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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 5.64
CSTE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
88% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. CSTE: 5.64 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.55   Max: No Debt
Current: 5.64

Equity to Asset 0.74
CSTE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
89% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. CSTE: 0.74 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.74

0.55
0.74
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 14.40
M-Score: -1.90
WACC vs ROIC
13.48%
36.56%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 21.33
CSTE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. CSTE: 21.33 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.54   Max: 21.32
Current: 21.33

14.54
21.32
Net-margin (%) 17.42
CSTE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. CSTE: 17.42 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 11.19   Max: 17.77
Current: 17.42

11.19
17.77
ROE (%) 26.09
CSTE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.46 vs. CSTE: 26.09 )
CSTE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 22   Max: 42.58
Current: 26.09

22
42.58
ROA (%) 18.62
CSTE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. CSTE: 18.62 )
CSTE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 13.97   Max: 23.59
Current: 18.62

13.97
23.59
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 51.81
CSTE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.49 vs. CSTE: 51.81 )
CSTE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 43.18   Max: 73.5
Current: 51.81

43.18
73.5
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CSTE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 171,640 sh (+27.67%)
Ron Baron 3,438,615 sh (+1.11%)
Chuck Royce 2,700 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 2,552,665 sh (-2.44%)
Steven Cohen 7,825 sh (-35%)
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Q1 2014

CSTE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 270,037 sh (+3350.95%)
Jim Simons 222,839 sh (+29.83%)
Ron Baron 3,466,587 sh (+0.81%)
Chuck Royce 2,700 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 2,547,721 sh (-0.19%)
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Q2 2014

CSTE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 175,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,700 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 142,900 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 221,540 sh (-0.58%)
Columbia Wanger 2,532,755 sh (-0.59%)
Ron Baron 3,414,868 sh (-1.49%)
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Q3 2014

CSTE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (+14.29%)
Ron Baron 3,474,179 sh (+1.74%)
Chuck Royce 2,700 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 2,510,052 sh (-0.9%)
Steven Cohen 120,000 sh (-16.03%)
Jim Simons 110,440 sh (-50.15%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CSTE

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Add 123.66%0.27%$21.8 - $30.05 $ 62.1141%3352868
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Add 22.55%0.04%$15.987 - $26.4 $ 62.1195%1499121
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Add 45.23%0.03%$10.6 - $14.16 $ 62.1417%1164182
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 New Buy0.06%$11.05 - $13.31 $ 62.1408%801594
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Guru Investment Theses on Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd

Baron Funds Comments on CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. - May 29, 2014

CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. (CSTE) is an Israeli-based manufacturer of engineered quartz surfaces for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities. CaesarStone invented the first quartz surface over 25 years ago and today has leading market positions in 42 countries, including the U.S., Australia, Canada and Israel. Quartz countertops offer an exciting growth story, having outgrown the $33 billion global countertop market by four-fold over the last decade, while still representing just 8% of the market, vs. granite at 27%. Consumers like quartz over granite for its superior scratch and stain resistance, variety of design options and comparable price point. We think CaesarStone can double its revenues and expand margins over the next five years, as construction activity rebounds (particularly in the U.S.), quartz penetration increases, and the company introduces new, higher priced products. Management is making significant investments to expand its manufacturing capacity in anticipation of demand. (David Kirshenbaum)





From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. - Nov 25, 2013

CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. (CSTE) is an Israeli-based manufacturer of engineered quartz surfaces, which are used predominantly for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities in place of other materials, such as granite and marble. CaesarStone invented the first quartz surface over 25 years ago, and today has leading market positions in 42 countries, including the U.S., Australia, Canada and Israel. Quartz countertops represent an exciting growth story, having outgrown the $33 billion global countertop market by four-fold over the last decade, yet is underpenetrated at 8% of the market vs. granite at 27%. Consumers have favored quartz relative to granite for its superior scratch and stain resistance, variety of design options and comparable price point. We think CaesarStone can double its revenues and expand margins over the next five years, as construction activity rebounds (particularly in the U.S.), quartz penetration increases, and CaesarStone introduces new, higher priced products. Management is making significant investments to expand its manufacturing capacity in anticipation of demand. (David Kirshenbaum)

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


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Baron Funds Comments on CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. - Nov 21, 2013

CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. (CSTE) saw its stock price rise 67.8% during the third quarter. CaesarStone is a leading global manufacturer of quartz surfaces for kitchens and bathrooms. Performance was driven by second quarter earnings that beat Street expectations and management's positive outlook. Earnings growth accelerated from a successful new product launch, as quartz continued to gain market share from other countertop materials, such as granite and marble. (David Kirshenbaum)

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Baron Funds Comments on CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. - Aug 09, 2013

CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. (CSTE) is a leading manufacturer of high-quality engineered quartz surfaces. Within the $30 billion global countertop industry, quartz is taking share from other materials (e.g., laminate, granite, marble) because of its non-porous characteristics that offer superior scratch, stain and heat resistance versus competing products, as well as a wider array of design options. CaesarStone has a proven history of entering new markets and driving quartz penetration and taking market share. For example, in Israel, CaesarStone introduced quartz in 1987 and by 2010 drove penetration of quartz to 82% and captured 89% of the market; in Australia, CaesarStone entered the market in 1998 and by 2010 achieved 32% penetration and 59% market share. The $6 billion U.S. countertop market, with only 5% quartz penetration, is the next big opportunity for the company. With opportunities in the U.S. and other global markets, we think CaesarStone can double its revenues over the next five years.

