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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 2.84
LAWS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. LAWS: 2.84 )
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: 2.84
Equity-to-Asset 0.49
LAWS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LAWS: 0.49 )
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: 0.49
0.38
0.84
Debt-to-Equity 0.09
LAWS's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
86% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LAWS: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
LAWS' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.1 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.09
0
0.5
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.55
LAWS's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
82% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. LAWS: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
LAWS' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.09  Med: 0.69 Max: 9
Current: 0.55
-15.09
9
Interest Coverage 11.54
LAWS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 26.07 vs. LAWS: 11.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LAWS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.36  Med: 12.62 Max: 43.29
Current: 11.54
1.36
43.29
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 4.77
Beneish M-Score: -2.34
WACC vs ROIC
16.13%
7.09%
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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 1.59
LAWS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
61% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. LAWS: 1.59 )
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: 1.59
-16.55
5.34
Net Margin % 1.64
LAWS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
54% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. LAWS: 1.64 )
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: 1.64
-22.87
2.19
ROE % 7.22
LAWS's ROE % is ranked higher than
61% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. LAWS: 7.22 )
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: 7.22
-61.05
6.17
ROA % 3.47
LAWS's ROA % is ranked higher than
63% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. LAWS: 3.47 )
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: 3.47
-31.62
3.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 7.63
LAWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
64% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.83 vs. LAWS: 7.63 )
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: 7.63
-40.08
18
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.30
LAWS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
51% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 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
87% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 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
90% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 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
GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with Lawson Products Inc LAWS.
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

LAWS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 55,100 sh (+33.69%)
Mario Gabelli 218,300 sh (-3.07%)
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Q1 2017

LAWS Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Mariko Gordon 52,983 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 212,800 sh (-2.52%)
Jim Simons 33,300 sh (-39.56%)
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Q2 2017

LAWS Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Mariko Gordon 68,655 sh (+29.58%)
Mario Gabelli 217,800 sh (+2.35%)
Jim Simons 23,200 sh (-30.33%)
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Q3 2017

LAWS Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 23,800 sh (+2.59%)
Mario Gabelli 210,500 sh (-3.35%)
Mariko Gordon 61,298 sh (-10.72%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LAWS

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Reduce -3.35%$19.4 - $25.4 $ 24.658%210,500
Mariko Gordon 2017-09-30 Reduce -10.72%0.01%$19.4 - $25.4 $ 24.658%61,298
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Add 2.35%$18.8 - $23.55 $ 24.6517%217,800
Mariko Gordon 2017-06-30 Add 29.58%0.02%$18.8 - $23.55 $ 24.6517%68,655
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -2.52%$21.9 - $27.75 $ 24.65-1%212,800
Mariko Gordon 2017-03-31 New Buy0.07%$21.9 - $27.75 $ 24.65-1%52,983
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -3.07%$16.91 - $25.55 $ 24.6515%218,300
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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

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 49.30
LAWS's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. LAWS: 49.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LAWS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.53  Med: 30.73 Max: 2730
Current: 49.3
16.53
2730
Forward PE Ratio 31.25
LAWS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.18 vs. LAWS: 31.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 49.30
LAWS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
86% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. LAWS: 49.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
LAWS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.15  Med: 27.45 Max: 2730
Current: 49.3
11.15
2730
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 68.09
LAWS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
98% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.28 vs. LAWS: 68.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 57.68 Max: 970.34
Current: 68.09
3.3
970.34
PB Ratio 3.02
LAWS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. LAWS: 3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LAWS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.66 Max: 3.91
Current: 3.02
0.6
3.91
PS Ratio 0.76
LAWS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. LAWS: 0.76 )
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: 0.88
Current: 0.76
0.19
0.88
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 43.25
LAWS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.58 vs. LAWS: 43.25 )
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: 29.52 Max: 333.93
Current: 43.25
4.42
333.93
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 32.10
LAWS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
98% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.85 vs. LAWS: 32.10 )
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: 20.41 Max: 271.05
Current: 32.1
3.78
271.05
EV-to-EBIT 37.02
LAWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
86% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. LAWS: 37.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LAWS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -229  Med: -1.5 Max: 1686.5
Current: 37.02
-229
1686.5
EV-to-EBITDA 16.94
LAWS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.53 vs. LAWS: 16.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LAWS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5926.2  Med: 12 Max: 126.9
Current: 16.94
-5926.2
126.9
EV-to-Revenue 0.71
LAWS's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
53% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. LAWS: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
LAWS' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.5 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.71
0.2
0.9
Current Ratio 2.42
LAWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. LAWS: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LAWS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 3.86 Max: 9.34
Current: 2.42
1.4
9.34
Quick Ratio 1.41
LAWS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LAWS: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAWS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.16 Max: 7.46
Current: 1.41
0.63
7.46
Days Inventory 133.88
LAWS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
80% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 70.52 vs. LAWS: 133.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LAWS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 133.88  Med: 152.12 Max: 203.89
Current: 133.88
133.88
203.89
Days Sales Outstanding 46.52
LAWS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 55.68 vs. LAWS: 46.52 )
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: 46.52
35.56
52.54
Days Payable 38.39
LAWS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
75% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 42.71 vs. LAWS: 38.39 )
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: 38.39
25.38
67.86

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.54
LAWS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
92% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 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
56% 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

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 7.98
LAWS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. LAWS: 7.98 )
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: 4.81 Max: 22.08
Current: 7.98
2.83
22.08
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.28
LAWS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. LAWS: 3.28 )
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: 2.22 Max: 4.28
Current: 3.28
0.86
4.28
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 26.79
LAWS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. LAWS: 26.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.02 Max: 612.5
Current: 26.79
0.45
612.5
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.46
LAWS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. LAWS: 1.46 )
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: 5.31
Current: 1.46
0.42
5.31
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.68
LAWS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
82% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. LAWS: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
LAWS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.36 Max: 18.68
Current: 2.68
0.78
18.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.70
LAWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
69% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.96 vs. LAWS: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LAWS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.6  Med: -0.4 Max: 17.4
Current: 2.7
-67.6
17.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 4.83
LAWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. LAWS: 4.83 )
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: 3.9 Max: 16.5
Current: 4.83
-10.7
16.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $292.59
EPS (TTM) $ 0.50
Beta2.39
Short Percentage of Float1.17%
52-Week Range $18.70 - 28.10
Shares Outstanding (Mil)8.89

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 304 339
EPS ($) 1.11 0.79
EPS without NRI ($) 1.11 0.79
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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