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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 0.35
LAYN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. LAYN: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.14 Max: 2.94
Current: 0.35
0.01
2.94
Equity to Asset 0.29
LAYN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LAYN: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.29
0.29
0.66
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.31
M-Score: -3.13
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -5.12
LAYN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. LAYN: -5.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.54  Med: 3.58 Max: 7.68
Current: -5.12
-9.54
7.68
Net-margin (%) -10.83
LAYN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. LAYN: -10.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -16.11  Med: 0.70 Max: 4.29
Current: -10.83
-16.11
4.29
ROE (%) -43.22
LAYN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. LAYN: -43.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -46.81  Med: 1.14 Max: 13.94
Current: -43.22
-46.81
13.94
ROA (%) -14.95
LAYN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. LAYN: -14.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.48  Med: 0.49 Max: 5.99
Current: -14.95
-18.48
5.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -14.14
LAYN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.48 vs. LAYN: -14.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.34  Med: 6.83 Max: 37.09
Current: -14.14
-22.34
37.09
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.80
LAYN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LAYN: -10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.8  Med: -0.10 Max: 28.3
Current: -10.8
-10.8
28.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
LAYN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. LAYN: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -65.3  Med: 7.75 Max: 106.8
Current: 6.2
-65.3
106.8
» LAYN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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)
Mario Gabelli 1,525,550 sh (-6.29%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,204,126 sh (-9.49%)
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Q2 2015

LAYN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Arnold Van Den Berg 2,094,982 sh (-4.95%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.94
LAYN's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LAYN: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LAYN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.18 Max: 3.89
Current: 0.94
0.49
3.89
P/S 0.20
LAYN's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 936 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  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.2
0.11
1.1
POCF 56.93
LAYN's POCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.75 vs. LAYN: 56.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LAYN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.75  Med: 11.50 Max: 69.43
Current: 56.93
2.75
69.43
Current Ratio 1.68
LAYN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LAYN: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.06
Current: 1.68
1.1
2.06
Quick Ratio 1.53
LAYN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. LAYN: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.40 Max: 1.78
Current: 1.53
0.8
1.78
Days Inventory 19.20
LAYN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 25.39 vs. LAYN: 19.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 11.29  Med: 22.29 Max: 53.99
Current: 19.2
11.29
53.99
Days Sales Outstanding 52.61
LAYN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 72.59 vs. LAYN: 52.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 40.33  Med: 62.61 Max: 100.67
Current: 52.61
40.33
100.67

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.02
LAYN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. LAYN: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.42 Max: 6.6
Current: 1.02
0.7
6.6
Price/Median PS Value 0.34
LAYN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. LAYN: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.94
Current: 0.34
0.29
1.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -13.98
LAYN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. LAYN: -13.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAYN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -13.98  Med: 7.00 Max: 28.7
Current: -13.98
-13.98
28.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -23.64
LAYN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 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  Med: 4.60 Max: 38.3
Current: -23.64
-23.5
38.3

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 820 859
EPS($) -0.17 0.48
EPS without NRI($) -0.17 0.48

Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction
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Traded in other countries:LC3.Germany,
Layne Christensen Co was incorporated in Delaware on July 20, 1981. It is a water management, construction and drilling company. It provides responsible solutions for water, mineral and energy. The Company operates in business segments including Water Resources, Inliner, Heavy Civil, Geoconstruction, Mineral Services and Energy Services. The Water Resources segment provides water supply system development and technology, including hydrologic design and construction, source of supply exploration, well and intake construction and well and pump rehabilitation. It also offers water treatment equipment engineering services, providing systems for the treatment of regulated and nuisance contaminants, specifically, iron, manganese, hydrogen sulfide, arsenic, radium, nitrate, perchlorate, and volatile organic compounds. It also drills deep injection wells for industrial (primarily power) and municipal clients. The Inliner segment provides process, sanitary and storm water rehabilitation solutions to municipalities and industrial customers dealing with aging infrastructure needs. It focuses on its proprietary Inliner cured-in-place pipe allowing rehabilitating aging sanitary sewer, storm water and process water infrastructure to provide structural rebuilding as well as infiltration and inflow reduction. The Heavy Civil segment delivers solutions to government agencies and industrial clients by overseeing the design and construction of water and wastewater treatment plants and pipeline installation. In addition, Heavy Civil builds radial collector wells (Ranney Method), surface water intakes, pumping stations, hard rock tunnels and marine construction services all in support of the water infrastructure. It also designs and constructs biogas facilities (anaerobic digesters) for the purpose of generating and capturing methane gas, an emerging renewable energy resource. The Geoconstruction segment provides specialized geotechnical foundation construction services to the heavy civil, industrial, commercial and private construction markets. It provides services related to the foundation systems for dams/levees, tunnel shafts, utility systems, subways or transportation systems, commercial building and port facilities. Its services offered include jet grouting, structural diaphragm and slurry cutoff walls, cement and chemical grouting, drilled piles, ground improvement and earth retention systems. The Energy Services segment provides a closed loop water management solution to energy companies involved in hydraulic fracturing focusing in the water-stressed Permian Basin of West Texas, an oil provenance. The Mineral Services segment provides aboveground drilling activities, including all phases of core drilling, reverse circulation, dual tube, hammer and rotary air-blast methods. The service offerings include both exploratory ('greenfield') and definition ('brownfield') drilling. The Company operates throughout North America, as well as Africa, Aust
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