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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 0.28
GRA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. GRA: 0.28 )
GRA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 175.82
Current: 0.28

0.04
175.82
Equity to Asset 0.09
GRA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. GRA: 0.09 )
GRA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.18   Max: 0.12
Current: 0.09

-0.18
0.12
Interest Coverage 7.30
GRA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.76 vs. GRA: 7.30 )
GRA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 13.04
Current: 7.3

1.1
13.04
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.51
M-Score: -2.19
WACC vs ROIC
10.03%
32.66%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.84
GRA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.98 vs. GRA: 13.84 )
GRA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.04   Max: 18.66
Current: 13.84

-2.04
18.66
Net-margin (%) 8.52
GRA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. GRA: 8.52 )
GRA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 17.65
Current: 8.52

-17.8
17.65
ROE (%) 53.99
GRA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. GRA: 53.99 )
GRA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -450.75   Max: 643.73
Current: 53.99

-450.75
643.73
ROA (%) 6.39
GRA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. GRA: 6.39 )
GRA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.54   Max: 6.15
Current: 6.39

-12.54
6.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.55
GRA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.96 vs. GRA: 43.55 )
GRA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.12   Max: 39.06
Current: 43.55

-4.12
39.06
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.20
GRA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. GRA: -1.20 )
GRA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.6   Max: 68.3
Current: -1.2

-36.6
68.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 0.60
GRA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. GRA: 0.60 )
GRA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.2   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

Q1 2014

GRA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 26,045 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 3,603 sh (New)
Jim Simons 39,100 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 (+50.90%)
Louis Moore Bacon 12,000 sh (+34.12%)
Steven Cohen 156,700 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Ray Dalio 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 (+161.50%)
Louis Moore Bacon 22,065 sh (+83.88%)
John Griffin 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 70,213 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2014

GRA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 27.10
GRA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 28.60 vs. GRA: 27.10 )
GRA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 181.74
Current: 27.1

2.21
181.74
Forward P/E 17.36
GRA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.51 vs. GRA: 17.36 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.20
GRA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 28.20 vs. GRA: 27.20 )
GRA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 179.81
Current: 27.2

2.21
179.81
P/B 19.80
GRA's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. GRA: 19.80 )
GRA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 10.65   Max: 45.8
Current: 19.8

10.65
45.8
P/S 2.30
GRA's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. GRA: 2.30 )
GRA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2.59
Current: 2.3

0.08
2.59
EV-to-EBIT 19.13
GRA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.83 vs. GRA: 19.13 )
GRA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -4.8   Max: 113.4
Current: 19.13

-4.8
113.4
PEG 2.99
GRA's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GRA: 2.99 )
GRA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 206.45
Current: 2.99

0.81
206.45
Shiller P/E 39.30
GRA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 44.67 vs. GRA: 39.30 )
GRA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.92   Max: 45.65
Current: 39.3

18.92
45.65
Current Ratio 1.43
GRA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. GRA: 1.43 )
GRA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 3.78
Current: 1.43

0.71
3.78
Quick Ratio 1.15
GRA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. GRA: 1.15 )
GRA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.34
Current: 1.15

0.58
3.34
Days Inventory 57.84
GRA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
76% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.49 vs. GRA: 57.84 )
GRA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 49.28   Max: 59.01
Current: 57.84

49.28
59.01
Days Sales Outstanding 54.15
GRA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 68.11 vs. GRA: 54.15 )
GRA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.06   Max: 87.18
Current: 54.15

45.06
87.18

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Median PS Value 3.60
GRA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GRA: 3.60 )
GRA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 3.92
Current: 3.6

0.09
3.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
GRA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. GRA: 5.20 )
GRA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 2206.2
Current: 5.2

0.9
2206.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -3.77
GRA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. GRA: -3.77 )
GRA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.6   Max: 21
Current: -3.77

-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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