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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 164.10
NX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
90% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. NX: 164.10 )
NX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 164.1

Equity to Asset 0.83
NX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. NX: 0.83 )
NX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.83

0.38
0.86
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 7.35
M-Score: -2.50
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -0.26
NX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.59 vs. NX: -0.26 )
NX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -30.61   Max: 14.87
Current: -0.26

-30.61
14.87
Net-margin (%) 2.15
NX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. NX: 2.15 )
NX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.43   Max: 15.35
Current: 2.15

-23.43
15.35
ROE (%) 5.44
NX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.46 vs. NX: 5.44 )
NX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.26   Max: 29.85
Current: 5.44

-28.26
29.85
ROA (%) 4.19
NX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. NX: 4.19 )
NX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.39   Max: 15.1
Current: 4.19

-22.39
15.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.30
NX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.78 vs. NX: -1.30 )
NX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -85.6   Max: 112.66
Current: -1.3

-85.6
112.66
Revenue Growth (%) 6.80
NX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. NX: 6.80 )
NX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.4   Max: 28.4
Current: 6.8

-26.4
28.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -13.80
NX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. NX: -13.80 )
NX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.9   Max: 52.7
Current: -13.8

-43.9
52.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

NX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 2,921,033 sh (+0.43%)
Michael Price 75,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2013

NX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 194,055 sh (New)
Michael Price 75,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,808,500 sh (-38.09%)
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Q1 2014

NX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 26,027 sh (New)
Jim Simons 325,699 sh (+67.84%)
Chuck Royce 1,882,000 sh (+4.06%)
Michael Price 72,374 sh (-3.5%)
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Q2 2014

NX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 13,862 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 118,248 sh (+354.33%)
Chuck Royce 1,917,286 sh (+1.87%)
Michael Price 60,000 sh (-17.1%)
Jim Simons 251,900 sh (-22.66%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NX

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 354.33%0.02%$17.29 - $21.23 $ 18.44-2%118248
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$18.03 - $20.97 $ 18.44-6%26027
Michael Price 2012-12-31 Reduce -27.97%0.07%$18.49 - $22.19 $ 18.44-8%67500
Michael Price 2011-12-31 New Buy0.25%$10.25 - $15.71 $ 18.4431%102500
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.365%$10.16 - $16.84 $ 18.4439%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $15.58 - $21.2 $ 18.44-2%0
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 30.90
NX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.30 vs. NX: 30.90 )
NX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.25   Max: 98.98
Current: 30.9

7.25
98.98
P/B 1.56
NX's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. NX: 1.56 )
NX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.56

0.47
1.89
P/S 0.64
NX's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. NX: 0.64 )
NX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.64

0.25
1.1
PFCF 47.28
NX's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 56.90 vs. NX: 47.28 )
NX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.03   Max: 142.29
Current: 47.28

7.03
142.29
EV-to-EBIT -206.94
NX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.01 vs. NX: -206.94 )
NX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.4   Max: 46.4
Current: -206.94

9.4
46.4
Current Ratio 3.62
NX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. NX: 3.62 )
NX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 3.68
Current: 3.62

1.11
3.68
Quick Ratio 2.85
NX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. NX: 2.85 )
NX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 3.01
Current: 2.85

0.69
3.01

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.90
NX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. NX: 0.90 )
NX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.53
Current: 0.9

0.17
1.53
Dividend Payout 11.34
NX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
56% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. NX: 11.34 )
NX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 3
Current: 11.34

0.07
3
Dividend growth (3y) 4.60
NX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NX: 4.60 )
NX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 74.7
Current: 4.6

0
74.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.71
NX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
53% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. NX: 1.71 )
NX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 2.91
Current: 1.71

0.32
2.91
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
NX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. NX: 0.70 )
NX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.2   Max: -38.9
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 17.24
NX's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
96% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NX: 17.24 )
NX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 12.74   Max: 247.83
Current: 17.24

12.74
247.83
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.29
NX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NX: 6.29 )
NX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.24   Max: 988.5
Current: 6.29

5.24
988.5
Price/Tangible Book 2.31
NX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. NX: 2.31 )
NX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 2.97
Current: 2.31

0.99
2.97
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.23
NX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. NX: 1.23 )
NX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.23

0.22
1.43
Price/Median PS Value 0.83
NX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. NX: 0.83 )
NX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.31
Current: 0.83

0.51
1.31
Price/Graham Number 1.74
NX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. NX: 1.74 )
NX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 2.9
Current: 1.74

0.92
2.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.60
NX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
55% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. NX: 1.60 )
NX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 10.7
Current: 1.6

2.2
10.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.99
NX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.28 vs. NX: 3.99 )
NX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.5   Max: 26.8
Current: 3.99

-11.5
26.8

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Quanex Building Products Corporation is organized in 1927 as a Michigan corporation under the name Michigan Seamless Tube Company. It reincorporated in Delaware in 1968 under the same name and then changed its name to Quanex Corporation in 1977. The Company is engaged in the production of aluminum flat-rolled products, flexible insulating glass spacer systems, extruded vinyl profiles, thin film solar panel sealants, and precision-formed metal and wood products which primarily serve the North American building products markets. The Company uses low-cost production processes, and engineering and metallurgical expertise to provide customers with specialized products for specific applications. The Company's businesses are managed on a decentralized basis and operate in two reportable business segments: Engineered Products and Aluminum Sheet Products. The Engineered Products segment is comprised of four fabricated metal components operations, two facilities producing wood fenestration components, one facility producing engineered wood flooring, four polyvinyl chloride extrusion facilities, and four flexible IG spacer facilities. The segment's operations produce window and door components for Original Equipment Manufacturers that mainly serve the residential construction, commercial construction, and remodeling markets. Products include insulating glass spacer systems, window and patio door screens, aluminum cladding and other roll formed metal window components, door components such as thresholds and astragals, residential exterior products, patio doors, window profiles and custom window grilles, trim and architectural moldings in a variety of woods, thin film solar panel sealants, and engineered wood flooring. The Aluminum Sheet Products segment is comprised of an aluminum mini-mill operation and three stand-alone aluminum sheet cold finishing operations. Aluminum sheet finishing capabilities include reducing reroll coil to specific gauge, annealing, slitting and custom coating. Customer end-use applications of the finished sheet include residential windows and screens, patio doors, exterior home trim, fascias, roof edgings, soffits, downspouts and gutters. Some of the main competitors of the Engineered Products business include Royal Group, Veka, Deceuninck, GED Integrated Solutions, Allmetal, Vision Industries, Aluminite, and Ritescreen. The Aluminum Sheet Products business competes with small to large aluminum sheet manufacturers such as Aleris, Jupiter, Alcoa, and JW Aluminum. Engineered Products segment sales are primarily to window and door OEMs through a direct sales force, whereas Aluminum Sheet Products segment sales are to OEM and distribution customers through both direct and indirect sales representatives. The Company has 20 manufacturing facilities in 9 states in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The Company is subject to extensive federal, state and local laws and regulations concerning the discharge o
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