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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 1.43
GRA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. GRA: 1.43 )
GRA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.22   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.43

Equity to Asset 0.12
GRA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. GRA: 0.12 )
GRA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.18   Max: 0.13
Current: 0.12

-0.18
0.13
Interest Coverage 8.92
GRA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.51 vs. GRA: 8.92 )
GRA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 10.11
Current: 8.92

1.1
10.11
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.18
M-Score: -2.54
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.14
GRA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. GRA: 13.14 )
GRA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.04   Max: 13.5
Current: 13.14

-2.04
13.5
Net-margin (%) 1.27
GRA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. GRA: 1.27 )
GRA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 17.65
Current: 1.27

-17.8
17.65
ROE (%) 12.91
GRA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. GRA: 12.91 )
GRA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -261.53   Max: 169.01
Current: 12.91

-261.53
169.01
ROA (%) 0.79
GRA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. GRA: 0.79 )
GRA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.37   Max: 6.92
Current: 0.79

-11.37
6.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.43
GRA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.99 vs. GRA: 31.43 )
GRA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.93   Max: 34.77
Current: 31.43

-3.93
34.77
Revenue Growth (%) 2.10
GRA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. GRA: 2.10 )
GRA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 11.1
Current: 2.1

-6.2
11.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -17.30
GRA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. GRA: -17.30 )
GRA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.6   Max: 68.3
Current: -17.3

-36.6
68.3
EPS Growth (%) -19.00
GRA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. GRA: -19.00 )
GRA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.2   Max: 53.7
Current: -19

-42.2
53.7
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

GRA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steve Mandel 1,493,884 sh (New)
George Soros 290,828 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 300,902 sh (+4215.24%)
Jim Simons 120,700 sh (+117.09%)
John Griffin 3,000,000 sh (+28.21%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,067,800 sh (+10.24%)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 179,800 sh (-14.87%)
Chase Coleman 1,535,000 sh (-45.66%)
Chuck Royce 12,600 sh (-46.84%)
John Keeley 226,750 sh (-61.69%)
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Q2 2013

GRA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steve Mandel 2,868,750 sh (+92.03%)
Steven Cohen 549,282 sh (+82.55%)
Chase Coleman 1,880,000 sh (+22.48%)
John Griffin 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,067,800 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 142,900 sh (-20.52%)
John Keeley 165,925 sh (-26.82%)
Chuck Royce 8,100 sh (-35.71%)
George Soros 160,668 sh (-44.75%)
Jim Simons 51,700 sh (-57.17%)
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Q3 2013

GRA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 6,301 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 22,300 sh (+175.31%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,215,100 sh (+13.79%)
Pioneer Investments 158,038 sh (+10.59%)
John Griffin 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Chase Coleman 1,085,000 sh (-42.29%)
John Keeley 86,290 sh (-47.99%)
Steven Cohen 65,628 sh (-88.05%)
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Q4 2013

GRA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Caxton Associates 41,356 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 8,801 sh (+39.68%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,424,385 sh (+17.22%)
Chuck Royce 22,300 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 60,000 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 85,290 sh (-1.16%)
Pioneer Investments 145,078 sh (-8.2%)
Chase Coleman 618,034 sh (-43.04%)
Steven Cohen 29,900 sh (-54.44%)
Louis Moore Bacon 5,447 sh (-89.11%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GRA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 39.68%$85.93 - $98.53 $ 1008%8801
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$75.4 - $89.43 $ 10021%0
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.15%$75.4 - $89.43 $ 10021%0
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Reduce -47.99%0.13%$75.4 - $89.43 $ 10021%86290
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy$75.4 - $89.43 $ 10021%6301
Steve Mandel 2013-06-30 Add 92.03%0.58%$72.76 - $84.55 $ 10026%2868750
George Soros 2013-06-30 Reduce -44.75%0.12%$72.76 - $84.55 $ 10026%160668
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Reduce -26.82%0.09%$72.76 - $84.55 $ 10026%165925
John Griffin 2013-03-31 Add 28.21%0.64%$67.23 - $78.51 $ 10037%3000000
Steve Mandel 2013-03-31 New Buy0.6%$67.23 - $78.51 $ 10037%1493884
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Reduce -61.69%0.55%$67.23 - $78.51 $ 10037%226750
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.26%$67.23 - $78.51 $ 10037%290828
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 219.80
GRA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
55% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. GRA: 219.80 )
GRA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 226.4
Current: 219.8

