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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 0.59
LECO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1787 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LECO: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LECO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.02 Max: 25.32
Current: 0.59
0.09
25.32
Equity to Asset 0.50
LECO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 1752 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. LECO: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LECO' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.5
0.48
0.71
Interest Coverage 6.99
LECO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 1217 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. LECO: 6.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LECO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.91  Med: 26.08 Max: 142.1
Current: 6.99
10.91
142.1
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.42
M-Score: -3.13
WACC vs ROIC
9.76%
11.96%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.86
LECO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1772 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. LECO: 6.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LECO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.38  Med: 11.87 Max: 14.27
Current: 6.86
5.38
14.27
Net-margin (%) 4.64
LECO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1770 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. LECO: 4.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LECO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.81  Med: 8.72 Max: 10.3
Current: 4.64
2.81
10.3
ROE (%) 10.82
LECO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1727 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.51 vs. LECO: 10.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LECO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 20.14 Max: 23.25
Current: 10.82
4.7
23.25
ROA (%) 6.02
LECO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1787 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. LECO: 6.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LECO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.84  Med: 12.54 Max: 13.85
Current: 6.02
2.84
13.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.69
LECO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1781 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 11.22 vs. LECO: 23.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LECO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.2  Med: 35.02 Max: 47
Current: 23.69
11.2
47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.40
LECO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1578 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LECO: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LECO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4  Med: 3.40 Max: 22.4
Current: 3.4
-4
22.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.20
LECO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. LECO: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LECO' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.6  Med: 3.20 Max: 43.2
Current: 7.2
-19.6
43.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.40
LECO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. LECO: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LECO' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.6  Med: 2.35 Max: 75.1
Current: 7.4
-34.6
75.1
» LECO's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-27)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

LECO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 10,913 sh (+61.10%)
Joel Greenblatt 846,995 sh (+19.03%)
Ken Fisher 1,096,390 sh (+0.97%)
Mario Gabelli 113,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 2,341,139 sh (-18.73%)
Jim Simons 115,138 sh (-26.54%)
Jeremy Grantham 15,100 sh (-46.64%)
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Q3 2015

LECO Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 4,195 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 15,100 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 113,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,087,835 sh (-0.78%)
Chuck Royce 2,174,248 sh (-7.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 713,752 sh (-15.73%)
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Q4 2015

LECO Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Joel Greenblatt 855,952 sh (+19.92%)
Mario Gabelli 113,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,086,132 sh (-0.16%)
Jeremy Grantham 13,900 sh (-7.95%)
Chuck Royce 1,916,748 sh (-11.84%)
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Q1 2016

LECO Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Ken Fisher 1,091,394 sh (+0.48%)
Mario Gabelli 113,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 11,700 sh (-15.83%)
Chuck Royce 1,593,349 sh (-16.87%)
Joel Greenblatt 340,326 sh (-60.24%)
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Tools & Accessories
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Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., manufactures welding, cutting and brazing products. Its welding product includes arc welding power sources, wire feeding systems, robotic welding packages, fume extraction equipment, consumable electrodes and fluxes.

