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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

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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

APFC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 276,100 sh (+13.18%)
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Q3 2013

APFC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 42,273 sh (New)
Jim Simons 426,800 sh (+54.58%)
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Q4 2013

APFC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 5,397 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 52,307 sh (+23.74%)
Jim Simons 499,800 sh (+17.1%)
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Q1 2014

APFC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with APFC

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Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$37.26 - $46.49 $ 46.474%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 23.74%0.01%$37.71 - $58.2 $ 46.475%52307
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.08%$28.26 - $52.98 $ 46.4710%42273
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:ACQ.Germany,
American Pacific Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in December 1980. The Company is a custom manufacturer of fine chemicals, specialty chemicals and propulsion products. It supplies active pharmaceutical ingredients and registered intermediates to the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical ingredients it manufacture are used by its customers in drugs with indications in three primary areas: anti-viral, oncology, and central nervous system. Its customers include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as emerging pharmaceutical companies. Its continuing operations comprise three reportable business segments: Fine Chemicals, Specialty Chemicals, and Other Businesses. The Fine Chemicals segment is operated through its wholly-owned subsidiaries Ampac Fine Chemicals LLC and AMPAC Fine Chemicals Texas, LLC. Specialty Chemicals segment is principally engaged in the production of perchlorates, which include several grades of ammonium perchlorate, sodium perchlorate and potassium perchlorate. In addition, it produce and sell sodium azide, a chemical primarily used in pharmaceutical manufacturing, and Halotron, a series of clean fire extinguishing agents used in fire extinguishing products ranging from portable fire extinguishers to total flooding systems. For the aerospace and defense industry, it provides specialty chemicals used in solid rocket motors for space launch and military missiles. Other Businesses segment contains its water treatment equipment division and real estate activities PEPCON Systems, an operating division of the Company, is a manufacturer and supplier of On-Site Hypochlorite Generation systems.The Company design, manufacture and service equipment used to purify water or air in municipal, industrial and power generation applications. The systems are marketed under the ChlorMaster and Odormaster names. The main competing product to Halotron I is FE36 manufactured by DuPont. The Company's operations are subject to extensive federal, state and local regulations governing, among other things, emissions to air, discharges to water and waste management.
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American Pacific Corp. (APFC) COO & President Joseph Carleone buys 3,000 Shares May 27 2009 
American Pacific Corp. (APFC) CEO John R Gibson buys 10,000 Shares May 27 2009 
American Pacific Reports Fiscal 2009 First Quarter Results; Reaffirms Fiscal 2009 Guidance Feb 05 2009 
American Pacific Reports Fiscal 2008 Results; Net Income Increases 80% Dec 11 2008 

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