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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 : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 0.43
KRO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. KRO: 0.43 )
KRO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.43

Equity to Asset 0.55
KRO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. KRO: 0.55 )
KRO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.55

0.14
0.58
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.67
M-Score: -2.98
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 (%) 7.12
KRO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. KRO: 7.12 )
KRO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.65   Max: 28.12
Current: 7.12

-7.65
28.12
Net-margin (%) 4.99
KRO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. KRO: 4.99 )
KRO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.89   Max: 27.83
Current: 4.99

-5.89
27.83
ROE (%) 8.92
KRO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. KRO: 8.92 )
KRO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.52   Max: 99.68
Current: 8.92

-15.52
99.68
ROA (%) 4.87
KRO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. KRO: 4.87 )
KRO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.6   Max: 25.38
Current: 4.87

-5.6
25.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.47
KRO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.06 vs. KRO: 11.47 )
KRO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -12.36   Max: 64.42
Current: 11.47

-12.36
64.42
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.30
KRO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. KRO: 1.30 )
KRO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.7   Max: 13.5
Current: 1.3

-3.7
13.5
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

KRO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Hussman 7,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,500 sh (New)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q1 2014

KRO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
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Q2 2014

KRO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 15,407 sh (New)
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Q3 2014

KRO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 27,061 sh (+75.64%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KRO

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$14.74 - $19.05 $ 12.77-21%0
John Hussman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$14.62 - $18.58 $ 12.77-19%7500
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.13%$14.56 - $16.89 $ 12.77-19%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.13%$14.54 - $17.68 $ 12.77-21%183841
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.17%$15.65 - $20.23 $ 12.77-30%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -43.98%0.12%$12.67 - $19.63 $ 12.77-16%152223
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 49%0.09%$13.55 - $18.82 $ 12.77-22%271735
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 38.32%0.06%$15.21 - $24.95 $ 12.77-35%182378
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$15.21 - $24.95 $ 12.77-35%0
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Sold Out 1.1%$18.77 - $25.38 $ 12.77-42%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 38.59%0.08%$18.77 - $25.38 $ 12.77-42%131852
John Keeley 2012-03-31 New Buy0.01%$18.77 - $25.38 $ 12.77-42%26000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 520.11%0.18%$15.13 - $23.16 $ 12.77-34%95138
Ken Heebner 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1269%$16.93 - $33.92 $ 12.77-48%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.04%$16.93 - $33.92 $ 12.77-48%15342
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0103%$16.93 - $33.92 $ 12.77-48%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 17.90
KRO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.90 vs. KRO: 17.90 )
KRO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.45   Max: 220.83
Current: 17.9

4.45
220.83
P/B 1.64
KRO's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. KRO: 1.64 )
KRO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 10.16
Current: 1.64

0.81
10.16
P/S 0.90
KRO's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. KRO: 0.90 )
KRO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.09
Current: 0.9

0.2
2.09
PFCF 38.70
KRO's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.88 vs. KRO: 38.70 )
KRO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.38   Max: 1666
Current: 38.7

7.38
1666
EV-to-EBIT 14.32
KRO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. KRO: 14.32 )
KRO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -179   Max: 94.3
Current: 14.32

-179
94.3
Shiller P/E 13.41
KRO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 54.17 vs. KRO: 13.41 )
KRO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.68   Max: 75.07
Current: 13.41

2.68
75.07
Current Ratio 4.25
KRO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. KRO: 4.25 )
KRO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 4.25
Current: 4.25

2.1
4.25
Quick Ratio 2.36
KRO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KRO: 2.36 )
KRO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.49
Current: 2.36

1
2.49

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.70
KRO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. KRO: 4.70 )
KRO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 19.05
Current: 4.7

0.48
19.05
Dividend Payout 0.85
KRO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
57% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. KRO: 0.85 )
KRO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 7.81
Current: 0.85

0.04
7.81
Dividend growth (3y) 68.70
KRO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
98% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. KRO: 68.70 )
KRO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 68.7
Current: 68.7

0
68.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.60
KRO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. KRO: 4.60 )
KRO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 19.05
Current: 4.6

0.48
19.05
Share Buyback Rate -4.80
KRO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. KRO: -4.80 )
KRO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.4   Max: -5.8
Current: -4.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.64
KRO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. KRO: 1.64 )
KRO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 9.47
Current: 1.64

1.16
9.47
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.09
KRO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. KRO: 1.09 )
KRO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 3.51
Current: 1.09

0.52
3.51
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
KRO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. KRO: 0.82 )
KRO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.84
Current: 0.82

0.26
1.84
Price/Graham Number 1.14
KRO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. KRO: 1.14 )
KRO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.87
Current: 1.14

0.61
3.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
KRO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. KRO: 7.00 )
KRO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 30
Current: 7

1.1
30
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 67.38
KRO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
99% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. KRO: 67.38 )
KRO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -29.9   Max: 72.5
Current: 67.38

-29.9
72.5

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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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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