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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.43
LXU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LXU: 0.43 )
LXU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.43

0.01
1.59
Equity to Asset 0.38
LXU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. LXU: 0.38 )
LXU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.07   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.38

-0.07
0.62
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.19
M-Score: -2.83
WACC vs ROIC
13.91%
4.67%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.28
LXU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. LXU: 7.28 )
LXU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.36   Max: 16.94
Current: 7.28

-0.36
16.94
Net-margin (%) 2.68
LXU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. LXU: 2.68 )
LXU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.58   Max: 10.41
Current: 2.68

-19.58
10.41
ROE (%) 4.59
LXU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.84 vs. LXU: 4.59 )
LXU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -473.41   Max: 94.21
Current: 4.59

-473.41
94.21
ROA (%) 1.78
LXU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. LXU: 1.78 )
LXU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.76   Max: 18.84
Current: 1.78

-22.76
18.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.89
LXU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1418 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.49 vs. LXU: 8.89 )
LXU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 55.68
Current: 8.89

-0.6
55.68
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.30
LXU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1156 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. LXU: -3.30 )
LXU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.8   Max: 35.7
Current: -3.3

-25.8
35.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -17.20
LXU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1054 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LXU: -17.20 )
LXU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.2   Max: 25.5
Current: -17.2

-17.2
25.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -38.60
LXU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LXU: -38.60 )
LXU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.6   Max: 97.5
Current: -38.6

-38.6
97.5
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LXU Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Richard Snow 30,005 sh (+4.64%)
Third Avenue Management 1,085,738 sh (-2.83%)
Chuck Royce 111,800 sh (-18.57%)
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Q2 2014

LXU Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce Sold Out
Richard Snow 29,350 sh (-2.18%)
Third Avenue Management 843,645 sh (-22.30%)
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Q3 2014

LXU Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 15,500 sh (New)
Richard Snow 31,850 sh (+8.52%)
Third Avenue Management 843,645 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

LXU Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Burbank 30,500 sh (+96.77%)
Richard Snow 54,550 sh (+71.27%)
Third Avenue Management 264,649 sh (-68.63%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 54.50
LXU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.30 vs. LXU: 54.50 )
LXU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.39   Max: 55.87
Current: 54.5

4.39
55.87
Forward P/E 16.37
LXU's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LXU: 16.37 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 52.60
LXU's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.40 vs. LXU: 52.60 )
LXU' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.58   Max: 52.59
Current: 52.6

4.58
52.59
P/B 2.20
LXU's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. LXU: 2.20 )
LXU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 15.15
Current: 2.2

1.17
15.15
P/S 1.44
LXU's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. LXU: 1.44 )
LXU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.44

0.19
1.72
POCF 15.16
LXU's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. LXU: 15.16 )
LXU' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 805
Current: 15.16

2.8
805
EV-to-EBIT 23.17
LXU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.92 vs. LXU: 23.17 )
LXU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 96.4
Current: 23.17

3.4
96.4
PEG 5.42
LXU's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LXU: 5.42 )
LXU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 34.6
Current: 5.42

0.16
34.6
Shiller P/E 22.80
LXU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LXU: 22.80 )
LXU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.2   Max: 559.5
Current: 22.8

8.2
559.5
Current Ratio 2.70
LXU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. LXU: 2.70 )
LXU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 3.38
Current: 2.7

0.9
3.38
Quick Ratio 2.23
LXU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. LXU: 2.23 )
LXU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 2.5
Current: 2.23

0.58
2.5
Days Inventory 44.89
LXU's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 75.19 vs. LXU: 44.89 )
LXU' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 32.68   Max: 101.84
Current: 44.89

32.68
101.84
Days Sales Outstanding 43.89
LXU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.26 vs. LXU: 43.89 )
LXU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.56   Max: 64.7
Current: 43.89

34.56
64.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.40
LXU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. LXU: 2.40 )
LXU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 12.87
Current: 2.4

0.52
12.87
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
LXU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LXU: 1.90 )
LXU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.9

0.08
1.83
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.20
LXU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LXU: 3.20 )
LXU' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 70.89
Current: 3.2

0.22
70.89
Price/Graham Number 2.30
LXU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. LXU: 2.30 )
LXU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 6.12
Current: 2.3

0.64
6.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.20
LXU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. LXU: 4.20 )
LXU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 29.1
Current: 4.2

1
29.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.10
LXU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.02 vs. LXU: 12.10 )
LXU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.5   Max: 31.9
Current: 12.1

-17.5
31.9

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LSB Industries Inc was formed in 1968 as an Oklahoma corporation and became a Delaware corporation in 1977. It is a diversified holding company involved in manufacturing and marketing operations through its subsidiaries. The Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries own and operate under two segments; Chemical Business and Climate Control Business. Chemical Business manufactures and sells nitrogen-based chemical products produced from four facilities located in El Dorado, Arkansas; Cherokee, Alabama; Pryor, Oklahoma; and Baytown, Texas for the agricultural, industrial, and mining markets. Its products include high purity and commercial grade anhydrous ammonia for industrial and agricultural applications, industrial and fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate, urea ammonium nitrate, sulfuric acids, nitric acids in various concentrations, nitrogen solutions, diesel exhaust fluid and various other products. Climate Control Business manufactures and sells various heating, ventilation and air conditioning products in the niche markets the Company serve consisting of geothermal and water source heat pumps, hydronic fan coils, large custom air handlers, modular geothermal and other chillers and other related products used to control the environment in commercial/institutional and residential new building construction, renovation of existing buildings and replacement of existing systems. Its Climate Control Business manufactures and distributes its products from seven facilities located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Its customers include Orica and Carrier Corporation. The Companys Chemical Business competes with several chemical companies in the markets, such as Agrium, CF Industries, Coffeyville Resources, Dyno Nobel, Koch, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, and Yara International. Its Chemical Business is subject to extensive federal, state and local environmental laws, rules and regulations.
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