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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.15
KEM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 2544 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. KEM: 0.15 )
KEM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 3.61
Current: 0.15

0.02
3.61
Equity to Asset 0.26
KEM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 2511 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. KEM: 0.26 )
KEM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.26

0.26
0.73
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.80
M-Score: -2.77
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 : 2/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -2.18
KEM's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 2407 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. KEM: -2.18 )
KEM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -41.11   Max: 40.32
Current: -2.18

-41.11
40.32
Net-margin (%) -8.22
KEM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 2409 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. KEM: -8.22 )
KEM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -40.93   Max: 25.06
Current: -8.22

-40.93
25.06
ROE (%) -30.87
KEM's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 2378 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. KEM: -30.87 )
KEM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -118.82   Max: 39.76
Current: -30.87

-118.82
39.76
ROA (%) -8.12
KEM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 2414 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. KEM: -8.12 )
KEM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -39.94   Max: 25.78
Current: -8.12

-39.94
25.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -3.83
KEM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 2406 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. KEM: -3.83 )
KEM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -50.21   Max: 85.06
Current: -3.83

-50.21
85.06
Revenue Growth (%) -2.30
KEM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1829 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. KEM: -2.30 )
KEM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -32   Max: 27.3
Current: -2.3

-32
27.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -35.90
KEM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. KEM: -35.90 )
KEM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -58.5   Max: 124.9
Current: -35.9

-58.5
124.9
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

KEM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Arnold Schneider 1,506,534 sh (+84.94%)
Chuck Royce 2,255,054 sh (+16.12%)
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Q3 2013

KEM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 10,801 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 1,914,666 sh (+27.09%)
Chuck Royce 2,447,554 sh (+8.54%)
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Q4 2013

KEM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 2,872,254 sh (+17.35%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 1,258,444 sh (-34.27%)
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Q1 2014

KEM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 3,137,578 sh (+9.24%)
Arnold Schneider 1,081,237 sh (-14.08%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KEM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$3.75 - $5.2 $ 6.0535%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.0018%$3.75 - $5.2 $ 6.0535%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -38.42%0.03%$4.37 - $6.26 $ 6.0524%96996
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 70.74%0.05%$6.97 - $10.06 $ 6.05-29%154927
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 41.05%0.02%$6.49 - $10.47 $ 6.05-26%90737
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 64.26%0.03%$7.49 - $14.9 $ 6.05-42%64331
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0021%$7.49 - $14.9 $ 6.05-42%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -24.69%0.06%$13.18 - $16.5 $ 6.05-59%39165
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.30
KEM's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. KEM: 1.30 )
KEM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.96
Current: 1.3

0.03
1.96
P/S 0.33
KEM's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. KEM: 0.33 )
KEM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 3.39
Current: 0.33

0.01
3.39
EV-to-EBIT -28.18
KEM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 2659 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.82 vs. KEM: -28.18 )
KEM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4   Max: 396
Current: -28.18

4
396
Current Ratio 2.40
KEM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 2532 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. KEM: 2.40 )
KEM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 6.5
Current: 2.4

1.27
6.5
Quick Ratio 1.27
KEM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 2532 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. KEM: 1.27 )
KEM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 4.32
Current: 1.27

0.55
4.32

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.80
KEM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. KEM: 1.80 )
KEM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 9.77
Current: 1.8

0.09
9.77
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
KEM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KEM: 1.30 )
KEM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 5.93
Current: 1.3

0.82
5.93
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
KEM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. KEM: 0.70 )
KEM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 7.14
Current: 0.7

0.05
7.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
KEM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2169 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. KEM: 5.80 )
KEM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 25.2
Current: 5.8

0.3
25.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.61
KEM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1567 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. KEM: 3.61 )
KEM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.4   Max: 0.4
Current: 3.61

-19.4
0.4

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
Compare:HTHIY, MIELY, APH, TEL, GLW » details
Traded in other countries:KM1N.Germany
Kemet Corporation is a Delaware corporation that was formed in 1990. The Company is a manufacturer of capacitors. Capacitors are electronic components that store, filter, and regulate electrical energy and current flow. As an essential passive component used in circuit boards, capacitors are typically used for coupling, decoupling, filtering, oscillating and wave shaping and are used in communication systems, data processing equipment, personal computers, cellular phones, automotive electronic systems, defense and aerospace systems, consumer electronics, power management systems and many other electronic devices and systems (basically anything that plugs in or has a battery). The Company manufactures capacitors in many different sizes and configurations using a variety of raw materials, its product offerings include tantalum, multilayer ceramic, solid and electrolytic aluminum and film capacitors. Its product line consists of over 250,000 distinct part configurations distinguished by various attributes, such as dielectric (or insulating) material, configuration, encapsulation, capacitance (at various tolerances), voltage, performance characteristics and packaging. Most of its customers have multiple capacitance requirements, often within each of their products. The Company operates 23 production facilities in Europe, North America and Asia. Its customer base includes electronics original equipment manufacturers, electronics manufacturing services providers and distributors. The Company's competitors include AVX Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial Company, Ltd. (Panasonic), Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Samsung, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., TDK-EPC Corporation, WIMA GmbH & Co., KG and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. The principal raw materials used in the manufacture of its products are tantalum powder, palladium, aluminum and silver. The Company is subject to various North American, European, and Asian federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment, including those governing the handling and management of certain chemicals and materials used and generated in manufacturing electronic components.
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