2.21
226.4
P/B 11.72
GRA's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. GRA: 11.72 )
GRA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 9.77   Max: 45.8
Current: 11.72

9.77
45.8
P/S 2.51
GRA's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 1003 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. GRA: 2.51 )
GRA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2.58
Current: 2.51

0.08
2.58
PFCF 25.84
GRA's PFCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.52 vs. GRA: 25.84 )
GRA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.04   Max: 91.68
Current: 25.84

2.04
91.68
EV-to-EBIT 18.01
GRA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. GRA: 18.01 )
GRA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 108
Current: 18.01

0.1
108
PEG 7.90
GRA's PEG is ranked lower than
67% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. GRA: 7.90 )
GRA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 53.11
Current: 7.9

0.81
53.11
Shiller P/E 44.65
GRA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.21 vs. GRA: 44.65 )
GRA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.92   Max: 45.99
Current: 44.65

18.92
45.99

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 20.57
GRA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. GRA: 20.57 )
GRA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 168.08
Current: 20.57

3.2
168.08
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.68
GRA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
64% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. GRA: 3.68 )
GRA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 108.7
Current: 3.68

1.99
108.7
Price/Median PS Value 4.32
GRA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 915 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GRA: 4.32 )
GRA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 3.78
Current: 4.32

0.09
3.78
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.41
GRA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
313% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. GRA: 3.41 )
GRA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 13.13
Current: 3.41

0.46
13.13
Price/Graham Number 13.16
GRA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
99% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GRA: 13.16 )
GRA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 30.15
Current: 13.16

0.89
30.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
GRA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. GRA: 5.60 )
GRA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 1365.6
Current: 5.6

0.9
1365.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -5.00
GRA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. GRA: -5.00 )
GRA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -24.9   Max: 20.1
Current: -5

-24.9
20.1

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:GRA.Germany
W. R. Grace & Co. is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials. Its business is segmented into three - Grace Catalysts Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies, and Grace Construction Products. Grace Catalysts Technologies produces and sells catalysts and related products used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications. This segment offers fluid catalytic cracking catalysts for the production of transportation fuels, such as gasoline and diesel fuels, and other petroleum-based products. It also offers FCC additives; hydro processing catalysts used in process reactors to upgrade heavy oils; polyolefin catalysts and catalyst supports for the production of polypropylene and polyethylene thermoplastic resins; and chemical catalysts used in industrial, environmental, and consumer applications. Grace Materials Technologies produces and sells specialty materials, coatings and sealants and related products used in coatings, consumer, industrial, pharmaceutical, and packaging applications. It offers silica-based and silica-alumina-based engineered materials used in industrial and consumer, coatings and print media, pharmaceutical, and life science and related applications; and packaging materials, such as can and closure sealants, and coatings for cans and closures. This segment also provides polyolefin catalysts and catalyst supports for use in the manufacture of polyethylene and polypropylene resins; and chromatography columns and consumables, and CO2 adsorbents used in anesthesiology and mine safety applications. Grace Construction Products produces and sells specialty construction chemicals and specialty building materials. It offers specialty construction chemicals and materials, including concrete admixtures and polymeric fibers; additives used in cement processing; products for architectural concrete; admixtures for masonry concrete; process control solutions for ready mix concrete; building materials for new construction and renovation/repair projects that include waterproofing membranes, specialty grouts, and air and vapor barriers, and other products for preventative and repair applications; and fire protection products. Its customers include chemicals companies, construction firms, and oil refiners. In 2001, Grace and 61 of its voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and, since then, has been subject to the jurisdiction of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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