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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 5.79
SEV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. SEV: 5.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SEV' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 5.79
Equity to Asset 0.46
SEV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. SEV: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SEV' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.59 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.46
0.25
0.77
Interest Coverage 24.89
SEV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 30.60 vs. SEV: 24.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SEV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.71  Med: 13.80 Max: 45.84
Current: 24.89
6.71
45.84
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.93
M-Score: -2.27
WACC vs ROIC
11.42%
15.50%
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 4.44
SEV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. SEV: 4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SEV' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.17  Med: 3.15 Max: 5.32
Current: 4.44
-9.17
5.32
Net-margin (%) 3.51
SEV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. SEV: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SEV' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.25  Med: 2.84 Max: 3.83
Current: 3.51
-7.25
3.83
ROE (%) 5.89
SEV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.01 vs. SEV: 5.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SEV' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.64  Med: 9.10 Max: 17.11
Current: 5.89
-15.64
17.11
ROA (%) 4.24
SEV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. SEV: 4.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SEV' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.07  Med: 4.20 Max: 6.42
Current: 4.24
-8.07
6.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.55
SEV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 8.59 vs. SEV: 13.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SEV' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.66  Med: 11.21 Max: 20.63
Current: 13.55
-20.66
20.63
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -7.40
SEV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SEV: -7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SEV' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.8  Med: 1.80 Max: 18.7
Current: -7.4
-16.8
18.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.90
SEV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. SEV: -7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SEV' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.1  Med: -7.40 Max: 41
Current: -7.9
-48.1
41
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -13.40
SEV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SEV: -13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SEV' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.9  Med: -4.55 Max: 126.8
Current: -13.4
-72.9
126.8
» SEV's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-04)


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

SEV Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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Q2 2015

SEV Guru Trades in Q2 2015

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Q3 2015

SEV Guru Trades in Q3 2015

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SEV Guru Trades in Q4 2015

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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
SEVAP28.993.314 % Conv Pfd Shs Series -A-

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 48.22
SEV's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
80% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 19.96 vs. SEV: 48.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SEV' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.78  Med: 23.56 Max: 59.15
Current: 48.22
7.78
59.15
PE(NRI) 52.82
SEV's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
81% of the 591 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 19.91 vs. SEV: 52.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SEV' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.72  Med: 23.30 Max: 60
Current: 52.82
7.72
60
P/B 2.57
SEV's P/B is ranked lower than
71% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. SEV: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SEV' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 2.21 Max: 5.55
Current: 2.57
0.33
5.55
P/S 1.13
SEV's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. SEV: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SEV' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.62 Max: 1.23
Current: 1.13
0.12
1.23
EV-to-EBIT 22.94
SEV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 15.45 vs. SEV: 22.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SEV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -196  Med: 13.50 Max: 86.9
Current: 22.94
-196
86.9
EV-to-EBITDA 16.87
SEV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. SEV: 16.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SEV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1294.4  Med: 10.30 Max: 111.9
Current: 16.87
-1294.4
111.9
Shiller P/E 63.57
SEV's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 38.01 vs. SEV: 63.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SEV' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.36  Med: 26.00 Max: 70
Current: 63.57
3.36
70
Current Ratio 3.30
SEV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SEV: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SEV' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.23 Max: 4.3
Current: 3.3
1.81
4.3
Quick Ratio 2.27
SEV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. SEV: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SEV' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 1.42 Max: 3.16
Current: 2.27
1.16
3.16
Days Inventory 102.72
SEV's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
66% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 79.54 vs. SEV: 102.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SEV' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 71.68  Med: 99.92 Max: 132.84
Current: 102.72
71.68
132.84
Days Sales Outstanding 71.34
SEV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 61.60 vs. SEV: 71.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SEV' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 54.36  Med: 65.38 Max: 81.11
Current: 71.34
54.36
81.11
Days Payable 74.71
SEV's Days Payable is ranked higher than
74% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 48.61 vs. SEV: 74.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SEV' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.65  Med: 59.68 Max: 89.19
Current: 74.71
40.65
89.19

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.44
SEV's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. SEV: 5.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SEV' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 4.61 Max: 34.64
Current: 5.44
0.69
34.64
Price/Tangible Book 2.83
SEV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SEV: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SEV' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 2.97 Max: 7.38
Current: 2.83
0.45
7.38
Price/Projected FCF 9.17
SEV's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. SEV: 9.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SEV' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.48 Max: 14.14
Current: 9.17
0.3
14.14
Price/Median PS Value 1.85
SEV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
86% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SEV: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SEV' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.19 Max: 3.17
Current: 1.85
0.23
3.17
Price/Graham Number 2.56
SEV's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
76% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. SEV: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SEV' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.73 Max: 3.59
Current: 2.56
0.95
3.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.33
SEV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SEV: 4.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SEV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 6.20 Max: 29.1
Current: 4.33
1.2
29.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -2.41
SEV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. SEV: -2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SEV' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.3  Med: 0.80 Max: 39.3
Current: -2.41
-20.3
39.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $40
EPS $ 0.23
Beta1.29
Short Percentage of Float0.33%
52-Week Range $7.00 - 12.94
Shares Outstanding(Mil)4.24

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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Sevcon Inc is a Delaware corporation organized on December 22, 1987. Through wholly-owned subsidiaries located in the United States, England, France, South Korea and Japan and a 50% owned joint venture located in China, and through an international dealer network, the Company designs and sells, under the Sevcon name, motor controllers for zero emission electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs). The controls are used to vary the speed and movement of vehicles, to integrate specialized functions and to optimize the energy consumption of the vehicle's power source. Its customers are manufacturers of on and off-road vehicles, including cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, fork lift trucks, aerial lifts, mining vehicles, airport tractors, sweepers and other electrically powered vehicles. The Company operates in the following markets: Industrial Markets - in these applications, the customers design and manufacture fork lift trucks, aerial work platforms, airport ground support and mining vehicles. These are, in general, designed for use in off-road applications in distribution, construction, transport and mineral extraction; On-Road Markets - customers in the Company's on-road markets design and manufacture automobiles, scooters, motorcycles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles, sweepers and other applications where either all or part of the power system is electrical and the vehicle is homologated for use on-road; and Capacitor Markets - through another subsidiary located in Wales, the Company manufactures special metalized film capacitors for electronics applications. Customers use these capacitors as components in power electronics, signaling and audio equipment. The Company has two reportable segments: electronic controls and capacitors. The electronic controls segment produces microprocessor based control systems for zero emission and hybrid electric vehicles. The capacitor segment produces special metalized film capacitors for sale to electronic equipment manufacturers. The Company presently relies principally on three main assemblers for all of its requirements for finished products. One of the three main suppliers is based in Poland and the others are in the U.S. and Australia. The U.S. supplier manufactures the Company's components at two separate plants, in Mexico and China. The Australian supplier manufactures the Company's components at a plant in Malaysia, principally for the Chinese and South East Asian markets. The Company has competitors which are divisions of larger public companies, including Sauer Danfoss, Hitachi and the motors division of General Electric. It also competes with Curtis Instruments Inc., Zapi SpA. and SME, private companies based in the U.S. and Italy respectively, that have international operations. In its new on-road markets, the Company also competes with Unique Mobility Inc., a U.S. public company, and divisions of Siemens, Continental and Eaton Corporation. In addition, some large industrial and on-road vehic
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