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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.88
LAWS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. LAWS: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LAWS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.88
Equity-to-Asset 0.46
LAWS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LAWS: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LAWS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.7 Max: 0.84
Current: 0.46
0.38
0.84
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 4.37
Beneish M-Score: -2.47
WACC vs ROIC
13.13%
-3.10%
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -0.68
LAWS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
82% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. LAWS: -0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LAWS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.55  Med: -1.14 Max: 5.34
Current: -0.68
-16.55
5.34
Net Margin % -0.64
LAWS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
78% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. LAWS: -0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LAWS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.87  Med: -1.22 Max: 2.19
Current: -0.64
-22.87
2.19
ROE % -2.82
LAWS's ROE % is ranked lower than
80% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.14 vs. LAWS: -2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LAWS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.05  Med: -3 Max: 6.17
Current: -2.82
-61.05
6.17
ROA % -1.33
LAWS's ROA % is ranked lower than
79% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. LAWS: -1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LAWS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.62  Med: -1.61 Max: 3.66
Current: -1.33
-31.62
3.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -1.83
LAWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
82% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.08 vs. LAWS: -1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LAWS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.08  Med: -3.27 Max: 18
Current: -1.83
-40.08
18
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.30
LAWS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. LAWS: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LAWS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15  Med: 5.3 Max: 20.8
Current: 0.3
-15
20.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 32.00
LAWS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. LAWS: 32.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LAWS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -71.7  Med: 0.3 Max: 32
Current: 32
-71.7
32
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -38.30
LAWS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
91% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. LAWS: -38.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
LAWS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.7  Med: -4.7 Max: 30.9
Current: -38.3
-47.7
30.9
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution    NAICS: 423830    SIC: 5084
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Headquarter Location:USA
Lawson Products Inc is a distributor of products and services to the industrial, commercial, institutional and governmental maintenance, repair and operations marketplace. It also offers automotive, electrical, and material handling equipment.

Lawson Products Inc is an industrial distributor of maintenance and repair supplies. It serves the construction, agriculture, manufacturing, government, mining, fleet maintenance, facility maintenance, oil and natural gas, and hospitality industries. The company offers fastening systems, hand tools, battery maintenance products, electrical products, brass, iron and steel fittings, welding products, fluid power products, safety products, abrasives, specialty chemicals, shop supplies, and cutting tools. Lawson Products sells its products to customers in the United States of America, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 55.25
LAWS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. LAWS: 55.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 3.04
LAWS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. LAWS: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LAWS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.65 Max: 3.91
Current: 3.04
0.6
3.91
PS Ratio 0.68
LAWS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. LAWS: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LAWS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.68
0.19
0.9
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 55.55
LAWS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
89% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. LAWS: 55.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.42  Med: 29.91 Max: 333.93
Current: 55.55
4.42
333.93
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 30.69
LAWS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
83% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.14 vs. LAWS: 30.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.78  Med: 19.71 Max: 271.05
Current: 30.69
3.78
271.05
EV-to-EBITDA 30.92
LAWS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
82% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. LAWS: 30.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LAWS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5926.2  Med: 11.55 Max: 126.9
Current: 30.92
-5926.2
126.9
Current Ratio 2.26
LAWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. LAWS: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LAWS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 3.87 Max: 9.34
Current: 2.26
1.4
9.34
Quick Ratio 1.18
LAWS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LAWS: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAWS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.21 Max: 7.46
Current: 1.18
0.63
7.46
Days Inventory 140.49
LAWS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
79% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 74.02 vs. LAWS: 140.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LAWS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 135.53  Med: 152.12 Max: 203.89
Current: 140.49
135.53
203.89
Days Sales Outstanding 44.11
LAWS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 54.14 vs. LAWS: 44.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LAWS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.56  Med: 39.58 Max: 52.54
Current: 44.11
35.56
52.54
Days Payable 44.24
LAWS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
53% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 46.42 vs. LAWS: 44.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LAWS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.38  Med: 36.96 Max: 67.86
Current: 44.24
25.38
67.86

Buy Back

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industry
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history
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.54
LAWS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
92% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. LAWS: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
LAWS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.99
Current: 0.54
0.33
2.99
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.70
LAWS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. LAWS: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LAWS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.7  Med: 1.7 Max: 5.9
Current: -0.7
-0.7
5.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 11.40
LAWS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. LAWS: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.83  Med: 4.8 Max: 22.08
Current: 11.4
2.83
22.08
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.36
LAWS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. LAWS: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 2.21 Max: 4.28
Current: 3.36
0.86
4.28
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.31
LAWS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. LAWS: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.48 Max: 5.21
Current: 1.31
0.42
5.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.73
LAWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. LAWS: -0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LAWS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.6  Med: -0.5 Max: 17.4
Current: -0.73
-67.6
17.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 5.91
LAWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. LAWS: 5.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LAWS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.7  Med: 4.2 Max: 16.5
Current: 5.91
-10.7
16.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $281.48
EPS (TTM) $ -0.22
Beta1.92
Short Percentage of Float1.96%
52-Week Range $15.28 - 28.10
Shares Outstanding (Mil)8.84

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 290 304
EPS ($) 0.37 0.66
EPS without NRI ($) 0.37 0.66
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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