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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 11.52
NAS:NWPX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
80% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. NAS:NWPX: 11.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:NWPX' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 11.52
Current: 11.52
0
11.52
Equity to Asset 0.85
NAS:NWPX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NAS:NWPX: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:NWPX' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.85
0.36
0.85
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 3.98
M-Score: -4.59
WACC vs ROIC
9.98%
-13.71%
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -21.44
NAS:NWPX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. NAS:NWPX: -21.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:NWPX' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.44  Med: 7.23 Max: 12.7
Current: -21.44
-21.44
12.7
Net-margin (%) -17.70
NAS:NWPX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. NAS:NWPX: -17.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:NWPX' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.7  Med: 1.11 Max: 6.94
Current: -17.7
-17.7
6.94
ROE (%) -13.58
NAS:NWPX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. NAS:NWPX: -13.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:NWPX' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.58  Med: 2.43 Max: 12.32
Current: -13.58
-13.58
12.32
ROA (%) -11.31
NAS:NWPX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. NAS:NWPX: -11.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:NWPX' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.31  Med: 1.38 Max: 6.78
Current: -11.31
-11.31
6.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -16.32
NAS:NWPX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.59 vs. NAS:NWPX: -16.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:NWPX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.32  Med: 9.44 Max: 15.66
Current: -16.32
-16.32
15.66
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -15.60
NAS:NWPX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -5.70 vs. NAS:NWPX: -15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:NWPX' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.6  Med: 1.2 Max: 23.1
Current: -15.6
-15.6
23.1
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Q4 2015

NWPX Guru Trades in Q4 2015

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NWPX Guru Trades in Q2 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel
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Northwest Pipe Co is a North American manufacturer of large-diameter, high-pressure steel pipeline systems for use in water infrastructure applications, related to drinking water systems. It also manufactures other welded steel pipe products.

Northwest Pipe Co was incorporated in the State of Oregon. The Company is a North American manufacturer of large diameter, high-pressure steel pipeline systems for use in water infrastructure applications, related to drinking water systems. The Company also manufactures other welded steel pipe products for use in a wide range of applications, including energy, construction, agriculture, and industrial uses. The Company's pipeline systems are also used for hydroelectric power systems, wastewater systems and other applications. It also makes products for industrial plant piping systems and certain structural applications. The Company operates in two business segments, Water Transmission and Tubular Products. The Company manufactures water infrastructure steel pipe products through its Water Transmission Group. The Water Transmission Group produces large diameter, high pressure, and engineered welded steel pipe products for use in water transmission applications. Company has eight Water Transmission manufacturing facilities, located to meet North America's growing needs for water and wastewater infrastructure. It markets water infrastructure products through an internal sales force. The Company also manufactures smaller diameter electric resistance welded (ERW) steel pipe and other welded steel pipe products through Tubular Products Group. Its smaller diameter pipe is used for applications in energy, structural, commercial and industrial uses. The Company has three centrally located Tubular Products manufacturing facilities in the United States and markets products through an internal sales force. The Company's Water Transmission manufacturing facilities are located in areas including; Oregon, Colorado, California, West Virginia, Texas, Missouri, Utah, and Mexico. The Company's competitors in Water Transmission business in the western United States and southwestern Canada is National Oilwell Varco, Inc. East of the Rocky Mountains, its primary competition includes: American Cast Iron Pipe Company and U.S. Pipe, which manufacture ductile iron pipe; American Spiral Weld Pipe Company, which manufactures spiral welded steel pipe; and Hanson Pipe & Precast, which manufactures concrete pressure pipe and spiral welded steel pipe. The Company's Tubular Product competes with U.S. Steel, TMK Ipsco, Boomerang, Energex, Tex Tube, Tenaris, Evraz, California Steel Industries and Welded Tubes, as well as foreign competitors. The Company is subject to federal, state, local and foreign environmental and occupational safety and health laws and regulations, violation of which could give rise to fines, penalties, other civil sanctions or criminal sanctions.

Guru Investment Theses on Northwest Pipe Co

Royce Funds Comments on Northwest Pipe - Mar 15, 2016

Northwest Pipe (NASDAQ:NWPX) makes large-diameter, high-pressure steel pipe products used for water transmission. It also moved into the oilfield country tubular goods market close to the time energy prices began to plummet, which hurt growth and revenues. It’s moving out of that business and concentrating on what we think it does best, making us confident in its recovery potential.





