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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 6795.74
SSD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. SSD: 6795.74 )
SSD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 5.62   Max: No Debt
Current: 6795.74

Equity to Asset 0.88
SSD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 2015 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. SSD: 0.88 )
SSD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.88

0.79
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
SSD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
83% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 30.94 vs. SSD: No Debt )
SSD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 23.5   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

23.5
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 11.06
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.84
SSD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2032 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. SSD: 12.84 )
SSD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.98   Max: 19.06
Current: 12.84

5.98
19.06
Net-margin (%) 8.15
SSD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2032 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.53 vs. SSD: 8.15 )
SSD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 11.87
Current: 8.15

2.32
11.87
ROE (%) 7.17
SSD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2017 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.89 vs. SSD: 7.17 )
SSD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 22.48
Current: 7.17

1.62
22.48
ROA (%) 6.33
SSD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2047 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. SSD: 6.33 )
SSD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 19.03
Current: 6.33

1.46
19.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.11
SSD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2046 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 12.49 vs. SSD: 21.11 )
SSD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 64.15
Current: 21.11

7.2
64.15
Revenue Growth (%) 9.00
SSD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1804 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SSD: 9.00 )
SSD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.4   Max: 22.9
Current: 9

-15.4
22.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.50
SSD's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1586 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SSD: 3.50 )
SSD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.6   Max: 35.3
Current: 3.5

-31.6
35.3
EPS Growth (%) 5.30
SSD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. SSD: 5.30 )
SSD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -48.3   Max: 60.7
Current: 5.3

-48.3
60.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SSD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 6,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 26,972 sh (New)
John Rogers 2,605,336 sh (+0.78%)
James Barrow 1,501,140 sh (-1.52%)
Chuck Royce 4,150,433 sh (-8.89%)
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Q1 2014

SSD Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 47,600 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 346,758 sh (+1185.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,641 sh (+17.55%)
Chuck Royce 4,150,433 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 1,492,837 sh (-0.55%)
John Rogers 2,551,991 sh (-2.05%)
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Q2 2014

SSD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

RS Investment Management 453,053 sh (New)
Jim Simons 54,600 sh (+14.71%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 4,130,433 sh (-0.48%)
Joel Greenblatt 338,093 sh (-2.5%)
James Barrow 1,442,717 sh (-3.36%)
John Rogers 2,355,891 sh (-7.68%)
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Q3 2014

SSD Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 18,512 sh (New)
John Rogers 2,936,246 sh (+24.63%)
RS Investment Management 507,253 sh (+11.96%)
Jim Simons 56,400 sh (+3.3%)
Chuck Royce 4,121,733 sh (-0.21%)
James Barrow 1,401,197 sh (-2.88%)
Joel Greenblatt 133,958 sh (-60.38%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SSD

(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
John Rogers 2014-09-30 Add 24.63%0.22%$29.68 - $36.8 $ 33.814%2936246
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -60.38%0.09%$29.68 - $36.8 $ 33.814%133958
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 1185.62%0.17%$31.32 - $36.94 $ 33.81-2%346758
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$30.58 - $37.23 $ 33.81-3%26972
John Rogers 2013-03-31 Add 15.08%0.17%$28.01 - $33.87 $ 33.818%2566438
Ruane Cunniff 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0025%$26.43 - $32.73 $ 33.8116%0
John Rogers 2012-03-31 Add 19.65%0.23%$28.69 - $34.55 $ 33.8111%2172848
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$23.93 - $34.88 $ 33.8110%0
John Rogers 2011-09-30 Add 66.21%0.45%$24.01 - $30.34 $ 33.8125%1699115
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Guru Investment Theses on Simpson Manufacturing

John Rogers Comments on Simpson Manufacturing Co. - May 09, 2013

Construction materials specialist Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (SSD) returned -6.65% as short-term issues obscured the company's normalized earnings power. First, the company made four strategic acquisitions for a cost of roughly $115 million in 2010 and 2011. It did not take on debt in order to fund the takeovers and had more than $150 million in cash on the balance sheet afterwards. These purchases have crimped margins recently, largely due to lower research and development costs. Second, big box retailer Lowe's replaced one of Simpson's products with a lowercost competitor because negotiations over price broke down. We took this as a good signal: Simpson would not slash prices when housing construction remained slow. The housing market is recovering fast, and housing construction is advancing in sync, which we believe will boost Simpson's earnings back toward normalized levels.