From Baron Funds second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd.
CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. (CSTE) is an Israeli-based manufacturer of engineered quartz surfaces for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities. CaesarStone invented the first quartz surface over 25 years ago and today has leading market positions in 42 countries, including the U.S., Australia, Canada and Israel. Quartz countertops offer an exciting growth story, having outgrown the $33 billion global countertop market by four-fold over the last decade, while still representing just 8% of the market, vs. granite at 27%. Consumers like quartz over granite for its superior scratch and stain resistance, variety of design options and comparable price point. We think CaesarStone can double its revenues and expand margins over the next five years, as construction activity rebounds (particularly in the U.S.), quartz penetration increases, and the company introduces new, higher priced products. Management is making significant investments to expand its manufacturing capacity in anticipation of demand. (David Kirshenbaum) Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 29.90
CSTE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.70 vs. CSTE: 29.90 )
CSTE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.29   Max: 32.84
Current: 29.9

10.29
32.84
Forward P/E 17.64
CSTE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 41.67 vs. CSTE: 17.64 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 29.90
CSTE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
66% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.30 vs. CSTE: 29.90 )
CSTE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.29   Max: 32.84
Current: 29.9

10.29
32.84
P/B 6.90
CSTE's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CSTE: 6.90 )
CSTE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 7.73
Current: 6.9

1.83
7.73
P/S 5.20
CSTE's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CSTE: 5.20 )
CSTE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 5.84
Current: 5.2

0.84
5.84
PFCF 3160.10
CSTE's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 39.37 vs. CSTE: 3160.10 )
CSTE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.55   Max: 3160.1
Current: 3160.1

9.55
3160.1
POCF 42.07
CSTE's POCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.07 vs. CSTE: 42.07 )
CSTE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.54   Max: 42.07
Current: 42.07

6.54
42.07
EV-to-EBIT 22.92
CSTE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. CSTE: 22.92 )
CSTE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 26.6
Current: 22.92

6.7
26.6
Current Ratio 2.99
CSTE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CSTE: 2.99 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 2.99
Current: 2.99

1.35
2.99
Quick Ratio 2.08
CSTE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CSTE: 2.08 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.22
Current: 2.08

0.76
2.22
Days Inventory 96.83
CSTE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 72.83 vs. CSTE: 96.83 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 56.48   Max: 106.41
Current: 96.83

56.48
106.41
Days Sales Outstanding 57.14
CSTE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 64.48 vs. CSTE: 57.14 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 51.72   Max: 54.23
Current: 57.14

51.72
54.23

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 41.10
CSTE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CSTE: 41.10 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 16.15   Max: 39.69
Current: 41.1

16.15
39.69
Price/Tangible Book 7.70
CSTE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. CSTE: 7.70 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 8.12
Current: 7.7

2.55
8.12
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
CSTE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. CSTE: 1.30 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.27
Current: 1.3

0.22
1.27
Price/Graham Number 3.10
CSTE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. CSTE: 3.10 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 3.14
Current: 3.1

1.27
3.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.40
CSTE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. CSTE: 4.40 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 14.9
Current: 4.4

3.8
14.9

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Traded in other countries:19C.Germany,
Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd was incorporated under the laws of the State of Israel on December 31, 1989. The Company is a manufacturer of engineered quartz surfaces. Its products consist of engineered quartz slabs that are currently sold in over 50 countries through a combination of direct sales in certain markets and indirectly through a network of independent distributors in other markets. The Company's products are primarily used as kitchen counter-tops. Other applications include vanity tops, wall panels, back splashes, floor tiles, stairs and other interior surfaces that are used in a variety of residential and non-residential applications. Quartz, pigment and polyester and other polymer resins are the primary raw materials used in the production of its products. Its products are manufactured at its two manufacturing facilities located in Kibbutz Sdot-Yam in central Israel and Bar-Lev Industrial Park in northern Israel. Its engineered quartz surface products compete with a number of other surface materials such as granite, laminate, marble, manufactured solid surface, concrete, stainless steel, wood and technical ceramic, and a new counter-top surface material entrant. The Company's manufacturing operations are subject to the requirements of environmental laws and regulations in Israel.
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Baron Funds Comments on CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. May 29 2014 
Baron Funds Comments on CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. Nov 25 2013 
Baron Funds Comments on CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. Nov 21 2013 
Baron Funds Comments on CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. Aug 09 2013 

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