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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 0.71
PLPC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 2554 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. PLPC: 0.71 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.32   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.71

Equity to Asset 0.71
PLPC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 2542 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. PLPC: 0.71 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.71

0.65
0.81
Interest Coverage 69.22
PLPC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 82.18 vs. PLPC: 69.22 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.31   Max: 73.91
Current: 69.22

5.31
73.91
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.45
M-Score: -2.32
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.60
PLPC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2536 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. PLPC: 7.60 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.25   Max: 10.69
Current: 7.6

-0.25
10.69
Net-margin (%) 5.02
PLPC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2538 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. PLPC: 5.02 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.67   Max: 9.08
Current: 5.02

-0.67
9.08
ROE (%) 8.16
PLPC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2507 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. PLPC: 8.16 )
PLPC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1   Max: 14.56
Current: 8.16

-1
14.56
ROA (%) 6.19
PLPC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. PLPC: 6.19 )
PLPC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.79   Max: 9.92
Current: 6.19

-0.79
9.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.76
PLPC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2535 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 11.38 vs. PLPC: 14.76 )
PLPC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.45   Max: 23.02
Current: 14.76

-0.45
23.02
Revenue Growth (%) 5.70
PLPC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1851 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. PLPC: 5.70 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.4   Max: 19.5
Current: 5.7

-9.4
19.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.50
PLPC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1499 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. PLPC: 2.50 )
PLPC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.1   Max: 41.9
Current: 2.5

-16.1
41.9
EPS Growth (%) -4.50
PLPC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. PLPC: -4.50 )
PLPC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.4   Max: 41.2
Current: -4.5

-26.4
41.2
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

PLPC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 633,559 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 105,181 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 11,182 sh (-22.83%)
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Q4 2013

PLPC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 674,092 sh (+6.4%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,333 sh (-7.59%)
Howard Marks 53,691 sh (-48.95%)
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Q1 2014

PLPC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 723,392 sh (+7.31%)
Howard Marks Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 3,213 sh (-68.91%)
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Q2 2014

PLPC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 721,392 sh (-0.28%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PLPC

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out $51.88 - $69.51 $ 56.90%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -68.91%0.01%$59.67 - $74.75 $ 56.9-15%3213
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -22.83%0.01%$65.52 - $74.97 $ 56.9-20%11182
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 83.66%0.02%$66.31 - $82.1 $ 56.9-22%14491
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 33.57%0.01%$59.42 - $70.96 $ 56.9-16%7890
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 21.16%$51.55 - $65.6 $ 56.9-1%5429
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.03%$57.05 - $70.34 $ 56.9-7%4481
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.20
PLPC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 31.80 vs. PLPC: 18.20 )
PLPC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.24   Max: 43.48
Current: 18.2

6.24
43.48
P/B 1.17
PLPC's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. PLPC: 1.17 )
PLPC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.3
Current: 1.17

0.85
2.3
P/S 0.80
PLPC's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. PLPC: 0.80 )
PLPC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.8

0.52
1.43
EV-to-EBIT 12.52
PLPC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.25 vs. PLPC: 12.52 )
PLPC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 70.7
Current: 12.52

5.8
70.7
PEG 2.72
PLPC's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLPC: 2.72 )
PLPC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.16
Current: 2.72

0.45
3.16
Shiller P/E 11.97
PLPC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLPC: 11.97 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.27   Max: 38.84
Current: 11.97

9.27
38.84
Current Ratio 3.83
PLPC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. PLPC: 3.83 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 3.83
Current: 3.83

2.21
3.83
Quick Ratio 2.35
PLPC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. PLPC: 2.35 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 2.48
Current: 2.35

1.18
2.48

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.41
PLPC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. PLPC: 1.41 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 4.41
Current: 1.41

0.46
4.41
Dividend Payout 0.26
PLPC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLPC: 0.26 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 6.67
Current: 0.26

0.1
6.67
Dividend growth (3y) -9.10
PLPC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
61% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. PLPC: -9.10 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -9.1   Max: 38.7
Current: -9.1

-9.1
38.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.91
PLPC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1738 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. PLPC: 0.91 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.86
Current: 0.91

0.3
2.86
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
PLPC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. PLPC: -0.80 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.6   Max: -0.8
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 19.42
PLPC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLPC: 19.42 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.09   Max: 45.17
Current: 19.42

4.09
45.17
Price/Tangible Book 1.35
PLPC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. PLPC: 1.35 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.35

0.74
2.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.87
PLPC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLPC: 0.87 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.37
Current: 0.87

0.59
1.37
Price/Median PS Value 0.88
PLPC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. PLPC: 0.88 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.44
Current: 0.88

0.55
1.44
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.15
PLPC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLPC: 3.15 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.98
Current: 3.15

0.47
2.98
Price/Graham Number 1.04
PLPC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. PLPC: 1.04 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.67
Current: 1.04

0.5
1.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.00
PLPC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2238 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. PLPC: 8.00 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 17.4
Current: 8

1.4
17.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.23
PLPC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. PLPC: 9.23 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 9.9   Max: 33.7
Current: 9.23

9.9
33.7

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Preformed Line Products Company was incorporated in Ohio in 1947. The Company designs, manufactures and sells hardware employed in the construction and maintenance of telecommunication, energy and other utility networks, data communication products and mounting hardware for solar power applications. Its principal products include cable anchoring, control hardware and splice enclosures which are sold primarily to customers in North and South America, Europe, South Africa and Asia Pacific. The principal raw materials used by the Company are galvanized wire, stainless steel, aluminum covered steel wire, aluminum rod, plastic resins, glass-filled plastic compounds, neoprene rubbers and aluminum castings. The Company also uses certain other materials such as fasteners, packaging materials and communications cable. The Company reports its segments in four geographic regions: PLP-USA, The Americas, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia-Pacific. The PLP-USA segment is comprised of U.S. operations manufacturing the Company's traditional products primarily supporting domestic energy and telecommunications products. The other three segments, The Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific support the Company's energy, telecommunications, data communication and solar products in each respective geographical region. The Company's products include: Formed Wire and Related Hardware products; Protective Closures; Data Communication Cabinets; Plastic products and other products. The demand for the Company's products comes primarily from new, maintenance and repair construction for the energy including solar, telecommunication, data communication and special industries. Its customers use many of the Company's products, including formed wire products, to revitalize the aging outside plant infrastructure. Many of the Company's products are used on a proactive basis by the Company's customers to reduce and prevent lost revenue. The Company also provides the repair products to customers. The Company markets its products to the energy, telecommunication, cable, data communication and special industries.
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