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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 : 5/10

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 : 2/10

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

MASC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 192,617 sh (+8.56%)
Mario Gabelli 27,000 sh (-3.57%)
Chuck Royce 601,727 sh (-3.99%)
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Q3 2013

MASC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 209,755 sh (+8.9%)
Chuck Royce 613,832 sh (+2.01%)
Mario Gabelli 27,000 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

MASC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 245,100 sh (+16.85%)
Chuck Royce 617,470 sh (+0.59%)
Mario Gabelli 27,000 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

MASC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Latest Guru Trades with MASC

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Sold Out $11.15 - $12.8 $ 12.741%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.0019%$8.67 - $9.1 $ 12.7443%0
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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Material Sciences Corporation designs, manufactures and markets material-based solutions for acoustical and coated applications. The Company operates three manufacturing plants in the United States and Europe: one facility in Elk Grove Village, Illinois; one facility in Walbridge, Ohio; and one facility in Eisenach, Germany. It also operates two research and development facilities: one in Canton, Michigan and one co-located with its manufacturing facility in Eisenach, Germany. The Company is a supplier of engineered material-based solutions. Its Acoustical Material-Based Solutions business develops and manufactures continuously processed materials that provide mass-efficient solutions to reduce noise and vibration. Its Coated Material-Based Solutions business conducts research and development and new product and process development activities involving the continuous, high-speed, roll-to-roll coating of metal. The markets for its material-based solutions—both acoustical and coated—are highly competitive, both domestically and internationally.

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