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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.44
IFF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. IFF: 0.44 )
IFF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 13.91
Current: 0.44

0.01
13.91
Equity to Asset 0.44
IFF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. IFF: 0.44 )
IFF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.44

0.21
0.73
Interest Coverage 11.04
IFF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.51 vs. IFF: 11.04 )
IFF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.06   Max: 153.37
Current: 11.04

4.06
153.37
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.49
M-Score: -2.58
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 17.49
IFF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. IFF: 17.49 )
IFF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.39   Max: 26.68
Current: 17.49

13.39
26.68
Net-margin (%) 11.97
IFF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. IFF: 11.97 )
IFF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.29   Max: 17.28
Current: 11.97

6.29
17.28
ROE (%) 24.16
IFF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. IFF: 24.16 )
IFF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 17.64   Max: 40.07
Current: 24.16

17.64
40.07
ROA (%) 10.61
IFF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. IFF: 10.61 )
IFF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.94   Max: 16.22
Current: 10.61

4.94
16.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 37.57
IFF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.99 vs. IFF: 37.57 )
IFF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 20.89   Max: 39.19
Current: 37.57

20.89
39.19
Revenue Growth (%) 3.40
IFF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. IFF: 3.40 )
IFF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 13.3
Current: 3.4

0.4
13.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.40
IFF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. IFF: 7.40 )
IFF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.3   Max: 12.4
Current: 7.4

-8.3
12.4
EPS Growth (%) 9.60
IFF's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. IFF: 9.60 )
IFF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -15   Max: 19.5
Current: 9.6

-15
19.5
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

IFF Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Joel Greenblatt 8,825 sh (+18.78%)
Charles Brandes 8,320 sh (+3.42%)
Chuck Royce 282,400 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 4,650 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 4,546 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 956,495 sh (-2.04%)
RS Investment Management 772,438 sh (-6.35%)
Steven Cohen 13,992 sh (-7.95%)
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Q2 2013

IFF Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 24,085 sh (+172.92%)
Steven Cohen 14,299 sh (+2.19%)
Bill Frels 4,546 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 282,400 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 4,650 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 937,995 sh (-1.93%)
RS Investment Management 625,376 sh (-19.04%)
Charles Brandes 4,135 sh (-50.3%)
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Q3 2013

IFF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 120,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 26,030 sh (+8.08%)
Bill Frels 4,546 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 282,400 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 4,650 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 916,990 sh (-2.24%)
RS Investment Management 368,989 sh (-41%)
Steven Cohen 2,688 sh (-81.2%)
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Q4 2013

IFF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 28,580 sh (+963.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 56,746 sh (+118%)
Jim Simons 226,300 sh (+88.11%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,875 sh (+8.8%)
Chuck Royce 282,400 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 4,546 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 4,650 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 901,088 sh (-1.73%)
RS Investment Management 237,418 sh (-35.66%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with IFF

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 118%0.06%$79.97 - $89.89 $ 95.8213%56746
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Sold Out $77.32 - $84.19 $ 95.8218%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 172.92%0.05%$73.52 - $82.42 $ 95.8223%24085
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Reduce -50.3%$73.52 - $82.42 $ 95.8223%4135
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -55.12%0.04%$60.34 - $67.41 $ 95.8250%7430
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.07%$53.34 - $62.28 $ 95.8265%16557
Richard Perry 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$54.06 - $60.39 $ 95.8267%0
Richard Perry 2012-03-31 New Buy0.04%$52.88 - $58.62 $ 95.8281%13800
Steve Mandel 2011-12-31 Sold Out 1.37%$51.31 - $63.01 $ 95.8271%0
Steve Mandel 2011-09-30 Add 9.12%0.11%$52.8 - $64.96 $ 95.8262%2992507
Charles Brandes 2011-06-30 Reduce -85.68%0.03%$60.57 - $65.24 $ 95.8253%10590
Steve Mandel 2011-03-31 Add 1254.61%1.26%$54.8 - $62.16 $ 95.8267%2742507
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -30.76%0.22%$54.8 - $62.16 $ 95.8267%1113415
Charles Brandes 2011-03-31 Reduce -76.61%0.1%$54.8 - $62.16 $ 95.8267%73934
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 22.40
IFF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. IFF: 22.40 )
IFF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.16   Max: 25.62
Current: 22.4

