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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.41
LAYN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 1003 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. LAYN: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LAYN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.24 Max: 2.94
Current: 0.41
0.03
2.94
Equity to Asset 0.26
LAYN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LAYN: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LAYN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.64
Current: 0.26
0.26
0.64
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.19
M-Score: -3.05
WACC vs ROIC
7.56%
-9.96%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -4.05
LAYN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. LAYN: -4.05 )
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: -4.05
-7.08
7.68
Net-margin (%) -6.37
LAYN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. LAYN: -6.37 )
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: -6.37
-14.97
4.29
ROE (%) -29.11
LAYN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.55 vs. LAYN: -29.11 )
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: -29.11
-46.81
13.94
ROA (%) -8.51
LAYN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. LAYN: -8.51 )
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: -8.51
-18.54
5.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -18.00
LAYN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 17.06 vs. LAYN: -18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAYN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.95  Med: -0.49 Max: 26.04
Current: -18
-22.95
26.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -14.40
LAYN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 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 632 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 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: 25.55 Max: 106.7
Current: 65.6
-65.3
106.7
» LAYN's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-06-09)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

LAYN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 218,654 sh (+134.18%)
Chuck Royce 1,429,604 sh (+3.93%)
First Eagle Investment 78,700 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,094,982 sh (-4.95%)
Mario Gabelli 1,415,250 sh (-7.23%)
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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

Arnold Van Den Berg 1,759,633 sh (-2.80%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 1.46
LAYN's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. LAYN: 1.46 )
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: 1.46
0.49
3.89
P/S 0.25
LAYN's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. LAYN: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LAYN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.48 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.25
0.11
1.1
Current Ratio 1.85
LAYN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. LAYN: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LAYN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.19  Med: 1.66 Max: 1.85
Current: 1.85
1.19
1.85
Quick Ratio 1.72
LAYN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. LAYN: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAYN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.39 Max: 1.72
Current: 1.72
0.92
1.72
Days Inventory 14.35
LAYN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 26.49 vs. LAYN: 14.35 )
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: 14.35
11.29
20.87
Days Sales Outstanding 47.66
LAYN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 70.29 vs. LAYN: 47.66 )
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: 47.66
37.47
81.22
Days Payable 42.59
LAYN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
69% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 78.18 vs. LAYN: 42.59 )
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: 42.59
31.24
69.22

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
LAYN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. LAYN: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LAYN' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.24 Max: 4.76
Current: 1.6
0.81
4.76
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
LAYN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LAYN: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LAYN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.8
Current: 0.5
0.29
1.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -13.50
LAYN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. LAYN: -13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAYN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 8.55 Max: 35.7
Current: -13.5
1.7
35.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -25.14
LAYN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.59 vs. LAYN: -25.14 )
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: -25.14
-24.9
37.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $703
EPS $ -2.27
Beta0.28
Short Percentage of Float12.63%
52-Week Range $3.75 - 10.51
Shares Outstanding(Mil)19.80

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 663 695
EPS($) -0.62 0.05
EPS without NRI($) -0.62 0.05

Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction
Compare:SGX:E3B, JSE:GRF, SGX:L03, TSE:1852, XKRX:021320 » details
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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