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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
HCMLF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. HCMLF: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.23 Max: N/A
Current: 0.15
Equity to Asset 0.43
HCMLF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. HCMLF: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.40 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.43
0.38
0.44
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.41
M-Score: -2.41
WACC vs ROIC
8.08%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.02
HCMLF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. HCMLF: 12.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.27  Med: 13.43 Max: 18.57
Current: 12.02
8.27
18.57
Net-margin (%) 7.99
HCMLF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. HCMLF: 7.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.33  Med: 7.49 Max: 16.8
Current: 7.99
1.33
16.8
ROE (%) 9.06
HCMLF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.37 vs. HCMLF: 9.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.57  Med: 9.40 Max: 22.76
Current: 9.06
1.57
22.76
ROA (%) 3.90
HCMLF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. HCMLF: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 3.93 Max: 9.78
Current: 3.9
0.63
9.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.34
HCMLF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.36 vs. HCMLF: 10.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.7  Med: 14.25 Max: 27.04
Current: 10.34
7.7
27.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.30
HCMLF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. HCMLF: -3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.1  Med: -3.00 Max: 20.5
Current: -3.3
-13.1
20.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.40
HCMLF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. HCMLF: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.9  Med: -5.55 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 391 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. HCMLF: 66.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.4  Med: 0.55 Max: 66.2
Current: 66.2
-48.4
66.2
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.30
HCMLF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. HCMLF: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.63  Med: 19.28 Max: 215.93
Current: 15.3
11.63
215.93
Forward P/E 14.95
HCMLF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
54% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.85 vs. HCMLF: 14.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.30
HCMLF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
57% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. HCMLF: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.63  Med: 19.28 Max: 215.93
Current: 15.3
11.63
215.93
P/B 1.41
HCMLF's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. HCMLF: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.28 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.41
0.85
1.65
P/S 1.22
HCMLF's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. HCMLF: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.07 Max: 3.53
Current: 1.22
0.67
3.53
PFCF 33.81
HCMLF's PFCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.69 vs. HCMLF: 33.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.04  Med: 19.72 Max: 45.9
Current: 33.81
8.04
45.9
POCF 9.15
HCMLF's POCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.67 vs. HCMLF: 9.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.43  Med: 6.81 Max: 9.98
Current: 9.15
2.43
9.98
EV-to-EBIT 15.12
HCMLF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.12 vs. HCMLF: 15.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9  Med: 15.00 Max: 46.6
Current: 15.12
8.9
46.6
Shiller P/E 20.38
HCMLF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 21.32 vs. HCMLF: 20.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.2  Med: 21.45 Max: 25.71
Current: 20.38
18.2
25.71
Current Ratio 1.18
HCMLF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. HCMLF: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.09 Max: 1.29
Current: 1.18
0.97
1.29
Quick Ratio 0.87
HCMLF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. HCMLF: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.01
Current: 0.87
0.73
1.01
Days Inventory 64.97
HCMLF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 74.24 vs. HCMLF: 64.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 58.47  Med: 62.27 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 540 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 56.16 vs. HCMLF: 63.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 43.66  Med: 47.84 Max: 62.6
Current: 63.07
43.66
62.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.74
HCMLF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. HCMLF: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.25  Med: 1.75 Max: 4.14
Current: 1.74
1.25
4.14
Dividend Payout 0.28
HCMLF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
62% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. HCMLF: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.38
Current: 0.28
0.78
1.38
Dividend growth (3y) -4.70
HCMLF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
63% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. HCMLF: -4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -21.15 Max: 38.2
Current: -4.7
0
38.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.22
HCMLF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
72% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. HCMLF: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.23 Max: 2.91
Current: 1.22
0.88
2.91
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
HCMLF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. HCMLF: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.6  Med: -5.70 Max: -7.8
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.60
HCMLF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. HCMLF: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.1  Med: 6.70 Max: 11.2
Current: 6.6
2.1
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -1.37
HCMLF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. HCMLF: -1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
HCMLF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -5.3  Med: -1.00 Max: 12.1
Current: -1.37
-5.3
12.1

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Traded in other countries:0KXZ.UK, LHN.Switzerland, 0QKY.UK, HLBN.Germany, LHN.France,
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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