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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.08
WAIR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. WAIR: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WAIR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.09 Max: N/A
Current: 0.08
Equity to Asset 0.44
WAIR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. WAIR: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WAIR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.44
0.39
0.54
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.35
M-Score: -2.57
WACC vs ROIC
4.30%
5.51%
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 : 7/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 10.93
WAIR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. WAIR: 10.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WAIR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.57  Med: 21.20 Max: 23.52
Current: 10.93
13.57
23.52
Net-margin (%) 5.46
WAIR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. WAIR: 5.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WAIR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.53  Med: 10.93 Max: 11.88
Current: 5.46
7.53
11.88
ROE (%) 8.34
WAIR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. WAIR: 8.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WAIR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 10.99  Med: 12.95 Max: 14.45
Current: 8.34
10.99
14.45
ROA (%) 3.50
WAIR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. WAIR: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WAIR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.05  Med: 5.86 Max: 6.62
Current: 3.5
5.05
6.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.91
WAIR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. WAIR: 16.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WAIR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 21.1  Med: 24.94 Max: 56.4
Current: 16.91
21.1
56.4
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 22.10
WAIR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. WAIR: 22.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WAIR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 5.9  Med: 9.30 Max: 22.1
Current: 22.1
5.9
22.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.30
WAIR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. WAIR: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WAIR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 3.00 Max: 3
Current: 2.3
2.3
3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.00
WAIR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. WAIR: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WAIR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 9  Med: 10.40 Max: 13.9
Current: 9
9
13.9
» WAIR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

WAIR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 867,827 sh (New)
Jim Simons 167,100 sh (+213.51%)
Wallace Weitz 2,273,340 sh (+85.58%)
Chris Davis 5,635,547 sh (+9.00%)
Chuck Royce 2,021,787 sh (+8.70%)
Michael Dell 5,418,897 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 36,300 sh (-4.72%)
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Q4 2014

WAIR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Richard Snow 173,340 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 30,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 62,128 sh (+71.15%)
Wallace Weitz 3,132,185 sh (+37.78%)
Chris Davis 6,008,026 sh (+6.61%)
Chuck Royce 2,145,287 sh (+6.11%)
Chris Davis 6,008,026 sh (unchged)
Michael Dell 5,418,897 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Jim Simons 101,944 sh (-38.99%)
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Q1 2015

WAIR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Richard Snow 2,692,627 sh (+1453.38%)
Tom Gayner 160,000 sh (+433.33%)
Chris Davis 6,230,844 sh (+3.71%)
Michael Dell 5,418,897 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 2,954,705 sh (-5.67%)
Chuck Royce 2,001,787 sh (-6.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,129 sh (-77.26%)
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Q2 2015

WAIR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 31,643 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 245,000 sh (+53.13%)
Richard Snow 3,081,449 sh (+14.44%)
Chris Davis 6,440,398 sh (+3.36%)
Chuck Royce 2,016,087 sh (+0.71%)
Wallace Weitz 2,838,205 sh (-3.94%)
Michael Dell 5,120,218 sh (-5.51%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,686 sh (-10.21%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc

Weitz Investment Management Comments on Wesco Aircraft Holdings - May 06, 2014

We initiated a small position in Wesco Aircraft Holdings (NYSE:WAIR) during the quarter. Wesco is a distributor and supply chain manager to the commercial and military aerospace markets. The company should benefit from the multi-year commercial aerospace build-out that is underway. We expect this tailwind to provide visible growth through at least 2017. Wesco also has an opportunity to provide more services to large defense contractors as funding pressures force the industry to become more efficient. If the company can improve margins along the way, we think the resulting earnings growth could provide reasonable-to-good return potential for the stock.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2014 report.

