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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 0.13
FUL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. FUL: 0.13 )
FUL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.13

0.01
1.43
Equity to Asset 0.49
FUL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. FUL: 0.49 )
FUL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.49

0.33
0.61
Interest Coverage 7.87
FUL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.76 vs. FUL: 7.87 )
FUL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.26   Max: 13.75
Current: 7.87

3.26
13.75
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 3.53
M-Score: -2.32
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 (%) 5.27
FUL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. FUL: 5.27 )
FUL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.43   Max: 10.2
Current: 5.27

4.43
10.2
Net-margin (%) 2.92
FUL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. FUL: 2.92 )
FUL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 9.12
Current: 2.92

1.19
9.12
ROE (%) 6.62
FUL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. FUL: 6.62 )
FUL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.83   Max: 19.7
Current: 6.62

2.83
19.7
ROA (%) 3.22
FUL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. FUL: 3.22 )
FUL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 10.38
Current: 3.22

1.54
10.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.61
FUL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.31 vs. FUL: 13.61 )
FUL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.75   Max: 35.29
Current: 13.61

9.75
35.29
Revenue Growth (%) 13.60
FUL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. FUL: 13.60 )
FUL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -7   Max: 14
Current: 13.6

-7
14
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.10
FUL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. FUL: 13.10 )
FUL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.9   Max: 34.7
Current: 13.1

-18.9
34.7
EPS Growth (%) 12.60
FUL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. FUL: 12.60 )
FUL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.1   Max: 64.8
Current: 12.6

-28.1
64.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

FUL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Burbank 20,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 176,600 sh (+16.95%)
Chuck Royce 9,022 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 304,250 sh (-2.94%)
Steven Cohen 5,060 sh (-4.67%)
Bill Frels 3,400,629 sh (-10.36%)
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Q1 2014

FUL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 51,126 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 64,601 sh (New)
Jim Simons 263,873 sh (+49.42%)
Chuck Royce 9,022 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 303,250 sh (-0.33%)
Bill Frels 3,382,123 sh (-0.54%)
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Q2 2014

FUL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mariko Gordon 89,339 sh (+38.29%)
Bill Frels 3,394,113 sh (+0.35%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 302,850 sh (-0.13%)
Chuck Royce 7,222 sh (-19.95%)
Jim Simons 13,700 sh (-94.81%)
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Q3 2014

FUL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Winters 46,504 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 553,370 sh (+519.4%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Bill Frels 3,393,877 sh (-0.01%)
Mario Gabelli 297,950 sh (-1.62%)
Chuck Royce 4,522 sh (-37.39%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FUL

(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
Mariko Gordon 2014-09-30 Add 519.4%0.81%$37.68 - $48.37 $ 43.06-6%553370
David Winters 2014-09-30 New Buy0.24%$37.68 - $48.37 $ 43.06-6%46504
Mariko Gordon 2014-06-30 Add 38.29%0.05%$45.17 - $50.82 $ 43.06-10%89339
Mariko Gordon 2014-03-31 New Buy0.12%$45.07 - $52.74 $ 43.06-11%64601
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$45.07 - $52.74 $ 43.06-11%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.15%$43.49 - $51.45 $ 43.06-12%0
John Burbank 2013-12-31 New Buy0.04%$43.49 - $51.45 $ 43.06-12%20000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.15%$37.13 - $43.62 $ 43.068%103441
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$28.34 - $34 $ 43.0641%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 48.18%0.01%$28.93 - $33.05 $ 43.0637%11011
David Dreman 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.34%$23.49 - $33.2 $ 43.0658%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$23.49 - $33.2 $ 43.0658%7431
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Add 35.11%0.09%$17.06 - $23.64 $ 43.06102%652766
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Guru Investment Theses on H.B. Fuller Company

Bill Frels Comments on H.B. Fuller - Jun 25, 2014

Packaging and adhesive manufacturer H.B. Fuller (FUL) also disappointed, declining 7.23% due to weak revenue in Europe and slower than expected sales growth in the Americas. This company, along with Emerson Electric Company (EMR), which also detracted from the portfolio, was affected by the market’s rotation out of industrials stocks.



From Bill Frels' Mairs & Power Growth Fund First Quarter 2014 Commentary.



