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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 0.05
POOL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. POOL: 0.05 )
POOL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.05

0.03
0.56
Equity to Asset 0.27
POOL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 1137 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. POOL: 0.27 )
POOL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.27

0.26
0.5
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.24
M-Score: -2.39
WACC vs ROIC
8.04%
19.56%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.55
POOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1217 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. POOL: 8.55 )
POOL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.16   Max: 8.76
Current: 8.55

4.16
8.76
Net-margin (%) 5.02
POOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1216 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.67 vs. POOL: 5.02 )
POOL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 5.18
Current: 5.02

0.93
5.18
ROE (%) 45.19
POOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.97 vs. POOL: 45.19 )
POOL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.78   Max: 41.73
Current: 45.19

7.78
41.73
ROA (%) 11.60
POOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1226 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. POOL: 11.60 )
POOL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.44   Max: 13.62
Current: 11.6

2.44
13.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.73
POOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. POOL: 43.73 )
POOL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 27.93   Max: 64.79
Current: 43.73

27.93
64.79
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
POOL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. POOL: 10.50 )
POOL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.3   Max: 25.6
Current: 10.5

-10.3
25.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.50
POOL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. POOL: 17.50 )
POOL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.8   Max: 37.4
Current: 17.5

-14.8
37.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 18.40
POOL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. POOL: 18.40 )
POOL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.3   Max: 63.7
Current: 18.4

-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 2014

POOL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 16,648 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 2,813,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 2,807,000 sh (-0.21%)
Ken Fisher 662,535 sh (-0.89%)
Chuck Royce 1,738,600 sh (-2.80%)
» More
Q2 2014

POOL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 31,422 sh (+88.74%)
Ken Fisher 671,182 sh (+1.31%)
Columbia Wanger 2,790,000 sh (-0.61%)
Chuck Royce 1,538,600 sh (-11.50%)
» More
Q3 2014

POOL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 6,714 sh (New)
Jim Simons 63,636 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,538,600 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 670,252 sh (-0.14%)
Columbia Wanger 2,412,000 sh (-13.55%)
» More
Q4 2014

POOL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 8,576 sh (+27.73%)
Jim Simons 81,036 sh (+27.34%)
Ken Fisher 676,292 sh (+0.90%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 2,127,300 sh (-11.80%)
Chuck Royce 1,332,500 sh (-13.40%)
» More
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.80
POOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 57.20 vs. POOL: 27.80 )
POOL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.5   Max: 65.16
Current: 27.8

10.5
65.16
Forward P/E 20.49
POOL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. POOL: 20.49 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.80
POOL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 57.20 vs. POOL: 27.80 )
POOL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.54   Max: 65.89
Current: 27.8

10.54
65.89
P/B 12.52
POOL's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. POOL: 12.52 )
POOL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 12.51
Current: 12.52

2.42
12.51
P/S 1.37
POOL's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. POOL: 1.37 )
POOL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.37

0.33
1.66
PFCF 28.40
POOL's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. POOL: 28.40 )
POOL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.06   Max: 147.9
Current: 28.4

5.06
147.9
POCF 24.49
POOL's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 19.10 vs. POOL: 24.49 )
POOL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.76   Max: 91.98
Current: 24.49

4.76
91.98
EV-to-EBIT 17.23
POOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 30.48 vs. POOL: 17.23 )
POOL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.2   Max: 20.9
Current: 17.23

8.2
20.9
PEG 1.57
POOL's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. POOL: 1.57 )
POOL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 164.73
Current: 1.57

0.58
164.73
Shiller P/E 43.54
POOL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. POOL: 43.54 )
POOL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.71   Max: 51.32
Current: 43.54

8.71
51.32
Current Ratio 2.18
POOL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. POOL: 2.18 )
POOL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 2.92
Current: 2.18

1.31
2.92
Quick Ratio 0.58
POOL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. POOL: 0.58 )
POOL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.58

0.45
1.46
Days Inventory 107.91
POOL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
66% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 83.15 vs. POOL: 107.91 )
POOL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 60.73   Max: 127.48
Current: 107.91

60.73
127.48
Days Sales Outstanding 38.04
POOL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
97% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 49.96 vs. POOL: 38.04 )
POOL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 39.16
Current: 38.04

2.48
39.16

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.30
POOL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 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
90% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 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) 15.60
POOL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. POOL: 15.60 )
POOL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 31.8
Current: 15.6

0
31.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.17
POOL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
50% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. POOL: 2.17 )
POOL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 7.5
Current: 2.17

0.37
7.5
Share Buyback Rate 2.50
POOL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. POOL: 2.50 )
POOL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.5   Max: -57.9
Current: 2.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 52.80
POOL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. POOL: 52.80 )
POOL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.78   Max: 48.44
Current: 52.8

3.78
48.44
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.54
POOL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. POOL: 2.54 )
POOL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 3.99
Current: 2.54

0.92
3.99
Price/Median PS Value 1.32
POOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. POOL: 1.32 )
POOL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.31
Current: 1.32

0.09
1.31
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.51
POOL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. POOL: 1.51 )
POOL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.09
Current: 1.51

0.59
2.09
Price/Graham Number 7.70
POOL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. POOL: 7.70 )
POOL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 7.23
Current: 7.7

1.65
7.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
POOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1188 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. POOL: 5.80 )
POOL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 12.2
Current: 5.8

4.8
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.05
POOL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. POOL: 21.05 )
POOL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 30.5
Current: 21.05

-5.2
30.5

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 December 1993. The Company is a wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. It also distributes irrigation and landscape products through its subsidiary. It operates 321 sales centers in North America, Europe and South America through its three distribution networks: SCP Distributors LLC, Superior Pool Products LLC, and Horizon Distributors, Inc. The SCP network includes nine domestic sales centers designated as National Pool Tile, or NPT, locations. The NPT locations focus on selling products under the NPT brand including tile, decking materials and interior pool finishes. The SCP network also includes 31 sales centers. The Company serves to roughly 80,000 customers. The Company suppliers to its customers more than 160,000 national brand and Pool Corporation branded products. It uses a combination of local and international sales and marketing personnel to promote its business and to develop its clients' business. Its 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 from mass-market retailers and large pool supply retailers who buys 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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