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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
CBT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. CBT: 0.09 )
CBT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.61
Current: 0.09

0.02
1.61
Equity to Asset 0.49
CBT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CBT: 0.49 )
CBT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.49

0.35
0.52
Interest Coverage 4.24
CBT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.21 vs. CBT: 4.24 )
CBT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.79   Max: 7.79
Current: 4.24

3.79
7.79
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.82
M-Score: -2.93
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.59
CBT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. CBT: 7.59 )
CBT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.62   Max: 15.16
Current: 7.59

-3.62
15.16
Net-margin (%) 4.42
CBT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. CBT: 4.42 )
CBT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.43   Max: 29.74
Current: 4.42

-3.43
29.74
ROE (%) 7.84
CBT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.72 vs. CBT: 7.84 )
CBT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.79   Max: 43.27
Current: 7.84

-6.79
43.27
ROA (%) 3.61
CBT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. CBT: 3.61 )
CBT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.88   Max: 21.23
Current: 3.61

-2.88
21.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.78
CBT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.13 vs. CBT: 10.78 )
CBT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.08   Max: 28.93
Current: 10.78

-5.08
28.93
Revenue Growth (%) 6.10
CBT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CBT: 6.10 )
CBT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -52.9   Max: 115.4
Current: 6.1

-52.9
115.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.30
CBT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CBT: 5.30 )
CBT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -54.2   Max: 111.4
Current: 5.3

-54.2
111.4
EPS Growth (%) 6.10
CBT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CBT: 6.10 )
CBT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.9   Max: 27.4
Current: 6.1

-22.9
27.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CBT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 3,041,200 sh (+0.05%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,010,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Dreman 184,380 sh (-71.7%)
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Q4 2013

CBT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 33,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,300 sh (New)
David Dreman 210,759 sh (+14.31%)
Chuck Royce 3,143,593 sh (+3.37%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,010,000 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

CBT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 16,560 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,231 sh (+91.42%)
Chuck Royce 3,191,193 sh (+1.51%)
David Dreman 213,080 sh (+1.1%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 616,478 sh (-38.96%)
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Q2 2014

CBT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 6,653 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 5,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,726 sh (+42.46%)
Chuck Royce 3,192,093 sh (+0.03%)
Steven Cohen 127,700 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 208,517 sh (-2.14%)
PRIMECAP Management 541,478 sh (-12.17%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CBT

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy$55.49 - $60.3 $ 54.78-6%6653
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -38.96%0.02%$46.27 - $58.11 $ 54.785%616478
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -71.7%0.57%$37.61 - $42.97 $ 54.7836%184380
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$33.72 - $40.17 $ 54.7848%0
David Dreman 2012-12-31 Add 15.27%0.11%$33.72 - $40.17 $ 54.7848%753018
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.12%$34.54 - $41.29 $ 54.7845%49573
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 Add 25.32%0.01%$34.54 - $41.29 $ 54.7845%990000
PRIMECAP Management 2012-06-30 New Buy0.05%$35.55 - $44.66 $ 54.7837%790000
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$23.27 - $34 $ 54.7881%0
David Dreman 2011-09-30 New Buy0.45%$24.88 - $42.8 $ 54.7857%727754
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $37.45 - $47.83 $ 54.7830%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.70
CBT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. CBT: 16.70 )
CBT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.62   Max: 122.58
Current: 16.7

5.62
122.58
P/B 1.69
CBT's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. CBT: 1.69 )
CBT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.55
Current: 1.69

0.47
2.55
P/S 0.98
CBT's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CBT: 0.98 )
CBT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.45
Current: 0.98

0.19
1.45
PFCF 12.83
CBT's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBT: 12.83 )
CBT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 96.41
Current: 12.83

2.11
96.41
EV-to-EBIT 15.78
CBT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.25 vs. CBT: 15.78 )
CBT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.7   Max: 58.2
Current: 15.78

7.7
58.2
PEG 0.44
CBT's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBT: 0.44 )
CBT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 30.63
Current: 0.44

