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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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Cash to Debt 0.84
GGG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 1974 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. GGG: 0.84 )
GGG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 26.77
Current: 0.84

0.02
26.77
Equity to Asset 0.45
GGG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 1967 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. GGG: 0.45 )
GGG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.45

-0.01
0.71
Interest Coverage 15.42
GGG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 1264 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 29.39 vs. GGG: 15.42 )
GGG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 11.66   Max: 324.36
Current: 15.42

11.66
324.36
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.71
M-Score: -2.41
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 (%) 25.28
GGG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1981 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. GGG: 25.28 )
GGG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.33   Max: 27.68
Current: 25.28

7.33
27.68
Net-margin (%) 18.75
GGG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1981 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. GGG: 18.75 )
GGG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.25   Max: 19.1
Current: 18.75

4.25
19.1
ROE (%) 35.23
GGG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1968 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. GGG: 35.23 )
GGG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 25.96   Max: 164.38
Current: 35.23

25.96
164.38
ROA (%) 15.81
GGG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1986 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. GGG: 15.81 )
GGG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.27   Max: 31.29
Current: 15.81

9.27
31.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 79.17
GGG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1984 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.92 vs. GGG: 79.17 )
GGG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 28.3   Max: 122.03
Current: 79.17

28.3
122.03
Revenue Growth (%) 12.80
GGG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1758 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. GGG: 12.80 )
GGG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 19.5
Current: 12.8

-6.7
19.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 21.30
GGG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1532 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. GGG: 21.30 )
GGG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.9   Max: 35.3
Current: 21.3

-20.9
35.3
EPS Growth (%) 25.70
GGG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1366 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. GGG: 25.70 )
GGG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -28   Max: 44.2
Current: 25.7

-28
44.2
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

GGG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 35,162 sh (+74.88%)
Steven Cohen 5,346 sh (+60.59%)
Mario Gabelli 1,178,378 sh (+0.19%)
First Pacific Advisors 749,400 sh (-0.15%)
Chuck Royce 787,901 sh (-5.5%)
Bill Frels 2,327,242 sh (-16.23%)
Ron Baron 450,000 sh (-36.79%)
Jim Simons 50,800 sh (-40.93%)
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Q4 2013

GGG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 2,716 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 11,465 sh (+114.46%)
Jim Simons 78,500 sh (+54.53%)
Joel Greenblatt 49,594 sh (+41.04%)
Ron Baron 450,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,167,577 sh (-0.92%)
Bill Frels 2,291,125 sh (-1.55%)
Chuck Royce 752,201 sh (-4.53%)
First Pacific Advisors 577,600 sh (-22.93%)
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Q1 2014

GGG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 3,541 sh (+30.38%)
Bill Frels 2,302,550 sh (+0.5%)
Ron Baron 450,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 569,500 sh (-1.4%)
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GGG

(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
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Reduce -22.22%0.03%$70.91 - $77.76 $ 74.731%350000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -49.85%0.02%$70.91 - $77.76 $ 74.731%22405
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 41.04%0.03%$73.45 - $78.87 $ 74.73-3%49594
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Reduce -36.79%0.08%$63.56 - $73.91 $ 74.736%450000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 74.88%0.04%$63.56 - $73.91 $ 74.736%35162
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 20.98%0.08%$54.31 - $65.21 $ 74.7323%1176136
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -55.65%0.07%$54.31 - $65.21 $ 74.7323%20106
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 44.68%0.11%$51.49 - $59.54 $ 74.7331%972150
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 159.97%0.08%$51.49 - $59.54 $ 74.7331%45336
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 36.2%0.07%$45.75 - $52.89 $ 74.7352%671950
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -64.34%0.1%$42.22 - $52.53 $ 74.7356%15914
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 37.33%0.05%$42.22 - $52.53 $ 74.7356%493350
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 252.64%0.11%$44.15 - $55.9 $ 74.7348%44623
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 47.2%0.04%$44.15 - $55.9 $ 74.7348%359250
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.06%$39.96 - $52.82 $ 74.7366%12654
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 21.50
GGG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. GGG: 21.50 )
GGG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.14   Max: 43.93
Current: 21.5

8.14
43.93
P/B 6.87
GGG's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. GGG: 6.87 )
GGG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.89   Max: 11.79
Current: 6.87

4.89
11.79
P/S 4.03
GGG's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 1962 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. GGG: 4.03 )
GGG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 4.54
Current: 4.03

1.16
4.54
PFCF 23.88
GGG's PFCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.31 vs. GGG: 23.88 )
GGG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 37.62
Current: 23.88

6.83
37.62
EV-to-EBIT 15.58
GGG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1638 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.55 vs. GGG: 15.58 )
GGG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 29.7
Current: 15.58

6
29.7
PEG 0.72
GGG's PEG is ranked higher than
81% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. GGG: 0.72 )
GGG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 26.46
Current: 0.72

0.5
26.46
Shiller P/E 32.48
GGG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.92 vs. GGG: 32.48 )
GGG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.58   Max: 36.51
Current: 32.48

7.58
36.51
Current Ratio 5.20
GGG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. GGG: 5.20 )
GGG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 5.47
Current: 5.2

1.36
5.47
Quick Ratio 4.31
GGG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. GGG: 4.31 )
GGG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 4.58
Current: 4.31

0.89
4.58

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.43
GGG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 1527 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. GGG: 1.43 )
GGG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 5.15
Current: 1.43

0.77
5.15
Dividend Payout 0.30
GGG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
60% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. GGG: 0.30 )
GGG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 3.8
Current: 0.3

0.13
3.8
Dividend growth (3y) 7.70
GGG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. GGG: 7.70 )
GGG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 4   Max: 38.4
Current: 7.7

4
38.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.95
GGG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1558 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. GGG: 1.95 )
GGG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 7.19
Current: 1.95

1.07
7.19
Share Buyback Rate -1.10
GGG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. GGG: -1.10 )
GGG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.6   Max: -1.1
Current: -1.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 17.02
GGG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 1787 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. GGG: 17.02 )
GGG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 67.24
Current: 17.02

2.6
67.24
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.67
GGG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. GGG: 1.67 )
GGG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.62
Current: 1.67

0.64
2.62
Price/Median PS Value 1.19
GGG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 2051 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. GGG: 1.19 )
GGG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.31
Current: 1.19

0.17
1.31
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.86
GGG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 2051 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GGG: 0.86 )
GGG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 4.22
Current: 0.86

0.39
4.22
Price/Graham Number 3.95
GGG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 1499 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. GGG: 3.95 )
GGG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 7.74
Current: 3.95

1.1
7.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
GGG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. GGG: 6.40 )
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) 29.04
GGG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. GGG: 29.04 )
GGG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.5   Max: 30.2
Current: 29.04

-5.5
30.2

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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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. Graco Inc. 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 worldwide. The Company classifies its business into three reportable segments, each with a worldwide focus: Industrial, Contractor and Lubrication. The Industrial segment is the largest of its businesses and represents approximately 56 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 33 percent of the Company's 2011 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 11 percent of the Company's sales during 2011. 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 pricin
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