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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 : 3/10

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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 : 3/10

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» KDN's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

KDN Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 63,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 65,257 sh (+74.17%)
Mario Gabelli 88,000 sh (+3.53%)
Pioneer Investments 456,320 sh (+0.18%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 108,795 sh (-2.33%)
Chuck Royce 653,232 sh (-61.53%)
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Q2 2013

KDN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 143,200 sh (+125.87%)
Joel Greenblatt 109,709 sh (+68.12%)
Mario Gabelli 100,000 sh (+13.64%)
Pioneer Investments 456,320 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 104,862 sh (-3.62%)
Chuck Royce 386,600 sh (-40.82%)
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Q3 2013

KDN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Paulson 1,000,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 215,400 sh (+115.4%)
Joel Greenblatt 118,467 sh (+7.98%)
Pioneer Investments 456,320 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons 116,300 sh (-18.78%)
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Q4 2013

KDN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KDN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Paulson 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.23%$35.47 - $35.53 $ 35.490%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.14%$35.47 - $35.53 $ 35.490%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$35.47 - $35.53 $ 35.490%0
John Paulson 2013-09-30 New Buy0.23%$27.61 - $35.59 $ 35.4915%1000000
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 115.4%0.02%$27.61 - $35.59 $ 35.4915%215400
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 68.12%0.05%$23.01 - $27.55 $ 35.4938%109709
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 74.17%0.04%$23.89 - $25.94 $ 35.4943%65257
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.29%$21.14 - $23.85 $ 35.4958%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.05%$21.14 - $23.85 $ 35.4958%37468
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 26.4%$20.25 - $23.77 $ 35.4963%79000
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 34.41%$20.09 - $25.53 $ 35.4954%62500
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.08%$25.74 - $38.04 $ 35.499%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 New Buy0.01%$25.74 - $38.04 $ 35.499%46500
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 70.33%0.03%$26.91 - $33.02 $ 35.4918%20731
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -41.59%0.05%$28.33 - $38.54 $ 35.496%12171
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0009%$28.33 - $38.54 $ 35.496%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $33.81 - $39.67 $ 35.49-4%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Add 217.67%0.19%$36.97 - $41.08 $ 35.49-9%24175
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Ratios

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EV-to-EBIT 7.50
KDN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. KDN: 7.50 )
KDN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 7.5

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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Tools & Accessories
Compare:SWK, SKFRY, SNA, MRC, MKTAY » details
Traded in other countries:KYD.Germany
Kaydon Corporation was incorporated in 1983. The Company is a designer and manufacturer of custom engineered, performance-critical products supplying a broad and diverse customer base. The Company's main products now include bearings and components, filters and filter housings, custom rings, shaft seals, linear deceleration products, specialty balls, fuel cleansing systems, gas-phase air filtration systems and replacement media, industrial presses and metal alloy products. These products are used by customers in a variety of alternative energy, specialized robotics, medical, material handling, machine tool positioning, aerospace, defense, security, electronic and other industrial applications. The Company has two reportable segments and other operating segments engaged in the manufacture and sale of the following: Friction Control Products - complex components used in alternative energy, specialized robotics, medical, aerospace, defense, security, electronic, material handling, construction and other industrial applications. Products include anti-friction bearings, split roller bearings and specialty balls; Velocity Control Products - complex components used in specialized robotics, material handling, machine tool, medical, amusement and other industrial applications. Products include industrial shock absorbers, safety shock absorbers, velocity controls, gas springs and rotary dampers; and Other Industrial Products - complex and standard ring and seal products, filter elements and liquid and gas-phase filtration systems, metal alloys, machine tool components, presses, dies and benders used in a variety of applications. The Company sells its products in each segment through a sales organization consisting of salespersons and representatives located primarily throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The Company holds various patents, patent applications, licenses, trademarks and trade names. The Company's competitors include a number of other well-established manufacturers, as well as other smaller companies.

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