From the Royce Opportunity Fund fourth quarter 2015 commentary.



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Royce Funds Comments on Northwest Pipe Guru stock highlight
Northwest Pipe (NASDAQ:NWPX) makes large-diameter, high-pressure steel pipe products used for water transmission. It also moved into the oilfield country tubular goods market close to the time energy prices began to plummet, which hurt growth and revenues. It’s moving out of that business and concentrating on what we think it does best, making us confident in its recovery potential. Read more...

Ratios

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Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 28.12
NWPX's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
82% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9.35 vs. NWPX: 28.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
NWPX' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67  Med: 17.83 Max: 235.22
Current: 28.12
2.67
235.22
P/B 0.88
NWPX's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. NWPX: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NWPX' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.98 Max: 2.04
Current: 0.88
0.38
2.04
P/S 1.10
NWPX's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. NWPX: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NWPX' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.39
Current: 1.1
0.35
1.39
PFCF 9.10
NWPX's PFCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. NWPX: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NWPX' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.78  Med: 12.5 Max: 47.32
Current: 9.1
1.78
47.32
POCF 8.03
NWPX's POCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. NWPX: 8.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NWPX' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 8.37 Max: 1414.84
Current: 8.03
1.5
1414.84
Shiller P/E 71.26
NWPX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 18.36 vs. NWPX: 71.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NWPX' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.93  Med: 16.96 Max: 72.19
Current: 71.26
8.93
72.19
Current Ratio 4.98
NWPX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. NWPX: 4.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NWPX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 3.36 Max: 7.45
Current: 4.98
1.6
7.45
Quick Ratio 4.04
NWPX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. NWPX: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NWPX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.08 Max: 4.66
Current: 4.04
0.92
4.66
Days Inventory 62.69
NWPX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
61% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 75.99 vs. NWPX: 62.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NWPX' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 62.69  Med: 82.52 Max: 136.59
Current: 62.69
62.69
136.59
Days Sales Outstanding 51.52
NWPX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 56.62 vs. NWPX: 51.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NWPX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.95  Med: 59.3 Max: 162.43
Current: 51.52
38.95
162.43
Days Payable 10.12
NWPX's Days Payable is ranked lower than
90% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 49.08 vs. NWPX: 10.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NWPX' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.94  Med: 27.81 Max: 64.05
Current: 10.12
6.94
64.05

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.60
NWPX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. NWPX: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NWPX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.6  Med: -0.6 Max: -0.3
Current: -0.6
-10.6
-0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.47
NWPX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. NWPX: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
NWPX' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.36  Med: 5.41 Max: 15.43
Current: 2.47
1.36
15.43
Price/Tangible Book 0.87
NWPX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. NWPX: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NWPX' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.15 Max: 2.68
Current: 0.87
0.43
2.68
Price/Projected FCF 0.56
NWPX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. NWPX: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NWPX' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 2.76 Max: 279
Current: 0.56
0.33
279
Price/Median PS Value 1.64
NWPX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. NWPX: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NWPX' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.64
0.25
1.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -20.76
NWPX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. NWPX: -20.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NWPX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21  Med: 9 Max: 17.7
Current: -20.76
-21
17.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 36.22
NWPX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -3.87 vs. NWPX: 36.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NWPX' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.9  Med: 3.5 Max: 68.8
Current: 36.22
-50.9
68.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $162.6
EPS (TTM) $ -3.00
Beta0.95
Short Percentage of Float4.11%
52-Week Range $7.46 - 18.92
Shares Outstanding (Mil)9.60

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 159 175 195
EPS ($) -2.67 -0.22 0.41
EPS w/o NRI ($) -2.67 -0.22 0.41
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
10.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Royce Funds Comments on Northwest Pipe Mar 15 2016 
Royce Opportunity Fund Annual Letter to Shareholders Mar 15 2016 
Northwest Pipe Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 15 2010 
Northwest Pipe Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 04 2010 
Northwest Pipe Company Reports Operating Results (10-K) Nov 04 2010 
Northwest Pipe Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 04 2010 
Northwest Pipe Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 04 2010 
August 12, 2010 52-Week Low Wrap-Up: Mirant, Hudson City Bancorp, Northwest Pipe, PICO Holdings, Her Aug 13 2010 
June 3, 2010 52-Week Low Wrap-Up: Athens Bancshares, Northwest Pipe, Sharps Compliance, Pride Intern Jun 03 2010 
Northwest Pipe Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 07 2009 

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