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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 0.40
LXU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. LXU: 0.40 )
LXU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.4

Equity to Asset 0.40
LXU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. LXU: 0.40 )
LXU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.07   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.4

-0.07
0.63
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.22
M-Score: -2.63
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.94
LXU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. LXU: 16.94 )
LXU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.36   Max: 16.94
Current: 16.94

-0.36
16.94
Net-margin (%) 8.04
LXU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. LXU: 8.04 )
LXU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.58   Max: 10.41
Current: 8.04

-19.58
10.41
ROE (%) 13.55
LXU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. LXU: 13.55 )
LXU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -473.41   Max: 94.21
Current: 13.55

-473.41
94.21
ROA (%) 5.22
LXU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. LXU: 5.22 )
LXU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.76   Max: 18.84
Current: 5.22

-22.76
18.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.62
LXU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.06 vs. LXU: 21.62 )
LXU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 55.68
Current: 21.62

-0.6
55.68
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.20
LXU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. LXU: 3.20 )
LXU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.8   Max: 35.7
Current: 3.2

-25.8
35.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 21.20
LXU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. LXU: 21.20 )
LXU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.6   Max: 25.5
Current: 21.2

-11.6
25.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.70
LXU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LXU: 20.70 )
LXU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.5   Max: 119
Current: 20.7

-38.5
119
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

LXU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Richard Snow 28,675 sh (+90.59%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 1,117,393 sh (-0.29%)
Chuck Royce 137,300 sh (-67.6%)
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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 (-22.3%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LXU

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$36.35 - $41.72 $ 31.56-18%15500
Third Avenue Management 2014-06-30 Reduce -22.3%0.18%$36.44 - $41.92 $ 31.56-18%843645
Richard Snow 2013-12-31 Add 90.59%0.02%$29.58 - $39.66 $ 31.56-6%28675
Richard Snow 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$30.02 - $34.52 $ 31.56-2%15045
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$29.21 - $34.17 $ 31.56-3%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -61.08%0.06%$33.99 - $42.67 $ 31.56-19%17429
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 64.26%0.04%$31.78 - $44.74 $ 31.56-15%44776
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -48.25%0.06%$30.27 - $43.87 $ 31.56-12%27260
Third Avenue Management 2012-06-30 New Buy0.56%$25.77 - $39.44 $ 31.560%764850
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 38.82%0.03%$25.77 - $39.44 $ 31.560%52678
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 22.02%0.02%$29.51 - $40.82 $ 31.56-8%37946
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 49.31%0.04%$25.74 - $40.5 $ 31.560%31099
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 292.68%0.07%$30.63 - $46.42 $ 31.56-18%20828
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.30
LXU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 26.40 vs. LXU: 13.30 )
LXU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.39   Max: 55.87
Current: 13.3

4.39
55.87
P/B 1.70
LXU's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. LXU: 1.70 )
LXU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 15.15
Current: 1.7

1.17
15.15
P/S 1.10
LXU's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. LXU: 1.10 )
LXU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.1

0.19
1.72
EV-to-EBIT 8.37
LXU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.46 vs. LXU: 8.37 )
LXU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 96.4
Current: 8.37

3.4
96.4
PEG 0.61
LXU's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LXU: 0.61 )
LXU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 34.6
Current: 0.61

0.16
34.6
Shiller P/E 15.90
LXU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 51.79 vs. LXU: 15.90 )
LXU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.2   Max: 559.5
Current: 15.9

8.2
559.5
Current Ratio 3.11
LXU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. LXU: 3.11 )
LXU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 4.06
Current: 3.11

0.7
4.06
Quick Ratio 2.51
LXU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LXU: 2.51 )
LXU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 3.37
Current: 2.51

0.49
3.37

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.66
LXU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. LXU: 1.66 )
LXU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 12.87
Current: 1.66

0.52
12.87
Price/DCF (Projected) 23.55
LXU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. LXU: 23.55 )
LXU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 185.6
Current: 23.55

1.02
185.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.46
LXU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. LXU: 1.46 )
LXU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.97
Current: 1.46

0.05
1.97
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
LXU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LXU: 0.60 )
LXU' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 70.89
Current: 0.6

0.22
70.89
Price/Graham Number 0.96
LXU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. LXU: 0.96 )
LXU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 7.08
Current: 0.96

0.64
7.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.90
LXU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. LXU: 11.90 )
LXU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 29.1
Current: 11.9

1
29.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.50
LXU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. LXU: 16.50 )
LXU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.5   Max: 31.9
Current: 16.5

-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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