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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 : 4/10

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Cash-to-Debt 0.35
NAS:SEV's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. NAS:SEV: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:SEV' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.35
Equity-to-Asset 0.28
NAS:SEV's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. NAS:SEV: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:SEV' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.6 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.28
0.25
0.77
Piotroski F-Score: 1
Altman Z-Score: 1.92
Beneish M-Score: -2.11
WACC vs ROIC
9.29%
-28.69%
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

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Operating Margin % -15.40
NAS:SEV's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
84% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.18 vs. NAS:SEV: -15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:SEV' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.4  Med: 2.85 Max: 5.26
Current: -15.4
-15.4
5.26
Net Margin % -16.11
NAS:SEV's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
83% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. NAS:SEV: -16.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:SEV' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.11  Med: 2.34 Max: 3.83
Current: -16.11
-16.11
3.83
ROE % -48.17
NAS:SEV's ROE % is ranked lower than
93% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.82 vs. NAS:SEV: -48.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:SEV' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.17  Med: 7.4 Max: 17.11
Current: -48.17
-48.17
17.11
ROA % -13.93
NAS:SEV's ROA % is ranked lower than
87% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. NAS:SEV: -13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:SEV' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.93  Med: 3.59 Max: 6.42
Current: -13.93
-13.93
6.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -48.80
NAS:SEV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
90% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9.45 vs. NAS:SEV: -48.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:SEV' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.8  Med: 9.5 Max: 19.36
Current: -48.8
-48.8
19.36
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 7.90
NAS:SEV's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NAS:SEV: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:SEV' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.8  Med: 6.5 Max: 26.2
Current: 7.9
-16.8
26.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 57.70
NAS:SEV's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. NAS:SEV: 57.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:SEV' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.6  Med: 8.8 Max: 57.7
Current: 57.7
-47.6
57.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 67.70
NAS:SEV's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. NAS:SEV: 67.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:SEV' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.9  Med: 8.15 Max: 126.8
Current: 67.7
-72.9
126.8
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SEVAP41.000.004 % Conv Pfd Shs Series -A-

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors    NAICS: 334416    SIC: 3675
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Headquarter Location:USA
Sevcon Inc through its wholly-owned subsidiaries is engaged in designing and selling, under the Sevcon name, motor controls for zero emission electric and hybrid vehicles.

Sevcon Inc is a Delaware corporation organized on December 22, 1987. Through wholly-owned subsidiaries located in the United States, England, France, South Korea and Japan and a 50% owned joint venture located in China, and through an international dealer network, the Company designs and sells, under the Sevcon name, motor controllers for zero emission electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs). The controls are used to vary the speed and movement of vehicles, to integrate specialized functions and to optimize the energy consumption of the vehicle's power source. Its customers are manufacturers of on and off-road vehicles, including cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, fork lift trucks, aerial lifts, mining vehicles, airport tractors, sweepers and other electrically powered vehicles. The Company operates in the following markets: Industrial Markets - in these applications, the customers design and manufacture fork lift trucks, aerial work platforms, airport ground support and mining vehicles. These are, in general, designed for use in off-road applications in distribution, construction, transport and mineral extraction; On-Road Markets - customers in the Company's on-road markets design and manufacture automobiles, scooters, motorcycles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles, sweepers and other applications where either all or part of the power system is electrical and the vehicle is homologated for use on-road; and Capacitor Markets - through another subsidiary located in Wales, the Company manufactures special metalized film capacitors for electronics applications. Customers use these capacitors as components in power electronics, signaling and audio equipment. The Company has three reportable segments: electronic controls; capacitors and battery chargers. The electronic controls segment produces microprocessor based control systems for zero emission and hybrid electric vehicles. The capacitor segment produces special metalized film capacitors for sale to electronic equipment manufacturers. The battery chargers segment designs and manufactures battery chargers for electric vehicles. Each segment has its own management team and sales force and the capacitor and battery charger segments have their own manufacturing facilities. The Company presently relies principally on three main assemblers for all of its requirements for finished products. One of the three main suppliers is based in Poland and the others are in the U.S. and Australia. The U.S. supplier manufactures the Company's components at two separate plants, in Mexico and China. The Australian supplier manufactures the Company's components at a plant in Malaysia, principally for the Chinese and South East Asian markets. The Company has competitors which are divisions of larger public companies, including Sauer Danfoss, Hitachi and the motors division of General Electric. It also competes with Curtis Instruments Inc., Zapi SpA. and SME, private companies based in the U.S. and Italy respecti

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Sevcon Acquires Remaining 50% Equity Interest in Chinese Joint Venture
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Sevcon to Present at The MicroCap Conference

Company to Webcast Presentation Live at 2:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 4

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., March 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sevcon, Inc. (NASDAQ:SEV) today announced that Matt Boyle, Chief Executive Officer, will present at The MicroCap Conference to be held at the Essex House in New York, NY, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the Company’s investor relations website at: http://ir.sevcon.com/index.cfm. About Sevcon, Inc. Sevcon is a global supplier of control and power solutions for zero-emission, electric and hybrid vehicles. Its products control on- and off-road vehicle speed and movement, integrate specialized functions, optimize energy consumption and help reduce air pollution. Sevcon’s Bassi Division produces battery chargers for electric vehicles; power management and uninterrupted power source systems for industrial, medical and telecom applications; and electronic instrumentation for battery laboratories. The company supplies customers from its operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, China and the Asia Pacific region, as well as through an international dealer network. Learn more about Sevcon at www.sevcon.com.
Contact:

