AMCOL International Corp. (NYSE:ACO) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2011-12-31.
Amcol Intl Cp has a market cap of $943.5 million; its shares were traded at around $29.27 with a P/E ratio of 16.4 and P/S ratio of 1. The dividend yield of Amcol Intl Cp stocks is 2.4%. Amcol Intl Cp had an annual average earning growth of 13.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Amcol Intl Cp the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.
Highlight of Business Operations:Our oilfield services and environmental segments are affected by seasonal weather patterns. A majority of our oilfield services revenues are derived from the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding states, which are susceptible to hurricanes that typically occur in the Fall months. In addition, it is affected by customers demands for natural gas. Natural gas is affected by weather patterns as colder winters increase the demand for natural gas to heat homes and warmer summers increase the demand for natural gas to fuel generators providing electricity to run air conditioners. Actual or threatened hurricanes or changes in the demand for natural gas can result in volatile demand for services provided by our oilfield services segment.
Our environmental segment is affected by weather patterns which determine the feasibility of construction activities. Typically, less construction activity occurs in winter months and thus this segments revenues tend to be greatest in the second and third quarters when weather patterns in our geographic markets are more conducive to construction activities.
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