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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
AXLL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. AXLL: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AXLL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.18
0
0.36
Equity to Asset 0.35
AXLL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
76% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. AXLL: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AXLL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.09  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.47
Current: 0.35
-0.09
0.47
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.59
M-Score: -3.99
WACC vs ROIC
10.10%
-22.53%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -22.29
AXLL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.23 vs. AXLL: -22.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AXLL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.81  Med: 3.96 Max: 7.95
Current: -22.29
-4.81
7.95
Net-margin (%) -22.45
AXLL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. AXLL: -22.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AXLL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.83  Med: 1.90 Max: 7.33
Current: -22.45
-8.83
7.33
ROE (%) -38.51
AXLL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.83 vs. AXLL: -38.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AXLL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -906.03  Med: 11.34 Max: 115.07
Current: -38.51
-906.03
115.07
ROA (%) -15.57
AXLL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. AXLL: -15.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AXLL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.52  Med: 3.15 Max: 9.72
Current: -15.57
-13.52
9.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -39.09
AXLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.23 vs. AXLL: -39.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AXLL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.4  Med: 14.03 Max: 36.18
Current: -39.09
-13.4
36.18
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -11.90
AXLL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. AXLL: -11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AXLL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66.9  Med: 7.00 Max: 25
Current: -11.9
-66.9
25
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.90
AXLL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. AXLL: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AXLL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -86.1  Med: -3.95 Max: 144.6
Current: -5.9
-86.1
144.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -20.50
AXLL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. AXLL: -20.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AXLL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.6  Med: -11.20 Max: 57.8
Current: -20.5
-42.6
57.8
» AXLL's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-05)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

AXLL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 141,036 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 46,295 sh (+347.64%)
Steven Cohen 583,275 sh (+184.11%)
Richard Snow 351,091 sh (+8.15%)
Pioneer Investments 200,743 sh (-5.32%)
David Tepper 992,889 sh (-12.53%)
RS Investment Management 635,455 sh (-12.69%)
Chuck Royce 35,080 sh (-29.95%)
Joel Greenblatt 37,014 sh (-90.69%)
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Q2 2015

AXLL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Lee Ainslie 1,017,031 sh (New)
Richard Snow 412,761 sh (+17.57%)
Pioneer Investments 200,743 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
RS Investment Management 596,315 sh (-6.16%)
David Tepper 895,091 sh (-9.85%)
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Q3 2015

AXLL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 132,687 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 23,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 259,452 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 200,743 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Richard Snow 177,246 sh (-57.06%)
David Tepper 216,883 sh (-75.77%)
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Q4 2015

AXLL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 42,384 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 113,000 sh (New)
Richard Snow 182,215 sh (+2.80%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 134,631 sh (+1.47%)
Pioneer Investments 200,743 sh (unchged)
David Tepper Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 234,936 sh (-9.45%)
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Top Ranked Articles about Axiall Corp

Lee Ainslie Gains From Liberty Global But Loses From Axiall The guru also gains from Acuity Brands and UnitedHealth Group
Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) had some big gains and big losses after selling some holdings in the third quarter. His biggest gains were 33% and 23% from Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) and Acuity Brands Inc. (AYI) while his biggest losses were 33% and 30% from Axiall Corp. (AXLL) and Rackspace Hosting Inc. (RAX). Read more...

Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 16.05
AXLL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.03 vs. AXLL: 16.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.09
AXLL's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. AXLL: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AXLL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.41 Max: 3.88
Current: 1.09
0.41
3.88
P/S 0.42
AXLL's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. AXLL: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AXLL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.74
Current: 0.42
0.01
0.74
PFCF 16.29
AXLL's PFCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.70 vs. AXLL: 16.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AXLL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 10.17 Max: 60.52
Current: 16.29
0.19
60.52
POCF 6.00
AXLL's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.63 vs. AXLL: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AXLL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 5.56 Max: 23.22
Current: 6
0.1
23.22
Current Ratio 2.37
AXLL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. AXLL: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AXLL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.54 Max: 2.51
Current: 2.37
0.34
2.51
Quick Ratio 1.68
AXLL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. AXLL: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AXLL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.68
Current: 1.68
0.19
1.68
Days Inventory 40.35
AXLL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 67.79 vs. AXLL: 40.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AXLL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.18  Med: 36.73 Max: 50.43
Current: 40.35
32.18
50.43
Days Sales Outstanding 36.73
AXLL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 57.31 vs. AXLL: 36.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AXLL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.96  Med: 34.67 Max: 43.88
Current: 36.73
14.96
43.88
Days Payable 27.90
AXLL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
75% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 47.07 vs. AXLL: 27.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AXLL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.11  Med: 26.71 Max: 36.5
Current: 27.9
14.11
36.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.68
AXLL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. AXLL: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AXLL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.49 Max: 26.67
Current: 2.68
0.2
26.67
Forward Dividend Yield 2.72
AXLL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. AXLL: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.68
AXLL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. AXLL: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AXLL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.49 Max: 26.67
Current: 2.68
0.2
26.67
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -27.50
AXLL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. AXLL: -27.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AXLL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -191.4  Med: -1.85 Max: 4.9
Current: -27.5
-191.4
4.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.74
AXLL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. AXLL: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AXLL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.73 Max: 2.56
Current: 0.74
0.04
2.56
Price/Median PS Value 1.27
AXLL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. AXLL: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AXLL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.37 Max: 4.16
Current: 1.27
0.03
4.16
Price/Graham Number 0.73
AXLL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. AXLL: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AXLL' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.93 Max: 28
Current: 0.73
0.02
28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -25.02
AXLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. AXLL: -25.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AXLL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.02  Med: 8.30 Max: 46.2
Current: -25.02
-25.02
46.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 217.83
AXLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. AXLL: 217.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AXLL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.3  Med: 26.40 Max: 543.4
Current: 217.83
-39.3
543.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $3636
EPS $ -11.57
Beta1.78
Short Percentage of Float3.87%
52-Week Range $9.04 - 43.16
Shares Outstanding(Mil)70.59

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 3,258 3,402 3,336
EPS($) 0.61 1.47 2.20
EPS without NRI($) 0.61 1.47 2.20

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
Compare:BSP:BRKM6, SZSE:002002, SAU:2350, SHSE:600618, SHSE:603077, IST:SISE » details
Traded in other countries:HGQN.Germany,
Axiall Corp is a Delaware corporation incorporated in 1984. It is a manufacturer and marketer of chemicals and building products. It operates through three reportable segments: chlorovinyls; building products; and aromatics. Its Chlor-alkali and derivative products include Chlorine, Caustic soda, Vinyl chloride monomer, Vinyl resins, Other chlor-alkali and derivative products such as Chlorinated ethylene, Calcium hypochlorite, Hydrochloric acid, Phosgene derivatives, and also Compound products such as Vinyl compounds and Compound additives and plasticizers. Its Building products include Window and door profiles and mouldings products such as Window and door profiles, Trim, mouldings and deck, Outdoor building products such as Siding and exterior accessories, Pipe and pipe fittings. Its Aromatics products include Cumene such as Phenol and acetone. In its chlorovinyls segment, it produces chlorine and its co-product caustic soda by subjecting salt brine (sodium chloride) to an electric current creating a chemical reaction that results in chlorine gas, hydrogen gas and caustic soda (sodium hydroxide). It produces VCM by reacting purchased ethylene with chlorine. It produces vinyl resins by polymerization of VCM in a batch reactor process. It formulates its vinyl compounds to specific customer needs by blending its vinyl resins with various additives such as plasticizers, impact modifiers, stabilizers and pigments, most of which are purchased. It also has the capacity to produce EDC, an intermediate in the manufacture of VCM, for external sales. The significant raw materials it purchases from third parties include salt brine, ethylene, compound additives and natural gas. Its chlorovinyls segment faces competition from numerous manufacturers, including The Dow Chemical Company, Formosa Plastics Corporation, USA, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Olin Corporation, Shintech, Inc. and Westlake Chemical Corporation. In its Building Products Segment, the Company produces the majority of its building products through the extrusion of vinyl products. It also produces some pipe fittings through injection molding. These products are produced by heating vinyl compounds until they melt and then injecting them under pressure into a hollow mold to create three dimensional parts. The principal raw material it uses in the production of its building products is vinyl resin, which is blended with other compound additives to form vinyl compounds, which are then extruded or injection molded. The building products segment faces competition for each of its products from numerous manufacturers of vinyl products and traditional building materials. This segment's chief competitors include Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., VEKA Inc., CertainTeed Corporation, Vision Group, IPEX Inc., Associated Materials, Quanex, Deceuninck North America, CPG Azek and Bow Plastics. In its aromatics segment, it produces cumene through an alkylation reaction of benzene and refinery grade p
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