 31.97
43.21
76.58
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FLOW Guru Trades in Q3 2015

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David Dreman 2,008 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 28,969 sh (New)
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FLOW Guru Trades in Q4 2015

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James Barrow 3,662,237 sh (+42.36%)
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Guru Investment Theses on SPX Flow Inc

Third Avenue Management Comments on SPX Flow - Dec 10, 2015

SPX Flow (NASDAQ:FLOW) is a global supplier of flow control equipment including pumps, valves, mixers, filters, air dryers, separators and heat exchangers serving the food and beverage, power and energy and industrial markets. The company was spun out of SPX Corporation in September. The original SPX Corporation management team moved over to SPX Flow where they are continuing to execute on their multi-year restructuring efforts.

Post spin, management has already increased its segment operating margin targets, and announced plans to expand low cost manufacturing in Poland while shifting production from two higher cost European manufacturing facilities. Management is also focused on improving their material sourcing, streamlining the back office operations and reducing expenses.

From its post-spin levels of just under 3x debt to EBITDA, SPXFlow’s products should benefit from secular long-term growth in the dairy industry as developing nations increase their consumption. Although SPX Flow is facing a cyclical downturn in upstream oil and gas activity, this activity accounts for only 14% of total company revenue. The remaining power and energy businesses should benefit from increased demand from the midstream and power sectors. The industrial segment which primarily serves chemical and air processing industries should remain fairly stable.

We expect the company will generate around $100 million of free cash flow a year representing an 8% free cash flow yield which management will likely use to repay debt—the company’s leverage ratio is just over 2x—and eventually make acquisitions in the highly fragmented pump and valve industry. We also believe that SPX Flow could be an attractive acquisition target for a larger flow control peer, providing another aspect of our downside protection for the shares. At our purchase cost, we see roughly 40% upside to our mid-case NAV.

From Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio)'s Small-Cap Value Fund fourth quarter 2015 portfolio manager commentary.

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Third Avenue Management Comments on SPX Flow Guru stock highlight
SPX Flow (NASDAQ:FLOW) is a global supplier of flow control equipment including pumps, valves, mixers, filters, air dryers, separators and heat exchangers serving the food and beverage, power and energy and industrial markets. The company was spun out of SPX Corporation in September. The original SPX Corporation management team moved over to SPX Flow where they are continuing to execute on their multi-year restructuring efforts. Read more...

Ratios

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Forward P/E 7.86
FLOW's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. FLOW: 7.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.53
FLOW's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 2180 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. FLOW: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FLOW' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.53
0.53
1.28
P/S 0.26
FLOW's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 2181 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. FLOW: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FLOW' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 2.24 Max: 2.71
Current: 0.26
0.26
2.71
POCF 41.50
FLOW's POCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 1661 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.96 vs. FLOW: 41.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FLOW' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.5  Med: 85.32 Max: 102.97
Current: 41.5
41.5
102.97
EV-to-EBIT 9.29
FLOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.64 vs. FLOW: 9.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FLOW' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.29  Med: 13.30 Max: 14.9
Current: 9.29
9.29
14.9
EV-to-EBITDA 6.79
FLOW's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
64% of the 2123 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.14 vs. FLOW: 6.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FLOW' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.79  Med: 9.70 Max: 10.9
Current: 6.79
6.79
10.9
Current Ratio 1.61
FLOW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. FLOW: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FLOW' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 1.66 Max: 1.71
Current: 1.61
1.61
1.71
Quick Ratio 1.18
FLOW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. FLOW: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FLOW' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 1.21 Max: 1.27
Current: 1.18
1.18
1.27
Days Inventory 59.03
FLOW's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 98.25 vs. FLOW: 59.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FLOW' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.75  Med: 49.84 Max: 66.92
Current: 59.03
32.75
66.92
Days Sales Outstanding 83.96
FLOW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 80.68 vs. FLOW: 83.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FLOW' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 78.01  Med: 85.55 Max: 93.08
Current: 83.96
78.01
93.08
Days Payable 53.74
FLOW's Days Payable is ranked lower than
61% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 67.09 vs. FLOW: 53.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FLOW' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.18  Med: 52.93 Max: 55.68
Current: 53.74
50.18
55.68

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.49
FLOW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 2181 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. FLOW: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FLOW' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.05
Current: 0.49
Price/Graham Number 3.47
FLOW's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
87% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. FLOW: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FLOW' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.58  Med: 7.58 Max: 7.58
Current: 3.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.68
FLOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1713 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. FLOW: 10.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FLOW' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.7  Med: 7.50 Max: 10.68
Current: 10.68
6.7
10.68

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2498
EPS $ -0.10
Short Percentage of Float0.61%
52-Week Range $15.72 - 42.06
Shares Outstanding(Mil)41.29

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 2,396 2,289 2,352
EPS($) 2.74 2.31 2.65
EPS without NRI($) 2.74 2.31 2.65

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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