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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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history
Equity to Asset 0.55
USAP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. USAP: 0.55 )
USAP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.55

0.44
0.8
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.10
M-Score: -2.62
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 : 6/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -2.22
USAP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. USAP: -2.22 )
USAP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.73   Max: 15.89
Current: -2.22

-3.73
15.89
Net-margin (%) -2.25
USAP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. USAP: -2.25 )
USAP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.37   Max: 10.11
Current: -2.25

-2.37
10.11
ROE (%) -2.07
USAP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. USAP: -2.07 )
USAP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.38   Max: 19.7
Current: -2.07

-2.38
19.7
ROA (%) -1.17
USAP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. USAP: -1.17 )
USAP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.67   Max: 13.7
Current: -1.17

-1.67
13.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.31
USAP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. USAP: -1.31 )
USAP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.63   Max: 25.78
Current: -1.31

-3.63
25.78
Revenue Growth (%) -1.90
USAP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. USAP: -1.90 )
USAP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.7   Max: 40.1
Current: -1.9

-15.7
40.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -21.40
USAP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. USAP: -21.40 )
USAP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -71.3   Max: 239.6
Current: -21.4

-71.3
239.6
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

USAP Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Michael Price 82,909 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 1,133,021 sh (+0.62%)
Chuck Royce 572,408 sh (+0.44%)
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Q3 2013

USAP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 583,908 sh (+2.01%)
Alan Fournier 1,143,021 sh (+0.88%)
Michael Price 82,909 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

USAP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 585,208 sh (+0.22%)
Alan Fournier 1,143,021 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 82,909 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

USAP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Michael Price 82,909 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier 1,143,021 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 574,808 sh (-1.78%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with USAP

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Michael Price 2013-06-30 New Buy0.33%$28 - $36.13 $ 29.76-7%82909
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.25%$35.93 - $47.51 $ 29.76-30%0
Scott Black 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$35.93 - $47.51 $ 29.76-30%0
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Reduce -42.55%0.17%$33.48 - $44.75 $ 29.76-19%295000
John Keeley 2011-12-31 Reduce -23.3%0.09%$23.79 - $41.46 $ 29.76-16%513500
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Top Ranked Articles about Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.

Recycled Steel Impacts Swinging Sector
With China’s steel sector slowing, it is still the world’s largest steel producer, followed by Japan, and the U.S. coming in third place. World Steel reports that U.S. crude steel production is down 2.9% for the month of August 2013, year over year. China’s steel production for the same month was up 12.8% compared to August 2012. Japan’s production is flat, down by 0.6% over last August. The most-recycled material, steel, is influencing the domestic market with around 66% of U.S. steel now produced from recycled scrap. Read more...
USAP, X, NUE - Domestic Steel Production Second Quarter Update
In spite of high import penetration by foreign steel producers into U.S. markets, some investor Gurus are buying steel while others wait for a better U.S. trade policy that will even out the playing field of this sector know for margin swings. Here’s a look at the U.S. raw steel production numbers issued last week and an update on Guru trades of three U.S. steel companies. Read more...
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Ratios

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history
P/B 1.07
USAP's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. USAP: 1.07 )
USAP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.17
Current: 1.07

0.4
3.17
P/S 1.18
USAP's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. USAP: 1.18 )
USAP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.18

0.26
1.66
PFCF 13.05
USAP's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. USAP: 13.05 )
USAP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.45   Max: 316.86
Current: 13.05

4.45
316.86
EV-to-EBIT -108.80
USAP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 30.27 vs. USAP: -108.80 )
USAP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 1056.4
Current: -108.8

2.2
1056.4
Shiller P/E 24.96
USAP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. USAP: 24.96 )
USAP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 38.17
Current: 24.96

4.4
38.17
Current Ratio 3.89
USAP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. USAP: 3.89 )
USAP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 9.26
Current: 3.89

2.08
9.26
Quick Ratio 1.29
USAP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. USAP: 1.29 )
USAP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 5.51
Current: 1.29

1.15
5.51

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.19
USAP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. USAP: 1.19 )
USAP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 5.56
Current: 1.19

0.46
5.56
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.14
USAP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. USAP: 1.14 )
USAP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 103.34
Current: 1.14

0.48
103.34
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
USAP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. USAP: 1.20 )
USAP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 4.57
Current: 1.2

0.3
4.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.10
USAP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
68% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. USAP: 0.10 )
USAP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 45.8
Current: 0.1

0.1
45.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 54.68
USAP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
98% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. USAP: 54.68 )
USAP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -38.4   Max: 114.8
Current: 54.68

-38.4
114.8

Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel
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Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, a Delaware corporation, was incorporated in 1994. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semi-finished and finished specialty steel products, including stainless steel, tool steel and certain other alloyed steels. Its product portfolio comprises of ingots, forging quality billet, plates, specialty bars, specialty shapes, and coil products. It also offers conversion services on Radial Forge and Universal Rolling Mill. The Toll Processing customers include mills, service centers and forgers. Its business is segmented into two - Universal Stainless & Alloy Products and Dunkirk Specialty Steel. The Universal Stainless & Alloy Products comprises of melting, remelting, heat treating, forging and hot and cold rolling of semi-finished and finished specialty steels. This segment encompasses of Bridgeville, North Jackson and Titusville facilities. Dunkirk Specialty Steel segment comprises of manufacturing of hot rolling and finishing specialty steel bar, rod and wire products. Its customers include erollers, forgers, service centers, original equipment manufacturers and wire redrawers. Its products are further processed by its customers for use in a variety of industries, including aerospace, power generation, oil & gas and heavy equipment manufacturing.
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