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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 0.22
FLOW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 1809 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. FLOW: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FLOW' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.36 Max: N/A
Current: 0.22
Equity to Asset 0.30
FLOW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
87% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. FLOW: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FLOW' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.3
0.3
0.63
Z-Score: 0.69
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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Operating margin (%) -16.50
FLOW's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1790 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. FLOW: -16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FLOW' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.5  Med: 7.44 Max: 9.19
Current: -16.5
-16.5
9.19
Net-margin (%) -16.41
FLOW's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1790 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. FLOW: -16.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FLOW' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.41  Med: 4.57 Max: 4.86
Current: -16.41
-16.41
4.86
ROE (%) -25.92
FLOW's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1745 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.35 vs. FLOW: -25.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FLOW' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.92  Med: 6.46 Max: 11.7
Current: -25.92
-25.92
11.7
ROA (%) -10.96
FLOW's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1811 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. FLOW: -10.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FLOW' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.96  Med: 3.16 Max: 5.83
Current: -10.96
-10.96
5.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -57.63
FLOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.34 vs. FLOW: -57.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FLOW' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.63  Med: 43.21 Max: 76.58
Current: -57.63
-57.63
76.58
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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

FLOW Guru Trades in Q3 2015

David Dreman 2,008 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 135,078 sh (New)
Jim Simons 100,800 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 110,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 915,200 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,937 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2,572,556 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 28,969 sh (New)
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Q4 2015

FLOW Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Diamond Hill Capital 955,441 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 3,662,237 sh (+42.36%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 112,915 sh (-16.41%)
Paul Tudor Jones 25,427 sh (-17.81%)
Steven Cohen 729,464 sh (-20.29%)
David Dreman 447 sh (-77.74%)
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Q1 2016

FLOW Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jeremy Grantham 39,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 240,124 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,229,423 sh (+28.68%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
David Dreman 420 sh (-6.04%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,726 sh (-14.56%)
Third Avenue Management 67,624 sh (-40.11%)
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Q2 2016

FLOW Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jeremy Grantham 45,787 sh (+17.10%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,297,178 sh (+5.51%)
Third Avenue Management 67,624 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 190,855 sh (-20.52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,520 sh (-46.98%)
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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Spx Flow Inc is engaged in engineering, designing and manufacturing of flow control systems integral to process, blend, transport, meter, filter and dehydrate various types of fluids, gases, and powders across a range of applications.

SPX Flow Inc was incorporated in Delaware. It is engaged in engineering, designing and manufacturing of flow control systems integral to process, blend, transport, meter, filters and dehydrate various types of fluids, gases and powders across a range of applications. Its business is organized into three reportable segments including Food & Beverage, Power & Energy and Industrial. The Food and Beverage reportable segment operates in a regulated industry with customers who demand engineered, turn-key solutions. Key demand drivers include dairy consumption, emerging market capacity expansion, sustainability and productivity initiatives, customer product innovation and food safety. Key products for the segment includes mixing, drying, evaporation & separation systems & components, heat exchangers and reciprocating & centrifugal pump technologies. Its brands include Anhydro, APV, Bran+Luebbe, Gerstenberg Schroeder, LIGHTNIN, Seital and Waukesha CherryBurrell. The Power and Energy reportable segment primarily serves customers in the oil & gas industry and, to a lesser extent, the nuclear and other conventional power industries. Key products for the segment includes pumps, valves and the related accessories, while the core brands include APV, Bran+Luebbe, ClydeUnion Pumps, Copes-Vulcan, Dollinger Filtration, LIGHTNIN, M&J Valve, Plenty and Vokes. The Industrial reportable segment primarily serves customers in the chemical, air treatment, mining, pharmaceutical, marine, shipbuilding, infrastructure construction, general industrial and water treatment industries. Key products for the segment are air dryers, filtration equipment, mixers, pumps, hydraulic technologies and heat exchangers. Core brands include Airpel, APV, Bolting Systems, Delair, Deltech, Hankison, Jemaco. The Company operates its business in United States, United Kingdom, China, France, Germany and Denmark. Its serve the food and beverage, power and energy and industrial markets. Its product portfolio of pumps, valves, mixers, filters, air dryers, hydraulic tools, homogenizers, separators and heat exchangers, along with the related aftermarket parts and services, supports industries, including food and beverage, oil and gas, power generation, chemical processing, compressed air and mining. Its competitors include Alfa Laval AB, Flowserve Corporation, GEA Group AG, IDEX Corporation, ITT Gould Pumps, Sulzer Ltd., KSB AG, Sulzer Ltd and Tetra Pak International S.A.

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 12.24
FLOW's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.54 vs. FLOW: 12.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.47
FLOW's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1643 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. FLOW: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FLOW' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.49
Current: 1.47
0.54
1.49
P/S 0.54
FLOW's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 1753 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. FLOW: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FLOW' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.54
0.28
0.66
PFCF 15.25
FLOW's PFCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. FLOW: 15.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FLOW' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.29  Med: 13.98 Max: 16.54
Current: 15.25
4.29
16.54
POCF 8.45
FLOW's POCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.03 vs. FLOW: 8.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FLOW' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.15  Med: 7.86 Max: 10.46
Current: 8.45
3.15
10.46
EV-to-EBIT -5.59
FLOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1396 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.01 vs. FLOW: -5.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FLOW' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.6  Med: 12.7 Max: 23.7
Current: -5.59
-5.6
23.7
EV-to-EBITDA -6.82
FLOW's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1471 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.25 vs. FLOW: -6.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FLOW' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.82  Med: 9.1 Max: 13.7
Current: -6.82
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13.7
Current Ratio 1.54
FLOW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 1653 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. FLOW: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FLOW' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.48  Med: 1.61 Max: 1.71
Current: 1.54
1.48
1.71
Quick Ratio 1.12
FLOW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1651 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. FLOW: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FLOW' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.18 Max: 1.27
Current: 1.12
1.05
1.27
Days Inventory 78.12
FLOW's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
61% of the 1728 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 97.76 vs. FLOW: 78.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FLOW' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.75  Med: 66.92 Max: 78.12
Current: 78.12
32.75
78.12
Days Sales Outstanding 80.93
FLOW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
50% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 80.96 vs. FLOW: 80.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FLOW' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 73.95  Med: 78.01 Max: 93.08
Current: 80.93
73.95
93.08
Days Payable 49.70
FLOW's Days Payable is ranked lower than
59% of the 1249 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 60.79 vs. FLOW: 49.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FLOW' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.7  Med: 51.93 Max: 55.68
Current: 49.7
49.7
55.68

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Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.07
FLOW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 1615 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. FLOW: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FLOW' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.14
Current: 1.07
0.88
1.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -17.84
FLOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. FLOW: -17.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FLOW' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.1  Med: 7 Max: 10.2
Current: -17.84
-18.1
10.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,236
EPS (TTM) $ -8.86
Short Percentage of Float1.70%
52-Week Range $14.85 - 42.06
Shares Outstanding (Mil)41.80

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 2,085 2,040 2,051
EPS ($) 1.86 2.32 2.75
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.86 2.32 2.75
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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