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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.47
MFRI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 2035 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. MFRI: 0.47 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.47

0
0.47
Equity to Asset 0.52
MFRI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. MFRI: 0.52 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.52

0.32
0.52
Interest Coverage 7.05
MFRI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 1336 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 31.40 vs. MFRI: 7.05 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 7.05
Current: 7.05

0.43
7.05
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.59
M-Score: -3.14
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.50
MFRI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. MFRI: 2.50 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.22   Max: 6.84
Current: 2.5

-5.22
6.84
Net-margin (%) 1.42
MFRI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. MFRI: 1.42 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.95   Max: 9.27
Current: 1.42

-10.95
9.27
ROE (%) 3.75
MFRI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 2023 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. MFRI: 3.75 )
MFRI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -35.94   Max: 32.13
Current: 3.75

-35.94
32.13
ROA (%) 1.82
MFRI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 2054 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. MFRI: 1.82 )
MFRI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.54   Max: 13.45
Current: 1.82

-13.54
13.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.77
MFRI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 2053 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. MFRI: 5.77 )
MFRI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.46   Max: 29.19
Current: 5.77

-10.46
29.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.10
MFRI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1807 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. MFRI: 0.10 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.1   Max: 16.9
Current: 0.1

-10.1
16.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 21.90
MFRI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1582 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MFRI: 21.90 )
MFRI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -44.7   Max: 51
Current: 21.9

-44.7
51
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 41.20
MFRI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1417 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. MFRI: 41.20 )
MFRI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.3   Max: 114
Current: 41.2

-51.3
114
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.70
MFRI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. MFRI: 17.70 )
MFRI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.98   Max: 443.33
Current: 17.7

2.98
443.33
P/B 0.60
MFRI's P/B is ranked higher than
92% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. MFRI: 0.60 )
MFRI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 3.32
Current: 0.6

0.44
3.32
P/S 0.20
MFRI's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. MFRI: 0.20 )
MFRI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.2

0.1
0.82
PFCF 2.90
MFRI's PFCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 43.12 vs. MFRI: 2.90 )
MFRI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 335
Current: 2.9

1.44
335
EV-to-EBIT 12.73
MFRI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 17.14 vs. MFRI: 12.73 )
MFRI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -73.8   Max: 730.9
Current: 12.73

-73.8
730.9
Shiller P/E 28.00
MFRI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 69.38 vs. MFRI: 28.00 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.67   Max: 162.43
Current: 28

9.67
162.43
Current Ratio 2.36
MFRI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 2044 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. MFRI: 2.36 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 2.73
Current: 2.36

1.22
2.73
Quick Ratio 1.59
MFRI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 2044 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. MFRI: 1.59 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.59

0.71
1.77

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.63
MFRI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. MFRI: 0.63 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 3.49
Current: 0.63

0.33
3.49
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.48
MFRI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. MFRI: 0.48 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 42.62
Current: 0.48

0.43
42.62
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
MFRI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. MFRI: 0.90 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.78
Current: 0.9

0.25
2.78
Price/Graham Number 0.64
MFRI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
94% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. MFRI: 0.64 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 11.16
Current: 0.64

0.25
11.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.90
MFRI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. MFRI: 7.90 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 19.2
Current: 7.9

0.1
19.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -29.87
MFRI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Pollution & Treatment Controls industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. MFRI: -29.87 )
MFRI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -30.4   Max: 23.9
Current: -29.87

-30.4
23.9

Analyst Estimate

Jan15
EPS($) 0.41
EPS without NRI($) 0.41

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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