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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 0.53
NAS:EML's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
90% of the 1941 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. NAS:EML: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:EML' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.66 Max: 16.67
Current: 0.53
0.1
16.67
Equity-to-Asset 0.51
NAS:EML's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. NAS:EML: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:EML' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.63 Max: 0.74
Current: 0.51
0.44
0.74
Debt-to-Equity 0.34
NAS:EML's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
52% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. NAS:EML: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NAS:EML' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.34
0.02
0.89
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.58
NAS:EML's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
51% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. NAS:EML: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NAS:EML' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.43 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.58
0.12
2.05
Interest Coverage 11.35
NAS:EML's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 1675 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 39.09 vs. NAS:EML: 11.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:EML' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.07  Med: 34.44 Max: 91.28
Current: 11.35
2.07
91.28
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 4.20
Beneish M-Score: -2.41
WACC vs ROIC
7.07%
7.52%
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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 6.24
NAS:EML's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
53% of the 1929 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. NAS:EML: 6.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:EML' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.18  Med: 6.32 Max: 8.6
Current: 6.24
3.18
8.6
Net Margin % 2.91
NAS:EML's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
67% of the 1929 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. NAS:EML: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:EML' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 4.11 Max: 5.66
Current: 2.91
0.92
5.66
ROE % 7.63
NAS:EML's ROE % is ranked lower than
58% of the 1886 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NAS:EML: 7.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:EML' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 8.01 Max: 12.26
Current: 7.63
1.61
12.26
ROA % 4.02
NAS:EML's ROA % is ranked lower than
53% of the 1953 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. NAS:EML: 4.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:EML' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 5.37 Max: 7.75
Current: 4.02
1
7.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 18.12
NAS:EML's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
57% of the 1944 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 12.86 vs. NAS:EML: 18.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:EML' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.94  Med: 15.14 Max: 20.98
Current: 18.12
5.94
20.98
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 12.90
NAS:EML's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 1760 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. NAS:EML: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:EML' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9  Med: 2.8 Max: 14.3
Current: 12.9
-9
14.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 3.60
NAS:EML's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 1581 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. NAS:EML: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:EML' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.4  Med: 2 Max: 44.6
Current: 3.6
-28.4
44.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -13.40
NAS:EML's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 1454 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. NAS:EML: -13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:EML' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.3  Med: 6 Max: 101
Current: -13.4
-53.3
101
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Guru Trades

Q2 2017

EML Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 204,800 sh (+4.93%)
Mario Gabelli 509,125 sh (+3.40%)
Chuck Royce 39,750 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2017

EML Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 228,100 sh (+11.38%)
Mario Gabelli 519,116 sh (+1.96%)
Chuck Royce 39,750 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2017

EML Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Chuck Royce 39,750 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 510,116 sh (-1.73%)
Jim Simons 219,700 sh (-3.68%)
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Q1 2018

EML Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Jim Simons 226,605 sh (+3.14%)
Chuck Royce 39,750 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 507,946 sh (-0.43%)
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Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Add 1.96%$24.7 - $30.9 $ 30.6510%519,116
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Tools & Accessories    NAICS: 333131    SIC: 7382
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Headquarter Location:USA
The Eastern Co is a manufacturer and seller of industrial hardware, security products and metal castings. It operates in three business segments: Industrial Hardware, Security Products and Metal Products.