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Packaging and adhesive manufacturer H.B. Fuller (FUL) also disappointed, declining 7.23% due to weak revenue in Europe and slower than expected sales growth in the Americas. This company, along with Emerson Electric Company (EMR), which also detracted from the portfolio, was affected by the market’s rotation out of industrials stocks. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 36.30
FUL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. FUL: 36.30 )
FUL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.68   Max: 403.14
Current: 36.3

8.68
403.14
P/B 2.28
FUL's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. FUL: 2.28 )
FUL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.87
Current: 2.28

0.93
2.87
P/S 1.06
FUL's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. FUL: 1.06 )
FUL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.33
Current: 1.06

0.38
1.33
EV-to-EBIT 23.58
FUL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. FUL: 23.58 )
FUL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -268.9   Max: 26.3
Current: 23.58

-268.9
26.3
PEG 7.10
FUL's PEG is ranked higher than
80% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FUL: 7.10 )
FUL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 405.71
Current: 7.1

0.61
405.71
Shiller P/E 26.89
FUL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 49.99 vs. FUL: 26.89 )
FUL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.87   Max: 34.01
Current: 26.89

8.87
34.01
Current Ratio 2.28
FUL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. FUL: 2.28 )
FUL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 2.57
Current: 2.28

1.56
2.57
Quick Ratio 1.49
FUL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. FUL: 1.49 )
FUL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.49

0.9
2.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.07
FUL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. FUL: 1.07 )
FUL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 2.57
Current: 1.07

0.74
2.57
Dividend Payout 0.37
FUL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. FUL: 0.37 )
FUL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 5.4
Current: 0.37

0.05
5.4
Dividend growth (3y) 11.50
FUL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. FUL: 11.50 )
FUL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 11.5
Current: 11.5

2.3
11.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.71
FUL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
55% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. FUL: 1.71 )
FUL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 3.99
Current: 1.71

1.15
3.99
Share Buyback Rate -1.00
FUL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. FUL: -1.00 )
FUL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.7   Max: -4.6
Current: -1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.40
FUL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. FUL: 4.40 )
FUL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 6.37
Current: 4.4

1.54
6.37
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.27
FUL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. FUL: 2.27 )
FUL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 28.35
Current: 2.27

0.44
28.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.27
FUL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. FUL: 1.27 )
FUL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.54
Current: 1.27

0.43
1.54
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 6.21
FUL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FUL: 6.21 )
FUL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 38.68
Current: 6.21

0.77
38.68
Price/Graham Number 2.63
FUL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. FUL: 2.63 )
FUL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 10.25
Current: 2.63

0.82
10.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.20
FUL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. FUL: 4.20 )
FUL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 15
Current: 4.2

3.8
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.54
FUL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. FUL: 6.54 )
FUL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.7   Max: 28
Current: 6.54

-7.7
28

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:HB1.Germany
H.B. Fuller Company, founded in 1887 and incorporated as a Minnesota corporation in 1915. The Company is a formulator, manufacturer and marketer of adhesives, sealants, paints and other specialty chemical products. It operates in approximately 40 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa. The Company operates its business in four segments - Americas Adhesives, Construction Products, EIMEA (Europe, India, Middle East and Africa) and Asia Pacific The North America Adhesives, EIMEA, Latin America Adhesives and Asia Pacific operating segments produce and supply industrial adhesives products for applications in various markets including assembly (appliances, filters, construction, etc.), packaging (food and beverage containers, flexible packaging, consumer goods, package integrity and re-enforcement, durable and non-durable goods, etc.), converting (corrugation, tape and label, paper converting, envelopes, books, multi-wall bags and sacks), nonwoven and hygiene (disposable diapers, feminine care, medical garments, tissue and towel), performance wood (windows, doors, wood flooring) and textile (footwear, sportswear, etc.). The North America Adhesives operating segment includes a range of specialty adhesives such as thermoplastic, thermoset, reactive, water-based and solvent-based products. Sales are made mainly through a direct sales force with a smaller portion of sales through distributors. The Construction Products operating segment includes products used for tile setting (adhesives, grouts, mortars, sealers, levelers, etc.), heating, ventilation and air conditioning and insulation applications (duct sealants, weather barriers and fungicidal coatings, block fillers, etc.). Construction product sales are made through a direct sales force, distributors and retailers. The EIMEA operating segment is comprised of an adhesives components same as the North America Adhesives operating segment. EIMEA adhesives sales are made through both a direct sales force and distributors. The Latin America Adhesives operating segment is similar to that of the North America Adhesives operating segment and sales are made mainly through a direct sales force. The Latin America Paints operating segment has a market position in Central America under the Glidden and Protecto brands. Paint sales for residential and commercial applications (architectural, marine, highway safety, etc.) are made mainly through distributors and its network of retail stores located throughout Central America. The Asia Pacific operating segment is similar to that of the North America Adhesives operating segment, with one exception. The Asia Pacific operating segment also includes caulks and sealants for the consumer market, sold through retailers. Other adhesives sales are made through a direct sales force and distributors. The Company's customers include manufacturers of food and beverages, hygiene products, clothing, appli
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