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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 0.19
KEM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 2236 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. KEM: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KEM' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.39 Max: 3.61
Current: 0.19
0.01
3.61
Equity to Asset 0.12
KEM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 2208 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. KEM: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KEM' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.12
0.12
0.76
Interest Coverage 0.73
KEM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 1776 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 52.89 vs. KEM: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KEM' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.82 Max: 4.28
Current: 0.73
0.3
4.28
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.30
M-Score: -3.38
WACC vs ROIC
21.22%
1.79%
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.96
KEM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 2218 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. KEM: 3.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KEM' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.7  Med: 0.97 Max: 12.69
Current: 3.96
-33.7
12.69
Net-margin (%) -5.59
KEM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 2220 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. KEM: -5.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KEM' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.46  Med: -4.69 Max: 6.19
Current: -5.59
-35.46
6.19
ROE (%) -38.05
KEM's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 2184 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. KEM: -38.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KEM' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.87  Med: -16.59 Max: 19.58
Current: -38.05
-72.87
19.58
ROA (%) -5.86
KEM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 2243 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. KEM: -5.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KEM' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.01  Med: -4.59 Max: 7.76
Current: -5.86
-29.01
7.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.74
KEM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 2236 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.83 vs. KEM: 5.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KEM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.56  Med: 1.14 Max: 19.14
Current: 5.74
-40.56
19.14
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.50
KEM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1981 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. KEM: -4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KEM' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32  Med: -2.2 Max: 27.3
Current: -4.5
-32
27.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 54.60
KEM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. KEM: 54.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KEM' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.7  Med: 4.2 Max: 126.1
Current: 54.6
-58.7
126.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -12.60
KEM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. KEM: -12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KEM' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -12.3 Max: 120.7
Current: -12.6
0
120.7
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

KEM Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 21,600 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 3,685,347 sh (+8.05%)
Arnold Schneider 1,528,917 sh (-0.67%)
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Q1 2016

KEM Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Chuck Royce 4,042,947 sh (+9.70%)
Arnold Schneider 1,618,297 sh (+5.85%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2016

KEM Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 86,300 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 1,633,817 sh (+0.96%)
Chuck Royce 3,983,547 sh (-1.47%)
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Q3 2016

KEM Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 327,999 sh (+280.07%)
Arnold Schneider 1,753,420 sh (+7.32%)
Chuck Royce 3,602,050 sh (-9.58%)
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components    NAICS: 331318    SIC: 3679
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Traded in other countries:KM1N.Germany,
Kemet Corp is a manufacturer of capacitors. Its product offerings include tantalum, multilayer ceramic, solid & electrolytic aluminum and film & paper capacitors.

Kemet Corp is a Delaware corporation that was formed in 1990. The Company together with its subsidiaries is engaged in manufacturing capacitors including tantalum capacitors, multilayer ceramic capacitors, film capacitors, electrolytic capacitors, paper capacitors and solid aluminum capacitors. The Company is organized into two business groups: the Solid Capacitor Business Group ("Solid Capacitors") and the Film and Electrolytic Business Group ("Film and Electrolytic"). Solid Capacitors operates nine capacitor manufacturing sites in the United States, Mexico and China and a product innovation center in the United States and primarily produces tantalum, aluminum, polymer and ceramic capacitors. It also produces tantalum powder used in the production of tantalum capacitors. The Company's Film and Electrolytic Business Group produces film, paper and wet aluminum electrolytic capacitors. In addition, the business group designs and produces EMI filters. For applications requiring high power and high voltages, film capacitors are used and for applications requiring high energy at a reasonable price, aluminum electrolytic capacitors are used. The Company's competitors include AVX Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Littelfuse, Inc., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Samsung, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., TDK-EPC Corporation, WIMA GmbH & Co., KG and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. ("Vishay"). 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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 18.73
KEM's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 17.27 vs. KEM: 18.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 3.98
KEM's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. KEM: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KEM' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.96 Max: 3.98
Current: 3.98
0.03
3.98
P/S 0.45
KEM's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 2187 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. KEM: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KEM' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.3 Max: 1.99
Current: 0.45
0.01
1.99
PFCF 7.35
KEM's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.08 vs. KEM: 7.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KEM' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.29  Med: 8.46 Max: 80.18
Current: 7.35
2.29
80.18
POCF 4.96
KEM's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.09 vs. KEM: 4.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KEM' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.27  Med: 6.26 Max: 23670
Current: 4.96
1.27
23670
EV-to-EBIT 26.83
KEM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
70% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.35 vs. KEM: 26.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KEM' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -165.8  Med: 4.5 Max: 411.3
Current: 26.83
-165.8
411.3
EV-to-EBITDA 10.24
KEM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 1757 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 11.18 vs. KEM: 10.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KEM' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.5  Med: 11 Max: 797
Current: 10.24
-33.5
797
Current Ratio 2.93
KEM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 2222 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. KEM: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KEM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 2.63 Max: 8.61
Current: 2.93
1.22
8.61
Quick Ratio 1.58
KEM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 2223 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. KEM: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KEM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.51 Max: 5.13
Current: 1.58
0.51
5.13
Days Inventory 111.45
KEM's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
74% of the 2157 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 72.46 vs. KEM: 111.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KEM' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 86.53  Med: 98.99 Max: 111.45
Current: 111.45
86.53
111.45
Days Sales Outstanding 43.84
KEM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KEM: 43.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KEM' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.29  Med: 50.4 Max: 84.69
Current: 43.84
40.29
84.69
Days Payable 41.48
KEM's Days Payable is ranked lower than
68% of the 1746 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 57.97 vs. KEM: 41.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KEM' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.71  Med: 41.25 Max: 69.07
Current: 41.48
24.71
69.07

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.70
KEM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. KEM: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
KEM' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.5  Med: -0.6 Max: 2.5
Current: -0.7
-18.5
2.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 28.48
KEM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 2112 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. KEM: 28.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KEM' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.54 Max: 28.48
Current: 28.48
0.09
28.48
Price/Projected FCF 7.34
KEM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
86% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. KEM: 7.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KEM' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.36 Max: 7.34
Current: 7.34
0.71
7.34
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
KEM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 1939 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. KEM: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KEM' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 2.79 Max: 10.94
Current: 1.5
0.08
10.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.70
KEM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 2208 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. KEM: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KEM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 4.4 Max: 26.4
Current: 3.7
0.2
26.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.12
KEM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. KEM: 4.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KEM' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -345.9  Med: -0.4 Max: 7
Current: 4.12
-345.9
7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $733.4
EPS (TTM) $ -0.89
Beta3.77
Short Percentage of Float4.31%
52-Week Range $1.26 - 7.19
Shares Outstanding (Mil)46.28

Analyst Estimate

Mar17 Mar18
Revenue (Mil $) 745 759
EPS ($) 0.34 0.38
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.34 0.38
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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