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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.08
HRG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. HRG: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HRG' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 3.93 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08
Equity to Asset 0.01
HRG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. HRG: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HRG' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.8
Interest Coverage 0.61
HRG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 21.15 vs. HRG: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HRG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 5000.89 Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.61
0.66
9999.99
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.30
M-Score: -2.73
WACC vs ROIC
7.96%
4.62%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.09
HRG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. HRG: 5.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HRG' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.92  Med: 9.14 Max: 13.3
Current: 5.09
-3.92
13.3
Net-margin (%) -5.22
HRG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. HRG: -5.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HRG' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.57  Med: -0.17 Max: 2
Current: -5.22
-9.57
2
ROE (%) -42.88
HRG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. HRG: -42.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HRG' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.9  Med: -5.29 Max: 2.93
Current: -42.88
-54.9
2.93
ROA (%) -0.86
HRG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: -0.24 vs. HRG: -0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HRG' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.42  Med: -0.11 Max: 1.55
Current: -0.86
-8.42
1.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.47
HRG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. HRG: 11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HRG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -129480  Med: -6.18 Max: 112.49
Current: 11.47
-129480
112.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.90
HRG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. HRG: -2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HRG' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -9.70 Max: 54.4
Current: -2.9
0
54.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -31.10
HRG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. HRG: -31.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HRG' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.6  Med: 27.40 Max: 75.2
Current: -31.1
-54.6
75.2
» HRG's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-06)


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

Q2 2015

HRG Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Scott Black 31,200 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 153,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 568,965 sh (+2.98%)
Leon Cooperman 11,050,163 sh (+2.80%)
Murray Stahl 92,151 sh (+2.64%)
Leucadia National 46,600,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 484,600 sh (-50.00%)
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Q3 2015

HRG Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Mario Gabelli 11,000 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 2,297,916 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 12,359,988 sh (+11.85%)
First Eagle Investment 153,000 sh (unchged)
Leucadia National 46,600,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons 534,522 sh (-6.05%)
Scott Black 28,600 sh (-8.33%)
Murray Stahl 66,971 sh (-27.32%)
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Q4 2015

HRG Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 18,809 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 4,590,617 sh (+99.77%)
Jim Simons 963,390 sh (+80.23%)
Mario Gabelli 17,000 sh (+54.55%)
Leucadia National 46,600,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 153,000 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman 12,157,088 sh (-1.64%)
Scott Black 27,358 sh (-4.34%)
Murray Stahl 55,718 sh (-16.80%)
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Q1 2016

HRG Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Mario Gabelli 45,700 sh (+168.82%)
First Eagle Investment 263,400 sh (+72.16%)
Jim Simons 1,133,200 sh (+17.63%)
Columbia Wanger 4,807,241 sh (+4.72%)
Scott Black 27,885 sh (+1.93%)
Leucadia National 46,600,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 47,923 sh (-13.99%)
Leon Cooperman 10,388,646 sh (-14.55%)
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HRG Group Inc is a diversified holding company. It provides consumer products including batteries, personal care products, household appliances, pet supplies, and home & garden pest control products, as well as life insurance and annuity products.

HRG 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. 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. It operates its business in four reporting segments: Consumer Products, Insurance, Energy and Asset Management. Its raw materials include zinc, electrolytic manganese dioxide, brass and steel. 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.

Guru Investment Theses on HRG Group Inc

Leucadia National Comments on HRG Group Inc. - Feb 25, 2016

We continue to own 23% (46.6 million shares) of HRG Group (NYSE:HRG) acquired between September 2013 and November 2014 at an average cost of $10.21 per share versus a $13.56 per share stock price at year-end 2015. Our incredible Chairman, Joe Steinberg, serves as Chairman of HRG and is on the Boards of its major business units. The vast majority of HRG Group’s value is accounted for by its ownership in Spectrum Brands (58%) and Fidelity & Guaranty Life (81%). Spectrum, a diversified global branded consumer products company, had its sixth consecutive year of record financial performance growing adjusted free cash flow from $359 million in 2014 to $454 million in 2015. With the May 21, 2015 acquisition of Armored AutoGroup, which includes brands Armor All and STP, Spectrum is now a player in the global auto care market and expects to grow free cash flow to $505 million in 2016. On November 8, 2015, Fidelity agreed to be acquired by Anbang Insurance Group for $1.57 billion, or $26.80 per share, a 29% premium over Fidelity’s unaffected stock price. The sale is expected to be completed in the second quarter, with a substantial portion of HRG’s proceeds from the sale expected to be used to pay down debt at HRG. We believe that this sale of Fidelity, combined with the additional sale of other assets, may help to close the ongoing gap between HRG’s share price and the sum of the value of its various parts.

From Leucadia National (Trades, Portfolio)'s 2015 annual letter.

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Ratios

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history
P/B 6.11
HRG's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. HRG: 6.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HRG' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.82 Max: 6.96
Current: 6.11
0.52
6.96
P/S 0.52
HRG's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. HRG: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HRG' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.03 Max: 5.33
Current: 0.52
0.15
5.33
PFCF 6.65
HRG's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 12.24 vs. HRG: 6.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
HRG' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.92  Med: 4.55 Max: 16.68
Current: 6.65
1.92
16.68
POCF 5.18
HRG's POCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. HRG: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HRG' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 9.37 Max: 19.47
Current: 5.18
1.72
19.47
EV-to-EBIT 23.42
HRG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 13.65 vs. HRG: 23.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HRG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -178.8  Med: 37.15 Max: 344.4
Current: 23.42
-178.8
344.4
EV-to-EBITDA 14.38
HRG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
59% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. HRG: 14.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HRG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -105.3  Med: 9.00 Max: 342.8
Current: 14.38
-105.3
342.8
Current Ratio 4.40
HRG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. HRG: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HRG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.48  Med: 5.61 Max: 138.47
Current: 4.4
2.48
138.47
Quick Ratio 3.31
HRG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. HRG: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HRG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.79  Med: 4.28 Max: 138.47
Current: 3.31
1.79
138.47
Days Inventory 97.23
HRG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
72% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 57.08 vs. HRG: 97.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HRG' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.54  Med: 75.78 Max: 81.76
Current: 97.23
38.54
81.76
Days Sales Outstanding 155.36
HRG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
91% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 50.62 vs. HRG: 155.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HRG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.31  Med: 31.30 Max: 37.43
Current: 155.36
27.31
37.43

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.90
HRG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. HRG: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
HRG' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.04 Max: 6.98
Current: 0.9
0.43
6.98
Price/Median PS Value 0.49
HRG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. HRG: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HRG' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.59 Max: 4.62
Current: 0.49
0.15
4.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.29
HRG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. HRG: 4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HRG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.50 Max: 15.8
Current: 4.29
0.3
15.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,502
EPS (TTM) $ -1.45
Beta1.36
Short Percentage of Float5.88%
52-Week Range $10.29 - 14.73
Shares Outstanding (Mil)200.69
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