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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.10
PCP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. PCP: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PCP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.10 Max: 4.9
Current: 0.1
0.02
4.9
Equity to Asset 0.56
PCP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. PCP: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PCP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.56
0.32
0.8
Interest Coverage 37.86
PCP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 59.99 vs. PCP: 37.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PCP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.58  Med: 16.15 Max: 638
Current: 37.86
3.58
638
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.98
M-Score: -2.46
WACC vs ROIC
9.45%
11.66%
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 26.09
PCP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. PCP: 26.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PCP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10  Med: 15.34 Max: 27.89
Current: 26.09
10
27.89
Net-margin (%) 15.28
PCP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. PCP: 15.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PCP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.06  Med: 8.67 Max: 18.64
Current: 15.28
-0.06
18.64
ROE (%) 13.30
PCP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. PCP: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PCP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.1  Med: 15.66 Max: 28.7
Current: 13.3
-0.1
28.7
ROA (%) 7.91
PCP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1641 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. PCP: 7.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PCP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.05  Med: 8.05 Max: 17.46
Current: 7.91
-0.05
17.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.59
PCP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1634 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. PCP: 42.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PCP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 24.91  Med: 47.53 Max: 77.8
Current: 42.59
24.91
77.8
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.10
PCP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. PCP: 12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PCP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.1  Med: 14.70 Max: 32.7
Current: 12.1
-10.1
32.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.30
PCP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. PCP: 14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PCP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.2  Med: 13.40 Max: 44.2
Current: 14.3
-9.2
44.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.40
PCP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. PCP: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PCP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.8  Med: 14.40 Max: 58.9
Current: 8.4
-13.8
58.9
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PCP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 258,700 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 328,801 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 679,582 sh (+16.41%)
Ron Baron 78,647 sh (+1.27%)
Pioneer Investments 315,382 sh (+1.13%)
Mariko Gordon 2,972 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,800 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 11,416 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 900 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 3,082,641 sh (-0.88%)
Tom Russo 11,175 sh (-1.32%)
Westport Asset Management 267,105 sh (-1.48%)
Warren Buffett 1,876,622 sh (-5.09%)
Mario Gabelli 753,462 sh (-7.25%)
RS Investment Management 16,794 sh (-8.48%)
Scott Black 29,585 sh (-21.41%)
Ray Dalio 23,817 sh (-26.74%)
Joel Greenblatt 17,902 sh (-83.90%)
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Q3 2014

PCP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Wallace Weitz 127,535 sh (New)
John Burbank 15,630 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 1,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 133,900 sh (+7338.89%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,823,067 sh (+454.46%)
Tom Russo 24,680 sh (+120.85%)
Ray Dalio 34,211 sh (+43.64%)
Jeremy Grantham 749,670 sh (+10.31%)
Scott Black 29,609 sh (+0.08%)
Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 900 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 337,101 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 11,416 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 2,082,222 sh (unchged)
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 17,818 sh (-0.47%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,064,648 sh (-0.58%)
Westport Asset Management 262,105 sh (-1.87%)
Mario Gabelli 730,180 sh (-3.09%)
Ron Baron 71,645 sh (-8.90%)
RS Investment Management 14,958 sh (-10.93%)
Mariko Gordon 2,052 sh (-30.96%)
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Q4 2014

PCP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 368,100 sh (+174.91%)
Prem Watsa 2,000 sh (+100.00%)
Ray Dalio 65,211 sh (+90.61%)
Wallace Weitz 241,278 sh (+89.19%)
Joel Greenblatt 29,238 sh (+64.09%)
RS Investment Management 22,755 sh (+52.13%)
Pioneer Investments 468,615 sh (+39.01%)
Warren Buffett 2,853,688 sh (+37.05%)
Jeremy Grantham 812,869 sh (+8.43%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,092,962 sh (+0.92%)
Tom Russo 24,690 sh (+0.04%)
Jeff Auxier 11,416 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 900 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Ron Baron 71,321 sh (-0.45%)
Scott Black 29,449 sh (-0.54%)
Mario Gabelli 709,451 sh (-2.84%)
Westport Asset Management 242,105 sh (-7.63%)
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Q1 2015

