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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.83
SEV's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. SEV: 0.83 )
SEV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.83

Equity to Asset 0.34
SEV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. SEV: 0.34 )
SEV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.34

0.25
0.77
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.75
M-Score: -2.27
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 (%) -2.94
SEV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. SEV: -2.94 )
SEV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.17   Max: 16.91
Current: -2.94

-9.17
16.91
Net-margin (%) -3.33
SEV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. SEV: -3.33 )
SEV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.25   Max: 11.61
Current: -3.33

-7.25
11.61
ROE (%) -14.84
SEV's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. SEV: -14.84 )
SEV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -23.58   Max: 32.97
Current: -14.84

-23.58
32.97
ROA (%) -4.58
SEV's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. SEV: -4.58 )
SEV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.77   Max: 20.55
Current: -4.58

-8.77
20.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -8.91
SEV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. SEV: -8.91 )
SEV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -20.66   Max: 93.88
Current: -8.91

-20.66
93.88
Revenue Growth (%) 6.50
SEV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. SEV: 6.50 )
SEV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.7   Max: 18.7
Current: 6.5

-16.7
18.7
» SEV's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

SEV Guru Trades in Q2 2013

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Q3 2013

SEV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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SEV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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SEV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 32.60
SEV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 85.70 vs. SEV: 32.60 )
SEV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.78   Max: 59.15
Current: 32.6

7.78
59.15
P/B 3.50
SEV's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. SEV: 3.50 )
SEV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 5.55
Current: 3.5

0.33
5.55
P/S 0.76
SEV's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. SEV: 0.76 )
SEV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.23
Current: 0.76

0.12
1.23
PFCF 61.00
SEV's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 698.00 vs. SEV: 61.00 )
SEV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.39   Max: 396.6
Current: 61

4.39
396.6
EV-to-EBIT 17.13
SEV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 50.61 vs. SEV: 17.13 )
SEV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 242.7
Current: 17.13

3.9
242.7
Shiller P/E 179.40
SEV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SEV: 179.40 )
SEV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.29   Max: 297.75
Current: 179.4

5.29
297.75
Current Ratio 2.84
SEV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. SEV: 2.84 )
SEV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 3.69
Current: 2.84

1.81
3.69
Quick Ratio 1.85
SEV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. SEV: 1.85 )
SEV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 2.13
Current: 1.85

1.16
2.13

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.20
SEV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. SEV: 4.20 )
SEV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 7.01
Current: 4.2

0.45
7.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 7.50
SEV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SEV: 7.50 )
SEV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 10.78
Current: 7.5

0.29
10.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
SEV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SEV: 1.30 )
SEV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 3.22
Current: 1.3

0.24
3.22
Price/Graham Number 2.50
SEV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SEV: 2.50 )
SEV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 10.85
Current: 2.5

0.96
10.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
SEV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SEV: 5.50 )
SEV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 25.4
Current: 5.5

0.4
25.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.47
SEV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. SEV: -1.47 )
SEV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -35.1   Max: 47.6
Current: -1.47

-35.1
47.6

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:INTC, TSM, BRCM, ARMH, ADI » details
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, the Company designs and sells, under the Sevcon name, microprocessor based controls for zero emission and hybrid electric vehicles. Through another subsidiary located in the United Kingdom, Tech/Ops Sevcon manufactures special metalized film capacitors for electronics applications. These capacitors are used as components in the power electronics, signaling and audio equipment markets. Sales are made primarily through a full-time marketing staff. The Company has global competitors which are divisions of larger public companies, including Danaher's Motion division, Sauer Danfoss, Hitachi and the motors division of General Electric. It also competes on a worldwide basis with Curtis Instruments Inc., Zapi SpA and Iskra, private companies based in U.S., Italy and Slovenia. The Company complies with federal, state and local provisions which have been enacted or adopted regulating the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise protecting the environment.

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