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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 0.13
LAWS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LAWS: 0.13 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.13

Equity to Asset 0.47
LAWS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 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: 4.23
M-Score: -2.54
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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history
Operating margin (%) -2.04
LAWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. LAWS: -2.04 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.55   Max: 15.16
Current: -2.04

-16.55
15.16
Net-margin (%) -1.62
LAWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. LAWS: -1.62 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.87   Max: 9.62
Current: -1.62

-22.87
9.62
ROE (%) -6.74
LAWS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.12 vs. LAWS: -6.74 )
LAWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -61.05   Max: 18.16
Current: -6.74

-61.05
18.16
ROA (%) -2.86
LAWS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. LAWS: -2.86 )
LAWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -31.62   Max: 12.84
Current: -2.86

-31.62
12.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -5.16
LAWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.54 vs. LAWS: -5.16 )
LAWS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -40.03   Max: 70.19
Current: -5.16

-40.03
70.19
Revenue Growth (%) -5.60
LAWS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

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

-15
15.5
EBITDA Growth (%) -49.60
LAWS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. LAWS: -49.60 )
LAWS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -49.6   Max: 16.5
Current: -49.6

-49.6
16.5
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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

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 $ 20.9415%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-06-30 Reduce -36.86%0.23%$15.26 - $16.75 $ 20.9430%292787
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Add 23.39%$10.505 - $13.12 $ 20.9469%217348
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 28.99%$6.48 - $10.03 $ 20.94155%155300
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-09-30 Add 311.91%0.3%$5.97 - $10.22 $ 20.94144%493154
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 29.95%$8.5 - $15.35 $ 20.9478%110200
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-12-31 Add 39.93%0.04%$13.54 - $17.76 $ 20.9435%97937
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 New Buy0.01%$13.63 - $21.22 $ 20.9422%96300
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Ratios

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P/B 2.90
LAWS's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. LAWS: 2.90 )
LAWS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 3.03
Current: 2.9

0.6
3.03
P/S 0.70
LAWS's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 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 -34.69
LAWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. LAWS: -34.69 )
LAWS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 37.8
Current: -34.69

5.8
37.8
Current Ratio 2.34
LAWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. LAWS: 2.34 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 5.69
Current: 2.34

1.4
5.69
Quick Ratio 1.11
LAWS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. LAWS: 1.11 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 4.04
Current: 1.11

0.63
4.04

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.80
LAWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. LAWS: 2.80 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 3.1
Current: 2.8

0.86
3.1
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
LAWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LAWS: 1.30 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 3.15
Current: 1.3

0.41
3.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.40
LAWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
65% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. LAWS: 1.40 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 17.3
Current: 1.4

1.4
17.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -4.07
LAWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
56% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. LAWS: -4.07 )
LAWS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.6   Max: 17.8
Current: -4.07

-5.6
17.8

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. It is a North American distributor of products and services to the industrial, commercial, institutional and governmental maintenance, repair and operations ('MRO') marketplace. The Company also manufactures and distributes specialized component parts to the original equipment marketplace ('OEM') including the automotive, appliance, aerospace, construction, and transportation industries. The Company has two reportable segments: MRO and OEM. The Company's MRO segment is a distributor of products and services to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and governmental maintenance repair and operations marketplace. The MRO industry consists of companies that buy and stock products in bulk and supply these products to customers on an as needed basis. The customer benefits from lower costs and convenience of ordering smaller quantities maintained by MRO suppliers. The Company participates in the MRO industry through its Lawson Products business unit and through its Rutland Tools subsidiary ('Rutland'). It orders product from its suppliers and usually transport the product to its national packaging center for repackaging, labeling or cross docking before shipping to its distribution centers. The Company distributes printed catalogs to two main markets. One is the retail market where business is done with the end user of the product. The other is the wholesale market where the distributor resells its product to an end customer. The Company's OEM segment manufactures, sells and distributes production and specialized component parts to the original equipment marketplace. Two of its subsidiaries, Assembly Component Systems, Inc. ('ACS') and Automatic Screw Machine Products Company, Inc. ('ASMP') compete in the OEM marketplace. The OEM marketplace generally consists of large manufacturing companies with multiple supply chain needs. ACS specializes in providing OEM manufacturers with just-in-time delivery of fasteners, components and fittings to maximize the efficiency of the customer's supply chain. In 2011, the company upgraded its business processes by completing a major phase of the implementation of a new Enterprise Resource Planning ("ERP") system. The new ERP system integrates its revenue cycle, from initial order through cash receipt and the procurement cycle, from product sourcing through payment.
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