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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.10
APFC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. APFC: 1.10 )
APFC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.1

Equity to Asset 0.40
APFC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. APFC: 0.40 )
APFC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.4

0.19
0.84
Interest Coverage 13.71
APFC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. APFC: 13.71 )
APFC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 9999.99
Current: 13.71

0.14
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.12
M-Score: -3.25
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 19.10
APFC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. APFC: 19.10 )
APFC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -131.44   Max: 24.74
Current: 19.1

-131.44
24.74
Net-margin (%) 10.80
APFC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. APFC: 10.80 )
APFC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -110.52   Max: 20.38
Current: 10.8

-110.52
20.38
ROE (%) 20.87
APFC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.91 vs. APFC: 20.87 )
APFC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -106.88   Max: 37.05
Current: 20.87

-106.88
37.05
ROA (%) 8.38
APFC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. APFC: 8.38 )
APFC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -54.05   Max: 11.68
Current: 8.38

-54.05
11.68
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.37
APFC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.44 vs. APFC: 30.37 )
APFC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -192.5   Max: 69.03
Current: 30.37

-192.5
69.03
Revenue Growth (%) 12.80
APFC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. APFC: 12.80 )
APFC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.1   Max: 51.9
Current: 12.8

-9.1
51.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 26.90
APFC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. APFC: 26.90 )
APFC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -47.2   Max: 125.3
Current: 26.9

-47.2
125.3
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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

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.40
APFC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. APFC: 16.40 )
APFC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.44   Max: 193.5
Current: 16.4

3.44
193.5
P/B 3.31
APFC's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. APFC: 3.31 )
APFC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 4.52
Current: 3.31

0.39
4.52
P/S 1.75
APFC's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. APFC: 1.75 )
APFC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.75

0.16
2.2
PFCF 9.97
APFC's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.49 vs. APFC: 9.97 )
APFC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 419.5
Current: 9.97

1.85
419.5
EV-to-EBIT 8.92
APFC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. APFC: 8.92 )
APFC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2   Max: 112.5
Current: 8.92

2
112.5
PEG 0.58
APFC's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.18 vs. APFC: 0.58 )
APFC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 6.74
Current: 0.58

0.58
6.74
Shiller P/E 54.75
APFC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. APFC: 54.75 )
APFC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.29   Max: 120.7
Current: 54.75

5.29
120.7
Current Ratio 2.15
APFC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. APFC: 2.15 )
APFC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 14.52
Current: 2.15

1.76
14.52
Quick Ratio 1.36
APFC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. APFC: 1.36 )
APFC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 12.22
Current: 1.36

0.86
12.22

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.30
APFC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. APFC: 3.30 )
APFC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 11.59
Current: 3.3

0.48
11.59
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
APFC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. APFC: 2.00 )
APFC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.36
Current: 2

0.23
2.36
Price/Median PS Value 3.30
APFC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. APFC: 3.30 )
APFC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.9
Current: 3.3

0.45
3.9
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
APFC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. APFC: 1.00 )
APFC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 8.39
Current: 1

0.43
8.39
Price/Graham Number 1.50
APFC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. APFC: 1.50 )
APFC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 3.29
Current: 1.5

0.43
3.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.20
APFC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. APFC: 11.20 )
APFC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 49.8
Current: 11.2

0.9
49.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.70
APFC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. APFC: 17.70 )
APFC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.1   Max: 32.2
Current: 17.7

-14.1
32.2

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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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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