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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 0.15
GRA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. GRA: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GRA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 8.61 Max: N/A
Current: 0.15
Equity to Asset 0.10
GRA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. GRA: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GRA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.18  Med: -0.03 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.1
-0.18
0.14
Interest Coverage 7.30
GRA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
76% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 41.31 vs. GRA: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GRA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 4.34 Max: 13.04
Current: 7.3
1.1
13.04
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.88
M-Score: -1.59
WACC vs ROIC
9.55%
22.70%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.67
GRA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.14 vs. GRA: 13.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GRA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.04  Med: 6.84 Max: 18.66
Current: 13.67
-2.04
18.66
Net-margin (%) 8.66
GRA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. GRA: 8.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GRA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.8  Med: 2.74 Max: 17.65
Current: 8.66
-17.8
17.65
ROE (%) 59.01
GRA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.91 vs. GRA: 59.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GRA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -450.75  Med: 58.84 Max: 643.73
Current: 59.01
-450.75
643.73
ROA (%) 6.98
GRA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. GRA: 6.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GRA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.54  Med: 1.90 Max: 6.15
Current: 6.98
-12.54
6.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.81
GRA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. GRA: 42.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GRA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -71.91  Med: 15.93 Max: 36.42
Current: 42.81
-71.91
36.42
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.20
GRA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. GRA: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GRA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.6  Med: -1.85 Max: 68.3
Current: -1.2
-36.6
68.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 0.60
GRA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. GRA: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GRA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.2  Med: 12.40 Max: 53.7
Current: 0.6
-42.2
53.7
» GRA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

GRA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 59,000 sh (+50.90%)
Louis Moore Bacon 12,000 sh (+34.12%)
John Griffin 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 156,700 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 1,282,700 sh (-0.25%)
Pioneer Investments 105,818 sh (-19.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,326 sh (-75.71%)
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Q3 2014

GRA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

First Eagle Investment 3,354,285 sh (+161.50%)
Louis Moore Bacon 22,065 sh (+83.88%)
John Griffin 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 70,213 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q4 2014

GRA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steve Mandel 2,902,557 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 140,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 57,300 sh (New)
John Griffin 3,190,000 sh (+6.33%)
Pioneer Investments 69,542 sh (-0.96%)
First Eagle Investment 2,199,881 sh (-34.42%)
Louis Moore Bacon 10,500 sh (-52.41%)
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Q1 2015

GRA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 233,700 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 138,000 sh (+1214.29%)
Steve Mandel 2,902,557 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 3,190,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 69,148 sh (-0.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones 100,000 sh (-28.57%)
First Eagle Investment 1,449,730 sh (-34.10%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.67
GRA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. GRA: 27.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GRA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.21  Med: 19.44 Max: 181.74
Current: 27.67
2.21
181.74
Forward P/E 18.18
GRA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.58 vs. GRA: 18.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.90
GRA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
63% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. GRA: 27.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GRA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.21  Med: 19.52 Max: 179.81
Current: 27.9
2.21
179.81
P/B 20.26
GRA's P/B is ranked lower than
98% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. GRA: 20.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GRA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 10.65  Med: 14.65 Max: 45.8
Current: 20.26
10.65
45.8
P/S 2.38
GRA's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. GRA: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GRA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.68 Max: 2.59
Current: 2.38
0.08
2.59
EV-to-EBIT 22.84
GRA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. GRA: 22.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GRA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -4.8  Med: 10.40 Max: 113.4
Current: 22.84
-4.8
113.4
PEG 3.07
GRA's PEG is ranked lower than
54% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. GRA: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
GRA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 2.82 Max: 206.45
Current: 3.07
0.81
206.45
Shiller P/E 36.88
GRA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.34 vs. GRA: 36.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GRA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.81  Med: 35.35 Max: 45.86
Current: 36.88
18.81
45.86
Current Ratio 2.02
GRA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. GRA: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GRA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 3.16 Max: 4.2
Current: 2.02
0.63
4.2
Quick Ratio 1.53
GRA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. GRA: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GRA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.46 Max: 3.71
Current: 1.53
0.48
3.71
Days Inventory 59.28
GRA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 66.25 vs. GRA: 59.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GRA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 49.28  Med: 55.07 Max: 59.01
Current: 59.28
49.28
59.01
Days Sales Outstanding 51.48
GRA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.90 vs. GRA: 51.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GRA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.06  Med: 56.06 Max: 87.18
Current: 51.48
45.06
87.18

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Median PS Value 3.69
GRA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. GRA: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GRA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.85 Max: 3.86
Current: 3.69
0.08
3.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.43
GRA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. GRA: 4.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GRA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 9.50 Max: 2206.2
Current: 4.43
0.9
2206.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -3.13
GRA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. GRA: -3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
GRA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -11.6  Med: 3.90 Max: 21
Current: -3.13
-11.6
21

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:GRA.Germany,
W R Grace & Co was incorporated in Delaware on August 6, 1997. The Company is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials. It operates through three segments, namely Grace Catalysts Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies, and Grace Construction Products. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications. The Grace Materials Technologies includes packaging technologies and engineered materials used in consumer, industrial, coatings, and pharmaceutical applications. The Grace Construction Products includes specialty construction chemicals and specialty building materials used in commercial, infrastructure and residential construction. The Company's geographic areas in which it operates includes United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, Europe Middle East Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The Company's products across its segments include Concrete admixtures, Additives for cement processing, Admixtures for masonry concrete, Process control solutions for ready-mix concrete, Structural waterproofing, vapor and air barrier systems, Residential building materials, Chemical grouts, Fire protection, Specialty grouts and mortars, Products for architectural concrete, Can sealants for rigid containers that ensure a hermetic seal between the lid and the body of beverage, food, aerosol and other cans, Sealants for metal and plastic bottle closures that are used on pry-off and twist-off metal crowns, as well as roll-on pilfer-proof and plastic closures to seal and enhance the shelf life of food and beverages in glass and plastic bottles and jars, Coatings for metal packaging that are used in the manufacture of cans and closures to protect the metal against corrosion, protect the contents against the influences of metal, ensure proper adhesion of sealing compounds to metal surfaces, and provide base coats for inks and for decorative purposes. The principal raw materials for Catalysts Technologies products include molybdenum, rare earths, tungsten, alumina, caustic soda, sodium silicate, sodium aluminate, aluminum sulfate, nickel, aluminum chlorohydrate, and aluminum. The principal raw materials for Materials Technologies products include resins, sodium silicate, solvents, latexes (including certain food-grade raw materials), polyolefin, and rubber. The principal raw materials for the Grace Construction Products are organic chemicals derived from olefins. Its customers include major oil refiners and plastics and chemicals manufacturers, coatings manufacturers, consumer product manufacturers, plastics manufacturers, producers of rigid food and beverage packaging, and pharmaceutical companies, architectural and contracting firms as well as local specifiers, engineers and contractors. The Company's competitors include Albemarle Corp., Criterion, Haldor Topsoe, among others. The Co
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