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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 0.14
FOE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. FOE: 0.14 )
FOE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.14

0
0.43
Equity to Asset 0.27
FOE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. FOE: 0.27 )
FOE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.27

0.17
0.46
Interest Coverage 4.57
FOE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.21 vs. FOE: 4.57 )
FOE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 9.8
Current: 4.57

0.35
9.8
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.99
M-Score: -2.26
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.83
FOE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. FOE: 6.83 )
FOE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -13.04   Max: 10.08
Current: 6.83

-13.04
10.08
Net-margin (%) 4.40
FOE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. FOE: 4.40 )
FOE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -21.16   Max: 5.39
Current: 4.4

-21.16
5.39
ROE (%) 27.51
FOE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.72 vs. FOE: 27.51 )
FOE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -193.39   Max: 27.51
Current: 27.51

-193.39
27.51
ROA (%) 7.14
FOE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. FOE: 7.14 )
FOE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -34.68   Max: 8.16
Current: 7.14

-34.68
8.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.14
FOE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.13 vs. FOE: 20.14 )
FOE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -41.84   Max: 30.14
Current: 20.14

-41.84
30.14
Revenue Growth (%) -8.40
FOE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. FOE: -8.40 )
FOE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.1   Max: 37
Current: -8.4

-22.1
37
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.10
FOE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. FOE: 5.10 )
FOE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.7   Max: 183.7
Current: 5.1

-39.7
183.7
EPS Growth (%) 83.00
FOE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. FOE: 83.00 )
FOE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -53.8   Max: 83
Current: 83

-53.8
83
» FOE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

FOE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 473,411 sh (+11.81%)
Steven Cohen 39,585 sh (+0.19%)
Mario Gabelli 8,572,650 sh (+0.03%)
John Keeley Sold Out
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Jim Simons 979,400 sh (-7.31%)
Joel Greenblatt 190,401 sh (-24.35%)
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Q4 2013

FOE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 19,188 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 44,036 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,121,700 sh (+14.53%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 8,351,550 sh (-2.58%)
Chuck Royce 418,411 sh (-11.62%)
Steven Cohen 24,441 sh (-38.26%)
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Q1 2014

FOE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 49,693 sh (+12.85%)
Jim Simons 1,130,199 sh (+0.76%)
Chuck Royce 418,411 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 8,215,850 sh (-1.62%)
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Q2 2014

FOE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 125,033 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 804,311 sh (+92.23%)
Mario Gabelli 8,224,350 sh (+0.1%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Jim Simons 655,130 sh (-42.03%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FOE

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.02%$12.03 - $14.12 $ 13.485%125033
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Sold Out $12.03 - $14.12 $ 13.485%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$9.42 - $14.05 $ 13.4811%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 New Buy$9.42 - $14.05 $ 13.4811%44036
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.05%$6.27 - $9.29 $ 13.4881%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -24.35%0.02%$6.27 - $9.29 $ 13.4881%190401
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Sold Out $6.27 - $9.29 $ 13.4881%0
John Keeley 2013-06-30 New Buy0.05%$6.46 - $7.25 $ 13.4894%369000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Add 351.71%$6.46 - $7.25 $ 13.4894%120000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -49.44%0.06%$3.87 - $6.91 $ 13.48145%248960
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 New Buy$3.87 - $6.91 $ 13.48145%26566
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 41.86%0.04%$2.46 - $4.24 $ 13.48351%492399
Charles Brandes 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.002%$2.46 - $4.24 $ 13.48351%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 522.98%0.07%$2.79 - $4.93 $ 13.48260%347092
Charles Brandes 2012-09-30 Add 109.09%$2.79 - $4.93 $ 13.48260%47170
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -26.78%0.01%$4.06 - $5.86 $ 13.48178%55715
Charles Brandes 2012-06-30 Add 110.64%$4.06 - $5.86 $ 13.48178%22560
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.04%$4.9 - $7.26 $ 13.48128%76091
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$4.28 - $7.25 $ 13.48128%0
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 New Buy$4.28 - $7.25 $ 13.48128%10820
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 37.13%0.02%$6.1 - $14.18 $ 13.4838%80860
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0052%$6.1 - $14.18 $ 13.4838%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -97.33%0.26%$11.7 - $17.45 $ 13.48-2%27300
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Top Ranked Articles about Ferro Corp

