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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.55
GGG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1624 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. GGG: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GGG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 26.77
Current: 0.55

0.02
26.77
Equity to Asset 0.35
GGG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 1480 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. GGG: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GGG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.35

-0.01
0.71
Interest Coverage 16.49
GGG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 58.96 vs. GGG: 16.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GGG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 11.66   Max: 324.36
Current: 16.49

11.66
324.36
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.28
M-Score: -2.38
WACC vs ROIC
13.42%
28.12%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 24.20
GGG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. GGG: 24.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GGG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.86   Max: 27.68
Current: 24.2

12.86
27.68
Net-margin (%) 19.69
GGG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. GGG: 19.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GGG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.45   Max: 19.1
Current: 19.69

8.45
19.1
ROE (%) 38.62
GGG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.89 vs. GGG: 38.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GGG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 25.96   Max: 164.38
Current: 38.62

25.96
164.38
ROA (%) 15.97
GGG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1634 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. GGG: 15.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GGG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.27   Max: 31.29
Current: 15.97

9.27
31.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 72.51
GGG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1629 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.02 vs. GGG: 72.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GGG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 28.3   Max: 122.03
Current: 72.51

28.3
122.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.70
GGG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1325 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. GGG: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
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
74% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. GGG: 13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
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
73% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. GGG: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GGG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28   Max: 44
Current: 16.3

-28
44
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

GGG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 1,215,585 sh (+6.08%)
Bill Frels 2,336,312 sh (+1.47%)
Chuck Royce 625,501 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 569,500 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%)
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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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Q1 2015

GGG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 145,423 sh (+518.82%)
Bill Frels 2,702,215 sh (+13.35%)
Mario Gabelli 1,270,979 sh (+5.21%)
Ron Baron 350,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 557,100 sh (-2.18%)
Chuck Royce 498,025 sh (-13.02%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Graco Inc

Mairs & Power Growth Fund Comments on Graco Inc - May 22, 2015

With 53% of its sales overseas and all of its costs in dollars, at year end Graco (GGG) told investors the stronger dollar will present a headwind in its ability to grow earnings in 2015. We like the company. It holds a leading market position as an industrial supplier of pumps and coating equipment. It has an experienced and focused management team with a clear, positive and executable strategy. We view the stock as cheap so we are using the current weakness to add to our position.

From Bill Frels (Trades, Portfolio)’ Mairs & Power Growth Fund Q1 2015 Commentary.

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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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Top Ranked Articles about Graco Inc

Mairs & Power Growth Fund Comments on Graco Inc
With 53% of its sales overseas and all of its costs in dollars, at year end Graco (GGG) told investors the stronger dollar will present a headwind in its ability to grow earnings in 2015. We like the company. It holds a leading market position as an industrial supplier of pumps and coating equipment. It has an experienced and focused management team with a clear, positive and executable strategy. We view the stock as cheap so we are using the current weakness to add to our position. Read more...
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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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.40
GGG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 33.40 vs. GGG: 18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GGG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.14   Max: 43.93
Current: 18.4

8.14
43.93
Forward P/E 20.08
GGG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GGG: 20.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.50
GGG's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 53.30 vs. GGG: 18.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GGG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.12   Max: 43.8
Current: 18.5

8.12
43.8
P/B 7.20
GGG's P/B is ranked lower than
89% of the 1851 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. GGG: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GGG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.89   Max: 11.79
Current: 7.2

4.89
11.79
P/S 3.63
GGG's P/S is ranked lower than
92% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GGG: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GGG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 4.54
Current: 3.63

1.16
4.54
PFCF 19.80
GGG's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 88.73 vs. GGG: 19.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
GGG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 37.62
Current: 19.8

6.83
37.62
POCF 17.35
GGG's POCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 37.44 vs. GGG: 17.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GGG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.51   Max: 30.51
Current: 17.35

5.51
30.51
EV-to-EBIT 15.65
GGG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 33.54 vs. GGG: 15.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GGG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 29.7
Current: 15.65

6
29.7
PEG 0.74
GGG's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GGG: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
GGG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 26.46
Current: 0.74

0.5
26.46
Shiller P/E 28.00
GGG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 170.08 vs. GGG: 28.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GGG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.58   Max: 36.35
Current: 28

7.58
36.35
Current Ratio 4.14
GGG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. GGG: 4.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GGG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 5.47
Current: 4.14

1.36
5.47
Quick Ratio 3.31
GGG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. GGG: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GGG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 4.58
Current: 3.31

1.04
4.58
Days Inventory 100.97
GGG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 114.72 vs. GGG: 100.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GGG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 42.92   Max: 96.64
Current: 100.97

42.92
96.64
Days Sales Outstanding 71.73
GGG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 115.16 vs. GGG: 71.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GGG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 56.94   Max: 77.79
Current: 71.73

56.94
77.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.57
GGG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
53% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GGG: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
GGG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 5.15
Current: 1.57

0.9
5.15
Dividend Payout 0.28
GGG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
76% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. GGG: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
GGG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 3.8
Current: 0.28

0.13
3.8
Dividend growth (3y) 9.40
GGG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GGG: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
GGG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 38.4
Current: 9.4

4.3
38.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.32
GGG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GGG: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
GGG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 7.46
Current: 2.32

1.3
7.46
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
GGG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GGG: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
GGG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.6   Max: -1.1
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
GGG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. GGG: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
GGG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.62
Current: 1.5

0.64
2.62
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
GGG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GGG: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GGG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.31
Current: 1.1

0.24
1.31
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
GGG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GGG: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
GGG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 4.22
Current: 1

0.39
4.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
GGG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. GGG: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
GGG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 16.6
Current: 6.4

3.4
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.26
GGG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GGG: 22.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
GGG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 30.3
Current: 22.26

-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 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 goods and materials. It sells its equipment through third-party distributors. The Company classifies its business into three reportable segments,: 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. 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.
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
start May 28 2015 
Mairs & Power Growth Fund Comments on Graco Inc May 22 2015 
Mairs & Power Growth Fund Q1 2015 Commentary May 22 2015 
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 
comment on GGG May 14 2013 

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