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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 32.41
POWL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
82% of the 1900 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. POWL: 32.41 )
POWL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 32.41

Equity to Asset 0.69
POWL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. POWL: 0.69 )
POWL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.69

0.5
0.74
Interest Coverage 243.51
POWL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
78% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.23 vs. POWL: 243.51 )
POWL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.79   Max: 243.51
Current: 243.51

4.79
243.51
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.86
M-Score: -2.73
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 7.29
POWL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.96 vs. POWL: 7.29 )
POWL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 9.47
Current: 7.29

0.53
9.47
Net-margin (%) 6.24
POWL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. POWL: 6.24 )
POWL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.48   Max: 6.57
Current: 6.24

-0.48
6.57
ROE (%) 11.84
POWL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1879 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. POWL: 11.84 )
POWL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.99   Max: 16.51
Current: 11.84

-0.99
16.51
ROA (%) 7.93
POWL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1895 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. POWL: 7.93 )
POWL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.64   Max: 10.25
Current: 7.93

-0.64
10.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.71
POWL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1891 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.77 vs. POWL: 21.71 )
POWL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 45.93
Current: 21.71

1.67
45.93
Revenue Growth (%) 6.10
POWL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1521 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. POWL: 6.10 )
POWL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.2   Max: 42.9
Current: 6.1

-9.2
42.9
EPS Growth (%) 17.90
POWL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. POWL: 17.90 )
POWL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -51.1   Max: 153.7
Current: 17.9

-51.1
153.7
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

POWL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 1,143,480 sh (+17.89%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 340,150 sh (-8.53%)
Jim Simons 44,300 sh (-16.68%)
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Q3 2013

POWL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 6,419 sh (New)
Jim Simons 53,000 sh (+19.64%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 335,245 sh (-1.44%)
Chuck Royce 1,030,271 sh (-9.9%)
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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

Arnold Van Den Berg 287,684 sh (-13.47%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with POWL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Reduce -13.47%0.28%$59.17 - $69.5 $ 64.19-1%287684
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -20.7%$60.87 - $68.86 $ 64.19-1%5090
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$49.2 - $60.96 $ 64.1919%6419
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-06-30 Reduce -8.53%0.16%$47.07 - $52.55 $ 64.1929%340150
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-03-31 Add 149.43%0.72%$31.34 - $38.37 $ 64.19102%377450
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-12-31 Add 604.98%0.39%$27.8 - $36.27 $ 64.19102%151325
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.24%$32.16 - $39.81 $ 64.1981%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.24%$32.88 - $39.96 $ 64.1971%20477
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.00
POWL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1566 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. POWL: 18.00 )
POWL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.03   Max: 1700
Current: 18

8.03
1700
P/B 2.14
POWL's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. POWL: 2.14 )
POWL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 3.23
Current: 2.14

1.01
3.23
P/S 1.11
POWL's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 1931 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. POWL: 1.11 )
POWL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.23
Current: 1.11

0.33
1.23
PFCF 83.36
POWL's PFCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.91 vs. POWL: 83.36 )
POWL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 606.25
Current: 83.36

3.4
606.25
EV-to-EBIT 13.54
POWL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1645 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. POWL: 13.54 )
POWL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 105.3
Current: 13.54

3.7
105.3
Shiller P/E 26.27
POWL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. POWL: 26.27 )
POWL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.12   Max: 63.04
Current: 26.27

12.12
63.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.80
POWL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
79% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. POWL: 0.80 )
POWL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.8

0.36
0.41
Dividend Payout 0.35
POWL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. POWL: 0.35 )
POWL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.35

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.80
POWL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
80% of the 1454 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. POWL: 0.80 )
POWL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.8

0.36
0.41
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
POWL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 1184 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 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 8.22
POWL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. POWL: 8.22 )
POWL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 600
Current: 8.22

2.77
600
Price/Tangible Book 2.16
POWL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 1700 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. POWL: 2.16 )
POWL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 3.33
Current: 2.16

0.8
3.33
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.37
POWL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
58% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. POWL: 1.37 )
POWL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.41
Current: 1.37

0.57
3.41
Price/Median PS Value 1.49
POWL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 1775 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. POWL: 1.49 )
POWL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.55
Current: 1.49

0.47
1.55
Price/Graham Number 1.32
POWL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 1423 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. POWL: 1.32 )
POWL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 9.44
Current: 1.32

0.65
9.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
POWL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1744 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. POWL: 7.40 )
POWL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 27.3
Current: 7.4

0.9
27.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.62
POWL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. POWL: -2.62 )
POWL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -33.6   Max: 102.2
Current: -2.62

-33.6
102.2

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
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 Company's 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 Company's 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 segment's 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 segment's products and services are principally sold directly to end-users in the transportation, environmental and energy sectors. The Process Control Systems business segment's 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 Company's operations are adversely impacted by the continuing effects from the U.S. government regulations on offshore deepwater drilling projects.

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