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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.61
FSS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 2444 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. FSS: 0.61 )
FSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.61

0.02
0.61
Equity to Asset 0.56
FSS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 2251 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. FSS: 0.56 )
FSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.56

0.24
0.56
Interest Coverage 24.37
FSS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 40.15 vs. FSS: 24.37 )
FSS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 24.37
Current: 24.37

0.2
24.37
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.72
M-Score: -2.41
WACC vs ROIC
11.47%
16.00%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.08
FSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2450 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 6.18 vs. FSS: 10.08 )
FSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.58   Max: 11.74
Current: 10.08

-10.58
11.74
Net-margin (%) 6.94
FSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2450 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. FSS: 6.94 )
FSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -24.18   Max: 18.79
Current: 6.94

-24.18
18.79
ROE (%) 17.33
FSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2421 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 8.25 vs. FSS: 17.33 )
FSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -63.94   Max: 64.27
Current: 17.33

-63.94
64.27
ROA (%) 9.76
FSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. FSS: 9.76 )
FSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -23.28   Max: 25.44
Current: 9.76

-23.28
25.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 49.04
FSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2460 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 12.61 vs. FSS: 49.04 )
FSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -42.28   Max: 113.7
Current: 49.04

-42.28
113.7
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.10
FSS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2079 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. FSS: 4.10 )
FSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.6   Max: 6.3
Current: 4.1

-13.6
6.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 59.70
FSS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FSS: 59.70 )
FSS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.4   Max: 59.7
Current: 59.7

-34.4
59.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 67.70
FSS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1684 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FSS: 67.70 )
FSS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.8   Max: 85.5
Current: 67.7

-48.8
85.5
» FSS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

FSS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 20,271 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 44,118 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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Q3 2014

FSS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 1,958,014 sh (+2.73%)
Mario Gabelli 901,800 sh (+0.85%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 26,473 sh (-18.55%)
Joel Greenblatt 486,711 sh (-33.65%)
Jim Simons 103,100 sh (-45.68%)
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Q4 2014

FSS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 236,782 sh (+129.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 653,007 sh (+34.17%)
Chuck Royce 2,591,678 sh (+32.36%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,838 sh (+8.93%)
Mario Gabelli 900,710 sh (-0.12%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.20
FSS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 29.20 vs. FSS: 16.20 )
FSS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.85   Max: 706.4
Current: 16.2

4.85
706.4
Forward P/E 13.85
FSS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FSS: 13.85 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.10
FSS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 29.20 vs. FSS: 16.10 )
FSS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.26   Max: 237.63
Current: 16.1

4.26
237.63
P/B 2.70
FSS's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FSS: 2.70 )
FSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 3.86
Current: 2.7

0.68
3.86
P/S 1.10
FSS's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. FSS: 1.10 )
FSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.18
Current: 1.1

0.22
1.18
PFCF 19.20
FSS's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 91.37 vs. FSS: 19.20 )
FSS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 98.35
Current: 19.2

1.97
98.35
POCF 14.11
FSS's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 19.72 vs. FSS: 14.11 )
FSS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 326
Current: 14.11

1.58
326
EV-to-EBIT 10.84
FSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 20.01 vs. FSS: 10.84 )
FSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -7.8   Max: 154.3
Current: 10.84

-7.8
154.3
Shiller P/E 277.10
FSS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 555.19 vs. FSS: 277.10 )
FSS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.96   Max: 285.6
Current: 277.1

15.96
285.6
Current Ratio 2.09
FSS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 2272 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. FSS: 2.09 )
FSS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 2.09
Current: 2.09

0.71
2.09
Quick Ratio 1.22
FSS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 2272 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. FSS: 1.22 )
FSS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.22

0.42
1.22
Days Inventory 64.76
FSS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
81% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 101.85 vs. FSS: 64.76 )
FSS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 61.47   Max: 103.58
Current: 64.76

61.47
103.58
Days Sales Outstanding 42.76
FSS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 90.58 vs. FSS: 42.76 )
FSS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 40.99   Max: 88.45
Current: 42.76

40.99
88.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.94
FSS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. FSS: 0.94 )
FSS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 6.02
Current: 0.94

0.2
6.02
Dividend Payout 0.09
FSS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. FSS: 0.09 )
FSS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1
Current: 0.09

0.09
1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
FSS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1841 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. FSS: 0.90 )
FSS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 6.02
Current: 0.9

0.2
6.02
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
FSS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. FSS: -0.70 )
FSS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.9   Max: -9.3
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 9.50
FSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. FSS: 9.50 )
FSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 7.21   Max: 49.5
Current: 9.5

7.21
49.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
FSS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. FSS: 1.70 )
FSS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.76
Current: 1.7

0.41
1.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
FSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FSS: 1.70 )
FSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.22
Current: 1.7

0.49
2.22
Price/Graham Number 2.60
FSS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 2676 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. FSS: 2.60 )
FSS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 8.33
Current: 2.6

1.74
8.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.20
FSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2445 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. FSS: 9.20 )
FSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 15
Current: 9.2

0.6
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -13.47
FSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1358 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. FSS: -13.47 )
FSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.3   Max: 33.6
Current: -13.47

-17.3
33.6

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Pollution & Treatment Controls
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Traded in other countries:FSG.Germany,
Federal Signal Corp 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 sewer cleaners, vacuum trucks, street sweepers, waterblasters, safety and security systems, including technology-based products and solutions for the public safety market, and vehicle-mounted aerial platforms. In addition, it sells parts and tooling and provide service, repair, equipment rentals, and training as part of a comprehensive offering to its customer base. 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 supplies comprehensive safety and security systems and products that help law enforcement, fire/rescue emergency medical services, campuses, military facilities and industrial sites use to protect people and property. Offerings include systems for campus and community alerting, emergency vehicles, first responder interoperable communications, industrial communications, and command and municipal networked security. Specific products include vehicle lightbars and sirens, public warning sirens and public safety software. The Company operates manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and South Africa. The Fire Rescue Group is a manufacturer and supplier of sophisticated, vehicle-mounted, aerial platforms for fire fighting, rescue, electric utility and industrial uses. End customers include fire departments, industrial fire services, electric utilities and maintenance rental companies for applications such as fire fighting and rescue, transmission line maintenance, and installation and maintenance of wind turbines. The Environmental Solutions Group is a manufacturer and supplier of a full range of street sweeper and vacuum trucks and high-performance waterblasting equipment for municipal and industrial customers. It also manufactures products for the newer markets of hydro-excavation, glycol recovery and surface cleaning for utility and industrial customers. Products are sold under the Elgin, Vactor, Guzzler, and Jetstream brand names. The Group primarily manufactures its vehicles and equipment in the United States. The Environmental Solutions and Fire Rescue Groups use dealer networks and direct sales to service customers generally depending on the type and location of the customer. The Company purchases a variety of raw materials from around the world for use in the manufacture of its products, although the majority of current purchases are from North American sources. The Company believes it substantially complies with federal, state and local provisions that have been enacted or adopted regulating the discharge of materials into the environment,
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