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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 0.06
CBT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. CBT: 0.06 )
CBT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.61
Current: 0.06

0.06
1.61
Equity to Asset 0.48
CBT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. CBT: 0.48 )
CBT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.48

0.38
0.5
Interest Coverage 6.09
CBT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.02 vs. CBT: 6.09 )
CBT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.79   Max: 7.79
Current: 6.09

3.79
7.79
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.79
M-Score: -2.57
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 (%) 9.16
CBT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. CBT: 9.16 )
CBT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.62   Max: 15.16
Current: 9.16

-3.62
15.16
Net-margin (%) 5.46
CBT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. CBT: 5.46 )
CBT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.43   Max: 28.78
Current: 5.46

-3.43
28.78
ROE (%) 9.94
CBT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. CBT: 9.94 )
CBT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.46   Max: 51.68
Current: 9.94

-6.46
51.68
ROA (%) 4.62
CBT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. CBT: 4.62 )
CBT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.78   Max: 22.79
Current: 4.62

-2.78
22.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.40
CBT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.06 vs. CBT: 13.40 )
CBT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.07   Max: 40.69
Current: 13.4

-5.07
40.69
Revenue Growth (%) 5.70
CBT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CBT: 5.70 )
CBT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -50.2   Max: 103.7
Current: 5.7

-50.2
103.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.60
CBT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CBT: 13.60 )
CBT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -53.8   Max: 109.5
Current: 13.6

-53.8
109.5
EPS Growth (%) 2.80
CBT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CBT: 2.80 )
CBT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.9   Max: 27.4
Current: 2.8

-22.9
27.4
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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2014

CBT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 96,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 49,482 sh (+643.75%)
Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (+100%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,242 sh (+64.1%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 3,092,093 sh (-3.13%)
David Dreman 163,086 sh (-21.79%)
PRIMECAP Management 325,000 sh (-39.98%)
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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
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Reduce -21.79%0.2%$51.23 - $58.62 $ 40.59-26%163086
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 643.75%0.02%$51.23 - $58.62 $ 40.59-26%49482
PRIMECAP Management 2014-09-30 Reduce -39.98%0.01%$51.23 - $58.62 $ 40.59-26%325000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy$55.49 - $60.3 $ 40.59-30%6653
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -38.96%0.02%$46.27 - $58.11 $ 40.59-22%616478
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -71.7%0.57%$37.61 - $42.97 $ 40.591%184380
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$33.72 - $40.17 $ 40.5910%0
David Dreman 2012-12-31 Add 15.27%0.11%$33.72 - $40.17 $ 40.5910%753018
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.12%$34.54 - $41.29 $ 40.597%49573
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 Add 25.32%0.01%$34.54 - $41.29 $ 40.597%990000
PRIMECAP Management 2012-06-30 New Buy0.05%$35.55 - $44.66 $ 40.592%790000
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$23.27 - $34 $ 40.5934%0
David Dreman 2011-09-30 New Buy0.45%$24.88 - $42.8 $ 40.5916%727754
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 13.70
CBT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.90 vs. CBT: 13.70 )
CBT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.62   Max: 122.58
Current: 13.7

5.62
122.58
P/B 1.40
CBT's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. CBT: 1.40 )
CBT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.55
Current: 1.4

0.47
2.55
P/S 0.70
CBT's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CBT: 0.70 )
CBT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.45
Current: 0.7

0.19
1.45
PFCF 18.80
CBT's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.88 vs. CBT: 18.80 )
CBT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 115.06
Current: 18.8

2.13
115.06
EV-to-EBIT 11.25
CBT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. CBT: 11.25 )
CBT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -110.8   Max: 58.2
Current: 11.25

-110.8
58.2
PEG 1.48
CBT's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBT: 1.48 )
CBT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 33.99
Current: 1.48

0.48
33.99
Shiller P/E 15.00
CBT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 54.17 vs. CBT: 15.00 )
CBT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.37   Max: 50.39
Current: 15

9.37
50.39
Current Ratio 2.17
CBT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. CBT: 2.17 )
CBT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 3.35
Current: 2.17

1.13
3.35
Quick Ratio 1.37
CBT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CBT: 1.37 )
CBT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.37

0.67
2.35

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.10
CBT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. CBT: 2.10 )
CBT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 8.83
Current: 2.1

1.35
8.83
Dividend Payout 0.28
CBT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CBT: 0.28 )
CBT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.28

0.07
0.54
Dividend growth (3y) 5.30
CBT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CBT: 5.30 )
CBT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.9
Current: 5.3

0
11.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.70
CBT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
62% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. CBT: 2.70 )
CBT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 10.85
Current: 2.7

1.66
10.85
Share Buyback Rate 0.20
CBT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. CBT: 0.20 )
CBT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 55.2   Max: -113.4
Current: 0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 2.50
CBT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. CBT: 2.50 )
CBT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 3.12
Current: 2.5

0.17
3.12
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.88
CBT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. CBT: 0.88 )
CBT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 3.44
Current: 0.88

0.75
3.44
Price/Median PS Value 0.85
CBT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CBT: 0.85 )
CBT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.02
Current: 0.85

0.61
2.02
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.83
CBT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBT: 0.83 )
CBT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 3.05
Current: 0.83

0.73
3.05
Price/Graham Number 1.17
CBT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. CBT: 1.17 )
CBT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.57
Current: 1.17

0.08
1.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.80
CBT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CBT: 8.80 )
CBT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 13.1
Current: 8.8

1.7
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.51
CBT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. CBT: 20.51 )
CBT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -22.3   Max: 34.5
Current: 20.51

-22.3
34.5

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16
Revenue(Mil) 3,784 4,068
EPS($) 3.43 4.20
EPS without NRI($) 3.43 4.20

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:CBT.Germany,
Cabot Corp was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1960. It is a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. The Company's products are rubber and specialty grade carbon blacks, fumed metal oxides, inkjet colorants, aerogel, cesium formate drilling fluids and activated carbon. The Company and its affiliates have manufacturing facilities and operations in the United States and over 20 other countries. It is organized into four business segments, being Reinforcement Materials, Performance Materials, Advanced Technologies, and Purification Solutions. For operational purposes, it is also organized into three geographic regions: The Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia Pacific. Carbon black is a form of elemental carbon that is manufactured in a highly controlled process to produce particles and aggregates of varied structure and surface chemistry, resulting in many different performance characteristics for a wide variety of applications. Rubber grade carbon blacks are used to enhance the physical properties of the systems and applications in which they are incorporated. Its rubber blacks products are used in tires and industrial products. Rubber blacks have traditionally been used in the tire industry as a rubber reinforcing agent and are also used as a performance additive. In industrial products such as hoses, belts, extruded profiles and molded goods, rubber blacks are used to improve the physical performance of the product. The Company competes in the manufacture of carbon black primarily with two companies with a global presence and several other companies that have a regional presence, some of which export product outside their region. The Company's operations are subject to extensive federal, state, local, and foreign laws, regulations, rules, and ordinances relating to safety, health, and environmental matters.

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