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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 0.30
GRA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. GRA: 0.30 )
GRA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.22   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.3

Equity to Asset 0.12
GRA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. GRA: 0.12 )
GRA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.18   Max: 0.14
Current: 0.12

-0.18
0.14
Interest Coverage 13.04
GRA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.08 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: 2.50
M-Score: -0.62
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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Operating margin (%) 18.99
GRA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. GRA: 18.99 )
GRA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.04   Max: 18.66
Current: 18.99

-2.04
18.66
Net-margin (%) 9.03
GRA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. GRA: 9.03 )
GRA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 17.65
Current: 9.03

-17.8
17.65
ROE (%) 51.97
GRA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. GRA: 51.97 )
GRA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -450.75   Max: 643.73
Current: 51.97

-450.75
643.73
ROA (%) 6.38
GRA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. GRA: 6.38 )
GRA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.54   Max: 6.15
Current: 6.38

-12.54
6.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.12
GRA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.06 vs. GRA: 54.12 )
GRA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.12   Max: 39.06
Current: 54.12

-4.12
39.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.10
GRA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. GRA: 3.10 )
GRA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 11.1
Current: 3.1

-6.2
11.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.40
GRA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. GRA: 8.40 )
GRA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.6   Max: 68.3
Current: 8.4

-36.6
68.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.90
GRA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. GRA: 5.90 )
GRA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 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

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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Q1 2014

GRA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 3,603 sh (New)
Jim Simons 39,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,045 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%)
John Griffin 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 156,700 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Chuck Royce 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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Q3 2014

GRA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,354,285 sh (+161.5%)
Louis Moore Bacon 22,065 sh (+83.88%)
John Griffin 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 70,213 sh (-33.65%)
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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
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 Add 161.5%0.47%$92.2 - $99.87 $ 95.730%3354285
John Keeley 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.09%$90.72 - $101.67 $ 95.732%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$90.72 - $101.67 $ 95.732%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out $90.72 - $101.67 $ 95.732%0
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Reduce -40.91%0.06%$92.28 - $104 $ 95.73-3%50395
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$92.28 - $104 $ 95.73-3%3603
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -60.22%$92.28 - $104 $ 95.73-3%3501
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 39.68%$85.93 - $98.53 $ 95.733%8801
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$75.4 - $89.43 $ 95.7316%0
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.15%$75.4 - $89.43 $ 95.7316%0
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Reduce -47.99%0.13%$75.4 - $89.43 $ 95.7316%86290
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy$75.4 - $89.43 $ 95.7316%6301
Steve Mandel 2013-06-30 Add 92.03%0.58%$72.76 - $84.55 $ 95.7320%2868750
George Soros 2013-06-30 Reduce -44.75%0.12%$72.76 - $84.55 $ 95.7320%160668
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Reduce -26.82%0.09%$72.76 - $84.55 $ 95.7320%165925
John Griffin 2013-03-31 Add 28.21%0.64%$67.23 - $78.51 $ 95.7331%3000000
Steve Mandel 2013-03-31 New Buy0.6%$67.23 - $78.51 $ 95.7331%1493884
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.56%$67.23 - $78.51 $ 95.7331%0
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Reduce -61.69%0.55%$67.23 - $78.51 $ 95.7331%226750
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.26%$67.23 - $78.51 $ 95.7331%290828
John Griffin 2012-12-31 Add 22.19%0.4%$58.84 - $68.51 $ 95.7349%2340000
George Soros 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.34%$58.84 - $68.51 $ 95.7349%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-12-31 Reduce -26.38%0.18%$58.84 - $68.51 $ 95.7349%1198494
John Griffin 2012-09-30 New Buy1.8%$49.69 - $61.54 $ 95.7371%1915000
Steve Mandel 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.54%$49.69 - $61.54 $ 95.7371%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-09-30 Reduce -40.1%0.44%$49.69 - $61.54 $ 95.7371%1627894
George Soros 2012-09-30 New Buy0.34%$49.69 - $61.54 $ 95.7371%359200
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-06-30 New Buy1.1%$47.84 - $60.33 $ 95.7377%2717594
Steve Mandel 2012-06-30 Reduce -45.89%0.55%$47.84 - $60.33 $ 95.7377%1802702
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.22%$47.84 - $60.33 $ 95.7377%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-06-30 Add 37.94%0.05%$47.84 - $60.33 $ 95.7377%848600
Steve Mandel 2012-03-31 Add 67.91%0.49%$46.16 - $58.63 $ 95.7389%3331525
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Reduce -33.31%0.21%$46.16 - $58.63 $ 95.7389%114100
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Reduce -23.47%0.21%$46.16 - $58.63 $ 95.7389%702840
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-03-31 New Buy0.14%$46.16 - $58.63 $ 95.7389%615200
Steve Mandel 2011-12-31 New Buy0.65%$31.39 - $45.92 $ 95.73137%1984147
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$31.39 - $45.92 $ 95.73137%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 Add 96%$33.43 - $52.06 $ 95.73132%9800
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 25.30
GRA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 26.40 vs. GRA: 25.30 )
GRA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 181.74
Current: 25.3

2.21
181.74
P/B 13.85
GRA's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. GRA: 13.85 )
GRA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 10.65   Max: 45.8
Current: 13.85

10.65
45.8
P/S 2.29
GRA's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. GRA: 2.29 )
GRA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2.59
Current: 2.29

0.08
2.59
EV-to-EBIT 13.92
GRA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.46 vs. GRA: 13.92 )
GRA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -4.8   Max: 1383.2
Current: 13.92

-4.8
1383.2
PEG 6.66
GRA's PEG is ranked higher than
80% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GRA: 6.66 )
GRA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 206.45
Current: 6.66

0.81
206.45
Shiller P/E 36.69
GRA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 51.79 vs. GRA: 36.69 )
GRA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.03   Max: 45.65
Current: 36.69

19.03
45.65
Current Ratio 1.46
GRA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. GRA: 1.46 )
GRA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 4.2
Current: 1.46

0.63
4.2
Quick Ratio 1.19
GRA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GRA: 1.19 )
GRA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 3.71
Current: 1.19

0.48
3.71

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 3.76
GRA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. GRA: 3.76 )
GRA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 4.11
Current: 3.76

0.09
4.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.20
GRA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. GRA: 7.20 )
GRA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 2206.2
Current: 7.2

0.1
2206.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -3.40
GRA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
63% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. GRA: -3.40 )
GRA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.6   Max: 21
Current: -3.4

-11.6
21

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:GRA.Germany,
W R Grace & Co is the successor to a company that began in 1854 and originally became a public company in 1953. The Company 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 and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications including: Fluid catalytic cracking catalysts, also called FCC catalysts, Hydroprocessing catalysts, Polyolefin catalysts and catalyst supports, and Gas-phase polypropylene process technology. Grace Materials Technologies produces and sells specialty materials, coatings and sealants and related products used in coatings, consumer, industrial, pharmaceutical, and packaging applications including: Silica-based engineered materials and Packaging materials. Grace Construction Products produces and sells specialty construction chemicals and specialty building materials, including: Construction chemicals and Building materials. The Companys global FCC catalyst competitors are Albemarle Corp. and BASF which, with Johnson Matthey, are also principal global competitors in FCC additives. Criterion, Albemarle, Haldor Topsoe, UOP and Axens are the global competitors in hydroprocessing catalysts. Grace, Grace logo, RESPONSIBLE CARE are the Companys registered trademark. 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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