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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.88
LAWS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. LAWS: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LAWS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.88
Equity-to-Asset 0.46
LAWS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LAWS: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LAWS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.7 Max: 0.84
Current: 0.46
0.38
0.84
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 4.53
Beneish M-Score: -2.47
WACC vs ROIC
12.62%
-3.10%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -0.68
LAWS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
78% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. LAWS: -0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LAWS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.85  Med: -1.61 Max: 5.34
Current: -0.68
-14.85
5.34
Net Margin % -0.64
LAWS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
77% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. LAWS: -0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LAWS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.53  Med: -1.1 Max: 2.19
Current: -0.64
-21.53
2.19
ROE % -2.82
LAWS's ROE % is ranked lower than
79% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. LAWS: -2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LAWS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.05  Med: -3 Max: 6.17
Current: -2.82
-61.05
6.17
ROA % -1.33
LAWS's ROA % is ranked lower than
77% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. LAWS: -1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LAWS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.62  Med: -1.61 Max: 3.66
Current: -1.33
-31.62
3.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -1.83
LAWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.11 vs. LAWS: -1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LAWS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.18  Med: -4.53 Max: 18.01
Current: -1.83
-38.18
18.01
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.30
LAWS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LAWS: 0.30 )
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: -14.8  Med: 5.3 Max: 20.8
Current: 0.3
-14.8
20.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 32.00
LAWS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. LAWS: 32.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LAWS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.9  Med: 5.8 Max: 127.7
Current: 32
-56.9
127.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -38.30
LAWS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
93% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. LAWS: -38.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
LAWS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.7  Med: -4.7 Max: 30.9
Current: -38.3
-47.7
30.9
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-23 Est.)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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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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Headquarter Location:USA
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 is an industrial distributor of maintenance and repair supplies. It serves the construction, agriculture, manufacturing, government, mining, fleet maintenance, facility maintenance, oil and natural gas, and hospitality industries. The company offers fastening systems, hand tools, battery maintenance products, electrical products, brass, iron and steel fittings, welding products, fluid power products, safety products, abrasives, specialty chemicals, shop supplies, and cutting tools. Lawson Products sells its products to customers in the United States of America, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 37.74
LAWS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.05 vs. LAWS: 37.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 3.31
LAWS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. LAWS: 3.31 )
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: 3.31
0.6
3.91
PS Ratio 0.74
LAWS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. LAWS: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LAWS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.74
0.17
0.92
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 60.32
LAWS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
86% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.07 vs. LAWS: 60.32 )
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: 4.46  Med: 29.01 Max: 4675
Current: 60.32
4.46
4675
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 33.33
LAWS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
79% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.08 vs. LAWS: 33.33 )
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: 3.81  Med: 19.83 Max: 245.24
Current: 33.33
3.81
245.24
EV-to-EBIT -142.59
LAWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. LAWS: -142.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LAWS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -228.9  Med: 7.15 Max: 970.6
Current: -142.59
-228.9
970.6
EV-to-EBITDA 32.00
LAWS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
83% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.92 vs. LAWS: 32.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LAWS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5926.2  Med: 11.8 Max: 494.4
Current: 32
-5926.2
494.4
Current Ratio 2.26
LAWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. LAWS: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LAWS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 3.87 Max: 9.34
Current: 2.26
1.4
9.34
Quick Ratio 1.18
LAWS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. LAWS: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAWS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.21 Max: 7.46
Current: 1.18
0.63
7.46
Days Inventory 140.49
LAWS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
80% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 70.70 vs. LAWS: 140.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LAWS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 138.6  Med: 156.85 Max: 181.4
Current: 140.49
138.6
181.4
Days Sales Outstanding 44.11
LAWS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 53.73 vs. LAWS: 44.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LAWS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.03  Med: 39.65 Max: 50.11
Current: 44.11
36.03
50.11
Days Payable 44.24
LAWS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
61% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 42.82 vs. LAWS: 44.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LAWS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.38  Med: 35.72 Max: 62.01
Current: 44.24
25.38
62.01

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.54
LAWS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
92% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 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 -0.70
LAWS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. LAWS: -0.70 )
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: -0.7  Med: 1.7 Max: 5.9
Current: -0.7
-0.7
5.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 12.38
LAWS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. LAWS: 12.38 )
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: 4.8 Max: 22.08
Current: 12.38
2.83
22.08
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.64
LAWS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. LAWS: 3.64 )
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: 2.21 Max: 4.28
Current: 3.64
0.86
4.28
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.46
LAWS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LAWS: 1.46 )
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: 0.39  Med: 1.52 Max: 5.31
Current: 1.46
0.39
5.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.71
LAWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
81% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. LAWS: -0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LAWS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.71  Med: 6.4 Max: 14.1
Current: -0.71
-0.71
14.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 4.72
LAWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
54% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. LAWS: 4.72 )
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: 4.15 Max: 16
Current: 4.72
-10.7
16

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $281.5
EPS (TTM) $ -0.22
Beta1.80
Short Percentage of Float1.63%
52-Week Range $15.28 - 28.10
Shares Outstanding (Mil)8.84

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 290 304
EPS ($) 0.63 0.98
EPS without NRI ($) 0.63 0.98
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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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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