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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 0.22
LAWS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. LAWS: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 5018.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.22
Equity to Asset 0.45
LAWS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. LAWS: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.69 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.45
0.38
0.78
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.64
M-Score: -2.78
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 (%) -0.42
LAWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. LAWS: -0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.55  Med: 5.49 Max: 14.85
Current: -0.42
-16.55
14.85
Net-margin (%) -0.97
LAWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. LAWS: -0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.87  Med: 2.84 Max: 9.44
Current: -0.97
-22.87
9.44
ROE (%) -4.44
LAWS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. LAWS: -4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LAWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -61.05  Med: 7.09 Max: 18.16
Current: -4.44
-61.05
18.16
ROA (%) -2.01
LAWS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. LAWS: -2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LAWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -31.62  Med: 4.50 Max: 12.83
Current: -2.01
-31.62
12.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.51
LAWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.38 vs. LAWS: -1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAWS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -40.08  Med: 17.66 Max: 61.36
Current: -1.51
-40.08
61.36
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.70
LAWS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. LAWS: -3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15  Med: 5.30 Max: 13.7
Current: -3.7
-15
13.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 119.00
LAWS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. LAWS: 119.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAWS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.6  Med: -3.05 Max: 119
Current: 119
-49.6
119
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.10
LAWS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. LAWS: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAWS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -47.7  Med: -7.15 Max: 30.9
Current: 11.1
-47.7
30.9
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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 30 sh (New)
Jim Simons 10,500 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 216,300 sh (+0.70%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 30 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 50,269 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
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Q4 2014

LAWS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 15,500 sh (+47.62%)
Mario Gabelli 228,600 sh (+5.69%)
Chuck Royce 50,269 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2015

LAWS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 20,200 sh (+30.32%)
Mario Gabelli 231,100 sh (+1.09%)
Chuck Royce 47,769 sh (-4.97%)
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 55.87
LAWS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.25 vs. LAWS: 55.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 3.38
LAWS's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. LAWS: 3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LAWS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.62 Max: 3.88
Current: 3.38
0.6
3.88
P/S 0.71
LAWS's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. LAWS: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LAWS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.51 Max: 1.24
Current: 0.71
0.18
1.24
PFCF 42.68
LAWS's PFCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 21.27 vs. LAWS: 42.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LAWS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.41  Med: 27.70 Max: 430.6
Current: 42.68
4.41
430.6
POCF 26.68
LAWS's POCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. LAWS: 26.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LAWS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.77  Med: 19.49 Max: 220.71
Current: 26.68
3.77
220.71
Current Ratio 2.27
LAWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. LAWS: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 3.51 Max: 5.69
Current: 2.27
1.4
5.69
Quick Ratio 1.08
LAWS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. LAWS: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.93 Max: 4.04
Current: 1.08
0.63
4.04
Days Inventory 143.37
LAWS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
83% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 66.11 vs. LAWS: 143.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 135.53  Med: 157.41 Max: 203.89
Current: 143.37
135.53
203.89
Days Sales Outstanding 42.14
LAWS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 56.33 vs. LAWS: 42.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 35.56  Med: 42.91 Max: 51.12
Current: 42.14
35.56
51.12

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 19.09
LAWS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. LAWS: 19.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.83  Med: 4.55 Max: 22.08
Current: 19.09
2.83
22.08
Price/Tangible Book 3.39
LAWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. LAWS: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.95 Max: 3.76
Current: 3.39
0.86
3.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.41
LAWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. LAWS: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.37 Max: 2.99
Current: 1.41
0.4
2.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.71
LAWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. LAWS: -0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.73  Med: 8.90 Max: 17.3
Current: -0.71
-0.73
17.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.90
LAWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. LAWS: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LAWS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -10.7  Med: 3.80 Max: 18.7
Current: 3.9
-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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