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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 5.80
CSTE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. CSTE: 5.80 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.55   Max: No Debt
Current: 5.8

Equity to Asset 0.70
CSTE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CSTE: 0.70 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.7

0.55
0.72
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 10.61
M-Score: -2.46
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 21.32
CSTE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. CSTE: 21.32 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.54   Max: 21.32
Current: 21.32

14.54
21.32
Net-margin (%) 17.77
CSTE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. CSTE: 17.77 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 11.19   Max: 17.77
Current: 17.77

11.19
17.77
ROE (%) 23.85
CSTE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.76 vs. CSTE: 23.85 )
CSTE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 17.7   Max: 23.85
Current: 23.85

17.7
23.85
ROA (%) 16.78
CSTE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CSTE: 16.78 )
CSTE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 11.79   Max: 16.78
Current: 16.78

11.79
16.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 49.82
CSTE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.95 vs. CSTE: 49.82 )
CSTE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 36.75   Max: 49.82
Current: 49.82

36.75
49.82
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

CSTE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 39,500 sh (New)
Ron Baron 3,352,868 sh (+123.66%)
Columbia Wanger 2,642,517 sh (+64.22%)
Chuck Royce 2,700 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q3 2013

CSTE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 12,039 sh (New)
Jim Simons 134,440 sh (+240.35%)
Ron Baron 3,400,716 sh (+1.43%)
Chuck Royce 2,700 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 2,616,517 sh (-0.98%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CSTE

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 $ 46.6581%3352868
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Add 22.55%0.04%$15.987 - $26.4 $ 46.65122%1499121
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Add 45.23%0.03%$10.6 - $14.16 $ 46.65288%1164182
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 New Buy0.06%$11.05 - $13.31 $ 46.65282%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...
Baron Funds Comments on CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd.
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) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd.
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) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd.
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. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.90
CSTE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.80 vs. CSTE: 24.90 )
CSTE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.29   Max: 32.84
Current: 24.9

10.29
32.84
P/B 5.90
CSTE's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CSTE: 5.90 )
CSTE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 7.73
Current: 5.9

1.83
7.73
P/S 4.40
CSTE's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CSTE: 4.40 )
CSTE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 5.84
Current: 4.4

0.84
5.84
PFCF 36.30
CSTE's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 39.10 vs. CSTE: 36.30 )
CSTE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.55   Max: 46.86
Current: 36.3

9.55
46.86
EV-to-EBIT 18.92
CSTE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.94 vs. CSTE: 18.92 )
CSTE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 26.6
Current: 18.92

6.7
26.6
Current Ratio 2.71
CSTE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CSTE: 2.71 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 2.98
Current: 2.71

1.35
2.98
Quick Ratio 1.92
CSTE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CSTE: 1.92 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.22
Current: 1.92

0.76
2.22

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 24.80
CSTE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CSTE: 24.80 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 11.93   Max: 37.97
Current: 24.8

11.93
37.97
Price/Tangible Book 6.80
CSTE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. CSTE: 6.80 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 8.12
Current: 6.8

2.55
8.12
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
CSTE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. CSTE: 1.50 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.5

0.3
1.73
Price/Graham Number 2.70
CSTE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
60% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. CSTE: 2.70 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 3.14
Current: 2.7

1.27
3.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
CSTE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CSTE: 5.10 )
CSTE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 14.9
Current: 5.1

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, manufactures engineered quartz surfaces. The company's products are used in both residential and commercial buildings as countertops, vanities, wall cladding, floors, and other interior surfaces.
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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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