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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
HXL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. HXL: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HXL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.05
0
0.35
Equity to Asset 0.56
HXL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. HXL: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HXL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.19  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.64
Current: 0.56
-0.19
0.64
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.40
M-Score: -2.62
WACC vs ROIC
8.95%
15.23%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.82
HXL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.54 vs. HXL: 16.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HXL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -31.33  Med: 9.08 Max: 16.48
Current: 16.82
-31.33
16.48
Net-margin (%) 12.19
HXL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. HXL: 12.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HXL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -42.97  Med: 5.18 Max: 14.76
Current: 12.19
-42.97
14.76
ROE (%) 19.73
HXL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. HXL: 19.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HXL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -473.73  Med: 18.19 Max: 151.69
Current: 19.73
-473.73
151.69
ROA (%) 11.44
HXL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. HXL: 11.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HXL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -43.35  Med: 5.91 Max: 17.05
Current: 11.44
-43.35
17.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.20
HXL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 10.80 vs. HXL: 20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HXL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -68.72  Med: 19.16 Max: 28.47
Current: 20.2
-68.72
28.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.80
HXL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. HXL: 10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HXL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22.7  Med: 0.90 Max: 14.6
Current: 10.8
-22.7
14.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.60
HXL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. HXL: 16.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HXL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.6  Med: 10.40 Max: 45.7
Current: 16.6
-33.6
45.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 16.20
HXL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. HXL: 16.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HXL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -71.3  Med: 4.30 Max: 76.5
Current: 16.2
-71.3
76.5
» HXL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

HXL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 7,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,261 sh (New)
Jim Simons 496,200 sh (+246.51%)
RS Investment Management 1,547,562 sh (+20.06%)
Robert Karr 554,506 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Chuck Royce 47,500 sh (-74.25%)
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Q3 2014

HXL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ruane Cunniff 1,181,280 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 20,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 22,000 sh (+214.29%)
Robert Karr 625,469 sh (+12.80%)
Chuck Royce 47,500 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 1,468,412 sh (-5.11%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,539 sh (-11.28%)
Jim Simons 19,300 sh (-96.11%)
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Q4 2014

HXL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ruane Cunniff 2,002,840 sh (+69.55%)
Robert Karr 856,960 sh (+37.01%)
RS Investment Management 1,644,231 sh (+11.97%)
Chuck Royce 47,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
» More
Q1 2015

HXL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 50,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 66,479 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 1,769,698 sh (+7.63%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,002,840 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 47,500 sh (unchged)
Robert Karr 856,960 sh (unchged)
» More
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.36
HXL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 20.60 vs. HXL: 21.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
HXL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.17  Med: 21.49 Max: 2070
Current: 21.36
4.17
2070
Forward P/E 17.95
HXL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. HXL: 17.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.80
HXL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
53% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. HXL: 21.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
HXL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.18  Med: 21.38 Max: 104.68
Current: 21.8
4.18
104.68
P/B 4.10
HXL's P/B is ranked lower than
71% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. HXL: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HXL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 3.27 Max: 9.49
Current: 4.1
0.88
9.49
P/S 2.61
HXL's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. HXL: 2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HXL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.65 Max: 2.76
Current: 2.61
0.36
2.76
POCF 17.99
HXL's POCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. HXL: 17.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HXL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.72  Med: 14.44 Max: 47
Current: 17.99
3.72
47
EV-to-EBIT 16.95
HXL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 16.01 vs. HXL: 16.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HXL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2  Med: 15.60 Max: 60.5
Current: 16.95
6.2
60.5
PEG 1.05
HXL's PEG is ranked higher than
72% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. HXL: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
HXL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.66 Max: 15.66
Current: 1.05
0.82
15.66
Shiller P/E 33.17
HXL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. HXL: 33.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HXL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.33  Med: 27.83 Max: 267.9
Current: 33.17
11.33
267.9
Current Ratio 2.54
HXL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. HXL: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HXL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 2.01 Max: 2.93
Current: 2.54
0.32
2.93
Quick Ratio 1.42
HXL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. HXL: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HXL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.17 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.42
0.17
1.82
Days Inventory 80.24
HXL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 110.16 vs. HXL: 80.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HXL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 58.39  Med: 69.72 Max: 89.67
Current: 80.24
58.39
89.67
Days Sales Outstanding 56.70
HXL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 65.32 vs. HXL: 56.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HXL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.93  Med: 52.60 Max: 79.43
Current: 56.7
45.93
79.43

