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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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 5.71
MTX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
80% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. MTX: 5.71 )
MTX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 5.71
Current: 5.71

0.05
5.71
Equity to Asset 0.70
MTX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. MTX: 0.70 )
MTX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.7

0.6
0.7
Interest Coverage 38.88
MTX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.51 vs. MTX: 38.88 )
MTX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 10.22   Max: 38.88
Current: 38.88

10.22
38.88
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.51
M-Score: -2.74
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.46
MTX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. MTX: 12.46 )
MTX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.88   Max: 14.7
Current: 12.46

-1.88
14.7
Net-margin (%) 7.89
MTX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. MTX: 7.89 )
MTX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.89   Max: 9.37
Current: 7.89

-5.89
9.37
ROE (%) 9.48
MTX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. MTX: 9.48 )
MTX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.46   Max: 12.8
Current: 9.48

-8.46
12.8
ROA (%) 6.60
MTX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. MTX: 6.60 )
MTX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.63   Max: 8.07
Current: 6.6

-5.63
8.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.32
MTX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.99 vs. MTX: 28.32 )
MTX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.42   Max: 28.32
Current: 28.32

-3.42
28.32
Revenue Growth (%) 2.80
MTX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. MTX: 2.80 )
MTX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.2   Max: 14.1
Current: 2.8

-2.2
14.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.90
MTX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. MTX: 3.90 )
MTX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.8   Max: 48.7
Current: 3.9

-31.8
48.7
EPS Growth (%) 11.20
MTX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MTX: 11.20 )
MTX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.2   Max: 14.6
Current: 11.2

-2.2
14.6
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

MTX Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 102,800 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 4,124,566 sh (+4.21%)
Mario Gabelli 146,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 13,373 sh (-3.38%)
Third Avenue Management 685,673 sh (-9.9%)
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Q2 2013

MTX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 195,400 sh (+90.08%)
Mario Gabelli 176,000 sh (+20.55%)
Chuck Royce 4,368,489 sh (+5.91%)
Third Avenue Management 670,673 sh (-2.19%)
Steven Cohen 6,874 sh (-48.6%)
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Q3 2013

MTX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 12,258 sh (+78.32%)
Jim Simons 286,500 sh (+46.62%)
Mario Gabelli 180,000 sh (+2.27%)
Chuck Royce 4,328,319 sh (-0.92%)
Third Avenue Management 623,872 sh (-6.98%)
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Q4 2013

MTX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 296,100 sh (+3.35%)
Mario Gabelli 180,000 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 622,137 sh (-0.28%)
Chuck Royce 4,140,589 sh (-4.34%)
Steven Cohen 8,778 sh (-28.39%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MTX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 20.55%0.01%$38.43 - $43.12 $ 61.7750%176000
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 183.5%0.03%$34.25 - $39.52 $ 61.7769%146000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$34.25 - $39.52 $ 61.7769%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 543.75%0.02%$61 - $73.99 $ 61.77-8%51500
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$61 - $73.99 $ 61.77-8%3018
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$61.5 - $67.97 $ 61.77-4%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 New Buy$61.5 - $67.97 $ 61.77-4%8000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -72.88%0.06%$57.57 - $67.92 $ 61.772%3313
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.08%$46.75 - $57.88 $ 61.7714%12216
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0053%$49.66 - $68.63 $ 61.776%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -56.49%0.01%$63.01 - $70.09 $ 61.77-6%5700
George Soros 2011-03-31 Reduce -22.94%$62.46 - $68.18 $ 61.77-5%13100
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 26.90
MTX's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. MTX: 26.90 )
MTX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.73   Max: 28.41
Current: 26.9

8.73
28.41
P/B 2.51
MTX's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. MTX: 2.51 )
MTX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 2.65
Current: 2.51

0.71
2.65
P/S 2.12
MTX's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 1003 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. MTX: 2.12 )
MTX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.24
Current: 2.12

0.48
2.24
PFCF 23.76
MTX's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.52 vs. MTX: 23.76 )
MTX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.99   Max: 485
Current: 23.76

3.99
485
EV-to-EBIT 13.85
MTX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. MTX: 13.85 )
MTX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 25.4
Current: 13.85

