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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 0.45
LAYN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. LAYN: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LAYN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.19 Max: 2.94
Current: 0.45
0.03
2.94
Equity to Asset 0.24
LAYN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. LAYN: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LAYN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.24
0.24
0.66
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.24
M-Score: -3.09
WACC vs ROIC
9.33%
-6.71%
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 : 4/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -2.05
LAYN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. LAYN: -2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LAYN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.85  Med: 1.36 Max: 7.68
Current: -2.05
-6.85
7.68
Net-margin (%) -5.66
LAYN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. LAYN: -5.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LAYN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.66  Med: -1.73 Max: 4.29
Current: -5.66
-16.66
4.29
ROE (%) -28.46
LAYN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. LAYN: -28.46 )
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: -28.46
-46.81
13.94
ROA (%) -7.34
LAYN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. LAYN: -7.34 )
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: -7.34
-18.54
5.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -6.67
LAYN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 16.89 vs. LAYN: -6.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAYN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.04  Med: -1.39 Max: 26.04
Current: -6.67
-21.04
26.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -12.70
LAYN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. LAYN: -12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAYN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.6  Med: -0.6 Max: 28.3
Current: -12.7
-13.6
28.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 59.50
LAYN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. LAYN: 59.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAYN' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.3  Med: 25.6 Max: 106.8
Current: 59.5
-65.3
106.8
GuruFocus has detected 6 Warning Signs with Layne Christensen Co $LAYN.
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Guru Trades

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

Jim Simons 487,154 sh (+65.81%)
Chuck Royce 1,523,712 sh (+8.66%)
Mario Gabelli 1,257,700 sh (+6.05%)
First Eagle Investment 65,200 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes 28,000 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,716,137 sh (-2.47%)
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Q3 2016

LAYN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 546,200 sh (+12.12%)
Chuck Royce 1,682,029 sh (+10.39%)
Charles Brandes 28,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 65,200 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,695,477 sh (-1.20%)
Mario Gabelli 1,220,700 sh (-2.94%)
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Q4 2016

LAYN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Arnold Van Den Berg 1,645,247 sh (-2.96%)
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Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction    NAICS: 238310    SIC: 1799
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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.

Ratios

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P/B 1.83
LAYN's P/B is ranked lower than
67% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. LAYN: 1.83 )
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: 1.83
0.49
3.89
P/S 0.33
LAYN's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. LAYN: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LAYN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.44 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.33
0.11
1.11
POCF 15.69
LAYN's POCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.79 vs. LAYN: 15.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LAYN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.75  Med: 10.29 Max: 359.62
Current: 15.69
2.75
359.62
EV-to-EBITDA 18.46
LAYN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
77% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.47 vs. LAYN: 18.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LAYN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -413.1  Med: 6.85 Max: 75.5
Current: 18.46
-413.1
75.5
Current Ratio 1.88
LAYN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. LAYN: 1.88 )
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: 1.88
1.1
2.06
Quick Ratio 1.74
LAYN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. LAYN: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAYN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.43 Max: 1.78
Current: 1.74
0.8
1.78
Days Inventory 14.40
LAYN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 27.08 vs. LAYN: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LAYN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.29  Med: 14.61 Max: 23.03
Current: 14.4
11.29
23.03
Days Sales Outstanding 49.77
LAYN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 68.53 vs. LAYN: 49.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LAYN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.7  Med: 53.04 Max: 82.27
Current: 49.77
41.7
82.27
Days Payable 47.23
LAYN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 82.36 vs. LAYN: 47.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LAYN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.47  Med: 45.32 Max: 69.81
Current: 47.23
34.47
69.81

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.20
LAYN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. LAYN: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LAYN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.9  Med: -2.2 Max: -0.2
Current: -2.2
-14.9
-0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.82
LAYN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. LAYN: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LAYN' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.37 Max: 6.79
Current: 1.82
0.7
6.79
Price/Median PS Value 0.75
LAYN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LAYN: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LAYN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.45
Current: 0.75
0.33
2.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -4.05
LAYN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. LAYN: -4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAYN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.05  Med: 8.8 Max: 35.7
Current: -4.05
-4.05
35.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -24.90
LAYN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. LAYN: -24.90 )
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: 1 Max: 37
Current: -24.9
-24.9
37

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $631.6
EPS (TTM) $ -1.81
Beta0.69
Short Percentage of Float24.59%
52-Week Range $4.30 - 11.42
Shares Outstanding (Mil)19.80

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18 Jan19
Revenue (Mil $) 625 678 725
EPS ($) -1.09 0.05 0.75
EPS w/o NRI ($) -1.09 0.05 0.75
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
8.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)

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