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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 1.42
LFUS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 1902 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. LFUS: 1.42 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 4.88
Current: 1.42

0.02
4.88
Equity to Asset 0.67
LFUS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
77% of the 1914 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. LFUS: 0.67 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.67

0.48
0.76
Interest Coverage 44.53
LFUS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.60 vs. LFUS: 44.53 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 74.86
Current: 44.53

2.47
74.86
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.99
M-Score: -2.48
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

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Operating margin (%) 17.14
LFUS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.93 vs. LFUS: 17.14 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 17.69
Current: 17.14

1.6
17.69
Net-margin (%) 11.72
LFUS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. LFUS: 11.72 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 13.09
Current: 11.72

1.5
13.09
ROE (%) 12.93
LFUS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1896 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. LFUS: 12.93 )
LFUS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.29   Max: 22.37
Current: 12.93

2.29
22.37
ROA (%) 8.67
LFUS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. LFUS: 8.67 )
LFUS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 13.59
Current: 8.67

1.49
13.59
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.47
LFUS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1908 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. LFUS: 40.47 )
LFUS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.35   Max: 44.67
Current: 40.47

3.35
44.67
Revenue Growth (%) 7.10
LFUS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. LFUS: 7.10 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.1   Max: 19
Current: 7.1

-6.1
19
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.10
LFUS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. LFUS: 4.10 )
LFUS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.2   Max: 46.8
Current: 4.1

-20.2
46.8
EPS Growth (%) 3.60
LFUS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. LFUS: 3.60 )
LFUS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.5   Max: 119.4
Current: 3.6

-39.5
119.4
» LFUS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

LFUS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Ken Fisher 54,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 50,192 sh (New)
John Rogers 1,053,475 sh (+5.52%)
Columbia Wanger 420,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 123,020 sh (-0.81%)
James Barrow 833,970 sh (-1.63%)
Steven Cohen 3,985 sh (-5.79%)
Chuck Royce 2,463,832 sh (-21.3%)
Joel Greenblatt 16,743 sh (-24.02%)
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Q2 2013

LFUS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Robert Olstein 10,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 43,018 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 148,592 sh (+196.05%)
Steven Cohen 6,577 sh (+65.04%)
Ken Fisher 55,425 sh (+1.51%)
Mario Gabelli 123,020 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 420,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Rogers 1,043,290 sh (-0.97%)
James Barrow 817,760 sh (-1.94%)
Chuck Royce 2,115,860 sh (-14.12%)
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Q3 2013

LFUS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Keeley 2,700 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 86,818 sh (+101.82%)
Jim Simons 207,092 sh (+39.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,500 sh (+38.89%)
Ken Fisher 58,925 sh (+6.31%)
Columbia Wanger 420,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 122,020 sh (-0.81%)
James Barrow 810,944 sh (-0.83%)
John Rogers 1,028,835 sh (-1.39%)
Robert Olstein 9,000 sh (-10%)
Chuck Royce 1,615,592 sh (-23.64%)
Steven Cohen 4,490 sh (-31.73%)
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Q4 2013

LFUS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

RS Investment Management 425,596 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 445,000 sh (+5.95%)
Ken Fisher 60,245 sh (+2.24%)
Robert Olstein 9,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2,700 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
James Barrow 798,544 sh (-1.53%)
Mario Gabelli 120,020 sh (-1.64%)
John Rogers 1,001,874 sh (-2.62%)
Chuck Royce 1,471,372 sh (-8.93%)
Jim Simons 139,292 sh (-32.74%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LFUS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy$73.77 - $83.4 $ 98.7324%2700
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$63.14 - $75.46 $ 98.7340%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -24.02%0.02%$61.46 - $68.85 $ 98.7350%16743
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -22.65%0.02%$51.93 - $61.23 $ 98.7376%22037
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.51%$50.5 - $58.69 $ 98.7381%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -25.84%0.06%$55.29 - $63.8 $ 98.7367%32545
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 22.51%0.04%$43.81 - $62 $ 98.7397%43885
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 38.83%0.05%$38.65 - $52.04 $ 98.73117%35823
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 107.01%0.09%$38.56 - $61.76 $ 98.73106%25804
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -26.27%0.08%$54.4 - $64.82 $ 98.7369%12465
James Barrow 2011-06-30 Reduce -23.62%0.03%$54.4 - $64.82 $ 98.7369%843135
John Keeley 2011-03-31 Add 389.29%0.24%$47.06 - $56.95 $ 98.7389%342500
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Add 83.08%0.13%$47.06 - $56.95 $ 98.7389%16907
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -28.06%0.02%$47.06 - $56.95 $ 98.7389%125000
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 26.30
LFUS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. LFUS: 26.30 )
LFUS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.73   Max: 88.82
Current: 26.3

