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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

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.30
CCF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 2439 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. CCF: 0.30 )
CCF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.3

Equity to Asset 0.58
CCF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 2325 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CCF: 0.58 )
CCF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.58

0.32
0.8
Interest Coverage 31.65
CCF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 1421 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 37.98 vs. CCF: 31.65 )
CCF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 471.18
Current: 31.65

6.83
471.18
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.88
M-Score: -2.45
WACC vs ROIC
13.80%
16.09%
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 16.49
CCF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2443 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. CCF: 16.49 )
CCF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.4   Max: 16.16
Current: 16.49

8.4
16.16
Net-margin (%) 10.71
CCF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2443 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. CCF: 10.71 )
CCF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.24   Max: 13.09
Current: 10.71

5.24
13.09
ROE (%) 18.14
CCF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2415 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. CCF: 18.14 )
CCF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.36   Max: 43.57
Current: 18.14

9.36
43.57
ROA (%) 10.15
CCF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2456 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. CCF: 10.15 )
CCF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.43   Max: 25.47
Current: 10.15

5.43
25.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.96
CCF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2452 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.45 vs. CCF: 40.96 )
CCF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 18.86   Max: 90.11
Current: 40.96

18.86
90.11
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 20.30
CCF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2074 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. CCF: 20.30 )
CCF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.3   Max: 20.5
Current: 20.3

-8.3
20.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 32.40
CCF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CCF: 32.40 )
CCF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 37.7
Current: 32.4

-5.7
37.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 33.60
CCF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CCF: 33.60 )
CCF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8   Max: 52.5
Current: 33.6

-8
52.5
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CCF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 827,274 sh (+6.89%)
Jim Simons 127,800 sh (+3.82%)
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Q3 2014

CCF Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 139,900 sh (+9.47%)
Chuck Royce 828,074 sh (+0.10%)
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Q4 2014

CCF Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 145,171 sh (+3.77%)
Chuck Royce 817,326 sh (-1.30%)
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CCF Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.50
CCF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 28.90 vs. CCF: 16.50 )
CCF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.87   Max: 20.94
Current: 16.5

6.87
20.94
Forward P/E 11.07
CCF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CCF: 11.07 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.30
CCF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 28.80 vs. CCF: 16.30 )
CCF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.89   Max: 20.99
Current: 16.3

6.89
20.99
P/B 2.80
CCF's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CCF: 2.80 )
CCF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 3.91
Current: 2.8

0.99
3.91
P/S 1.75
CCF's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CCF: 1.75 )
CCF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.75

0.55
1.8
PFCF 14.80
CCF's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 88.60 vs. CCF: 14.80 )
CCF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.02   Max: 210.5
Current: 14.8

6.02
210.5
POCF 12.93
CCF's POCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.34 vs. CCF: 12.93 )
CCF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.13   Max: 18.75
Current: 12.93

4.13
18.75
EV-to-EBIT 11.57
CCF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.80 vs. CCF: 11.57 )
CCF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 16
Current: 11.57

4.4
16
PEG 0.59
CCF's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CCF: 0.59 )
CCF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 175
Current: 0.59

0.32
175
Shiller P/E 25.20
CCF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CCF: 25.20 )
CCF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.43   Max: 32.74
Current: 25.2

8.43
32.74
Current Ratio 2.87
CCF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 2351 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CCF: 2.87 )
CCF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 3.73
Current: 2.87

1.5
3.73
Quick Ratio 1.85
CCF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 2351 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. CCF: 1.85 )
CCF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 2.67
Current: 1.85

0.84
2.67
Days Inventory 82.63
CCF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 103.52 vs. CCF: 82.63 )
CCF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 55.67   Max: 95.83
Current: 82.63

55.67
95.83
Days Sales Outstanding 56.43
CCF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 90.60 vs. CCF: 56.43 )
CCF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 50.31   Max: 77.5
Current: 56.43

50.31
77.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.39
CCF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CCF: 1.39 )
CCF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 4.51
Current: 1.39

0.91
4.51
Dividend Payout 0.23
CCF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. CCF: 0.23 )
CCF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 3.1
Current: 0.23

0.31
3.1
Dividend growth (3y) 8.70
CCF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. CCF: 8.70 )
CCF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 40.9
Current: 8.7

0
40.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.25
CCF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1842 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. CCF: 2.25 )
CCF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 7.26
Current: 2.25

1.47
7.26
Share Buyback Rate -1.50
CCF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. CCF: -1.50 )
CCF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4   Max: -3.4
Current: -1.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 8.50
CCF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CCF: 8.50 )
CCF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 6.32
Current: 8.5

1.5
6.32
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
CCF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CCF: 1.20 )
CCF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.38
Current: 1.2

0.51
1.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
CCF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CCF: 1.70 )
CCF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.71
Current: 1.7

0.53
1.71
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
CCF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CCF: 0.70 )
CCF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.96
Current: 0.7

0.3
3.96
Price/Graham Number 2.50
CCF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CCF: 2.50 )
CCF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 2.47
Current: 2.5

0.71
2.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.60
CCF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2437 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CCF: 8.60 )
CCF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 22.8
Current: 8.6

6.2
22.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 27.55
CCF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. CCF: 27.55 )
CCF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 33.4
Current: 27.55

3.9
33.4

Analyst Estimate

Aug15
EPS($) 3.15
EPS without NRI($) 3.15

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Chase Corp was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1946. The Company is a manufacturer of protective materials for high reliability applications. The Company is organized into two operating segments, an Industrial Materials segment and a Construction Materials segment. The basis for its segmentation is distinguished by the nature of the products it manufactures and how they are delivered to their respective markets. The Industrial Materials segment represents the specified products which are used in or integrated into another company's product with demand dependent upon general economic conditions. The Construction Materials segment reflects its construction project oriented product offerings which are sold and used as "Chase" branded products in final form. The Company's manufacturing facilities are distinct to their respective segments with the exception of its O'Hara Township, PA and Blawnox, PA facilities, which produce products related to both operating segments. It also sells specialty tapes and related products for the electronic and telecommunications industries using the brand name Chase & Sons. PaperTyger (R) is a trademark for laminated durable papers sold to the envelope converting and commercial printing industries. The company's PaperTyger products are marketed under the names PaperTyger, NaturalWhite and SuperWhite. PaperTyger DEFENDER is a laminated paper with an inner security barrier used in personal and mail-stream privacy protection. PaperTyger Green offers a biodegradable, tear-resistant envelope paper. The Company offers flexible composites and laminates for the wire & cable, aerospace and industrial laminate markets, including Insulfab, an insulation material used in the aerospace industry. It also offers flexible packaging for industrial and retail use. Slit film for the building wire market and for telecommunication cable. The Company offers protective conformal coatings under the brand name HumiSeal(R), moisture protective electronic coatings sold to the electronics industry. Rosphalt50 is a polymer additive that provides solutions in various applications, such as waterproofing of approaches and bridges, ramps, race tracks, airports and specialty road applications. The Company provides waterproofing sealants, expansion joints and accessories for the transportation, industrial and architectural markets. The Company manufactures products, including the brand Tapecoat for anti-corrosion applications in the gas, oil and marine pipeline market segments, as well as tapes and membranes for roofing and other construction related applications. It offers protective conformal coatings under the brand name HumiSeal, moisture protective electronic coatings sold to the electronics industry. The Company owns the trademarks, HumiSeal (R), Chase & Sons(R), Chase Facile(R), Chase BLH2OCK(R) Rosphalt 50(R), Insulfab(R), PaperTyger(R), Tapecoat (R), Royston(R), Eva-Pox(R) and Ceva(R).
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