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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.21
MLHR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. MLHR: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.21

0.12
0.98
Equity to Asset 0.36
MLHR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 1477 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. MLHR: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.36

0
0.47
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.97
M-Score: -2.65
WACC vs ROIC
11.13%
16.96%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.34
MLHR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. MLHR: 7.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.44   Max: 12.27
Current: 7.34

-5.44
12.27
Net-margin (%) 4.36
MLHR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. MLHR: 4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.81   Max: 7.76
Current: 4.36

-3.81
7.76
ROE (%) 23.09
MLHR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. MLHR: 23.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -18.23   Max: 433.12
Current: 23.09

-18.23
433.12
ROA (%) 8.17
MLHR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1631 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. MLHR: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.28   Max: 21.02
Current: 8.17

-6.28
21.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 58.42
MLHR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1626 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.01 vs. MLHR: 58.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -19.4   Max: 118.73
Current: 58.42

-19.4
118.73
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
MLHR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1322 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. MLHR: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14   Max: 18.7
Current: 3.7

-14
18.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -53.60
MLHR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MLHR: -53.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.6   Max: 66.6
Current: -53.6

-53.6
66.6
» MLHR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MLHR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Hussman 10,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 14,356 sh (New)
Tom Russo 346,886 sh (-2.47%)
James Barrow 1,770,696 sh (-3.34%)
Richard Pzena 601,632 sh (-3.78%)
Columbia Wanger 1,743,000 sh (-11.43%)
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Q3 2014

MLHR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 26,265 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,906 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 1,066,328 sh (+77.24%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Tom Russo 345,454 sh (-0.41%)
James Barrow 1,719,906 sh (-2.87%)
Columbia Wanger 945,000 sh (-45.78%)
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Q4 2014

MLHR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 19,522 sh (New)
Jim Simons 136,065 sh (+418.05%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
James Barrow 1,667,693 sh (-3.04%)
Tom Russo 333,204 sh (-3.55%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,793 sh (-7.00%)
Richard Pzena 525,608 sh (-50.71%)
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Q1 2015

MLHR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 288,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 47,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,641 sh (+5.73%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
James Barrow 1,665,593 sh (-0.13%)
Tom Russo 323,604 sh (-2.88%)
Joel Greenblatt 17,203 sh (-11.88%)
Richard Pzena 391,110 sh (-25.59%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.00
MLHR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. MLHR: 18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.31   Max: 49.4
Current: 18

4.31
49.4
Forward P/E 9.54
MLHR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.47 vs. MLHR: 9.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.30
MLHR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. MLHR: 18.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.31   Max: 49.32
Current: 18.3

4.31
49.32
P/B 3.90
MLHR's P/B is ranked lower than
76% of the 1852 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MLHR: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MLHR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.85   Max: 113.4
Current: 3.9

3.85
113.4
P/S 0.80
MLHR's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 1975 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MLHR: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MLHR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.55
Current: 0.8

0.25
1.55
PFCF 16.70
MLHR's PFCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.83 vs. MLHR: 16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MLHR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.77   Max: 74.71
Current: 16.7

3.77
74.71
POCF 11.10
MLHR's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 1215 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. MLHR: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MLHR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.97   Max: 37.91
Current: 11.1

2.97
37.91
EV-to-EBIT 12.50
MLHR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 1310 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.54 vs. MLHR: 12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MLHR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -125   Max: 34.5
Current: 12.5

-125
34.5
Shiller P/E 32.00
MLHR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 25.88 vs. MLHR: 32.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.56   Max: 51.46
Current: 32

5.56
51.46
Current Ratio 1.41
MLHR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 1491 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. MLHR: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.41

0.87
2.21
Quick Ratio 1.02
MLHR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 1491 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. MLHR: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.02

0.73
1.95
Days Inventory 30.50
MLHR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
90% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 92.67 vs. MLHR: 30.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 11.84   Max: 23.88
Current: 30.5

11.84
23.88
Days Sales Outstanding 32.44
MLHR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 76.80 vs. MLHR: 32.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 33.34   Max: 48.36
Current: 32.44

33.34
48.36

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.02
MLHR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
59% of the 1759 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MLHR: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.25
Current: 2.02

0.31
4.25
Dividend Payout 0.37
MLHR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
56% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. MLHR: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.37

0.05
0.9
Dividend growth (3y) 81.90
MLHR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. MLHR: 81.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -37   Max: 81.9
Current: 81.9

-37
81.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.13
MLHR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1781 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. MLHR: 6.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 13.02
Current: 6.13

0.95
13.02
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
MLHR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. MLHR: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.3   Max: -2.3
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
MLHR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1090 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MLHR: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.9
Current: 1.6

0.39
2.9
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
MLHR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 1915 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MLHR: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.88
Current: 0.9

0.34
1.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.10
MLHR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1763 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. MLHR: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 30.2
Current: 8.1

2.9
30.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -17.01
MLHR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
86% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. MLHR: -17.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
MLHR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -24.1   Max: 44.4
Current: -17.01

-24.1
44.4

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Business Equipment
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Herman Miller Inc was incorporated in Michigan in 1905. The Company researches, designs, manufactures, and distributes interior furnishings, for use in various environments including office, healthcare, educational, and residential settings, and provides related services that support organizations and individuals all over the world. The Company's products are sold through independent contract office furniture dealers as well as the following channels: owned contract office furniture dealers, direct customer sales, independent retailers, and the company's online store. These systems and products are designed to be used together. The Company also offers a broad array of seating (including Embody, Aeron, Mirra, Setu, Sayl, Celle, Equa, and Ergon office chairs), storage (including Meridian and Tu products), wooden casegoods (including Geiger products), freestanding furniture products (including Abak, Intent, Sense and Envelop) and the recently introduced Thrive portfolio of ergonomic solutions. The Company's products are marketed worldwide by its own sales staff, independent dealers and retailers, its owned dealer network, and via its e-commerce website. Salespersons work with dealers, the architecture and design community, and directly with end-users. Independent dealerships concentrate on the sale of Herman Miller products and some complementary product lines of other manufacturers. It is estimated that approximately 74 percent of the Company's sales in the fiscal year ended June 1, 2013, were made to or through independent dealers. The remaining sales were made directly to end-users, including federal, state, and local governments, and several major corporations, by the Company's own sales staff, its owned dealer network, or independent retailers. The Company's furniture systems, seating, freestanding furniture, storage and casegood products, and related services are used in office/institution environments including offices and related conference, lobby, and lounge areas, and general public areas including transportation terminals; health/science environments including hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities; industrial and educational settings; and residential and other environments. The Company's manufacturing materials are available from a significant number of sources within the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The Company has 137 active United States utility patents on various components used in its products and 33 active United States design patents. Its main competitors are Haworth, HNI Corporation, Kimball International, Knoll, and Steelcase.
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