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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 3.16
LECO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
81% of the 2035 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. LECO: 3.16 )
LECO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 25.32
Current: 3.16

0.05
25.32
Equity to Asset 0.65
LECO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. LECO: 0.65 )
LECO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.65

0.35
0.71
Interest Coverage 142.10
LECO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 1336 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 31.40 vs. LECO: 142.10 )
LECO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.65   Max: 142.1
Current: 142.1

5.65
142.1
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 8.17
M-Score: -2.87
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.63
LECO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. LECO: 13.63 )
LECO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.39   Max: 14.27
Current: 13.63

5.39
14.27
Net-margin (%) 9.42
LECO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. LECO: 9.42 )
LECO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.81   Max: 10.3
Current: 9.42

2.81
10.3
ROE (%) 18.24
LECO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2023 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. LECO: 18.24 )
LECO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 23.47
Current: 18.24

4.7
23.47
ROA (%) 12.58
LECO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2054 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. LECO: 12.58 )
LECO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 13.85
Current: 12.58

2.84
13.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.14
LECO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2053 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. LECO: 43.14 )
LECO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11   Max: 52.2
Current: 43.14

11
52.2
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.20
LECO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1807 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. LECO: 12.20 )
LECO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.2   Max: 22.4
Current: 12.2

-17.2
22.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 25.80
LECO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1582 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. LECO: 25.80 )
LECO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.6   Max: 43.1
Current: 25.8

-19.6
43.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 32.30
LECO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1417 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. LECO: 32.30 )
LECO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.6   Max: 75.1
Current: 32.3

-34.6
75.1
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

LECO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 5,529 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 239,688 sh (+80.17%)
Ken Fisher 1,104,447 sh (+0.28%)
Mario Gabelli 115,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 119,869 sh (-4.42%)
Chuck Royce 3,891,986 sh (-24.74%)
Jim Simons 132,238 sh (-36.22%)
Steven Cohen 41,069 sh (-79.25%)
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Q1 2014

LECO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 418,035 sh (+74.41%)
Jim Simons 182,088 sh (+37.7%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 114,000 sh (-0.87%)
Ken Fisher 1,084,487 sh (-1.81%)
Pioneer Investments 116,661 sh (-2.68%)
Chuck Royce 3,652,253 sh (-6.16%)
Steven Cohen 3,680 sh (-91.04%)
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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 (+831.1%)
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%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LECO

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -54.17%0.2%$65.95 - $73.22 $ 70.291%195352
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 74.41%0.19%$66.92 - $75.46 $ 70.29-2%418035
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 80.17%0.18%$65.82 - $72.3 $ 70.290%239688
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.31%$38.46 - $44.62 $ 70.2968%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 169.57%0.25%$38.46 - $44.62 $ 70.2968%154894
Ken Fisher 2012-09-30 Reduce -21.08%0.05%$38.46 - $44.62 $ 70.2968%1344659
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 682.18%0.17%$41.61 - $50.24 $ 70.2952%57459
Meridian Funds 2012-06-30 Reduce -30.23%0.13%$41.61 - $50.24 $ 70.2952%215600
Meridian Funds 2012-03-31 Reduce -24.13%0.13%$39.78 - $47.49 $ 70.2968%309000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 22.05%0.01%$39.78 - $47.49 $ 70.2968%7346
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.03%$27.3 - $39.55 $ 70.2995%6019
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$27.99 - $38.44 $ 70.29112%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0028%$27.99 - $38.44 $ 70.29112%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.40
LECO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. LECO: 21.40 )
LECO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.25   Max: 51.96
Current: 21.4

6.25
51.96
P/B 4.00
LECO's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. LECO: 4.00 )
LECO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 4.24
Current: 4

1.21
4.24
P/S 2.00
LECO's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LECO: 2.00 )
LECO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.21
Current: 2

0.52
2.21
PFCF 19.50
LECO's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 43.12 vs. LECO: 19.50 )
LECO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.24   Max: 123.1
Current: 19.5

6.24
123.1
EV-to-EBIT 13.76
LECO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 17.14 vs. LECO: 13.76 )
LECO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4   Max: 23.2
Current: 13.76

4
23.2
PEG 0.63
LECO's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LECO: 0.63 )
LECO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 15.82
Current: 0.63

0.22
15.82
Shiller P/E 29.90
LECO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 69.38 vs. LECO: 29.90 )
LECO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.08   Max: 31.76
Current: 29.9

8.08
31.76
Current Ratio 2.12
LECO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 2044 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. LECO: 2.12 )
LECO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 3.44
Current: 2.12

1.68
3.44
Quick Ratio 1.53
LECO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 2044 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. LECO: 1.53 )
LECO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.58
Current: 1.53

0.88
2.58

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.30
LECO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 1551 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. LECO: 1.30 )
LECO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 3.81
Current: 1.3

1.11
3.81
Dividend Payout 0.28
LECO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. LECO: 0.28 )
LECO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.33
Current: 0.28

0.07
1.33
Dividend growth (3y) 13.00
LECO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. LECO: 13.00 )
LECO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.6
Current: 13

0
45.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.20
LECO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. LECO: 2.20 )
LECO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 6.45
Current: 2.2

1.88
6.45
Share Buyback Rate 0.90
LECO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. LECO: 0.90 )
LECO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.7   Max: -31.1
Current: 0.9

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.02
LECO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. LECO: 4.02 )
LECO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 4.8
Current: 4.02

1.38
4.8
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.39
LECO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. LECO: 1.39 )
LECO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.39

0.6
1.93
Price/Median PS Value 1.57
LECO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. LECO: 1.57 )
LECO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.63
Current: 1.57

0.31
1.63
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.86
LECO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LECO: 0.86 )
LECO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 7.49
Current: 0.86

0.37
7.49
Price/Graham Number 1.93
LECO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. LECO: 1.93 )
LECO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.23
Current: 1.93

0.61
2.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.30
LECO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. LECO: 7.30 )
LECO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 24.9
Current: 7.3

4.3
24.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 28.92
LECO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. LECO: 28.92 )
LECO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.9   Max: 35.9
Current: 28.92

-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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