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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
FRD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. FRD: No Debt )
FRD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.89
FRD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
98% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. FRD: 0.89 )
FRD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.89

0.55
0.93
Interest Coverage No Debt
FRD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 6.17 vs. FRD: No Debt )
FRD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.77   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

5.77
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.70
M-Score: -1.96
WACC vs ROIC
5.28%
2.92%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 1.95
FRD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. FRD: 1.95 )
FRD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 9.9
Current: 1.95

1.65
9.9
Net-margin (%) 1.27
FRD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. FRD: 1.27 )
FRD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 6.55
Current: 1.27

0.96
6.55
ROE (%) 2.41
FRD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. FRD: 2.41 )
FRD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 27.06
Current: 2.41

1.16
27.06
ROA (%) 2.13
FRD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. FRD: 2.13 )
FRD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 21.46
Current: 2.13

1.04
21.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.63
FRD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.01 vs. FRD: 4.63 )
FRD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 46.85
Current: 4.63

2.84
46.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.10
FRD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. FRD: -4.10 )
FRD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.3   Max: 28
Current: -4.1

-31.3
28
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -32.50
FRD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -5.50 vs. FRD: -32.50 )
FRD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.1   Max: 63.3
Current: -32.5

-37.1
63.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -40.70
FRD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -9.80 vs. FRD: -40.70 )
FRD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -54.2   Max: 108
Current: -40.7

-54.2
108
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 29.10
FRD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 35.70 vs. FRD: 29.10 )
FRD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 82.15
Current: 29.1

1.87
82.15
Forward P/E 14.43
FRD's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 32.89 vs. FRD: 14.43 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.80
FRD's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
72% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 33.20 vs. FRD: 28.80 )
FRD' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 79.91
Current: 28.8

1.87
79.91
P/B 0.70
FRD's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. FRD: 0.70 )
FRD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 3.28
Current: 0.7

0.47
3.28
P/S 0.40
FRD's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. FRD: 0.40 )
FRD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.4

0.12
0.66
EV-to-EBIT 15.36
FRD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 28.03 vs. FRD: 15.36 )
FRD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -18.1   Max: 39.4
Current: 15.36

-18.1
39.4
PEG 6.00
FRD's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FRD: 6.00 )
FRD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 25.05
Current: 6

0.1
25.05
Shiller P/E 8.00
FRD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FRD: 8.00 )
FRD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.75   Max: 36.87
Current: 8

3.75
36.87
Current Ratio 8.79
FRD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. FRD: 8.79 )
FRD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 12.73
Current: 8.79

2.22
12.73
Quick Ratio 2.47
FRD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. FRD: 2.47 )
FRD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 6.94
Current: 2.47

0.79
6.94
Days Inventory 124.22
FRD's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 90.10 vs. FRD: 124.22 )
FRD' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 49.42   Max: 124.65
Current: 124.22

49.42
124.65
Days Sales Outstanding 24.59
FRD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 58.78 vs. FRD: 24.59 )
FRD' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 8.73   Max: 48.68
Current: 24.59

8.73
48.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.30
FRD's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. FRD: 1.30 )
FRD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 9.49
Current: 1.3

0.9
9.49
Dividend Payout 0.62
FRD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. FRD: 0.62 )
FRD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.14
Current: 0.62

0.05
1.14
Dividend growth (3y) 2.70
FRD's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -5.90 vs. FRD: 2.70 )
FRD' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -33.5   Max: 73.2
Current: 2.7

-33.5
73.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.98
FRD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
82% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. FRD: 4.98 )
FRD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.45   Max: 36.33
Current: 4.98

3.45
36.33

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.70
FRD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FRD: 1.70 )
FRD' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 19.07
Current: 1.7

1.29
19.07
Price/Tangible Book 0.70
FRD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. FRD: 0.70 )
FRD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.46
Current: 0.7

0.59
2.46
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
FRD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. FRD: 0.50 )
FRD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.35
Current: 0.5

0.28
1.35
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
FRD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. FRD: 0.90 )
FRD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.6
Current: 0.9

0.41
1.6
Price/Graham Number 0.90
FRD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. FRD: 0.90 )
FRD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.79
Current: 0.9

0.25
1.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
FRD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. FRD: 6.50 )
FRD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 213.1
Current: 6.5

2.5
213.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.35
FRD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -6.50 vs. FRD: 3.35 )
FRD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9   Max: 57.9
Current: 3.35

-9
57.9

Analyst Estimate

Mar15
EPS($) 0.59
EPS without NRI($) 0.59

Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel
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Friedman Industries Inc was incorporated in 1965. The Company is engaged in the pipe manufacturing, steel coil processing and steel and pipe distribution in the United States. The Company purchases hot-rolled steel coils; processes the coils into flat, finished sheet, and plate; and sells these products on a wholesale basis, as well as processes customer-owned coils on a fee basis. It also manufactures, purchases, processes, and markets tubular products, including line and oil country pipes, as well as pipes for structural and piling purposes. The Company sells its coil products and processing services primarily to steel distributors, and customers fabricating steel products, such as storage tanks, steel buildings, farm machinery and equipment, construction equipment, transportation equipment, conveyors, and other similar products; and tubular products to steel and pipe distributors, and piling contractors through its own sales force.
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