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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.72
GGG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 2029 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. GGG: 0.72 )
GGG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 26.77
Current: 0.72

0.03
26.77
Equity to Asset 0.39
GGG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 2012 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. GGG: 0.39 )
GGG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.39

0.04
0.69
Interest Coverage 16.49
GGG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 28.68 vs. GGG: 16.49 )
GGG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 11.66   Max: 324.36
Current: 16.49

11.66
324.36
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.92
M-Score: -2.42
WACC vs ROIC
12.96%
31.24%
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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Operating margin (%) 25.30
GGG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2034 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. GGG: 25.30 )
GGG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.73   Max: 27.68
Current: 25.3

11.73
27.68
Net-margin (%) 18.47
GGG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2034 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. GGG: 18.47 )
GGG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.17   Max: 19.1
Current: 18.47

7.17
19.1
ROE (%) 35.55
GGG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2020 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.85 vs. GGG: 35.55 )
GGG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 25.96   Max: 164.38
Current: 35.55

25.96
164.38
ROA (%) 15.69
GGG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2045 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. GGG: 15.69 )
GGG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.27   Max: 31.29
Current: 15.69

9.27
31.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 79.19
GGG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.29 vs. GGG: 79.19 )
GGG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 28.3   Max: 122.03
Current: 79.19

28.3
122.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.70
GGG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1779 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. GGG: 10.70 )
GGG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 19.5
Current: 10.7

-6.7
19.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 13.40
GGG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1573 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. GGG: 13.40 )
GGG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.9   Max: 35.3
Current: 13.4

-20.9
35.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 16.30
GGG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. GGG: 16.30 )
GGG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28   Max: 44
Current: 16.3

-28
44
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

GGG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 3,541 sh (+30.38%)
Bill Frels 2,302,550 sh (+0.50%)
Ron Baron 450,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 569,500 sh (-1.40%)
Mario Gabelli 1,145,902 sh (-1.86%)
Joel Greenblatt 44,675 sh (-9.92%)
Chuck Royce 625,501 sh (-16.84%)
Jim Simons 4,465 sh (-94.31%)
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Q2 2014

GGG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 1,215,585 sh (+6.08%)
Bill Frels 2,336,312 sh (+1.47%)
First Pacific Advisors 569,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 625,501 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 2,859 sh (-19.26%)
Ron Baron 350,000 sh (-22.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 22,405 sh (-49.85%)
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Q3 2014

GGG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Bill Frels 2,355,210 sh (+0.81%)
Mario Gabelli 1,223,764 sh (+0.67%)
Chuck Royce 625,501 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 569,500 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 350,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 21,598 sh (-3.60%)
» More
Q4 2014

GGG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 23,500 sh (New)
Bill Frels 2,384,009 sh (+1.22%)
First Pacific Advisors 569,500 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 350,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,208,028 sh (-1.29%)
Chuck Royce 572,601 sh (-8.46%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Graco Inc

Mairs & Power Balanced Fund Comments on Graco Inc - Oct 20, 2014

In the industrials camp, Graco (GGG) was among the portfolio’s below-average performers – even though it managed to deliver above-average growth for the year. Supplying technology and expertise for the management of fluids in both industrial and commercial settings, Graco has a global client base grounded in manufacturing, construction and maintenance. With a stock price that appeared overvalued in 2013, the company now looks much more attractive after the market knocked out some of its excess in the recent period. Despite trimming it somewhat last quarter, Graco still represents a substantial holding for the Fund.

From Bill Frels (Trades, Portfolio)' Mairs & Power Balanced Fund Q3 2014 Commentary.

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Mairs & Power Balanced Fund Comments on Graco Inc
In the industrials camp, Graco (GGG) was among the portfolio’s below-average performers – even though it managed to deliver above-average growth for the year. Supplying technology and expertise for the management of fluids in both industrial and commercial settings, Graco has a global client base grounded in manufacturing, construction and maintenance. With a stock price that appeared overvalued in 2013, the company now looks much more attractive after the market knocked out some of its excess in the recent period. Despite trimming it somewhat last quarter, Graco still represents a substantial holding for the Fund. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 19.50
GGG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 26.00 vs. GGG: 19.50 )
GGG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.14   Max: 43.93
Current: 19.5

8.14
43.93
Forward P/E 17.73
GGG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 44.44 vs. GGG: 17.73 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.50
GGG's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 25.80 vs. GGG: 19.50 )
GGG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.12   Max: 43.8
Current: 19.5

8.12
43.8
P/B 7.10
GGG's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. GGG: 7.10 )
GGG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.89   Max: 11.79
Current: 7.1

4.89
11.79
P/S 3.60
GGG's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. GGG: 3.60 )
GGG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 4.54
Current: 3.6

1.16
4.54
PFCF 20.80
GGG's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 52.50 vs. GGG: 20.80 )
GGG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 37.62
Current: 20.8

6.83
37.62
POCF 18.19
GGG's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.85 vs. GGG: 18.19 )
GGG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.51   Max: 30.51
Current: 18.19

5.51
30.51
EV-to-EBIT 14.15
GGG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.22 vs. GGG: 14.15 )
GGG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 29.7
Current: 14.15

