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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.15
BCPC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 1441 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. BCPC: 0.15 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.15

Equity to Asset 0.46
BCPC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BCPC: 0.46 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.46

0.46
0.88
Interest Coverage 15.97
BCPC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.96 vs. BCPC: 15.97 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9   Max: 9999.99
Current: 15.97

9
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.81
M-Score: -1.33
WACC vs ROIC
11.83%
11.99%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 15.17
BCPC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. BCPC: 15.17 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 20.34
Current: 15.17

10.8
20.34
Net-margin (%) 9.76
BCPC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1431 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. BCPC: 9.76 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 13.31
Current: 9.76

6.4
13.31
ROE (%) 14.67
BCPC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. BCPC: 14.67 )
BCPC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.61   Max: 25.81
Current: 14.67

14.61
25.81
ROA (%) 7.86
BCPC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. BCPC: 7.86 )
BCPC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 8.53   Max: 17.13
Current: 7.86

8.53
17.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 49.06
BCPC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1443 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.62 vs. BCPC: 49.06 )
BCPC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 24.89   Max: 78.38
Current: 49.06

24.89
78.38
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.60
BCPC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. BCPC: 21.60 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2   Max: 38.3
Current: 21.6

2
38.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.20
BCPC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. BCPC: 18.20 )
BCPC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 29.6
Current: 18.2

6.7
29.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.70
BCPC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BCPC: 9.70 )
BCPC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 9   Max: 35.7
Current: 9.7

9
35.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

BCPC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 10,169 sh (New)
Jim Simons 338,737 sh (+29.39%)
Chuck Royce 1,500,774 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

BCPC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 20,537 sh (+101.96%)
Jim Simons 385,400 sh (+13.78%)
Chuck Royce 1,493,274 sh (-0.50%)
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Q3 2014

BCPC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,487,774 sh (-0.37%)
Jim Simons 244,600 sh (-36.53%)
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Q4 2014

BCPC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 1,304,374 sh (-12.33%)
Jim Simons 94,400 sh (-61.41%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 32.20
BCPC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.30 vs. BCPC: 32.20 )
BCPC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.08   Max: 45.26
Current: 32.2

18.08
45.26
Forward P/E 19.69
BCPC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BCPC: 19.69 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 33.80
BCPC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.20 vs. BCPC: 33.80 )
BCPC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 17.95   Max: 45.14
Current: 33.8

17.95
45.14
P/B 4.20
BCPC's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. BCPC: 4.20 )
BCPC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 6.17
Current: 4.2

2.9
6.17
P/S 3.16
BCPC's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. BCPC: 3.16 )
BCPC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 5.76
Current: 3.16

1.62
5.76
PFCF 24.00
BCPC's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 158.30 vs. BCPC: 24.00 )
BCPC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.36   Max: 466.95
Current: 24

7.36
466.95
POCF 21.03
BCPC's POCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.03 vs. BCPC: 21.03 )
BCPC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 10.53   Max: 37.79
Current: 21.03

10.53
37.79
EV-to-EBIT 25.14
BCPC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.80 vs. BCPC: 25.14 )
BCPC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.4   Max: 33.1
Current: 25.14

11.4
33.1
PEG 2.45
BCPC's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BCPC: 2.45 )
BCPC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 4.75
Current: 2.45

0.8
4.75
Shiller P/E 40.70
BCPC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BCPC: 40.70 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 23.7   Max: 55.94
Current: 40.7

23.7
55.94
Current Ratio 1.90
BCPC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. BCPC: 1.90 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 7.77
Current: 1.9

1.44
7.77
Quick Ratio 1.38
BCPC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. BCPC: 1.38 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 7.07
Current: 1.38

1.01
7.07
Days Inventory 39.43
BCPC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 73.05 vs. BCPC: 39.43 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 30.46   Max: 65.51
Current: 39.43

30.46
65.51
Days Sales Outstanding 48.53
BCPC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 69.83 vs. BCPC: 48.53 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 39.56   Max: 61.4
Current: 48.53

39.56
61.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.55
BCPC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. BCPC: 0.55 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.55

0.19
0.66
Dividend Payout 0.18
BCPC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. BCPC: 0.18 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.18
Current: 0.18

0.05
0.18
Dividend growth (3y) 18.60
BCPC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BCPC: 18.60 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 10.1   Max: 59.5
Current: 18.6

10.1
59.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.79
BCPC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. BCPC: 1.79 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.36
Current: 1.79

0.68
2.36
Share Buyback Rate -1.00
BCPC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. BCPC: -1.00 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.9   Max: -2.7
Current: -1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
BCPC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BCPC: 1.70 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.5
Current: 1.7

0.93
2.5
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
BCPC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. BCPC: 1.00 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.73
Current: 1

0.3
1.73
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.00
BCPC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BCPC: 3.00 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 3.61
Current: 3

0.66
3.61
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
BCPC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. BCPC: 4.30 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3   Max: 8.8
Current: 4.3

3
8.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.44
BCPC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. BCPC: 13.44 )
BCPC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 11   Max: 26.7
Current: 13.44

11
26.7

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:BL9B.Germany,
Balchem Corp was incorporated in the State of Maryland in January, 1967. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical and medical sterilization industries. The Company operates in three segments; Specialty Products; Food, Pharma & Nutrition; and Animal Nutrition & Health. The Company's Food, Pharma & Nutrition segment provides microencapsulation solutions to a variety of applications in food, pharmaceutical and nutritional ingredients to enhance performance of nutritional fortification, processing, mixing, and packaging applications and shelf-life. Its products include; baked goods, refrigerated and frozen dough systems, processed meats, seasoning blends, confections, and nutritional supplements. It also produces and markets human grade choline nutrient products for wellness applications. Choline is recognized to play a key role in the development and structural integrity of brain cell membranes in infants, processing dietary fat, reproductive development and neural functions, such as memory and muscle function. Its specialty Products segment operates in industry as ARC Specialty Products. Ethylene oxide, at the 100% level, is sold as a sterilant gas, primarily for use in the health care industry. Its ethylene oxide product is distributed in uniquely designed, recyclable, double-walled, stainless steel drums to assure compliance with safety, quality and environmental standards. While its Propylene oxide is marketed and sold as a fumigant to aid in the control of insects and microbiological spoilage; and to reduce bacterial and mold contamination in shell and processed nut meats, processed spices, cacao beans, cocoa powder, raisins, figs and prunes. Its Animal Nutrition & Health segment provides the animal nutrition market with nutritional products derived from microencapsulation and chelation technologies in addition to basic choline chloride. Its commercial sales of REASHURE Choline, an encapsulated choline product, NITROSHURETM, an encapsulated urea supplement, and NIASHURETM, an microencapsulated niacin product for dairy cows, boosts health and milk production in transition and lactating dairy cows, delivering nutrient supplements that survive the rumen and are biologically available, providing required nutritional levels. Its proprietary chelation technology provides enhanced nutrient absorption for various species of production and companion animals and is marketed for use in animal feed throughout the world. It also manufactures and sales methylamines. The Company sells its products through its sales force, independent distributors and sales agents. The Company faces competition from sterilizing technologies and products, variety of animal nutrition and health ingredient and nutritional companies. The Company is subject to Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act for its operations.
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