The Eastern Co is a manufacturer of industrial hardware, security products, and metal castings. It operates in three business segments: Industrial Hardware, Security Products, and Metal Products. The Industrial Hardware segment designs manufacture and market a diverse product line of industrial and vehicular hardware throughout North America. Security Products segment manufactures electronic and mechanical locking devices, both keyed and keyless, for the computer, electronics, vending and gaming industries. The segment also supplies its products to the luggage, furniture, laboratory equipment and commercial laundry industries. Metal Products segment manufactures specialty malleable and ductile iron castings. It operates from locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, and China.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 29.47
EML's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 1538 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 22.58 vs. EML: 29.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
EML' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.65  Med: 18.05 Max: 84.63
Current: 29.47
6.65
84.63
PE Ratio without NRI 29.47
EML's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
69% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 22.58 vs. EML: 29.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
EML' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.65  Med: 18.05 Max: 84.63
Current: 29.47
6.65
84.63
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 43.28
EML's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
67% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 24.03 vs. EML: 43.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
EML' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.59  Med: 17.2 Max: 1016.32
Current: 43.28
6.59
1016.32
PB Ratio 2.13
EML's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 1880 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. EML: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
EML' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.46 Max: 2.77
Current: 2.13
0.72
2.77
PS Ratio 0.85
EML's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1876 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. EML: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
EML' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.85
0.4
1.33
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 36.61
EML's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
63% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 21.27 vs. EML: 36.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
EML' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.03  Med: 16.86 Max: 782.69
Current: 36.61
6.03
782.69
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 21.72
EML's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
54% of the 783 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 13.55 vs. EML: 21.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
EML' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.06  Med: 10.95 Max: 88.45
Current: 21.72
5.06
88.45
EV-to-EBIT 14.19
EML's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 17.21 vs. EML: 14.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EML' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 11.1 Max: 33.1
Current: 14.19
4.7
33.1
EV-to-EBITDA 10.60
EML's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
58% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. EML: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EML' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 7.5 Max: 14.7
Current: 10.6
4
14.7
EV-to-Revenue 0.91
EML's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
67% of the 1911 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. EML: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
EML' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.3
Current: 0.91
0.4
1.3
Shiller PE Ratio 29.60
EML's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 28.47 vs. EML: 29.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
EML' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.69  Med: 15.77 Max: 30.94
Current: 29.6
7.69
30.94
Current Ratio 3.59
EML's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1788 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. EML: 3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EML' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.69  Med: 3.69 Max: 6.19
Current: 3.59
1.69
6.19
Quick Ratio 1.82
EML's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 1786 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. EML: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EML' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.97 Max: 3.62
Current: 1.82
0.91
3.62
Days Inventory 91.94
EML's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
52% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 95.05 vs. EML: 91.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EML' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 86.99  Med: 99.44 Max: 127.73
Current: 91.94
86.99
127.73
Days Sales Outstanding 48.59
EML's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 1498 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 81.09 vs. EML: 48.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EML' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.72  Med: 45.9 Max: 49.65
Current: 48.59
41.72
49.65
Days Payable 35.72
EML's Days Payable is ranked lower than
76% of the 1446 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 70.70 vs. EML: 35.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
EML' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.16  Med: 25.97 Max: 35.72
Current: 35.72
21.16
35.72

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.44
EML's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
51% of the 1911 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. EML: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
EML' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 2.24 Max: 3.84
Current: 1.44
1.02
3.84
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.42
EML's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. EML: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
EML' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.4 Max: 2.12
Current: 0.42
0.29
2.12
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.44
EML's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
55% of the 1859 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. EML: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.60
EML's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
51% of the 2371 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. EML: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
EML' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 2.47 Max: 4.24
Current: 1.6
1.13
4.24
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.20
EML's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. EML: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
EML' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.1  Med: -0.1 Max: 3.6
Current: -0.2
-3.1
3.6

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 13.81
EML's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.12 vs. EML: 13.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
EML' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.34  Med: 3.72 Max: 121.63
Current: 13.81
2.34
121.63
Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.29
EML's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
72% of the 1775 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. EML: 4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
EML' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.78 Max: 4.71
Current: 4.29
0.93
4.71
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.32
EML's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. EML: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
EML' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.92
Current: 1.32
0.47
1.92
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.13
EML's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 1631 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. EML: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
EML' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.55
Current: 1.13
0.46
1.55
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.37
EML's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
62% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. EML: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
EML' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.1 Max: 2.48
Current: 2.37
0.5
2.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.06
EML's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. EML: 7.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
EML' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 9 Max: 21.2
Current: 7.06
3
21.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 6.05
EML's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
59% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.95 vs. EML: 6.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
EML' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.7  Med: 5.1 Max: 22.8
Current: 6.05
-10.7
22.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $227.64
EPS (TTM) $ 1.04
Beta0.75
Volatility24.62%
52-Week Range $24.00 - 31.50
Shares Outstanding (Mil)6.27

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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