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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.36
MFRI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 1624 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. MFRI: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.36

0
0.43
Equity to Asset 0.50
MFRI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 1480 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. MFRI: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.5

0.32
0.5
Interest Coverage 1.61
MFRI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 58.96 vs. MFRI: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 7.05
Current: 1.61

0.43
7.05
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.30
M-Score: -2.62
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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Operating margin (%) 1.13
MFRI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. MFRI: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.22   Max: 6.84
Current: 1.13

-5.22
6.84
Net-margin (%) -0.13
MFRI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. MFRI: -0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.95   Max: 9.27
Current: -0.13

-10.95
9.27
ROE (%) -0.33
MFRI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 6.89 vs. MFRI: -0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MFRI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -35.94   Max: 32.13
Current: -0.33

-35.94
32.13
ROA (%) -0.16
MFRI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1634 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. MFRI: -0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MFRI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.54   Max: 13.45
Current: -0.16

-13.54
13.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.50
MFRI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1629 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 10.02 vs. MFRI: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MFRI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.46   Max: 30.77
Current: 2.5

-10.46
30.77
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -7.50
MFRI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1325 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. MFRI: -7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.1   Max: 16.9
Current: -7.5

-10.1
16.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 52.70
MFRI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MFRI: 52.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MFRI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -44.7   Max: 52.7
Current: 52.7

-44.7
52.7
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MFRI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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MFRI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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MFRI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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Ratios

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Forward P/E 27.47
MFRI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
83% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 16.47 vs. MFRI: 27.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.60
MFRI's P/B is ranked higher than
90% of the 1852 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MFRI: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MFRI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 3.32
Current: 0.6

0.47
3.32
P/S 0.20
MFRI's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. MFRI: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MFRI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.2

0.1
0.82
POCF 11.00
MFRI's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. MFRI: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MFRI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 81.58
Current: 11

1.22
81.58
EV-to-EBIT 28.89
MFRI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
73% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. MFRI: 28.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MFRI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -73.8   Max: 479.6
Current: 28.89

-73.8
479.6
Shiller P/E 38.60
MFRI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 25.91 vs. MFRI: 38.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.67   Max: 162.43
Current: 38.6

9.67
162.43
Current Ratio 1.69
MFRI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 1494 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. MFRI: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 2.6
Current: 1.69

1.26
2.6
Quick Ratio 1.12
MFRI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1494 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. MFRI: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.61
Current: 1.12

0.71
1.61
Days Inventory 75.27
MFRI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 92.58 vs. MFRI: 75.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 62.97   Max: 100.39
Current: 75.27

62.97
100.39
Days Sales Outstanding 78.39
MFRI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 76.84 vs. MFRI: 78.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 43.94   Max: 87.94
Current: 78.39

43.94
87.94

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.60
MFRI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 1934 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MFRI: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 3.49
Current: 0.6

0.33
3.49
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
MFRI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MFRI: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 6.97
Current: 0.5

0.41
6.97
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
MFRI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1905 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MFRI: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.88
Current: 0.9

0.25
1.88
Price/Graham Number 3.90
MFRI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
76% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MFRI: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 3.49
Current: 3.9

0.35
3.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.60
MFRI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1760 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. MFRI: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 19.2
Current: 3.6

0.2
19.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -30.18
MFRI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
94% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. MFRI: -30.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
MFRI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -30.4   Max: 23.9
Current: -30.18

-30.4
23.9

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Pollution & Treatment Controls
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MFRI Inc was incorporated on October 12, 1993. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of products in three distinct business segments: filtration products, piping systems and industrial process cooling equipment. The filtration Products business segment manufactures and sells a wide 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 baghouses, cartridge collectors, electrostatic precipitators, scrubbers and mechanical collectors. This equipment is used to eliminate particulate from the air by passing particulate laden gases through fabric filters (filter bags) or pleated media filter elements, in the case of baghouses or cartridge collectors, between electrically charged collector plates, in the case of electrostatic precipitators and contact with liquid reagents (scrubbers). The company markets numerous filter-related products and accessories used during the installation, operation and maintenance of cartridge collectors and baghouses. The Company owns several trademarks covering its filtration products: Seamless Tube, Leak Seeker, Prekote, it Take the Dust Out of Industry, Pleatkeeper, Pleat Plus and EFC. The filtration products industry is highly competitive. In addition, new installations of cartridge collectors and baghouses are subject to competition from alternative technologies including electrostatic precipitators, scrubbers and mechanical collectors described above under Products and Services. The piping systems segment engineers, designs, manufactures and sells specialty piping systems and leak detection and location systems. This segment's specialty piping systems include industrial and secondary containment piping systems for transporting chemicals, waste streams and petroleum liquids; insulated and jacketed district heating and cooling piping systems for efficient energy distribution to multiple locations from central energy plants; and oil and gas gathering flow and long lines for oil and mineral transportation. The piping systems business's leak detection and location systems are sold as part of many of its piping systems products, and on a stand-alone basis, to monitor areas where fluid intrusion may contaminate the environment, endanger personal safety, cause a fire hazard, impair essential services or damage equipment or property. The Company owns numerous trademarks connected with its piping and leak detection systems including the following U.S. trademarks: 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, Sleeve-Gard and Electro-Gard. The Company also owns a number of trademarks throughout the world. Some of the Company's more significant trademarks include: Auto-Therm, Cryo-Gard, Electro-Gard, Pal-
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