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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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Cash to Debt 0.03
PGEM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. PGEM: 0.03 )
PGEM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.09
Current: 0.03

0.01
0.09
Equity to Asset -0.08
PGEM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. PGEM: -0.08 )
PGEM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.36   Max: 0.21
Current: -0.08

-0.36
0.21
Interest Coverage 0.86
PGEM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.92 vs. PGEM: 0.86 )
PGEM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.71
Current: 0.86

0.3
1.71
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.02
M-Score: -2.17
WACC vs ROIC
4.95%
7.01%
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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Operating margin (%) 3.93
PGEM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.35 vs. PGEM: 3.93 )
PGEM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -36.61   Max: 11.28
Current: 3.93

-36.61
11.28
Net-margin (%) -2.00
PGEM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. PGEM: -2.00 )
PGEM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -42.42   Max: 3.77
Current: -2

-42.42
3.77
ROA (%) -2.73
PGEM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. PGEM: -2.73 )
PGEM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.65   Max: 2.91
Current: -2.73

-36.65
2.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.95
PGEM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.54 vs. PGEM: 19.95 )
PGEM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -148.63   Max: 57.59
Current: 19.95

-148.63
57.59
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

PGEM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 25,000 sh (New)
David Tepper 422,988 sh (+22.88%)
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PGEM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 115,461 sh (New)
David Tepper 422,988 sh (unchged)
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PGEM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 11,015 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 613,500 sh (New)
George Soros 134,900 sh (+16.84%)
David Tepper Sold Out
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Q4 2014

PGEM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 1,026,366 sh (+67.30%)
George Soros Sold Out
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Guru Investment Theses on Ply Gem Holdings Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Ply Gem Holdings Inc. - Aug 08, 2013

Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. (PGEM) is a leading manufacturer of exterior building products, selling siding and windows and doors to both the new construction and repair/remodel channels. The business was built through acquisition in the mid-2000's and then went through a skillful downsizing as the housing market collapsed. The company recently came public to capitalize on the nascent housing recovery. We like the company's leadership position in its product lines and believe management has proved to be very capable. We expect sales and profits to grow materially based on the continued cyclical of recovery of residential housing construction (we expect starts to double from present levels), market share gains, new product introductions and acquisitions. We believe that cash flow can triple from its present base. Putting a reasonable multiple on that expected cash flow and adjusting the balance sheet to reflect projected debt levels drives a stock price that is a double from our cost.

From Ron Baron's second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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Forward P/E 11.38
PGEM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PGEM: 11.38 )
N/A
P/S 0.59
PGEM's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. PGEM: 0.59 )
PGEM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.59

0.39
0.95
EV-to-EBIT 30.02
PGEM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.43 vs. PGEM: 30.02 )
PGEM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 28   Max: 201.1
Current: 30.02

28
201.1
Current Ratio 1.87
PGEM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. PGEM: 1.87 )
PGEM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.87

1.58
2.27
Quick Ratio 1.10
PGEM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. PGEM: 1.10 )
PGEM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 1.37
Current: 1.1

0.99
1.37
Days Inventory 46.34
PGEM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
87% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 88.29 vs. PGEM: 46.34 )
PGEM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 32.89   Max: 53.91
Current: 46.34

32.89
53.91
Days Sales Outstanding 43.73
PGEM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 72.05 vs. PGEM: 43.73 )
PGEM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 28.12   Max: 45.27
Current: 43.73

28.12
45.27

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.00
PGEM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PGEM: 1.00 )
PGEM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 1.35
Current: 1

1.03
1.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.20
PGEM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. PGEM: 3.20 )
PGEM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.6
Current: 3.2

0.5
3.6

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Traded in other countries:PG6.Germany,
Ply Gem Holdings Inc., was incorporated on January 23, 2004. The Company is a manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. It operates in two reportable segments: Siding, Fencing, and Stone; and Windows and Doors. These two segments produce a comprehensive product line of vinyl siding, designer accents, cellular PVC trim, vinyl fencing, vinyl railing, stone veneer and vinyl windows and doors used in both the new construction market and the home repair and remodeling market in the United States and Canada. The Company also manufactures vinyl and aluminum soffit and siding accessories, aluminum trim coil, wood windows, aluminum windows, vinyl and aluminum-clad windows and steel and fiberglass doors, enabling to bundle complementary and color-matched products and accessories with its core products. In its Siding, Fencing and Stone segment, the Company products include vinyl siding and skirting, vinyl and aluminum soffit, aluminum trim coil, cellular PVC trim and mouldings, J-channels, wide crown molding, window and door trim, F-channels, among others. PVC resin and aluminum are components in the production of its Siding, Fencing, and Stone products. PVC resin and aluminum are commodity products and are available from both domestic and international suppliers. The Company's competitors are Azek, Inteplast, Kommerling, Jain, Wolfpac, Tapco, CertainTeed and Royal Building Products. In its Windows and Doors segment, the Company products include vinyl, aluminum-clad vinyl, aluminum, wood and clad-wood windows and patio doors and steel, wood, among others. PVC compound, wood, aluminum and glass are components in the production of its window and door products. These products are commodity products available from both domestic and international suppliers. Its competitors in the United States include national brands, such as Jeld-Wen, Simonton, Pella and Andersen, among others, and its competitors in Canada include Jeld-Wen, All Weather, Loewen, and numerous regional brands. It possess an array of intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, tradenames, licenses, proprietary technology and know-how and other proprietary rights. The Company is subject to United States and Canadian federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations relating to pollution and the protection of the environment, including those governing emissions to air, discharges to water, use, storage and transport of hazardous materials, storage, treatment and disposal of waste, remediation of contaminated sites, and protection of worker health and safety.

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