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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 7.42
NANX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. NANX: 7.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NANX' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 22.86 Max: No Debt
Current: 7.42
Equity to Asset 0.66
NANX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. NANX: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NANX' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.83 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.66
0.57
0.96
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: -12.89
M-Score: -2.83
WACC vs ROIC
7.84%
-27.65%
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -5.69
NANX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.52 vs. NANX: -5.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NANX' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -84.03  Med: -34.46 Max: -5.69
Current: -5.69
-84.03
-5.69
Net-margin (%) -5.84
NANX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. NANX: -5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NANX' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.36  Med: -32.68 Max: -5.84
Current: -5.84
-77.36
-5.84
ROE (%) -19.56
NANX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1054 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.85 vs. NANX: -19.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NANX' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.23  Med: -33.46 Max: -19
Current: -19.56
-38.23
-19
ROA (%) -11.97
NANX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1091 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. NANX: -11.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NANX' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.8  Med: -26.57 Max: -11.97
Current: -11.97
-29.8
-11.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -21.27
NANX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.45 vs. NANX: -21.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NANX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -79.38  Med: -62.75 Max: -21.27
Current: -21.27
-79.38
-21.27
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.20
NANX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NANX: -4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NANX' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.3  Med: 0.7 Max: 49.1
Current: -4.2
-15.3
49.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -34.50
NANX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. NANX: -34.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NANX' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.5  Med: -11.5 Max: 8.2
Current: -34.5
-34.5
8.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -26.30
NANX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. NANX: -26.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NANX' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.9  Med: -6.4 Max: 4
Current: -26.3
-27.9
4
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Nanophase Technologies Corp produces engineered nano & larger, sub-micron, materials such as personal care sunscreens, architectural coatings, industrial coating applications, abrasion-resistant additives, plastics additives, medical diagnostics, energy.

Nanophase Technologies Corp was incorporated in Illinois on November 25, 1989. The Company is an advanced materials and applications developer and commercial manufacturer with an integrated family of nanomaterial technologies. It produces engineered nanomaterials for use in diverse markets: personal care including sunscreens, architectural coatings, industrial coating ingredients, abrasion-resistant additives, plastics additives, medical diagnostics, a variety of surface finishing technologies applications, and others. The Company has expanded its offerings to include larger but still sub-micron materials. The Company has created an integrated platform of commercial nanomaterial technologies that are patented, patent-pending or proprietary. These technologies are designed to deliver a nanomaterial solution for a targeted market or a specific customer application. Its platform provides flexibility and capability to engineer nanomaterials that meet a customer's performance requirements and delivers its nanomaterial solutions in a readily usable format. Nanomaterials are generally comprised of particles that are less than 100 nanometers in diameter and these nanoparticles have distinct properties owing to its very small size. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, or about 100,000 times smaller in size than the width of a human hair. Nanomaterials have applications in diverse markets where they are incorporated into a process, such as semiconductor polishing, or a product, such as an industrial coating to prevent degradation from ultra-violet radiation or improve wear resistance. It has manufacturing capacity based in two locations in the Chicago area. Within each of its targeted markets and product applications, Nanophase faces potential competition from advanced materials and chemical companies and suppliers of traditional materials. The manufacture and use of certain of the products that contain the Company's nanocrystalline materials are subject to governmental regulations.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 6.28
NANX's P/B is ranked lower than
91% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. NANX: 6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NANX' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.71 Max: 10.65
Current: 6.28
0.92
10.65
P/S 2.06
NANX's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. NANX: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NANX' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 2.19 Max: 20.15
Current: 2.06
0.67
20.15
EV-to-EBITDA 210.49
NANX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
98% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.04 vs. NANX: 210.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NANX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.2  Med: -9.3 Max: 229.6
Current: 210.49
-53.2
229.6
Current Ratio 3.43
NANX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. NANX: 3.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NANX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 5.39 Max: 24.92
Current: 3.43
2.3
24.92
Quick Ratio 2.94
NANX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NANX: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NANX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 4.67 Max: 24.23
Current: 2.94
1.89
24.23
Days Inventory 31.37
NANX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.49 vs. NANX: 31.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NANX' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.37  Med: 54.7 Max: 78.86
Current: 31.37
31.37
78.86
Days Sales Outstanding 56.75
NANX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
56% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 60.60 vs. NANX: 56.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NANX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.98  Med: 35.37 Max: 59.23
Current: 56.75
1.98
59.23
Days Payable 31.32
NANX's Days Payable is ranked lower than
70% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 48.28 vs. NANX: 31.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NANX' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.62  Med: 25.05 Max: 48.37
Current: 31.32
9.62
48.37

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.20
NANX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. NANX: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NANX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.9  Med: -5.6 Max: 0
Current: -0.2
-22.9
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 10.86
NANX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. NANX: 10.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
NANX' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 6.13 Max: 28.96
Current: 10.86
0.87
28.96
Price/Tangible Book 6.33
NANX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. NANX: 6.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NANX' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 3.34 Max: 10.33
Current: 6.33
0.8
10.33
Price/Median PS Value 0.94
NANX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NANX: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NANX' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 4.07 Max: 62.04
Current: 0.94
0.33
62.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -2.82
NANX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. NANX: -2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NANX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.37  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: -2.82
-21.37
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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $10.96
EPS (TTM) $ -0.03
Beta0.83
Short Percentage of Float0.67%
52-Week Range $0.37 - 0.87
Shares Outstanding (Mil)31.19
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