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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
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.33
VSEC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. VSEC: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.40 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.33
0.27
0.58
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.85
M-Score: -2.54
WACC vs ROIC
4.61%
6.91%
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.52
VSEC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. VSEC: 8.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 3.15 Max: 9.35
Current: 8.52
1.21
9.35
Net-margin (%) 4.45
VSEC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. VSEC: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.92  Med: 1.98 Max: 4.85
Current: 4.45
-0.92
4.85
ROE (%) 9.37
VSEC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.42 vs. VSEC: 9.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.33  Med: 13.02 Max: 29.81
Current: 9.37
-10.33
29.81
ROA (%) 4.51
VSEC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 935 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. VSEC: 4.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.24  Med: 5.53 Max: 10.43
Current: 4.51
-3.24
10.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.27
VSEC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.52 vs. VSEC: 27.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.22  Med: 32.36 Max: 68.68
Current: 27.27
-10.22
68.68
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.50
VSEC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. VSEC: -10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.5  Med: 8.50 Max: 51.8
Current: -10.5
-19.5
51.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.20
VSEC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. VSEC: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.5  Med: 17.65 Max: 51.5
Current: 2.2
-25.5
51.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.10
VSEC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. VSEC: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.3  Med: 10.45 Max: 55.5
Current: -0.1
-19.3
55.5
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

VSEC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 65,200 sh (+19.63%)
Chuck Royce 1,400 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

VSEC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 75,355 sh (+15.58%)
Chuck Royce 1,400 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

VSEC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 2,300 sh (+64.29%)
Jim Simons 70,500 sh (-6.44%)
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Q1 2015

VSEC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 72,700 sh (+3.12%)
Chuck Royce 2,300 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.19
VSEC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
50% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. VSEC: 15.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.45  Med: 10.90 Max: 26.01
Current: 15.19
4.45
26.01
Forward P/E 8.74
VSEC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.74 vs. VSEC: 8.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.20
VSEC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
51% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. VSEC: 15.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.12  Med: 10.39 Max: 26.05
Current: 15.2
4.12
26.05
P/B 1.36
VSEC's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. VSEC: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VSEC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.89 Max: 5.91
Current: 1.36
0.68
5.91
P/S 0.68
VSEC's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. VSEC: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VSEC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.24 Max: 1.04
Current: 0.68
0.1
1.04
PFCF 9.82
VSEC's PFCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 10.97 vs. VSEC: 9.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VSEC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.21  Med: 8.91 Max: 818.25
Current: 9.82
2.21
818.25
POCF 8.13
VSEC's POCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.88 vs. VSEC: 8.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VSEC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.76  Med: 8.24 Max: 177.11
Current: 8.13
1.76
177.11
EV-to-EBIT 15.53
VSEC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.94 vs. VSEC: 15.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VSEC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 7.60 Max: 19.6
Current: 15.53
3.4
19.6
PEG 2.81
VSEC's PEG is ranked lower than
70% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. VSEC: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VSEC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.30 Max: 36.6
Current: 2.81
0.12
36.6
Shiller P/E 12.24
VSEC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. VSEC: 12.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.97  Med: 15.13 Max: 54.9
Current: 12.24
4.97
54.9
Current Ratio 2.10
VSEC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. VSEC: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 1.58 Max: 2.43
Current: 2.1
1.1
2.43
Quick Ratio 1.02
VSEC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. VSEC: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.44 Max: 2.43
Current: 1.02
0.82
2.43
Days Inventory 54.53
VSEC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
69% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 25.74 vs. VSEC: 54.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.29  Med: 11.42 Max: 42.26
Current: 54.53
1.29
42.26
Days Sales Outstanding 68.37
VSEC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 72.67 vs. VSEC: 68.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 27.42  Med: 64.58 Max: 102.42
Current: 68.37
27.42
102.42

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.75
VSEC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
89% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.56 vs. VSEC: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.65 Max: 1.39
Current: 0.75
0.24
1.39
Dividend Payout 0.11
VSEC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. VSEC: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.10 Max: 3.6
Current: 0.11
0.03
3.6
Dividend growth (3y) 13.50
VSEC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VSEC: 13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 13.50 Max: 18.6
Current: 13.5
0.8
18.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.52
VSEC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. VSEC: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.81
Current: 1.52
0.48
2.81
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
VSEC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. VSEC: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.8  Med: -1.10 Max: -3.2
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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vs
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Price/Projected FCF 0.59
VSEC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. VSEC: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.13 Max: 3.93
Current: 0.59
0.41
3.93
Price/Median PS Value 2.82
VSEC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
94% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. VSEC: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.91 Max: 4.31
Current: 2.82
0.4
4.31
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.30
VSEC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VSEC: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.51 Max: 3.52
Current: 2.3
0.25
3.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.48
VSEC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. VSEC: 6.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.1  Med: 13.15 Max: 29.3
Current: 6.48
5.1
29.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.69
VSEC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. VSEC: 18.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VSEC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 37.40 Max: 49.8
Current: 18.69
3.4
49.8

Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction
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VSE Corp was incorporated in Delaware in 1959. The Company serves as a centralized managing and consolidating entity for its business operations. Its business operations consist of vehicle fleet and equipment sustainment services, including supply chain management services, and diversified technical services, including logistics, engineering, IT solutions, health care IT, and consulting services performed on a contract basis. Its services are performed for the United States Government, including the United States Department of Defense, United States Postal Service, and various federal civilian agencies, and other clients. Its business operations are managed under groups consisting of one or more divisions or wholly owned subsidiaries that perform its services. The Company has four reportable segments; Supply Chain Management Group, International Group, Federal Group, and IT, Energy and Management Consulting Group. Its Supply Chain Management Group provides sourcing, acquisition, scheduling, transportation, shipping, logistics, data management, and other services to assist its clients with supply chain management efforts. This group consists of its Wheeler Bros., Inc. subsidiary, acquired in June 2011. Its International Group provides engineering, industrial, logistics, maintenance, information technology, fleet-wide ship and aircraft support, aircraft sustainment and maintenance, facility operations, storage and disposal support for seized and forfeited general property programs, and foreign military sales services to the U.S. military branches, government agencies, and other customers. This group provides its services to the U.S. Navy, Department of Treasury, Air Force, Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and other customers. Its Federal Group provides engineering, technical, management, and integrated logistics support services to U.S. military branches, government agencies and other customers. These services include full life cycle engineering, logistics, maintenance, field support, and refurbishment services to extend and enhance the life of existing vehicles and equipment; comprehensive systems and software engineering, systems technical support, configuration management, obsolescence management, prototyping services, technology insertion programs, and technical documentation and data packages; and management and execution of government programs under large multiple award contracts. This group provides its services to the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, Marine Corps, and other customers. Its IT, Energy and Management Consulting Group consists of its wholly owned subsidiaries Energetics Incorporated, Akimeka, LLC and G&B Solutions, Inc. This group provides technical and consulting services primarily to various DoD and federal civilian government agencies, including the U.S. Energy, Homeland Security, Commerce, Interior, Labor, Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development; the Social Security
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