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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 0.11
PLOW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
86% of the 1182 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. PLOW: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.12 Max: N/A
Current: 0.11
Equity to Asset 0.37
PLOW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. PLOW: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.49
Current: 0.37
0.25
0.49
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.39
M-Score: -2.10
WACC vs ROIC
10.22%
15.19%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 22.12
PLOW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. PLOW: 22.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.11  Med: 15.81 Max: 23.79
Current: 22.12
12.11
23.79
Net-margin (%) 12.08
PLOW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. PLOW: 12.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.75  Med: 5.82 Max: 13.17
Current: 12.08
-0.75
13.17
ROE (%) 23.05
PLOW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9.05 vs. PLOW: 23.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 9.54 Max: 23.95
Current: 23.05
1.19
23.95
ROA (%) 9.41
PLOW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1196 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. PLOW: 9.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 2.99 Max: 9.46
Current: 9.41
0.44
9.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 66.53
PLOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. PLOW: 66.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 18.88  Med: 45.19 Max: 112.69
Current: 66.53
18.88
112.69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
PLOW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. PLOW: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -7.30 Max: 12.6
Current: 12.6
0
12.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 19.00
PLOW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. PLOW: 19.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -11.10 Max: 19
Current: 19
0
19
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 27.20
PLOW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. PLOW: 27.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 3.80 Max: 79.4
Current: 27.2
0
79.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2015

PLOW Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 71,100 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 14,822 sh (-15.10%)
Joel Greenblatt 20,958 sh (-53.19%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.21
PLOW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. PLOW: 12.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.27  Med: 22.46 Max: 194.39
Current: 12.21
11.27
194.39
Forward P/E 19.53
PLOW's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
77% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.86 vs. PLOW: 19.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.70
PLOW's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. PLOW: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.12  Med: 22.29 Max: 177.11
Current: 11.7
11.12
177.11
P/B 2.71
PLOW's P/B is ranked lower than
71% of the 1142 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. PLOW: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PLOW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.41  Med: 2.08 Max: 3.09
Current: 2.71
1.41
3.09
P/S 1.42
PLOW's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. PLOW: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PLOW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.65 Max: 2.48
Current: 1.42
0.98
2.48
PFCF 9.25
PLOW's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. PLOW: 9.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PLOW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.74  Med: 10.33 Max: 128.54
Current: 9.25
5.74
128.54
POCF 8.37
PLOW's POCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.02 vs. PLOW: 8.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PLOW' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.85  Med: 9.75 Max: 57.62
Current: 8.37
4.85
57.62
EV-to-EBIT 8.89
PLOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.22 vs. PLOW: 8.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PLOW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.4  Med: 13.60 Max: 41
Current: 8.89
8.4
41
PEG 2.79
PLOW's PEG is ranked lower than
71% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. PLOW: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PLOW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.16 Max: 3.31
Current: 2.79
1.03
3.31
Shiller P/E 26.65
PLOW's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.91 vs. PLOW: 26.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.9  Med: 29.71 Max: 36.22
Current: 26.65
25.9
36.22
Current Ratio 3.89
PLOW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. PLOW: 3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.77  Med: 4.02 Max: 6.63
Current: 3.89
1.77
6.63
Quick Ratio 1.71
PLOW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PLOW: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 2.34 Max: 4.24
Current: 1.71
1.14
4.24
Days Inventory 86.96
PLOW's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
73% of the 1162 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 56.38 vs. PLOW: 86.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 63.27  Med: 78.61 Max: 103.15
Current: 86.96
63.27
103.15
Days Sales Outstanding 27.18
PLOW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 60.75 vs. PLOW: 27.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 57.94  Med: 69.49 Max: 79.53
Current: 27.18
57.94
79.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.29
PLOW's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. PLOW: 4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 5.25 Max: 6.43
Current: 4.29
1.21
6.43
Dividend Payout 0.51
PLOW's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
76% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. PLOW: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.80 Max: 22.3
Current: 0.51
0.34
22.3
Dividend growth (3y) 2.60
PLOW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
63% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. PLOW: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 29.7
Current: 2.6
0
29.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.29
PLOW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1319 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. PLOW: 4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 5.25 Max: 6.43
Current: 4.29
1.21
6.43
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
PLOW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. PLOW: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: -4.60 Max: -14.2
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.07
PLOW's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. PLOW: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.14 Max: 1.19
Current: 1.07
0.99
1.19
Price/Median PS Value 0.86
PLOW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. PLOW: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.86
0.61
1.37
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.05
PLOW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. PLOW: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 1.45 Max: 1.74
Current: 1.05
1.16
1.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 11.30
PLOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. PLOW: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 7.40 Max: 12
Current: 11.3
2.4
12
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.44
PLOW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. PLOW: 18.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PLOW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1  Med: 6.45 Max: 18.4
Current: 18.44
1
18.4

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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