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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.88
KWR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. KWR: 0.88 )
KWR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 3.66
Current: 0.88

0.11
3.66
Equity to Asset 0.56
KWR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. KWR: 0.56 )
KWR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.56

0.3
0.6
Interest Coverage 32.63
KWR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 36.99 vs. KWR: 32.63 )
KWR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 32.63
Current: 32.63

0.86
32.63
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.12
M-Score: -2.53
WACC vs ROIC
11.61%
15.62%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.91
KWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. KWR: 9.91 )
KWR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 10.16
Current: 9.91

0.74
10.16
Net-margin (%) 7.07
KWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. KWR: 7.07 )
KWR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.16   Max: 7.72
Current: 7.07

-3.16
7.72
ROE (%) 15.22
KWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.91 vs. KWR: 15.22 )
KWR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 21.11
Current: 15.22

1.48
21.11
ROA (%) 8.63
KWR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. KWR: 8.63 )
KWR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 10.05
Current: 8.63

0.51
10.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.91
KWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. KWR: 30.91 )
KWR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 52.27
Current: 30.91

2.38
52.27
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.60
KWR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. KWR: 1.60 )
KWR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.8   Max: 14.2
Current: 1.6

-3.8
14.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.40
KWR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. KWR: 5.40 )
KWR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.9   Max: 113.8
Current: 5.4

-14.9
113.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 4.90
KWR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. KWR: 4.90 )
KWR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.7   Max: 84.1
Current: 4.9

-51.7
84.1
» KWR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

KWR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 4,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 194,694 sh (+46.70%)
Chuck Royce 1,095,705 sh (+2.23%)
Mario Gabelli 5,490 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 604,455 sh (-4.99%)
Joel Greenblatt 15,852 sh (-32.33%)
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Q3 2014

KWR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 1,124,805 sh (+2.66%)
Mario Gabelli 5,490 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
RS Investment Management 579,185 sh (-4.18%)
Jim Simons 152,701 sh (-21.57%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,746 sh (-44.83%)
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Q4 2014

KWR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

RS Investment Management 695,944 sh (+20.16%)
RS Investment Management 695,944 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 5,490 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,049,045 sh (-6.74%)
Chuck Royce 1,049,045 sh (-6.74%)
Jim Simons 123,700 sh (-18.99%)
» More
Q1 2015

KWR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

James Barrow 29,855 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,800 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 5,490 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 121,900 sh (-1.46%)
Chuck Royce 1,016,904 sh (-3.06%)
RS Investment Management 338,720 sh (-51.33%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.40
KWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 38.80 vs. KWR: 20.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KWR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.28   Max: 199.54
Current: 20.4

5.28
199.54
Forward P/E 18.25
KWR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KWR: 18.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.70
KWR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 56.10 vs. KWR: 20.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KWR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.26   Max: 197.73
Current: 20.7

5.26
197.73
P/B 3.10
KWR's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KWR: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KWR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.45
Current: 3.1

0.46
3.45
P/S 1.40
KWR's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. KWR: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KWR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.4

0.1
1.59
PFCF 21.00
KWR's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 95.00 vs. KWR: 21.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KWR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.48   Max: 159.4
Current: 21

3.48
159.4
POCF 17.43
KWR's POCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 28.65 vs. KWR: 17.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KWR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 80.56
Current: 17.43

1.97
80.56
EV-to-EBIT 15.20
KWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 42.36 vs. KWR: 15.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KWR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 83
Current: 15.2

6.2
83
PEG 1.62
KWR's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KWR: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KWR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 14.05
Current: 1.62

0.66
14.05
Shiller P/E 23.20
KWR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 271.60 vs. KWR: 23.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KWR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.03   Max: 29.95
Current: 23.2

5.03
29.95
Current Ratio 3.13
KWR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. KWR: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KWR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 3.13
Current: 3.13

1.24
3.13
Quick Ratio 2.42
KWR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. KWR: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KWR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 2.42
Current: 2.42

0.91
2.42
Days Inventory 58.37
KWR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
65% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 76.38 vs. KWR: 58.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KWR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 46.58   Max: 66.56
Current: 58.37

46.58
66.56
Days Sales Outstanding 86.02
KWR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 80.24 vs. KWR: 86.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KWR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 61.94   Max: 90.31
Current: 86.02

61.94
90.31

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.40
KWR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KWR: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KWR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 17.86
Current: 1.4

1.19
17.86
Dividend Payout 0.28
KWR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. KWR: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KWR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 7.73
Current: 0.28

0.2
7.73
Dividend growth (3y) 5.00
KWR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KWR: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
KWR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 5
Current: 5

0.2
5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.64
KWR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KWR: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KWR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 20.91
Current: 1.64

1.39
20.91
Share Buyback Rate -2.20
KWR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KWR: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
KWR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.3   Max: -6
Current: -2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.20
KWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
69% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. KWR: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KWR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 4.62
Current: 5.2

1.15
4.62
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
KWR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 358.30 vs. KWR: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
KWR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.6

0.62
2.21
Price/Median PS Value 2.50
KWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KWR: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KWR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.72
Current: 2.5

0.27
2.72
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.00
KWR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KWR: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
KWR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 15.65
Current: 3

0.33
15.65
Price/Graham Number 2.20
KWR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
57% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. KWR: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
KWR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 5.32
Current: 2.2

0.81
5.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.60
KWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. KWR: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
KWR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 16.1
Current: 6.6

1.2
16.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.52
KWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KWR: 10.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
KWR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.8   Max: 27.5
Current: 10.52

-2.8
27.5

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:QUC.Germany,
Quaker Chemical Corp develops, produces, and markets formulated chemical specialty products and offers chemical management services for heavy industrial and manufacturing applications in its four regions: the North America region, the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the Asia/Pacific region and the South America region. The Company's products and services include: rolling lubricants (used by manufacturers of steel in the hot and cold rolling of steel and by manufacturers of aluminum in the hot rolling of aluminum); corrosion preventives (used by steel and metalworking customers to protect metal during manufacture, storage, and shipment); metal finishing compounds (used to prepare metal surfaces for special treatments such as galvanizing and tin plating and to prepare metal for further processing); machining and grinding compounds (used by metalworking customers in cutting, shaping, and grinding metal parts which require special treatment to enable them to tolerate the manufacturing process, achieve closer tolerance, and improve tool life); forming compounds (used to facilitate the drawing and extrusion of metal products); hydraulic fluids (used by steel, metalworking, and other customers to operate hydraulically activated equipment); chemical milling maskants for the aerospace industry and temporary and permanent coatings for metal and concrete products; construction products, such as flexible sealants and protective coatings, for various applications; specialty greases; die casting lubricants; technology for the removal of hydrogen sulfide in various industrial applications; and programs to provide chemical management services. A significant portion of the Company's sales internationally are made directly through its own employees and its CMS programs with the balance being handled through distributors and agents. The Company uses over 1,000 raw materials, including mineral oils and derivatives, animal fats and derivatives, vegetable oils and derivatives, ethylene derivatives, solvents, surface active agents, chlorinated paraffinic compounds, and a wide variety of other organic and inorganic compounds. The Company complies with Federal, state, and local statutes and regulations relating to occupational health and safety and protection of the environment.
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