9.16
25.62
P/B 5.30
IFF's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. IFF: 5.30 )
IFF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 7.97
Current: 5.3

2.96
7.97
P/S 2.66
IFF's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 1003 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. IFF: 2.66 )
IFF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 2.7
Current: 2.66

0.86
2.7
PFCF 28.80
IFF's PFCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.52 vs. IFF: 28.80 )
IFF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.91   Max: 76.84
Current: 28.8

11.91
76.84
EV-to-EBIT 15.90
IFF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. IFF: 15.90 )
IFF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 17.2
Current: 15.9

8.9
17.2
PEG 2.50
IFF's PEG is ranked higher than
52% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. IFF: 2.50 )
IFF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 322.86
Current: 2.5

1.13
322.86
Shiller P/E 28.50
IFF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
54% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.21 vs. IFF: 28.50 )
IFF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.11   Max: 28.5
Current: 28.5

10.11
28.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.58
IFF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
52% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. IFF: 1.58 )
IFF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 3.83
Current: 1.58

1.51
3.83
Dividend Payout 0.34
IFF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
57% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. IFF: 0.34 )
IFF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.06
Current: 0.34

0.31
1.06
Dividend growth (3y) 12.00
IFF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. IFF: 12.00 )
IFF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -26.6   Max: 12
Current: 12

-26.6
12
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.61
IFF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. IFF: 2.61 )
IFF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 6.25
Current: 2.61

2.47
6.25
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
IFF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. IFF: -0.60 )
IFF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.6   Max: -1.1
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 10.20
IFF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
80% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. IFF: 10.20 )
IFF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.64   Max: 67.44
Current: 10.2

4.64
67.44
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.60
IFF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
57% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. IFF: 2.60 )
IFF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.31
Current: 2.6

0.68
2.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
IFF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 915 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. IFF: 1.50 )
IFF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.3
Current: 1.5

0.01
2.3
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.70
IFF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. IFF: 2.70 )
IFF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 4.16
Current: 2.7

0.68
4.16
Price/Graham Number 3.20
IFF's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
72% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. IFF: 3.20 )
IFF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 7.06
Current: 3.2

2.13
7.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.30
IFF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. IFF: 6.30 )
IFF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 11.3
Current: 6.3

5.8
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.01
IFF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. IFF: 10.01 )
IFF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 222.3
Current: 10.01

3.6
222.3

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:IFF.Germany
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., incorporated in New York, is a creator and manufacturer of flavor and fragrance products used by other manufacturers to impart or improve flavor or fragrance in a variety of consumer products. Fragrance products are sold principally to manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, personal care products, hair care products, deodorants, soaps, detergents, fabric care and air care products; its flavor products are sold principally to manufacturers of prepared foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, dairy and confectionery products as well as the food service industry. It currently has 29 manufacturing facilities with the major manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore. The Company's flavor products are sold principally to the food and beverage industries for use in consumer products such as soft drinks, non-carbonated drinks, candies, baked goods, desserts, prepared foods, dietary foods, dairy products, drink powders, pharmaceuticals, snack foods and alcoholic beverages. Its principal fragrance and flavor products consist of compounds of numbers of ingredients blended in proprietary formulas created by its perfumers and flavorists. Most of these compounds contribute the total fragrance or flavor to the consumer products in which they are used. The ingredients that it uses in the Company's compounds are both synthetic and natural. The Company manufactures a substantial portion of the synthetic ingredients. While a majority of its synthetic ingredients production is used in its compounds, a substantial portion is also sold to others. Natural ingredients are derived from flowers, fruits and other botanical products as well as from animal products. They contain varying numbers of organic chemicals, which are responsible for the fragrance or flavor of the natural product. Natural products, together with various chemicals, are also used as raw materials for the manufacture of synthetic ingredients by chemical processes. The Company's flavor products also include extracts and seasonings derived from various fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices as well as microbiologically-derived ingredients. The principal natural raw materials consist of essential oils, extracts and concentrates which are derived from fruits, vegetables, flowers, woods and other botanicals, animal products and raw fruits. The principal synthetic raw material purchases consist of organic chemicals. It has more than 50 competitors in the world markets. The manufacture and sale of its products are subject to regulation in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration and state authorities.

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