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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 0.71
LECO's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1822 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. LECO: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LECO' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.92 Max: 25.32
Current: 0.71
0.05
25.32
Equity-to-Asset 0.38
LECO's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 1805 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. LECO: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LECO' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.38
0.35
0.71
Debt-to-Equity 0.75
LECO's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
76% of the 1513 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. LECO: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
LECO' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.18 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.75
0.01
1.1
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.59
LECO's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
64% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. LECO: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
LECO' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.39 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.59
0.04
1.95
Interest Coverage 20.36
LECO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 38.79 vs. LECO: 20.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LECO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.24  Med: 26.86 Max: 145.06
Current: 20.36
9.24
145.06
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 5.70
Beneish M-Score: -2.57
WACC vs ROIC
9.20%
21.76%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 12.83
LECO's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
75% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. LECO: 12.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LECO' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.12  Med: 12.73 Max: 14.56
Current: 12.83
7.12
14.56
Net Margin % 7.40
LECO's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
72% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. LECO: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LECO' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.81  Med: 8.64 Max: 10.3
Current: 7.4
2.81
10.3
ROE % 23.74
LECO's ROE % is ranked higher than
94% of the 1786 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. LECO: 23.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LECO' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 19.6 Max: 30.13
Current: 23.74
4.7
30.13
ROA % 9.23
LECO's ROA % is ranked higher than
88% of the 1835 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. LECO: 9.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LECO' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.84  Med: 11.47 Max: 13.85
Current: 9.23
2.84
13.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 43.68
LECO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
89% of the 1829 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. LECO: 43.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LECO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.24  Med: 37.86 Max: 53.16
Current: 43.68
11.24
53.16
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.90
LECO's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 1737 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. LECO: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LECO' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.2  Med: 3.1 Max: 22.4
Current: 3.9
-17.2
22.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 6.50
LECO's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 1578 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. LECO: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LECO' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.4  Med: 6.5 Max: 43.1
Current: 6.5
-18.4
43.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 5.30
LECO's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 1441 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LECO: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
LECO' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.6  Med: 1.9 Max: 75.1
Current: 5.3
-34.6
75.1
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Q4 2017

LECO Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Caxton Associates 8,946 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 621,361 sh (New)
Jim Simons 204,038 sh (+1.44%)
Ken Fisher 1,073,895 sh (-2.33%)
Chuck Royce 1,119,641 sh (-8.70%)
Steven Cohen 71,220 sh (-17.09%)
Mario Gabelli 106,500 sh (-2.29%)
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Q1 2018

LECO Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Ray Dalio 8,697 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 1,076,086 sh (+0.20%)
Chuck Royce 1,171,715 sh (+4.65%)
Jim Simons 206,138 sh (+1.03%)
Pioneer Investments 890,911 sh (+43.38%)
Mario Gabelli 106,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
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Q2 2018

LECO Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Ken Fisher 1,078,866 sh (+0.26%)
Chuck Royce 1,205,768 sh (+2.91%)
Pioneer Investments 1,004,805 sh (+12.78%)
Mario Gabelli 105,000 sh (-1.41%)
Ray Dalio 4,304 sh (-50.51%)
Jim Simons 62,138 sh (-69.86%)
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Q3 2018

LECO Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Joel Greenblatt 11,459 sh (New)
Jim Simons 109,938 sh (+76.93%)
Mario Gabelli 105,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,058,011 sh (-1.93%)
Chuck Royce 1,199,949 sh (-0.48%)
Pioneer Investments 928,901 sh (-7.55%)
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