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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 0.97
CRR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
84% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CRR: 0.97 )
CRR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.97

Equity to Asset 0.83
CRR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CRR: 0.83 )
CRR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.83

0.8
0.89
Interest Coverage No Debt
CRR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. CRR: No Debt )
CRR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 59   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

59
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.11
M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
15.90%
7.62%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.32
CRR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.22 vs. CRR: 14.32 )
CRR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.32   Max: 39.95
Current: 14.32

14.32
39.95
Net-margin (%) 8.57
CRR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. CRR: 8.57 )
CRR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.57   Max: 28.44
Current: 8.57

8.57
28.44
ROE (%) 7.15
CRR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. CRR: 7.15 )
CRR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 39.72
Current: 7.15

7.2
39.72
ROA (%) 6.16
CRR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. CRR: 6.16 )
CRR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.13   Max: 33.77
Current: 6.16

6.13
33.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.27
CRR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.66 vs. CRR: 12.27 )
CRR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.15   Max: 119.58
Current: 12.27

12.15
119.58
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.30
CRR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. CRR: 1.30 )
CRR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 24.1
Current: 1.3

1.3
24.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -14.90
CRR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. CRR: -14.90 )
CRR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.9   Max: 30.4
Current: -14.9

-14.9
30.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -24.70
CRR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. CRR: -24.70 )
CRR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.7   Max: 32
Current: -24.7

-24.7
32
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CRR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Steven Cohen 316,800 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Murray Stahl 2,788 sh (-1.76%)
Ron Baron 668,834 sh (-3.62%)
Chuck Royce 327,146 sh (-14.26%)
Jim Simons 26,800 sh (-65.15%)
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Q3 2014

CRR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,564 sh (New)
Richard Snow 24,085 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 442,646 sh (+35.31%)
Murray Stahl 3,438 sh (+23.31%)
Steven Cohen 300,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2014

CRR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Tom Gayner 61,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 63,400 sh (New)
Richard Snow 958,810 sh (+3880.94%)
Murray Stahl 10,538 sh (+206.52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,367 sh (+54.93%)
Chuck Royce 532,646 sh (+20.33%)
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2015

CRR Guru Trades in 2015

Richard Snow 1,288,785 sh (+5250.99%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Carbo Ceramics Inc

Baron Funds Comments on CARBO Ceramics Inc. - Dec 10, 2013

CARBO Ceramics, Inc. (CRR) is the largest provider of ceramic proppants to the global oil & gas industry. Ceramic proppants are a key material in the hydraulic fracturing process. CARBO's shares appear to have bottomed in July as its forward guidance following second quarter earnings indicated an upturn in volume trends and stabilization in pricing. The September launch of a key new product has positioned CARBO to regain its long-term competitive position and earnings power.

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on CARBO Ceramics Inc. - Aug 09, 2013

CARBO Ceramics, Inc. (CRR) is the largest provider of ceramic proppants to the global oil and gas industry. Ceramic proppants are a key material in the hydraulic fracturing process, however, demand and pricing for these proppants has been hurt by a combination of reduced natural gas drilling and increased foreign competition. Competitive pressures appear to be easing and CARBO's volumes and cost pressures appear to be stabilizing, so we think volumes and margins should improve in the second half of the year. Nevertheless, reduced earnings expectations hurt the shares in the second quarter. (Jamie Stone)

From Baron Funds second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 12.70
CRR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. CRR: 12.70 )
CRR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.88   Max: 41.42
Current: 12.7

5.88
41.42
Forward P/E 18.12
CRR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.39 vs. CRR: 18.12 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.40
CRR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
84% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. CRR: 12.40 )
CRR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.08   Max: 41.06
Current: 12.4

10.08
41.06
P/B 0.90
CRR's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CRR: 0.90 )
CRR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 7.19
Current: 0.9

0.9
7.19
P/S 1.10
CRR's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. CRR: 1.10 )
CRR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 7.69
Current: 1.1

1.08
7.69
POCF 6.52
CRR's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.32 vs. CRR: 6.52 )
CRR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.36   Max: 73.55
Current: 6.52

5.36
73.55
EV-to-EBIT 7.53
CRR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
92% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.75 vs. CRR: 7.53 )
CRR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 26.7
Current: 7.53

5.7
26.7
PEG 2.14
CRR's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CRR: 2.14 )
CRR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 4.56
Current: 2.14

