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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 : 9/10

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Cash to Debt 1.38
MLI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 2453 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. MLI: 1.38 )
MLI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 25.39
Current: 1.38

0.15
25.39
Equity to Asset 0.59
MLI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 2258 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. MLI: 0.59 )
MLI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.59

0.36
0.78
Interest Coverage 26.83
MLI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 40.23 vs. MLI: 26.83 )
MLI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.23   Max: 67.9
Current: 26.83

3.23
67.9
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.13
M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
10.16%
14.51%
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 6.51
MLI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2459 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. MLI: 6.51 )
MLI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 12.66
Current: 6.51

2.08
12.66
Net-margin (%) 4.25
MLI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 2459 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. MLI: 4.25 )
MLI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 8.52
Current: 4.25

0.3
8.52
ROE (%) 13.01
MLI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2430 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 8.25 vs. MLI: 13.01 )
MLI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 29.43
Current: 13.01

0.66
29.43
ROA (%) 7.47
MLI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2474 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. MLI: 7.47 )
MLI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 14.68
Current: 7.47

0.4
14.68
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.96
MLI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2469 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 12.63 vs. MLI: 21.96 )
MLI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 54.23
Current: 21.96

5.7
54.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.60
MLI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2087 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. MLI: 9.60 )
MLI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15   Max: 35.5
Current: 9.6

-15
35.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.10
MLI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MLI: 12.10 )
MLI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.6   Max: 42.3
Current: 12.1

-34.6
42.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 16.60
MLI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1691 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MLI: 16.60 )
MLI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -68.9   Max: 167.6
Current: 16.6

-68.9
167.6
» MLI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

MLI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 14,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 13,457 sh (+36.51%)
Chuck Royce 1,639,832 sh (+5.67%)
Mario Gabelli 2,568,200 sh (+1.48%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,454,744 sh (-1.80%)
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Q2 2014

MLI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Dreman 1,760 sh (New)
Jim Simons 85,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,800 sh (+39.60%)
Mario Gabelli 2,967,400 sh (+15.54%)
Chuck Royce 1,793,825 sh (+9.39%)
Mario Gabelli 2,895,700 sh (+12.75%)
Ken Fisher 1,413,013 sh (-2.87%)
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Q3 2014

MLI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 3,568,379 sh (+20.25%)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,700 sh (+13.94%)
Chuck Royce 1,825,785 sh (+1.78%)
Mario Gabelli 3,326,735 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 3,326,735 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,404,858 sh (-0.58%)
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Q4 2014

MLI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli 3,664,937 sh (+2.71%)
Ken Fisher 1,374,513 sh (-2.16%)
Chuck Royce 1,354,585 sh (-25.81%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,700 sh (-67.51%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 21.00
MLI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 28.70 vs. MLI: 21.00 )
MLI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.48   Max: 213.55
Current: 21

6.48
213.55
Forward P/E 19.49
MLI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MLI: 19.49 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.00
MLI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 28.50 vs. MLI: 21.00 )
MLI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.45   Max: 189.14
Current: 21

6.45
189.14
P/B 2.70
MLI's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MLI: 2.70 )
MLI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 3.35
Current: 2.7

0.86
3.35
P/S 0.90
MLI's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. MLI: 0.90 )
MLI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.25
Current: 0.9

0.24
1.25
PFCF 20.51
MLI's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 2678 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 88.25 vs. MLI: 20.51 )
MLI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 379.9
Current: 20.51

2.77
379.9
POCF 14.99
MLI's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 19.44 vs. MLI: 14.99 )
MLI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.56   Max: 59.72
Current: 14.99

2.56
59.72
EV-to-EBIT 13.29
MLI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 20.33 vs. MLI: 13.29 )
MLI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 26.7
Current: 13.29

4.1
26.7
PEG 0.76
MLI's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MLI: 0.76 )
MLI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 30.3
Current: 0.76

0.29
30.3
Shiller P/E 24.48
MLI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 396.19 vs. MLI: 24.48 )
MLI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 25.71
Current: 24.48

6.3
25.71
Current Ratio 4.20
MLI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 2280 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. MLI: 4.20 )
MLI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.29   Max: 5.13
Current: 4.2

2.29
5.13
Quick Ratio 3.10
MLI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 2280 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. MLI: 3.10 )
MLI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 3.8
Current: 3.1

