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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.25
HRG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. HRG: 0.25 )
HRG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.25

Equity to Asset 0.02
HRG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. HRG: 0.02 )
HRG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.02

0.02
0.8
Interest Coverage 1.44
HRG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 22.37 vs. HRG: 1.44 )
HRG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.44

0.66
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.26
M-Score: -2.36
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.30
HRG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. HRG: 13.30 )
HRG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -45.62   Max: 22.83
Current: 13.3

-45.62
22.83
Net-margin (%) -0.83
HRG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. HRG: -0.83 )
HRG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -30.89   Max: 52.4
Current: -0.83

-30.89
52.4
ROE (%) -6.32
HRG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. HRG: -6.32 )
HRG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -17.94   Max: 32.54
Current: -6.32

-17.94
32.54
ROA (%) -0.16
HRG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. HRG: -0.16 )
HRG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.92   Max: 22
Current: -0.16

-9.92
22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 53.20
HRG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. HRG: 53.20 )
HRG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -157666.67   Max: 77.85
Current: 53.2

-157666.67
77.85
EPS Growth (%) -16.70
HRG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. HRG: -16.70 )
HRG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 310.2
Current: -16.7

0
310.2
» HRG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

HRG Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jeremy Grantham 15,628 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 22,707 sh (New)
Jim Simons 221,400 sh (+46.33%)
Leon Cooperman 5,000,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,009,600 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

HRG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Keeley 55,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 66,600 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,009,600 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman 5,000,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen 21,929 sh (-3.43%)
Jim Simons 184,300 sh (-16.76%)
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Q3 2013

HRG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 33,712 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 115,052 sh (+424.66%)
Jim Simons 269,100 sh (+46.01%)
Leon Cooperman 6,500,000 sh (+30%)
Chuck Royce 1,009,600 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q4 2013

HRG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 399,900 sh (+48.61%)
Murray Stahl 46,340 sh (+37.46%)
Chuck Royce 1,009,600 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman 6,500,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 115,000 sh (-0.05%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HRG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 Add 30%0.23%$7.53 - $10.32 $ 12.0636%6500000
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$7.53 - $10.32 $ 12.0636%0
John Keeley 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$7.4 - $9.47 $ 12.0641%55000
Leon Cooperman 2012-12-31 New Buy0.71%$7.42 - $10.6 $ 12.0640%5000000
Donald Smith 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$5.29 - $6.46 $ 12.06101%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 2.90
HRG's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. HRG: 2.90 )
HRG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 3.08
Current: 2.9

0.48
3.08
P/S 0.30
HRG's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. HRG: 0.30 )
HRG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.76
Current: 0.3

0.16
1.76
PFCF 4.00
HRG's PFCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 16.09 vs. HRG: 4.00 )
HRG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 145.82
Current: 4

1.99
145.82
EV-to-EBIT 8.40
HRG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 15.63 vs. HRG: 8.40 )
HRG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 345.9
Current: 8.4

0.7
345.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
HRG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. HRG: 0.80 )
HRG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 6.97
Current: 0.8

0.43
6.97
Price/Median PS Value 0.20
HRG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. HRG: 0.20 )
HRG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 5.03
Current: 0.2

0.12
5.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.90
HRG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. HRG: 11.90 )
HRG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 142.6
Current: 11.9

0.3
142.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.94
HRG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. HRG: 4.94 )
HRG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8   Max: 10.5
Current: 4.94

-8
10.5

Business Description

Industry: Conglomerates » Conglomerates
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Traded in other countries:H22.Germany
Harbinger Group, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in 1954 under the name Zapata Corporation and reincorporated in Nevada in April 1999 under the same name. Its principal operations are conducted through Spectrum Brands, its majority owned subsidiary that provides branded consumer products such as batteries, personal care products, small household appliances, pet supplies, and home and garden pest control products, and FGL, its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary that provides life insurance and annuity products In addition, Salus, its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, is engaged in the business of providing secured asset-based loans across a variety of industries, and Front Street, its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, was formed in March 2010 to act as a long-term reinsurer, and to provide reinsurance to the specialty insurance sector of fixed, deferred and payout annuities. It also owns 97.9% of Zap.Com Corporation, a public shell company that may seek assets or businesses to acquire or may sell assets and/or liquidate. The Spectrum Brands' broad line of products includes: consumer batteries, including alkaline and zinc carbon batteries, rechargeable batteries and chargers and hearing aid batteries, other specialty batteries and portable lighting products; small appliances, including small kitchen appliances and home product appliances; pet supplies, including aquatic equipment and supplies, dog and cat treats, small animal foods, clean up and training aids, health and grooming products and bedding; home and garden control products, including household insect controls, insect repellents and herbicides; electric shaving and grooming devices; and electric and wet personal care and styling devices. Due to the nature of Spectrum Brands' operations, Spectrum Brands' facilities are subject to a broad range of federal, state, local and foreign legal and regulatory provisions relating to the environment, including those regulating the discharge of materials into the environment, the handling and disposal of solid and hazardous substances and wastes and the remediation of contamination associated with the releases of hazardous substances at its facilities.

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