From John Rogers’ first quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 27.10
SSD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. SSD: 27.10 )
SSD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.36   Max: 109.13
Current: 27.1

11.36
109.13
P/B 1.92
SSD's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. SSD: 1.92 )
SSD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 3.89
Current: 1.92

0.93
3.89
P/S 2.22
SSD's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. SSD: 2.22 )
SSD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 3.1
Current: 2.22

0.96
3.1
PFCF 26.83
SSD's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 41.27 vs. SSD: 26.83 )
SSD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.9   Max: 666.2
Current: 26.83

9.9
666.2
EV-to-EBIT 14.55
SSD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. SSD: 14.55 )
SSD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 39.1
Current: 14.55

6.7
39.1
PEG 2.31
SSD's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SSD: 2.31 )
SSD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 638.67
Current: 2.31

0.5
638.67
Shiller P/E 40.05
SSD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 68.79 vs. SSD: 40.05 )
SSD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.54   Max: 44.01
Current: 40.05

8.54
44.01
Current Ratio 5.84
SSD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. SSD: 5.84 )
SSD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.62   Max: 8.37
Current: 5.84

3.62
8.37
Quick Ratio 3.94
SSD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. SSD: 3.94 )
SSD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 5.68
Current: 3.94

1.64
5.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.57
SSD's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 1549 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. SSD: 1.57 )
SSD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.87
Current: 1.57

0.18
2.87
Dividend Payout 0.43
SSD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. SSD: 0.43 )
SSD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 10
Current: 0.43

0.08
10
Dividend growth (3y) -2.10
SSD's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
64% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. SSD: -2.10 )
SSD' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 29.5
Current: -2.1

0
29.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.87
SSD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1578 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. SSD: 1.87 )
SSD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.36
Current: 1.87

0.21
3.36
Share Buyback Rate 0.60
SSD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. SSD: 0.60 )
SSD' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.7   Max: -3.6
Current: 0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Cash 11.78
SSD's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
94% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SSD: 11.78 )
SSD' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 6.09   Max: 675.75
Current: 11.78

6.09
675.75
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.94
SSD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SSD: 4.94 )
SSD' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.37   Max: 12.83
Current: 4.94

3.37
12.83
Price/Tangible Book 2.35
SSD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. SSD: 2.35 )
SSD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 4.11
Current: 2.35

1.38
4.11
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.36
SSD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. SSD: 1.36 )
SSD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.6
Current: 1.36

0.89
2.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
SSD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. SSD: 1.01 )
SSD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.26
Current: 1.01

0.33
1.26
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.47
SSD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SSD: 3.47 )
SSD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 6.7
Current: 3.47

0.52
6.7
Price/Graham Number 1.68
SSD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. SSD: 1.68 )
SSD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 3.13
Current: 1.68

0.95
3.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.90
SSD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2035 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. SSD: 6.90 )
SSD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 14.9
Current: 6.9

2.6
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.95
SSD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1222 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.66 vs. SSD: 10.95 )
SSD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16.4   Max: 25.4
Current: 10.95

-16.4
25.4

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Tools & Accessories
Compare:SWK, SKFRY, SNA, MRC, MKTAY » details
Traded in other countries:TWL.Germany,
Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., a Delaware Corporation, through its subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., designs, engineers and manufactures wood construction products, including connectors, truss plates, fastening systems, fasteners and pre-fabricated shearwalls, and concrete construction products used for concrete, masonry and steel, including adhesives, chemicals, mechanical anchors, carbide drill bits, powder actuated tools and fiber reinforcing materials. The Company markets its products to the residential construction, light industrial and commercial construction, remodeling and do-it-yourself markets. The wood construction products are made of steel and are used to strengthen, support and connect wood joints in residential and commercial construction and DIY projects. The concrete construction products are composed of materials including steel, chemicals and carbon fiber and are used to strengthen, support and connect joints in residential and commercial construction and DIY projects used to repair, protect and strengthen concrete brick or mortar structures. The Company faces competition in all of the markets in which it participates. This competition ranges from subsidiaries of large national or international corporations to small regional manufacturers.
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
John Rogers Comments on Simpson Manufacturing Co. May 09 2013 
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Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Feb 28 2011 
Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 05 2010 
Dominate a Niche: Simpson Manufacturing Oct 21 2010 
Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 07 2010 
Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q/A) Jan 08 2010 
Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 06 2009 

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