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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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Cash to Debt 0.23
MCP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 2385 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 170.11 vs. MCP: 0.23 )
MCP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.19   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.23

Equity to Asset 0.45
MCP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. MCP: 0.45 )
MCP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.45

0.41
0.93
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -0.16
M-Score: -3.76
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -64.34
MCP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MCP: -64.34 )
MCP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -402.85   Max: 38.52
Current: -64.34

-402.85
38.52
Net-margin (%) -67.53
MCP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.09 vs. MCP: -67.53 )
MCP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -403.03   Max: 29.62
Current: -67.53

-403.03
29.62
ROE (%) -27.78
MCP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2284 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.18 vs. MCP: -27.78 )
MCP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -39.57   Max: 13.9
Current: -27.78

-39.57
13.9
ROA (%) -12.45
MCP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2359 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.69 vs. MCP: -12.45 )
MCP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -29.27   Max: 9.36
Current: -12.45

-29.27
9.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -18.89
MCP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.19 vs. MCP: -18.89 )
MCP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -44.49   Max: 25.28
Current: -18.89

-44.49
25.28
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

MCP Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 1,902,500 sh (+21.88%)
Mario Gabelli 120,300 sh (+4.34%)
Chris Davis 232,150 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 2,864,700 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen 13,024 sh (-64.87%)
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Q3 2013

MCP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

George Soros 2,200,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,073,700 sh (+9%)
John Griffin 2,864,700 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 105,300 sh (-12.47%)
Chris Davis 199,750 sh (-13.96%)
Steven Cohen 5,578 sh (-57.17%)
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Q4 2013

MCP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 46,990 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,015,893 sh (New)
John Keeley 40,200 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 56,560 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 70,384 sh (+1161.81%)
Mario Gabelli 106,300 sh (+0.95%)
John Griffin 2,864,700 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,847,400 sh (-10.91%)
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Q1 2014

MCP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 56,560 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MCP

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.16%$4.53 - $7.36 $ 4.77-9%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 New Buy0.03%$4.53 - $7.36 $ 4.77-9%56560
John Keeley 2013-12-31 New Buy$4.53 - $7.36 $ 4.77-9%40200
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.16%$5.71 - $7.91 $ 4.77-29%2200000
John Griffin 2012-12-31 New Buy0.38%$6.06 - $11.62 $ 4.77-50%2864700
George Soros 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$6.06 - $11.62 $ 4.77-50%0
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$6.06 - $11.62 $ 4.77-50%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Reduce -22.06%$6.06 - $11.62 $ 4.77-50%97300
John Griffin 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.71%$9.61 - $22.21 $ 4.77-68%0
George Soros 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$9.61 - $22.21 $ 4.77-68%80000
John Burbank 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$9.61 - $22.21 $ 4.77-68%45143
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$9.61 - $22.21 $ 4.77-68%0
John Griffin 2012-06-30 New Buy0.71%$19.29 - $35.21 $ 4.77-81%2170000
Ron Baron 2012-03-31 Reduce -69.36%0.02%$24.55 - $34.26 $ 4.77-82%50412
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 Reduce -94.23%0.62%$23.46 - $42.29 $ 4.77-86%164541
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 Reduce -48.3%0.83%$48.02 - $77.54 $ 4.77-92%2735161
Ron Baron 2011-03-31 Add 15.59%0.23%$42.56 - $61.8 $ 4.77-90%5290291
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -46.99%0.05%$42.56 - $61.8 $ 4.77-90%133000
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Preferred stocks of Molycorp, Inc.

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MCPPRA0.0049.89Molycorp --- 5 1/2 % Mandatory Conv Pfd Shs Series -A-

Guru Investment Theses on Molycorp, Inc.

Baron Funds Comments on Molycorp - Aug 24, 2012

From Baron Funds' second quarter commentary:

Molycorp, Inc. (MCP) is the owner of the largest rare earth deposit outside of China. As rare earth prices have continued to trend lower, so has Molycorp's stock. Along with many other commodity-linked companies, Molycorp declined significantly in the second quarter.With Molycorp's recent acquisition of Neo Material Technology, the company is positioned to be the low-cost, most technically capable, vertically integrated global provider.We believe this is not reflected in the current value of the stock. (David Goldsmith)
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Ratios

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P/B 0.90
MCP's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 2285 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. MCP: 0.90 )
MCP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 9.98
Current: 0.9

0.53
9.98
P/S 1.50
MCP's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 1314 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. MCP: 1.50 )
MCP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 131.52
Current: 1.5

1.08
131.52
EV-to-EBIT 125.00
MCP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
74% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. MCP: 125.00 )
MCP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.4   Max: 246.3
Current: 125

8.4
246.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.50
MCP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 2223 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MCP: 1.50 )
MCP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 9.17
Current: 1.5

1.71
9.17
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
MCP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 1191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. MCP: 0.40 )
MCP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 26.26
Current: 0.4

0.45
26.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.80
MCP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. MCP: 0.80 )
MCP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 11.9
Current: 0.8

0.4
11.9

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
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Traded in other countries:9MO.Germany
Molycorp, Inc., was formed on March 4, 2010 as a new Delaware corporation. The Company is a rare earth company, and the only one that operates a vertically integrated, global supply chain that combines a world-class rare earth resource with manufacturing facilities on three continents. Its business is organized into four reportable segments: Resources; Chemicals and Oxides; Magnetic Materials and Alloys; and Rare Metals. The Resources segment includes its operations at the Molycorp Mountain Pass Rare Earth Facility, where it conducts rare earth minerals extraction to produce: rare earth concentrates; REO, including lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, praseodymium, and yttrium; heavy rare earth concentrates, which include samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, and others; and SorbXTM, a line of proprietary rare earth-based water treatment products. The Chemicals and Oxides segment includes: production of REO at its operations at Molycorp Silmet; separated heavy rare earth oxides and other custom engineered materials from its facilities in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China; and production of REO, salts of rare earth elements, or REEs, zirconium-based engineered materials and mixed rare earth/zirconium oxides from its facilities in Zibo, Shandong Province, China. The Magnetic Materials and Alloys segment includes: the production of Neo Powders through its wholly-owned manufacturing facilities in Tianjin, China, and Korat, Thailand, under the Molycorp Magnequench brand. This operating segment also includes manufacturing of neodymium and samarium magnet alloys, other specialty alloy products and rare earth metals at its MMA facility, located in Tolleson, Arizona. The Rare Metals segment produces, reclaims, refines and markets high value niche metals and their compounds that include gallium, indium, rhenium, tantalum, and niobium. Applications from products made in this segment include wireless technologies, LED, flat panel display, turbine, solar, catalyst, steel additive, electronics applications, and others. The Company's operations are subject to numerous and detailed international, national, federal, state and local laws, regulations and permits affecting the mining and mineral processing industry, including those pertaining to employee health and safety, environmental permitting and licensing, air quality standards, greenhouse gas, or GHG, emissions, water usage and disposal, pollution, waste management, plant and wildlife protection, handling and disposal of radioactive substances, remediation of soil and groundwater contamination, land use, reclamation and restoration of properties, the discharge of materials into the environment and groundwater quality and availability.

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