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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.93
LNXSF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. LNXSF: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LNXSF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.93
Equity-to-Asset 0.26
LNXSF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. LNXSF: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LNXSF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.3 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.26
0.26
0.37
Interest Coverage 6.44
LNXSF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
76% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 32.49 vs. LNXSF: 6.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LNXSF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.66  Med: 6.44 Max: 8
Current: 6.44
1.66
8
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 1.86
Beneish M-Score: -2.62
WACC vs ROIC
7.25%
7.25%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 6.03
LNXSF's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
56% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. LNXSF: 6.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LNXSF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.12  Med: 5.08 Max: 8.88
Current: 6.03
-1.12
8.88
Net Margin % 2.49
LNXSF's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
67% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. LNXSF: 2.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LNXSF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.92  Med: 2.29 Max: 5.77
Current: 2.49
-1.92
5.77
ROE % 8.14
LNXSF's ROE % is ranked higher than
50% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. LNXSF: 8.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LNXSF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.56  Med: 7.8 Max: 26.6
Current: 8.14
-7.56
26.6
ROA % 2.35
LNXSF's ROA % is ranked lower than
64% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. LNXSF: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LNXSF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.22  Med: 2.5 Max: 8.07
Current: 2.35
-2.22
8.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 8.98
LNXSF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.99 vs. LNXSF: 8.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LNXSF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3  Med: 8.87 Max: 21.51
Current: 8.98
-3
21.51
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -5.50
LNXSF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
74% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LNXSF: -5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LNXSF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.5  Med: -0.6 Max: 21.6
Current: -5.5
-9.5
21.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 11.40
LNXSF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. LNXSF: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LNXSF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.6  Med: 12.3 Max: 63.2
Current: 11.4
-20.6
63.2
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals  
Compare:OTCPK:BLGA » details
Traded in other countries:LXS.Germany, LXS.Switzerland, 0H7I.UK,
Lanxess AG is a specialty chemicals company. It develops, manufactures and markets plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. It supplies biocides for coatings in the growing Asia-Pacific region.

Lanxess manufactures and sells a variety of chemicals and chemical-based products. The company organizes itself into three segments based on product type. The performance polymers segment, which generates more revenue than any other segment, sells synthetic rubber made for vehicle tires. The advanced intermediates segment sells chemicals used in the production of agricultural products, paints, rubber goods, and fuels. The performance chemicals segment sells chemicals used in water treatment, leather production, and the production of coatings for wood products in the construction industry. Lanxess' customers include the tire manufacturing, automotive, chemicals, agrochemicals, and construction industries. The majority of revenue comes from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 29.29
LNXSF's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.09 vs. LNXSF: 29.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LNXSF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.54  Med: 12.04 Max: 110.6
Current: 29.29
5.54
110.6
Forward PE Ratio 19.38
LNXSF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. LNXSF: 19.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 29.29
LNXSF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
67% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.32 vs. LNXSF: 29.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
LNXSF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.54  Med: 12.04 Max: 110.6
Current: 29.29
5.54
110.6
PB Ratio 2.21
LNXSF's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 1206 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. LNXSF: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LNXSF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 2.01 Max: 2.83
Current: 2.21
1.35
2.83
PS Ratio 0.73
LNXSF's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. LNXSF: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LNXSF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.73
0.35
1.33
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 22.45
LNXSF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
65% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. LNXSF: 22.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LNXSF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.54  Med: 17.67 Max: 359.86
Current: 22.45
6.54
359.86
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 8.16
LNXSF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
58% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. LNXSF: 8.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LNXSF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.85  Med: 5.93 Max: 11.98
Current: 8.16
3.85
11.98
EV-to-EBIT 17.03
LNXSF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.79 vs. LNXSF: 17.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LNXSF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -200.6  Med: 7.4 Max: 46.6
Current: 17.03
-200.6
46.6
EV-to-EBITDA 7.85
LNXSF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
70% of the 1247 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.65 vs. LNXSF: 7.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LNXSF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 5.9 Max: 25.1
Current: 7.85
2.2
25.1
Current Ratio 3.28
LNXSF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. LNXSF: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LNXSF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.89 Max: 3.28
Current: 3.28
1.11
3.28
Quick Ratio 2.41
LNXSF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. LNXSF: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LNXSF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.07 Max: 2.41
Current: 2.41
0.62
2.41
Days Inventory 84.04
LNXSF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
66% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 64.70 vs. LNXSF: 84.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LNXSF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 65.9  Med: 76.19 Max: 87.51
Current: 84.04
65.9
87.51
Days Sales Outstanding 51.58
LNXSF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.95 vs. LNXSF: 51.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LNXSF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.24  Med: 46.66 Max: 52.91
Current: 51.58
40.24
52.91
Days Payable 54.58
LNXSF's Days Payable is ranked higher than
55% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 49.46 vs. LNXSF: 54.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LNXSF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.54  Med: 43.18 Max: 54.58
Current: 54.58
34.54
54.58

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield % 0.99
LNXSF's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
75% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. LNXSF: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
LNXSF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.29 Max: 3.02
Current: 0.99
0.59
3.02
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.29
LNXSF's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. LNXSF: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
LNXSF' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.28 Max: 1.04
Current: 0.29
0.08
1.04
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -15.70
LNXSF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
75% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. LNXSF: -15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
LNXSF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 39.5
Current: -15.7
0
39.5
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.99
LNXSF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
80% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. LNXSF: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.64
LNXSF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
84% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. LNXSF: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
LNXSF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.95
Current: 0.64
0.38
1.95
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.20
LNXSF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. LNXSF: -3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LNXSF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.4  Med: 0 Max: 0.6
Current: -3.2
-4.4
0.6

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.73
LNXSF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
60% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. LNXSF: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LNXSF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.93 Max: 3.23
Current: 2.73
0.97
3.23
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.67
LNXSF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. LNXSF: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LNXSF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.46 Max: 1.92
Current: 1.67
0.36
1.92
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.40
LNXSF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. LNXSF: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LNXSF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.42
Current: 1.4
0.71
1.42
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.89
LNXSF's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. LNXSF: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
LNXSF' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.45 Max: 2.48
Current: 1.89
0.52
2.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.87
LNXSF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 1334 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. LNXSF: 5.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LNXSF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 10.45 Max: 32.9
Current: 5.87
2.1
32.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -6.87
LNXSF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. LNXSF: -6.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LNXSF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.1  Med: 2.6 Max: 33
Current: -6.87
-12.1
33

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $8,497
EPS (TTM) $ 2.35
Beta1.61
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $41.85 - 72.45
Shares Outstanding (Mil)91.52

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 9,208 10,532
EPS ($) 3.39 5.69
EPS without NRI ($) 3.39 5.69
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
23.87%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.80 0.85
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