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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

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 : 3/10

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

FLOW Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 3,172,865 sh (+2.00%)
Arnold Schneider 83,662 sh (-1.93%)
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Q3 2013

FLOW Guru Trades in Q3 2013

First Eagle Investment 350,000 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 76,971 sh (-8.00%)
Chuck Royce 1,114,672 sh (-64.87%)
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Q4 2013

FLOW Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 234,072 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 19,100 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 65,664 sh (-14.69%)
Chuck Royce 389,872 sh (-65.02%)
Chuck Royce 389,872 sh (-65.02%)
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Q1 2014

FLOW Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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Flow International Corporation was originally incorporated in Delaware in 1983 as Flow Systems, Inc. and was reincorporated in Washington in October 1998. It is a technology-based company providing customer-driven waterjet cutting, surface preparation and cleaning solutions. It develops and manufactures ultra high-pressure waterjet systems. Its ultrahigh-pressure water pumps generate pressures from 40,000 to over 94,000 pounds per square inch (psi) and power waterjet systems that are used to cut materials, remove coatings, and prepare surfaces for coating. Waterjet cutting and cleaning is a fast-growing alternative to traditional methods, such as lasers, saws, knives, shears, plasma, electrical discharge machining ('EDM'), routers, drills, soda blasting and abrasive blasting techniques, and has uses in many applications from food and paper products to steel and carbon fiber composites. The Standard segment includes sales and cost of sales related to its cutting, surface preparation and cleaning systems using ultrahigh-pressure water pumps as well as parts and services to sustain these installed systems. Systems included in this segment do not require significant custom configuration. The Advanced segment includes sales and cost of sales related to its complex advanced segment systems which require specific custom configuration and advanced features, including robotics, to match unique customer applications as well as parts and services to sustain these installed systems. The primary components of its product line include versatile waterjet cutting and surface preparation systems which provide total system solutions for many materials including metal, stone, tile, composites, food, paper, rubber, structural foam and many more. Its customers include small job shops to major industrial companies. Its ultrahigh-pressure technology has two applications: cutting and surface preparation. The Company sources its raw materials, parts, subassemblies and manufactured components from suppliers both domestically and internationally. Its products compete against other waterjet competitors as well as various other cutting technologies such as lasers, saws, plasma, shears, routers, drills, and abrasive blasting techniques.

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