Arnold Schneider Sells Out FOE, up 385% - Third Quarter Sells in Review
The recent portfolio of Arnold Schneider of Schneider Capital Management Corp. includes 120 stocks, 7 of them new, a total value of $1.09 billion and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 7%. His portfolio is currently weighted with top three sectors: financial services at 34.8%, consumer cyclical at 17.9% and energy at 13.7%. The stocks bought by Guru Schneider averaged a return of 18.78% over 12 months. Among his highest-impact sells in the third quarter of 2013, Schneider sold out over a million shares of Ferro Corp., for a gain of 87%. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.00
FOE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. FOE: 12.00 )
FOE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.91   Max: 125.25
Current: 12

5.91
125.25
P/B 4.00
FOE's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. FOE: 4.00 )
FOE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 5.93
Current: 4

0.14
5.93
P/S 0.80
FOE's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. FOE: 0.80 )
FOE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.8

0.02
0.86
EV-to-EBIT 10.08
FOE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.25 vs. FOE: 10.08 )
FOE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 173.4
Current: 10.08

6
173.4
Current Ratio 2.20
FOE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. FOE: 2.20 )
FOE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 2.34
Current: 2.2

0.84
2.34
Quick Ratio 1.65
FOE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FOE: 1.65 )
FOE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.65

0.49
1.65

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.40
FOE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. FOE: 5.40 )
FOE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 32.78
Current: 5.4

1.04
32.78
Price/DCF (Projected) 7.30
FOE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. FOE: 7.30 )
FOE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 10.84
Current: 7.3

0.23
10.84
Price/Median PS Value 2.20
FOE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. FOE: 2.20 )
FOE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.35
Current: 2.2

0.09
2.35
Price/Graham Number 1.60
FOE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. FOE: 1.60 )
FOE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 5.65
Current: 1.6

0.7
5.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.80
FOE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. FOE: 9.80 )
FOE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 16.6
Current: 9.8

0.6
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.94
FOE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. FOE: -0.94 )
FOE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.4   Max: 44.6
Current: -0.94

-17.4
44.6

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:FR9.Germany
Ferro Corp was incorporated in Ohio in 1919 as an enameling company. The Company is a producer of specialty materials and chemicals that are sold to a range of manufacturers who, in turn, make products for many end-use markets. In approximately 40 manufacturing sites around the world, it produces the following types of products: Electronics, Color and Glass Materials - Conductive metal pastes and powders, dielectrics, polishing materials, high-quality glazes, enamels, pigments, dinnerware decoration colors, and other performance materials; and Polymer and Ceramic Engineered Materials - Polymer specialty materials, engineered plastic compounds, pigment dispersions, glazes, frits, porcelain enamel, pigments, and high-potency pharmaceutical active ingredients. Ferro refer to its products as performance materials and chemicals because it formulates them to perform specific functions in the manufacturing processes and end products of its customers. The products the Company develops often are delivered to its customers in combination with customized technical service. Ferro develops and delivers innovative products to its customers through its key strengths in: Particle Engineering - The Company's ability to design and produce very small particles made of a variety of materials, with precisely controlled characteristics of shape, size and size distribution. Ferro understand how to disperse these particles within liquid, paste and gel formulations. Color and Glass Science - The Company's understanding of the chemistry required to develop and produce pigments that provide color characteristics ideally suited to customers' applications. Ferro has a demonstrated ability to provide glass-based coatings with properties that precisely meet customers' needs in a variety of applications. Surface Chemistry and Surface Application Technology - The Company's understanding of chemicals and materials used to develop products and processes that involve the interface between layers and the surface properties of materials. Product Formulation - Ferro's ability to develop and manufacture combinations of materials that deliver specific performance characteristics designed to work within customers' particular manufacturing processes. The Company delivers these key technical strengths to its customers in a way that creates additional value through its integrated applications support. Ferro's applications support personnel are involved in its customers' material specification and evaluation, product design and manufacturing process characterization in order to help customers optimize the efficient and cost-effective application of its products. Ferro's products are used in a variety of product applications in markets including: Appliances; Automobiles; Building and renovation; Electronics; Household furnishings; Industrial products; Packaging and Pharmaceuticals. Many of the Company's products are used as coatings on its customers' products, such as glazes
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Arnold Schneider Sells Out FOE, up 385% - Third Quarter Sells in Review Nov 30 2013 
President and CEO of Ferro Corp Peter T. Thomas Bought 20,000 Shares Aug 09 2013 
comment on FOE Apr 24 2013 
Gabelli Is Friend to FOE – Ferro Cuts Costs, Trims Non-Core and Extends Global Reach Apr 23 2013 
comment on FOE Jul 09 2012 
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: NBN, EMMS, STXS, FOE, NVTL May 21 2012 
insiders Delafield Oct 08 2011 
Ferro Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 25 2010 
Ferro Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Jul 26 2010 
Ferro Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Apr 27 2010 


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