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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
KOP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. KOP: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KOP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.14 Max: N/A
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.05
KOP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. KOP: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KOP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.38  Med: 0.08 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.05
-0.38
0.22
Interest Coverage 0.85
KOP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 47.01 vs. KOP: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KOP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 2.27 Max: 4.54
Current: 0.85
0.51
4.54
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.84
M-Score: -2.35
WACC vs ROIC
18.66%
0.15%
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 (%) 2.51
KOP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. KOP: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KOP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.14  Med: 7.50 Max: 9.86
Current: 2.51
2.14
9.86
Net-margin (%) -2.34
KOP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. KOP: -2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KOP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.4  Med: 1.94 Max: 10.11
Current: -2.34
-4.4
10.11
ROE (%) -30.87
KOP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.96 vs. KOP: -30.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KOP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.02  Med: 46.84 Max: 66.57
Current: -30.87
-27.02
66.57
ROA (%) -3.46
KOP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. KOP: -3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KOP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.59  Med: 3.59 Max: 20.75
Current: -3.46
-7.59
20.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.04
KOP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1003 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.79 vs. KOP: 8.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KOP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.11  Med: 27.90 Max: 40.76
Current: 8.04
7.11
40.76
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.60
KOP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. KOP: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KOP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.1  Med: 2.30 Max: 81.9
Current: 2.6
-42.1
81.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -23.00
KOP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. KOP: -23.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KOP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.1  Med: -6.30 Max: 91.2
Current: -23
-40.1
91.2
» KOP's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

KOP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 12,997 sh (+51.25%)
Jim Simons 330,600 sh (+5.93%)
John Keeley Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
David Dreman 112,085 sh (-2.27%)
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Q3 2014

KOP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 113,481 sh (+1.25%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 243,249 sh (-26.42%)
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Q4 2014

KOP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 33,500 sh (New)
David Dreman 119,747 sh (+5.52%)
Jim Simons 107,200 sh (-55.93%)
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Q1 2015

KOP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

James Barrow 21,594 sh (New)
David Dreman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 7.76
KOP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.97 vs. KOP: 7.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 7.51
KOP's P/B is ranked lower than
91% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. KOP: 7.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KOP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.82  Med: 6.77 Max: 55.07
Current: 7.51
3.82
55.07
P/S 0.26
KOP's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. KOP: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KOP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.26
0.08
0.77
POCF 6.17
KOP's POCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.85 vs. KOP: 6.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KOP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 8.55 Max: 20.61
Current: 6.17
0.81
20.61
EV-to-EBIT 30.10
KOP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.51 vs. KOP: 30.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KOP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.4  Med: 9.70 Max: 41.7
Current: 30.1
4.4
41.7
Shiller P/E 14.62
KOP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.89 vs. KOP: 14.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KOP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.21  Med: 13.88 Max: 55.77
Current: 14.62
9.21
55.77
Current Ratio 1.67
KOP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. KOP: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KOP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.28  Med: 2.48 Max: 2.95
Current: 1.67
1.28
2.95
Quick Ratio 0.92
KOP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. KOP: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KOP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.44 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.92
0.8
1.86
Days Inventory 55.91
KOP's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
59% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.59 vs. KOP: 55.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KOP' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 29.54  Med: 55.92 Max: 62.56
Current: 55.91
29.54
62.56
Days Sales Outstanding 42.95
KOP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.66 vs. KOP: 42.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KOP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 29.98  Med: 40.37 Max: 46.81
Current: 42.95
29.98
46.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.46
KOP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. KOP: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KOP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 2.56 Max: 8.68
Current: 2.46
0.47
8.68
Dividend Payout 1.09
KOP's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
90% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. KOP: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KOP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.32 Max: 3.13
Current: 1.09
0.06
3.13
Dividend growth (3y) 4.40
KOP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
51% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. KOP: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
KOP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 13
Current: 4.4
0
13
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.88
KOP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. KOP: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KOP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 3.00 Max: 10.16
Current: 2.88
0.55
10.16
Share Buyback Rate 0.60
KOP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. KOP: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
KOP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 40.6  Med: -0.20 Max: -93.1
Current: 0.6

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.89
KOP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. KOP: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KOP' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.40 Max: 1.99
Current: 0.89
0.86
1.99
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
KOP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. KOP: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KOP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.38
Current: 0.5
0.2
1.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.32
KOP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. KOP: 3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KOP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 10.30 Max: 22.5
Current: 3.32
2.4
22.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 0.62
KOP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. KOP: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KOP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -15.1  Med: 5.30 Max: 15.1
Current: 0.62
-15.1
15.1

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:KO9.Germany,
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.
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