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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.38
LAYN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. LAYN: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LAYN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.16 Max: 2.94
Current: 0.38
0.01
2.94
Equity to Asset 0.25
LAYN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LAYN: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LAYN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.25
0.25
0.66
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.06
M-Score: -2.88
WACC vs ROIC
8.13%
-8.94%
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -3.75
LAYN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. LAYN: -3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LAYN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.08  Med: -1.52 Max: 7.68
Current: -3.75
-7.08
7.68
Net-margin (%) -7.03
LAYN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. LAYN: -7.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LAYN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.97  Med: -1.63 Max: 4.29
Current: -7.03
-14.97
4.29
ROE (%) -33.09
LAYN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. LAYN: -33.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LAYN' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.81  Med: -4.11 Max: 13.94
Current: -33.09
-46.81
13.94
ROA (%) -9.14
LAYN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. LAYN: -9.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LAYN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.54  Med: -2.17 Max: 5.99
Current: -9.14
-18.54
5.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -19.49
LAYN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1014 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. LAYN: -19.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAYN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.82  Med: -0.49 Max: 26.04
Current: -19.49
-22.82
26.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -14.40
LAYN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. LAYN: -14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAYN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.4  Med: 0.70 Max: 28.3
Current: -14.4
-14.4
28.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 65.60
LAYN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. LAYN: 65.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAYN' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.3  Med: 25.60 Max: 106.8
Current: 65.6
-65.3
106.8
» LAYN's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-09-09)


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

LAYN Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Chuck Royce 1,498,704 sh (+4.83%)
Jim Simons 223,954 sh (+2.42%)
First Eagle Investment 78,700 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,985,513 sh (-5.23%)
Mario Gabelli 1,300,750 sh (-8.09%)
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Q4 2015

LAYN Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 221,400 sh (-1.14%)
Chuck Royce 1,429,304 sh (-4.63%)
Mario Gabelli 1,210,100 sh (-6.97%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,810,288 sh (-8.83%)
First Eagle Investment 65,200 sh (-17.15%)
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Q1 2016

LAYN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Charles Brandes 28,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 293,800 sh (+32.70%)
First Eagle Investment 65,200 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,402,304 sh (-1.89%)
Mario Gabelli 1,186,000 sh (-1.99%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,759,633 sh (-2.80%)
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Q2 2016

LAYN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Arnold Van Den Berg 1,716,137 sh (-2.47%)
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Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction
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Traded in other countries:LC3.Germany,
Layne Christensen Co is a water management, construction and drilling company. It provides solutions for water, mineral and energy challenges.

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's operating business segments are Water Resources, Inliner, Heavy Civil and Mineral 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 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 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, Australia, Europe, Brazil, and through its affiliates in other South American countries. The Company's customers include government agencies, investor-owned water utilities, industrial companies, mining companies, consulting and engineering firms, heavy civil construction contractors, oil and gas companies and agribusinesses. The Company's business is subject to a number of complex federal, state, local and foreign laws.

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Ratios

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history
P/B 1.32
LAYN's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. LAYN: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LAYN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.13 Max: 3.89
Current: 1.32
0.49
3.89
P/S 0.24
LAYN's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. LAYN: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LAYN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.46 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.24
0.11
1.1
EV-to-EBIT -6.93
LAYN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LAYN: -6.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LAYN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -169.4  Med: 6.80 Max: 57.2
Current: -6.93
-169.4
57.2
EV-to-EBITDA -44.80
LAYN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.49 vs. LAYN: -44.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LAYN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -413.3  Med: 6.80 Max: 75.5
Current: -44.8
-413.3
75.5
Current Ratio 1.82
LAYN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. LAYN: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LAYN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 1.69 Max: 2.06
Current: 1.82
1.1
2.06
Quick Ratio 1.69
LAYN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. LAYN: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAYN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.42 Max: 1.78
Current: 1.69
0.8
1.78
Days Inventory 14.04
LAYN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 26.30 vs. LAYN: 14.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LAYN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.29  Med: 14.51 Max: 20.87
Current: 14.04
11.29
20.87
Days Sales Outstanding 49.56
LAYN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 70.44 vs. LAYN: 49.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LAYN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.47  Med: 52.40 Max: 81.22
Current: 49.56
37.47
81.22
Days Payable 45.41
LAYN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 74.42 vs. LAYN: 45.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LAYN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.24  Med: 43.54 Max: 69.22
Current: 45.41
31.24
69.22

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.32
LAYN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. LAYN: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LAYN' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.38 Max: 6.79
Current: 1.32
0.7
6.79
Price/Median PS Value 0.53
LAYN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LAYN: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LAYN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.00 Max: 2.34
Current: 0.53
0.32
2.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -14.40
LAYN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. LAYN: -14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAYN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 8.60 Max: 35.7
Current: -14.4
1.7
35.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -25.18
LAYN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.96 vs. LAYN: -25.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LAYN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.9  Med: 5.10 Max: 37.2
Current: -25.18
-24.9
37.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $668.5
EPS (TTM) $ -2.39
Beta0.42
Short Percentage of Float25.72%
52-Week Range $3.75 - 9.32
Shares Outstanding (Mil)19.80

Analyst Estimate


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Revenue (Mil $) 667 695
EPS ($) -0.68 0.05
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.68 0.05
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
8.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Gabelli Speculates on Buffett’s Next Elephant Apr 30 2016 
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: Layne Christensen, PacWest Bancorp, Kingsway Financial Services Oct 24 2015 
Jean-Marie Eveillard and Arnold Van Den Berg Raise Stakes in Small-Cap Stocks Mar 24 2015 
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5-year lows: Layne Christensen Co, Hansen Medical Inc, API Technologies Corp, and Female Health Co. Jul 27 2014 
Gabelli and Robbins Report Real Time Buys Jul 16 2014 
Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: FMS, SNOW, KMDA, LAYN Jun 16 2014 

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Layne Christensen Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results Jun 06 2016
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