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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 0.09
PPO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. PPO: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PPO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.09 Max: N/A
Current: 0.09
Equity to Asset 0.45
PPO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1539 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. PPO: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PPO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.45
0.05
0.45
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.12
M-Score: -2.62
WACC vs ROIC
11.06%
4.83%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.33
PPO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1689 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. PPO: 12.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PPO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -11.1  Med: 15.26 Max: 24.83
Current: 12.33
-11.1
24.83
Net-margin (%) 6.28
PPO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1689 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. PPO: 6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PPO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.7  Med: 2.63 Max: 13.79
Current: 6.28
-22.7
13.79
ROE (%) 6.48
PPO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. PPO: 6.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PPO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -36.28  Med: 0.27 Max: 24.11
Current: 6.48
-36.28
24.11
ROA (%) 2.82
PPO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1707 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. PPO: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PPO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.23  Med: 0.04 Max: 7.44
Current: 2.82
-8.23
7.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.65
PPO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1696 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.97 vs. PPO: 10.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PPO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -11.16  Med: 12.48 Max: 31.94
Current: 10.65
-11.16
31.94
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.60
PPO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. PPO: -3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -81.2  Med: -3.60 Max: 9.3
Current: -3.6
-81.2
9.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -15.70
PPO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. PPO: -15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -15.70 Max: 27.9
Current: -15.7
0
27.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -30.10
PPO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PPO: -30.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.1  Med: 31.20 Max: 311.1
Current: -30.1
-30.1
311.1
» PPO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PPO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Michael Price 25,000 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 6,162,200 sh (-2.03%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 54,190 sh (-14.20%)
Ron Baron 17,883 sh (-23.52%)
Joel Greenblatt 469,466 sh (-24.23%)
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Q3 2014

PPO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ron Baron 39,063 sh (+118.44%)
Michael Price 25,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 6,149,100 sh (-0.21%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 49,650 sh (-8.38%)
Joel Greenblatt 354,619 sh (-24.46%)
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Q4 2014

PPO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 13,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 360,456 sh (+1.65%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,159,500 sh (+0.17%)
Michael Price 25,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 34,563 sh (-11.52%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 39,320 sh (-20.81%)
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Q1 2015

PPO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jeremy Grantham 906,984 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 152,528 sh (New)
Jim Simons 214,800 sh (+1515.04%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Michael Price Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 5,901,058 sh (-4.20%)
Joel Greenblatt 170,831 sh (-52.61%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 68.19
PPO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. PPO: 68.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PPO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.05  Med: 31.89 Max: 987.89
Current: 68.19
4.05
987.89
Forward P/E 24.69
PPO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. PPO: 24.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 66.80
PPO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. PPO: 66.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PPO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.3  Med: 43.25 Max: 938.5
Current: 66.8
4.3
938.5
P/B 4.46
PPO's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 1617 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. PPO: 4.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PPO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 3.13 Max: 10.56
Current: 4.46
0.32
10.56
P/S 4.28
PPO's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 1690 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. PPO: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PPO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 2.46 Max: 4.82
Current: 4.28
0.22
4.82
PFCF 38.26
PPO's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 21.93 vs. PPO: 38.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PPO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.33  Med: 18.44 Max: 400
Current: 38.26
3.33
400
POCF 25.04
PPO's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.05 vs. PPO: 25.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PPO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.66  Med: 13.12 Max: 27.15
Current: 25.04
1.66
27.15
EV-to-EBIT 40.20
PPO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
79% of the 1356 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.56 vs. PPO: 40.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PPO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -83.6  Med: 21.00 Max: 50.2
Current: 40.2
-83.6
50.2
Shiller P/E 67.85
PPO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
88% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.88 vs. PPO: 67.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PPO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 46.89  Med: 80.01 Max: 1346.33
Current: 67.85
46.89
1346.33
Current Ratio 2.69
PPO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1561 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. PPO: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PPO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 2.90 Max: 3.95
Current: 2.69
1.56
3.95
Quick Ratio 1.68
PPO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1561 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. PPO: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PPO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 2.11 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.68
1.14
2.85
Days Inventory 95.21
PPO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
51% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 92.67 vs. PPO: 95.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PPO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 39.14  Med: 74.25 Max: 100.71
Current: 95.21
39.14
100.71
Days Sales Outstanding 64.48
PPO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 77.51 vs. PPO: 64.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PPO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 60.03  Med: 68.89 Max: 78.93
Current: 64.48
60.03
78.93

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 31.61
PPO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
98% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. PPO: 31.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PPO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 16.45  Med: 24.13 Max: 669.67
Current: 31.61
16.45
669.67
Price/Projected FCF 3.05
PPO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. PPO: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PPO' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.8  Med: 2.71 Max: 4.63
Current: 3.05
1.8
4.63
Price/Median PS Value 1.74
PPO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. PPO: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PPO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.74
0.12
1.82
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.82
PPO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. PPO: 3.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PPO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 1.99 Max: 4.55
Current: 3.82
1.53
4.55
Price/Graham Number 9.55
PPO's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
95% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. PPO: 9.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PPO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 5.52  Med: 9.36 Max: 34.34
Current: 9.55
5.52
34.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.50
PPO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1670 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. PPO: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PPO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2  Med: 4.50 Max: 12.4
Current: 2.5
2
12.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.91
PPO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. PPO: 18.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PPO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1  Med: 1.80 Max: 52.8
Current: 18.91
1
52.8

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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