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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.32
FSS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. FSS: 0.32 )
FSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.32

0
0.33
Equity to Asset 0.57
FSS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. FSS: 0.57 )
FSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.57

0.23
0.57
Interest Coverage 8.02
FSS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.72 vs. FSS: 8.02 )
FSS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 9.2
Current: 8.02

1.12
9.2
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.02
M-Score: -2.62
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.92
FSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. FSS: 8.92 )
FSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 11.74
Current: 8.92

1.96
11.74
Net-margin (%) 7.83
FSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. FSS: 7.83 )
FSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.75   Max: 18.79
Current: 7.83

-27.75
18.79
ROE (%) 20.55
FSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. FSS: 20.55 )
FSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -63.94   Max: 64.27
Current: 20.55

-63.94
64.27
ROA (%) 10.36
FSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. FSS: 10.36 )
FSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -23.29   Max: 25.44
Current: 10.36

-23.29
25.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 41.26
FSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.48 vs. FSS: 41.26 )
FSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.84   Max: 108.43
Current: 41.26

6.84
108.43
Revenue Growth (%) 7.00
FSS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. FSS: 7.00 )
FSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.5   Max: 11.1
Current: 7

-17.5
11.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 45.40
FSS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -9.70 vs. FSS: 45.40 )
FSS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -40   Max: 45.4
Current: 45.4

-40
45.4
» FSS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

FSS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 73,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 29,670 sh (+100.28%)
Mario Gabelli 843,800 sh (+15.04%)
Chuck Royce 1,920,679 sh (-7.82%)
Joel Greenblatt 99,561 sh (-42.64%)
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Q4 2013

FSS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 459,527 sh (+361.55%)
Jim Simons 206,700 sh (+182.38%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 837,500 sh (-0.75%)
Chuck Royce 1,853,179 sh (-3.51%)
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Q1 2014

FSS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 44,118 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 20,271 sh (New)
Jim Simons 343,520 sh (+66.19%)
Joel Greenblatt 693,604 sh (+50.94%)
Mario Gabelli 889,200 sh (+6.17%)
Chuck Royce 1,811,305 sh (-2.26%)
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Q2 2014

FSS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Hussman 105,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 733,552 sh (+5.76%)
Chuck Royce 1,905,914 sh (+5.22%)
Mario Gabelli 894,200 sh (+0.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,501 sh (-26.33%)
Jim Simons 189,800 sh (-44.75%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FSS

(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
John Hussman 2014-06-30 New Buy0.12%$13.72 - $15.83 $ 12.87-12%105000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 50.94%0.05%$11.72 - $15.2 $ 12.87-5%693604
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 361.55%0.13%$12.77 - $15.66 $ 12.87-10%459527
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -42.64%0.03%$8.89 - $13.01 $ 12.8717%99561
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 34.03%0.02%$7.32 - $9.15 $ 12.8756%173567
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 67.17%0.02%$7.32 - $9.15 $ 12.8756%733500
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.05%$7.47 - $8.39 $ 12.8762%129494
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 90.09%0.01%$7.47 - $8.39 $ 12.8762%438774
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 72.26%0.01%$5.2 - $7.49 $ 12.87108%230829
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 43.32%$5.35 - $6.52 $ 12.87115%134000
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$4.53 - $5.84 $ 12.87151%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 New Buy$4.53 - $5.84 $ 12.87151%93500
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Reduce -90.77%0.16%$3.75 - $5.89 $ 12.87197%190000
John Keeley 2011-12-31 Reduce -48.05%0.19%$3.5 - $5.13 $ 12.87205%2057644
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.10
FSS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 25.10 vs. FSS: 12.10 )
FSS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.85   Max: 706.4
Current: 12.1

4.85
706.4
P/B 2.15
FSS's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. FSS: 2.15 )
FSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 3.86
Current: 2.15

0.68
3.86
P/S 0.95
FSS's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. FSS: 0.95 )
FSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.18
Current: 0.95

0.23
1.18
PFCF 10.82
FSS's PFCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 54.78 vs. FSS: 10.82 )
FSS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 98.35
Current: 10.82

1.97
98.35
EV-to-EBIT 11.11
FSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.72 vs. FSS: 11.11 )
FSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 53.5
Current: 11.11

6.7
53.5
PEG 0.97
FSS's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FSS: 0.97 )
FSS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 17.84
Current: 0.97

0.39
17.84
Current Ratio 1.88
FSS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. FSS: 1.88 )
FSS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 2.1
Current: 1.88

0.71
2.1
Quick Ratio 1.05
FSS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. FSS: 1.05 )
FSS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.45
Current: 1.05

0.4
1.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.50
FSS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
80% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. FSS: 0.50 )
FSS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 6.02
Current: 0.5

0.2
6.02
Dividend Payout 0.03
FSS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. FSS: 0.03 )
FSS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 5
Current: 0.03

0.09
5
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
FSS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. FSS: -100.00 )
FSS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -100   Max: 19.4
Current: -100

-100
19.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.50
FSS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
77% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. FSS: 0.50 )
FSS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 6.02
Current: 0.5

0.2
6.02
Share Buyback Rate -3.10
FSS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. FSS: -3.10 )
FSS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.9   Max: -9.3
Current: -3.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 7.94
FSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. FSS: 7.94 )
FSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 7.21   Max: 49.5
Current: 7.94

7.21
49.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.46
FSS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. FSS: 1.46 )
FSS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.76
Current: 1.46

0.37
1.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.41
FSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. FSS: 1.41 )
FSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.41

0.45
2.31
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.74
FSS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FSS: 0.74 )
FSS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.83
Current: 0.74

0.42
3.83
Price/Graham Number 2.05
FSS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. FSS: 2.05 )
FSS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 47.64
Current: 2.05

1.63
47.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.00
FSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. FSS: 9.00 )
FSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 15
Current: 9

1.9
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.94
FSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. FSS: 17.94 )
FSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.9   Max: 32.8
Current: 17.94

-17.9
32.8

Business Description

Industry: Truck Manufacturing » Truck Manufacturing
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Federal Signal Corporation, established in 1901, was reincorporated as a Delaware Corporation in 1969. The Company designs and manufactures a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. The Company's portfolio of products includes safety and security systems, vacuum loader vehicles, street sweepers, truck mounted aerial platforms and water blasters. Products manufactured and services rendered by the Company are divided into three major operating segments: Safety and Security Systems, Fire Rescue and Environmental Solutions. Safety and Security Systems Group designs, manufactures and deploys comprehensive safety and security systems and products that help law enforcement, fire/rescue and EMS, emergency operations and industrial plant/facility first responders protect people, property and the environment. Offerings include systems for automated license plate recognition, campus and community alerting, emergency vehicles, first responder interoperable communications, industrial communications and command, municipal networked security and parking revenue and access control for municipal, governmental and industrial applications. The Fire Rescue Group is engaged in the designing and manufacturing sophisticated, vehicle-mounted, aerial platforms for firefighting, rescue, electric utility and industrial uses. End customers include fire departments, industrial fire services, electric utilities, maintenance rental companies for applications such as firefighting and rescue, transmission line maintenance, and installation and maintenance of wind turbines. The Environmental Solutions Group manufactures and markets worldwide a full range of street cleaning and vacuum loader vehicles and high-performance water blasting equipment. Products are also sold to municipal and governmental customers through more than 900 active independent distributors as well as through original equipment manufacturers and direct sales. The Company complies with federal, state and local provisions that have been enacted or adopted regulating the discharge of materials into the environment, or otherwise relating to the protection of the environment.
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