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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
KOP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. KOP: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KOP' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.1 Max: N/A
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.02
KOP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. KOP: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KOP' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.38  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.02
-0.38
0.22
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.90
M-Score: -3.50
WACC vs ROIC
16.25%
-4.32%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -1.57
KOP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. KOP: -1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KOP' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.82  Med: 8.19 Max: 9.86
Current: -1.57
-1.82
9.86
Net-margin (%) -4.42
KOP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. KOP: -4.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KOP' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.43  Med: 2.63 Max: 10.11
Current: -4.42
-4.43
10.11
ROE (%) -511.85
KOP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 1060 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.36 vs. KOP: -511.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KOP' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -511.85  Med: 40.22 Max: 66.57
Current: -511.85
-511.85
66.57
ROA (%) -5.67
KOP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. KOP: -5.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KOP' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.95  Med: 5.22 Max: 20.75
Current: -5.67
-5.95
20.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4.42
KOP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.95 vs. KOP: -4.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KOP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.87  Med: 28.87 Max: 40.76
Current: -4.42
-5.87
40.76
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.20
KOP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. KOP: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KOP' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.1  Med: 2.25 Max: 81.9
Current: 2.2
-42.1
81.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -42.20
KOP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. KOP: -42.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KOP' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.2  Med: -7.05 Max: 91.2
Current: -42.2
-42.2
91.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

KOP Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 25,369 sh (-5.20%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,804 sh (-47.13%)
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Q2 2016

KOP Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 68,800 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2016

KOP Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Joel Greenblatt 25,299 sh (New)
Jim Simons 104,400 sh (+51.74%)
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Q4 2016

KOP Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 15,860 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 45,511 sh (+79.89%)
Jim Simons 146,600 sh (+40.42%)
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals    NAICS: 325998    SIC: 2899
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Traded in other countries:KO9.Germany,
Koppers Holdings Inc is a integrated provider of carbon compounds and commercial wood treatment products and services. Its operates two principal business segments: Carbon Materials and Chemicals and Railroad and Utility Products and Services.

Koppers Holdings Inc was incorporated in November 2004 as a holding company for Koppers Inc. The Company is a integrated provider of carbon compounds and commercial wood treatment products and services. Its products are used in a variety of niche applications in a diverse range of end-markets, including the aluminum, railroad, specialty chemical, utility, rubber, concrete and steel industries. Its operates two principal business segments: Carbon Materials and Chemicals and Railroad and Utility Products and Services. Through its Carbon Materials and Chemicals business, the Company processes coal tar into a variety of products, including carbon pitch, creosote, naphthalene and phthalic anhydride, which are intermediate materials necessary in the production of aluminum, the pressure treatment of wood, the production of high-strength concrete, and the production of plasticizers and specialty chemicals, respectively. Through its Railroad and Utility Products and Services business, it believes that it is the largest supplier of railroad crossties to the North American railroads. The Company's Carbon Materials and Chemicals business ("CMC") manufactures products incluing carbon pitch, a critical raw material used in the production of aluminum and steel; naphthalene, used for the production of phthalic anhydride and as a surfactant in the production of concrete; phthalic anhydride, used in the production of plasticizers, polyester resins and alkyd paints; and creosote and carbon black feedstock, used in the treatment of wood or as a feedstock in the production of carbon black, respectively. Its other products include the sale of refined tars, benzole and specialty chemicals. Its Railroad and Utility Products and Services business ("RUPS") sells treated and untreated wood products, rail joint bars and services primarily to the railroad and public utility markets in the United States, Canada and Australia. It also produces concrete crossties, a complementary product to its wood treatment business, through a joint venture in the United States. Railroad products include procuring and treating items such as crossties, switch ties and various types of lumber used for railroad bridges and crossings. Railroad products also include manufacturing and selling rail joint bars, which are steel bars used to join rails together for railroads. Utility products include transmission and distribution poles for electric and telephone utilities and piling used in industrial foundations, beach housing, docks and piers. The RUPS business operates 14 wood treating plants, one rail joint bar manufacturing facility and 12 pole distribution yards located throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. The Company serves its customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network, with manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, and the Netherlands.

Ratios

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Forward P/E 15.06
KOP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.95 vs. KOP: 15.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 44.00
KOP's P/B is ranked lower than
99% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. KOP: 44.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KOP' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.82  Med: 7.05 Max: 197.64
Current: 44
3.82
197.64
P/S 0.62
KOP's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. KOP: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KOP' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.62
0.08
0.77
PFCF 13.20
KOP's PFCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.03 vs. KOP: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KOP' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.54  Med: 13.46 Max: 56.44
Current: 13.2
3.54
56.44
POCF 7.84
KOP's POCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.42 vs. KOP: 7.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KOP' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.41  Med: 8.36 Max: 23.35
Current: 7.84
2.41
23.35
EV-to-EBITDA 45.01
KOP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
88% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. KOP: 45.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KOP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 8 Max: 45.6
Current: 45.01
3.5
45.6
Shiller P/E 24.42
KOP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 36.91 vs. KOP: 24.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KOP' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.9  Med: 17.09 Max: 25.31
Current: 24.42
8.9
25.31
Current Ratio 1.57
KOP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. KOP: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KOP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 2.3 Max: 2.95
Current: 1.57
1.28
2.95
Quick Ratio 0.81
KOP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. KOP: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KOP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.35 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.81
0.78
1.86
Days Inventory 67.92
KOP's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
53% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 64.38 vs. KOP: 67.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KOP' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.66  Med: 55.92 Max: 67.92
Current: 67.92
47.66
67.92
Days Sales Outstanding 42.63
KOP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 59.33 vs. KOP: 42.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KOP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.98  Med: 39.26 Max: 46.81
Current: 42.63
29.98
46.81
Days Payable 43.39
KOP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
55% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 49.21 vs. KOP: 43.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KOP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.95  Med: 31.51 Max: 43.39
Current: 43.39
25.95
43.39

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Dividend Growth (3y) -100.00
KOP's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
88% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. KOP: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
KOP' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -50 Max: 13
Current: -100
0
13
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.18
KOP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. KOP: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KOP' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 2.52 Max: 8.68
Current: 1.18
0.47
8.68
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.10
KOP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. KOP: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
KOP' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -92.9  Med: 0.15 Max: 18.2
Current: 0.1
-92.9
18.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 2.21
KOP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. KOP: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KOP' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.35 Max: 2.25
Current: 2.21
0.87
2.25
Price/Median PS Value 1.25
KOP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. KOP: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KOP' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.43
Current: 1.25
0.2
1.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.39
KOP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. KOP: -1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KOP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.4  Med: 9.8 Max: 23
Current: -1.39
-1.4
23
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -23.52
KOP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. KOP: -23.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KOP' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.6  Med: 3.1 Max: 14.8
Current: -23.52
-23.6
14.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,467
EPS (TTM) $ -3.19
Beta0.83
Short Percentage of Float1.11%
52-Week Range $15.56 - 44.35
Shares Outstanding (Mil)20.66

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,405 1,405 1,437
EPS ($) 1.88 2.90 3.44
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.88 2.90 3.44
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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