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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 0.13
PLOW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. PLOW: 0.13 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.32
Current: 0.13

0.13
0.32
Equity to Asset 0.36
PLOW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 1671 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. PLOW: 0.36 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.36

0.25
0.49
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.43
M-Score: -2.24
WACC vs ROIC
11.16%
16.33%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 23.79
PLOW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1753 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. PLOW: 23.79 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.11   Max: 23.79
Current: 23.79

12.11
23.79
Net-margin (%) 13.17
PLOW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1754 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. PLOW: 13.17 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.75   Max: 13.17
Current: 13.17

-0.75
13.17
ROE (%) 24.53
PLOW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1741 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. PLOW: 24.53 )
PLOW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 24.32
Current: 24.53

1.2
24.32
ROA (%) 10.20
PLOW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. PLOW: 10.20 )
PLOW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 9.46
Current: 10.2

0.44
9.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 71.91
PLOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1767 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 14.49 vs. PLOW: 71.91 )
PLOW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 28.28   Max: 112.92
Current: 71.91

28.28
112.92
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
PLOW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. PLOW: 12.60 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 12.6
Current: 12.6

0
12.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 19.00
PLOW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1332 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. PLOW: 19.00 )
PLOW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 19
Current: 19

0
19
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 27.20
PLOW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1182 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. PLOW: 27.20 )
PLOW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 79.4
Current: 27.2

0
79.4
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

PLOW Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 146,749 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 50,000 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

PLOW Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 28,533 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 50,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 97,443 sh (-33.60%)
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Q3 2014

PLOW Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 21,889 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 63,800 sh (+27.60%)
Joel Greenblatt 21,430 sh (-24.89%)
Jim Simons 14,300 sh (-85.32%)
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Q4 2014

PLOW Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 56,500 sh (+295.10%)
Joel Greenblatt 44,769 sh (+108.91%)
Chuck Royce 71,100 sh (+11.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,459 sh (-20.24%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.70
PLOW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 22.10 vs. PLOW: 12.70 )
PLOW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.27   Max: 194.39
Current: 12.7

11.27
194.39
Forward P/E 21.60
PLOW's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLOW: 21.60 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.80
PLOW's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. PLOW: 12.80 )
PLOW' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.12   Max: 177.11
Current: 12.8

11.12
177.11
P/B 2.90
PLOW's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. PLOW: 2.90 )
PLOW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 3.09
Current: 2.9

1.41
3.09
P/S 1.66
PLOW's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. PLOW: 1.66 )
PLOW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 2.48
Current: 1.66

0.98
2.48
PFCF 10.20
PLOW's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLOW: 10.20 )
PLOW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.74   Max: 128.54
Current: 10.2

5.74
128.54
POCF 9.43
PLOW's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.81 vs. PLOW: 9.43 )
PLOW' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.85   Max: 57.62
Current: 9.43

4.85
57.62
EV-to-EBIT 9.22
PLOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 18.54 vs. PLOW: 9.22 )
PLOW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.4   Max: 41
Current: 9.22

8.4
41
PEG 3.05
PLOW's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLOW: 3.05 )
PLOW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.74   Max: 3.33
Current: 3.05

2.74
3.33
Current Ratio 3.12
PLOW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. PLOW: 3.12 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.73   Max: 5.57
Current: 3.12

2.73
5.57
Quick Ratio 2.06
PLOW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. PLOW: 2.06 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 4.24
Current: 2.06

1.95
4.24
Days Inventory 77.26
PLOW's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
61% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 63.27 vs. PLOW: 77.26 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 63.27   Max: 103.15
Current: 77.26

63.27
103.15
Days Sales Outstanding 73.26
PLOW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 67.47 vs. PLOW: 73.26 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 57.94   Max: 79.53
Current: 73.26

57.94
79.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.86
PLOW's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
88% of the 1355 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. PLOW: 3.86 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 6.43
Current: 3.86

1.21
6.43
Dividend Payout 0.49
PLOW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
65% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. PLOW: 0.49 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 4.26
Current: 0.49

0.49
4.26
Dividend growth (3y) 2.60
PLOW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
66% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. PLOW: 2.60 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 29.7
Current: 2.6

0
29.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.80
PLOW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. PLOW: 3.80 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 6.43
Current: 3.8

1.21
6.43
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
PLOW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. PLOW: -0.60 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -14.2
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
PLOW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 58.00 vs. PLOW: 1.20 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 1.18
Current: 1.2

Price/Median PS Value 1.00
PLOW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PLOW: 1.00 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 1.36
Current: 1

0.92
1.36
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.80
PLOW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLOW: 1.80 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 1.8

Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.10
PLOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1751 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. PLOW: 11.10 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 12
Current: 11.1

2.4
12
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.49
PLOW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. PLOW: 12.49 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1   Max: 10.5
Current: 12.49

1
10.5

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
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Traded in other countries:5D4.Germany,
Douglas Dynamics Inc was formed as a Delaware corporation in 2004. The Company designs, manufactures and sells snow and ice control equipment for light trucks, which consists of snowplows, sand and salt spreaders, and related parts and accessories. It sells its products under the WESTERN, FISHER and BLIZZARD brands. The Company holds approximately 29 U.S. registered trademarks including WESTERN, FISHER, BLIZZARD, SNOWEX, TURFEX and SWEEPEX, 10 Canadian registered trademarks, 5 European trademarks, 43 U.S. issued patents, 11 Canadian patents and two Chinese trademarks. It sells its products through a distributor network to professional snowplowers who are contracted to remove snow and ice from commercial, municipal and residential areas. The Company's products are sold through a network of over 2,100 points of sale. Direct points of shipment are predominantly through North American truck equipment and lawn care equipment distributors. Its primary competitors include Northern Star Industries, Inc. and Meyer Products LLC. The Company's operations are subject to certain federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to, among other things, the generation, storage, handling, emission, transportation, disposal and discharge of hazardous and non-hazardous substances and materials into the environment, the manufacturing of motor vehicle accessories and employee health and safety.
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