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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 1.36
LAWS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. LAWS: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LAWS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 9.24 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.36
Equity-to-Asset 0.49
LAWS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. LAWS: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LAWS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.49
0.38
0.76
Interest Coverage 0.71
LAWS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 22.40 vs. LAWS: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LAWS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 22.46 Max: 153.09
Current: 0.71
0.71
153.09
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 5.08
Beneish M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
15.47%
-0.47%
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 0.22
LAWS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
77% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. LAWS: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LAWS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.55  Med: -0.64 Max: 5.34
Current: 0.22
-16.55
5.34
Net Margin % -0.25
LAWS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
72% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. LAWS: -0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LAWS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.87  Med: -1.22 Max: 2.47
Current: -0.25
-22.87
2.47
ROE % -1.05
LAWS's ROE % is ranked lower than
74% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.12 vs. LAWS: -1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LAWS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.05  Med: -2.67 Max: 7.09
Current: -1.05
-61.05
7.09
ROA % -0.50
LAWS's ROA % is ranked lower than
76% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. LAWS: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LAWS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.62  Med: -1.54 Max: 4.5
Current: -0.5
-31.62
4.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 1.33
LAWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
74% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.75 vs. LAWS: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LAWS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.08  Med: -1.55 Max: 18
Current: 1.33
-40.08
18
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -0.80
LAWS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LAWS: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LAWS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15  Med: 4.1 Max: 13.3
Current: -0.8
-15
13.3
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

LAWS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Mario Gabelli 206,100 sh (-4.66%)
Jim Simons 68,700 sh (-20.58%)
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Q2 2016

LAWS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Mario Gabelli 214,525 sh (+4.09%)
Jim Simons 48,000 sh (-30.13%)
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Q3 2016

LAWS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Mario Gabelli 225,225 sh (+4.99%)
Jim Simons 41,216 sh (-14.13%)
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Q4 2016

LAWS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 55,100 sh (+33.69%)
Mario Gabelli 218,300 sh (-3.07%)
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution    NAICS: 423830    SIC: 5084
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Lawson Products Inc is a distributor of products and services to the industrial, commercial, institutional and governmental maintenance, repair and operations marketplace. It also offers automotive, electrical, and material handling equipment.

Lawson Products Inc was incorporated in Illinois in 1952, and reincorporated in Delaware in 1982. The Company operates in one reportable segment: as a distributor of products and services to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and governmental maintenance, repair and operations marketplace. The Company offers automotive products such as body bolts and nuts, exhaust hangers, drain plug gasket, instrument cable system, throttle ball joints, Chrysler, specialty screws and tire pressure kits. Its chemical product offerings include adhesives and sealants, epoxies, automotive sound deadening, pest control products, dry lubricants, water displacing lubricants, food service cleaners, AC and refrigeration cleaners, drain and grease trap maintenance, drain openers, sewer and lift station maintenance. Its cutting tools and abrasive offerings include annular cutters, band saw blades, bonded abrasives, bristle discs, carbide burs, coated abrasives, countersinks, deburring tools, hole saws, dies, saw blades, power tools, reamers, thread repair and wire brushes. Its Electrical product offerings include batteries, cable cord and accessories, cable ties, clamps, conduit, electrical wire, fleet and automotive, fuses and circuit breakers and testers, terminals and wire connectors and wiring devices. The Company offers fastener products such as anchors, bolts, collars, buts, pins, retaining rings, rivets, nutserts, screws, and washers. It distributes fluid power products such as brass/iron/steel fittings, fleet fluid power and industrial hose. It offer hand tools products and equipment such as chisels, punches and picks, clamping and holding, cutters and pliers, hammers and striking tools, lawn and garden tools screwdrivers, snips, shears and scissors, tool sets and temperature instruments. It offers welding tools and equipment such as brazing alloys, hard facing alloys, solders, wear plate and welding tools. The Company's customers operate in industries such as automotive repair, commercial vehicle maintenance, government, manufacturing, food processing, distribution, construction, oil and gas, mining, wholesale, service and others. The Company's product offering includes a wide variety of industrial chemicals and other products which are subject to a multitude of Federal, state and local regulations.