PCP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Daniel Loeb 500,000 sh (New)
Bill Nygren 1,000,000 sh (New)
Jeff Ubben 569,185 sh (New)
George Soros 25,000 sh (New)
Lou Simpson 1,352,140 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 500,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,396 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 120,025 sh (+310.51%)
Wallace Weitz 377,852 sh (+56.60%)
Warren Buffett 4,200,792 sh (+47.21%)
Scott Black 41,433 sh (+40.69%)
Pioneer Investments 622,352 sh (+32.81%)
Tom Russo 31,375 sh (+27.08%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,527,635 sh (+14.05%)
Mario Gabelli 742,672 sh (+4.68%)
First Eagle Investment 900 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 2,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 242,105 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 803,934 sh (-1.10%)
Jeff Auxier 7,391 sh (-35.26%)
Steven Cohen 199,600 sh (-45.78%)
Ron Baron 33,423 sh (-53.14%)
Ray Dalio 26,943 sh (-58.68%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Precision Castparts Corp

Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Precision Castparts Corp - May 29, 2015

Precision Castparts (PCP) has experienced weakness in demand from one of its important jet engine customers and softness in its less important energy-related businesses. As a result, management was forced to withdraw its long-standing estimate of $16.00 per share earnings for fiscal 2016. On its earnings call for fiscal 2015, ended March 31, management is expected to lay out revised forecasts for the new year as well as long-term goals.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Select Cap Fund Q1 2015 Commentary.

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Bill Nygren Comments on Precision Castparts Corp - Apr 09, 2015

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP - $212)

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP) is a manufacturer of complex metal components and products, including castings, forgings, fasteners and aerostructures for aerospace, power generation and general industrial applications. Precision Castparts enjoys what we believe is an outstanding corporate culture and is led by a long-tenured CEO who is known for aggressively pursuing operating efficiencies. For many years, the company’s stock traded at a significant premium to other aerospace and industrial peers, but recent weakness has brought the share price to attractive levels relative to these industry groups and the S&P 500. We believe the current valuation of less than 15x earnings is overly punitive, considering PCP’s organic growth prospects and the company’s ability to add value through acquisitions. PCP is providing more components on key new airplanes, which should allow the company to outgrow its end markets. In addition, management projects $4 billion-$6 billion of acquisition opportunities over the next couple of years with return characteristics similar to its existing business. Finally, the company’s unique technical and process capabilities, coupled with its efficiently run operations, should allow it to continue to generate above-average margins. We are pleased to have the opportunity to add shares of what we consider a best-in-class company at a price that implies it is only average.

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)’s Oakmark Fund - 1Q 2015 Letter.

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Wallace Weitz Comments on Precision Castparts - Oct 17, 2014

Precision Castparts (PCP) is a global, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products sold primarily to aerospace, power and industrial customers. CEO Mark Donegan is a first-rate operator, sound strategic thinker and highly skilled acquirer / integrator. Concerns over the health of the new commercial aircraft cycle provided us an opportunity to establish an initial position at what we believe is an attractive discount. We have been heartened by management’s more recent decisions to repurchase stock and look forward to the prospect of additional value-accretive M&A in the future.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value Fund Q3 2014 Commentary.

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Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Precision Castparts Corp - Jul 28, 2014

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP), the Fund’s second largest position, was off 6%, costing 61 basis points. There are questions regarding the future organic growth rate of the commercial aircraft industry and the company. This comes despite the company’s continuing profit improvement as it integrates recent acquisitions.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Select Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Westport Fund Comments on Precision Castparts Corp - Jul 28, 2014

The cancellation of a large order for Airbus A-350 aircraft by the United Arab Emirates caused investors to question the bright outlook for commercial aircraft production. Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP), a major supplier of aerospace components, saw its shares decline, decreasing portfolio return by 32 basis points in this period. These events appear transitory and should not have a long term impact on valuation.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Sequoia Fund's Discussion of Precision Castparts - Mar 07, 2014

The fiscal year of Precision Castparts ends in March. Through the first nine months of the fiscal year, sales increased 20% and earnings per share advanced 26%. The company is on track to earn about $12 for fiscal 2014, up about 23% from $9.36 a year ago. Precision continues to deploy its cash flow on acquisitions. Its $2.9 billion acquisition of Timet , the largest independent titanium manufacturer in the U.S., is on track to exceed original expectations for synergies. It expects to close the $600 million purchase of Permaswage, a maker of aerospace fittings, by the middle of 2014. Despite aggressive acquisition activity in recent years, Precision retains a strong balance sheet and plenty of flexibility to make more acquisitions. Management believes it will earn about $16 per share in fiscal year 2016, which implies high-teens annual growth.