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.40
HXL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
87% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. HXL: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
HXL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.20 Max: 0.21
Current: 0.4
0.19
0.21
Dividend Payout 0.04
HXL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. HXL: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
HXL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.04
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.40
HXL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
89% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. HXL: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
HXL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.20 Max: 0.21
Current: 0.4
0.19
0.21
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
HXL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. HXL: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
HXL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.3  Med: -1.40 Max: -42.6
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.32
HXL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
63% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. HXL: 4.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
HXL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.35  Med: 3.55 Max: 12.55
Current: 4.32
1.35
12.55
Price/Projected FCF 3.50
HXL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. HXL: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
HXL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.66  Med: 3.26 Max: 9.86
Current: 3.5
1.66
9.86
Price/Median PS Value 1.58
HXL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. HXL: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HXL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.60 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.58
0.07
1.66
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.04
HXL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. HXL: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
HXL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.28 Max: 5.29
Current: 1.04
0.3
5.29
Price/Graham Number 2.01
HXL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
51% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. HXL: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
HXL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.76 Max: 3.2
Current: 2.01
0.58
3.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.98
HXL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. HXL: 5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HXL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 6.40 Max: 16.1
Current: 5.98
1.7
16.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.02
HXL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 8.47 vs. HXL: 21.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
HXL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -16.9  Med: 4.20 Max: 23.4
Current: 21.02
-16.9
23.4

Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
Compare:BA, ERJ, EADSY, RYCEY, HON » details
Traded in other countries:0P5H.UK, HXL.France, HXL.Germany,
Hexcel Corp founded in 1946, was incorporated in California in 1948, and reincorporated in Delaware in 1983. The Company and its subsidiaries are an advanced composites company. It develops, manufactures, and markets lightweight, high-performance composites, including carbon fibers, reinforcements, prepregs, honeycomb, matrix systems, adhesives and composite structures, for use in Commercial Aerospace, Space and Defense and Industrial Applications. Its products are used in end applications, such as commercial and military aircraft, space launch vehicles and satellites, wind turbine blades, automotive, bikes, skis and other industrial applications. The Company serves international markets through manufacturing facilities, sales offices and representatives located in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. It is also an investor in a joint venture in Malaysia, which manufactures composite structures for Commercial Aerospace applications. Hexcel presently reports two segments, Composite Materials and Engineered Products. The Composite Materials segment manufactures and markets carbon fibers, fabrics and specialty reinforcements, prepregs, structural adhesives, honeycomb, composite panels, molding compounds, polyurethane systems and laminates that are incorporated into many applications, including military and commercial aircraft, wind turbine blades, recreational products and other industrial applications. It produces honeycomb from a number of metallic and non-metallic materials. The Company sells honeycomb as standard blocks and in slices cut from a block. The Engineered Products segment manufactures and markets composite structures and precision machined honeycomb parts for use in the aerospace industry. Composite structures are manufactured from composite and other materials, including prepregs, honeycomb, structural adhesives and advanced molding materials, using such manufacturing processes as autoclave processing, multi-axis numerically controlled machining, heat forming, compression molding and other composite manufacturing techniques. It manufactures high performance carbon fiber from polyacrylonitrile precursor ('PAN'). The raw material for PAN is acrylonitrile. The Company competes with a number of U.S. and international companies on a worldwide basis. It is subject to federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations designed to protect the environment and to regulate the discharge of materials into the environment.
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