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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.18
MWA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. MWA: 0.18 )
MWA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.18

Equity to Asset 0.25
MWA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1933 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. MWA: 0.25 )
MWA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.25

0.18
0.44
Interest Coverage 1.87
MWA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 27.24 vs. MWA: 1.87 )
MWA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.87

0.06
2.33
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 0.76
M-Score: -2.86
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 (%) 8.68
MWA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. MWA: 8.68 )
MWA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -70.1   Max: 11.36
Current: 8.68

-70.1
11.36
Net-margin (%) 3.64
MWA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. MWA: 3.64 )
MWA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -69.8   Max: 3.64
Current: 3.64

-69.8
3.64
ROE (%) 12.43
MWA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1800 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.31 vs. MWA: 12.43 )
MWA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -228.44   Max: 12.43
Current: 12.43

-228.44
12.43
ROA (%) 3.18
MWA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. MWA: 3.18 )
MWA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -57.3   Max: 3.18
Current: 3.18

-57.3
3.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.97
MWA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. MWA: 23.97 )
MWA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -132.04   Max: 23.97
Current: 23.97

-132.04
23.97
Revenue Growth (%) -6.90
MWA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. MWA: -6.90 )
MWA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.2   Max: -6.9
Current: -6.9

-27.2
-6.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 20.80
MWA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. MWA: 20.80 )
MWA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.2   Max: 20.8
Current: 20.8

-39.2
20.8
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

MWA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Pioneer Investments 578,400 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 486,300 sh (+8.48%)
Chuck Royce 2,780,829 sh (+4.95%)
Larry Robbins 3,536,098 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 21,302 sh (unchged)
David Tepper 7,213,010 sh (-2.43%)
Richard Pzena 3,288,446 sh (-4%)
Paul Tudor Jones 40,800 sh (-9.93%)
Jim Simons 1,278,663 sh (-15.82%)
Steven Cohen 81,474 sh (-41.27%)
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Q3 2013

MWA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 36,017 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,287,763 sh (+78.92%)
Mario Gabelli 497,100 sh (+2.22%)
Chuck Royce 2,797,829 sh (+0.61%)
Ken Fisher 21,302 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 555,833 sh (-3.9%)
David Tepper 5,733,825 sh (-20.51%)
Richard Pzena 2,307,442 sh (-29.83%)
Steven Cohen 43,412 sh (-46.72%)
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Q4 2013

MWA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 37,403 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,525,263 sh (+54.09%)
Chuck Royce 2,894,829 sh (+3.47%)
Mario Gabelli 500,100 sh (+0.6%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Richard Pzena 2,306,217 sh (-0.05%)
Steven Cohen 33,083 sh (-23.79%)
David Tepper 3,946,210 sh (-31.18%)
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Q1 2014

MWA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 66,986 sh (New)
John Burbank 10,101 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,981,079 sh (+2.98%)
Mario Gabelli 494,100 sh (-1.2%)
Richard Pzena 2,154,405 sh (-6.58%)
Jim Simons 2,881,285 sh (-18.27%)
David Tepper 3,031,510 sh (-23.18%)
Steven Cohen 19,470 sh (-41.15%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,288 sh (-43.08%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MWA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$8.12 - $9.92 $ 7.94-14%66986
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy$8.12 - $9.92 $ 7.94-14%10101
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$7.58 - $9.37 $ 7.94-7%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$7.29 - $8.35 $ 7.943%36017
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$5.43 - $6.19 $ 7.9435%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 88.28%0.01%$5.43 - $6.19 $ 7.9435%448300
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.0046%$5.43 - $6.19 $ 7.9435%0
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Add 619.24%0.01%$4.67 - $5.7 $ 7.9454%134152
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy$4.67 - $5.7 $ 7.9454%14005
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.0046%$3.37 - $4.9 $ 7.94103%0
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Add 36.62%$3.37 - $4.9 $ 7.94103%18652
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy$3.24 - $3.92 $ 7.94128%18259
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 49.55%$2.52 - $3.47 $ 7.94182%181100
John Keeley 2011-09-30 New Buy$2.04 - $3.96 $ 7.94189%16304
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $3.52 - $4.52 $ 7.9496%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 32.60
MWA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. MWA: 32.60 )
MWA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.32   Max: 64.52
Current: 32.6

