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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.43
GBX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
78% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. GBX: 0.43 )
GBX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.43

0.01
0.51
Equity to Asset 0.33
GBX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. GBX: 0.33 )
GBX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.33

0.17
0.35
Interest Coverage 2.17
GBX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. GBX: 2.17 )
GBX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 5.29
Current: 2.17

0.29
5.29
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.25
M-Score: -2.70
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.68
GBX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. GBX: 8.68 )
GBX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 14.65
Current: 8.68

1.52
14.65
Net-margin (%) 4.12
GBX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. GBX: 4.12 )
GBX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.1   Max: 4.31
Current: 4.12

-7.1
4.31
ROE (%) 19.27
GBX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. GBX: 19.27 )
GBX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -23.29   Max: 20.03
Current: 19.27

-23.29
20.03
ROA (%) 6.44
GBX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. GBX: 6.44 )
GBX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.89   Max: 5.11
Current: 6.44

-4.89
5.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.55
GBX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. GBX: 27.55 )
GBX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 207.89
Current: 27.55

5.4
207.89
Revenue Growth (%) 20.70
GBX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. GBX: 20.70 )
GBX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -21   Max: 36.3
Current: 20.7

-21
36.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -9.80
GBX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. GBX: -9.80 )
GBX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -56.9   Max: 103.4
Current: -9.8

-56.9
103.4
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

GBX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 85,396 sh (+58.66%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 355,000 sh (-3.27%)
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Q4 2013

GBX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 188,361 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,300 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 207,522 sh (+143.01%)
Mario Gabelli 340,000 sh (-4.23%)
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Q1 2014

GBX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Caxton Associates 30,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,355 sh (+12.71%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 298,000 sh (-12.35%)
Steven Cohen 67,805 sh (-67.33%)
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Q2 2014

GBX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Robert Olstein 87,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 5,914 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 10,800 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 290,000 sh (-2.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,077 sh (-24.35%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GBX

(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
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 New Buy0.68%$43.21 - $60.08 $ 58.2312%87000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy$43.21 - $60.08 $ 58.2312%5914
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 239.13%0.04%$16.06 - $22.71 $ 58.23193%390000
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.5%$13.87 - $18.81 $ 58.23266%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.2084%$12.16 - $22.55 $ 58.23244%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.90
GBX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. GBX: 20.90 )
GBX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.69   Max: 25580
Current: 20.9

6.69
25580
P/B 3.30
GBX's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. GBX: 3.30 )
GBX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 4.38
Current: 3.3

0.14
4.38
P/S 0.90
GBX's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. GBX: 0.90 )
GBX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.18
Current: 0.9

0.02
1.18
PFCF 14.30
GBX's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GBX: 14.30 )
GBX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 126.6
Current: 14.3

0.39
126.6
EV-to-EBIT 10.69
GBX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
92% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 19.21 vs. GBX: 10.69 )
GBX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 106.4
Current: 10.69

6.2
106.4
PEG 0.53
GBX's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GBX: 0.53 )
GBX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 10.93
Current: 0.53

0.21
10.93
Shiller P/E 1289.00
GBX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 34.56 vs. GBX: 1289.00 )
GBX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 1518.6
Current: 1289

1.34
1518.6
Current Ratio 1.53
GBX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. GBX: 1.53 )
GBX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.53

0.45
2.01
Quick Ratio 0.82
GBX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. GBX: 0.82 )
GBX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.05
Current: 0.82

0.19
1.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.30
GBX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
94% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. GBX: 0.30 )
GBX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 14.51
Current: 0.3

0.24
14.51
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.30
GBX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
92% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. GBX: 0.30 )
GBX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 14.51
Current: 0.3

0.24
14.51
Share Buyback Rate -9.70
GBX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. GBX: -9.70 )
GBX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.6   Max: -26.1
Current: -9.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.20
GBX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. GBX: 4.20 )
GBX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 164.25
Current: 4.2

0.84
164.25
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.23
GBX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.91 vs. GBX: 4.23 )
GBX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 6.72
Current: 4.23

2.03
6.72
Price/Median PS Value 2.11
GBX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. GBX: 2.11 )
GBX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.01
Current: 2.11

0.11
2.01
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.93
GBX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GBX: 0.93 )
GBX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.92
Current: 0.93

0.45
1.92
Price/Graham Number 1.63
GBX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
73% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. GBX: 1.63 )
GBX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 10.27
Current: 1.63

0.53
10.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.20
GBX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. GBX: 9.20 )
GBX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 16
Current: 9.2

0.9
16
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 23.90
GBX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. GBX: 23.90 )
GBX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -235   Max: 50.6
Current: 23.9

-235
50.6

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
Compare:TRN, UNP, EJPRY, CSX, MTRJY » details
Traded in other countries:G90.Germany
Greenbrier Companies, Inc. was formed in 1981. The Company is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe; a manufacturer and marketer of ocean-going marine barges in North America and a provider of railcar refurbishment and parts, leasing and other services to the railroad and related transportation industries in North America. It operates an integrated business model in North America that combines freight car manufacturing, repair and refurbishment, component parts reconditioning, leasing and fleet management services. The Company and its subsidiaries operate in three main business segments: Manufacturing; Wheel Services, Refurbishment & Parts; and Leasing & Services. It manufacture a broad array of railcar types in North America and have demonstrated an ability to capture high market shares in many of the car types it produce. The main products it produces for the North American market are: Intermodal Railcars, Conventional Railcars, and Tank Cars. The Company's European manufacturing operation produces a variety of railcar (wagon) types, including a comprehensive line of pressurized tank cars for liquid petroleum gas and ammonia and non-pressurized tank cars for light oil, chemicals and other products. The Company's Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility, located on a deep-water port on the Willamette River, includes marine vessel fabrication capabilities. Its wheel shops, operating in 12 locations, provide complete wheel services including reconditioning of wheels, axles and roller bearings in addition to new axle machining and finishing and axle downsizing. Its network of railcar repair and refurbishment shops, operating in 22 locations, performs heavy railcar repair and refurbishment, as well as routine railcar maintenance. It is actively engaged in the repair and refurbishment of railcars for third parties, as well as of its own leased and managed fleet. Its component parts facilities, operating in 4 locations, recondition railcar cushioning units, couplers, yokes, side frames, bolsters and various other parts. It also produces roofs, doors and associated parts for boxcars. Its relationships with financial institutions, combined with its ownership of a lease fleet of approximately 9,000 railcars, enables it to offer flexible financing programs including traditional direct finance leases, operating leases and 'by the mile' leases to its customers. As an equipment owner, it participates mainly in the operating lease segment of the market. The Company's railcar customers in North America include Class I railroads, regional and short-line railroads, leasing companies, shippers, carriers and transportation companies. The raw materials used are steel and specialty components such as brakes, wheels and axles. It operates in a competitive environment. In North America, it utilizes an integrated marketing and sales effort to coordinate relationships in its various segments.
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