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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
POOL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. POOL: 0.03 )
POOL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.03

0.02
0.56
Equity to Asset 0.35
POOL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. POOL: 0.35 )
POOL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.35

0.06
0.5
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.45
M-Score: -2.48
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.96
POOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. POOL: 7.96 )
POOL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.16   Max: 8.76
Current: 7.96

4.16
8.76
Net-margin (%) 4.68
POOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. POOL: 4.68 )
POOL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 5.18
Current: 4.68

0.93
5.18
ROE (%) 34.01
POOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. POOL: 34.01 )
POOL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.64   Max: 36.67
Current: 34.01

4.64
36.67
ROA (%) 11.82
POOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. POOL: 11.82 )
POOL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 13.19
Current: 11.82

1.99
13.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 46.20
POOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 13.58 vs. POOL: 46.20 )
POOL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 19.64   Max: 64.01
Current: 46.2

19.64
64.01
Revenue Growth (%) 10.80
POOL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. POOL: 10.80 )
POOL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.3   Max: 25.6
Current: 10.8

-10.3
25.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 19.20
POOL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. POOL: 19.20 )
POOL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.8   Max: 37.4
Current: 19.2

-14.8
37.4
EPS Growth (%) 21.30
POOL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. POOL: 21.30 )
POOL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.3   Max: 63.7
Current: 21.3

-39.3
63.7
» POOL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

POOL Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 331,136 sh (+73.79%)
Chuck Royce 2,072,800 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ken Fisher 680,610 sh (-0.79%)
Columbia Wanger 2,820,000 sh (-1.54%)
Steven Romick -95,300 sh (-33.36%)
Joel Greenblatt 23,186 sh (-64.49%)
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Q2 2013

POOL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ken Fisher 696,985 sh (+2.41%)
Steven Romick -95,300 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 2,820,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 2,022,800 sh (-2.41%)
Jim Simons 149,800 sh (-54.76%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,816 sh (-79.23%)
» More
Q3 2013

POOL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ken Fisher 699,735 sh (+0.39%)
Columbia Wanger 2,820,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick -95,300 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,801,700 sh (-10.93%)
» More
Q4 2013

POOL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 13,836 sh (New)
Steven Romick 0 sh (+9999%)
Columbia Wanger 2,813,000 sh (-0.25%)
Chuck Royce 1,788,600 sh (-0.73%)
Ken Fisher 668,460 sh (-4.47%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with POOL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$52.09 - $58.39 $ 57.667%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -79.23%0.04%$46.75 - $54.72 $ 57.6614%4816
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -64.49%0.1%$42.32 - $48.11 $ 57.6626%23186
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.16%$39.8 - $43 $ 57.6639%65294
Tom Gayner 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.16%$34.95 - $40.18 $ 57.6656%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0208%$22.6 - $30.55 $ 57.66116%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-06-30 New Buy0.02%$24.4 - $30.98 $ 57.66105%7370
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 28.40
POOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. POOL: 28.40 )
POOL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.5   Max: 65.16
Current: 28.4

10.5
65.16
P/B 9.26
POOL's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. POOL: 9.26 )
POOL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 9.88
Current: 9.26

2.42
9.88
P/S 1.32
POOL's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. POOL: 1.32 )
POOL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.32

0.33
1.66
PFCF 33.52
POOL's PFCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.62 vs. POOL: 33.52 )
POOL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.06   Max: 147.9
Current: 33.52

5.06
147.9
EV-to-EBIT 17.12
POOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. POOL: 17.12 )
POOL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.3   Max: 20.9
Current: 17.12

8.3
20.9
PEG 1.61
POOL's PEG is ranked higher than
67% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. POOL: 1.61 )
POOL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 11.61
Current: 1.61

0.63
11.61
Shiller P/E 42.36
POOL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.79 vs. POOL: 42.36 )
POOL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.65   Max: 51.32
Current: 42.36

8.65
51.32

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.30
POOL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. POOL: 1.30 )
POOL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 4.49
Current: 1.3

0.22
4.49
Dividend Payout 0.35
POOL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
63% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. POOL: 0.35 )
POOL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.33
Current: 0.35

0.18
1.33
Dividend growth (3y) 12.00
POOL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. POOL: 12.00 )
POOL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 31.8
Current: 12

0
31.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.99
POOL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. POOL: 1.99 )
POOL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 6.88
Current: 1.99

0.34
6.88
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
POOL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. POOL: 1.80 )
POOL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.5   Max: -57.9
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 25.52
POOL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. POOL: 25.52 )
POOL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.73   Max: 25.96
Current: 25.52

3.73
25.96
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.60
POOL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
56% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. POOL: 2.60 )
POOL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 3.96
Current: 2.6

0.92
3.96
Price/Median PS Value 1.33
POOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. POOL: 1.33 )
POOL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.38
Current: 1.33

0.09
1.38
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.07
POOL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. POOL: 2.07 )
POOL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.16
Current: 2.07

0.59
3.16
Price/Graham Number 5.55
POOL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
73% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. POOL: 5.55 )
POOL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 5.75
Current: 5.55

1.7
5.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
POOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. POOL: 5.80 )
POOL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 12.1
Current: 5.8

4.8
12.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.50
POOL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. POOL: 16.50 )
POOL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.1   Max: 28.7
Current: 16.5

-6.1
28.7

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Leisure
Compare:SIX, PCLN, CCL, RCL, FUN » details
Traded in other countries:SP1.Germany
Pool Corp was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1993. The Company is a wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products and is the three distributors of irrigation and landscape products in the United States. The Company conducts its operations through 312 sales centers in North America and Europe. Its primary markets, which have the highest concentration of swimming pools, are California, Texas, Florida and Arizona. The Company uses a combination of local and international sales and marketing personnel to promote the growth of its business and develop and strengthen its customers' businesses. It serves roughly 80,000 customers, none of which account for more than 1.00% of its sales. Its sales and marketing personnel focus on developing customer programs and promotional activities, creating and enhancing sales management tools and providing product and market expertise. The Company's largest suppliers include Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc., Hayward Pool Products, Inc. and Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. The Company faces intense competition from many regional and local distributors in its markets and from one national wholesale distributor of irrigation and landscape products. It also faces competition, to a lesser extent, from mass-market retailers and large pool supply retailers who buy directly from manufacturers. The Company's business is subject to regulation under local fire codes and international, federal, state and local environmental and health and safety requirements, including regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Department of Transportation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Fire Protection Agency and the International Maritime Organization.

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