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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 : 9/10

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Cash to Debt 32.22
POWL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
90% of the 2035 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. POWL: 32.22 )
POWL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 32.22
Current: 32.22

0.05
32.22
Equity to Asset 0.69
POWL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. POWL: 0.69 )
POWL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.69

0.51
0.72
Interest Coverage 164.78
POWL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 1336 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 31.40 vs. POWL: 164.78 )
POWL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.79   Max: 225.66
Current: 164.78

4.79
225.66
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.82
M-Score: -2.33
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 4.53
POWL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. POWL: 4.53 )
POWL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 9.47
Current: 4.53

0.53
9.47
Net-margin (%) 4.51
POWL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. POWL: 4.51 )
POWL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.48   Max: 6.57
Current: 4.51

-0.48
6.57
ROE (%) 7.97
POWL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2023 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. POWL: 7.97 )
POWL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.98   Max: 18.06
Current: 7.97

-0.98
18.06
ROA (%) 5.59
POWL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2054 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. POWL: 5.59 )
POWL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.66   Max: 11.33
Current: 5.59

-0.66
11.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.72
POWL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2053 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. POWL: 11.72 )
POWL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 57.5
Current: 11.72

1.51
57.5
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.90
POWL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1807 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. POWL: 3.90 )
POWL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.2   Max: 42.9
Current: 3.9

-9.2
42.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 28.30
POWL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1582 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. POWL: 28.30 )
POWL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39   Max: 104.8
Current: 28.3

-39
104.8
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

POWL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 62,841 sh (+18.57%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 332,460 sh (-0.83%)
Chuck Royce 827,291 sh (-19.7%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,090 sh (-20.7%)
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Q1 2014

POWL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 782,143 sh (-5.46%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 287,684 sh (-13.47%)
Jim Simons 52,700 sh (-16.14%)
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Q2 2014

POWL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 776,473 sh (-0.72%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 240,357 sh (-16.45%)
Jim Simons 43,600 sh (-17.27%)
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Q3 2014

POWL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 233,570 sh (-2.82%)
Chuck Royce 646,592 sh (-16.73%)
Jim Simons 20,800 sh (-52.29%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with POWL

(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
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-06-30 Reduce -16.45%0.26%$60.2 - $65.4 $ 50.4-20%240357
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Reduce -13.47%0.28%$59.17 - $69.5 $ 50.4-22%287684
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$59.17 - $69.5 $ 50.4-22%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -20.7%$60.87 - $68.86 $ 50.4-22%5090
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$49.2 - $60.96 $ 50.4-7%6419
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-06-30 Reduce -8.53%0.16%$47.07 - $52.55 $ 50.41%340150
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-03-31 Add 149.43%0.72%$31.34 - $38.37 $ 50.458%377450
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-12-31 Add 604.98%0.39%$27.8 - $36.27 $ 50.459%151325
Richard Snow 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0141%$30.68 - $40.95 $ 50.440%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 20.90
POWL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. POWL: 20.90 )
POWL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.03   Max: 1700
Current: 20.9

8.03
1700
P/B 1.63
POWL's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. POWL: 1.63 )
POWL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 3.23
Current: 1.63

1.02
3.23
P/S 0.94
POWL's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. POWL: 0.94 )
POWL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.29
Current: 0.94

0.33
1.29
EV-to-EBIT 17.25
POWL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.14 vs. POWL: 17.25 )
POWL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -376.2   Max: 105.5
Current: 17.25

-376.2
105.5
PEG 9.15
POWL's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. POWL: 9.15 )
POWL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 66.18
Current: 9.15

0.08
66.18
Shiller P/E 21.02
POWL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 69.38 vs. POWL: 21.02 )
POWL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.17   Max: 63.04
Current: 21.02

16.17
63.04
Current Ratio 2.26
POWL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 2044 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. POWL: 2.26 )
POWL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 3.19
Current: 2.26

1.75
3.19
Quick Ratio 2.05
POWL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 2044 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. POWL: 2.05 )
POWL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 2.81
Current: 2.05

1.39
2.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.00
POWL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 1551 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. POWL: 2.00 )
POWL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.52
Current: 2

0.37
2.52
Dividend Payout 0.62
POWL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
75% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. POWL: 0.62 )
POWL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.62

Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.00
POWL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. POWL: 2.00 )
POWL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.52
Current: 2

0.37
2.52
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
POWL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. POWL: -0.90 )
POWL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.7   Max: -2.6
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 20.49
POWL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. POWL: 20.49 )
POWL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.18   Max: 24.23
Current: 20.49

3.18
24.23
Price/Tangible Book 1.65
POWL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. POWL: 1.65 )
POWL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 2.95
Current: 1.65

0.9
2.95
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.09
POWL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. POWL: 1.09 )
POWL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 3.4
Current: 1.09

0.64
3.4
Price/Median PS Value 1.22
POWL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. POWL: 1.22 )
POWL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.22

0.5
1.49
Price/Graham Number 1.50
POWL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. POWL: 1.50 )
POWL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.7
Current: 1.5

0.68
2.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
POWL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. POWL: 5.80 )
POWL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 27.5
Current: 5.8

0.9
27.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.96
POWL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. POWL: 1.96 )
POWL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -34.5   Max: 104.5
Current: 1.96

-34.5
104.5

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16
Revenue(Mil) 680 740
EPS($) 2.00 3.12
EPS without NRI($) 2.00 3.12

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:PW2.Germany,
Powell Industries Inc was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 2004. The Company develop, designs, manufactures and services custom engineered-to-order equipment and systems for the management and control of electrical energy and other critical processes. It serves the transportation, environmental, energy, industrial and utility industries. Its business operations are consolidated into two business segments namely Electrical Power Products and Process Control Systems. The Companys Electrical Power Products business segment designs, develops, manufactures and markets custom engineered-to-order electrical power distribution and control systems designed to distribute, monitor and control the flow of electrical energy, and to provide protection to motors, transformers and other electrically-powered equipment. Its products include integrated power control room substations, traditional and arc-resistant medium-voltage distribution switchgear, medium-voltage circuit breakers, offshore generator and control modules, monitoring and control communications systems, motor control centers and bus duct systems. These products are designed for application voltages ranging from 480 volts to 38,000 volts and are used in electric rail transportation, refining, chemical manufacturing, oil and gas production, electric utility systems and other heavy industrial markets. The Companys Process Control Systems business segment designs and delivers custom engineered-to-order technology solutions that help its customers manage their critical transportation, environmental and energy management processes and facilities. Its proprietary DYNAC software suite provides an integrated operations management solution for these vital operations. Electrical Power Products segments customers and their industries include oil and gas producers, oil and gas pipelines, refineries, petrochemical plants, electrical power generators, public and private utilities, co-generation facilities, mining/metals operations, pulp and paper plants, transportation authorities, governmental agencies and other large industrial customers. Electrical Power Products segments products and services are principally sold directly to end-users in the transportation, environmental and energy sectors. The Process Control Systems business segments products and services are sold directly to end-users in the transportation, environmental and energy sectors. The principal raw materials used in Electrical Power Products operations include steel, copper, aluminum and various electrical components. Electrical Power Products main competitors include ABB, Eaton Corporation, GE, Schneider Electric and Siemens. The Companys operations are adversely impacted by the continuing effects from the U.S. government regulations on offshore deepwater drilling projects.
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