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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.14
HXL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. HXL: 0.14 )
HXL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.14

0
0.35
Equity to Asset 0.61
HXL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. HXL: 0.61 )
HXL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.19   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.61

-0.19
0.64
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.57
M-Score: -2.71
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 (%) 16.14
HXL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.97 vs. HXL: 16.14 )
HXL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -31.33   Max: 16.14
Current: 16.14

-31.33
16.14
Net-margin (%) 11.20
HXL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.29 vs. HXL: 11.20 )
HXL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -42.97   Max: 14.76
Current: 11.2

-42.97
14.76
ROE (%) 16.19
HXL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. HXL: 16.19 )
HXL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.71   Max: 67.06
Current: 16.19

-10.71
67.06
ROA (%) 10.23
HXL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. HXL: 10.23 )
HXL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -54.94   Max: 16.05
Current: 10.23

-54.94
16.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.45
HXL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 26.53 vs. HXL: 19.45 )
HXL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -76.1   Max: 22.21
Current: 19.45

-76.1
22.21
Revenue Growth (%) 11.80
HXL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. HXL: 11.80 )
HXL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.7   Max: 14.6
Current: 11.8

-22.7
14.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 22.40
HXL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. HXL: 22.40 )
HXL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.6   Max: 45.7
Current: 22.4

-33.6
45.7
EPS Growth (%) 33.70
HXL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. HXL: 33.70 )
HXL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -71.3   Max: 76.5
Current: 33.7

-71.3
76.5
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

HXL Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 10,597 sh (New)
Jim Simons 478,000 sh (+620.97%)
RS Investment Management 1,382,824 sh (+25.61%)
Robert Karr 1,375,607 sh (+3.37%)
Chuck Royce 553,047 sh (+0.36%)
John Burbank Sold Out
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Q2 2013

HXL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Burbank 10,453 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 41,461 sh (+291.25%)
RS Investment Management 1,580,657 sh (+14.31%)
Robert Karr 1,375,607 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 509,447 sh (-7.88%)
Jim Simons 433,900 sh (-9.23%)
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Q3 2013

HXL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

RS Investment Management 2,037,890 sh (+28.93%)
Chuck Royce 546,447 sh (+7.26%)
John Burbank 10,453 sh (unchged)
Robert Karr 1,375,607 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 359,100 sh (-17.24%)
Steven Cohen 26,936 sh (-35.03%)
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Q4 2013

HXL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 7,786 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 75,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 57,595 sh (New)
Robert Karr 1,375,607 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 446,947 sh (-18.21%)
RS Investment Management 1,398,710 sh (-31.36%)
Jim Simons 162,000 sh (-54.89%)
John Burbank 4,534 sh (-56.62%)
Steven Cohen 8,978 sh (-66.67%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HXL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Reduce -56.62%0.01%$38.09 - $44.66 $ 43.072%4534
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$27.64 - $35.46 $ 43.0734%10453
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$26.5 - $30.23 $ 43.0754%0
John Burbank 2012-12-31 New Buy0.01%$23.55 - $27.29 $ 43.0769%11800
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$22.53 - $26.53 $ 43.0778%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy0.01%$23.03 - $27.85 $ 43.0770%10100
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$23.42 - $26.71 $ 43.0782%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$18.07 - $24.23 $ 43.0799%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.11%$18.78 - $21.9 $ 43.07112%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.11%$17.58 - $20.69 $ 43.07126%18816
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.40
HXL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 19.80 vs. HXL: 22.40 )
HXL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.17   Max: 2070
Current: 22.4

4.17
2070
P/B 3.72
HXL's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. HXL: 3.72 )
HXL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 9.49
Current: 3.72

0.88
9.49
P/S 2.54
HXL's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. HXL: 2.54 )
HXL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.76
Current: 2.54

0.17
2.76
PFCF 60.66
HXL's PFCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 22.30 vs. HXL: 60.66 )
HXL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.25   Max: 2463
Current: 60.66

4.25
2463
EV-to-EBIT 15.79
HXL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. HXL: 15.79 )
HXL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 60.5
Current: 15.79

6.2
60.5
PEG 1.00
HXL's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. HXL: 1.00 )
HXL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 15.66
Current: 1

1.1
15.66
Shiller P/E 32.68
HXL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
55% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 21.97 vs. HXL: 32.68 )
HXL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.33   Max: 267.9
Current: 32.68

11.33
267.9

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.30
HXL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. HXL: 6.30 )
HXL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 16.1
Current: 6.3

1.7
16.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.22
HXL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.52 vs. HXL: 21.22 )
HXL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -40.7   Max: 19.4
Current: 21.22

-40.7
19.4

Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
Compare:BA, ERJ, EADSY, RYCEY, HON » details
Traded in other countries:HXL.France, HXL.Germany
Hexcel Corporation, 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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