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 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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 37.27
LECO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 17.69 vs. LECO: 37.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LECO' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.25  Med: 17.38 Max: 51.97
Current: 37.27
6.25
51.97
Forward P/E 17.70
LECO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. LECO: 17.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 37.27
LECO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 17.68 vs. LECO: 37.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LECO' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.25  Med: 17.39 Max: 51.27
Current: 37.27
6.25
51.27
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 41.25
LECO's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
79% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. LECO: 41.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LECO' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.41  Med: 18.73 Max: 62.67
Current: 41.25
6.41
62.67
P/B 4.51
LECO's P/B is ranked lower than
84% of the 1705 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. LECO: 4.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LECO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 2.98 Max: 4.85
Current: 4.51
1.21
4.85
P/S 1.71
LECO's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 1747 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. LECO: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LECO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.38 Max: 2.21
Current: 1.71
0.52
2.21
PFCF 18.38
LECO's PFCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. LECO: 18.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LECO' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.22  Med: 19.61 Max: 65.88
Current: 18.38
6.22
65.88
POCF 15.29
LECO's POCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9.76 vs. LECO: 15.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LECO' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.48  Med: 14.98 Max: 23.74
Current: 15.29
4.48
23.74
EV-to-EBIT 23.88
LECO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 13.88 vs. LECO: 23.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LECO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 11.90 Max: 26.3
Current: 23.88
3.8
26.3
EV-to-EBITDA 17.50
LECO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
70% of the 1470 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. LECO: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LECO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.2  Med: 9.70 Max: 19.2
Current: 17.5
3.2
19.2
PEG 1.44
LECO's PEG is ranked higher than
56% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. LECO: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LECO' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.12 Max: 66.11
Current: 1.44
0.22
66.11
Shiller P/E 23.36
LECO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 23.60 vs. LECO: 23.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LECO' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.76  Med: 25.37 Max: 34.07
Current: 23.36
9.76
34.07
Current Ratio 2.25
LECO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1629 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. LECO: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LECO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 2.40 Max: 3.44
Current: 2.25
1.68
3.44
Quick Ratio 1.52
LECO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1628 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LECO: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LECO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.59 Max: 2.58
Current: 1.52
0.93
2.58
Days Inventory 69.08
LECO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 1716 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 98.29 vs. LECO: 69.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LECO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 61.98  Med: 69.99 Max: 86.4
Current: 69.08
61.98
86.4
Days Sales Outstanding 43.00
LECO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 1381 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 76.88 vs. LECO: 43.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LECO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.76  Med: 53.69 Max: 57.77
Current: 43
41.76
57.77
Days Payable 35.98
LECO's Days Payable is ranked lower than
75% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 61.73 vs. LECO: 35.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LECO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.81  Med: 36.12 Max: 40.67
Current: 35.98
25.81
40.67

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.15
LECO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 1663 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. LECO: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LECO' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.53 Max: 3.81
Current: 2.15
1.11
3.81
Dividend Payout 0.79
LECO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
74% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. LECO: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LECO' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.27 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.79
0.14
1.2
Dividend Growth (3y) 15.60
LECO's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. LECO: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
LECO' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 9.45 Max: 27.7
Current: 15.6
3.9
27.7
Forward Dividend Yield 2.21
LECO's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
52% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. LECO: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.89
LECO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1983 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. LECO: 3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LECO' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 2.77 Max: 6.9
Current: 3.89
2.01
6.9
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.80
LECO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. LECO: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LECO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.8  Med: 0.80 Max: 4.9
Current: 2.8
-1.8
4.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 231.84
LECO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
99% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. LECO: 231.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LECO' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 9.06 Max: 234.28
Current: 231.84
4.7
234.28
Price/Tangible Book 5.69
LECO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
81% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. LECO: 5.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LECO' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 2.54 Max: 5.88
Current: 5.69
1.38
5.88
Price/Projected FCF 1.42
LECO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. LECO: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LECO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.32 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.42
0.6
1.93
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.52
LECO's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
88% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LECO: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.27
LECO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 1678 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. LECO: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LECO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.54
Current: 1.27
0.39
1.54
Price/Graham Number 3.07
LECO's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
77% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. LECO: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LECO' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.35 Max: 3.1
Current: 3.07
0.62
3.1
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.15
LECO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1766 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LECO: 4.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LECO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 8.40 Max: 26.1
Current: 4.15
3.8
26.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 5.80
LECO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.38 vs. LECO: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LECO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.4  Med: 16.05 Max: 35.5
Current: 5.8
-2.4
35.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,429
EPS (TTM) $ 1.56
Beta1.06
Short Percentage of Float5.54%
52-Week Range $45.54 - 64.79
Shares Outstanding (Mil)68.81

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 2,317 2,416 2,477
EPS ($) 3.27 3.67 3.80
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.27 3.67 3.80
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
9.23%

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