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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.25
HW's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. HW: 0.25 )
HW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.56
Current: 0.25

0.01
1.56
Equity to Asset 0.11
HW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. HW: 0.11 )
HW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.03   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.11

-0.03
0.56
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.04
M-Score: -2.67
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 (%) 8.43
HW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.92 vs. HW: 8.43 )
HW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4397.97   Max: 43.18
Current: 8.43

-4397.97
43.18
Net-margin (%) 1.93
HW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. HW: 1.93 )
HW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4690.17   Max: 47.33
Current: 1.93

-4690.17
47.33
ROE (%) 17.77
HW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. HW: 17.77 )
HW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -386.13   Max: 102.87
Current: 17.77

-386.13
102.87
ROA (%) 1.81
HW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. HW: 1.81 )
HW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -62.59   Max: 48.45
Current: 1.81

-62.59
48.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.84
HW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.73 vs. HW: 30.84 )
HW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -160.28   Max: 285.69
Current: 30.84

-160.28
285.69
Revenue Growth (%) 2.80
HW's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. HW: 2.80 )
HW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.2   Max: 313.4
Current: 2.8

-27.2
313.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 20.80
HW's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. HW: 20.80 )
HW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -40.2   Max: 90.4
Current: 20.8

-40.2
90.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

HW Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,385,614 sh (-27.48%)
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Q1 2014

HW Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 17,797 sh (New)
Jim Simons 776,514 sh (-43.96%)
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Q2 2014

HW Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 437,000 sh (-43.72%)
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Q3 2014

HW Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 184,100 sh (-57.87%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HW

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$3.64 - $4.92 $ 14.09235%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.05%$2.06 - $4.4 $ 14.09388%139398
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0345%$1.54 - $3.34 $ 14.09529%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0014%$1.54 - $3.34 $ 14.09529%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 73.80
HW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.30 vs. HW: 73.80 )
HW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.85   Max: 185.37
Current: 73.8

5.85
185.37
P/B 10.14
HW's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. HW: 10.14 )
HW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 353.5
Current: 10.14

0.13
353.5
P/S 1.34
HW's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. HW: 1.34 )
HW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2.08
Current: 1.34

0.08
2.08
PFCF 46.97
HW's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 89.20 vs. HW: 46.97 )
HW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 87.11
Current: 46.97

2.01
87.11
EV-to-EBIT 22.02
HW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.83 vs. HW: 22.02 )
HW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -518.4   Max: 89.4
Current: 22.02

-518.4
89.4
PEG 3.04
HW's PEG is ranked higher than
81% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HW: 3.04 )
HW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 26.92
Current: 3.04

0.14
26.92
Current Ratio 2.52
HW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. HW: 2.52 )
HW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.62
Current: 2.52

0.18
2.62
Quick Ratio 2.15
HW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. HW: 2.15 )
HW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.62
Current: 2.15

0.14
2.62

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 9.78
HW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. HW: 9.78 )
HW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 9.77
Current: 9.78

0.21
9.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.83
HW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. HW: 1.83 )
HW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 12.18
Current: 1.83

0.2
12.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.50
HW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. HW: 4.50 )
HW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 15.5
Current: 4.5

1.1
15.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.48
HW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. HW: 1.48 )
HW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.5   Max: 151.2
Current: 1.48

-2.5
151.2

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Traded in other countries:CV6.Germany
Headwaters, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in 1995 under the name Covol Technologies, Inc. In September 2000, its name was changed to Headwaters Incorporated. It is a building products company providing products and services in the light and heavy building materials sectors. It sells building products such as manufactured architectural stone, siding accessory products and concrete block. It conducts its business through the following three reporting segments: light building products, heavy construction materials, and energy technology. The Light Building Products segment designs, manufactures and markets siding accessories used in residential home improvement and construction which includes decorative window shutters, gable vents, and mounting blocks for exterior fixtures, roof ventilation, window and door trim products. The Heavy Construction Materials segment markets coal combustion products, including fly ash, a mineral admixture that may be used as a partial replacement for portland cement in concrete. The Energy Technology segment owns coal cleaning facilities that are capable of separating ash from waste coal to provide a refined coal product. Its customer base for its light building products in the residential home improvement and new home construction markets that include many retail customers and siding wholesalers across North America and to a lesser extent, in Europe and Asia. Its competition for resin-based siding products includes Ply Gem, Royal, and Alpha in the siding accessories market, Azek in the trimboard market, and CertainTeed in the specialty siding market. With respect to concrete masonry units, national and regional competition includes Featherlite, IPC Building Products, Pavestone, Revels Block & Brick and Jewell Concrete Products. Brands include Tapco Integrated Tool Systems, Mid-America Siding Components, Builders Edge, Atlantic Premium Shutters, Vantage, The Foundry, InSpire, and WellCraft. The raw materials purchased for resin-based siding products include polypropylene and styrene pellets as well as PVC. Its operations and those of suppliers and customers involved in coal-based energy generation, utilities, are subject to federal, state and local environmental regulation.

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