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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 : 8/10

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Cash to Debt 0.27
LNXSF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. LNXSF: 0.27 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.26   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.27

Equity to Asset 0.32
LNXSF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. LNXSF: 0.32 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.32

0.27
0.33
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.82
M-Score: -3.61
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 0.22
LNXSF's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. LNXSF: 0.22 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -20.54   Max: 8.88
Current: 0.22

-20.54
8.88
Net-margin (%) -1.10
LNXSF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. LNXSF: -1.10 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -15.77   Max: 5.77
Current: -1.1

-15.77
5.77
ROE (%) -4.19
LNXSF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. LNXSF: -4.19 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -7.52   Max: 26.39
Current: -4.19

-7.52
26.39
ROA (%) -1.25
LNXSF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. LNXSF: -1.25 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.22   Max: 8.07
Current: -1.25

-2.22
8.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 0.43
LNXSF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.06 vs. LNXSF: 0.43 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.12   Max: 24.13
Current: 0.43

-2.12
24.13
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
LNXSF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. LNXSF: 5.20 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.5   Max: 21.6
Current: 5.2

-9.5
21.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -10.40
LNXSF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. LNXSF: -10.40 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.6   Max: 63.3
Current: -10.4

-11.6
63.3
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Ratios

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P/B 1.48
LNXSF's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. LNXSF: 1.48 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 2.8
Current: 1.48

1.43
2.8
P/S 0.41
LNXSF's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. LNXSF: 0.41 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.33
Current: 0.41

0.35
1.33
PFCF 23.61
LNXSF's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 76.13 vs. LNXSF: 23.61 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.22   Max: 345.47
Current: 23.61

4.22
345.47
EV-to-EBIT 263.99
LNXSF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.46 vs. LNXSF: 263.99 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1404.5   Max: 313.1
Current: 263.99

-1404.5
313.1
Shiller P/E 12.06
LNXSF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 51.79 vs. LNXSF: 12.06 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.65   Max: 17
Current: 12.06

11.65
17
Current Ratio 2.13
LNXSF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. LNXSF: 2.13 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 2.4
Current: 2.13

1.61
2.4
Quick Ratio 1.19
LNXSF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LNXSF: 1.19 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.19

0.96
1.64

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.45
LNXSF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. LNXSF: 1.45 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.02
Current: 1.45

0.59
3.02
Dividend growth (3y) 26.20
LNXSF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. LNXSF: 26.20 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26.2
Current: 26.2

0
26.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.90
LNXSF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. LNXSF: 2.90 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 5.84
Current: 2.9

1.14
5.84

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.71
LNXSF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. LNXSF: 1.71 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 3.2
Current: 1.71

1.74
3.2
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.25
LNXSF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. LNXSF: 1.25 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 1.69
Current: 1.25

1.13
1.69
Price/Median PS Value 0.78
LNXSF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. LNXSF: 0.78 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.95
Current: 0.78

0.68
1.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.40
LNXSF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. LNXSF: 0.40 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 34
Current: 0.4

0.3
34
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.16
LNXSF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. LNXSF: 0.16 )
LNXSF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 41.2
Current: 0.16

0.1
41.2

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:LXS.Germany, 0H7I.UK,
Lanxess AG was established in 2005. The Company is a specialty chemicals company. It develops, manufactures and markets plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. It suppliers of biocides for coatings in the growing Asia-Pacific region. It is structured in the following segments: Performance Polymers, Advanced Intermediates and Performance Chemicals. The Performance Polymers segment manufactures special-purpose rubbers for high-quality rubber products, e.g. for use in vehicles, tires, construction and footwear; engineering plastics, polyamide compounds. The Advanced Intermediates segment manufactures intermediates for the agrochemicals and coatings industries; ; fine chemicals as precursors and intermediates for pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and specialty chemicals; custom manufacturing. The Performance Chemicals segment manufactures material protection products; inorganic pigments for the coloring of concrete, emulsion paints and other coatings; finishing agents for the leather industry; rubber chemicals; reverse osmosis membrane elements s and ion exchange resins for water treatment; plastics additives such as flame retardants and plasticizers. The Company serves the following industries in particular: tires, chemicals, automotive, plastics, electronics, agrochemicals, leather and footwear, pharmaceuticals, food, water treatment, construction and furniture.
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