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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 0.17
LFRGY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. LFRGY: 0.17 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: N/A
Current: 0.17

Equity to Asset 0.45
LFRGY's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. LFRGY: 0.45 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.45

0.25
0.45
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.22
M-Score: -2.45
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 (%) 10.91
LFRGY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. LFRGY: 10.91 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.01   Max: 21.22
Current: 10.91

11.01
21.22
Net-margin (%) 1.40
LFRGY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.02 vs. LFRGY: 1.40 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 10.84
Current: 1.4

1.11
10.84
ROE (%) 1.19
LFRGY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. LFRGY: 1.19 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 17.92
Current: 1.19

0.95
17.92
ROA (%) 0.51
LFRGY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. LFRGY: 0.51 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 6.57
Current: 0.51

0.41
6.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.17
LFRGY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.31 vs. LFRGY: 11.17 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.46   Max: 37.46
Current: 11.17

9.46
37.46
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -6.00
LFRGY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. LFRGY: -6.00 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.5
Current: -6

0
11.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.80
LFRGY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. LFRGY: -5.80 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 16.9
Current: -5.8

0
16.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.90
LFRGY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. LFRGY: 11.90 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 21.9
Current: 11.9

0
21.9
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 102.50
LFRGY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 32.30 vs. LFRGY: 102.50 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 136.5
Current: 102.5

3.5
136.5
Forward P/E 4.49
LFRGY's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LFRGY: 4.49 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 102.70
LFRGY's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 32.30 vs. LFRGY: 102.70 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.46   Max: 135.39
Current: 102.7

3.46
135.39
P/B 1.10
LFRGY's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. LFRGY: 1.10 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.26
Current: 1.1

0.43
2.26
P/S 1.43
LFRGY's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LFRGY: 1.43 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.51
Current: 1.43

0.36
1.51
PFCF 642.30
LFRGY's PFCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LFRGY: 642.30 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.97   Max: 655.2
Current: 642.3

6.97
655.2
POCF 19.97
LFRGY's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 vs. LFRGY: 19.97 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.19   Max: 20.23
Current: 19.97

2.19
20.23
EV-to-EBIT 20.86
LFRGY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.62 vs. LFRGY: 20.86 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 59.5
Current: 20.86

6.5
59.5
Shiller P/E 32.30
LFRGY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LFRGY: 32.30 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.51   Max: 33.17
Current: 32.3

3.51
33.17
Current Ratio 0.99
LFRGY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. LFRGY: 0.99 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 2.32
Current: 0.99

0.86
2.32
Quick Ratio 0.72
LFRGY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. LFRGY: 0.72 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.85
Current: 0.72

0.59
1.85
Days Inventory 55.84
LFRGY's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 87.77 vs. LFRGY: 55.84 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 33.09   Max: 63.21
Current: 55.84

33.09
63.21
Days Sales Outstanding 45.35
LFRGY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 69.59 vs. LFRGY: 45.35 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 25.73   Max: 76.88
Current: 45.35

25.73
76.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.89
LFRGY's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
54% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. LFRGY: 1.89 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 12.9
Current: 1.89

0.9
12.9
Dividend Payout 1.58
LFRGY's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
64% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. LFRGY: 1.58 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.08
Current: 1.58

0
4.08
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.78
LFRGY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
79% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. LFRGY: 0.78 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 5.3
Current: 0.78

0.37
5.3
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
LFRGY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. LFRGY: -0.40 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -17.8
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.00
LFRGY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. LFRGY: 5.00 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 58.13
Current: 5

1.61
58.13
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
LFRGY's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LFRGY: 1.10 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.13
Current: 1.1

0.38
2.13
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
LFRGY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LFRGY: 1.30 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.84
Current: 1.3

0.21
3.84
Price/Graham Number 3.90
LFRGY's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. LFRGY: 3.90 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 5.07
Current: 3.9

1.31
5.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
LFRGY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. LFRGY: 4.90 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 15.4
Current: 4.9

1.7
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -5.01
LFRGY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. LFRGY: -5.01 )
LFRGY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.5   Max: 101.8
Current: -5.01

-15.5
101.8

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
Compare:HCMLF, JHX, AHCHY, SHW, MLM » details
Traded in other countries:LG.France, 0HAP.UK, CIL.Germany, LGNV.France, LG.Switzerland,
Lafarge SA is a French limited liability company governed by French law and was founded in France in 1833 and was incorporated in 1884 under the name "J. et A. Pavin de Lafarge". The Company provides building materials. It is engaged in producing & selling cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, mostly under the "Lafarge" brand name. Its building products and solutions are used to construct and renovate homes, buildings and infrastructures. At year-end 2013, Company cement production operated, in 56 countries, 113 cement plants and 42 grinding plants, with an annual production capacity of 221 million tons. It also manages cement trading activities. The Company aggregates and concrete are used as raw materials for concrete, masonry, asphalt, and other industrial processes, and as base materials for roads, landfills, and building. As of December 31, 2013, Company had approximately 437 production facilities for aggregates in 23 countries. The Company's Ready-mix concrete had 1,026 concrete plants in 33 countries as of December 31, 2014. The Company also produces asphalt in North America and the United Kingdom, and sells either as a stand-alone product, or in conjunction with contracted paving. The Company operates in Western Europe, North America, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia.
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