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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 4.81
MEI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 2639 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. MEI: 4.81 )
MEI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.4   Max: No Debt
Current: 4.81

Equity to Asset 0.71
MEI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 2611 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. MEI: 0.71 )
MEI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.71

0.62
0.85
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 7.76
M-Score: -2.20
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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Operating margin (%) 11.58
MEI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. MEI: 11.58 )
MEI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -25.97   Max: 15.3
Current: 11.58

-25.97
15.3
Net-margin (%) 12.77
MEI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. MEI: 12.77 )
MEI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -26.23   Max: 12.44
Current: 12.77

-26.23
12.44
ROE (%) 29.07
MEI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2604 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. MEI: 29.07 )
MEI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -37.21   Max: 28.21
Current: 29.07

-37.21
28.21
ROA (%) 19.98
MEI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. MEI: 19.98 )
MEI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -29.01   Max: 19.02
Current: 19.98

-29.01
19.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.63
MEI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.61 vs. MEI: 42.63 )
MEI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -71.73   Max: 83.8
Current: 42.63

-71.73
83.8
Revenue Growth (%) 21.30
MEI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. MEI: 21.30 )
MEI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.4   Max: 21.3
Current: 21.3

-8.4
21.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 32.90
MEI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MEI: 32.90 )
MEI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -35   Max: 49.7
Current: 32.9

-35
49.7
EPS Growth (%) 71.20
MEI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MEI: 71.20 )
MEI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -49   Max: 86.2
Current: 71.2

-49
86.2
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

MEI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

James Barrow 774,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,462,878 sh (-1.14%)
NWQ Managers 497,997 sh (-3.37%)
Mario Gabelli 78,000 sh (-18.07%)
Jim Simons 325,500 sh (-23.08%)
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Q2 2014

MEI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 11,049 sh (New)
Jim Simons 454,880 sh (+39.75%)
James Barrow 774,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,391,951 sh (-4.85%)
NWQ Managers 305,152 sh (-38.72%)
Mario Gabelli 21,500 sh (-72.44%)
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Q3 2014

MEI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 17,191 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 149,242 sh (+1250.73%)
Jim Simons 479,680 sh (+5.45%)
James Barrow 774,500 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,231,851 sh (-11.5%)
NWQ Managers 205,642 sh (-32.61%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MEI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 1250.73%0.05%$31.3 - $41.13 $ 33.94-4%149242
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Reduce -32.61%0.04%$31.3 - $41.13 $ 33.94-4%205642
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Sold Out $31.3 - $41.13 $ 33.94-4%0
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Reduce -38.72%0.05%$27.21 - $37.68 $ 33.9411%305152
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Reduce -72.44%0.01%$27.21 - $37.68 $ 33.9411%21500
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$27.21 - $37.68 $ 33.9411%11049
Ken Heebner 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.09%$23.8 - $37.27 $ 33.9418%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Reduce -57.12%0.02%$23.8 - $37.27 $ 33.9418%95200
Ken Heebner 2013-09-30 New Buy0.09%$17.06 - $27.94 $ 33.9461%125000
NWQ Managers 2013-09-30 Reduce -32.77%0.04%$17.06 - $27.94 $ 33.9461%527563
NWQ Managers 2013-06-30 Reduce -41.9%0.06%$12.59 - $17.01 $ 33.94133%784758
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$12.59 - $17.01 $ 33.94133%0
John Burbank 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$9.62 - $13.62 $ 33.94190%12000
NWQ Managers 2012-12-31 Add 23.34%0.02%$8.77 - $10.12 $ 33.94262%1453461
NWQ Managers 2012-09-30 Add 31.13%0.02%$8.47 - $10.49 $ 33.94269%1178418
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.0044%$8.47 - $10.49 $ 33.94269%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy$7.05 - $9.47 $ 33.94324%15186
NWQ Managers 2012-03-31 New Buy0.05%$8.47 - $10.69 $ 33.94279%841445
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0265%$7.18 - $11.21 $ 33.94263%0
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Top Ranked Articles about Methode Electronics Inc

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 11.90
MEI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 32.50 vs. MEI: 11.90 )
MEI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.68   Max: 39.73
Current: 11.9

7.68
39.73
P/B 3.00
MEI's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. MEI: 3.00 )
MEI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 4.01
Current: 3

0.32
4.01
P/S 1.50
MEI's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. MEI: 1.50 )
MEI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.5

0.21
2.14
PFCF 16.00
MEI's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 103.56 vs. MEI: 16.00 )
MEI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 247.2
Current: 16

2.38
247.2
EV-to-EBIT 11.61
MEI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.83 vs. MEI: 11.61 )
MEI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 51.5
Current: 11.61

-12.6
51.5
PEG 0.47
MEI's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MEI: 0.47 )
MEI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 24.57
Current: 0.47

0.49
24.57
Shiller P/E 82.40
MEI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MEI: 82.40 )
MEI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.84   Max: 1137
Current: 82.4

4.84
1137
Current Ratio 3.18
MEI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. MEI: 3.18 )
MEI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 6.26
Current: 3.18

2.62
6.26
Quick Ratio 2.60
MEI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MEI: 2.60 )
MEI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 4.94
Current: 2.6

1.73
4.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.00
MEI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 1730 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. MEI: 1.00 )
MEI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 8.7
Current: 1

0.78
8.7
Dividend Payout 0.12
MEI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
93% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 7.21 vs. MEI: 0.12 )
MEI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 7
Current: 0.12

0.07
7
Dividend growth (3y) 2.30
MEI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MEI: 2.30 )
MEI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.7
Current: 2.3

0
35.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.07
MEI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1784 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. MEI: 1.07 )
MEI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 9.33
Current: 1.07

0.84
9.33
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
MEI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. MEI: -0.30 )
MEI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.7   Max: -1.4
Current: -0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.20
MEI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MEI: 9.20 )
MEI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 17.72
Current: 9.2

1.59
17.72
Price/Tangible Book 3.30
MEI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MEI: 3.30 )
MEI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 4.07
Current: 3.3

0.73
4.07
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.20
MEI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MEI: 2.20 )
MEI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 3.13
Current: 2.2

0.29
3.13
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
MEI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. MEI: 1.60 )
MEI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.6

0.36
1.89
Price/Graham Number 1.30
MEI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. MEI: 1.30 )
MEI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.19
Current: 1.3

0.42
3.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.30
MEI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2613 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. MEI: 8.30 )
MEI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 21.2
Current: 8.3

1.9
21.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.55
MEI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1179 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. MEI: 0.55 )
MEI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.6   Max: 41.5
Current: 0.55

-8.6
41.5

Analyst Estimate

Apr15 Apr16
Revenue(Mil) 884 924
EPS($) 2.26 2.41
EPS without NRI($) 2.26 2.41

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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