6
29.7
PEG 0.78
GGG's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GGG: 0.78 )
GGG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 26.46
Current: 0.78

0.5
26.46
Shiller P/E 29.35
GGG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 58.99 vs. GGG: 29.35 )
GGG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.58   Max: 36.51
Current: 29.35

7.58
36.51
Current Ratio 4.93
GGG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 2026 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. GGG: 4.93 )
GGG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 5.12
Current: 4.93

1.36
5.12
Quick Ratio 4.01
GGG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 2026 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. GGG: 4.01 )
GGG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 4.32
Current: 4.01

1.17
4.32
Days Inventory 97.05
GGG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
69% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 100.68 vs. GGG: 97.05 )
GGG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 42.92   Max: 96.64
Current: 97.05

42.92
96.64
Days Sales Outstanding 64.25
GGG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 87.71 vs. GGG: 64.25 )
GGG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 56.94   Max: 77.79
Current: 64.25

56.94
77.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.58
GGG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 1560 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. GGG: 1.58 )
GGG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 5.15
Current: 1.58

0.9
5.15
Dividend Payout 0.30
GGG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. GGG: 0.30 )
GGG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.3

0.15
0.94
Dividend growth (3y) 9.40
GGG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. GGG: 9.40 )
GGG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 4   Max: 38.4
Current: 9.4

4
38.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.32
GGG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1582 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. GGG: 2.32 )
GGG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 7.46
Current: 2.32

1.26
7.46
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
GGG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. GGG: -0.20 )
GGG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.6   Max: -1.1
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 34.20
GGG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. GGG: 34.20 )
GGG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.41   Max: 72.84
Current: 34.2

3.41
72.84
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.52
GGG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. GGG: 1.52 )
GGG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.49
Current: 1.52

0.73
2.49
Price/Median PS Value 1.06
GGG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GGG: 1.06 )
GGG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.31
Current: 1.06

0.27
1.31
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.96
GGG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GGG: 0.96 )
GGG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 3.31
Current: 0.96

0.49
3.31
Price/Graham Number 5.34
GGG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. GGG: 5.34 )
GGG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 6.02
Current: 5.34

1.3
6.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
GGG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. GGG: 7.10 )
GGG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 16.6
Current: 7.1

3.4
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 24.15
GGG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. GGG: 24.15 )
GGG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 30.3
Current: 24.15

-5.7
30.3

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:GA8.Germany,
Graco Inc is a Minnesota corporation. It was originally incorporated in the state of South Dakota in 1926 as Gray Company, Inc. and reincorporated in the state of Minnesota in 1947. The Company changed its name to Graco Inc. and first offered its common stock to the public in 1969. The Company and its subsidiaries design, manufacture and sell equipment that pumps, meters, mixes, dispenses and sprays a wide variety of fluids and semi-solids. Primary users of the Company's equipment include contractors and original equipment manufacturers, who use its equipment in a wide variety of applications in the construction, manufacturing, processing and maintenance industries. The Company's equipment is used to paint, finish, fill, glue and seal a wide range of goods and materials. It sells its equipment primarily through third-party distributors. The Company classifies its business into three reportable segments, each with a worldwide focus: Industrial, Contractor and Lubrication. The Industrial segment represents approximately 59 percent of the Company's total sales. This segment includes the Industrial Products and the Applied Fluid Technologies divisions. End users of the Company's industrial equipment require solutions to their manufacturing and maintenance challenges and are driven to purchase its industrial equipment by the return on investment that its products provide.The Contractor segment generated approximately 31 percent of the Company's 2013 total sales. The Contractor segment directs its product development, sales and marketing efforts toward three broad applications: paint, texture, and pavement maintenance. The Contractor segment markets airless paint and texture sprayers (air, gas, hydraulically- and electrically-powered), accessories such as spray guns, hoses and filters and spare parts such as tips and seals to professional painters in the construction and maintenance industries, tradesmen and do-it-yourselfers. The Lubrication segment represented approximately 10 percent of the Company's sales during 2013. The Lubrication segment focuses its engineering, marketing and sales efforts on two main lubrication applications: vehicle services and industrial. The Lubrication segment markets and sells the Company's lubrication equipment worldwide, although the bulk of its sales come from North America. Products are distributed in each major geographic region. The primary materials and components that the Company uses in its manufacturing processes are steel of various alloys, sizes and hardness; specialty stainless steel and aluminum bar stock, tubing and castings; tungsten carbide; electric and gas motors; injection molded plastics; sheet metal; forgings; powdered metal; hoses; and electronic components. The Company faces competition in all of its markets. Product quality, reliability, design, customer support and service, personal relationships, specialized engineering and pricing are the main competitive factors in the Compan
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
Bill Frels' Mairs & Power Growth Fund Q3 2014 Commentary Oct 20 2014 
Mairs & Power Balanced Fund Comments on Graco Inc Oct 20 2014 
Bill Frels' Mairs & Power Q3 Portfolio Commentary Oct 20 2014 
Mario Gabelli’s Barron’s Roundtable 2013 Report Card Jan 23 2014 
Mario Gabelli's Current Three Favorite Stock Picks Aug 29 2013 
Mario Gabelli on Finding Bargains in the Market Jul 09 2013 
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