9.73
88.82
P/B 3.10
LFUS's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. LFUS: 3.10 )
LFUS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 4.1
Current: 3.1

0.64
4.1
P/S 2.90
LFUS's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 1923 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. LFUS: 2.90 )
LFUS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.92
Current: 2.9

0.43
2.92
PFCF 27.10
LFUS's PFCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. LFUS: 27.10 )
LFUS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.06   Max: 155.52
Current: 27.1

9.06
155.52
EV-to-EBIT 16.90
LFUS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. LFUS: 16.90 )
LFUS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 59.8
Current: 16.9

6.8
59.8
PEG 1.00
LFUS's PEG is ranked higher than
74% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. LFUS: 1.00 )
LFUS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 11.53
Current: 1

0.45
11.53
Shiller P/E 37.20
LFUS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.75 vs. LFUS: 37.20 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.45   Max: 48.99
Current: 37.2

9.45
48.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.90
LFUS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. LFUS: 0.90 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.58
Current: 0.9

0.28
1.58
Dividend Payout 0.21
LFUS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. LFUS: 0.21 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.21

0.04
0.22
Dividend growth (3y) 77.60
LFUS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. LFUS: 77.60 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 77.6
Current: 77.6

0
77.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
LFUS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. LFUS: 0.90 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.58
Current: 0.9

0.28
1.58
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
LFUS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. LFUS: -0.50 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.3   Max: -1.3
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 19.00
LFUS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. LFUS: 19.00 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 8.58   Max: 459.29
Current: 19

8.58
459.29
Price/Tangible Book 5.50
LFUS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
72% of the 1731 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. LFUS: 5.50 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 23.98
Current: 5.5

1.77
23.98
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
LFUS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
51% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LFUS: 1.80 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.88
Current: 1.8

0.68
1.88
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
LFUS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LFUS: 1.80 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.8

0.43
1.73
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
LFUS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LFUS: 1.00 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 3.25
Current: 1

0.48
3.25
Price/Graham Number 2.50
LFUS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
63% of the 1450 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LFUS: 2.50 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 5.28
Current: 2.5

1.13
5.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
LFUS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1742 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. LFUS: 5.90 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 14.7
Current: 5.9

1.7
14.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 42.25
LFUS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. LFUS: 42.25 )
LFUS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 45
Current: 42.25

-13.3
45

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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Traded in other countries:LFS.Germany
Littelfuse Inc. was founded in 1927. The Company designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection devices for use in the automotive, electronic, and electrical markets. It operations are segmented into three: Electronics, Automotive, and Electrical. The Electronics segment provides fuses and protectors, positive temperature coefficient resettable fuses, varistors, polymer electrostatic discharge suppressors, discrete transient voltage suppression diodes, transient voltage suppression diode arrays and protection thyristors, gas discharge tubes, power switching components and fuseholders, blocks, and related accessories. This segment markets its products under the PICO II and NANO2 SMF brands to manufacturers of a range of electronic products, including mobile phones, computers, LCD TVs, telecommunications equipment, medical devices, lighting products, and white goods. The Automotive segment provides blade and high current fuses, battery cable protectors, and varistors. This segment markets its products under the ATO, MINI, MAXI, MIDI, MEGA, MasterFuse, JCASE, and CablePro brands to the automotive original equipment manufacturers and parts distributors of passenger automobiles, trucks, buses, and off-road equipment; and sells its fuses in the automotive replacement parts market. The Electrical segment offers power fuses and other circuit protection devices for industrial and commercial customers that are used in commercial and industrial buildings, and large equipment, such as HVAC systems, elevators, and machine tools. The Company also provides a line of electromechanical and electronic switch and control devices for commercial and specialty vehicles; and sensors for automobile safety systems, as well as protection relays and power distribution centers for the safe control and distribution of electricity. The Company sells its products through distributors, direct sales force, and manufacturers' representatives.

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