11.32
64.52
P/B 3.90
MWA's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. MWA: 3.90 )
MWA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.9
Current: 3.9

0.27
4.9
P/S 1.13
MWA's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MWA: 1.13 )
MWA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.4
Current: 1.13

0.13
1.4
EV-to-EBIT 16.61
MWA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.33 vs. MWA: 16.61 )
MWA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 450
Current: 16.61

9.6
450
Current Ratio 3.80
MWA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1946 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. MWA: 3.80 )
MWA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 4.74
Current: 3.8

2.78
4.74
Quick Ratio 2.46
MWA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1946 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. MWA: 2.46 )
MWA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 2.52
Current: 2.46

1.61
2.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.88
MWA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
73% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. MWA: 0.88 )
MWA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 3.64
Current: 0.88

0.11
3.64
Dividend Payout 0.26
MWA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. MWA: 0.26 )
MWA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.8
Current: 0.26

0.1
1.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
MWA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. MWA: 0.90 )
MWA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 3.64
Current: 0.9

0.11
3.64
Share Buyback Rate -1.30
MWA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. MWA: -1.30 )
MWA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -1.3   Max: -10.4
Current: -1.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
MWA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MWA: 1.60 )
MWA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.6

0.45
1.99
Price/Median PS Value 2.00
MWA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. MWA: 2.00 )
MWA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.41
Current: 2

0.4
2.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
MWA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1808 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. MWA: 5.90 )
MWA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 10.4
Current: 5.9

0.2
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.19
MWA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. MWA: 4.19 )
MWA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4   Max: 28.2
Current: 4.19

4
28.2

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:JT5.Germany
Mueller Water Products, Inc. is a Delaware corporation that was incorporated on September 22, 2005 under the name Mueller Holding Company, Inc. It is the surviving corporation of the merger on February 2, 2006 of Mueller Water Products, LLC and Mueller Water Products Co-Issuer, Inc. with and into Mueller Holding Company, Inc. It changed its name to Mueller Water Products, Inc. on February 2, 2006. On June 1, 2006, it completed its initial public offering. The Company is a manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of water infrastructure, flow control and piping component system products for use in water distribution networks and water treatment facilities in North America. It also acts as a wholesale distributor, especially in Canada, for products it manufactures and products that are manufactured by other companies. The Company's broad product portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, pipe fittings, water meters and ductile iron pipe, which are used by municipalities, as well as the residential and non-residential construction for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), fire protection, industrial, energy and oil & gas industries. It manages its businesses and report operations through three business segments, based largely upon the products sold and the customers served: Mueller Co., U.S. Pipe and Anvil. Mueller Co. manufactures valves for water and gas systems, including iron gate, butterfly, tapping, check, plug and ball valves, as well as dry-barrel and wet-barrel fire hydrants and a full line of metering and pipe repair products such as clamps and couplings used to repair leaks in water and gas distribution systems. U.S. Pipe manufactures a broad line of ductile iron pipe, restraint joint products, fittings and other ductile iron products. U.S. Pipe products are sold primarily to waterworks distributors, contractors, municipalities, utilities and other governmental agencies. Anvil manufactures and sources a broad range of products including a variety of fittings, couplings, hangers, nipples, valves and related pipe products for use in non-residential construction for HVAC, fire protection, industrial, energy and oil & gas applications. The Company's major competitors are McWane, Inc., Griffin Ductile Iron Pipe Company and American Cast Iron Pipe Company. The Company's primary competitors in the United States are Ward Manufacturing L.L.C. for cast iron and malleable iron fittings, Victaulic Company and the Tyco Engineered Products and Services segment of Tyco International Ltd. It is subject to a wide variety of laws and regulations concerning the protection of the environment, both with respect to the operation of many of its plants and with respect to remediating environmental conditions that may exist at its own and other properties.

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