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Graco GF Value Rank

: 9 (As of Today)
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Graco has the GF Value Rank of 9.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.


Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Industrial Machinery subindustry, Graco's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Graco GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Industrial Products industry and Industrials sector, Graco's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Graco's GF Value Rank falls into.



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Graco Business Description

Graco logo
Industry
Industrials » Industrial Products NAICS : 333249 SIC : 3561
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
88-11th Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 55413
Graco manufactures equipment used for managing fluids, coatings, and adhesives, specializing in difficult-to-handle materials. Graco's business is organized into three segments: industrial, process, and contractor. The Minnesota-based firm serves a wide range of end markets, including industrial, automotive, and construction, and its broad array of products include pumps, valves, meters, sprayers, and equipment used to apply coatings, sealants, and adhesives. The firm generated roughly $2 billion in sales and $531 million in operating income in 2021.
Executives
Zumbolo Brian J officer: President, Asia Pacific PO BOX 1441 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55440-1441
Gallivan Karen Park officer: Executive Vice President P O BOX 1441 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55440-1441
Wheeler Kevin J. director A. O. SMITH CORPORATION 500 TENNESSEE WALTZ PARKWAY ASHLAND CITY TN 37015
Van Sant R William director PO BOX 1441 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55440-1441
Eugster Jack W director PO BOX 1441 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55440-1441
Etchart Eric director ROOM F, 22F CROSS REGION PLAZA 899 LINGLING ROAD SHANGHAI F4 200030
White Emily director C/O LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC. 1818 CORNWALL AVENUE VANCOUVER A1 V6J 1C7
Morfitt Martha A M director P.O. BOX 1441 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55440-1441
Mitau Lee R director P O BOX 1441 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55440-1441
Feragen Jody H director 1 HORMEL PLACE AUSTIN TX 55912
Gilligan J Kevin director P O BOX 1441 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55440-1441
White Timothy R officer: President, White Knight, QED 88 11TH AVENUE NE MINNEAPOLIS MN 55413
Johnson Dale D officer: President, Worldwide CED P.O. BOX 1441 MINNEAPOLIS MN 5440-1441
Chambers Caroline M officer: President, EMEA PO BOX 1441 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55440-1441
Wordell Angela F officer: EVP, Operations, President ONG 88 11TH AVENUE NE MINNEAPOLIS MN 55413

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