0.48
30.63
Shiller P/E 19.96
CBT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.64 vs. CBT: 19.96 )
CBT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.48   Max: 49.84
Current: 19.96

9.48
49.84
Current Ratio 2.10
CBT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. CBT: 2.10 )
CBT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 4.25
Current: 2.1

1.04
4.25
Quick Ratio 1.36
CBT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CBT: 1.36 )
CBT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.1
Current: 1.36

0.59
3.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.53
CBT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. CBT: 1.53 )
CBT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 8.83
Current: 1.53

1.35
8.83
Dividend Payout 0.25
CBT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. CBT: 0.25 )
CBT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 3
Current: 0.25

0.02
3
Dividend growth (3y) 3.60
CBT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CBT: 3.60 )
CBT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.9
Current: 3.6

0
11.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.71
CBT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
53% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. CBT: 1.71 )
CBT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 10.09
Current: 1.71

1.54
10.09
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
CBT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. CBT: -0.10 )
CBT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 55.2   Max: -113.4
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.99
CBT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. CBT: 2.99 )
CBT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 3.4
Current: 2.99

0.62
3.4
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
CBT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. CBT: 1.20 )
CBT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 3.44
Current: 1.2

0.31
3.44
Price/Median PS Value 1.12
CBT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CBT: 1.12 )
CBT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 2
Current: 1.12

0.28
2
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.71
CBT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBT: 0.71 )
CBT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 3.02
Current: 0.71

0.52
3.02
Price/Graham Number 1.43
CBT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. CBT: 1.43 )
CBT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.56
Current: 1.43

0.61
2.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.30
CBT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. CBT: 6.30 )
CBT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 13.1
Current: 6.3

1.7
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 26.76
CBT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. CBT: 26.76 )
CBT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.7   Max: 33.6
Current: 26.76

-19.7
33.6

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:CBT.Germany
Cabot Corporation was founded in 1882 and was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1960. Cabot is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials Company. Its products are rubber and specialty grade carbon blacks, fumed metal oxides, tantalum and related products, inkjet colorants, aerogels and cesium formate drilling fluids. Cabot and its affiliates have manufacturing facilities and operations in the United States and approximately 20 other countries. It is organized into four business segments: the Core Segment; the Performance Segment; the New Business Segment and the Specialty Fluids Segment. For operational purposes, the Company is also organized into three geographic regions: The Americas, which includes North and South America; Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific, including China. The Core Segment is comprised of the Rubber Blacks Business and the Supermetals Business. Rubber black's products are used in tires and industrial products. In industrial products such as hoses, belts, extruded profiles and molded goods.The raw material used in the manufacture of carbon black is a portion of the residual heavy oils derived from petroleum refining operations and from the distillation of coal tars and the production of ethylrene thoughout the world. It operates plants that produce rubber blacks in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, and the United States. Supermetals Business produces tantalum, niobium (columbium) and its alloys. Electronics is the largest application for tantalum powder, which is used to make capacitors for computers, networking devices, wireless phones, electronics for automobiles and other devices. The Company operates manufacturing facilities for this business in Boyertown, Pennsylvania and Kawahigashi-machi, Japan. The Performance Segment is comprised of two product lines: specialty grades of carbon black and thermoplastic concentrates; and fumed silica, fumed alumina and dispersions thereof. These products are used in applications, such as inks, coatings, cables, pipes, toners and electronics. The raw material used in the manufacture of carbon black is a portion of the residual heavy oils derived from petroleum refining operations and from the distillation of coal tars and the production of ethylene throughout the world. It operates plants that produce specialty grades of carbon black in China, The Netherlands and the United States. New Business Segment includes the Inkjet Colorants and Aerogel Businesses, and the business development activities of Cabot Superior Micropowders. Raw materials for inkjet colorants include carbon black sourced from its carbon black plants, organic pigments and other treating agents available from different sources. Cabot's aerogel is a nano-structured, high surface area, hydrophobic, silica-based particle that is used in thermal insulation and specialty chemical a
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