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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 5.62
FLOW's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. FLOW: 5.62 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 17.01
Current: 5.62

0.01
17.01
Equity to Asset 0.60
FLOW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 1933 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. FLOW: 0.60 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.09   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.6

-0.09
0.6
Interest Coverage 8.05
FLOW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 27.24 vs. FLOW: 8.05 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 40.05
Current: 8.05

0.16
40.05
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.31
M-Score: -2.60
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.88
FLOW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. FLOW: 4.88 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -33.79   Max: 10.64
Current: 4.88

-33.79
10.64
Net-margin (%) 1.94
FLOW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. FLOW: 1.94 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -48.56   Max: 9.15
Current: 1.94

-48.56
9.15
ROE (%) 5.21
FLOW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1800 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.31 vs. FLOW: 5.21 )
FLOW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1282.05   Max: 25.97
Current: 5.21

-1282.05
25.97
ROA (%) 3.11
FLOW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. FLOW: 3.11 )
FLOW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -47.85   Max: 14.79
Current: 3.11

-47.85
14.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.55
FLOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. FLOW: 17.55 )
FLOW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -94.01   Max: 86.62
Current: 17.55

-94.01
86.62
Revenue Growth (%) 9.90
FLOW's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. FLOW: 9.90 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.2   Max: 12
Current: 9.9

-15.2
12
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

FLOW Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 3,172,865 sh (+2%)
Arnold Schneider 83,662 sh (-1.93%)
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Q3 2013

FLOW Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 350,000 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 76,971 sh (-8%)
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)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 65,664 sh (-14.69%)
Chuck Royce 389,872 sh (-65.02%)
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Q1 2014

FLOW Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FLOW

(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
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Sold Out $3.93 - $4.04 $ 4.041%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 New Buy$3.34 - $3.98 $ 4.049%350000
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0008%$1.97 - $3.6 $ 4.0450%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -56.47%$3.22 - $4.56 $ 4.044%20805
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 130.30
FLOW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. FLOW: 130.30 )
FLOW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.46   Max: 606.67
Current: 130.3

2.46
606.67
P/B 1.99
FLOW's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. FLOW: 1.99 )
FLOW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 16.43
Current: 1.99

0.6
16.43
P/S 0.79
FLOW's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. FLOW: 0.79 )
FLOW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.69
Current: 0.79

0.18
2.69
PFCF 33.67
FLOW's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 43.47 vs. FLOW: 33.67 )
FLOW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 197
Current: 33.67

1.26
197
EV-to-EBIT 19.71
FLOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.33 vs. FLOW: 19.71 )
FLOW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 272.1
Current: 19.71

1.6
272.1
Current Ratio 2.08
FLOW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1946 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. FLOW: 2.08 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 4.06
Current: 2.08

0.85
4.06
Quick Ratio 1.34
FLOW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1946 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. FLOW: 1.34 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.34

0.5
2.31

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 31.10
FLOW's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FLOW: 31.10 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 22.9   Max: 188.5
Current: 31.1

22.9
188.5
Price/Tangible Book 2.10
FLOW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FLOW: 2.10 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 22.76
Current: 2.1

0.55
22.76
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
FLOW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FLOW: 2.30 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 52.08
Current: 2.3

0.39
52.08
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
FLOW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. FLOW: 1.10 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 3.46
Current: 1.1

0.17
3.46
Price/Graham Number 2.90
FLOW's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FLOW: 2.90 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 9.82
Current: 2.9

0.74
9.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
FLOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1808 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. FLOW: 5.10 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 64.1
Current: 5.1

0.4
64.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.21
FLOW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. FLOW: -0.21 )
FLOW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.4   Max: 26.2
Current: -0.21

-5.4
26.2

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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