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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 44.00
LDL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. LDL: 44.00 )
LDL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 44
Current: 44

0.02
44
Equity to Asset 0.73
LDL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. LDL: 0.73 )
LDL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.73

0.48
0.73
Interest Coverage 94.45
LDL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 22.37 vs. LDL: 94.45 )
LDL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 111.33
Current: 94.45

0.27
111.33
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 6.55
M-Score: -2.59
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.21
LDL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 5.39 vs. LDL: 7.21 )
LDL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.14   Max: 15.55
Current: 7.21

-7.14
15.55
Net-margin (%) 4.81
LDL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. LDL: 4.81 )
LDL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.85   Max: 9.77
Current: 4.81

-5.85
9.77
ROE (%) 9.57
LDL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. LDL: 9.57 )
LDL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.32   Max: 22
Current: 9.57

-9.32
22
ROA (%) 6.97
LDL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LDL: 6.97 )
LDL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.5   Max: 14.17
Current: 6.97

-6.5
14.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.49
LDL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 9.65 vs. LDL: 22.49 )
LDL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -13.38   Max: 43.81
Current: 22.49

-13.38
43.81
Revenue Growth (%) 7.80
LDL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. LDL: 7.80 )
LDL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.4   Max: 14.1
Current: 7.8

-7.4
14.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 31.80
LDL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. LDL: 31.80 )
LDL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.2   Max: 65.7
Current: 31.8

-42.2
65.7
EPS Growth (%) 118.00
LDL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. LDL: 118.00 )
LDL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -40.4   Max: 118
Current: 118

-40.4
118
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

LDL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 185,593 sh (+33.03%)
Jim Simons 313,600 sh (+4.64%)
Joel Greenblatt 69,034 sh (+1.82%)
Chuck Royce 541,800 sh (-7.23%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 983,488 sh (-7.74%)
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Q3 2013

LDL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 334,900 sh (+6.79%)
Mario Gabelli 186,093 sh (+0.27%)
Joel Greenblatt 69,122 sh (+0.13%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 966,848 sh (-1.69%)
Chuck Royce 495,300 sh (-8.58%)
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Q4 2013

LDL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 352,900 sh (+5.37%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 952,648 sh (-1.47%)
Mario Gabelli 176,314 sh (-5.25%)
Chuck Royce 440,000 sh (-11.16%)
Joel Greenblatt 40,684 sh (-41.14%)
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Q1 2014

LDL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 619,075 sh (-35.02%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LDL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Reduce -35.02%0.56%$16.83 - $22.87 $ 22.8918%619075
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -41.14%0.02%$15.76 - $19.19 $ 22.8933%40684
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-06-30 Reduce -7.74%0.12%$13.45 - $15.14 $ 22.8959%983488
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 33.03%$13.45 - $15.14 $ 22.8959%185593
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.05%$14.34 - $16.07 $ 22.8948%67799
Michael Price 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$12.12 - $14.32 $ 22.8972%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 326.97%0.01%$10.19 - $13.24 $ 22.8995%131507
Michael Price 2012-03-31 Add 308.77%0.05%$8.85 - $10.39 $ 22.89150%46600
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 55.56%$8.85 - $10.39 $ 22.89150%30800
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-12-31 Add 18.7%0.16%$7.75 - $11.62 $ 22.89140%1119602
Michael Price 2011-12-31 New Buy0.02%$7.75 - $11.62 $ 22.89140%11400
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Add 71%$7.83 - $12.4 $ 22.89118%17100
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 New Buy$8.78 - $11.96 $ 22.89121%10000
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $7.38 - $9.32 $ 22.89170%0
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 20.30
LDL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 13.40 vs. LDL: 20.30 )
LDL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 289.39
Current: 20.3

5.5
289.39
P/B 1.90
LDL's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LDL: 1.90 )
LDL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.92
Current: 1.9

0.22
1.92
P/S 0.97
LDL's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LDL: 0.97 )
LDL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1
Current: 0.97

