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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.20
LAYN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. LAYN: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.94
Current: 0.2

0.01
2.94
Equity to Asset 0.33
LAYN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LAYN: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.33

0.33
0.64
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.24
M-Score: -3.02
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -6.61
LAYN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. LAYN: -6.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.54   Max: 7.68
Current: -6.61

-9.54
7.68
Net-margin (%) -13.46
LAYN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. LAYN: -13.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -16.11   Max: 4.29
Current: -13.46

-16.11
4.29
ROE (%) -47.80
LAYN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. LAYN: -47.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -46.81   Max: 13.94
Current: -47.8

-46.81
13.94
ROA (%) -18.02
LAYN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. LAYN: -18.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.48   Max: 5.99
Current: -18.02

-18.48
5.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -19.90
LAYN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 13.16 vs. LAYN: -19.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -23.22   Max: 27.39
Current: -19.9

-23.22
27.39
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.80
LAYN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. LAYN: -10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.8   Max: 28.3
Current: -10.8

-10.8
28.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
LAYN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LAYN: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -65.3   Max: 106.8
Current: 6.2

-65.3
106.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

LAYN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

First Eagle Investment 26,600 sh (+56.47%)
Mario Gabelli 1,942,151 sh (+7.10%)
Chuck Royce 1,835,683 sh (+2.35%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,613,267 sh (-0.70%)
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Q3 2014

LAYN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Keeley 40,000 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 43,700 sh (+64.29%)
Mario Gabelli 1,971,418 sh (+1.51%)
Chuck Royce 1,747,183 sh (-4.82%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,464,000 sh (-5.71%)
Mario Gabelli 1,974,818 sh (-0.27%)
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Q4 2014

LAYN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

First Eagle Investment 78,700 sh (+80.09%)
Mario Gabelli 1,780,518 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,435,284 sh (-1.17%)
Mario Gabelli 1,627,903 sh (-17.42%)
Chuck Royce 1,241,817 sh (-28.92%)
Chuck Royce 1,241,817 sh (-28.92%)
Mario Gabelli 1,780,518 sh (-9.84%)
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Q1 2015

LAYN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 93,369 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,375,604 sh (+10.77%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,976,945 sh (+22.24%)
First Eagle Investment 78,700 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,955,565 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,525,550 sh (-6.29%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,204,126 sh (-9.49%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.00
LAYN's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. LAYN: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LAYN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 3.89
Current: 1

0.49
3.89
P/S 0.20
LAYN's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 1197 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. LAYN: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LAYN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.2

0.11
1.1
Current Ratio 1.58
LAYN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. LAYN: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.58

1.19
1.83
Quick Ratio 1.42
LAYN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. LAYN: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 1.6
Current: 1.42

0.92
1.6
Days Inventory 19.47
LAYN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
59% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 25.80 vs. LAYN: 19.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 11.29   Max: 53.99
Current: 19.47

11.29
53.99
Days Sales Outstanding 49.41
LAYN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 72.67 vs. LAYN: 49.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 40.33   Max: 100.67
Current: 49.41

40.33
100.67

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.00
LAYN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. LAYN: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 6.6
Current: 1

0.7
6.6
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
LAYN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LAYN: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.67
Current: 0.3

0.31
1.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -20.60
LAYN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
94% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. LAYN: -20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -20.6   Max: 28.7
Current: -20.6

-20.6
28.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -23.64
LAYN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
84% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. LAYN: -23.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23.5   Max: 38.3
Current: -23.64

-23.5
38.3

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 834 874
EPS($) -0.48 0.48
EPS without NRI($) -0.48 0.48

Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction
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Traded in other countries:LC3.Germany,
Layne Christensen Co incorporated on July 20, 1981, is a global water management, construction and drilling company. The Company's business segments are Water Resources, Inliner, Heavy Civil, Geoconstruction, Mineral Services and Energy Services. It provides solutions for water, mineral and energy challenges. The Company operates throughout North America, as well as Africa, Australia, Europe, Brazil, and through its affiliates in other South American countries. The Company provides water management solutions for government agencies, commercial water suppliers, industrial facilities, and energy companies. Its teams are responsible for effectively managing water in every phase of its lifecycle—supply, treatment, delivery and maintenance. It engages in the development and deployment of new and water technologies to make these standards possible, and to continue improving on the safety and sustainability of its work. Water Management solutions include: hydrology and scientific studies to define water resources, sourcing, well design and construction, water treatment technologies, industrial treatment, oil and gas services, wastewater treatment technologies, water reuse, water treatment service, treatment plants, Ranney collector wells, pump stations and intake structures, reservoirs, pipelines and sewer pipeline rehabilitation. The Company provides construction solutions for the responsible management of water in any industry or environment. With heavy civil expertise and safety, it designs and construct comprehensive, end-to-end water management systems, as well as individual intakes, reservoirs, pump stations, pipelines and plants tailored to its clients' needs. Its geotechnical capabilities allow it to improve soil conditions and support subterranean structures in underground construction projects where effective water management is critical, such as dams and levees, tunnels, water lines, subways, highways and marine facilities. Construction solutions include: geotechnical construction, tunnels and shafts, marine construction, alternative delivery, pump stations and intake structures, reservoirs, treatment plant construction, pipeline construction, sewer pipeline rehabilitation, renewable energy, anaerobic digestion systems, well design and construction and Ranney collector wells. The Company provides turnkey drilling solutions for water management, mineral exploration and specialty drilling needs. It also drills deep injection wells to facilitate the disposal of treated wastewater. Its mineral exploration teams extract contaminant-free samples that accurately reflect the underlying mineral deposits. Drilling solutions include: reverse circulation drilling, diamond core drilling, large diameter core drilling, hammer drilling, dual wall percussion drilling, flooded reverse circulation drilling, dual rotary casing advance drilling, rotary air blast drilling, mud rotary drilling, directional drilling, specialty drilling, resonant s
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