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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.08
POOL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. POOL: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
POOL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.08 Max: N/A
Current: 0.08
Equity to Asset 0.23
POOL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. POOL: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
POOL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.23
0.21
0.53
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.22
M-Score: -2.44
WACC vs ROIC
8.46%
19.34%
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 (%) 8.82
POOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. POOL: 8.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
POOL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.16  Med: 7.12 Max: 8.76
Current: 8.82
4.16
8.76
Net-margin (%) 5.19
POOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.98 vs. POOL: 5.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
POOL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 4.08 Max: 5.18
Current: 5.19
0.93
5.18
ROE (%) 46.90
POOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. POOL: 46.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
POOL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.78  Med: 26.47 Max: 41.73
Current: 46.9
7.78
41.73
ROA (%) 11.77
POOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. POOL: 11.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
POOL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.44  Med: 11.00 Max: 13.62
Current: 11.77
2.44
13.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.50
POOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 9.43 vs. POOL: 42.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
POOL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 27.93  Med: 46.88 Max: 68.04
Current: 42.5
27.93
68.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
POOL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. POOL: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
POOL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.3  Med: 17.60 Max: 25.6
Current: 10.5
-10.3
25.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.50
POOL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. POOL: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
POOL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.8  Med: 19.20 Max: 37.4
Current: 17.5
-14.8
37.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 18.40
POOL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. POOL: 18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
POOL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.3  Med: 24.20 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

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%)
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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
Q1 2015

POOL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 7,382 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,327,400 sh (-0.38%)
Ken Fisher 663,817 sh (-1.84%)
Columbia Wanger 2,006,300 sh (-5.69%)
Jim Simons 42,136 sh (-48.00%)
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Q2 2015

POOL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Fisher 658,192 sh (-0.85%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 26.53
POOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
60% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.60 vs. POOL: 26.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
POOL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.5  Med: 24.51 Max: 65.16
Current: 26.53
10.5
65.16
Forward P/E 22.17
POOL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.18 vs. POOL: 22.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.50
POOL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
59% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. POOL: 26.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
POOL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.54  Med: 24.53 Max: 65.89
Current: 26.5
10.54
65.89
P/B 12.14
POOL's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. POOL: 12.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
POOL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.42  Med: 6.37 Max: 12.74
Current: 12.14
2.42
12.74
P/S 1.38
POOL's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. POOL: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
POOL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.38
0.33
1.66
PFCF 33.37
POOL's PFCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. POOL: 33.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
POOL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.06  Med: 28.53 Max: 147.9
Current: 33.37
5.06
147.9
POCF 27.32
POOL's POCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 12.16 vs. POOL: 27.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
POOL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.76  Med: 23.27 Max: 91.98
Current: 27.32
4.76
91.98
EV-to-EBIT 17.16
POOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.38 vs. POOL: 17.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
POOL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.2  Med: 15.10 Max: 20.9
Current: 17.16
8.2
20.9
PEG 1.50
POOL's PEG is ranked higher than
53% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. POOL: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
POOL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.31 Max: 164.73
Current: 1.5
0.58
164.73
Shiller P/E 40.50
POOL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 26.36 vs. POOL: 40.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
POOL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.65  Med: 31.68 Max: 51.32
Current: 40.5
8.65
51.32
Current Ratio 2.63
POOL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. POOL: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
POOL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.23  Med: 1.98 Max: 2.92
Current: 2.63
1.23
2.92
Quick Ratio 1.16
POOL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. POOL: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
POOL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.46
Current: 1.16
0.45
1.46
Days Inventory 105.36
POOL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
82% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 27.47 vs. POOL: 105.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
POOL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 60.73  Med: 88.28 Max: 127.48
Current: 105.36
60.73
127.48
Days Sales Outstanding 50.67
POOL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
62% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 25.40 vs. POOL: 50.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
POOL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.48  Med: 24.70 Max: 39.16
Current: 50.67
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
70% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. POOL: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
POOL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.42 Max: 4.49
Current: 1.3
0.41
4.49
Dividend Payout 0.35
POOL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. POOL: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
POOL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.19 Max: 3.5
Current: 0.35
0.09
3.5
Dividend growth (3y) 15.60
POOL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. POOL: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
POOL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 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 lower than
54% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. POOL: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
POOL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 2.37 Max: 7.5
Current: 2.17
0.68
7.5
Share Buyback Rate 2.50
POOL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. POOL: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
POOL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.5  Med: 1.00 Max: -57.9
Current: 2.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 42.38
POOL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. POOL: 42.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
POOL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.83  Med: 14.67 Max: 52.85
Current: 42.38
3.83
52.85
Price/Projected FCF 2.87
POOL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. POOL: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
POOL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 2.29 Max: 5.87
Current: 2.87
0.8
5.87
Price/Median PS Value 1.32
POOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. POOL: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
POOL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.74 Max: 1.54
Current: 1.32
0.09
1.54
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
POOL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. POOL: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
POOL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.96 Max: 5.29
Current: 1.5
0.53
5.29
Price/Graham Number 7.06
POOL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
96% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. POOL: 7.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
POOL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.32  Med: 3.69 Max: 7.9
Current: 7.06
1.32
7.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.81
POOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. POOL: 5.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
POOL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.8  Med: 6.60 Max: 12.2
Current: 5.81
4.8
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 19.70
POOL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 vs. POOL: 19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
POOL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -5.2  Med: 18.60 Max: 30.5
Current: 19.7
-5.2
30.5

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 2,366 2,579
EPS($) 2.78 3.19
EPS without NRI($) 2.78 3.19

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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