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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.64
MFRI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 1799 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. MFRI: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MFRI' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.04 Max: 1.07
Current: 0.64
0
1.07
Equity to Asset 0.57
MFRI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 1772 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. MFRI: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MFRI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.4 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.57
0.32
0.59
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.06
M-Score: -2.74
WACC vs ROIC
9.33%
-10.00%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -5.83
MFRI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1789 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 5.74 vs. MFRI: -5.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MFRI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.83  Med: 2.74 Max: 5.77
Current: -5.83
-5.83
5.77
Net-margin (%) -12.89
MFRI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 1790 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. MFRI: -12.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MFRI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.89  Med: 0.94 Max: 9.27
Current: -12.89
-12.89
9.27
ROE (%) -19.72
MFRI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 6.25 vs. MFRI: -19.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MFRI' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.2  Med: 2.79 Max: 32.13
Current: -19.72
-29.2
32.13
ROA (%) -10.05
MFRI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1811 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. MFRI: -10.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MFRI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.05  Med: 1.33 Max: 13.45
Current: -10.05
-12.05
13.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -10.85
MFRI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1800 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 11.11 vs. MFRI: -10.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MFRI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.85  Med: 6.51 Max: 17.25
Current: -10.85
-10.85
17.25
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -12.00
MFRI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1565 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MFRI: -12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MFRI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.1  Med: 0.1 Max: 16.9
Current: -12
-20.1
16.9
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Pollution & Treatment Controls    NAICS: 333413    SIC: 3564
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Traded in other countries:MF3.Germany,
MFRI Inc is engaged in the manufacturing and sale of products in two segments: Piping Systems and Filtration Products.

MFRI Inc was incorporated on October 12, 1993. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of products in two business segments: Piping Systems and Filtration Products. The Company engineers, designs, manufactures and sells specialty piping and leak detection and location systems. Piping Systems include industrial and secondary containment piping systems for transporting chemicals, hazardous fluids and petroleum products, insulated and jacketed district heating and cooling piping systems for efficient energy distribution to multiple locations from central energy plants, subsea oil and gas gathering flow and above ground long lines for oil and mineral transportation. The Company manufactures and sells a variety of filter elements for cartridge collectors and baghouse air filtration and particulate collection systems. The principal types of industrial air filtration and particulate collection systems in use are bag houses, cartridge collectors, electrostatic precipitators, scrubbers and mechanical collectors. The filtration products and services are used by operators of utility and industrial coal-fired boilers, incinerators and cogeneration plants and by producers of metals, cement, chemicals and other industrial products. Basic raw materials used in production are pipes and tubes made of carbon steel, alloy, copper, ductile iron, plastics and various chemicals such as polyols, isocyanate, urethane resin, polyethylene and fiberglass, mostly purchased in bulk quantities. The raw materials purchased are woven fiberglass fabric, yarns for manufacturing Seamless Tube products and other woven, felted, spun bond, laminated membranes and cellulose media. The Company markets its U.S. manufactured Filtration Products internationally using domestically based sales resources to target users in foreign countries. Its trademarks include Perma-Pipe, Chil-Gard, Double Quik, Escon-A, FluidWatch, Galva-Gard, Polytherm, Pal-AT, Stereo-Heat, LiquidWatch, PalCom, Xtru-therm, Auto-Therm, Pex-Gard, Multi-Therm, Ultra-Therm, Cryo- Gard, Seamless Tube, Leak Seeker, Prekot.

Ratios

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history
P/B 1.06
MFRI's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 1727 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. MFRI: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MFRI' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.82 Max: 3.32
Current: 1.06
0.47
3.32
P/S 0.63
MFRI's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 1752 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. MFRI: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MFRI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.63
0.1
0.82
PFCF 148.41
MFRI's PFCF is ranked lower than
96% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 16.18 vs. MFRI: 148.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MFRI' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 5.85 Max: 153.51
Current: 148.41
1.44
153.51
POCF 25.64
MFRI's POCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 780 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 10.78 vs. MFRI: 25.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MFRI' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 9.67 Max: 78.28
Current: 25.64
1.22
78.28
Current Ratio 1.90
MFRI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 1769 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. MFRI: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MFRI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 2.1 Max: 2.73
Current: 1.9
1.22
2.73
Quick Ratio 1.46
MFRI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1767 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. MFRI: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MFRI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.26 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.46
0.71
1.77
Days Inventory 79.17
MFRI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
61% of the 1730 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 98.92 vs. MFRI: 79.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MFRI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 55.75  Med: 73.11 Max: 100.39
Current: 79.17
55.75
100.39
Days Sales Outstanding 109.07
MFRI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
67% of the 1355 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 79.89 vs. MFRI: 109.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MFRI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.94  Med: 68.47 Max: 109.07
Current: 109.07
43.94
109.07
Days Payable 32.06
MFRI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
80% of the 1304 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 65.45 vs. MFRI: 32.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MFRI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.32  Med: 40.58 Max: 48.4
Current: 32.06
26.32
48.4

Buy Back

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industry
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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.80
MFRI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. MFRI: -1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MFRI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10  Med: -1.5 Max: 0.4
Current: -1.8
-10
0.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.85
MFRI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 1125 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. MFRI: 3.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
MFRI' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 4.6 Max: 15.49
Current: 3.85
1.18
15.49
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
MFRI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 1638 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. MFRI: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MFRI' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.82 Max: 3.49
Current: 1.1
0.33
3.49
Price/Projected FCF 4.73
MFRI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. MFRI: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MFRI' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.43 Max: 39.59
Current: 4.73
0.42
39.59
Price/Median PS Value 1.86
MFRI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 1562 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MFRI: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MFRI' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.73 Max: 2.27
Current: 1.86
0.2
2.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -10.84
MFRI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1775 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. MFRI: -10.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MFRI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.91  Med: 4.7 Max: 20.2
Current: -10.84
-10.91
20.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -31.38
MFRI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 6.12 vs. MFRI: -31.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MFRI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.5  Med: 0.3 Max: 22.2
Current: -31.38
-33.5
22.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $101.6
EPS (TTM) $ -1.78
Beta1.15
Short Percentage of Float0.17%
52-Week Range $5.36 - 8.90
Shares Outstanding (Mil)7.57
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