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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 0.16
KOP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. KOP: 0.16 )
KOP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.16

Equity to Asset 0.21
KOP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. KOP: 0.21 )
KOP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.38   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.21

-0.38
0.22
Interest Coverage 3.74
KOP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. KOP: 3.74 )
KOP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 4.54
Current: 3.74

0.51
4.54
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.15
M-Score: -2.97
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.78
KOP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. KOP: 6.78 )
KOP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 9.86
Current: 6.78

2.27
9.86
Net-margin (%) 2.73
KOP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. KOP: 2.73 )
KOP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 10.11
Current: 2.73

-4.4
10.11
ROE (%) 23.79
KOP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.91 vs. KOP: 23.79 )
KOP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 23.79   Max: 766.67
Current: 23.79

23.79
766.67
ROA (%) 5.15
KOP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. KOP: 5.15 )
KOP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.22   Max: 20.87
Current: 5.15

-7.22
20.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.53
KOP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.44 vs. KOP: 25.53 )
KOP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 42.83
Current: 25.53

8.1
42.83
Revenue Growth (%) 7.20
KOP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. KOP: 7.20 )
KOP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.1   Max: 81.9
Current: 7.2

-42.1
81.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.00
KOP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. KOP: 1.00 )
KOP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -40.1   Max: 125.9
Current: 1

-40.1
125.9
EPS Growth (%) -3.10
KOP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. KOP: -3.10 )
KOP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.6   Max: 50.6
Current: -3.1

-7.6
50.6
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

KOP Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 15,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 53,044 sh (+82.37%)
Jim Simons 119,100 sh (+74.12%)
John Keeley 144,479 sh (-1.63%)
David Dreman 169,120 sh (-15.03%)
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Q3 2013

KOP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Keeley 152,609 sh (+5.63%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 52,445 sh (-1.13%)
Jim Simons 108,700 sh (-8.73%)
David Dreman 47,921 sh (-71.66%)
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Q4 2013

KOP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 9,889 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 5,329 sh (New)
Jim Simons 141,700 sh (+30.36%)
David Dreman 54,772 sh (+14.3%)
John Keeley 163,609 sh (+7.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 31,584 sh (-39.78%)
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Q1 2014

KOP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 312,092 sh (+120.25%)
David Dreman 114,685 sh (+109.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 53,998 sh (+70.97%)
John Keeley 163,850 sh (+0.15%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 8,593 sh (-13.11%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KOP

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 109.39%0.19%$36.97 - $46 $ 35.87-13%114685
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 70.97%0.01%$36.97 - $46 $ 35.87-13%53998
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -39.78%0.03%$41.87 - $49.87 $ 35.87-21%31584
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -71.66%0.14%$36.49 - $42.76 $ 35.87-9%47921
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 82.37%0.04%$37.67 - $44 $ 35.87-14%53044
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -37.72%0.04%$38.15 - $45.25 $ 35.87-14%29086
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.1%$31.76 - $38.34 $ 35.872%46702
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Reduce -80.68%0.48%$30.7 - $37.04 $ 35.877%150325
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$30.7 - $37.04 $ 35.877%0
David Dreman 2012-06-30 New Buy0.17%$31.43 - $39.92 $ 35.870%208872
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -48.99%0.04%$31.43 - $39.92 $ 35.870%13159
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 59.74%0.03%$32.97 - $40.16 $ 35.872%25799
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.06%$24.13 - $38.76 $ 35.8711%14881
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.60
KOP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. KOP: 23.60 )
KOP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 44.93
Current: 23.6

1.63
44.93
P/B 4.34
KOP's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. KOP: 4.34 )
KOP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.82   Max: 55.07
Current: 4.34

3.82
55.07
P/S 0.52
KOP's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. KOP: 0.52 )
KOP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.52

0.08
0.77
PFCF 44.84
KOP's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.49 vs. KOP: 44.84 )
KOP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 56.23
Current: 44.84

1.43
56.23
EV-to-EBIT 13.65
KOP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. KOP: 13.65 )
KOP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 16.2
Current: 13.65

4.4
16.2
PEG 2.96
KOP's PEG is ranked higher than
80% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.18 vs. KOP: 2.96 )
KOP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.19   Max: 336.75
Current: 2.96

2.19
336.75
Shiller P/E 12.52
KOP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KOP: 12.52 )
KOP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.21   Max: 55.77
Current: 12.52

9.21
55.77
Current Ratio 2.60
KOP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. KOP: 2.60 )
KOP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 2.95
Current: 2.6

1.28
2.95
Quick Ratio 1.53
KOP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. KOP: 1.53 )
KOP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.86
Current: 1.53

0.8
1.86

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.79
KOP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
82% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. KOP: 2.79 )
KOP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 8.68
Current: 2.79

0.47
8.68
Dividend Payout 1.98
KOP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. KOP: 1.98 )
KOP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.98

0.06
2.27
Dividend growth (3y) 4.40
KOP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. KOP: 4.40 )
KOP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 13
Current: 4.4

0
13
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.33
KOP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. KOP: 3.33 )
KOP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 10.31
Current: 3.33

0.56
10.31
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
KOP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. KOP: -0.20 )
KOP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 40.6   Max: -93.1
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 7.78
KOP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. KOP: 7.78 )
KOP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 8.94   Max: 44.17
Current: 7.78

8.94
44.17
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.23
KOP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KOP: 1.23 )
KOP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.23

1.03
1.87
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
KOP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. KOP: 0.99 )
KOP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.35
Current: 0.99

0.19
1.35
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.56
KOP's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KOP: 3.56 )
KOP' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 4.09
Current: 3.56

1.53
4.09
Price/Graham Number 2.79
KOP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. KOP: 2.79 )
KOP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 5.72
Current: 2.79

1.94
5.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.30
KOP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. KOP: 7.30 )
KOP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 22.5
Current: 7.3

6.2
22.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.82
KOP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. KOP: 12.82 )
KOP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.9   Max: 14.5
Current: 12.82

-14.9
14.5

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:KO9.Germany
Koppers Holdings, Inc. was formed in November 2004 by Saratoga Partners III, L.P. and its affiliates. The Company is an integrated global provider of carbon compounds and commercial wood treatment products and services. Its products are used in a variety of niche applications in a range of end-markets, including the aluminum, railroad, specialty chemical, utility, rubber, concrete and steel industries. 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 and Denmark. The Company operates through two business segments: Carbon Materials & Chemicals and Railroad & Utility Products. Through its Carbon Materials & 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. Carbon pitch is a critical raw material used in the production of aluminum and for the production of steel in electric arc furnaces. Naphthalene is used for the production of phthalic anhydride and as a surfactant in the production of concrete. Phthalic anhydride is used in the production of plasticizers, polyester resins and alkyd paints. Creosote is used in the treatment of wood and carbon black feedstock is used in the production of carbon black. Carbon black is used mainly in the production of rubber tires. The Company's Railroad & Utility Products business sells treated and untreated wood products and services mainly to the railroad and public utility markets in the United States 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. Utility products include transmission and distribution poles for electric and telephone utilities and piling used in industrial foundations, beach housing, docks and piers. The R&UP business operates 14 wood treating plants, one co-generation facility and 13 pole distribution yards located throughout the United States and Australia. The Company's R&UP business manufactures its main products and sells them directly to its customers through long-term contracts and purchase orders negotiated by its regional sales personnel and coordinated through the marketing group at corporate headquarters. The market in which the Company operates is competitive as compared to the companies which have greater financial resources and larger capitalization. The Company's operations and properties are subject to federal, state, local and foreign environ
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