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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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Cash to Debt 0.06
MEA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 2059 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. MEA: 0.06 )
MEA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.47
MEA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 2047 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. MEA: 0.47 )
MEA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.47

0.33
0.72
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.48
M-Score: -3.03
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 (%) 1.01
MEA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 2063 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.65 vs. MEA: 1.01 )
MEA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.42   Max: 10.39
Current: 1.01

-7.42
10.39
Net-margin (%) -2.34
MEA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 2063 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. MEA: -2.34 )
MEA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.57   Max: 14.31
Current: -2.34

-6.57
14.31
ROE (%) -9.55
MEA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 2049 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 7.63 vs. MEA: -9.55 )
MEA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -36.85   Max: 66.28
Current: -9.55

-36.85
66.28
ROA (%) -4.63
MEA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. MEA: -4.63 )
MEA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.32   Max: 16.21
Current: -4.63

-14.32
16.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.86
MEA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 2076 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 12.81 vs. MEA: 2.86 )
MEA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -34.83   Max: 47.96
Current: 2.86

-34.83
47.96
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.50
MEA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1790 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. MEA: -2.50 )
MEA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.4   Max: 56.9
Current: -2.5

-25.4
56.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

MEA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 251,200 sh (+68.03%)
Chuck Royce 60,000 sh (-20%)
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Q2 2014

MEA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons 223,600 sh (-10.99%)
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Q3 2014

MEA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 241,500 sh (+8.01%)
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Q4 2014

MEA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Howard Marks 5,534,605 sh (New)
Jim Simons 386,000 sh (+59.83%)
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 47.62
MEA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 44.44 vs. MEA: 47.62 )
N/A
P/B 0.20
MEA's P/B is ranked higher than
100% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. MEA: 0.20 )
MEA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 6.06
Current: 0.2

0.1
6.06
P/S 0.10
MEA's P/S is ranked higher than
99% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. MEA: 0.10 )
MEA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.25
Current: 0.1

0.02
1.25
PFCF 5.20
MEA's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 43.94 vs. MEA: 5.20 )
MEA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 634
Current: 5.2

0.82
634
POCF 2.10
MEA's POCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 16.62 vs. MEA: 2.10 )
MEA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 52
Current: 2.1

0.73
52
EV-to-EBIT 26.37
MEA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 17.52 vs. MEA: 26.37 )
MEA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -31   Max: 30
Current: 26.37

-31
30
Current Ratio 4.63
MEA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. MEA: 4.63 )
MEA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 4.99
Current: 4.63

0.99
4.99
Quick Ratio 3.16
MEA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. MEA: 3.16 )
MEA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 3.16
Current: 3.16

0.55
3.16
Days Inventory 42.52
MEA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
91% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 104.12 vs. MEA: 42.52 )
MEA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 19.63   Max: 64.26
Current: 42.52

19.63
64.26
Days Sales Outstanding 36.41
MEA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 96.32 vs. MEA: 36.41 )
MEA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 9.15   Max: 60.91
Current: 36.41

9.15
60.91

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.30
MEA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
99% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. MEA: 0.30 )
MEA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 34.71
Current: 0.3

0.58
34.71
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.20
MEA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
100% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.52 vs. MEA: 0.20 )
MEA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.32
Current: 0.2

0.26
2.32
Price/Median PS Value 0.10
MEA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. MEA: 0.10 )
MEA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.72
Current: 0.1

0.17
2.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.00
MEA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 2068 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. MEA: 4.00 )
MEA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 24.1
Current: 4

3.3
24.1

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Metal Fabrication
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Traded in other countries:MT5.Germany,
Metalico Inc was originally organized as a Delaware corporation in 1997. The Company along with its subsidiaries operates in two distinct business segments: (a) scrap metal recycling and (b) lead metal product fabricating. The Companys operating facilities include thirty-one scrap metal recycling facilities, including a combined aluminum de-oxidizing plant and four lead product manufacturing and fabricating plants. In the Scrap Metal Recycling segment, its operations mainly involves the collection and processing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It collects industrial and obsolete scrap metal, process it into reusable forms and supply the recycled metals to its consumers that include electric arc furnace mills, integrated steel mills, foundries, secondary smelters, aluminum recyclers and metal brokers. The Company acquires unprocessed scrap metals mainly in its local and regional markets and sells to consumers nationally and in Canada as well as to exporters and international brokers. Some of the metal commodities it recycles include steel, copper, aluminum, stainless steel, molybdenum, tantalum, platinum, lead and many others. In Lead Fabricating segment, through four physical operations located in three states, the Company consumes approximately 40 to 45 million pounds of lead metal per year that are utilized in more than one hundred different base products. Its products are sold nationally into diverse industries such as roofing, plumbing, radiation shielding for pharmaceutical and power generation, electronic solders, ammunition, automotive, Department of Defense contractors, and others. The Company sells its lead fabrications nationally. Products are sold to distributors, wholesalers, the plumbing and building trades, equipment manufacturers and other consumers. Its lead fabrication facilities compete against two fabricators of similar, but limited products based in the Southwest who distribute nationally and several smaller regional producers of similar products. To a lesser extent, it also competes against products imported from South America, Canada, Europe and Asia. The Company is subject to comprehensive and frequently changing Federal, state and local laws and regulations.
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Metalico Inc (MEA) CEO & President, 10% Owner Carlos E Aguero sells 100,000 Shares Mar 08 2011 
Metalico Inc (MEA) CEO & President, 10% Owner Carlos E Aguero sells 100,000 Shares Feb 08 2011 
Metalico Inc (MEA) CEO & President, 10% Owner Carlos E Aguero sells 100,000 Shares Dec 07 2010 
Metalico Inc (MEA) CEO & President, 10% Owner Carlos E Aguero sells 23,333 Shares Nov 05 2010 
Metalico Inc (MEA) SVP & CFO Eric W Finlayson sells 10,000 Shares Nov 04 2010 
Metalico Inc (MEA) SVP & CFO Eric W Finlayson sells 20,000 Shares Mar 24 2010 

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