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 47.39
LAWS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. LAWS: 47.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 115.64
LAWS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
91% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.65 vs. LAWS: 115.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 44.11 Max: 419.56
Current: 115.64
3.3
419.56
PB Ratio 3.50
LAWS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. LAWS: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LAWS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.63 Max: 3.91
Current: 3.5
0.6
3.91
PS Ratio 0.85
LAWS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. LAWS: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LAWS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.85
0.19
0.92
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 43.32
LAWS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
88% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. LAWS: 43.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.42  Med: 30.07 Max: 729.83
Current: 43.32
4.42
729.83
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 27.81
LAWS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
88% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. LAWS: 27.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.78  Med: 19.93 Max: 271.05
Current: 27.81
3.78
271.05
EV-to-EBIT 217.67
LAWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
98% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.03 vs. LAWS: 217.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LAWS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -174.5  Med: 8.85 Max: 1686.5
Current: 217.67
-174.5
1686.5
EV-to-EBITDA 23.67
LAWS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.22 vs. LAWS: 23.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LAWS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5926.2  Med: 11.2 Max: 126.9
Current: 23.67
-5926.2
126.9
Current Ratio 2.71
LAWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. LAWS: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LAWS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.72 Max: 5.02
Current: 2.71
1.4
5.02
Quick Ratio 1.45
LAWS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. LAWS: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAWS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.59 Max: 3.1
Current: 1.45
0.63
3.1
Days Inventory 145.64
LAWS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
81% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 72.13 vs. LAWS: 145.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LAWS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 135.53  Med: 152.12 Max: 203.89
Current: 145.64
135.53
203.89
Days Sales Outstanding 42.11
LAWS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 55.57 vs. LAWS: 42.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LAWS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.56  Med: 39.8 Max: 52.54
Current: 42.11
35.56
52.54
Days Payable 38.48
LAWS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
53% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 40.94 vs. LAWS: 38.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LAWS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.72  Med: 35.72 Max: 67.86
Current: 38.48
24.72
67.86

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3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
LAWS's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
82% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. LAWS: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
LAWS' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: 3.2 Max: 10.1
Current: -100
-100
10.1
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.54
LAWS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
92% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. LAWS: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
LAWS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.99
Current: 0.54
0.33
2.99
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.60
LAWS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. LAWS: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LAWS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.6  Med: 1.2 Max: 4.5
Current: -0.6
-0.6
4.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 11.07
LAWS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. LAWS: 11.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.83  Med: 4.61 Max: 22.08
Current: 11.07
2.83
22.08
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.62
LAWS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LAWS: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.95 Max: 3.76
Current: 3.62
0.86
3.76
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.64
LAWS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. LAWS: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.34
Current: 1.64
0.42
2.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 0.50
LAWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
76% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LAWS: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LAWS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 6.6 Max: 17.4
Current: 0.5
0.1
17.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 4.20
LAWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
51% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. LAWS: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LAWS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.7  Med: 4.4 Max: 16
Current: 4.2
-10.7
16

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $274.2
EPS (TTM) $ -0.10
Beta1.80
Short Percentage of Float1.72%
52-Week Range $15.23 - 27.60
Shares Outstanding (Mil)8.83

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 274 282
EPS ($) 0.08 0.50 1.18
EPS without NRI ($) 0.08 0.50 1.18
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
CEO/President of Lawson Products Invests in Company Feb 23 2016 
The Environment Is Changing? Mario Gabelli Add Lawson Products Again Jan 02 2014 
Value Thoughts — Lawson Products Inc. Aug 01 2011 
Guru Stocks Raising Dividends: HI, GGG, ERIE, LAWS, LSE Dec 20 2010 
Lawson Products Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 28 2010 
Lawson Products Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Jul 28 2010 
Lawson Products Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Apr 29 2010 
Lawson Products Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 28 2009 
Lawson Products Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Jul 30 2009 
Lawson Products Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 01 2009 

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