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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.16
PLOW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. PLOW: 0.16 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.32
Current: 0.16

0.15
0.32
Equity to Asset 0.43
PLOW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. PLOW: 0.43 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.43

0.25
0.49
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.02
M-Score: -2.41
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.16
PLOW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. PLOW: 14.16 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.11   Max: 19.79
Current: 14.16

12.11
19.79
Net-margin (%) 5.99
PLOW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. PLOW: 5.99 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.75   Max: 9.12
Current: 5.99

-0.75
9.12
ROE (%) 7.49
PLOW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.56 vs. PLOW: 7.49 )
PLOW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.15   Max: 11.7
Current: 7.49

-1.15
11.7
ROA (%) 3.19
PLOW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. PLOW: 3.19 )
PLOW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.28   Max: 5.3
Current: 3.19

-0.28
5.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 33.85
PLOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.59 vs. PLOW: 33.85 )
PLOW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 27.1   Max: 62.95
Current: 33.85

27.1
62.95
Revenue Growth (%) -1.30
PLOW's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. PLOW: -1.30 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -1.3
Current: -1.3

EBITDA Growth (%) 7.80
PLOW's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. PLOW: 7.80 )
PLOW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 7.8
Current: 7.8

0
7.8
EPS Growth (%) 79.40
PLOW's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. PLOW: 79.40 )
PLOW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 79.4
Current: 79.4

0
79.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

PLOW Guru Trades in Q1 2013

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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PLOW

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$12.93 - $15.65 $ 16.6918%0
John Burbank 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$12.83 - $15.43 $ 16.6918%12031
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.08%$12.53 - $14.25 $ 16.6927%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.08%$12.73 - $14.62 $ 16.6931%65967
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 32.70
PLOW's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. PLOW: 32.70 )
PLOW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 15.45   Max: 194.39
Current: 32.7

15.45
194.39
P/B 2.39
PLOW's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. PLOW: 2.39 )
PLOW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 2.51
Current: 2.39

1.41
2.51
P/S 1.89
PLOW's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. PLOW: 1.89 )
PLOW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 2.48
Current: 1.89

0.98
2.48
PFCF 12.55
PLOW's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. PLOW: 12.55 )
PLOW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.74   Max: 128.54
Current: 12.55

5.74
128.54
EV-to-EBIT 17.29
PLOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 12.17 vs. PLOW: 17.29 )
PLOW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.4   Max: 41
Current: 17.29

9.4
41

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 5.10
PLOW's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. PLOW: 5.10 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 6.43
Current: 5.1

1.21
6.43
Dividend Payout 1.62
PLOW's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
76% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. PLOW: 1.62 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 4.26
Current: 1.62

0.95
4.26
Dividend growth (3y) 29.70
PLOW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 23.90 vs. PLOW: 29.70 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 29.7
Current: 29.7

0
29.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.10
PLOW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. PLOW: 5.10 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 6.43
Current: 5.1

1.21
6.43
Share Buyback Rate -4.60
PLOW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. PLOW: -4.60 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -14.2
Current: -4.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.11
PLOW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PLOW: 1.11 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.11

0.89
1.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
PLOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. PLOW: 5.80 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 10.7
Current: 5.8

2.4
10.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.63
PLOW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. PLOW: 3.63 )
PLOW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 5
Current: 3.63

4.2
5

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
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Traded in other countries:5D4.Germany
Douglas Dynamics, Inc. is a Delaware corporation formed in 2004. The Company is in the business of design, manufacture and sale of snow and ice control equipment for light trucks, which is comprised of snowplows and sand and salt spreaders, and related parts and accessories. It sell its products under the WESTERN, FISHER and BLIZZARD brands which are among the most established and recognized in the industry. It operates as a single segment. It offers the broadest and most complete product line of snowplows and sand and salt spreaders for light trucks in the U.S. and Canadian markets. It also provides a full range of related parts and accessories, which generates an ancillary revenue stream throughout the lifecycle of its snow and ice control equipment. The Company sells its products through a distributor network primarily to professional snowplowers who are contracted to remove snow and ice from commercial, municipal and residential areas. The Company's logos are trademarks are 'WESTERN', 'FISHER' and 'BLIZZARD'. The Company mainly competes with regional manufacturers of snow and ice control equipment for light trucks. Its main 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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