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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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Cash to Debt 0.19
ZBB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1902 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. ZBB: 0.19 )
ZBB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.19

Equity to Asset 0.19
ZBB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 1914 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. ZBB: 0.19 )
ZBB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.26   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.19

-0.26
0.83
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -12.18
M-Score: -5.07
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -150.17
ZBB's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.93 vs. ZBB: -150.17 )
ZBB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -728.77   Max: -150.17
Current: -150.17

-728.77
-150.17
Net-margin (%) -153.79
ZBB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. ZBB: -153.79 )
ZBB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1648.97   Max: -153.79
Current: -153.79

-1648.97
-153.79
ROE (%) -310.81
ZBB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1896 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. ZBB: -310.81 )
ZBB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -661.64   Max: -40.82
Current: -310.81

-661.64
-40.82
ROA (%) -90.52
ZBB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. ZBB: -90.52 )
ZBB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -148.55   Max: -31.74
Current: -90.52

-148.55
-31.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -223.92
ZBB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1908 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. ZBB: -223.92 )
ZBB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -266.52   Max: -52.96
Current: -223.92

-266.52
-52.96
Revenue Growth (%) -7.20
ZBB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. ZBB: -7.20 )
ZBB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.4   Max: 14.2
Current: -7.2

-12.4
14.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -42.00
ZBB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. ZBB: -42.00 )
ZBB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -3.7
Current: -42

EPS Growth (%) -41.60
ZBB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. ZBB: -41.60 )
ZBB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -41.6   Max: -4.4
Current: -41.6

-41.6
-4.4
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Ratios

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P/B 12.10
ZBB's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ZBB: 12.10 )
ZBB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 78.57
Current: 12.1

0.92
78.57
P/S 4.90
ZBB's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 1923 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. ZBB: 4.90 )
ZBB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 64.5
Current: 4.9

1.14
64.5
EV-to-EBIT 1.90
ZBB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. ZBB: 1.90 )
ZBB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 1.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 20.70
ZBB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 1731 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ZBB: 20.70 )
ZBB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 12.71
Current: 20.7

1.27
12.71
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
ZBB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ZBB: 0.70 )
ZBB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 8.66
Current: 0.7

0.31
8.66
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -120.51
ZBB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. ZBB: -120.51 )
ZBB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 86.4   Max: 734.4
Current: -120.51

86.4
734.4

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:ZB31.Germany
ZBB Energy Corporation was incorporated under the laws of Wisconsin in 1998. The company develops and manufactures advanced energy storage, and power electronic systems to solve a range of electrical system challenges in global markets for utility, governmental, commercial, industrial and residential customers. It offers a portfolio of intelligent power management platforms for grid independent, grid interactive and grid conversion environments in a variety of applications around the world. The Company has two reportable business segments: ZBB Energy Storage and Power Electronic Systems and Tier Electronics Power Conversion Systems. The ZBB Energy Storage and Power Electronics Systems business segment designs and manufactures advanced electrical power management platforms enabling the growing global need for distributed renewable energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, power quality, and grid modernization. The Company's intelligent power management platforms integrate multiple renewable and conventional onsite generation sources with rechargeable zinc bromide flow batteries and other storage technologies to ensure optimal energy availability for on grid and off grid applications, while maximizing the use of renewable energy sources. The Company solves a range of global electrical system challenges for diverse applications in commercial building, telecommunications, defense, utility and industrial markets. The Tier Electronics Power Conversion Systems business segment designs and manufactures state of the art digital power converters for power quality, alternative energy, and military markets. These power converters are designed to be fully programmable and feature DSP controls with very high levels of integration that reduce costs while increasing performance. The Company's competitors include many domestic and foreign companies.

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