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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

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Cash-to-Debt No Debt
NAS:NTIC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. NAS:NTIC: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:NTIC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.87
NAS:NTIC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. NAS:NTIC: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:NTIC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 0.88 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.87
0.77
0.96
Interest Coverage 145.69
NAS:NTIC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 34.52 vs. NAS:NTIC: 145.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:NTIC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.69  Med: 98.69 Max: 157.59
Current: 145.69
24.69
157.59
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 8.43
Beneish M-Score: -2.20
WACC vs ROIC
14.46%
3.67%
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 : 7/10

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Operating Margin % 5.32
NAS:NTIC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
58% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.82 vs. NAS:NTIC: 5.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:NTIC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.39  Med: 13.61 Max: 24.95
Current: 5.32
-41.39
24.95
Net Margin % -0.94
NAS:NTIC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
82% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.56 vs. NAS:NTIC: -0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:NTIC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.01  Med: 15.22 Max: 20.12
Current: -0.94
-39.01
20.12
ROE % -0.76
NAS:NTIC's ROE % is ranked lower than
83% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.15 vs. NAS:NTIC: -0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:NTIC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.68  Med: 9.58 Max: 15.96
Current: -0.76
-13.68
15.96
ROA % -0.66
NAS:NTIC's ROA % is ranked lower than
82% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. NAS:NTIC: -0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:NTIC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.57  Med: 8.19 Max: 13
Current: -0.66
-11.57
13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 0.22
NAS:NTIC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
83% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. NAS:NTIC: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:NTIC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.09  Med: 38.66 Max: 52.23
Current: 0.22
-39.09
52.23
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 13.00
NAS:NTIC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. NAS:NTIC: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:NTIC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.6  Med: 9.5 Max: 30.8
Current: 13
-20.6
30.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -67.40
NAS:NTIC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. NAS:NTIC: -67.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:NTIC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.4  Med: 9.9 Max: 206.3
Current: -67.4
-67.4
206.3
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals    NAICS: 325199    SIC: 2819
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Northern Technologies International Corp develops and markets proprietary environmentally beneficial products and services. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing ZERUST rust and corrosion inhibiting products and services.

Northern Technologies International Corp is a Delaware corporation formed in 1970. The Company develops and markets proprietary environmentally beneficial products and services in over 60 countries either directly or via a network of joint ventures, distributors and agents. The Company operates in two segments including ERUST and Nature-Tec. Its main business is corrosion prevention marketed mainly under the ZERUST brand. The Company has been selling its proprietary ZERUST rust and corrosion inhibiting products and services to the automotive, agriculture, electronics, electrical, mechanical, military and retail consumer markets, and has targeted and expanded into the oil and gas industry. It also sells a portfolio of bio-based and biodegradable (compostable) polymer resin compounds and finished products marketed under the Natur-Tec brand. ZERUST rust and corrosion inhibiting products include plastic and paper packaging, liquids and coatings, rust removers and cleaners, diffusers and variations of these products designed specifically for the oil and gas industry. It also offers on-site technical consulting for rust and corrosion prevention issues. In North America, NTIC sells its ZERUST corrosion prevention solutions through a direct sales force as well as a network of distributors and agents.

Ratios

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PB Ratio 1.65
NTIC's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. NTIC: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NTIC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.57 Max: 2.53
Current: 1.65
0.77
2.53
PS Ratio 2.02
NTIC's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. NTIC: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NTIC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 2.56 Max: 5.34
Current: 2.02
1.37
5.34
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 59.58
NTIC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
93% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. NTIC: 59.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NTIC' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 46.92 Max: 542.65
Current: 59.58
8.3
542.65
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 38.38
NTIC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
93% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.46 vs. NTIC: 38.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NTIC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.56  Med: 29.14 Max: 515.52
Current: 38.38
7.56
515.52
EV-to-EBIT 1703.56
NTIC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.91 vs. NTIC: 1703.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NTIC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -108.1  Med: 13.7 Max: 1703.58
Current: 1703.56
-108.1
1703.58
EV-to-EBITDA 81.59
NTIC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
95% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.22 vs. NTIC: 81.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NTIC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -265  Med: 12.6 Max: 274.7
Current: 81.59
-265
274.7
Shiller PE Ratio 31.58
NTIC's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 36.86 vs. NTIC: 31.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NTIC' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.21  Med: 26.42 Max: 47.39
Current: 31.58
10.21
47.39
Current Ratio 4.86
NTIC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. NTIC: 4.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NTIC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: 4.93 Max: 22
Current: 4.86
1.56
22
Quick Ratio 3.06
NTIC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. NTIC: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NTIC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.19  Med: 3.56 Max: 18
Current: 3.06
1.19
18
Days Inventory 113.61
NTIC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
83% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.70 vs. NTIC: 113.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NTIC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.94  Med: 109.48 Max: 153.51
Current: 113.61
50.94
153.51
Days Sales Outstanding 55.91
NTIC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 57.32 vs. NTIC: 55.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NTIC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.33  Med: 50.92 Max: 71.7
Current: 55.91
40.33
71.7
Days Payable 44.89
NTIC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
54% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 49.14 vs. NTIC: 44.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NTIC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.31  Med: 45.41 Max: 66.93
Current: 44.89
37.31
66.93

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.70
NTIC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. NTIC: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NTIC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.4  Med: -0.9 Max: 3.3
Current: -0.7
-5.4
3.3

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 5.34
NTIC's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. NTIC: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
NTIC' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.94  Med: 6.06 Max: 31.04
Current: 5.34
1.94
31.04
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.70
NTIC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. NTIC: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
NTIC' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.66 Max: 5.08
Current: 1.7
0.89
5.08
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.84
NTIC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. NTIC: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NTIC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 2.4 Max: 243.75
Current: 1.84
0.47
243.75
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.79
NTIC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. NTIC: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NTIC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.24
Current: 0.79
0.41
2.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 0.10
NTIC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
82% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. NTIC: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NTIC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 6.8 Max: 13.3
Current: 0.1
0.1
13.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -29.44
NTIC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
94% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. NTIC: -29.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NTIC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.44  Med: -4.5 Max: 23.5
Current: -29.44
-29.44
23.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $35.61
EPS (TTM) $ -0.07
Beta1.61
Short Percentage of Float0.07%
52-Week Range $10.00 - 15.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)4.52
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Northern Technologies International Corp (ntic) President and CEO, 10% Owner G Patrick Lynch sells 5 Mar 07 2011 
Northern Technologies International Corp (NTIC) President and CEO, 10% Owner G Patrick Lynch sells 2 Dec 07 2010 
Northern Technologies International Corp (NTIC) President and CEO, 10% Owner G Patrick Lynch sells 2 Dec 03 2010 
Northern Technologies International Corp Reports Operating Results (10-K) Nov 23 2010 
Northern Technologies International Corp (NTIC) President and CEO, 10% Owner G Patrick Lynch sells 2 Aug 26 2010 
Northern Technologies International Corp (NTIC) President and CEO, 10% Owner G Patrick Lynch sells 2 Dec 08 2009 
Northern Technologies International Corp Reports Operating Results for Fiscal Quarter Ended on 2008- Jan 14 2009 

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