1.46
3.8
Days Inventory 49.28
MLI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
88% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 101.74 vs. MLI: 49.28 )
MLI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 37.01   Max: 66.3
Current: 49.28

37.01
66.3
Days Sales Outstanding 48.31
MLI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 90.43 vs. MLI: 48.31 )
MLI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.25   Max: 61.11
Current: 48.31

31.25
61.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.82
MLI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 1816 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MLI: 0.82 )
MLI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.41
Current: 0.82

0.51
2.41
Dividend Payout 0.17
MLI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
91% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. MLI: 0.17 )
MLI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.17

0.04
0.73
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
MLI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. MLI: 14.50 )
MLI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.5
Current: 14.5

0
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.19
MLI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1845 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. MLI: 1.19 )
MLI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3.57
Current: 1.19

0.76
3.57
Share Buyback Rate 9.40
MLI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. MLI: 9.40 )
MLI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.4   Max: -0.8
Current: 9.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.11
MLI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. MLI: 3.11 )
MLI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 5.44
Current: 3.11

1.01
5.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.50
MLI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2454 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. MLI: 7.50 )
MLI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 24.7
Current: 7.5

3.7
24.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.39
MLI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. MLI: 21.39 )
MLI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.4   Max: 36.3
Current: 21.39

-11.4
36.3

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Metal Fabrication
Compare:RS, STBWY, AZZ, WOR, ATI » details
Traded in other countries:MUD.Germany,
Mueller Industries Inc is a Delaware corporation and was incorporated on October 3, 1990. The Company is a manufacturer of copper, brass, plastic, and aluminum products. The range of these products is broad: copper tube and fittings; brass and copper alloy rod, bar, and shapes; aluminum and brass forgings; aluminum and copper impact extrusions; plastic pipe, fittings and valves; refrigeration valves and fittings; fabricated tubular products; and steel nipples. The Company also resells imported brass and plastic plumbing valves, malleable iron fittings, faucets and plumbing specialty products. Its businesses are aggregated into two reportable segments: the Plumbing & Refrigeration segment and the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) segment. The Plumbing & Refrigeration segment is composed of the Standard Products Division (SPD), European Operations, and Mexican Operations. The OEM segment is composed of the Industrial Products Division, Engineered Products Division, and Jiangsu Mueller-Xingrong Copper Industries Limited, the Company's Chinese joint venture. SPD manufactures and sells copper tube, copper and plastic fittings, plastic pipe, and valves in North America and sources products for import distribution in North America. European Operations manufacture copper tube in Europe, which is sold in Europe and the Middle East; activities also include import distribution in the U.K. and Ireland. Mexican Operations consist of pipe nipple manufacturing and import distribution businesses including product lines of malleable iron fittings and other plumbing specialties. The Plumbing & Refrigeration segment sells products to wholesalers in the HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration markets, to distributors to the manufactured housing and recreational vehicle industries, and to building material retailers. The OEM segment manufactures and sells brass and copper alloy rod, bar, and shapes; aluminum and brass forgings; aluminum and copper impact extrusions; refrigeration valves and fittings; fabricated tubular products; and gas valves and assemblies. Mueller-Xingrong manufactures engineered copper tube mainly for air-conditioning applications; these products are sold mainly to OEMs located in China. The OEM segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, many of which are in the HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration markets. The Company's raw materials used in the production of brass, including brass scrap, zinc, tin, and lead, are obtained from zinc and lead producers, open-market dealers, and customers with brass process scrap. Raw materials used in the fabrication of aluminum and plastic products are purchased in the open market from major producers. The Company's competitors include Cerro Flow Products, Inc., Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC, and KobeWieland Copper Products LLC, Elkhart Products Company, NIBCO, Inc., Charlotte Pipe & Foundry, and other companies. The Company is subject to environmental standards imposed by federal
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Headlines

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Mueller Industries: Risk Factors Evolving in the Second Quarter Jul 10 2012 
Value Contest Submission - Leucadia Apr 17 2012 
Leucadia's Letter from Chairman and President Ian Cumming Apr 13 2012 
Leucadia Buys More Buys Mueller Industries Inc., Jefferies Group Inc., International FCStone Inc. Nov 14 2011 
comment on MLI Oct 16 2011 
insiders Oct 16 2011 

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