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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.22
HCMLF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. HCMLF: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
HCMLF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.22 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.22
Equity-to-Asset 0.42
HCMLF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. HCMLF: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
HCMLF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.42
0.38
0.44
Interest Coverage 0.18
HCMLF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.04 vs. HCMLF: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HCMLF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 3.41 Max: 4.99
Current: 0.18
0.18
4.99
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 0.94
Beneish M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
8.23%
-2.82%
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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 0.57
HCMLF's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
81% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.67 vs. HCMLF: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
HCMLF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.13  Med: 12.03 Max: 18.57
Current: 0.57
-3.13
18.57
Net Margin % -5.21
HCMLF's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
88% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. HCMLF: -5.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
HCMLF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.23  Med: 7.17 Max: 16.8
Current: -5.21
-6.23
16.8
ROE % -4.67
HCMLF's ROE % is ranked lower than
90% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. HCMLF: -4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
HCMLF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.02  Med: 7.72 Max: 22.76
Current: -4.67
-6.02
22.76
ROA % -1.98
HCMLF's ROA % is ranked lower than
86% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. HCMLF: -1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
HCMLF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.6  Med: 3.4 Max: 9.78
Current: -1.98
-2.6
9.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 1.35
HCMLF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
84% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.96 vs. HCMLF: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
HCMLF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.06  Med: 12.57 Max: 26.01
Current: 1.35
-0.06
26.01
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -7.10
HCMLF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
82% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. HCMLF: -7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
HCMLF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.9  Med: -2.7 Max: 20.5
Current: -7.1
-11.9
20.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -6.60
HCMLF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
78% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. HCMLF: -6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
HCMLF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.8  Med: -6.6 Max: 27.3
Current: -6.6
-20.8
27.3
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Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials    NAICS: 327310 
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Traded in other countries:LHN.France, HLBN.Germany, LHN.Switzerland, 0KXZ.UK,
LafargeHolcim Ltd manufactures and distributes cement. It is also engaged in the production, processing and distribution of aggregates, ready-mix concrete and asphalt. It also offers consulting, research, trading, engineering and other services.

LafargeHolcim Ltd was founded in 1912 in Switzerland. The Company is engaged 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.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 25.13
HCMLF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.42 vs. HCMLF: 25.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 16.86
HCMLF's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
54% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HCMLF: 16.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
HCMLF' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.15  Med: 31.53 Max: 348.02
Current: 16.86
10.15
348.02
PB Ratio 1.14
HCMLF's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. HCMLF: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
HCMLF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.22 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.14
0.68
1.79
PS Ratio 1.13
HCMLF's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. HCMLF: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
HCMLF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.07 Max: 3.53
Current: 1.13
0.66
3.53
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 31.80
HCMLF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
77% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.73 vs. HCMLF: 31.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
HCMLF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.88  Med: 30.2 Max: 116.15
Current: 31.8
7.88
116.15
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.71
HCMLF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
51% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9.61 vs. HCMLF: 9.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
HCMLF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.76  Med: 8.08 Max: 25.35
Current: 9.71
4.76
25.35
EV-to-EBIT 107.35
HCMLF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
95% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. HCMLF: 107.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HCMLF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2580.9  Med: 13.9 Max: 1683.1
Current: 107.35
-2580.9
1683.1
EV-to-EBITDA 10.22
HCMLF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
52% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. HCMLF: 10.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HCMLF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 9.1 Max: 18.2
Current: 10.22
3.9
18.2
Current Ratio 1.10
HCMLF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. HCMLF: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HCMLF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.1
0.9
1.3
Quick Ratio 0.89
HCMLF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. HCMLF: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HCMLF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.09
Current: 0.89
0.69
1.09
Days Inventory 58.65
HCMLF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
65% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 80.76 vs. HCMLF: 58.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HCMLF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 54.1  Med: 61.36 Max: 70.21
Current: 58.65
54.1
70.21
Days Sales Outstanding 58.98
HCMLF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 56.75 vs. HCMLF: 58.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HCMLF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.66  Med: 46.77 Max: 65.34
Current: 58.98
43.66
65.34
Days Payable 61.15
HCMLF's Days Payable is ranked higher than
54% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 57.76 vs. HCMLF: 61.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
HCMLF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 61.15  Med: 69.21 Max: 81.74
Current: 61.15
61.15
81.74

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 9.20
HCMLF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. HCMLF: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
HCMLF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -20.2 Max: 38.2
Current: 9.2
0
38.2
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.41
HCMLF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
60% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. HCMLF: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
HCMLF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 2.28 Max: 12.01
Current: 3.41
1.47
12.01
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -21.00
HCMLF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. HCMLF: -21.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
HCMLF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21  Med: -5.5 Max: 0.3
Current: -21
-21
0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.69
HCMLF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. HCMLF: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
HCMLF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 2.49 Max: 3.1
Current: 2.69
1.9
3.1
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.09
HCMLF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. HCMLF: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
HCMLF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.09
0.71
1.3
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.05
HCMLF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. HCMLF: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
HCMLF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 0.98 Max: 2.29
Current: 1.05
0.71
2.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 0.90
HCMLF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
81% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. HCMLF: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
HCMLF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 6.9 Max: 13.6
Current: 0.9
0.1
13.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -0.53
HCMLF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
67% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.21 vs. HCMLF: -0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
HCMLF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.6  Med: -0.4 Max: 10
Current: -0.53
-21.6
10

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $28,352
EPS (TTM) $ -3.96
Beta1.85
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $37.35 - 58.26
Shares Outstanding (Mil)605.57

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 26,228 25,843 26,763
EPS ($) 2.26 2.27 3.08
EPS without NRI ($) 2.26 2.27 3.08
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 1.70 1.74 1.93
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Longleaf Partners 3rd Quarter Fund Commentary Oct 14 2016 
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Bill Nygren and David Herro's Oakmark Global Select Fund 3rd Quarter Commentary Oct 10 2016 
Longleaf Partners 2nd Quarter Fund Commentary Jul 13 2016 
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