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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
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history
Cash to Debt 1.94
MEI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 2491 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. MEI: 1.94 )
MEI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.4   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.94

Equity to Asset 0.67
MEI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 2481 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. MEI: 0.67 )
MEI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.67

0.62
0.85
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 7.18
M-Score: -2.19
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 (%) 7.54
MEI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2448 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. MEI: 7.54 )
MEI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -25.97   Max: 15.3
Current: 7.54

-25.97
15.3
Net-margin (%) 7.84
MEI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2449 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. MEI: 7.84 )
MEI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -26.23   Max: 10.84
Current: 7.84

-26.23
10.84
ROE (%) 14.08
MEI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2412 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. MEI: 14.08 )
MEI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -48.53   Max: 19.62
Current: 14.08

-48.53
19.62
ROA (%) 9.37
MEI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2450 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. MEI: 9.37 )
MEI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.84   Max: 14.67
Current: 9.37

-36.84
14.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.52
MEI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2444 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. MEI: 19.52 )
MEI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -79.3   Max: 41.9
Current: 19.52

-79.3
41.9
Revenue Growth (%) 10.30
MEI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. MEI: 10.30 )
MEI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.4   Max: 11.2
Current: 10.3

-8.4
11.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 28.00
MEI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. MEI: 28.00 )
MEI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -35   Max: 49.7
Current: 28

-35
49.7
EPS Growth (%) 42.90
MEI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. MEI: 42.90 )
MEI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -49   Max: 86.2
Current: 42.9

-49
86.2
» MEI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

MEI Guru Trades in Q1 2013

John Burbank 12,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 227,000 sh (+0.22%)
James Barrow 774,500 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 1,350,808 sh (-7.06%)
Chuck Royce 1,166,186 sh (-24.88%)
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Q2 2013

MEI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 99,780 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,705,578 sh (+46.25%)
James Barrow 774,500 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 227,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
NWQ Managers 784,758 sh (-41.9%)
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Q3 2013

MEI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ken Heebner 125,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 314,280 sh (+214.97%)
James Barrow 774,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,687,978 sh (-1.03%)
Mario Gabelli 222,000 sh (-2.2%)
NWQ Managers 527,563 sh (-32.77%)
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Q4 2013

MEI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 24,862 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,838 sh (New)
Jim Simons 423,180 sh (+34.65%)
James Barrow 774,500 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
NWQ Managers 515,387 sh (-2.31%)
Chuck Royce 1,479,811 sh (-12.33%)
Mario Gabelli 95,200 sh (-57.12%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MEI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Reduce -57.12%0.02%$23.8 - $37.27 $ 29.572%95200
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$12.59 - $17.01 $ 29.57103%0
John Burbank 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$9.62 - $13.62 $ 29.57153%12000
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.0044%$8.47 - $10.49 $ 29.57222%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy$7.05 - $9.47 $ 29.57270%15186
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0265%$7.18 - $11.21 $ 29.57217%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -46.54%0.02%$11.41 - $13.56 $ 29.57144%212500
John Keeley 2011-03-31 Add 32.84%$11.41 - $13.56 $ 29.57144%127000
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 19.60
MEI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1774 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. MEI: 19.60 )
MEI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.68   Max: 39.73
Current: 19.6

7.68
39.73
P/B 3.30
MEI's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 2373 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. MEI: 3.30 )
MEI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 4.01
Current: 3.3

0.32
4.01
P/S 1.70
MEI's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 2545 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. MEI: 1.70 )
MEI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.7

0.21
2.14
PFCF 65.70
MEI's PFCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 1308 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. MEI: 65.70 )
MEI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 247.2
Current: 65.7

2.38
247.2
EV-to-EBIT 19.60
MEI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 1938 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. MEI: 19.60 )
MEI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 51.1
Current: 19.6

4.7
51.1
Shiller P/E 308.50
MEI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
80% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 25.90 vs. MEI: 308.50 )
MEI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.84   Max: 850.5
Current: 308.5

4.84
850.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.00
MEI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 1578 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. MEI: 1.00 )
MEI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 8.7
Current: 1

0.79
8.7
Dividend Payout 0.16
MEI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 1225 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. MEI: 0.16 )
MEI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 7
Current: 0.16

0.05
7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.08
MEI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1646 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. MEI: 1.08 )
MEI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 9.37
Current: 1.08

0.85
9.37
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
MEI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 1236 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. MEI: -0.90 )
MEI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.7   Max: -1.4
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 15.86
MEI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. MEI: 15.86 )
MEI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 17.72
Current: 15.86

1.59
17.72
Price/Tangible Book 3.64
MEI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 2244 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. MEI: 3.64 )
MEI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 4.07
Current: 3.64

0.73
4.07
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.80
MEI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
62% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MEI: 2.80 )
MEI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 3.13
Current: 2.8

0.29
3.13
Price/Median PS Value 1.69
MEI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 2322 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MEI: 1.69 )
MEI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.69

0.36
1.89
Price/Graham Number 1.78
MEI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
56% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. MEI: 1.78 )
MEI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.19
Current: 1.78

0.42
3.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
MEI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 2084 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. MEI: 5.10 )
MEI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 21.2
Current: 5.1

2
21.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.55
MEI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. MEI: 0.55 )
MEI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18.2   Max: 43.3
Current: 0.55

-18.2
43.3

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
Compare:HTHIY, MIELY, APH, TEL, GLW » details
Traded in other countries:ME5A.Germany
Methode Electronics, Inc. was incorporated in 1946 as an Illinois corporation and reincorporated in Delaware in 1966. The Company is a manufacturer of component & subsystem devices with manufacturing, design & testing facilities in China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom & United States. It designs, manufactures and markets devices employing electrical, radio remote control, electronic, wireless and sensing technologies. Its components are found in the primary end markets of the aerospace, appliance, automotive, construction, consumer and industrial equipment, communications (including information processing and storage, networking equipment, wireless and terrestrial voice/data systems), rail and other transportation industries. Its business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Interconnect, Power Products and Other. The Automotive segment supplies electronic and electro-mechanical devices and related products to automobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), either directly or through their tiered suppliers. Its products include control switches for electrical power and signals, connectors for electrical devices, integrated control components, switches and sensors that monitor the operation or status of a component or system, and packaging of electrical components. The Interconnect segment provides a variety of copper and fiber-optic interconnect and interface solutions for the aerospace, appliance, commercial, computer, construction, consumer, material handling, medical, military, mining, networking, storage, and telecommunications markets. Solutions include conductive polymers, connectors, custom cable assemblies, industrial safety radio remote controls, optical and copper transceivers, personal computer and express card packaging and terminators, solid-state field effect interface panels, and thick film inks. Services include the design and installation of fiber optic and copper infrastructure systems, and manufacturing active and passive optical components. The Power Products segment manufactures braided flexible cables, current-carrying laminated bus devices, custom power-product assemblies, high-current low voltage flexible power cabling systems and powder coated bus bars that are used in various markets and applications, including aerospace, computers, industrial and power conversion, inverters and battery systems, insulated gate bipolar transistor solutions, military, telecommunications, and transportation. The Other segment includes a designer and manufacturer of magnetic torque sensing products, and independent laboratories that provide services for qualification testing and certification, and analysis of electronic and optical components.

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