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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
NTK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. NTK: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NTK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.05 Max: N/A
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.01
NTK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. NTK: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NTK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.3  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.01
-0.3
0.23
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.57
M-Score: -2.50
WACC vs ROIC
4.09%
9.90%
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 (%) 4.10
NTK's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. NTK: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NTK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -26.88  Med: 3.84 Max: 12.11
Current: 4.1
-26.88
12.11
Net-margin (%) -0.27
NTK's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. NTK: -0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NTK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -34.4  Med: -0.36 Max: 4.11
Current: -0.27
-34.4
4.11
ROE (%) -18.47
NTK's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. NTK: -18.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NTK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -391.43  Med: -8.55 Max: 16.87
Current: -18.47
-391.43
16.87
ROA (%) -0.31
NTK's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. NTK: -0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NTK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -33.31  Med: -0.56 Max: 3.56
Current: -0.31
-33.31
3.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.44
NTK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. NTK: 19.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NTK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -134.56  Med: 18.22 Max: 128.34
Current: 19.44
-134.56
128.34
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.80
NTK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. NTK: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NTK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -47.15 Max: 5.5
Current: 4.8
0
5.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -6.90
NTK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. NTK: -6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NTK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -5.8
Current: -6.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.60
NTK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. NTK: -7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NTK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -7.6
Current: -7.6
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Financials


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Guru Trades

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

Jim Simons 67,252 sh (+18.61%)
Mario Gabelli 7,800 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2015

NTK Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 72,600 sh (+7.95%)
Mario Gabelli 7,800 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 15.80
NTK's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. NTK: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 53.76
NTK's P/B is ranked lower than
99% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. NTK: 53.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NTK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.84  Med: 10.79 Max: 64.11
Current: 53.76
2.84
64.11
P/S 0.49
NTK's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. NTK: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NTK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.49
0.15
0.59
POCF 77.75
NTK's POCF is ranked lower than
96% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.83 vs. NTK: 77.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NTK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.73  Med: 10.63 Max: 144.44
Current: 77.75
3.73
144.44
EV-to-EBIT 26.26
NTK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
77% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.67 vs. NTK: 26.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NTK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -9.5  Med: 23.90 Max: 119
Current: 26.26
-9.5
119
Current Ratio 1.78
NTK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. NTK: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NTK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.71 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.78
0.38
2.05
Quick Ratio 1.02
NTK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. NTK: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NTK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.38
Current: 1.02
0.25
1.38
Days Inventory 77.29
NTK's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
53% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 74.03 vs. NTK: 77.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NTK' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 59.41  Med: 65.49 Max: 79.96
Current: 77.29
59.41
79.96
Days Sales Outstanding 60.31
NTK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 58.85 vs. NTK: 60.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NTK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 41.86  Med: 46.71 Max: 54.11
Current: 60.31
41.86
54.11

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 2.83
NTK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NTK: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NTK' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.56 Max: 3.04
Current: 2.83
0.49
3.04
Price/Median PS Value 1.04
NTK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. NTK: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NTK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.21
Current: 1.04
0.33
1.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.79
NTK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. NTK: 3.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NTK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 4.10 Max: 7.8
Current: 3.79
0.8
7.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -3.70
NTK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. NTK: -3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NTK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -36.3  Med: 2811.40 Max: 9436.4
Current: -3.7
-36.3
9436.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
EPS($) -0.02 5.14
EPS without NRI($) -0.02 5.14

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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