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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
77% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. GRA: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GRA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 5.62 Max: N/A
Current: 0.15
Equity to Asset 0.07
GRA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. GRA: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GRA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.18  Med: -0.03 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.07
-0.18
0.14
Interest Coverage 12.72
GRA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 26.35 vs. GRA: 12.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GRA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 4.63 Max: 13.04
Current: 12.72
1.1
13.04
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.48
M-Score: -2.36
WACC vs ROIC
10.38%
11.82%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.18
GRA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. GRA: 14.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GRA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.54  Med: 7.99 Max: 18.66
Current: 14.18
2.54
18.66
Net-margin (%) 4.50
GRA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. GRA: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GRA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 3.26 Max: 8.52
Current: 4.5
0.65
8.52
ROE (%) 37.12
GRA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.52 vs. GRA: 37.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GRA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.05  Med: 59.24 Max: 643.73
Current: 37.12
17.05
643.73
ROA (%) 3.56
GRA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. GRA: 3.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GRA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 2.74 Max: 6.15
Current: 3.56
0.51
6.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.46
GRA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.64 vs. GRA: 25.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GRA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 19.24 Max: 36.42
Current: 25.46
2.02
36.42
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.20
GRA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. GRA: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GRA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.6  Med: -1.85 Max: 68.3
Current: -1.2
-36.6
68.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 0.50
GRA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. GRA: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GRA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.3  Med: 12.30 Max: 54.1
Current: 0.5
-42.3
54.1
» GRA's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-02-11)


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

GRA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 57,300 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 140,000 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 2,902,557 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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Q2 2015

GRA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 249,288 sh (+6.67%)
First Eagle Investment 1,489,825 sh (+2.77%)
Paul Tudor Jones 100,000 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 3,190,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 68,824 sh (-0.47%)
Steve Mandel 1,206,801 sh (-58.42%)
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Q3 2015

GRA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steven Cohen 25,010 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 138,622 sh (+101.42%)
Paul Tudor Jones 130,000 sh (+30.00%)
Steve Mandel 1,351,301 sh (+11.97%)
First Eagle Investment 1,509,725 sh (+1.34%)
John Griffin 3,190,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 34.18
GRA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
76% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. GRA: 34.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GRA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 23.39 Max: 181.74
Current: 34.18
2.21
181.74
Forward P/E 12.20
GRA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.21 vs. GRA: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 34.18
GRA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
76% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. GRA: 34.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GRA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 23.48 Max: 179.81
Current: 34.18
2.21
179.81
P/B 18.29
GRA's P/B is ranked lower than
98% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. GRA: 18.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GRA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.65  Med: 16.39 Max: 45.8
Current: 18.29
10.65
45.8
P/S 1.53
GRA's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. GRA: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GRA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.77 Max: 2.59
Current: 1.53
0.08
2.59
POCF 56.48
GRA's POCF is ranked lower than
86% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. GRA: 56.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GRA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.95  Med: 11.06 Max: 87.22
Current: 56.48
1.95
87.22
EV-to-EBIT 22.56
GRA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.56 vs. GRA: 22.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GRA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.2  Med: 9.30 Max: 264.8
Current: 22.56
-2.2
264.8
EV-to-EBITDA 15.35
GRA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
68% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. GRA: 15.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GRA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.1  Med: 5.95 Max: 43.5
Current: 15.35
-2.1
43.5
PEG 3.88
GRA's PEG is ranked lower than
71% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. GRA: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
GRA' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 14.30 Max: 1330.44
Current: 3.88
0.87
1330.44
Shiller P/E 30.72
GRA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.23 vs. GRA: 30.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GRA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.72  Med: 107.38 Max: 197
Current: 30.72
30.72
197
Current Ratio 1.99
GRA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. GRA: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GRA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 3.14 Max: 4.2
Current: 1.99
0.63
4.2
Quick Ratio 1.54
GRA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. GRA: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GRA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.45 Max: 3.71
Current: 1.54
0.48
3.71
Days Inventory 61.70
GRA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 66.54 vs. GRA: 61.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GRA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.73  Med: 55.39 Max: 56.87
Current: 61.7
50.73
56.87
Days Sales Outstanding 53.65
GRA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 60.92 vs. GRA: 53.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GRA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.22  Med: 54.54 Max: 58.65
Current: 53.65
48.22
58.65
Days Payable 49.31
GRA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
52% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 50.54 vs. GRA: 49.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GRA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.47  Med: 42.52 Max: 49.94
Current: 49.31
32.47
49.94

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Median PS Value 2.00
GRA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. GRA: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GRA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.75 Max: 3.26
Current: 2
0.07
3.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.40
GRA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. GRA: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GRA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 10.20 Max: 4149.3
Current: 4.4
0.4
4149.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -1.52
GRA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. GRA: -1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
GRA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.4  Med: 3.50 Max: 20.3
Current: -1.52
-2.4
20.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $3097
EPS $ 1.90
Beta1.28
Short Percentage of Float3.00%
52-Week Range $62.96 - 84.22
Shares Outstanding(Mil)70.64

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 3,078 1,733 1,820
EPS($) 4.58 4.60 5.50
EPS without NRI($) 4.58 4.60 5.50

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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
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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