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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 : 3/10

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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 : 2/10

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Q3 2013

ACO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 48,600 sh (-17.77%)
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ACO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 11,370 sh (New)
John Hussman 7,500 sh (New)
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Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2014

ACO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mario Gabelli 180,128 sh (New)
Jim Simons 416,284 sh (New)
John Hussman Sold Out
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Dividend Yield 1.75
ACO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. ACO: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ACO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 1.75
Current: 1.75
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Dividend Payout 1.17
ACO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
78% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. ACO: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ACO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 1.17
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.75
ACO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
72% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. ACO: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ACO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 1.75
Current: 1.75
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Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
Compare:BHP, RIO, CLF, XSRAY, AAUKY » details
Traded in other countries:AIU.Germany,
AMCOL International Corporation, a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1924. It is an international producer of specialty materials and related products and services for the industrial and consumer markets. The Company operates in segments including performance materials, construction technologies, energy services and transportation. Performance materials segment produces and supplies bentonite and related products. It also supplies chromite and leonardite, and operates more than 25 mining or production facilities. This segment is comprised of four key product lines: metalcasting; specialty materials; basic minerals; and pet product. Its product line includes Metalcasting , Specialty Materials, Basic Minerals and Pet Products. Its principal products are marketed under trade names including VOLCLAY, PANTHER CREEK, PREMIUM GEL, ADDITROL, ENERSOL, and Hevi-Sand. The Construction Technologies Segment serves customers engaged in construction projects, including site remediation, concrete waterproofing for underground structures, liquid containment on projects ranging from landfills to flood control, and drilling applications including foundation, slurry wall, tunneling, water well, and horizontal drilling. This segment is comprised of four key product lines: building materials; contracting services; drilling products; and lining technologies. Its product line includes Lining Technologies, Building Materials, Drilling Products and Contracting Services. The Energy Services Segment provides services to improve the production, costs, compliance, and environmental impact of activities performed in the oil and gas industry. It offers patented technologies, products and services for all phases of oil and gas production, transportation, refining, and storage. Its main services include Water Treatment, Coil Tubing, Well Testing, Nitrogen Services and Pipeline. The Transportation Segment includes long-haul trucking business and freight brokerage business for delivery of finished products throughout the continental U.S. The lining technologies product line competes with geosynthetic clay liner manufacturers, several suppliers of alternative lining technologies, and providers of soil and environmental remediation solutions and products. The energy services segment competes with other oil and gas services companies. The Company's operations are subject to a variety of national (including federal, state, and local) and international laws and regulations relating to environmental, health and safety ('EHS') matters.

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