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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 0.20
LAYN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. LAYN: 0.20 )
LAYN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.2

Equity to Asset 0.36
LAYN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. LAYN: 0.36 )
LAYN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.36

0.29
0.66
F-Score: 1
Z-Score: 1.15
M-Score: -3.18
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
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history
Operating margin (%) -5.37
LAYN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. LAYN: -5.37 )
LAYN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.98   Max: 7.68
Current: -5.37

-6.98
7.68
Net-margin (%) -14.06
LAYN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. LAYN: -14.06 )
LAYN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.97   Max: 4.29
Current: -14.06

-14.97
4.29
ROE (%) -40.71
LAYN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.33 vs. LAYN: -40.71 )
LAYN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -36.64   Max: 13.94
Current: -40.71

-36.64
13.94
ROA (%) -17.07
LAYN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. LAYN: -17.07 )
LAYN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17.64   Max: 5.99
Current: -17.07

-17.64
5.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -13.23
LAYN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. LAYN: -13.23 )
LAYN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -21.87   Max: 23.39
Current: -13.23

-21.87
23.39
Revenue Growth (%) -5.80
LAYN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. LAYN: -5.80 )
LAYN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.4   Max: 28.3
Current: -5.8

-6.4
28.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

LAYN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 11,500 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,433 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,625,610 sh (+34.76%)
Chuck Royce 1,645,115 sh (+17.21%)
Mario Gabelli 1,877,441 sh (+6.35%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2014

LAYN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 17,000 sh (+598.73%)
Chuck Royce 1,793,615 sh (+9.03%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,631,766 sh (+0.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,813,397 sh (-3.41%)
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Q2 2014

LAYN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 26,600 sh (+56.47%)
Mario Gabelli 1,942,151 sh (+7.1%)
Chuck Royce 1,835,683 sh (+2.35%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,613,267 sh (-0.7%)
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Q3 2014

LAYN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Keeley 40,000 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 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%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LAYN

(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
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-09-30 Reduce -5.71%0.17%$10.17 - $13.8 $ 7.55-33%2464000
John Keeley 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$10.17 - $13.8 $ 7.55-33%40000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 Add 64.29%$10.17 - $13.8 $ 7.55-33%43700
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Add 56.47%$12.79 - $18.71 $ 7.55-52%26600
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 598.73%$15.92 - $18.79 $ 7.55-57%17000
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 Add 34.76%1.08%$14.35 - $20.52 $ 7.55-57%2625610
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 New Buy$14.35 - $20.52 $ 7.55-57%2433
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-06-30 Add 199.51%2.6%$17.84 - $22.32 $ 7.55-63%1941920
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-09-30 Add 862.2%1.34%$18.09 - $22.13 $ 7.55-63%672386
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.3%$18.09 - $22.13 $ 7.55-63%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 24.82%0.04%$18.09 - $22.13 $ 7.55-63%1352000
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-06-30 New Buy0.14%$18.55 - $22.67 $ 7.55-62%69880
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Reduce -25.73%0.1%$18.55 - $22.78 $ 7.55-62%652500
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 68.4%0.07%$18.55 - $22.78 $ 7.55-62%1083160
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 24.07%0.02%$21.32 - $26.7 $ 7.55-67%643200
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Ratios

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P/B 0.70
LAYN's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. LAYN: 0.70 )
LAYN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.89
Current: 0.7

0.5
3.89
P/S 0.20
LAYN's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. LAYN: 0.20 )
LAYN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.2

0.15
1.1
EV-to-EBIT -6.01
LAYN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.07 vs. LAYN: -6.01 )
LAYN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -35.9   Max: 134.4
Current: -6.01

-35.9
134.4
Current Ratio 1.53
LAYN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. LAYN: 1.53 )
LAYN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 2.06
Current: 1.53

1.1
2.06
Quick Ratio 1.32
LAYN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. LAYN: 1.32 )
LAYN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.78
Current: 1.32

0.8
1.78

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.80
LAYN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
84% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. LAYN: 0.80 )
LAYN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 6.6
Current: 0.8

0.7
6.6
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.50
LAYN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. LAYN: 3.50 )
LAYN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 8.49
Current: 3.5

0.98
8.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
LAYN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LAYN: 0.30 )
LAYN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.84
Current: 0.3

0.29
1.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -16.30
LAYN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1130 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. LAYN: -16.30 )
LAYN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -16.3   Max: 29.5
Current: -16.3

-16.3
29.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -7.24
LAYN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
57% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. LAYN: -7.24 )
LAYN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23.5   Max: 39.5
Current: -7.24

-23.5
39.5

Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction
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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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