Ducommun Inc.

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Initiated Coverage on 10/04/2012 with "Buy" Rating and Price Target of $27.00

Ratings Distribution as of May 23, 2017
Rating Number of Companies Percent of Total Number of Companies with
Investment Banking Relationships
Percent of Total
Buy 157 69.8% 21 9.3%
Neutral 67 29.8% 1 0.4%
Sell 1 0.4% 0 0.0%
Total 225 100% 22 9.8%

Explanation of B. Riley & Co. LLC's Rating System

  • Buy: We generally expect "Buy" rated stocks to materially outperform both the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 as well as other stocks in their sector. Further, we believe that the potential reward relative to the potential risk is particularly attractive.
  • Neutral: We generally believe "Neutral" rated stocks will perform roughly in line with the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 over the intermediate and long term.
  • Sell: We generally expect "Sell" rated stocks to materially underperform both the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 as well as other stocks in their sector. Further, we believe that the potential reward relative to the potential risk is particularly unattractive.

Risks and Considerations

  • Acquisition/Integration - The Company actively evaluates potential acquisitions as part of its growth strategy. Acquisitions pursued by the Company could be dilutive to financial results and result in a difficult, dilutive or expensive integration.
  • Competition - The industry is highly competitive and many of the Company's competitors have greater resources.
  • Pricing Pressure - The Company's business could be affected by pricing pressure within the market.
  • General Industry - The Company could miss our estimates and/or their financial guidance.
  • Further Potential Risks - See the Company's SEC filings, particularly its 10-K filing, for a discussion of further potential risks.

Additional Risks and Considerations

    • Customer Concentration – The company depends heavily upon a concentrated base of customers, which are subject to unique risks, and a significant reduction in sales to any of its major customers, or the loss of a major customer, could have a material impact on its financial results.
    • Cyclical Business - Both the aerospace and non-aerospace markets in which the company sells its products are cyclical and have experienced periodic declines. Sales are unpredictable and tend to fluctuate based on a number of factors, including economic conditions and developments affecting the industries and the customers served.
    • Government Spending – The company derives a significant portion of its business from contracts related to orders for or associated with the U.S. Government.  In 2011 approximately 52% of Ducommun’s sales were derived from military and space markets. As a result, the success of its business depends upon government spending.
    • Indebtedness – The company’s debt may adversely affect its financial condition, and if sufficient cash flow is not generated to service the debt, the company may need to undertake alternative financing plans.  Furthermore, its covenants impose restrictions that may limit the company’s operating/financial flexibility.
    • Key Personnel – The company’s success depends in part upon its ability to attract and retain key engineering, technical, and managerial personnel (both at the executive and at the plant level).  Ducommun faces competition for engineering, technical, and management personnel from other companies/organizations.