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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 0.04
NTK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. NTK: 0.04 )
NTK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.13
Current: 0.04

0.04
0.13
Equity to Asset 0.02
NTK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NTK: 0.02 )
NTK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.11   Max: 0.23
Current: 0.02

-0.11
0.23
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.62
M-Score: -2.54
WACC vs ROIC
3.36%
7.99%
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 1.68
NTK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. NTK: 1.68 )
NTK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -26.88   Max: 12.11
Current: 1.68

-26.88
12.11
Net-margin (%) -1.79
NTK's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. NTK: -1.79 )
NTK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -34.4   Max: 4.11
Current: -1.79

-34.4
4.11
ROE (%) -69.22
NTK's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.46 vs. NTK: -69.22 )
NTK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -391.43   Max: 16.87
Current: -69.22

-391.43
16.87
ROA (%) -2.10
NTK's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. NTK: -2.10 )
NTK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -33.31   Max: 3.56
Current: -2.1

-33.31
3.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.70
NTK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.31 vs. NTK: 9.70 )
NTK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -132.58   Max: 127.29
Current: 9.7

-132.58
127.29
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.80
NTK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. NTK: 4.80 )
NTK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 5.5
Current: 4.8

0
5.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -6.90
NTK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. NTK: -6.90 )
NTK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -5.8
Current: -6.9

EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.60
NTK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. NTK: -7.60 )
NTK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -7.6
Current: -7.6

» NTK's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

NTK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 7,800 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 58,100 sh (-7.93%)
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Q3 2014

NTK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 78,400 sh (+34.94%)
Mario Gabelli 7,800 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

NTK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli 7,800 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 56,699 sh (-27.68%)
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Q1 2015

NTK Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 7,800 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 16.64
NTK's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTK: 16.64 )
N/A
P/B 32.20
NTK's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. NTK: 32.20 )
NTK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 33.65
Current: 32.2

2.84
33.65
P/S 0.50
NTK's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. NTK: 0.50 )
NTK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.5

0.15
0.59
POCF 39.33
NTK's POCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. NTK: 39.33 )
NTK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.73   Max: 144.44
Current: 39.33

3.73
144.44
EV-to-EBIT 63.09
NTK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.48 vs. NTK: 63.09 )
NTK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -9.5   Max: 119
Current: 63.09

-9.5
119
Current Ratio 1.59
NTK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. NTK: 1.59 )
NTK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 1.92
Current: 1.59

1.39
1.92
Quick Ratio 0.87
NTK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NTK: 0.87 )
NTK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.87

0.81
1.24
Days Inventory 69.37
NTK's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 90.05 vs. NTK: 69.37 )
NTK' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 59.41   Max: 79.96
Current: 69.37

59.41
79.96
Days Sales Outstanding 46.53
NTK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 69.59 vs. NTK: 46.53 )
NTK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 41.86   Max: 54.11
Current: 46.53

41.86
54.11

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/DCF (Projected) 2.42
NTK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTK: 2.42 )
NTK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.26
Current: 2.42

0.6
2.26
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
NTK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. NTK: 1.14 )
NTK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.08
Current: 1.14

0.39
1.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.60
NTK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
51% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. NTK: 1.60 )
NTK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 7.8
Current: 1.6

0.8
7.8

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Nortek Inc was incorporated in Delaware. The Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries are diversified manufacturers of innovative, branded residential and commercial building products. The Company operates within five reporting segments: the Residential Ventilation ("RESV") segment, the Technology Solutions ("TECH") segment, the Display Mount Solutions ("DMS") segment, the Residential Heating and Cooling ("RHC") segment, and the Custom & Engineered Solutions ("CES") segment. The Company manufactures and sells, primarily in the United States, Canada and Europe. The Company's Residential Ventilation Products segment manufactures and distributes room and whole house ventilation products and other products for the professional remodeling and replacement markets, residential new construction market and DIY market. The principal products of the segment, which are sold under the Broan, NuTone, Venmar, Best and Zephyr brand names, among others, are kitchen range hoods, exhaust fans (such as bath fans and fan, heater and light combination units), and indoor air quality products (such as air exchangers and heat or energy recovery ventilators). The Company's TECH segment manufactures and distributes a broad array of products designed to provide convenience and security for residential and certain commercial applications. The Company's DMS segment manufactures and distributes a broad array of innovative products designed with ergonomic features including wall mounts, carts, arms, desk mounts, workstations, and stands that attach to or support a variety of display devices such as notebook computers, computer monitors, and flat panel displays. The RHC segment principally manufactures and sells split-system and packaged air conditioners and heat pumps, air handlers, furnaces and related equipment, accessories, and parts for the residential replacement and new construction markets, as well as for certain commercial markets. The CES segment manufactures and sells custom-designed and engineered HVAC products and systems, primarily in North America, for non-residential applications that include healthcare and educational facilities, commercial buildings, manufacturing facilities, clean rooms, data centers, and government buildings. The Company is subject to numerous federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations.

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