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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.11
GFF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. GFF: 0.11 )
GFF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.78
Current: 0.11

0.1
1.78
Equity to Asset 0.29
GFF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. GFF: 0.29 )
GFF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.29

0.29
0.6
Interest Coverage 1.61
GFF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
58% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.67 vs. GFF: 1.61 )
GFF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 18
Current: 1.61

0.97
18
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.12
M-Score: -2.68
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.92
GFF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. GFF: 3.92 )
GFF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 7.98
Current: 3.92

0.88
7.98
Net-margin (%) -0.01
GFF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. GFF: -0.01 )
GFF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.19   Max: 4.36
Current: -0.01

-3.19
4.36
ROE (%) -0.03
GFF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. GFF: -0.03 )
GFF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -7.19   Max: 17.86
Current: -0.03

-7.19
17.86
ROA (%) -0.01
GFF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. GFF: -0.01 )
GFF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.8   Max: 9.54
Current: -0.01

-3.8
9.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.03
GFF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.48 vs. GFF: 10.03 )
GFF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.17   Max: 57.11
Current: 10.03

2.17
57.11
Revenue Growth (%) 9.10
GFF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. GFF: 9.10 )
GFF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.3   Max: 21.7
Current: 9.1

-25.3
21.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 9.30
GFF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. GFF: 9.30 )
GFF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.9   Max: 26.9
Current: 9.3

-28.9
26.9
EPS Growth (%) -100.00
GFF's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. GFF: -100.00 )
GFF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -100   Max: 23
Current: -100

-100
23
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

GFF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 64,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 19,782 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 6,586,369 sh (+0.99%)
Richard Pzena 1,958,937 sh (+0.61%)
Chuck Royce 917,312 sh (+0.52%)
NWQ Managers 3,258,671 sh (-13.09%)
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Q1 2014

GFF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mario Gabelli 6,908,352 sh (+4.89%)
Chuck Royce 947,316 sh (+3.27%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Richard Pzena 1,929,351 sh (-1.51%)
NWQ Managers 2,889,075 sh (-11.34%)
Jim Simons 16,400 sh (-74.49%)
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Q2 2014

GFF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 25,655 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 979,816 sh (+3.43%)
Mario Gabelli 6,919,254 sh (+0.16%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Richard Pzena 1,871,089 sh (-3.02%)
NWQ Managers 1,759,109 sh (-39.11%)
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Q3 2014

GFF Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 42,401 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 1,998,583 sh (+6.81%)
Chuck Royce 994,316 sh (+1.48%)
Mario Gabelli 6,932,872 sh (+0.2%)
Joel Greenblatt 21,342 sh (-16.81%)
NWQ Managers 817,592 sh (-53.52%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GFF

(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
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Reduce -53.52%0.12%$10.46 - $12.65 $ 11.951%817592
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Reduce -39.11%0.12%$10.53 - $12.54 $ 11.954%1759109
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy$10.53 - $12.54 $ 11.954%25655
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$11.82 - $14.26 $ 11.95-7%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$11.88 - $13.45 $ 11.95-6%19782
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-12-31 Sold Out $8.06 - $11 $ 11.9519%0
Richard Pzena 2011-09-30 Add 21.88%0.05%$7.14 - $10.36 $ 11.9537%2979128
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/B 1.20
GFF's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. GFF: 1.20 )
GFF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.4
Current: 1.2

0.3
2.4
P/S 0.30
GFF's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. GFF: 0.30 )
GFF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.3

0.17
0.71
PFCF 30.40
GFF's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 37.42 vs. GFF: 30.40 )
GFF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.48   Max: 931.67
Current: 30.4

5.48
931.67
EV-to-EBIT 17.43
GFF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.54 vs. GFF: 17.43 )
GFF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 257.2
Current: 17.43

6.6
257.2
Shiller P/E 102.40
GFF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 174.41 vs. GFF: 102.40 )
GFF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.24   Max: 210.83
Current: 102.4

6.24
210.83
Current Ratio 2.46
GFF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. GFF: 2.46 )
GFF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 3.66
Current: 2.46

2.02
3.66
Quick Ratio 1.59
GFF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. GFF: 1.59 )
GFF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 2.87
Current: 1.59

1.36
2.87

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.10
GFF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. GFF: 1.10 )
GFF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.12
Current: 1.1

0.18
1.12
Dividend Payout 0.09
GFF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. GFF: 0.09 )
GFF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.09

0.27
1.43
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.10
GFF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. GFF: 1.10 )
GFF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.12
Current: 1.1

0.18
1.12
Share Buyback Rate 5.70
GFF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. GFF: 5.70 )
GFF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.7   Max: -21.6
Current: 5.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
GFF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. GFF: 0.90 )
GFF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 7.77
Current: 0.9

0.5
7.77
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
GFF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GFF: 0.80 )
GFF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.66
Current: 0.8

0.52
1.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
GFF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. GFF: 5.60 )
GFF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 15.2
Current: 5.6

0.4
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.02
GFF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. GFF: 18.02 )
GFF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23.7   Max: 21.4
Current: 18.02

-23.7
21.4

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Griffon Corp was incorporated in 1959 in Delaware. The Company is a management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries. It currently conducts its operations through three businesses: Telephonics Corporation ('Telephonics'), Home & Building Products ('HBP') and Clopay Plastic Products Company ('Plastics'). HBP consists of two companies, Ames True Temper, Inc ('ATT') and Clopay Building Products ('CBP'). ATT is the U.S. and a global provider of non-powered landscaping products that make work easier for homeowners and professionals. TT's brand portfolio includes Ames, True Temper, Ames True Temper, Garant, Hound Dog, Westmix and Dynamic Design, as well as contractor-oriented brands including UnionTools, Razor-Back Professional Tools and Jackson Professional Tools. ATT manufactures and markets one of the broadest product portfolios in the non-powered landscaping product industry. This portfolio is anchored by three core product categories: long handle tools, wheelbarrows, and snow tools. CBP is the manufacturer and marketer of residential garage doors, among the manufacturers of commercial sectional doors in the United States and recently introduced a complete line of entry door systems uniquely designed to complement its popular residential garage door styles. The brands include Clopay, America's Favorite Garage Doors; Holmes Garage Door Company and IDEAL Door. Clopay is the only residential garage door brand to hold the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. elephonics specializes in advanced electronic information and communication systems for defense, aerospace, civil, industrial, and commercial applications for the United States ('U.S.') and international markets. Telephonics segment designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and provides logistical support for aircraft intercommunication systems, radar, air traffic management, identification friend or foe equipment, Integrated Homeland Security Systems and custom, mixed-signal, application-specific, integrated circuits. It is also a provider of advanced systems engineering services supporting air and missile defense programs, as well as other threat and situational analysis requirements. Plastics segment produces and develops specialty plastic films and laminates for a variety of hygienic, health care and industrial uses in the United States and certain international markets. Products include thin gauge embossed and printed films, elastomeric films, laminates of film and non-woven fabrics, and perforated films and non-wovens. The Company's operations are subject to various environmental, health, and employee safety laws.
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