0.44
4.56
Shiller P/E 8.20
CRR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 48.73 vs. CRR: 8.20 )
CRR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.09   Max: 56.25
Current: 8.2

8.09
56.25
Current Ratio 4.36
CRR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. CRR: 4.36 )
CRR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 7.35
Current: 4.36

2.22
7.35
Quick Ratio 2.50
CRR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CRR: 2.50 )
CRR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 5.73
Current: 2.5

1.21
5.73
Days Inventory 108.22
CRR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.40 vs. CRR: 108.22 )
CRR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 56.51   Max: 119.53
Current: 108.22

56.51
119.53
Days Sales Outstanding 74.64
CRR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 85.77 vs. CRR: 74.64 )
CRR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 49.04   Max: 81.61
Current: 74.64

49.04
81.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.20
CRR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. CRR: 4.20 )
CRR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 4.12
Current: 4.2

0.44
4.12
Dividend Payout 0.52
CRR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CRR: 0.52 )
CRR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.52

0.14
0.52
Dividend growth (3y) 12.70
CRR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. CRR: 12.70 )
CRR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 29.1
Current: 12.7

0
29.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.43
CRR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. CRR: 7.43 )
CRR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 7.29
Current: 7.43

0.78
7.29
Share Buyback Rate 0.10
CRR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. CRR: 0.10 )
CRR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.1   Max: -2.2
Current: 0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 18.40
CRR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CRR: 18.40 )
CRR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 31.03
Current: 18.4

4.6
31.03
Price/Tangible Book 0.90
CRR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CRR: 0.90 )
CRR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 7.54
Current: 0.9

1.59
7.54
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
CRR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CRR: 1.00 )
CRR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 7.65
Current: 1

1.36
7.65
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
CRR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. CRR: 0.30 )
CRR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.54
Current: 0.3

0.37
1.54
Price/Graham Number 0.70
CRR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
89% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CRR: 0.70 )
CRR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2.93
Current: 0.7

0.96
2.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 13.10
CRR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
90% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. CRR: 13.10 )
CRR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 17.5
Current: 13.1

3.8
17.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.08
CRR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. CRR: 6.08 )
CRR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 27.5
Current: 6.08

5.4
27.5

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Services » Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
Compare:SPN, GLF, NOV, HAL, SAPMY » details
Traded in other countries:CR8.Germany,
Carbo Ceramics Inc is a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1987. The Company is a supplier of ceramic proppant and provides fracture simulation software, fracture design, engineering and consulting services and a broad range of technologies for spill prevention, containment and countermeasures. The Company sells the majority of its products and services to operators of oil and natural gas wells and to oilfield service companies to help increase the production rates and the amount of oil and natural gas ultimately recoverable from these wells. Its products and services are primarily used in the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells. The Company primarily manufactures five distinct ceramic proppants . CARBOHSP(r) and CARBOPROP(r) are high strength proppants designed mainly for use in deep gas wells. CARBOHSP(r) has the highest strength of any of the ceramic proppants manufactured by the Company and is used mainly in the fracturing of deep gas wells. CARBOPROP(r) is slightly lower in weight and strength than CARBOHSP(r) and was developed for use in deep gas wells that do not require the strength of CARBOHSP(r). CARBOLITE(r) and CARBOECONOPROP(r) are lightweight ceramic proppants designed for use in natural gas wells of moderate depth and oil wells. CARBOLITE(r) is used in medium depth oil and gas wells, where the additional strength of ceramic proppant might not be essential, but where higher production rates could be achieved due to the products uniform size and spherical shape. CARBOLITE(r) is most commonly used in oil wells. CARBOECONOPROP(r), introduced in 1992 to compete directly with sand-based proppant, and CARBOHYDROPROPtm, introduced in late 2007 to improve performance in slickwater fracture treatments, is the Companys lowest priced products. It competes with Saint-Gobain Proppants. Ceramic proppant is made from alumina-bearing ores commonly referred to as clay, bauxite, bauxitic clay or kaolin, depending on the alumina content that are readily available on the world market. The Company owns multiple patents in the United States and various foreign countries that relate to different types of ceramic proppant and production methods used for ceramic proppant and media. The Companys operations are in substantial compliance with applicable domestic and foreign federal, state and local environmental and safety laws and regulations.
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