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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 : 5/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.26
HRG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. HRG: 0.26 )
HRG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.26

Equity to Asset 0.05
HRG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. HRG: 0.05 )
HRG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.05

0.03
0.75
Interest Coverage 1.77
HRG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. HRG: 1.77 )
HRG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.77

0.66
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.37
M-Score: -2.63
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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Operating margin (%) 9.55
HRG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. HRG: 9.55 )
HRG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -45.62   Max: 22.83
Current: 9.55

-45.62
22.83
Net-margin (%) -0.17
HRG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. HRG: -0.17 )
HRG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -30.89   Max: 52.4
Current: -0.17

-30.89
52.4
ROE (%) -1.03
HRG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. HRG: -1.03 )
HRG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.52   Max: 39.05
Current: -1.03

-16.52
39.05
ROA (%) -0.04
HRG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. HRG: -0.04 )
HRG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.25   Max: 27.49
Current: -0.04

-9.25
27.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.67
HRG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. HRG: 28.67 )
HRG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -129480   Max: 77.33
Current: 28.67

-129480
77.33
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 18.60
HRG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. HRG: 18.60 )
HRG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 20.1
Current: 18.6

0
20.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 26.50
HRG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. HRG: 26.50 )
HRG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -54.6   Max: 97
Current: 26.5

-54.6
97
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

HRG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ian Cumming 18,600,000 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 12,344,300 sh (+89.91%)
Murray Stahl 63,162 sh (+36.3%)
Jim Simons 523,888 sh (+31%)
Chuck Royce 1,009,600 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 115,000 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

HRG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 10,017 sh (New)
Ian Cumming 41,600,000 sh (+123.66%)
Jim Simons 700,600 sh (+33.73%)
Chuck Royce 1,009,600 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman 12,122,247 sh (-1.8%)
Murray Stahl 60,053 sh (-4.92%)
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Q3 2014

HRG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 25,251 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 162,971 sh (New)
John Burbank 15,002 sh (+49.77%)
Murray Stahl 63,509 sh (+5.75%)
Ian Cumming 41,600,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,009,600 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman 11,126,857 sh (-8.21%)
Jim Simons 597,900 sh (-14.66%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HRG

(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
Leon Cooperman 2014-09-30 Reduce -8.21%0.16%$11.71 - $13.24 $ 13.8410%11126857
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Add 49.77%$11.71 - $13.24 $ 13.8410%15002
Ian Cumming 2014-06-30 Add 123.66%53.46%$11.43 - $13.11 $ 13.8415%41600000
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy$11.43 - $13.11 $ 13.8415%10017
Ian Cumming 2014-03-31 New Buy92.9%$11.09 - $13.07 $ 13.8418%18600000
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 Add 89.91%0.95%$11.09 - $13.07 $ 13.8418%12344300
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 Add 30%0.23%$7.53 - $10.32 $ 13.8457%6500000
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$7.53 - $10.32 $ 13.8457%0
John Keeley 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$7.4 - $9.47 $ 13.8462%55000
Leon Cooperman 2012-12-31 New Buy0.71%$7.42 - $10.6 $ 13.8461%5000000
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Ratios

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P/B 1.98
HRG's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. HRG: 1.98 )
HRG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.87
Current: 1.98

0.5
2.87
P/S 0.37
HRG's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 14.77 vs. HRG: 0.37 )
HRG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 4.61
Current: 0.37

0.16
4.61
PFCF 5.74
HRG's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HRG: 5.74 )
HRG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 891.9
Current: 5.74

1.99
891.9
EV-to-EBIT 13.06
HRG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HRG: 13.06 )
HRG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1198.7   Max: 408.4
Current: 13.06

-1198.7
408.4
Current Ratio 2.64
HRG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. HRG: 2.64 )
HRG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 136.36
Current: 2.64

2.48
136.36
Quick Ratio 2.02
HRG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. HRG: 2.02 )
HRG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 136.36
Current: 2.02

1.83
136.36

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.34
HRG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. HRG: 4.34 )
HRG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.17   Max: 2.41
Current: 4.34

2.17
2.41
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.30
HRG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. HRG: 4.30 )
HRG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 2.41
Current: 4.3

2.18
2.41
Share Buyback Rate -1.00
HRG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. HRG: -1.00 )
HRG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.7   Max: -101.8
Current: -1

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.74
HRG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HRG: 0.74 )
HRG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 38.69
Current: 0.74

0.59
38.69
Price/Median PS Value 0.26
HRG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HRG: 0.26 )
HRG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.26

0.18
1.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
HRG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. HRG: 7.70 )
HRG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 18.2
Current: 7.7

0.2
18.2

Business Description

Industry: Conglomerates » Conglomerates
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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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