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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.02
GFN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. GFN: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
GFN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02
Equity-to-Asset 0.20
GFN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. GFN: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
GFN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.2
0.2
0.45
Interest Coverage 0.64
GFN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. GFN: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GFN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.63 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.64
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 0.73
Beneish M-Score: -2.73
WACC vs ROIC
5.68%
1.29%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 4.55
GFN's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
60% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.22 vs. GFN: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
GFN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.29  Med: 9.6 Max: 14.17
Current: 4.55
2.29
14.17
Net Margin % -2.27
GFN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
74% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. GFN: -2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
GFN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.62  Med: 1.23 Max: 4.3
Current: -2.27
-8.62
4.3
ROE % -7.08
GFN's ROE % is ranked lower than
81% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. GFN: -7.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
GFN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.31  Med: 2.28 Max: 5.6
Current: -7.08
-16.31
5.6
ROA % -0.91
GFN's ROA % is ranked lower than
72% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. GFN: -0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
GFN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.28  Med: 0.63 Max: 2.94
Current: -0.91
-4.28
2.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 2.63
GFN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. GFN: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
GFN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.63  Med: 9.73 Max: 29.06
Current: 2.63
2.63
29.06
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.40
GFN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
62% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. GFN: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
GFN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.4 Max: 10.6
Current: 0.4
0
10.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -4.60
GFN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. GFN: -4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
GFN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 15.2 Max: 104.2
Current: -4.6
0
104.2
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
GFNCP95.509.59Class C

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services    NAICS: 532411    SIC: 7359
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Headquarter Location:USA
General Finance Corp manufactures, leases & sells storage & freight containers, portable container buildings, portable liquid storage tank containers & modular buildings. The Company operates in Asia-Pacific area and North America.

General Finance Corp was incorporated in Delaware in October 2005. It is a specialty rental services company offers portable storage, modular space and liquid containment solutions. The Company has two geographic areas that include four operating segments; the Asia-Pacific area, consisting of Royal Wolf leases and sells storage containers, portable container buildings and freight containers in Australia and New Zealand and North America, consisting of Pac-Van leases and sells storage, office and portable liquid storage tank containers, modular buildings and mobile offices, and North American Leasing operations, and Southern Frac manufactures portable liquid storage tank containers. The Company's operations are subject to numerous federal and local laws and regulations governing environmental protection and transportation.

Top Ranked Articles about General Finance Corp

General Finance Corporation to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results on May 10, 2017
General Finance Corporation Announces Pricing of “Tack-On” Offering of 8.125% Senior Notes Due 2021
General Finance Corporation Announces Proposed “Tack-On” Offering of 8.125% Senior Notes Due 2021
Great American Capital Partners Provides $20 Million FILO Term Loan to General Finance Corporation
General Finance Corporation Declares Dividend of $2.225 Per Share on Its 9.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock
General Finance Announces Amendment and Extension of $230 Million North American Secured Senior Credit Facility

PASADENA, Calif., March 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN), a leading specialty rental services company offering portable storage, modular space and liquid containment solutions in North America and in the Asia-Pacific region of Australia and New Zealand (the “Company”), today announced the amendment and extension of its North American Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility (the “Facility”), with a syndicate led by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (“Wells Fargo”) that also includes East West Bank, CIT Bank, N.A., the Private Bank and Trust Company, KeyBank, National Association and Bank Hapoalim B.M.
The Facility now totals $230,000,000, was amended under substantially the same terms and conditions as before and is scheduled to mature on March 24, 2022, assuming the Company’s 8.125% Senior Unsecured Notes due July 31, 2021 are extended at least 90 days past this scheduled maturity date; otherwise the Facility would mature on March 24, 2021.  The Facility is secured by substantially all of the rental fleet, inventory and assets of the Company’s North American leasing and manufacturing operations and effectively not only finances these operations, but also allows for the funding requirements of the Company’s publicly-traded 9.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock and 8.125% Senior Unsecured Notes.  At the closing, borrowing availability under the Facility was approximately $26,000,000.  In conjunction with the closing of the Facility, the Company entered into a separate loan agreement with Great American Capital Partners (“GACP”), a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:RILY), where GACP provided a First In Last Out (”FILO”) Term Loan within the North American Senior Secured Credit Facility, in the amount of $20,000,000, and inclusive in the $230,000,000 total Facility amount.  The FILO Term Loan has the same maturity date  and contains a first priority lien on the same collateral used in the Facility, however on a “last out basis,” after all of the outstanding obligations to the primary lenders in the Facility have been satisfied. Ronald Valenta, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, remarked, “We are very pleased with this refinancing as it provides us with ongoing financial flexibility and nicely positions us for continued growth.”  Charles Barrantes, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, commented, “The early renewal of the Facility is a testament to the Company’s excellent relationship developed over the years with Wells Fargo and the syndicate, particularly at the North American operational and financial level. We also welcome the new members of the syndicate and we look forward to our continuing mutually beneficial partnership with the entire group.” About General Finance Corporation Headquartered in Pasadena, California, General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN) (www.generalfinance.com) is a leading specialty rental services company offering portable storage, modular space and liquid containment solutions.  Management’s expertise in these sectors drives disciplined growth strategies, operational guidance, effective capital allocation and capital markets support for the Company’s subsidiaries.  The Company’s Asia-Pacific leasing operations in Australia and New Zealand consist of majority-owned Royal Wolf Holdings Limited (www.royalwolf.com.au), the leading provider of portable storage solutions in those countries. The Company’s North America leasing operations consist of wholly-owned subsidiaries Pac-Van, Inc. (www.pacvan.com) and Lone Star Tank Rental Inc. (www.lonestartank.com), providers of portable storage, office and liquid storage tank containers, mobile offices and modular buildings.  The Company also owns 90% of Southern Frac, LLC (www.southernfrac.com), a manufacturer of portable liquid storage tank containers and other steel-related products in North America.   Royal Wolf’s shares trade under the symbol “RWH” on the Australian Securities Exchange. Cautionary Statement about Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements addressing management’s views with respect to future financial and operating results, competitive pressures, increases in interest rates for our variable rate indebtedness, our ability to raise capital or borrow additional funds, changes in the Australian, New Zealand or Canadian dollar relative to the U.S. dollar, regulatory changes, customer defaults or insolvencies, litigation, the acquisition of businesses that do not perform as we expect or that are difficult for us to integrate or control, our ability to procure adequate levels of products to meet customer demand, our ability to procure adequate supplies for our manufacturing operations, labor disruptions, adverse resolution of any contract or other disputes with customers, declines in demand for our products and services from key industries such as the Australian resources industry or the U.S. oil and gas and construction industries, or a write-off of all or a part of our goodwill and intangible assets. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those described in our forward-looking statements. We believe that the expectations represented by our forward-looking statements are reasonable, yet there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Furthermore, unless otherwise stated, the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of the press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless required by applicable law. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including those contained in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Investor/Media Contact
Larry Clark
Financial Profiles, Inc.
310-622-8223

