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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
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history
Cash to Debt 2.32
KWR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
83% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. KWR: 2.32 )
KWR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 3.66
Current: 2.32

0.11
3.66
Equity to Asset 0.60
KWR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. KWR: 0.60 )
KWR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.6

0.3
0.6
Interest Coverage 24.38
KWR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.51 vs. KWR: 24.38 )
KWR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 24.38
Current: 24.38

0.86
24.38
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.21
M-Score: -2.40
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 (%) 10.03
KWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. KWR: 10.03 )
KWR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 10.16
Current: 10.03

0.74
10.16
Net-margin (%) 7.39
KWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. KWR: 7.39 )
KWR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.16   Max: 7.72
Current: 7.39

-3.16
7.72
ROE (%) 16.50
KWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.01 vs. KWR: 16.50 )
KWR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.03   Max: 21.11
Current: 16.5

-9.03
21.11
ROA (%) 9.48
KWR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. KWR: 9.48 )
KWR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.33   Max: 10.05
Current: 9.48

-4.33
10.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.45
KWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.79 vs. KWR: 32.45 )
KWR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 32.35
Current: 32.45

2.38
32.35
Revenue Growth (%) 4.90
KWR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. KWR: 4.90 )
KWR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.8   Max: 14.2
Current: 4.9

-3.8
14.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.10
KWR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. KWR: 8.10 )
KWR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.9   Max: 113.8
Current: 8.1

-14.9
113.8
EPS Growth (%) 15.10
KWR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. KWR: 15.10 )
KWR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -51.7   Max: 84.1
Current: 15.1

-51.7
84.1
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

KWR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 2,771 sh (New)
Jim Simons 54,700 sh (+93.97%)
RS Investment Management 677,942 sh (+28.61%)
Joel Greenblatt 35,118 sh (-1.69%)
Mario Gabelli 5,490 sh (-4.36%)
Chuck Royce 1,183,731 sh (-10.05%)
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Q4 2013

KWR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 75,800 sh (+38.57%)
Mario Gabelli 5,490 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
RS Investment Management 656,710 sh (-3.13%)
Chuck Royce 1,092,626 sh (-7.7%)
Joel Greenblatt 32,210 sh (-8.28%)
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Q1 2014

KWR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 132,719 sh (+75.09%)
Mario Gabelli 5,490 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,071,826 sh (-1.9%)
RS Investment Management 636,193 sh (-3.12%)
Joel Greenblatt 23,425 sh (-27.27%)
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Q2 2014

KWR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 4,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 194,694 sh (+46.7%)
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KWR

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -32.33%0.01%$71.72 - $81.08 $ 74.26-2%15852
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -27.27%0.02%$66.71 - $80.31 $ 74.260%23425
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 32.99%0.02%$54.58 - $66.88 $ 74.2620%35722
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 98.3%0.04%$53.86 - $62.8 $ 74.2626%26860
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.04%$45.91 - $53.66 $ 74.2651%13545
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 21.13%$38.18 - $45.8 $ 74.2679%7740
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 New Buy$24.45 - $39.98 $ 74.26113%6390
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0015%$26.04 - $44.38 $ 74.26114%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.10
KWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. KWR: 18.10 )
KWR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.28   Max: 199.54
Current: 18.1

5.28
199.54
P/B 2.80
KWR's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. KWR: 2.80 )
KWR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.39
Current: 2.8

0.46
3.39
P/S 1.40
KWR's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. KWR: 1.40 )
KWR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.47
Current: 1.4

0.1
1.47
PFCF 23.10
KWR's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KWR: 23.10 )
KWR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.48   Max: 159.4
Current: 23.1

3.48
159.4
EV-to-EBIT 12.88
KWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.44 vs. KWR: 12.88 )
KWR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 83
Current: 12.88

6.2
83
PEG 1.15
KWR's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KWR: 1.15 )
KWR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 14.05
Current: 1.15

0.66
14.05
Shiller P/E 22.90
KWR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 56.33 vs. KWR: 22.90 )
KWR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.03   Max: 30.15
Current: 22.9

5.03
30.15
Current Ratio 2.87
KWR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. KWR: 2.87 )
KWR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 2.87
Current: 2.87

1.24
2.87
Quick Ratio 2.21
KWR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KWR: 2.21 )
KWR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 2.21
Current: 2.21

0.91
2.21

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
54% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. KWR: 1.40 )
KWR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 17.86
Current: 1.4

1.22
17.86
Dividend Payout 0.24
KWR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. KWR: 0.24 )
KWR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 7.73
Current: 0.24

0.2
7.73
Dividend growth (3y) 2.10
KWR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. KWR: 2.10 )
KWR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 4.4
Current: 2.1

0.2
4.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.54
KWR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. KWR: 1.54 )
KWR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 19.62
Current: 1.54

1.34
19.62
Share Buyback Rate -5.20
KWR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. KWR: -5.20 )
KWR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.6   Max: -6
Current: -5.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.67
KWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. KWR: 3.67 )
KWR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 4.62
Current: 3.67

1.15
4.62
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.34
KWR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. KWR: 1.34 )
KWR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.34

0.62
2.21
Price/Median PS Value 2.26
KWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. KWR: 2.26 )
KWR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.42
Current: 2.26

0.27
2.42
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.21
KWR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KWR: 1.21 )
KWR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 15.65
Current: 1.21

0.33
15.65
Price/Graham Number 1.67
KWR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. KWR: 1.67 )
KWR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 5.32
Current: 1.67

0.81
5.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
KWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. KWR: 7.70 )
KWR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 16.1
Current: 7.7

1.2
16.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.57
KWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.42 vs. KWR: 17.57 )
KWR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.4   Max: 26.6
Current: 17.57

-2.4
26.6

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:QUC.Germany
Quaker Chemical Corporation develops, produces and markets formulated chemical specialty products for heavy industrial and manufacturing applications, as well as offers and markets chemical management services ("CMS"). The Company's main products and services include: (i) 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); (ii) corrosion preventives (used by steel and metalworking customers to protect metal during manufacture, storage, and shipment); (iii) metal finishing compounds (used to prepare metal surfaces for special treatments such as galvanizing and tin plating and to prepare metal for further processing); (iv) 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); (v) forming compounds (used to facilitate the drawing and extrusion of metal products); (vi) hydraulic fluids (used by steel, metalworking, and other customers to operate hydraulically activated equipment); (vii) technology for the removal of hydrogen sulfide in various industrial applications; (viii) chemical milling maskants for the aerospace industry and temporary and permanent coatings for metal and concrete products; (ix) construction products, such as flexible sealants and protective coatings, for various applications; (x) specialty greases; (xi) die casting lubricants; and (xii) programs to provide chemical management services. 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.

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