Source: Sequoia Fund's 2013 Annual Report - Management's Discussion of Fund Performance



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Westport Asset Management Comments on Precision Castparts Corp. - Jan 21, 2014

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP) is a prime component supplier to the commercial aircraft manufacturers. Indicative of the attractiveness of this business was The Boeing Company ' s recent announcement that its year - end backlog was 5,080 planes compared to the 648 jets delivered in 2013. By the same token, Airbus ' (a subsidiary of Airbus Group NV) backlog at the end of November was 5,400 versus the 562 planes del ivered in the first eleven months of the year.

 

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth quarter 2013 commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Precision Castparts Corp. - Jan 06, 2014

Precision Castparts Corp. (1.6%) (PCP - $227.24 - NYSE)(PCP) is a manufacturer of investment castings and forgings, primarily for the aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets. The company also makes fasteners and industrial products for the automotive, aerospace, and general industrial markets. PCP is a strong cash flow generator, and we continue to believe the company will use its cash for acquisitions, such as the recently completed Titanium Metals Corporation. PCP's acquisition strategy centers on buying businesses within the company's core competencies, which include manufacturing component products for complex end users. The strategy also includes finding companies that have procurement or technologies similar to PCP's and similar customer profiles. These characteristics should provide opportunities for PCP to improve the acquired company's profitability, thereby enhancing PCP's earnings.

 

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s third quarter 2013 commentary.

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Westport Asset Management Comments on Precision Castparts - Aug 08, 2013

Making the third largest contribution for the half was Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP), the components supplier to the aerospace industry. After being essentially flat in the first quarter, the stock rose over 19% in the second quarter, adding 177 basis points to performance. As we had anticipated, the shares rose as problems with Boeing's 787 were resolved.

From Westport Asset Management's second quarter 2013 letter.


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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.89
PCP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. PCP: 18.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PCP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.6  Med: 20.14 Max: 439.77
Current: 18.89
6.6
439.77
Forward P/E 15.72
PCP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. PCP: 15.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.00
PCP's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. PCP: 19.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PCP' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.65  Med: 20.34 Max: 26.57
Current: 19
6.65
26.57
P/B 2.56
PCP's P/B is ranked lower than
65% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. PCP: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PCP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.41  Med: 2.97 Max: 6.15
Current: 2.56
1.41
6.15
P/S 2.88
PCP's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 1696 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. PCP: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PCP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.99 Max: 4.2
Current: 2.88
1.01
4.2
PFCF 23.14
PCP's PFCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 22.04 vs. PCP: 23.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PCP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.68  Med: 24.01 Max: 67.29
Current: 23.14
7.68
67.29
POCF 16.93
PCP's POCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. PCP: 16.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PCP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.24  Med: 19.46 Max: 38.39
Current: 16.93
6.24
38.39
EV-to-EBIT 12.36
PCP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 1320 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 15.14 vs. PCP: 12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PCP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.2  Med: 13.80 Max: 17.6
Current: 12.36
4.2
17.6
PEG 1.27
PCP's PEG is ranked higher than
61% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. PCP: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PCP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.27 Max: 11.38
Current: 1.27
0.16
11.38
Shiller P/E 21.42
PCP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 24.28 vs. PCP: 21.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PCP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.67  Med: 25.71 Max: 73.01
Current: 21.42
12.67
73.01
Current Ratio 2.11
PCP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. PCP: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PCP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 1.88 Max: 3.88
Current: 2.11
1.21
3.88
Quick Ratio 0.82
PCP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. PCP: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PCP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.94 Max: 2.33
Current: 0.82
0.64
2.33
Days Inventory 195.07
PCP's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
84% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 92.24 vs. PCP: 195.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PCP' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 65.13  Med: 87.62 Max: 190.99
Current: 195.07
65.13
190.99
Days Sales Outstanding 63.68
PCP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 76.47 vs. PCP: 63.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PCP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 48.63  Med: 58.98 Max: 74.22
Current: 63.68
48.63
74.22

