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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.34
MLI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 1686 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. MLI: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MLI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.06 Max: 25.39
Current: 1.34
0.15
25.39
Equity to Asset 0.60
MLI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 1527 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. MLI: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MLI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.6
0.36
0.78
Interest Coverage 26.83
MLI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 58.97 vs. MLI: 26.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MLI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.23  Med: 16.98 Max: 67.9
Current: 26.83
3.23
67.9
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.83
M-Score: -2.82
WACC vs ROIC
10.83%
14.33%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.11
MLI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1675 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.63 vs. MLI: 7.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MLI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.08  Med: 8.44 Max: 12.66
Current: 7.11
2.08
12.66
Net-margin (%) 4.36
MLI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1675 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. MLI: 4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MLI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 5.85 Max: 8.52
Current: 4.36
0.3
8.52
ROE (%) 12.54
MLI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1648 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.83 vs. MLI: 12.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MLI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 13.86 Max: 29.43
Current: 12.54
0.66
29.43
ROA (%) 7.30
MLI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1695 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. MLI: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MLI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 8.19 Max: 14.68
Current: 7.3
0.4
14.68
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.95
MLI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1684 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 10.88 vs. MLI: 22.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MLI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.86  Med: 24.59 Max: 56.21
Current: 22.95
5.86
56.21
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.60
MLI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. MLI: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MLI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15  Med: 10.20 Max: 37
Current: 9.6
-15
37
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.10
MLI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. MLI: 12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MLI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.6  Med: 12.10 Max: 43.8
Current: 12.1
-34.6
43.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 16.60
MLI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MLI: 16.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MLI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -68.9  Med: 7.70 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

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%)
» More
Q1 2015

MLI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 75,643 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,373,245 sh (+1.38%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,351,363 sh (-1.68%)
Mario Gabelli 3,584,337 sh (-2.20%)
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Q2 2015

MLI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Fisher 1,337,858 sh (-1.00%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.72
MLI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1302 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. MLI: 18.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MLI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.48  Med: 14.54 Max: 213.55
Current: 18.72
6.48
213.55
Forward P/E 19.12
MLI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 15.97 vs. MLI: 19.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.70
MLI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. MLI: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MLI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.45  Med: 14.64 Max: 189.14
Current: 18.7
6.45
189.14
P/B 2.26
MLI's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. MLI: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MLI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 2.00 Max: 3.35
Current: 2.26
0.86
3.35
P/S 0.81
MLI's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. MLI: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MLI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.62 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.81
0.24
1.28
PFCF 14.95
MLI's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 21.67 vs. MLI: 14.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MLI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.77  Med: 16.23 Max: 379.9
Current: 14.95
2.77
379.9
POCF 11.51
MLI's POCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 1094 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 15.03 vs. MLI: 11.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MLI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.56  Med: 12.30 Max: 59.72
Current: 11.51
2.56
59.72
EV-to-EBIT 11.26
MLI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 14.46 vs. MLI: 11.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MLI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1  Med: 9.30 Max: 26.7
Current: 11.26
4.1
26.7
PEG 0.68
MLI's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. MLI: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MLI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.53 Max: 27.14
Current: 0.68
0.29
27.14
Shiller P/E 20.13
MLI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 22.73 vs. MLI: 20.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MLI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.3  Med: 13.82 Max: 25.71
Current: 20.13
6.3
25.71
Current Ratio 4.44
MLI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. MLI: 4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MLI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.29  Med: 3.27 Max: 5.13
Current: 4.44
2.29
5.13
Quick Ratio 3.11
MLI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. MLI: 3.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MLI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.46  Med: 2.34 Max: 3.8
Current: 3.11
1.46
3.8
Days Inventory 51.50
MLI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 1647 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 92.58 vs. MLI: 51.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MLI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 37.01  Med: 47.16 Max: 66.3
Current: 51.5
37.01
66.3
Days Sales Outstanding 50.18
MLI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 77.03 vs. MLI: 50.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MLI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.25  Med: 47.84 Max: 61.11
Current: 50.18
31.25
61.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.93
MLI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 1772 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. MLI: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MLI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.16 Max: 2.41
Current: 0.93
0.67
2.41
Dividend Payout 0.18
MLI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. MLI: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MLI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.18
0.04
0.73
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
MLI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. MLI: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
MLI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 14.5
Current: 14.5
0
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.38
MLI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1781 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. MLI: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MLI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.72 Max: 3.57
Current: 1.38
0.99
3.57
Share Buyback Rate 9.40
MLI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
99% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. MLI: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MLI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.4  Med: 0.00 Max: -1.2
Current: 9.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.59
MLI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. MLI: 4.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
MLI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.35  Med: 5.38 Max: 72.55
Current: 4.59
2.35
72.55
Price/Tangible Book 2.57
MLI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 1538 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. MLI: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MLI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.07  Med: 1.98 Max: 5.44
Current: 2.57
1.07
5.44
Price/Projected FCF 1.17
MLI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. MLI: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MLI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.52
Current: 1.17
0.37
1.52
Price/Median PS Value 1.31
MLI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 1557 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. MLI: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MLI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.55
Current: 1.31
0.5
2.55
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.13
MLI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. MLI: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MLI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.59 Max: 2.79
Current: 1.13
0.23
2.79
Price/Graham Number 1.45
MLI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
57% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. MLI: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MLI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.13 Max: 3.58
Current: 1.45
0.69
3.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.89
MLI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1661 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. MLI: 8.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MLI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.7  Med: 10.80 Max: 24.7
Current: 8.89
3.7
24.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 19.69
MLI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.47 vs. MLI: 19.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MLI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -11.4  Med: 10.90 Max: 36.6
Current: 19.69
-11.4
36.6

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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