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Industry: Industrial Products » Tools & Accessories  
Compare:SZSE:002843, SZSE:300475, TSE:6101, SZSE:300611, TSE:6278, SZSE:002337, TSE:6140, SZSE:002328, SZSE:300154, TSE:6480, SHSE:603617, MIL:EM, TSE:6282, TPE:1527, ROCO:8415, SZSE:300126, XTER:EIN3, TPE:5007, SZSE:002559, LSE:TRI » details
Traded in other countries:BLU.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Blount International Inc is an industrial company. It designs, manufactures, and markets equipment, replacement and component parts, and accessories for professionals and consumers in select end-markets under its proprietary brand names.

Blount International Inc is a global industrial company. The Company designs, manufactures, and markets equipment, replacement and component parts, and accessories for professionals and consumers in select end-markets under its proprietary brand names. It also manufactures and markets such items to original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") under private label brand names. The Company specializes in manufacturing cutting parts and equipment used in forestry, lawn, and garden; farming, ranching, and agricultural; and construction applications. It also purchases products manufactured by other suppliers that are aligned with the markets it serves and market them, typically under one of its brands, through its global sales and distribution network. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries and approximately 54% of its 2013 sales were shipped to customers outside of the United States of America ("U.S."). The Company operates in two primary business segments: the Forestry, Lawn, and Garden ("FLAG") segment and the Farm Ranch and Agriculture ("FRAG") segment. The FLAG segment manufactures and markets cutting chain, guide bars, and drive sprockets for chain saw use, and lawnmower and edger blades for outdoor power equipment. The FLAG segment also purchases replacement parts and accessories from other manufacturers and markets them, primarily under its brands, to its FLAG customers through its global sales and distribution network. The FLAG segment currently includes the operations of the Company that have historically served the forestry, lawn, and garden markets, as well as KOX GmbH and related companies (collectively "KOX"), and a portion of Finalame SA, which includes PBL SA and related companies (collectively "PBL"). The Company's FRAG segment designs, manufactures, assembles and markets attachments and implements for tractors in a variety of mowing, cutting, clearing, material handling, landscaping and grounds maintenance applications, as well as log splitters, post-hole diggers, self-propelled lawnmowers, attachments for off-highway construction equipment applications, and other general purpose tractor attachments. In addition, the FRAG segment manufactures a variety of attachment cutting blade parts. The FRAG segment also purchases replacement parts and accessories from other manufacturers that it markets to its FRAG customers through its sales and distribution network. The FRAG segment currently includes the operations of SP Companies, Inc. and SpeeCo, Inc. (collectively "SpeeCo"), GenWoods HoldCo, LLC and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Woods Equipment Company (collectively "Woods/TISCO"), and a portion of PBL. The Company also operates a concrete cutting and finishing equipment business that is reported within the Corporate and Other category. This business manufactures and markets diamond cutting chain and assembles and markets concrete cutting chain saws for the construction and utility markets.

Guru Investment Theses on Blount International Inc

John Rogers Comments on Blount Intl Inc. - Jan 22, 2016

Some of our holdings posted solid gains for the quarter. Chainsaw chain-maker Blount Intl, Inc. (NYSE:BLT) leapt +76.12% on news of its upcoming acquisition. On December 10th it entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by American Securities LLC and P2 Capital Partners, LLC for $ 10 cash per share—an 86% premium to its closing price the day before. While we think the company may be worth even more than its sale price, we view the buyout as a very efficient way to quickly capture much of its value. In fact, we wrote extensively about this stock in our third quarter letter as one of the most undervalued industrial stocks in the portfolio.

From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' fourth quarter 2015 Ariel Fund Commentary.

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $828.57
EPS (TTM) $ -1.04
Short Percentage of Float10.56%
52-Week Range $5.08 - 13.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)48.25

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