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.06
PCP's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
99% of the 1690 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. PCP: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PCP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.24
Current: 0.06
0.04
0.24
Dividend Payout 0.01
PCP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. PCP: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PCP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.15
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.15
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.06
PCP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
98% of the 1730 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. PCP: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PCP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.24
Current: 0.06
0.04
0.24
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
PCP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. PCP: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PCP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.5  Med: -1.80 Max: -8.6
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 53.17
PCP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 1526 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. PCP: 53.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PCP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.64  Med: 9.81 Max: 55.56
Current: 53.17
3.64
55.56
Price/Projected FCF 1.15
PCP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. PCP: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PCP' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.52 Max: 2.48
Current: 1.15
0.72
2.48
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.78
PCP's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
83% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. PCP: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
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Price/Median PS Value 0.96
PCP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 1586 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. PCP: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PCP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.55 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.96
0.18
1.31
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.06
PCP's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. PCP: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PCP' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.11 Max: 4.59
Current: 1.06
0.32
4.59
Price/Graham Number 6.52
PCP's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
88% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. PCP: 6.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PCP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 2.73 Max: 6.81
Current: 6.52
1.14
6.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.17
PCP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. PCP: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PCP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.7  Med: 7.30 Max: 23.9
Current: 8.17
5.7
23.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.47
PCP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. PCP: 21.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PCP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 16.70 Max: 48.8
Current: 21.47
1.6
48.8

Analyst Estimate

Mar16 Mar17 Mar18
Revenue(Mil) 10,186 10,727 11,254
EPS($) 12.92 14.45 16.03
EPS without NRI($) 12.92 14.45 16.03

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Metal Fabrication
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Traded in other countries:PC9.Germany,
Precision Castparts Corp was incorporated in the State of Oregon. The Company is a manufacturer of complex metal components and products provides high-quality investment castings, forgings and fasteners/fastener systems for critical aerospace and power applications. It also provides investment castings and forgings for general industrial, armament, medical and other applications; nickel alloys and mill forms, as well as cobalt alloys, for the aerospace, chemical processing, oil and gas, pollution control and other industries; seamless pipe for coal-fired, industrial gas turbine, and nuclear power plants, as well as oil and gas applications; fasteners for automotive and general industrial markets; specialty alloys for the investment casting industry; refiner plates, screen cylinders and other products for the pulp and paper industry; metal-injection-molded and ThixoFormedparts for automotive and other markets; grinder pumps and affiliated components for low pressure sewer systems; critical auxiliary equipment and gas monitoring systems for the power generation industry; and metalworking tools for the fastener market and other applications. It manufactures complex metal components and products in three main business segments: Investment Cast Products, Forged Products and Fastener Products. The Company's Investment Cast Products segment manufactures investment castings for aircraft engines, IGT engines, airframes, medical prostheses, armament, unmanned aerial vehicles and other industrial applications. The segment also provides alloys to PCC's investment casting operations, as well as to other investment casting companies. It manufactures forged components for the aerospace and power generation markets. Forged Products' aerospace and IGT sales are mainly derived from the same large engine customers served by the Investment Cast Products segment, with additional aerospace sales to manufacturers of landing gear and airframes. Therefore, the dynamics of the aerospace and IGT markets, as described in the Investment Cast Products section above, are virtually the same for Forged Products. It manufactures forged components for the aerospace and power generation markets. Forged Products' aerospace and IGT sales are mainly derived from the same large engine customers served by the Investment Cast Products segment, with additional aerospace sales to manufacturers of landing gear and airframes. Therefore, the dynamics of the aerospace and IGT markets, as described in the Investment Cast Products section above, are virtually the same for Forged Products. The Company's main competitors are Ladish Co., a subsidiary of Allegheny Technologies, Inc., Fortech, S.A. and Thyssen AG for aerospace turbine products, Alcoa Inc. and Firth Rixson Limited for aerospace structural products, Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes and Sumitomo Corporation for energy products and Allegheny Technologies, Inc., Carpenter Technology Corporation, Haynes International, Inc., an
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