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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.12
HSC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. HSC: 0.12 )
HSC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.12

0.07
0.98
Equity to Asset 0.23
HSC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. HSC: 0.23 )
HSC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.23

0.23
0.53
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.36
M-Score: -3.41
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -4.65
HSC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. HSC: -4.65 )
HSC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.74   Max: 12.41
Current: -4.65

-5.74
12.41
Net-margin (%) -7.87
HSC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. HSC: -7.87 )
HSC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.36   Max: 17.11
Current: -7.87

-8.36
17.11
ROE (%) -40.43
HSC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. HSC: -40.43 )
HSC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -40.43   Max: 35.67
Current: -40.43

-40.43
35.67
ROA (%) -9.34
HSC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. HSC: -9.34 )
HSC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.34   Max: 18.87
Current: -9.34

-9.34
18.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -15.36
HSC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.02 vs. HSC: -15.36 )
HSC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15.36   Max: 27.72
Current: -15.36

-15.36
27.72
Revenue Growth (%) -1.60
HSC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. HSC: -1.60 )
HSC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.7   Max: 18.4
Current: -1.6

-4.7
18.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -36.10
HSC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. HSC: -36.10 )
HSC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.6   Max: 24
Current: -36.1

-42.6
24
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

HSC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 27,275 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Richard Pzena 896,674 sh (-0.64%)
David Dreman 136,025 sh (-4.33%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,033,967 sh (-7.7%)
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Q3 2013

HSC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Keeley 210,820 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,158,593 sh (New)
David Dreman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,017,422 sh (-1.6%)
Richard Pzena 826,799 sh (-7.79%)
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Q4 2013

HSC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Keeley 1,713,424 sh (+712.74%)
Richard Pzena Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 829,373 sh (-18.48%)
Steven Cohen 26,051 sh (-97.75%)
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Q1 2014

HSC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 822,038 sh (-0.88%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HSC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Add 712.74%0.72%$24.05 - $28.82 $ 23.53-12%1713424
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 Reduce -18.48%0.46%$24.05 - $28.82 $ 23.53-12%829373
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy0.1%$23.34 - $26.88 $ 23.53-6%210820
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$23.34 - $26.88 $ 23.53-6%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-06-30 Reduce -7.7%0.21%$21.29 - $24.25 $ 23.533%1033967
David Dreman 2012-12-31 New Buy0.1%$18.85 - $23.05 $ 23.5314%145725
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$18.85 - $23.05 $ 23.5314%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.13%$19.54 - $22.17 $ 23.5313%0
John Burbank 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$19.54 - $22.17 $ 23.5313%12306
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 36.83%0.03%$18.76 - $23.46 $ 23.5315%85327
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-03-31 Reduce -30.25%1.06%$20 - $24.27 $ 23.5312%1211672
David Dreman 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.68%$20 - $24.27 $ 23.5312%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 41.93%0.04%$20 - $24.27 $ 23.5312%62359
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$20 - $24.27 $ 23.5312%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-12-31 Add 9.51%0.3%$18.24 - $24.18 $ 23.5311%1737122
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$18.24 - $24.18 $ 23.5311%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.11%$18.24 - $24.18 $ 23.5311%43936
John Keeley 2011-12-31 Add 27.26%$18.24 - $24.18 $ 23.5311%17740
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-09-30 Add 74.2%1.26%$19.44 - $33.76 $ 23.53-6%1586286
David Dreman 2011-09-30 New Buy0.68%$19.44 - $33.76 $ 23.53-6%1393228
Meridian Funds 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0155%$19.44 - $33.76 $ 23.53-6%0
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Reduce -55.94%0.01%$19.44 - $33.76 $ 23.53-6%13940
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.29%$29.71 - $36.49 $ 23.53-29%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Sold Out $29.71 - $36.49 $ 23.53-29%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $29.71 - $36.49 $ 23.53-29%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-03-31 Reduce -27.08%1.21%$28.32 - $36.21 $ 23.53-29%927465
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.29%$28.32 - $36.21 $ 23.53-29%26961
John Keeley 2011-03-31 Add 223.4%0.01%$28.32 - $36.21 $ 23.53-29%30400
George Soros 2011-03-31 Reduce -40.49%$28.32 - $36.21 $ 23.53-29%9700
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 New Buy$28.32 - $36.21 $ 23.53-29%6120
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 3.40
HSC's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. HSC: 3.40 )
HSC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 4.25
Current: 3.4

0.92
4.25
P/S 0.66
HSC's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. HSC: 0.66 )
HSC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.66

0.38
1.5
EV-to-EBIT 12.50
HSC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 14.50 vs. HSC: 12.50 )
HSC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 32.2
Current: 12.5

5.3
32.2

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.48
HSC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
81% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. HSC: 3.48 )
HSC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 4.46
Current: 3.48

1.09
4.46
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.61
HSC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. HSC: 3.61 )
HSC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 4.6
Current: 3.61

1.12
4.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 24.00
HSC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
81% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. HSC: 24.00 )
HSC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.79   Max: 28.6
Current: 24

2.79
28.6
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
HSC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
50% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. HSC: 1.60 )
HSC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 14.91
Current: 1.6

0.82
14.91
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
HSC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. HSC: 0.80 )
HSC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.8
Current: 0.8

0.62
1.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.00
HSC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. HSC: 8.00 )
HSC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 18.9
Current: 8

3.1
18.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.96
HSC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. HSC: 4.96 )
HSC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.8   Max: 25.8
Current: 4.96

-11.8
25.8

Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel
Compare:TS, NSSMY, SID, PKX, GGB » details
Traded in other countries:HA7.Germany
Harsco Corporation was incorporated in 1956. The Company is a multinational provider of industrial services and engineered products serving industries that are fundamental to economic growth and infrastructure development. Its operations fall into four reportable segments: Harsco Infrastructure, Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Rail and Harsco Industrial. The Company has locations in over 50 countries, including the United States. The Harsco Infrastructure Segment is one of the world's organizations for engineered rental scaffolding, shoring, concrete forming and other access-related solutions. The Segment operates from a network of branches throughout the world, including North America, Europe, and the Gulf Region of the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Major services include the rental of concrete shoring and forming systems; scaffolding for non-residential and infrastructure construction projects and industrial maintenance requirements; as well as a variety of other infrastructure services including project engineering, equipment erection and dismantling services, industrial insulation services and equipment sales. The Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment is a provider of on-site, outsourced services to the global metals industries. The Harsco Metals business provides its services and solutions on a long-term contract basis, supporting each stage of the metal-making process from initial raw material handling to post-production by-product processing and on-site recycling, including providing environmental services for the processing of residual by-products. Working as a specialized, value-added services provider, the Harsco Metals business rarely takes ownership of its customers' raw materials or finished products. The Harsco Rail Segment is a global provider of equipment and services to maintain, repair and construct railway track. The Company's railway track maintenance services, solutions and specialized track maintenance equipment support private and government-owned railroads and urban transit systems worldwide. Harsco Industrial Segment includes the Harsco Industrial IKG, Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers and Harsco Industrial Patterson-Kelley businesses. Approximately 92% of this Segment's revenues originate in North America. Harsco Industrial IKG manufactures a varied line of industrial grating products at several plants in the United States and one in Mexico. These products include bar grating configurations, which are used mainly in industrial flooring, as well as safety and security applications in the power, paper, chemical, refining and processing industries.

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