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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.26
GRA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. GRA: 0.26 )
GRA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.22   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.26

Equity to Asset 0.14
GRA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. GRA: 0.14 )
GRA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.18   Max: 0.14
Current: 0.14

-0.18
0.14
Interest Coverage 13.04
GRA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.21 vs. GRA: 13.04 )
GRA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 13.04
Current: 13.04

1.1
13.04
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.53
M-Score: -0.95
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 (%) 18.66
GRA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. GRA: 18.66 )
GRA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.24   Max: 18.66
Current: 18.66

3.24
18.66
Net-margin (%) 8.37
GRA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. GRA: 8.37 )
GRA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 17.64
Current: 8.37

-17.8
17.64
ROE (%) 45.68
GRA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.72 vs. GRA: 45.68 )
GRA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -209.59   Max: 169.01
Current: 45.68

-209.59
169.01
ROA (%) 4.75
GRA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. GRA: 4.75 )
GRA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.37   Max: 6.92
Current: 4.75

-11.37
6.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.59
GRA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.13 vs. GRA: 35.59 )
GRA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.36   Max: 35.76
Current: 35.59

3.36
35.76
Revenue Growth (%) 3.10
GRA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. GRA: 3.10 )
GRA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 11.9
Current: 3.1

-6.2
11.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.40
GRA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. GRA: 8.40 )
GRA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.6   Max: 68.3
Current: 8.4

-36.6
68.3
EPS Growth (%) 5.90
GRA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. GRA: 5.90 )
GRA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.2   Max: 53.7
Current: 5.9

-42.2
53.7
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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)
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steve Mandel 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%)
John Griffin 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 60,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 22,300 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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Q1 2014

GRA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 39,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,045 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 3,603 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 8,947 sh (+64.26%)
John Griffin 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 131,553 sh (-9.32%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,285,880 sh (-9.72%)
John Keeley 50,395 sh (-40.91%)
Steven Cohen 16,125 sh (-46.07%)
Chuck Royce 10,900 sh (-51.12%)
Ray Dalio 3,501 sh (-60.22%)
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Q2 2014

GRA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 59,000 sh (+50.9%)
Louis Moore Bacon 12,000 sh (+34.12%)
Steven Cohen 156,700 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GRA

(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
John Keeley 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.09%$90.72 - $101.67 $ 98.635%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$90.72 - $101.67 $ 98.635%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out $90.72 - $101.67 $ 98.635%0
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Reduce -40.91%0.06%$92.28 - $104 $ 98.630%50395
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$92.28 - $104 $ 98.630%3603
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -60.22%$92.28 - $104 $ 98.630%3501
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 39.68%$85.93 - $98.53 $ 98.636%8801
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$75.4 - $89.43 $ 98.6319%0
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.15%$75.4 - $89.43 $ 98.6319%0
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Reduce -47.99%0.13%$75.4 - $89.43 $ 98.6319%86290
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy$75.4 - $89.43 $ 98.6319%6301
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 25.00
GRA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. GRA: 25.00 )
GRA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 181.74
Current: 25

2.21
181.74
P/B 13.50
GRA's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. GRA: 13.50 )
GRA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 10.62   Max: 45.8
Current: 13.5

10.62
45.8
P/S 2.50
GRA's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. GRA: 2.50 )
GRA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2.59
Current: 2.5

0.08
2.59
EV-to-EBIT 13.14
GRA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.25 vs. GRA: 13.14 )
GRA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 15.2
Current: 13.14

0.1
15.2
PEG 2.99
GRA's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GRA: 2.99 )
GRA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 31.7
Current: 2.99

0.72
31.7
Shiller P/E 38.50
GRA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.64 vs. GRA: 38.50 )
GRA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.81   Max: 45.65
Current: 38.5

18.81
45.65
Current Ratio 1.15
GRA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. GRA: 1.15 )
GRA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 4.2
Current: 1.15

0.63
4.2
Quick Ratio 0.88
GRA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GRA: 0.88 )
GRA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 3.71
Current: 0.88

0.48
3.71

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 13.80
GRA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. GRA: 13.80 )
GRA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 43.06
Current: 13.8

1.93
43.06
Price/Median PS Value 4.10
GRA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. GRA: 4.10 )
GRA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 4.25
Current: 4.1

0.09
4.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
GRA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. GRA: 7.60 )
GRA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 3234.2
Current: 7.6

6.6
3234.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.20
GRA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. GRA: 7.20 )
GRA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -24.4   Max: 22.7
Current: 7.2

-24.4
22.7

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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