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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.11
LAWS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LAWS: 0.11 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11

Equity to Asset 0.47
LAWS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. LAWS: 0.47 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.47

0.38
0.78
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.44
M-Score: -2.41
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 (%) -2.06
LAWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. LAWS: -2.06 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.55   Max: 15.16
Current: -2.06

-16.55
15.16
Net-margin (%) -1.63
LAWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. LAWS: -1.63 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.87   Max: 9.62
Current: -1.63

-22.87
9.62
ROE (%) -7.03
LAWS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.41 vs. LAWS: -7.03 )
LAWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -61.05   Max: 18.16
Current: -7.03

-61.05
18.16
ROA (%) -3.08
LAWS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. LAWS: -3.08 )
LAWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -31.62   Max: 12.84
Current: -3.08

-31.62
12.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -5.65
LAWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. LAWS: -5.65 )
LAWS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -40.03   Max: 70.19
Current: -5.65

-40.03
70.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.60
LAWS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. LAWS: -5.60 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15   Max: 15.5
Current: -5.6

-15
15.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -49.60
LAWS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. LAWS: -49.60 )
LAWS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.6   Max: 16.5
Current: -49.6

-49.6
16.5
» LAWS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

LAWS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 217,348 sh (+23.39%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 466,811 sh (-0.86%)
Jim Simons 10,400 sh (-52.51%)
Chuck Royce 55,369 sh (-73.85%)
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Q1 2014

LAWS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 216,800 sh (-0.25%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 463,696 sh (-0.67%)
Chuck Royce 50,269 sh (-9.21%)
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Q2 2014

LAWS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 50,269 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 214,800 sh (-0.92%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 292,787 sh (-36.86%)
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Q3 2014

LAWS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 10,500 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 216,300 sh (+0.7%)
Chuck Royce 50,269 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LAWS

(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
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.42%$16.32 - $22.42 $ 23.6430%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-06-30 Reduce -36.86%0.23%$15.26 - $16.75 $ 23.6446%292787
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Add 23.39%$10.505 - $13.12 $ 23.6491%217348
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 28.99%$6.48 - $10.03 $ 23.64188%155300
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-09-30 Add 311.91%0.3%$5.97 - $10.22 $ 23.64175%493154
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 29.95%$8.5 - $15.35 $ 23.64101%110200
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-12-31 Add 39.93%0.04%$13.54 - $17.76 $ 23.6452%97937
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 New Buy0.01%$13.63 - $21.22 $ 23.6438%96300
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Ratios

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P/B 3.10
LAWS's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. LAWS: 3.10 )
LAWS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 3.39
Current: 3.1

0.6
3.39
P/S 0.70
LAWS's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. LAWS: 0.70 )
LAWS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.7

0.18
1.24
EV-to-EBIT -35.94
LAWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.63 vs. LAWS: -35.94 )
LAWS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -166.8   Max: 37.8
Current: -35.94

-166.8
37.8
Current Ratio 2.39
LAWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. LAWS: 2.39 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 5.69
Current: 2.39

1.4
5.69
Quick Ratio 1.15
LAWS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. LAWS: 1.15 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 4.04
Current: 1.15

0.63
4.04

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.10
LAWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. LAWS: 3.10 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 3.1
Current: 3.1

0.86
3.1
Price/Median PS Value 1.37
LAWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. LAWS: 1.37 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.15
Current: 1.37

0.4
3.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -2.80
LAWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
67% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. LAWS: -2.80 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 17.3
Current: -2.8

2.6
17.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.02
LAWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
57% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.96 vs. LAWS: 4.02 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.7   Max: 18.7
Current: 4.02

-10.7
18.7

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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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 Companys 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 Companys product offering includes a wide variety of industrial chemicals and other products which are subject to a multitude of Federal, state and local regulations.
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