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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.27
KMG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. KMG: 0.27 )
KMG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.27

Equity to Asset 0.48
KMG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. KMG: 0.48 )
KMG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.48

0.38
0.83
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.98
M-Score: -2.90
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 (%) 6.52
KMG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. KMG: 6.52 )
KMG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.52   Max: 22.05
Current: 6.52

6.52
22.05
Net-margin (%) 3.55
KMG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. KMG: 3.55 )
KMG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.55   Max: 14.1
Current: 3.55

3.55
14.1
ROE (%) 7.97
KMG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.94 vs. KMG: 7.97 )
KMG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.17   Max: 36.99
Current: 7.97

7.17
36.99
ROA (%) 3.57
KMG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. KMG: 3.57 )
KMG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.57   Max: 28.72
Current: 3.57

3.57
28.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.03
KMG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. KMG: 11.03 )
KMG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.03   Max: 142.86
Current: 11.03

11.03
142.86
Revenue Growth (%) 7.60
KMG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. KMG: 7.60 )
KMG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 31.2
Current: 7.6

-0.9
31.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -9.10
KMG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. KMG: -9.10 )
KMG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.8   Max: 39
Current: -9.1

-14.8
39
EPS Growth (%) -15.10
KMG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. KMG: -15.10 )
KMG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.6   Max: 53.4
Current: -15.1

-20.6
53.4
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

KMG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Keeley 93,770 sh (+43.89%)
Chuck Royce 110,200 sh (+34.2%)
Jim Simons 43,800 sh (+10.61%)
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Q3 2013

KMG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 52,800 sh (+20.55%)
John Keeley 93,770 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 109,400 sh (-0.73%)
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Q4 2013

KMG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 67,024 sh (+26.94%)
Chuck Royce 109,400 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 39,857 sh (-57.49%)
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Q1 2014

KMG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 139,300 sh (+27.33%)
Jim Simons 70,128 sh (+4.63%)
John Keeley 23,100 sh (-42.04%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KMG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Reduce -42.04%$14.67 - $16.94 $ 16.636%23100
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Reduce -57.49%0.02%$16.44 - $23.76 $ 16.63-14%39857
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Add 43.89%0.01%$17.35 - $23.19 $ 16.63-18%93770
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Add 41.34%0.01%$17.57 - $20.79 $ 16.63-15%65170
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Add 26.07%$12.1 - $17.875 $ 16.6311%27610
John Keeley 2011-06-30 New Buy0.01%$16.37 - $20.66 $ 16.63-11%21900
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 322.00
KMG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. KMG: 322.00 )
KMG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.76   Max: 350
Current: 322

4.76
350
P/B 1.60
KMG's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. KMG: 1.60 )
KMG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 5.43
Current: 1.6

0.44
5.43
P/S 0.60
KMG's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. KMG: 0.60 )
KMG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 3.5
Current: 0.6

0.15
3.5
PFCF 6.90
KMG's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 55.37 vs. KMG: 6.90 )
KMG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 911.67
Current: 6.9

1.67
911.67
EV-to-EBIT 36.02
KMG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.26 vs. KMG: 36.02 )
KMG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 38.5
Current: 36.02

5.7
38.5
PEG 1.60
KMG's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.33 vs. KMG: 1.60 )
KMG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 51.46
Current: 1.6

0.16
51.46
Shiller P/E 17.90
KMG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KMG: 17.90 )
KMG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.13   Max: 65.12
Current: 17.9

5.13
65.12
Current Ratio 1.67
KMG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. KMG: 1.67 )
KMG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 3.94
Current: 1.67

1.62
3.94
Quick Ratio 0.99
KMG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. KMG: 0.99 )
KMG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.94
Current: 0.99

0.88
3.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.70
KMG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. KMG: 0.70 )
KMG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 3.32
Current: 0.7

0.26
3.32
Dividend Payout 2.46
KMG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KMG: 2.46 )
KMG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.75
Current: 2.46

0.05
0.75
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
KMG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. KMG: 14.50 )
KMG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 49.4
Current: 14.5

0
49.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.23
KMG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
65% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. KMG: 1.23 )
KMG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 5.85
Current: 1.23

0.46
5.85
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
KMG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. KMG: -0.50 )
KMG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1   Max: -13.1
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.40
KMG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. KMG: 2.40 )
KMG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 78.45
Current: 2.4

0.87
78.45
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
KMG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KMG: 0.70 )
KMG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 95.5
Current: 0.7

0.5
95.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
KMG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KMG: 0.70 )
KMG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.12
Current: 0.7

0.3
3.12
Price/Graham Number 6.00
KMG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
51% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. KMG: 6.00 )
KMG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 9.48
Current: 6

0.56
9.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.80
KMG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
50% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. KMG: 2.80 )
KMG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 17.7
Current: 2.8

2.6
17.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.95
KMG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. KMG: -0.95 )
KMG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.2   Max: 31.6
Current: -0.95

-15.2
31.6

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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KMG Chemicals, Inc. was incorporated in Texas. The Company is involved mainly in the manufacture and sale of specialty chemicals in carefully focused markets through its two wholly-owned subsidiaries, KMG-Bernuth, Inc. and KMG Electronic Chemicals, Inc. The Company has two reportable segments: Electronic Chemicals and Wood Treating Chemicals. Its electronic chemicals business sells high purity wet process chemicals primarily to the semiconductor industry. High purity process chemicals are used to clean and etch silicon wafers in the production of semiconductors. The business was acquired in December 2007 from Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ("Air Products"), and expanded with its purchase in March 2010 of the electronic chemicals business of General Chemical Performance Products LLP ("General Chemical"). The Company's products include sulfuric, phosphoric, nitric and hydrofluoric acids, ammonium hydroxide, hydrogen peroxide, isopropyl alcohol and various blends of chemicals. Wood Treating Chemicals segment supply penta and creosote to industrial customers who use these products to extend the useful life of wood, primarily utility poles and railroad crossties. Its penta products include penta blocks, solutions and hydrochloric acid, a byproduct of penta production. Penta is used primarily to treat utility poles, protecting them from insect damage and decay. The Company estimates that approximately two million treated utility poles are purchased each year by electric utility companies in the United States and that approximately 45% are treated with penta. The Company manufactures solid penta blocks at its facility in Matamoros, Mexico. The Company sells solid penta to its customers, or make it into a liquid solution of penta concentrate at its Matamoros, Mexico and Tuscaloosa, Alabama facilities. The Company sells to its electronic chemicals customers through a combination of strategic account managers and account managers organized by geographic region. The Company's wood treating chemicals are sold in the United States through an internal sales force. Its operations are subject to extensive federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances in the United States and abroad relating to the generation, storage, handling, emission, disposal, transportation and discharge of certain materials, substances and waste into the environment, and various other health and safety matters.
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