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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 16.52
WAIR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
55% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. WAIR: 16.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WAIR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.05  Med: 16.54 Max: 20.51
Current: 16.52
11.05
20.51
Forward P/E 12.59
WAIR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.09 vs. WAIR: 12.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.60
WAIR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
55% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. WAIR: 16.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WAIR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.05  Med: 16.55 Max: 20.51
Current: 16.6
11.05
20.51
P/B 1.34
WAIR's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. WAIR: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WAIR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.22  Med: 1.73 Max: 2.38
Current: 1.34
1.22
2.38
P/S 0.90
WAIR's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. WAIR: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WAIR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.35
Current: 0.9
0.85
2.35
PFCF 10.93
WAIR's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.19 vs. WAIR: 10.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WAIR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.37  Med: 25.21 Max: 223.5
Current: 10.93
10.37
223.5
POCF 10.30
WAIR's POCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.48 vs. WAIR: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WAIR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 9.62  Med: 23.11 Max: 111.75
Current: 10.3
9.62
111.75
EV-to-EBIT 13.77
WAIR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
56% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.05 vs. WAIR: 13.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WAIR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.4  Med: 13.00 Max: 18.4
Current: 13.77
8.4
18.4
PEG 3.86
WAIR's PEG is ranked lower than
83% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. WAIR: 3.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WAIR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.06  Med: 1.16 Max: 2.64
Current: 3.86
1.06
2.64
Current Ratio 5.18
WAIR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. WAIR: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WAIR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 5.09  Med: 7.80 Max: 9.9
Current: 5.18
5.09
9.9
Quick Ratio 1.78
WAIR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. WAIR: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WAIR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.78  Med: 2.34 Max: 3.93
Current: 1.78
1.78
3.93
Days Inventory 264.03
WAIR's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
95% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 67.05 vs. WAIR: 264.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WAIR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 269.56  Med: 385.84 Max: 440.72
Current: 264.03
269.56
440.72
Days Sales Outstanding 64.70
WAIR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
62% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 53.85 vs. WAIR: 64.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WAIR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 49.57  Med: 55.55 Max: 81.21
Current: 64.7
49.57
81.21

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.53
WAIR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WAIR: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WAIR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.53
0.54
1.37
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.38
WAIR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. WAIR: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WAIR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 1.83 Max: 2.56
Current: 2.38
1.1
2.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.22
WAIR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. WAIR: 7.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WAIR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.4  Med: 7.70 Max: 11.9
Current: 7.22
5.4
11.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.19
WAIR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. WAIR: 12.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WAIR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 11.7  Med: 19.00 Max: 19.5
Current: 12.19
11.7
19.5

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 1,524 1,576 1,627
EPS($) 1.01 1.11 1.22
EPS without NRI($) 1.01 1.11 1.22

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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Traded in other countries:W5A.Germany,
Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc was incorporated in Delaware on July 21, 2006. The company is a one of the world's largest distributors and providers of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry. Its services range from traditional distribution to the management of supplier relationships, quality assurance, kitting, just-in-time, or JIT, delivery and point-of-use inventory management. The company supply approximately 450,000 different stock keeping units, or SKUs, including hardware, bearings, tools and more recently, electronic components and machined parts. It believes it offer a compelling value proposition to both customers and suppliers. Customers that utilize its comprehensive JIT supply chain management services are frequently able to realize significant benefits including: reduced inventory levels, fewer disruptions of production schedules, improved quality assurance and reduced administrative and overhead costs. It intends to pursue the following strategies in order to continue to grow business: Continued Focus on Operational Excellence: It intends to further existing customer relationships by continuing to invest in highly customized IT system and providing on-time delivery performance and quality assurance; Win New Business from Existing Customers: The company continues its strategy of expanding relationships with existing customers by transitioning them to comprehensive JIT supply chain management services as well as expanding programs to include additional customer sites and SKUs, and by introducing new supply chain solutions that minimize costs, improve productivity and lower inventory investment; Expand Customer Base: It plans to expand customer base and have had significant success in winning business when competing distributors have been unable to meet customer service level requirements and in situations where customers have outsourced work that was previously performed internally; Selectively Pursue Strategic Acquisitions: Its industry is highly fragmented and believes that there are opportunities for continued consolidation. It recognizes product and service revenue when (i) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, (ii) title transfers to the customer, (iii) the sales price charged is fixed or determinable and (iv) collection is reasonably assured. Its product categories include the following: Hardware: Fasteners is a largest product category, comprising approximately 83% of hardware sales in fiscal 2010. Fasteners include a wide range of highly engineered aerospace parts that are designed to hold together two or more components, such as rivets (both blind and solid), bolts (including blind bolts), screws, nuts and washers; Bearings: Its product offering includes a variety of standard anti-friction products designed to both commercial and military aircraft specifications, such as airframe control bearings, rod ends, spherical bearings, ball bearing rod ends, roller beari
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