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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 0.74
FSS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1708 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. FSS: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.74
Current: 0.74
0
0.74
Equity to Asset 0.59
FSS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 1544 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. FSS: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.59
0.23
0.59
Interest Coverage 24.37
FSS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 63.03 vs. FSS: 24.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FSS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.12  Med: 3.60 Max: 24.37
Current: 24.37
1.12
24.37
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 4.73
M-Score: -2.39
WACC vs ROIC
10.66%
18.50%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.74
FSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1698 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 5.69 vs. FSS: 11.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.96  Med: 7.89 Max: 11.74
Current: 11.74
1.96
11.74
Net-margin (%) 7.73
FSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1698 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. FSS: 7.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.75  Med: 4.13 Max: 18.79
Current: 7.73
-27.75
18.79
ROE (%) 19.23
FSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1673 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. FSS: 19.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -63.94  Med: 10.09 Max: 64.27
Current: 19.23
-63.94
64.27
ROA (%) 11.04
FSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1717 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. FSS: 11.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -23.29  Med: 3.48 Max: 25.44
Current: 11.04
-23.29
25.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.15
FSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1707 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 11.12 vs. FSS: 54.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.18  Med: 28.26 Max: 120.22
Current: 54.15
6.18
120.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.30
FSS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. FSS: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.5  Med: -2.00 Max: 9.3
Current: 9.3
-17.5
9.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 31.20
FSS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. FSS: 31.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FSS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40  Med: -3.00 Max: 45.4
Current: 31.2
-40
45.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 67.70
FSS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. FSS: 67.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FSS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.8  Med: -5.10 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

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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Q1 2015

FSS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Robert Olstein 195,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 37,890 sh (+31.39%)
Chuck Royce 3,019,506 sh (+16.51%)
Joel Greenblatt 686,175 sh (+5.08%)
Mario Gabelli 876,510 sh (-2.69%)
Jim Simons 181,900 sh (-23.18%)
» More
Q2 2015

FSS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 4,806,413 sh (+59.18%)
Paul Tudor Jones 59,179 sh (+56.19%)
Robert Olstein 231,000 sh (+18.46%)
Joel Greenblatt 691,736 sh (+0.81%)
Mario Gabelli 882,210 sh (+0.65%)
Jim Simons 140,800 sh (-22.59%)
» More
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.13
FSS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1310 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. FSS: 12.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FSS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.85  Med: 13.89 Max: 706.4
Current: 12.13
4.85
706.4
Forward P/E 11.39
FSS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 15.67 vs. FSS: 11.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.30
FSS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1309 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. FSS: 12.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FSS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.26  Med: 18.65 Max: 237.63
Current: 12.3
4.26
237.63
P/B 2.21
FSS's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. FSS: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.90 Max: 3.86
Current: 2.21
0.68
3.86
P/S 0.93
FSS's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 1713 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. FSS: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.18
Current: 0.93
0.23
1.18
PFCF 14.33
FSS's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 20.82 vs. FSS: 14.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FSS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.97  Med: 16.84 Max: 98.35
Current: 14.33
1.97
98.35
POCF 11.46
FSS's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 14.13 vs. FSS: 11.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FSS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.58  Med: 12.40 Max: 652
Current: 11.46
1.58
652
EV-to-EBIT 8.07
FSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 1355 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. FSS: 8.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7  Med: 14.10 Max: 53.5
Current: 8.07
6.7
53.5
PEG 0.66
FSS's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. FSS: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FSS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.92 Max: 21.48
Current: 0.66
0.37
21.48
Shiller P/E 87.26
FSS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
92% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 20.82 vs. FSS: 87.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FSS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.97  Med: 26.03 Max: 329.8
Current: 87.26
15.97
329.8
Current Ratio 2.33
FSS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1567 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. FSS: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FSS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.59 Max: 2.33
Current: 2.33
0.71
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.42
FSS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1567 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. FSS: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FSS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.45
Current: 1.42
0.4
1.45
Days Inventory 66.56
FSS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
66% of the 1670 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 92.95 vs. FSS: 66.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FSS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 61.47  Med: 74.56 Max: 103.58
Current: 66.56
61.47
103.58
Days Sales Outstanding 46.71
FSS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 1373 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 76.88 vs. FSS: 46.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FSS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 40.99  Med: 56.82 Max: 88.45
Current: 46.71
40.99
88.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.54
FSS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. FSS: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FSS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.88 Max: 6.02
Current: 1.54
0.2
6.02
Dividend Payout 0.16
FSS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 1142 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. FSS: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FSS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.54 Max: 5
Current: 0.16
0.08
5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.55
FSS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. FSS: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FSS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.88 Max: 6.02
Current: 1.55
0.2
6.02
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
FSS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. FSS: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
FSS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.9  Med: -0.70 Max: -9.3
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 25.31
FSS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. FSS: 25.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
FSS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 27.61  Med: 86.13 Max: 308.8
Current: 25.31
27.61
308.8
Price/Tangible Book 6.80
FSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. FSS: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 7.21  Med: 11.25 Max: 49.5
Current: 6.8
7.21
49.5
Price/Projected FCF 1.13
FSS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. FSS: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FSS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.76
Current: 1.13
0.37
1.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.38
FSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. FSS: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.30 Max: 2.22
Current: 1.38
0.45
2.22
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.48
FSS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. FSS: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FSS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 2.02 Max: 3.83
Current: 0.48
0.45
3.83
Price/Graham Number 1.90
FSS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
67% of the 1133 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. FSS: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FSS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.63  Med: 2.94 Max: 47.64
Current: 1.9
1.63
47.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.38
FSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. FSS: 12.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 7.10 Max: 15
Current: 12.38
1.9
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 37.24
FSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. FSS: 37.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -17.3  Med: -1.20 Max: 37.2
Current: 37.24
-17.3
37.2

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 894 919 990
EPS($) 1.00 1.20 1.34
EPS without NRI($) 1.00 1.20 1.34

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Pollution & Treatment Controls
Compare:NAV, VOLVY, OSK, PCAR, MAGOF » details
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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