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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.05
RS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. RS: 0.05 )
RS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.05

0
0.98
Equity to Asset 0.52
RS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 1933 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. RS: 0.52 )
RS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.52

0.39
0.75
Interest Coverage 4.40
RS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 27.24 vs. RS: 4.40 )
RS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.02   Max: 21.63
Current: 4.4

3.02
21.63
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.28
M-Score: -2.58
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.98
RS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. RS: 5.98 )
RS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.11   Max: 11.01
Current: 5.98

4.11
11.01
Net-margin (%) 3.49
RS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. RS: 3.49 )
RS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 6.17
Current: 3.49

1.73
6.17
ROE (%) 8.30
RS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1800 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 7.31 vs. RS: 8.30 )
RS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.94   Max: 20.63
Current: 8.3

4.94
20.63
ROA (%) 4.38
RS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. RS: 4.38 )
RS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 11.61
Current: 4.38

2.48
11.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.83
RS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. RS: 14.83 )
RS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.73   Max: 37.26
Current: 14.83

9.73
37.26
Revenue Growth (%) 11.90
RS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. RS: 11.90 )
RS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.9   Max: 38.2
Current: 11.9

-3.9
38.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 14.30
RS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. RS: 14.30 )
RS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.1   Max: 71.7
Current: 14.3

-18.1
71.7
EPS Growth (%) 16.60
RS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1336 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. RS: 16.60 )
RS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.3   Max: 107.4
Current: 16.6

-25.3
107.4
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

RS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 6,668 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 51,755 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 518,222 sh (+68.45%)
David Dreman Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Chuck Royce 5,409,872 sh (-3.06%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,600 sh (-10%)
FPA Capital Fund 209,908 sh (-19.73%)
First Pacific Advisors 438,108 sh (-19.85%)
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Q4 2013

RS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 7,971 sh (+121.42%)
NWQ Managers 51,862 sh (+0.21%)
FPA Capital Fund 209,908 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Chuck Royce 5,341,972 sh (-1.26%)
First Pacific Advisors 418,008 sh (-4.59%)
Steven Cohen 14,474 sh (-97.21%)
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Q1 2014

RS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 437,204 sh (+2920.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,201 sh (+40.52%)
Chuck Royce 5,429,612 sh (+1.64%)
FPA Capital Fund 209,908 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 418,008 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
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Q2 2014

RS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

FPA Capital Fund 209,908 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RS

(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
FPA Capital Fund 2013-09-30 Reduce -19.73%0.41%$66 - $75.53 $ 68.25-2%209908
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.22%$66 - $75.53 $ 68.25-2%0
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.12%$66 - $75.53 $ 68.25-2%0
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$66 - $75.53 $ 68.25-2%0
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Reduce -74.84%0.46%$62.25 - $69.56 $ 68.253%54279
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 208.49%0.15%$62.25 - $69.56 $ 68.253%79681
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Add 43.12%0.18%$62.1 - $72.05 $ 68.252%215735
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 359.18%0.07%$62.1 - $72.05 $ 68.252%25829
David Dreman 2013-03-31 Reduce -34.49%0.04%$62.1 - $72.05 $ 68.252%47725
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Reduce -49.88%0.36%$50.12 - $62 $ 68.2522%150735
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$50.12 - $62 $ 68.2522%5625
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Add 155.73%0.44%$44.98 - $57.66 $ 68.2532%300735
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy0.2%$45.58 - $56.88 $ 68.2534%117600
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.40
RS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. RS: 16.40 )
RS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 36.37
Current: 16.4

2.2
36.37
P/B 1.40
RS's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. RS: 1.40 )
RS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.82
Current: 1.4

0.45
2.82
P/S 0.55
RS's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. RS: 0.55 )
RS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.55

0.13
0.88
PFCF 11.90
RS's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 43.47 vs. RS: 11.90 )
RS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 509.5
Current: 11.9

2.11
509.5
EV-to-EBIT 13.03
RS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 17.33 vs. RS: 13.03 )
RS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 19.9
Current: 13.03

3.6
19.9
PEG 0.80
RS's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RS: 0.80 )
RS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 28.7
Current: 0.8

0.06
28.7
Shiller P/E 15.70
RS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RS: 15.70 )
RS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.73   Max: 29.2
Current: 15.7

3.73
29.2
Current Ratio 4.05
RS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1946 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. RS: 4.05 )
RS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 4.78
Current: 4.05

2.31
4.78
Quick Ratio 1.83
RS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 1946 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. RS: 1.83 )
RS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 2.09
Current: 1.83

1.14
2.09

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.99
RS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
63% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. RS: 1.99 )
RS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.58
Current: 1.99

0.4
2.58
Dividend Payout 0.31
RS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
83% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. RS: 0.31 )
RS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.31

0.02
0.97
Dividend growth (3y) 57.40
RS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
98% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. RS: 57.40 )
RS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 57.4
Current: 57.4

2.7
57.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 11.03
RS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. RS: 11.03 )
RS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 14.23
Current: 11.03

2.21
14.23
Share Buyback Rate -1.40
RS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. RS: -1.40 )
RS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.7   Max: -21.2
Current: -1.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 5.00
RS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. RS: 5.00 )
RS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 6.81
Current: 5

0.87
6.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
RS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RS: 0.70 )
RS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 60.12
Current: 0.7

0.26
60.12
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
RS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. RS: 1.00 )
RS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.66
Current: 1

0.32
1.66
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
RS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RS: 1.00 )
RS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 4.25
Current: 1

0.12
4.25
Price/Graham Number 1.90
RS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. RS: 1.90 )
RS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.26
Current: 1.9

0.56
2.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.50
RS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1808 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. RS: 7.50 )
RS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5   Max: 28
Current: 7.5

5
28
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 23.20
RS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. RS: 23.20 )
RS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.6   Max: 62.4
Current: 23.2

-10.6
62.4

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Metal Fabrication
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Traded in other countries:RS6.Germany
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. was organized as a California corporation on February 3, 1939. It operates as a metals service center company in North America. Through this network, it provides metals processing services and distributes a full line of more than 100,000 metal products, including alloy, aluminum, brass, copper, carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium and specialty steel products, to more than 125,000 customers in a range of industries. Many of its metals service centers process and distribute only specialty metals. It provides a variety of processing services to meet each customer's specifications and deliver products to fabricators, manufacturers and other end users. The Company maintains a variety of products in inventory. Many of its metals service centers process and distribute only specialty metals. It delivers products from facilities located across the United States and Canada, and has a growing international presence to support the globalization of its customers. The Company has more than 125,000 metals service center customers in various industries. The Company's customers are manufacturers and end-users in the general manufacturing, non-residential construction, transportation rail, truck trailer and shipbuilding, aerospace, energy, electronics and semiconductor fabrication and related industries. The Company provides marketing services through sales personnels. The metals distribution industry is highly fragmented and competitive. Most of its competitors are smaller than it, but it still faces strong competition from other national, regional and local independent metals distributors and the producers. The Company's metals service centers are subject to many foreign, federal, state and local requirements to protect the environment, including hazardous waste disposal and underground storage tank regulations.
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