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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 0.37
KRO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. KRO: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KRO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.16 Max: N/A
Current: 0.37
Equity to Asset 0.39
KRO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
70% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. KRO: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KRO' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.39
0.14
0.58
Interest Coverage 2.83
KRO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 26.35 vs. KRO: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KRO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 4.27 Max: 16.71
Current: 2.83
1.12
16.71
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.60
M-Score: -3.76
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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Operating margin (%) 3.49
KRO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. KRO: 3.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KRO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.65  Med: 10.13 Max: 28.12
Current: 3.49
-7.65
28.12
Net-margin (%) -9.29
KRO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. KRO: -9.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KRO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.89  Med: 5.99 Max: 16.52
Current: -9.29
-5.89
16.52
ROE (%) -19.26
KRO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. KRO: -19.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KRO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.52  Med: 13.89 Max: 38.09
Current: -19.26
-15.52
38.09
ROA (%) -8.91
KRO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1037 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. KRO: -8.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KRO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.6  Med: 5.71 Max: 18.18
Current: -8.91
-5.6
18.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.10
KRO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. KRO: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KRO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.08  Med: 16.30 Max: 64.81
Current: 4.1
-13.08
64.81
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.30
KRO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. KRO: -5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KRO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.3  Med: 3.40 Max: 13.5
Current: -5.3
-5.3
13.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -30.60
KRO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. KRO: -30.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KRO' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -27.30 Max: 122
Current: -30.6
0
122
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -32.40
KRO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. KRO: -32.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KRO' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.8  Med: -7.30 Max: 211.1
Current: -32.4
-49.8
211.1
» KRO's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

KRO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 18,060 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 87,368 sh (+35.09%)
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Q2 2015

KRO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

James Barrow 189,963 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 84,081 sh (-3.76%)
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Q3 2015

KRO Guru Trades in Q3 2015

James Barrow 271,501 sh (+42.92%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q4 2015

KRO Guru Trades in Q4 2015

James Barrow 306,720 sh (+12.97%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 19.65
KRO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. KRO: 19.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.13
KRO's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 1263 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. KRO: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KRO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 2.23 Max: 5.38
Current: 1.13
0.81
5.38
P/S 0.40
KRO's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. KRO: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KRO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.09
Current: 0.4
0.2
2.09
PFCF 10.02
KRO's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. KRO: 10.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KRO' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.38  Med: 28.57 Max: 1666
Current: 10.02
7.38
1666
POCF 5.12
KRO's POCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1014 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.17 vs. KRO: 5.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KRO' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.66  Med: 15.35 Max: 271.67
Current: 5.12
3.66
271.67
EV-to-EBIT 20.23
KRO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
70% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. KRO: 20.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KRO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -186.8  Med: 13.55 Max: 89.5
Current: 20.23
-186.8
89.5
EV-to-EBITDA 9.54
KRO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
51% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.24 vs. KRO: 9.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KRO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -199.7  Med: 10.60 Max: 44.9
Current: 9.54
-199.7
44.9
Shiller P/E 9.69
KRO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 24.67 vs. KRO: 9.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KRO' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.27  Med: 15.25 Max: 22.83
Current: 9.69
8.27
22.83
Current Ratio 3.82
KRO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. KRO: 3.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KRO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 2.87 Max: 4.25
Current: 3.82
2.1
4.25
Quick Ratio 1.93
KRO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. KRO: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KRO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1.52 Max: 2.49
Current: 1.93
1
2.49
Days Inventory 122.95
KRO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
84% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.87 vs. KRO: 122.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KRO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 94.29  Med: 113.08 Max: 139.53
Current: 122.95
94.29
139.53
Days Sales Outstanding 55.95
KRO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
55% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 59.63 vs. KRO: 55.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KRO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.22  Med: 50.52 Max: 63.32
Current: 55.95
42.22
63.32
Days Payable 27.03
KRO's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 50.13 vs. KRO: 27.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KRO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.91  Med: 38.60 Max: 69.52
Current: 27.03
27.91
69.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 12.22
KRO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
98% of the 1146 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. KRO: 12.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KRO' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 3.71 Max: 19.01
Current: 12.22
0.48
19.01
Dividend Payout 0.67
KRO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
81% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. KRO: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KRO' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.83 Max: 7.81
Current: 0.67
0.04
7.81
Dividend Growth (3y) 1.40
KRO's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
54% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. KRO: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
KRO' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 68.7
Current: 1.4
0
68.7
Forward Dividend Yield 12.22
KRO's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. KRO: 12.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 12.23
KRO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. KRO: 12.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KRO' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 3.71 Max: 19.01
Current: 12.23
0.48
19.01

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.12
KRO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. KRO: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KRO' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 2.41 Max: 9.47
Current: 1.12
1.16
9.47
Price/Projected FCF 0.51
KRO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. KRO: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KRO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.33 Max: 3.51
Current: 0.51
0.52
3.51
Price/Median PS Value 0.39
KRO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. KRO: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KRO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.99
Current: 0.39
0.28
1.99
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.56
KRO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. KRO: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
KRO' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.29 Max: 1.79
Current: 0.56
0.2
1.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.01
KRO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. KRO: 5.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KRO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 6.70 Max: 30
Current: 5.01
1.1
30
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 64.22
KRO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. KRO: 64.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KRO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.9  Med: 4.10 Max: 72.5
Current: 64.22
-29.9
72.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1435
EPS $ -1.15
Beta2.44
Short Percentage of Float20.39%
52-Week Range $3.94 - 13.85
Shares Outstanding(Mil)115.88

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 1,345 1,349 1,371
EPS($) 0.18 0.19 0.25
EPS without NRI($) 0.18 0.19 0.25

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:K1W.Germany,
Kronos Worldwide Inc is a Delaware Corporation. The Company is a global producer and marketer of value-added titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2). TiO2 is an inorganic pigment used to impart whiteness, brightness and opacity for products such as coatings, plastics, paper, fibers, food, ceramics and cosmetics. The Company owns and operates an ilmenite mine in Norway pursuant to a governmental concession with an unlimited term. It manufactures and sells iron-based chemicals, which are co-products and processed co-products of sulfate and chloride process TiO2 pigment production. These co-product chemicals are marketed through its Ecochem division, and are used mainly as treatment and conditioning agents for industrial effluents and municipal wastewater as well as in the manufacture of iron pigments, cement and agricultural products. The Company manufactures and sells titanium oxychloride and titanyl sulfate, which are side-stream products from the production of TiO2. Titanium oxychloride is used in specialty applications in the formulation of pearlescent pigments, production of electroceramic capacitors for cell phones and other electronic devices. It produces TiO2 in two crystalline forms: rutile and anatase. Rutile TiO2 is manufactured using both a chloride production process and a sulfate production process, whereas anatase TiO2 is only produced using a sulfate production process. Chloride process rutile is preferred for the majority of customer applications. From a technical standpoint, chloride process rutile has a bluer undertone and higher durability than sulfate process rutile. Although many end-use applications could use either form, chloride process rutile is the preferred form for use in coatings and plastics, the two largest end-use markets. Sulfate process anatase represents a much smaller percentage of annual global TiO2 production and is preferred for use in selected paper, ceramics, rubber tires, man-made fibers, food and cosmetics. It currently produces over 40 different TiO2 pigment grades under the Kronos trademark which provide a variety of performance properties to meet customers specific requirements. The Companys major customers include domestic and international paint, plastics and paper manufacturers. The TiO2 industry is highly competitive. It competes mainly on the basis of price, product quality, technical service and the availability of high performance pigment grades. The Companys operations are governed by various environmental laws and regulations.

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