5.9
25.4
PEG 0.86
MTX's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. MTX: 0.86 )
MTX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 132.65
Current: 0.86

0.88
132.65
Shiller P/E 39.16
MTX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.21 vs. MTX: 39.16 )
MTX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.54   Max: 50.54
Current: 39.16

14.54
50.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.32
MTX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
94% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. MTX: 0.32 )
MTX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.32

0.18
0.75
Dividend Payout 0.08
MTX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. MTX: 0.08 )
MTX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.09
Current: 0.08

0.04
0.09
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
MTX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. MTX: 26.00 )
MTX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26
Current: 26

0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.67
MTX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
85% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MTX: 0.67 )
MTX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.68
Current: 0.67

0.4
1.68
Share Buyback Rate 2.20
MTX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. MTX: 2.20 )
MTX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4   Max: -3.6
Current: 2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 15.64
MTX's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
51% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. MTX: 15.64 )
MTX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 15.21   Max: 50.32
Current: 15.64

15.21
50.32
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.37
MTX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. MTX: 6.37 )
MTX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 30.98
Current: 6.37

5.5
30.98
Price/Tangible Book 2.71
MTX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MTX: 2.71 )
MTX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 2.64
Current: 2.71

1.19
2.64
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.31
MTX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MTX: 1.31 )
MTX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.31

0.62
1.99
Price/Median PS Value 1.77
MTX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 915 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MTX: 1.77 )
MTX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.77

0.58
1.72
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.15
MTX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. MTX: 1.15 )
MTX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 2.85
Current: 1.15

1.12
2.85
Price/Graham Number 1.70
MTX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
53% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MTX: 1.70 )
MTX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.7

0.83
1.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.20
MTX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. MTX: 7.20 )
MTX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 16.9
Current: 7.2

3.9
16.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.95
MTX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. MTX: 25.95 )
MTX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.8   Max: 27.7
Current: 25.95

-6.8
27.7

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
Compare:BASFY, DD, SHECY, URALL, APD » details
Traded in other countries:MNK.Germany
Minerals Technologies Inc. or Minerals Tech is a resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and supporting systems and services. The Company has two reportable segments: Specialty Minerals and Refractories. The Specialty Minerals segment produces and sells the synthetic mineral product precipitated calcium carbonate or PCC and processed mineral product quicklime or lime, and mines mineral ores then processes and sells natural mineral products, mainly limestone and talc. This segment's products are used mainly in the paper, building materials, paint and coatings, glass, ceramic, polymer, food, automotive and pharmaceutical industries. The Refractories segment produces and markets monolithic and shaped refractory materials and specialty products, services and application and measurement equipment, and calcium metal and metallurgical wire products. Refractories segment products are mainly used in high-temperature applications in the steel, non-ferrous metal and glass industries. Minerals Tech manufactures several customized PCC product forms using proprietary processes. Each product form is designed to provide optimum balance of paper properties including brightness, opacity, bulk, strength and improved printability. The Company owns, staffs, operates and maintains all of its satellite PCC facilities, and owns or licenses the related technology. Generally, it and its paper mill customers enter into long-term evergreen agreements, initially ten years in length, pursuant to which the Company supplies all of the customer's precipitated calcium carbonate filler requirements. The Company is generally permitted to sell to third-parties PCC produced at a satellite plant in excess of the host paper mill's requirement. Minerals Tech also sells a range of PCC products to paper manufacturers from production sites not associated with paper mills. These merchant facilities are located at Adams, Massachusetts; Lifford, England; and Walsum, Germany. Refractory product sales are often supported by Company-supplied proprietary application equipment and on-site technical service support. The Company's proprietary application equipment is used to apply refractory materials to the walls of steel-making furnaces and other high temperature vessels to maintain and extend their useful life. Minerals Tech's proprietary application system, such as its MINSCAN(r), allow for remote-controlled application of the Company's refractory products in steel-making furnaces, as well as in steel ladles and blast furnaces. The Company sells monolithic refractory materials and pre-cast refractory shapes for iron and steel ladles, vacuum degassers, continuous casting tundishes, blast furnaces and reheating furnaces. Minerals Tech sells refractory shapes and linings to non-steel refractories consuming industries including glass, cement, aluminum and petrochem

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