Matt Roache
Sharon Merrill Associates
1 (617) 542 5300
[email protected]

Matt Boyle
President and CEO
1 (508) 281 5503
[email protected]

Read more...
Sevcon Announces Record and Payment Dates for Series A Convertible Preferred Stock Dividend

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sevcon, Inc. (NASDAQ:SEV), a world leader in the design and manufacture of controls and battery chargers for zero emission electric and hybrid vehicles, today announced that a semi-annual dividend on the company's Series A Convertible Preferred Stock will be payable on April 17, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 3, 2017. The dividend will be $0.48 per share, representing the pro-rata amount for the period commencing October 16, 2016. Dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock are payable semi-annually at the rate of 4 percent per annum of the stated value of $24 per share. About Sevcon, Inc. Sevcon is a global supplier of control and power solutions for zero-emission, electric and hybrid vehicles. Its products control on- and off-road vehicle speed and movement, integrate specialized functions, optimize energy consumption and help reduce air pollution. Sevcon’s Bassi Division produces battery chargers for electric vehicles; power management and uninterrupted power source (UPS) systems for industrial, medical and telecom applications; and electronic instrumentation for battery laboratories. The company supplies customers from its operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Canada, China and the Asia Pacific region, as well as through an international dealer network. Visit www.sevcon.com and www.bassi-srl.eu.
Contact:
David Calusdian
Sharon Merrill Associates
1 (617) 542 5300
[email protected]

Matt Boyle
President and CEO
1 (508) 281 5503
[email protected]

Read more...
Sevcon to Present at 29th Annual ROTH Conference

Company to Webcast Presentation Live at 3:30 p.m. PT on Tuesday, March 14

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., March 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sevcon, Inc. (NASDAQ:SEV) today announced that Matt Boyle, Chief Executive Officer, and Paul Farquhar, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the 29th Annual ROTH Conference to be held at The Ritz Carlton in Dana Point, CA, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. PT.
A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the Company’s investor relations website at: http://ir.sevcon.com/index.cfm. About Sevcon, Inc. Sevcon is a global supplier of control and power solutions for zero-emission, electric and hybrid vehicles. Its products control on- and off-road vehicle speed and movement, integrate specialized functions, optimize energy consumption and help reduce air pollution. Sevcon’s Bassi Division produces battery chargers for electric vehicles; power management and uninterrupted power source systems for industrial, medical and telecom applications; and electronic instrumentation for battery laboratories. The company supplies customers from its operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, China and the Asia Pacific region, as well as through an international dealer network. Learn more about Sevcon at www.sevcon.com.  

Contact:
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Sharon Merrill Associates
1 (617) 542 5300
[email protected]

Matt Boyle
President and CEO
1 (508) 281 5503
[email protected]

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Ratios

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PB Ratio 3.67
SEV's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. SEV: 3.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SEV' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 2.3 Max: 5.68
Current: 3.67
0.33
5.68
PS Ratio 1.11
SEV's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SEV: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SEV' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.44
Current: 1.11
0.12
1.44
Current Ratio 2.25
SEV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. SEV: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SEV' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.58  Med: 2.19 Max: 4.3
Current: 2.25
1.58
4.3
Quick Ratio 1.33
SEV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. SEV: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SEV' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.46 Max: 3.16
Current: 1.33
1.14
3.16
Days Inventory 127.72
SEV's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
78% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 77.66 vs. SEV: 127.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SEV' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 74.42  Med: 106.63 Max: 132.84
Current: 127.72
74.42
132.84
Days Sales Outstanding 82.35
SEV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 60.65 vs. SEV: 82.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SEV' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 54.36  Med: 65.75 Max: 84.28
Current: 82.35
54.36
84.28
Days Payable 103.99
SEV's Days Payable is ranked higher than
86% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 52.14 vs. SEV: 103.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SEV' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.42  Med: 67.75 Max: 114.87
Current: 103.99
47.42
114.87

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -15.50
SEV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -3.30 vs. SEV: -15.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SEV' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.5  Med: -0.4 Max: 9.6
Current: -15.5
-15.5
9.6

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 31.17
SEV's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. SEV: 31.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SEV' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 3.14 Max: 39.54
Current: 31.17
0.45
39.54
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.69
SEV's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. SEV: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SEV' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.26 Max: 2.93
Current: 1.69
0.22
2.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -11.20
SEV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
84% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. SEV: -11.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SEV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.4  Med: 4.2 Max: 29.1
Current: -11.2
-28.4
29.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -2.33
SEV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. SEV: -2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SEV' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.7  Med: 1.7 Max: 40.1
Current: -2.33
-3.7
40.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $55.72
EPS (TTM) $ -1.96
Beta1.27
Short Percentage of Float9.47%
52-Week Range $7.69 - 17.54
Shares Outstanding (Mil)5.68
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