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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 0.06
KOP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 1435 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. KOP: 0.06 )
KOP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.05
KOP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 1254 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. KOP: 0.05 )
KOP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.38   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.05

-0.38
0.22
Interest Coverage 0.85
KOP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.33 vs. KOP: 0.85 )
KOP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 4.54
Current: 0.85

0.51
4.54
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.73
M-Score: -2.10
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 2.14
KOP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. KOP: 2.14 )
KOP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.14   Max: 9.86
Current: 2.14

2.14
9.86
Net-margin (%) -2.08
KOP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. KOP: -2.08 )
KOP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 10.11
Current: -2.08

-4.4
10.11
ROE (%) -22.24
KOP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.83 vs. KOP: -22.24 )
KOP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.02   Max: 66.57
Current: -22.24

-27.02
66.57
ROA (%) -3.21
KOP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1448 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. KOP: -3.21 )
KOP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.59   Max: 20.75
Current: -3.21

-7.59
20.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.88
KOP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1440 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.64 vs. KOP: 6.88 )
KOP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.11   Max: 40.02
Current: 6.88

7.11
40.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.90
KOP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. KOP: 0.90 )
KOP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.1   Max: 81.9
Current: 0.9

-42.1
81.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -15.10
KOP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. KOP: -15.10 )
KOP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.1   Max: 91.2
Current: -15.1

-40.1
91.2
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2014

KOP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 12,997 sh (+51.25%)
Jim Simons 330,600 sh (+5.93%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Keeley 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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Ratios

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Forward P/E 8.75
KOP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KOP: 8.75 )
N/A
P/B 6.60
KOP's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. KOP: 6.60 )
KOP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.82   Max: 55.07
Current: 6.6

3.82
55.07
P/S 0.30
KOP's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. KOP: 0.30 )
KOP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.3

0.08
0.77
POCF 11.30
KOP's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.44 vs. KOP: 11.30 )
KOP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 20.61
Current: 11.3

0.81
20.61
EV-to-EBIT 36.58
KOP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.17 vs. KOP: 36.58 )
KOP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 41.7
Current: 36.58

4.4
41.7
Shiller P/E 15.80
KOP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KOP: 15.80 )
KOP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.25   Max: 55.77
Current: 15.8

9.25
55.77
Current Ratio 1.85
KOP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. KOP: 1.85 )
KOP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.55   Max: 2.89
Current: 1.85

1.55
2.89
Quick Ratio 1.03
KOP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. KOP: 1.03 )
KOP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.03

0.8
1.73
Days Inventory 55.42
KOP's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
76% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 71.97 vs. KOP: 55.42 )
KOP' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 29.54   Max: 62.56
Current: 55.42

29.54
62.56
Days Sales Outstanding 46.64
KOP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.48 vs. KOP: 46.64 )
KOP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 29.98   Max: 46.81
Current: 46.64

29.98
46.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.27
KOP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. KOP: 3.27 )
KOP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 8.68
Current: 3.27

0.47
8.68
Dividend Payout 1.09
KOP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
60% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. KOP: 1.09 )
KOP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.97
Current: 1.09

0.13
0.97
Dividend growth (3y) 4.40
KOP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 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) 3.75
KOP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. KOP: 3.75 )
KOP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 10.16
Current: 3.75

0.55
10.16
Share Buyback Rate 0.60
KOP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. KOP: 0.60 )
KOP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 40.6   Max: -93.1
Current: 0.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
KOP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KOP: 1.00 )
KOP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 1.56
Current: 1

1.1
1.56
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
KOP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. KOP: 0.60 )
KOP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.6

0.65
1.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.40
KOP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1421 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. KOP: 2.40 )
KOP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 22.5
Current: 2.4

2.4
22.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.17
KOP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. KOP: 5.17 )
KOP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.1   Max: 14.8
Current: 5.17

-15.1
14.8

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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