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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 0.33
LXU's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. LXU: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LXU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.04 Max: N/A
Current: 0.33
Equity to Asset 0.38
LXU's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. LXU: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LXU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.07  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.38
-0.07
0.63
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.60
M-Score: -2.84
WACC vs ROIC
10.23%
2.10%
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 (%) 2.82
LXU's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. LXU: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LXU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.36  Med: 5.15 Max: 16.94
Current: 2.82
-0.36
16.94
Net-margin (%) 0.54
LXU's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. LXU: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LXU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.58  Med: 2.48 Max: 10.41
Current: 0.54
-19.58
10.41
ROE (%) 0.83
LXU's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. LXU: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LXU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -504.11  Med: 16.45 Max: 59.85
Current: 0.83
-504.11
59.85
ROA (%) 0.35
LXU's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. LXU: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LXU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.76  Med: 3.25 Max: 18.84
Current: 0.35
-22.76
18.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.90
LXU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.82 vs. LXU: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LXU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.55  Med: 18.53 Max: 55.62
Current: 2.9
-22.55
55.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.30
LXU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. LXU: -3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LXU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.8  Med: 1.60 Max: 35.7
Current: -3.3
-25.8
35.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -17.20
LXU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. LXU: -17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LXU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.2  Med: 7.85 Max: 25.5
Current: -17.2
-17.2
25.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -38.60
LXU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. LXU: -38.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LXU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.6  Med: 26.10 Max: 97.5
Current: -38.6
-38.6
97.5
» LXU's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2015

LXU Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Murray Stahl 704,399 sh (New)
Jim Simons 36,900 sh (New)
Richard Snow 65,310 sh (+19.73%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 166,790 sh (-36.98%)
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Q2 2015

LXU Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 102,300 sh (+177.24%)
Richard Snow 105,040 sh (+60.83%)
Murray Stahl 936,724 sh (+32.98%)
Third Avenue Management 166,790 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 151.31
LXU's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
95% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. LXU: 151.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LXU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.39  Med: 15.47 Max: 272.47
Current: 151.31
4.39
272.47
Forward P/E 8.94
LXU's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.83 vs. LXU: 8.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 146.60
LXU's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
95% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. LXU: 146.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LXU' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.58  Med: 15.46 Max: 269.06
Current: 146.6
4.58
269.06
P/B 1.23
LXU's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. LXU: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LXU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.17  Med: 2.29 Max: 17.56
Current: 1.23
1.17
17.56
P/S 0.77
LXU's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. LXU: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LXU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.72
Current: 0.77
0.19
1.72
POCF 11.08
LXU's POCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. LXU: 11.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LXU' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.8  Med: 11.53 Max: 805
Current: 11.08
2.8
805
EV-to-EBIT 42.29
LXU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
84% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.34 vs. LXU: 42.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LXU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 11.75 Max: 96.4
Current: 42.29
3.4
96.4
PEG 15.11
LXU's PEG is ranked lower than
90% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. LXU: 15.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LXU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.98 Max: 960.93
Current: 15.11
0.16
960.93
Shiller P/E 12.77
LXU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.52 vs. LXU: 12.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LXU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.2  Med: 19.92 Max: 559.5
Current: 12.77
8.2
559.5
Current Ratio 1.95
LXU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. LXU: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LXU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 2.15 Max: 4.06
Current: 1.95
0.7
4.06
Quick Ratio 1.66
LXU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. LXU: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LXU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.24 Max: 3.37
Current: 1.66
0.49
3.37
Days Inventory 42.30
LXU's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
71% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.39 vs. LXU: 42.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LXU' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 32.68  Med: 44.72 Max: 101.84
Current: 42.3
32.68
101.84
Days Sales Outstanding 41.73
LXU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.83 vs. LXU: 41.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LXU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.56  Med: 44.94 Max: 64.7
Current: 41.73
34.56
64.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.24
LXU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. LXU: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LXU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 2.13 Max: 14.85
Current: 1.24
0.52
14.85
Price/Median PS Value 0.95
LXU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. LXU: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LXU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.40 Max: 1.77
Current: 0.95
0.04
1.77
Price/Graham Number 2.71
LXU's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
81% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LXU: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LXU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.57 Max: 7.39
Current: 2.71
0.64
7.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.37
LXU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. LXU: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LXU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1  Med: 8.50 Max: 29.1
Current: 2.37
1
29.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -13.62
LXU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. LXU: -13.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LXU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -17.5  Med: 12.80 Max: 31.9
Current: -13.62
-17.5
31.9

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 763 849
EPS($) 1.11 2.63 3.01
EPS without NRI($) 1.11 2.63 3.01

Business Description

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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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