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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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Cash to Debt 0.05
SCHN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 1900 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SCHN: 0.05 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.65
Current: 0.05

0.01
2.65
Equity to Asset 0.55
SCHN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SCHN: 0.55 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.55

0.44
0.82
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 2.75
M-Score: -3.99
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 (%) -12.50
SCHN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.96 vs. SCHN: -12.50 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -12.5   Max: 27.09
Current: -12.5

-12.5
27.09
Net-margin (%) -10.73
SCHN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. SCHN: -10.73 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.73   Max: 17.22
Current: -10.73

-10.73
17.22
ROE (%) -36.24
SCHN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1879 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. SCHN: -36.24 )
SCHN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -36.24   Max: 26.54
Current: -36.24

-36.24
26.54
ROA (%) -20.02
SCHN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1895 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SCHN: -20.02 )
SCHN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -20.02   Max: 20.7
Current: -20.02

-20.02
20.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -38.06
SCHN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1891 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 12.77 vs. SCHN: -38.06 )
SCHN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -38.06   Max: 84.89
Current: -38.06

-38.06
84.89
Revenue Growth (%) 6.40
SCHN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1521 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SCHN: 6.40 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -49.6   Max: 99.1
Current: 6.4

-49.6
99.1
» SCHN's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SCHN Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Joel Greenblatt 89,642 sh (+2.77%)
Chuck Royce 3,521,348 sh (-3.38%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 91,880 sh (-13.72%)
Jim Simons 68,996 sh (-69.27%)
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Q2 2013

SCHN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,959,648 sh (-15.95%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 58,540 sh (-36.29%)
Joel Greenblatt 20,999 sh (-76.57%)
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Q3 2013

SCHN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Richard Pzena 393,751 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,984,648 sh (+0.84%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q4 2013

SCHN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Richard Pzena 838,207 sh (+112.88%)
Chuck Royce 3,074,648 sh (+3.02%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SCHN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$23.62 - $27.9 $ 27.816%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -76.57%0.09%$23.38 - $26.89 $ 27.8111%20999
Scott Black 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.4%$26 - $32.95 $ 27.81-5%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 169.51%0.09%$26 - $32.95 $ 27.81-5%78428
Scott Black 2012-06-30 Add 24.83%0.08%$23.03 - $40.93 $ 27.81-14%92281
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.06%$23.03 - $40.93 $ 27.81-14%29100
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $59.99 - $68.87 $ 27.81-56%0
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Ratios

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P/B 0.97
SCHN's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. SCHN: 0.97 )
SCHN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 3.6
Current: 0.97

0.48
3.6
P/S 0.29
SCHN's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 1931 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. SCHN: 0.29 )
SCHN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.32
Current: 0.29

0.15
2.32
PFCF 11.44
SCHN's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 18.91 vs. SCHN: 11.44 )
SCHN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.39   Max: 1761.33
Current: 11.44

3.39
1761.33
PEG 9.30
SCHN's PEG is ranked lower than
67% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. SCHN: 9.30 )
SCHN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 2.28
Current: 9.3

0.07
2.28
Shiller P/E 55.08
SCHN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. SCHN: 55.08 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.03   Max: 89.49
Current: 55.08

4.03
89.49

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.70
SCHN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
78% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SCHN: 2.70 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 3.22
Current: 2.7

0.06
3.22
Dividend growth (3y) 122.60
SCHN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
100% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. SCHN: 122.60 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 122.6
Current: 122.6

0
122.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 73.05
SCHN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1454 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. SCHN: 73.05 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 87.12
Current: 73.05

1.62
87.12
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
SCHN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 1184 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. SCHN: 1.80 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 44.9   Max: -82.7
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.10
SCHN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1744 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. SCHN: 2.10 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 58.3
Current: 2.1

0.4
58.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.04
SCHN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. SCHN: 8.04 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.1   Max: 76
Current: 8.04

-11.1
76

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Metal Fabrication
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Traded in other countries:SS1A.Germany
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. was founded in 1906 as an Oregon Corporation. It is currently a recycler of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, a recycler of used and salvaged vehicles and a manufacturer of finished steel products. The Company operates in three segments that include the Metals Recycling Business (MRB), the Auto Parts Business (APB) and the Steel Manufacturing Business (SMB). MRB buys, collects, processes, recycles, sells and brokers ferrous scrap metal (containing iron) to foreign and domestic steel producers, including SMB, and nonferrous scrap metal (not containing iron) to both foreign and domestic markets. MRB processes mixed and large pieces of scrap metal into smaller pieces by crushing, sorting, shearing, shredding, and torching, resulting in scrap metal pieces of a size, density and metal content required by customers to meet their production needs. MRB sells both ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal. MRB sells its products globally to steel mills, foundries and smelters, and is the sole supplier of the ferrous scrap metal required by SMB. MRB competes domestically for the purchase of scrap metal with large, well-financed recyclers of scrap metal, steel mills that own scrap yards and smaller metal facilities and dealers. APB procures used and salvaged vehicles and sells serviceable used auto parts from these vehicles through its 51 self-service auto parts stores which are located across the U.S. and Western Canada. The remaining portions of the vehicles, primarily autobodies and major parts containing ferrous and nonferrous materials such as engines, transmissions, alternators and catalytic converters, are sold to metals recyclers, including MRB where geographically feasible. APB competes for the purchase of vehicles with other auto dismantlers, used car dealers, auto auctions and metal recyclers. In general, the main competitive factors impacting the purchase of vehicles are the price offered by the purchaser and the proximity of the purchaser to the source of the vehicle. SMB operates a steel mini-mill in McMinnville, Oregon that produces a wide range of finished steel products using recycled metal and other raw materials. MRB is the sole supplier for SMB's scrap metal requirements, which SMB purchases at rates that approximate export market prices for shipments from the West Coast of the U.S. SMB produces semi-finished goods (billets) and finished goods, consisting of rebar, coiled rebar, wire rod, merchant bar and other specialty products. Semi-finished goods are predominantly used for SMB's finished products, but also have been produced for sale to other steel mills. Rebar is produced in either straight length steel bars or coils and used to increase the tensile strength of poured concrete. SMB's primary domestic competitors for the sale of finished steel products include Nucor Corporation's manufacturing facilities. In addition to domestic competition, SMB competes with foreign steel producers, princ

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