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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.15
HCMLF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. HCMLF: 0.15 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: N/A
Current: 0.15

Equity to Asset 0.43
HCMLF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. HCMLF: 0.43 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.43

0.38
0.44
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.45
M-Score: -2.50
WACC vs ROIC
8.33%
6.19%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.02
HCMLF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.96 vs. HCMLF: 12.02 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.27   Max: 18.57
Current: 12.02

8.27
18.57
Net-margin (%) 7.99
HCMLF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. HCMLF: 7.99 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 16.8
Current: 7.99

1.33
16.8
ROE (%) 9.06
HCMLF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. HCMLF: 9.06 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 26.77
Current: 9.06

1.57
26.77
ROA (%) 3.90
HCMLF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. HCMLF: 3.90 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 9.78
Current: 3.9

0.63
9.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.34
HCMLF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9.64 vs. HCMLF: 10.34 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.7   Max: 27.04
Current: 10.34

7.7
27.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.30
HCMLF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. HCMLF: -3.30 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.1   Max: 20.5
Current: -3.3

-13.1
20.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.40
HCMLF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. HCMLF: -2.40 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.9   Max: 27.3
Current: -2.4

-21.9
27.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 66.20
HCMLF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. HCMLF: 66.20 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.4   Max: 66.2
Current: 66.2

-48.4
66.2
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.20
HCMLF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. HCMLF: 16.20 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.63   Max: 215.93
Current: 16.2

11.63
215.93
Forward P/E 15.50
HCMLF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.17 vs. HCMLF: 15.50 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.20
HCMLF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
55% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. HCMLF: 16.20 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.63   Max: 215.93
Current: 16.2

11.63
215.93
P/B 1.50
HCMLF's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. HCMLF: 1.50 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.5

0.85
1.65
P/S 1.30
HCMLF's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. HCMLF: 1.30 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 3.53
Current: 1.3

0.67
3.53
PFCF 35.90
HCMLF's PFCF is ranked lower than
91% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.86 vs. HCMLF: 35.90 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.04   Max: 45.9
Current: 35.9

8.04
45.9
POCF 9.70
HCMLF's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9.86 vs. HCMLF: 9.70 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 9.98
Current: 9.7

2.43
9.98
EV-to-EBIT 15.21
HCMLF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.04 vs. HCMLF: 15.21 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 46.6
Current: 15.21

8.9
46.6
Shiller P/E 21.70
HCMLF's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.89 vs. HCMLF: 21.70 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.15   Max: 25.79
Current: 21.7

18.15
25.79
Current Ratio 1.18
HCMLF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. HCMLF: 1.18 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 1.29
Current: 1.18

0.97
1.29
Quick Ratio 0.87
HCMLF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. HCMLF: 0.87 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.01
Current: 0.87

0.73
1.01
Days Inventory 64.97
HCMLF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
59% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 74.03 vs. HCMLF: 64.97 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 58.47   Max: 70.21
Current: 64.97

58.47
70.21
Days Sales Outstanding 63.07
HCMLF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
56% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 55.02 vs. HCMLF: 63.07 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 43.66   Max: 62.6
Current: 63.07

43.66
62.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.70
HCMLF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
79% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. HCMLF: 1.70 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 4.14
Current: 1.7

1.25
4.14
Dividend Payout 0.28
HCMLF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
57% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. HCMLF: 0.28 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 1.38
Current: 0.28

0.78
1.38
Dividend growth (3y) -4.70
HCMLF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
62% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. HCMLF: -4.70 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 38.2
Current: -4.7

0
38.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
HCMLF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
104% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. HCMLF: 1.20 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.91
Current: 1.2

0.88
2.91
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
HCMLF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. HCMLF: -0.60 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.6   Max: -7.8
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.60
HCMLF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. HCMLF: 2.60 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 2.23
Current: 2.6

1.42
2.23
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
HCMLF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
53% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. HCMLF: 1.10 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 3.52
Current: 1.1

0.98
3.52
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
HCMLF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. HCMLF: 1.20 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 2.29
Current: 1.2

0.71
2.29
Price/Graham Number 1.30
HCMLF's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
60% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HCMLF: 1.30 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.3

1
1.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.60
HCMLF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. HCMLF: 6.60 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 11.2
Current: 6.6

2.1
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.62
HCMLF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
70% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.52 vs. HCMLF: -1.62 )
HCMLF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.3   Max: 12.1
Current: -1.62

-5.3
12.1

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Traded in other countries:0KXZ.UK, HOLN.Switzerland, HLBN.Germany, 0QKY.UK,
Holcim Ltd was founded in 1912 in Switzerland. The Company is involved in the manufacture and distribution of cement and aggregates. The Group has three product lines: Cement, which comprises clinker, cement and other cementitious materials, Aggregates, and Other construction materials and services, which comprises ready-mix concrete, concrete products, asphalt, construction and paving, trading and other products and services. The Company's Cement segment offers Portland cement, white cement, oilwell cement, cementitious materials, and clinker. Its product line includes Cement, Aggregates and construction material and services. The Cement comprises of clinker, cement and other cementitious materials. Aggregates include crushed stone, gravel and sand. Aggregates are mainly used in the manufacturing of ready-mix concrete, concrete products and asphalt as well as for road building and railway track beds. The construction material and services comprises of ready-mix concrete, concrete products, asphalt, construction and paving, trading and other products and services. The Company serves companies in the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, North America, Africa, and the Middle East.
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