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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 1.07
LAWS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. LAWS: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LAWS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 11.45 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.07
Equity to Asset 0.48
LAWS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. LAWS: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LAWS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.66 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.48
0.38
0.76
Interest Coverage 1.27
LAWS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 26.76 vs. LAWS: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LAWS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.27  Med: 22.46 Max: 153.09
Current: 1.27
1.27
153.09
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.37
M-Score: -2.82
WACC vs ROIC
12.47%
0.53%
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 (%) 0.37
LAWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. LAWS: 0.37 )
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: 0.37
-16.55
5.34
Net-margin (%) -0.03
LAWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LAWS: -0.03 )
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: -0.03
-22.87
2.47
ROE (%) -0.11
LAWS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. LAWS: -0.11 )
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: -0.11
-61.05
7.09
ROA (%) -0.05
LAWS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. LAWS: -0.05 )
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: -0.05
-31.62
4.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.75
LAWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.85 vs. LAWS: 1.75 )
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: 1.75
-40.08
18
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.80
LAWS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. LAWS: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAWS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15  Med: 4.1 Max: 13.2
Current: -0.8
-15
13.2
» LAWS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-10-22)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

LAWS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 63,600 sh (+107.84%)
Chuck Royce 47,769 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 224,450 sh (-2.09%)
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Q4 2015

LAWS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 86,500 sh (+36.01%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 216,170 sh (-3.69%)
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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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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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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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history
Forward P/E 243.90
LAWS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.67 vs. LAWS: 243.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 70.58
LAWS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
92% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.15 vs. LAWS: 70.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LAWS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 36.13 Max: 419.56
Current: 70.58
3.3
419.56
P/B 2.33
LAWS's P/B is ranked lower than
76% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. LAWS: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LAWS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.63 Max: 3.91
Current: 2.33
0.6
3.91
P/S 0.55
LAWS's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. LAWS: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LAWS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.55
0.19
0.92
PFCF 23.23
LAWS's PFCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.09 vs. LAWS: 23.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LAWS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.42  Med: 31.03 Max: 729.83
Current: 23.23
4.42
729.83
POCF 16.42
LAWS's POCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. LAWS: 16.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LAWS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.78  Med: 19.99 Max: 271.05
Current: 16.42
3.78
271.05
EV-to-EBIT 106.31
LAWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
97% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.78 vs. LAWS: 106.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LAWS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -174.5  Med: 8.7 Max: 1686.5
Current: 106.31
-174.5
1686.5
EV-to-EBITDA 14.69
LAWS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
60% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.95 vs. LAWS: 14.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LAWS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5926.2  Med: 9.8 Max: 126.9
Current: 14.69
-5926.2
126.9
Current Ratio 2.64
LAWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. LAWS: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LAWS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.8 Max: 5.02
Current: 2.64
1.4
5.02
Quick Ratio 1.35
LAWS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. LAWS: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAWS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.61 Max: 3.18
Current: 1.35
0.63
3.18
Days Inventory 146.89
LAWS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
81% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 71.00 vs. LAWS: 146.89 )
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: 146.89
135.53
203.89
Days Sales Outstanding 41.00
LAWS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 54.61 vs. LAWS: 41.00 )
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: 41
35.56
52.54
Days Payable 37.41
LAWS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
56% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 41.52 vs. LAWS: 37.41 )
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: 37.41
24.72
67.86

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Dividend Growth (3y) -100.00
LAWS's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
84% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. LAWS: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
LAWS' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: 3.2 Max: 10.1
Current: -100
-100
10.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.54
LAWS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
91% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. LAWS: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LAWS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) 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
56% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 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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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.80
LAWS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. LAWS: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LAWS' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.83  Med: 4.6 Max: 22.08
Current: 7.8
2.83
22.08
Price/Tangible Book 2.44
LAWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
72% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. LAWS: 2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LAWS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.95 Max: 3.76
Current: 2.44
0.86
3.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.06
LAWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LAWS: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LAWS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.35 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.06
0.42
2.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.90
LAWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. LAWS: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAWS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 7.8 Max: 17.4
Current: 0.9
0.1
17.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.74
LAWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. LAWS: 6.74 )
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: 4.5 Max: 16
Current: 6.74
-10.7
16

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $274.3
EPS (TTM) $ -0.03
Beta1.53
Short Percentage of Float3.55%
52-Week Range $15.23 - 29.64
Shares Outstanding (Mil)8.80

Analyst Estimate


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Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 274 281
EPS ($) 0.07 0.29
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.07 0.29
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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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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