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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 17.53
PLUG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. PLUG: 17.53 )
PLUG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.5   Max: No Debt
Current: 17.53

Equity to Asset 0.48
PLUG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 2512 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. PLUG: 0.48 )
PLUG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.51   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.48

-0.51
0.97
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -5.92
M-Score: -2.27
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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -108.89
PLUG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 2403 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. PLUG: -108.89 )
PLUG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1287.04   Max: -108.89
Current: -108.89

-1287.04
-108.89
Net-margin (%) -235.59
PLUG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 2405 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. PLUG: -235.59 )
PLUG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1273.28   Max: -99.38
Current: -235.59

-1273.28
-99.38
ROA (%) -177.25
PLUG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 2410 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. PLUG: -177.25 )
PLUG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -177.25   Max: -15.49
Current: -177.25

-177.25
-15.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -191.58
PLUG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 2402 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 11.83 vs. PLUG: -191.58 )
PLUG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -711.5   Max: -137.2
Current: -191.58

-711.5
-137.2
Revenue Growth (%) -38.20
PLUG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. PLUG: -38.20 )
PLUG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.2   Max: 21.6
Current: -38.2

-38.2
21.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -36.40
PLUG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. PLUG: -36.40 )
PLUG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -55   Max: 33.8
Current: -36.4

-55
33.8
EPS Growth (%) -38.80
PLUG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. PLUG: -38.80 )
PLUG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -52.5   Max: 30.3
Current: -38.8

-52.5
30.3
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Q2 2013

PLUG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

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PLUG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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PLUG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Ratios

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P/B 16.94
PLUG's P/B is ranked lower than
70% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. PLUG: 16.94 )
PLUG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 25.84
Current: 16.94

0.31
25.84
P/S 19.36
PLUG's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. PLUG: 19.36 )
PLUG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 48.98
Current: 19.36

0.16
48.98
EV-to-EBIT -28.21
PLUG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.84 vs. PLUG: -28.21 )
PLUG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 18.8   Max: 541.7
Current: -28.21

18.8
541.7
Current Ratio 7.18
PLUG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 2530 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. PLUG: 7.18 )
PLUG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 35.1
Current: 7.18

0.97
35.1
Quick Ratio 6.16
PLUG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 2530 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. PLUG: 6.16 )
PLUG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 34.52
Current: 6.16

0.84
34.52

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 54.20
PLUG's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
84% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLUG: 54.20 )
PLUG' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 71
Current: 54.2

0.89
71
Price/Net Current Asset Value 31.88
PLUG's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLUG: 31.88 )
PLUG' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 41.76
Current: 31.88

0.84
41.76
Price/Tangible Book 18.07
PLUG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. PLUG: 18.07 )
PLUG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 23.67
Current: 18.07

0.68
23.67
Price/Median PS Value 1.89
PLUG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. PLUG: 1.89 )
PLUG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 21.32
Current: 1.89

0.03
21.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 19.70
PLUG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2171 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. PLUG: 19.70 )
PLUG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 861.5
Current: 19.7

0.2
861.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -75.76
PLUG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1579 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. PLUG: -75.76 )
PLUG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 13.5   Max: 14.3
Current: -75.76

13.5
14.3

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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Traded in other countries:PLUN.Germany
Plug Power Inc., incorporated in the State of Delaware on June 27, 1997. It is a provider of alternative energy technology focused on the design, development, commercialization and manufacture of fuel cell systems for the industrial off-road (forklift or material handling) market. The Company is focused on proton exchange membrane, or PEM, fuel cell and fuel processing technologies and fuel cell/battery hybrid technologies, from which multiple products are available. It concentrate its efforts on developing, manufacturing and selling its hydrogen-fueled PEM GenDrive products on commercial terms for industrial off-road (forklift or material handling) applications, with a focus on multi-shift high volume manufacturing and high throughput distribution sites. It sells and continues to develop a range of fuel cell products to replace lead-acid batteries in material handling vehicles and industrial trucks for some of North America's largest distribution and manufacturing businesses. Its primary product line is GenDrive, a hydrogen fueled PEM fuel cell system to provide power to industrial vehicles. The company is focusing its efforts on material handling applications (forklifts) at multi-shift high volume manufacturing and high throughput distribution sites where its products and services provide a unique combination of productivity, flexibility and environmental benefits. It continues to develop and monitor future iterations of its products aligned with its evolving product roadmap. Its commercial sales for GenDrive products are in the material handling market, which mainly consist of large fleet, multi-shift operations in high-volume manufacturing and high-throughput distribution centers. In 2012, all of its GenDrive product installations were in North America. The Company shipped 1,391 units and received 731 orders for its GenDrive product during the year ended December 31, 2012. Its products and their installations are subject to oversight and regulation at the state and local level in accordance with state and local statutes and ordinances relating to, among others, building codes, fire codes, public safety, electrical and gas pipeline connections and hydrogen siting.

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