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Ratios

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PB Ratio 1.41
GFN's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. GFN: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
GFN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.21
Current: 1.41
0.19
2.21
PS Ratio 0.48
GFN's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. GFN: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
GFN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.4 Max: 27.81
Current: 0.48
0.1
27.81
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.85
GFN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
72% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.39 vs. GFN: 3.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
GFN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 3.39 Max: 344.64
Current: 3.85
0.51
344.64
EV-to-EBIT 47.95
GFN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
86% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.52 vs. GFN: 47.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GFN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.5  Med: 18.2 Max: 70.1
Current: 47.95
10.5
70.1
EV-to-EBITDA 11.72
GFN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
60% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.54 vs. GFN: 11.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GFN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 8.8 Max: 35.8
Current: 11.72
5.7
35.8
Current Ratio 6.41
GFN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. GFN: 6.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GFN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.65 Max: 40.79
Current: 6.41
0.27
40.79
Quick Ratio 4.26
GFN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. GFN: 4.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GFN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.76  Med: 0.98 Max: 40.79
Current: 4.26
-0.76
40.79
Days Inventory 89.89
GFN's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
63% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.86 vs. GFN: 89.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GFN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 66.72  Med: 78.52 Max: 98.28
Current: 89.89
66.72
98.28
Days Sales Outstanding 62.17
GFN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.60 vs. GFN: 62.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GFN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.61  Med: 61.07 Max: 78.15
Current: 62.17
48.61
78.15

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.50
GFN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. GFN: -2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GFN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.6  Med: -7.3 Max: -2.5
Current: -2.5
-77.6
-2.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.21
GFN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. GFN: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
GFN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.05 Max: 57.14
Current: 1.21
0.26
57.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.09
GFN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. GFN: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
GFN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 5.5 Max: 9.5
Current: 2.09
1.4
9.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -31.58
GFN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
92% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. GFN: -31.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
GFN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.2  Med: -9.4 Max: 46.7
Current: -31.58
-40.2
46.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $273.9
EPS (TTM) $ -0.38
Beta1.62
Short Percentage of Float0.86%
52-Week Range $3.99 - 5.90
Shares Outstanding (Mil)26.35

Analyst Estimate

Jun17 Jun18
Revenue (Mil $) 274 297
EPS ($) -0.21 -0.07
EPS without NRI ($) -0.21 -0.07
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
11.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
General Finance Corporation to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results on May 10, Apr 20 2017 
General Finance Corporation Announces Pricing of “Tack-On” Offering of 8.125% Senior Notes Apr 18 2017 
General Finance Corporation Announces Proposed “Tack-On” Offering of 8.125% Senior Notes D Apr 18 2017 
Great American Capital Partners Provides $20 Million FILO Term Loan to General Finance Corporation Apr 18 2017 
General Finance Corporation Declares Dividend of $2.225 Per Share on Its 9.00% Series C Cumulative R Apr 14 2017 
General Finance Announces Amendment and Extension of $230 Million North American Secured Senior Cred Mar 28 2017 
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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: ULBI, BDE, ALNY, CTTR, GFN Feb 27 2012 
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