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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.07
WAIR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. WAIR: 0.07 )
WAIR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.40
WAIR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. WAIR: 0.40 )
WAIR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.4

0.39
0.54
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.26
M-Score: -1.59
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.05
WAIR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. WAIR: 20.05 )
WAIR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 20.05   Max: 23.52
Current: 20.05

20.05
23.52
Net-margin (%) 11.63
WAIR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. WAIR: 11.63 )
WAIR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.54   Max: 11.88
Current: 11.63

9.54
11.88
ROE (%) 12.11
WAIR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. WAIR: 12.11 )
WAIR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.03   Max: 13.5
Current: 12.11

12.03
13.5
ROA (%) 6.43
WAIR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. WAIR: 6.43 )
WAIR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.66   Max: 6.43
Current: 6.43

4.66
6.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.85
WAIR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. WAIR: 23.85 )
WAIR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.92   Max: 28.2
Current: 23.85

22.92
28.2
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

WAIR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 24,300 sh (New)
Chris Davis 4,650,008 sh (+223.53%)
Chuck Royce 2,605,887 sh (-2.26%)
David Abrams 8,684,212 sh (-3.78%)
Jeremy Grantham 28,900 sh (-5.56%)
Steven Cohen 11,444 sh (-41.23%)
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Q4 2013

WAIR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 91,200 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 12,352 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 34,700 sh (+20.07%)
Paul Tudor Jones 25,904 sh (+6.6%)
Chris Davis 4,911,177 sh (+5.62%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,316,287 sh (-11.11%)
David Abrams 5,765,539 sh (-33.61%)
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Q1 2014

WAIR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Wallace Weitz 229,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 12,957 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 47,444 sh (+83.15%)
Jeremy Grantham 42,100 sh (+21.33%)
Chris Davis 5,162,059 sh (+5.11%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,792,787 sh (-22.6%)
David Abrams 1,410,141 sh (-75.54%)
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Q2 2014

WAIR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Michael Dell 5,418,897 sh (New)
Jim Simons 53,300 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 1,225,000 sh (+434.47%)
Chuck Royce 1,859,987 sh (+3.75%)
Chris Davis 5,170,380 sh (+0.16%)
David Abrams Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 37,300 sh (-11.4%)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,100 sh (-19.69%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WAIR

(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
David Abrams 2014-06-30 Sold Out 2.5%$19.83 - $22.74 $ 18.34-12%0
Wallace Weitz 2014-06-30 Add 434.47%0.6%$19.83 - $22.74 $ 18.34-12%1225000
David Abrams 2014-03-31 Reduce -75.54%7.55%$20.86 - $22.53 $ 18.34-16%1410141
Wallace Weitz 2014-03-31 New Buy0.16%$20.86 - $22.53 $ 18.34-16%229200
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$20.86 - $22.53 $ 18.34-16%0
David Abrams 2013-12-31 Reduce -33.61%4.77%$18.27 - $22.27 $ 18.34-8%5765539
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$18.27 - $22.27 $ 18.34-8%12352
David Abrams 2013-09-30 Reduce -3.78%0.37%$18.45 - $20.97 $ 18.34-7%8684212
David Abrams 2013-06-30 Add 79.6%4.3%$13.9 - $18.81 $ 18.3411%9025335
Ruane Cunniff 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$13.14 - $14.89 $ 18.3433%0
Ruane Cunniff 2012-12-31 Add 34.88%0.01%$12.4 - $13.93 $ 18.3438%290000
Ruane Cunniff 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$12.6 - $15.18 $ 18.3433%215000
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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 (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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Top Ranked Articles about Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc

Weitz Investment Management Comments on Wesco Aircraft Holdings
We initiated a small position in Wesco Aircraft Holdings (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. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.70
WAIR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. WAIR: 16.70 )
WAIR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.05   Max: 20.51
Current: 16.7

11.05
20.51
P/B 1.84
WAIR's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WAIR: 1.84 )
WAIR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 2.38
Current: 1.84

1.22
2.38
P/S 1.51
WAIR's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. WAIR: 1.51 )
WAIR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.51

1.17
2.35
PFCF 107.88
WAIR's PFCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 119.34 vs. WAIR: 107.88 )
WAIR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.41   Max: 223.5
Current: 107.88

10.41
223.5
EV-to-EBIT 15.59
WAIR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. WAIR: 15.59 )
WAIR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.4   Max: 18.4
Current: 15.59

8.4
18.4
Current Ratio 5.69
WAIR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. WAIR: 5.69 )
WAIR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 5.51   Max: 9.9
Current: 5.69

5.51
9.9
Quick Ratio 2.17
WAIR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. WAIR: 2.17 )
WAIR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 3.93
Current: 2.17

1.94
3.93

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Median PS Value 0.84
WAIR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. WAIR: 0.84 )
WAIR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.84

0.8
1.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
WAIR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. WAIR: 6.40 )
WAIR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 11.9
Current: 6.4

5.4
11.9

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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Traded in other countries:W5A.Germany
Wesco Aircraft 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 bearings and bushin
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