0.12
1
PFCF 23.10
LDL's PFCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. LDL: 23.10 )
LDL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 113.89
Current: 23.1

3.67
113.89
EV-to-EBIT 10.90
LDL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 15.63 vs. LDL: 10.90 )
LDL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 2106.8
Current: 10.9

2.5
2106.8
Shiller P/E 75.00
LDL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 16.07 vs. LDL: 75.00 )
LDL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.98   Max: 224.5
Current: 75

7.98
224.5

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Cash 457.80
LDL's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
92% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. LDL: 457.80 )
LDL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 352.4   Max: 352.4
Current: 457.8

Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.60
LDL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. LDL: 6.60 )
LDL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.05   Max: 98.91
Current: 6.6

5.05
98.91
Price/Tangible Book 2.20
LDL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LDL: 2.20 )
LDL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 4.57
Current: 2.2

0.69
4.57
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
LDL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
53% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. LDL: 1.50 )
LDL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 3.1
Current: 1.5

0.43
3.1
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
LDL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LDL: 1.90 )
LDL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.18
Current: 1.9

0.58
3.18
Price/Graham Number 1.40
LDL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
51% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. LDL: 1.40 )
LDL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.94
Current: 1.4

0.68
1.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.20
LDL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. LDL: 9.20 )
LDL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 40.5
Current: 9.2

0.1
40.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.40
LDL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. LDL: 1.40 )
LDL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.5   Max: 23.2
Current: 1.4

-5.5
23.2

Business Description

Industry: Conglomerates » Conglomerates
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Lydall, Inc. has been incorporated in Delaware since 1987 after originally being incorporated in Connecticut in 1969. The Company's subsidiaries designs and manufactures specialty engineered filtration media, industrial thermal insulating solutions, automotive thermal and acoustical barriers, medical filtration media and devices and biopharmaceutical processing components for thermal/acoustical, filtration/separation and bio/medical applications. Lydall serves a number of markets. The Company's products are mainly sold directly to customers through an internal sales force and external sales representatives and distributed via common carrier. The majority of products are sold to original equipment manufacturers and tier-one suppliers. The Company's reportable segments are Performance Materials and Thermal/Acoustical. The Performance Materials segment includes filtration media solutions for air, fluid power, and industrial applications ("Industrial Filtration"), air and liquid life science applications ("Life Sciences Filtration"), and industrial thermal insulation solutions for building products, appliances, and energy and industrial markets ("Industrial Thermal Insulation"). Industrial Filtration products include LydAir MG (Micro-Glass) Air Filtration Media, LydAir MB (Melt Blown) Air Filtration Media, LydAir SC (Synthetic Composite) Air Filtration Media, and Arioso Membrane Composite Media. These products constitute the critical media component of clean-air systems for applications in clean-space, commercial, industrial and residential HVAC, power generation, and industrial processes. Life Sciences Filtration products include the LyPore and ActiPure Filtration Media developed to meet the requirements of life science applications including biopharmaceutical pre-filtration and clarification, diagnostic and analytical testing, respiratory protection, life protection, medical air filtration, drinking water filtration and high purity process filtration such as that found in food and beverage and medical applications. The Thermal/Acoustical segment offers a full line of innovative engineered products to assist in noise and heat abatement within the transportation sector. Lydall products are found in the interior (dash insulators), underbody (wheel well, fuel tank, exhaust) and under hood (engine compartment) of cars, trucks, SUV's, heavy duty trucks and recreational vehicles. Lydall's patented products include ZeroClearance, AMS, Flexshield and dBCore comprised of organic and inorganic fiber composites (fiber parts) as well as metal combinations (metal parts). The Company competes through high-quality, specialty engineered innovative products and exceptional customer service. Lydall has a number of domestic and foreign competitors for its products. The Company is subject to governmental audits, proceedings and various litigation relating to matter incidental to its business, including product liability and environmental claims.

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