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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.68
LECO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. LECO: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LECO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 25.32
Current: 1.68

0.06
25.32
Equity to Asset 0.61
LECO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. LECO: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LECO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.61

0.36
0.71
Interest Coverage 35.82
LECO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LECO: 35.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LECO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 8.4   Max: 142.1
Current: 35.82

8.4
142.1
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 8.19
M-Score: -3.36
WACC vs ROIC
6.55%
22.22%
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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.78
LECO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. LECO: 13.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LECO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.39   Max: 14.27
Current: 13.78

5.39
14.27
Net-margin (%) 9.57
LECO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. LECO: 9.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LECO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.81   Max: 10.3
Current: 9.57

2.81
10.3
ROE (%) 19.43
LECO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. LECO: 19.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LECO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 23.25
Current: 19.43

4.7
23.25
ROA (%) 13.03
LECO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. LECO: 13.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LECO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 13.85
Current: 13.03

2.84
13.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.83
LECO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. LECO: 43.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LECO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11   Max: 64.81
Current: 43.83

11
64.81
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.40
LECO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -4.00 vs. LECO: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LECO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4   Max: 22.4
Current: 3.4

-4
22.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
LECO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -24.50 vs. LECO: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LECO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.6   Max: 43.1
Current: 9.2

-19.6
43.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.50
LECO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -66.10 vs. LECO: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LECO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.6   Max: 75.1
Current: 7.5

-34.6
75.1
» LECO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

LECO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 4,296 sh (New)
Jim Simons 206,238 sh (+13.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 426,293 sh (+1.98%)
Mario Gabelli 114,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,066,315 sh (-1.68%)
Chuck Royce 3,442,439 sh (-5.74%)
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Q3 2014

LECO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jeremy Grantham 10,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 76,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 40,000 sh (+831.10%)
Chuck Royce 3,454,239 sh (+0.34%)
Ken Fisher 1,069,460 sh (+0.29%)
Mario Gabelli 113,000 sh (-0.88%)
Joel Greenblatt 195,352 sh (-54.17%)
Jim Simons 48,138 sh (-76.66%)
» More
Q4 2014

LECO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 752,265 sh (+285.08%)
Jeremy Grantham 30,200 sh (+179.63%)
Paul Tudor Jones 110,724 sh (+176.81%)
Jim Simons 108,638 sh (+125.68%)
Steven Cohen 115,000 sh (+50.33%)
Ken Fisher 1,078,693 sh (+0.86%)
Mario Gabelli 113,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 3,065,439 sh (-11.26%)
» More
Q1 2015

LECO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 156,738 sh (+44.28%)
Ken Fisher 1,085,813 sh (+0.66%)
Mario Gabelli 113,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 711,572 sh (-5.41%)
Chuck Royce 2,880,539 sh (-6.03%)
Jeremy Grantham 28,300 sh (-6.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,774 sh (-93.88%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.50
LECO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 33.40 vs. LECO: 20.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LECO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.25   Max: 51.96
Current: 20.5

6.25
51.96
Forward P/E 16.39
LECO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LECO: 16.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.40
LECO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 53.30 vs. LECO: 20.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LECO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.25   Max: 51.26
Current: 20.4

6.25
51.26
P/B 4.40
LECO's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 1851 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. LECO: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LECO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 4.44
Current: 4.4

1.21
4.44
P/S 1.98
LECO's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LECO: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LECO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.98

0.52
2.21
PFCF 14.90
LECO's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 88.73 vs. LECO: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LECO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.24   Max: 123.1
Current: 14.9

6.24
123.1
POCF 12.37
LECO's POCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 37.44 vs. LECO: 12.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LECO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.46   Max: 28.67
Current: 12.37

4.46
28.67
EV-to-EBIT 13.25
LECO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 33.54 vs. LECO: 13.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LECO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4   Max: 23.2
Current: 13.25

4
23.2
PEG 0.79
LECO's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LECO: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LECO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 15.82
Current: 0.79

0.22
15.82
Shiller P/E 26.40
LECO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 170.08 vs. LECO: 26.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LECO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.08   Max: 31.77
Current: 26.4

8.08
31.77
Current Ratio 1.80
LECO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LECO: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LECO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 3.44
Current: 1.8

1.68
3.44
Quick Ratio 1.25
LECO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. LECO: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LECO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.58
Current: 1.25

0.88
2.58
Days Inventory 68.63
LECO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 114.72 vs. LECO: 68.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LECO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 61.98   Max: 102.54
Current: 68.63

61.98
102.54
Days Sales Outstanding 43.88
LECO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 115.16 vs. LECO: 43.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LECO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 41.76   Max: 60.07
Current: 43.88

41.76
60.07

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.49
LECO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LECO: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LECO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 3.81
Current: 1.49

1.11
3.81
Dividend Payout 0.31
LECO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. LECO: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LECO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.33
Current: 0.31

0.07
1.33
Dividend growth (3y) 15.60
LECO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LECO: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
LECO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 27.7
Current: 15.6

3.9
27.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.72
LECO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LECO: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LECO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 6.9
Current: 2.72

2.01
6.9
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
LECO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LECO: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
LECO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.7   Max: -1.4
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.50
LECO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 1851 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LECO: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LECO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 5.53
Current: 4.5

2.01
5.53
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
LECO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. LECO: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
LECO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.3

0.6
1.93
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
LECO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LECO: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LECO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.61
Current: 1.5

0.31
1.61
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
LECO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LECO: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LECO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 7.49
Current: 1.1

0.37
7.49
Price/Graham Number 2.00
LECO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LECO: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LECO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.28
Current: 2

0.61
2.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.50
LECO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. LECO: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
LECO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 24.9
Current: 7.5

4.3
24.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.24
LECO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LECO: 22.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
LECO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.9   Max: 35.9
Current: 22.24

-3.9
35.9

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Tools & Accessories
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Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., began operations in 1895 and was incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio in 1906. It is a manufacturer and reseller of welding and cutting products. Welding products include arc welding power sources, wire feeding systems, robotic welding packages, fume extraction equipment, consumable electrodes and fluxes. The Company's product offering also includes computer numeric controlled ("CNC") plasma and oxy-fuel cutting systems and regulators and torches used in oxy-fuel welding, cutting and brazing. The Company has aligned its business units into five operating segments to enhance the utilization of the Company's worldwide resources and global end user and sourcing initiatives. The operating segments consist of North America Welding, Europe Welding, Asia Pacific Welding, South America Welding and The Harris Products Group. The North America Welding segment includes welding operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Europe Welding segment includes welding operations in Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. The other two welding segments include welding operations in Asia Pacific and South America, respectively. The fifth segment, The Harris Products Group, includes the Company's global cutting, soldering and brazing businesses as well as the retail business in the United States. The Company's facilities are subject to environmental regulations.
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