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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 0.22
MLHR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. MLHR: 0.22 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.22

0.12
0.98
Equity to Asset 0.33
MLHR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 1969 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. MLHR: 0.33 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.33

0
0.5
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 3.38
M-Score: -2.80
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -1.18
MLHR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1984 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.52 vs. MLHR: -1.18 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.44   Max: 12.27
Current: -1.18

-5.44
12.27
Net-margin (%) -1.01
MLHR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1984 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. MLHR: -1.01 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.81   Max: 7.76
Current: -1.01

-3.81
7.76
ROE (%) -5.34
MLHR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1971 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.63 vs. MLHR: -5.34 )
MLHR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -18.23   Max: 433.12
Current: -5.34

-18.23
433.12
ROA (%) -1.91
MLHR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1989 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. MLHR: -1.91 )
MLHR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.28   Max: 21.02
Current: -1.91

-6.28
21.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -10.08
MLHR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1988 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. MLHR: -10.08 )
MLHR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -19.4   Max: 118.73
Current: -10.08

-19.4
118.73
Revenue Growth (%) 3.70
MLHR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1752 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. MLHR: 3.70 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -14   Max: 22.7
Current: 3.7

-14
22.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -53.60
MLHR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. MLHR: -53.60 )
MLHR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -53.6   Max: 83.6
Current: -53.6

-53.6
83.6
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

MLHR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 211,165 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 78,600 sh (+6.02%)
Tom Russo 379,470 sh (-0.11%)
James Barrow 1,869,939 sh (-0.81%)
Richard Pzena 729,595 sh (-16.22%)
Columbia Wanger 1,968,000 sh (-22.21%)
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Q4 2013

MLHR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 17,077 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,981 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,968,000 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 1,841,889 sh (-1.5%)
Tom Russo 359,370 sh (-5.3%)
Richard Pzena 640,720 sh (-12.18%)
Joel Greenblatt 51,323 sh (-34.7%)
Jim Simons 87,365 sh (-58.63%)
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Q1 2014

MLHR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Columbia Wanger 1,968,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
James Barrow 1,831,891 sh (-0.54%)
Tom Russo 355,670 sh (-1.03%)
Richard Pzena 625,294 sh (-2.41%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MLHR

(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
John Hussman 2014-06-30 New Buy0.02%$29.46 - $32.43 $ 31.863%10000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$29.46 - $32.43 $ 31.863%14356
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$26.47 - $31.74 $ 31.8611%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -34.7%0.03%$27.1 - $31.91 $ 31.866%51323
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.14%$23.58 - $28.55 $ 31.8621%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -52.46%0.12%$23.58 - $28.55 $ 31.8621%74140
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Add 8.4%0.12%$23.58 - $28.55 $ 31.8621%1488625
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -26.58%0.09%$18.83 - $21.38 $ 31.8659%191560
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Reduce -25.51%0.33%$16.93 - $21.73 $ 31.8667%1541725
Richard Pzena 2012-09-30 New Buy0.13%$16.93 - $21.73 $ 31.8667%799385
Scott Black 2012-09-30 New Buy0.12%$16.93 - $21.73 $ 31.8667%40305
John Rogers 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.3%$16.47 - $22.83 $ 31.8667%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 139.99%0.19%$16.47 - $22.83 $ 31.8667%237086
Meridian Funds 2012-06-30 Add 13.05%0.15%$16.47 - $22.83 $ 31.8667%2069725
John Rogers 2012-03-31 Reduce -65.57%0.52%$18.33 - $23.23 $ 31.8660%644824
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 179.13%0.13%$18.33 - $23.23 $ 31.8660%98790
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 34.8%0.02%$16.65 - $23.09 $ 31.8656%35392
John Rogers 2011-09-30 Reduce -33.47%0.57%$16.07 - $28.67 $ 31.8650%2246624
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.08%$16.07 - $28.67 $ 31.8650%26256
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 4.80
MLHR's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. MLHR: 4.80 )
MLHR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 113.4
Current: 4.8

3.86
113.4
P/S 0.98
MLHR's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MLHR: 0.98 )
MLHR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.98

0.25
1.69
PFCF 37.20
MLHR's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MLHR: 37.20 )
MLHR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.77   Max: 99.1
Current: 37.2

3.77
99.1
EV-to-EBIT -95.92
MLHR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.08 vs. MLHR: -95.92 )
MLHR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -125   Max: 52.9
Current: -95.92

-125
52.9
Shiller P/E 38.40
MLHR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 87.36 vs. MLHR: 38.40 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 50.81
Current: 38.4

5.53
50.81
Current Ratio 1.19
MLHR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. MLHR: 1.19 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.19

0.87
2.21
Quick Ratio 0.85
MLHR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. MLHR: 0.85 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.95
Current: 0.85

0.73
1.95

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.71
MLHR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 1538 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. MLHR: 1.71 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.25
Current: 1.71

0.31
4.25
Dividend growth (3y) 81.90
MLHR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. MLHR: 81.90 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -37   Max: 81.9
Current: 81.9

-37
81.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 22.62
MLHR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MLHR: 22.62 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.12   Max: 56.54
Current: 22.62

4.12
56.54
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
MLHR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. MLHR: -0.70 )
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) 1.90
MLHR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. MLHR: 1.90 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.9
Current: 1.9

0.39
2.9
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
MLHR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. MLHR: 1.10 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.1

0.33
1.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -1.00
MLHR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1968 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. MLHR: -1.00 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -1   Max: 30.2
Current: -1

-1
30.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -24.78
MLHR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1572 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. MLHR: -24.78 )
MLHR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -25.1   Max: 43.3
Current: -24.78

-25.1
43.3

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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