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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
NTIC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. NTIC: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.88
NTIC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. NTIC: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.88

0.77
0.96
Interest Coverage 142.43
NTIC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 36.99 vs. NTIC: 142.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 9999.99
Current: 142.43

0.28
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 10.24
M-Score: -1.76
WACC vs ROIC
7.74%
11.38%
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 18.78
NTIC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.04 vs. NTIC: 18.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -41.39   Max: 24.95
Current: 18.78

-41.39
24.95
Net-margin (%) 10.98
NTIC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. NTIC: 10.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -39.01   Max: 30.43
Current: 10.98

-39.01
30.43
ROE (%) 6.93
NTIC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. NTIC: 6.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NTIC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.68   Max: 28.26
Current: 6.93

-13.68
28.26
ROA (%) 5.96
NTIC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. NTIC: 5.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NTIC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.57   Max: 25.37
Current: 5.96

-11.57
25.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.91
NTIC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.82 vs. NTIC: 31.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NTIC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -39.47   Max: 82.76
Current: 31.91

-39.47
82.76
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.80
NTIC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. NTIC: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.6   Max: 30.8
Current: 9.8

-20.6
30.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.90
NTIC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NTIC: 9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NTIC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.5   Max: 200.9
Current: 9.9

-41.5
200.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 0.40
NTIC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NTIC: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NTIC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41   Max: 49.7
Current: 0.4

-41
49.7
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 25.80
NTIC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
60% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. NTIC: 25.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NTIC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.13   Max: 174.3
Current: 25.8

8.13
174.3
Forward P/E 15.60
NTIC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.39 vs. NTIC: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.50
NTIC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
60% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. NTIC: 26.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NTIC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.09   Max: 172.13
Current: 26.5

8.09
172.13
P/B 1.80
NTIC's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. NTIC: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NTIC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 2.53
Current: 1.8

0.77
2.53
P/S 2.83
NTIC's P/S is ranked lower than
83% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. NTIC: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NTIC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 5.34
Current: 2.83

1.05
5.34
EV-to-EBIT 14.53
NTIC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.14 vs. NTIC: 14.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NTIC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -472.5   Max: 2395.9
Current: 14.53

-472.5
2395.9
Shiller P/E 27.70
NTIC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 24.13 vs. NTIC: 27.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.12   Max: 44.49
Current: 27.7

12.12
44.49
Current Ratio 8.02
NTIC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. NTIC: 8.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 22
Current: 8.02

1.56
22
Quick Ratio 5.67
NTIC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. NTIC: 5.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 18
Current: 5.67

1.19
18
Days Inventory 109.12
NTIC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
80% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.29 vs. NTIC: 109.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 50.94   Max: 153.51
Current: 109.12

50.94
153.51
Days Sales Outstanding 46.83
NTIC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.66 vs. NTIC: 46.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 40.33   Max: 125.31
Current: 46.83

40.33
125.31

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Cash 95.90
NTIC's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
92% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. NTIC: 95.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 113.94
Current: 95.9

3.67
113.94
Price/Net Current Asset Value 11.90
NTIC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.40 vs. NTIC: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 31.04
Current: 11.9

1.95
31.04
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
NTIC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. NTIC: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 5.09
Current: 1.8

0.89
5.09
Price/DCF (Projected) 9.10
NTIC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
90% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. NTIC: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 98.18
Current: 9.1

0.61
98.18
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
NTIC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. NTIC: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.1

0.42
2.24
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
NTIC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NTIC: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.1

0.47
1.77
Price/Graham Number 1.20
NTIC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
60% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. NTIC: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.2

0.6
2.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.30
NTIC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. NTIC: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 13
Current: 7.3

0.1
13
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.56
NTIC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. NTIC: 21.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
NTIC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.5   Max: 21.9
Current: 21.56

-12.5
21.9

Analyst Estimate

Aug15
EPS($) 1.32
EPS without NRI($) 1.32

Business Description

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Northern Technologies International is a Delaware corporation that was originally organized as a Minnesota corporation 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. 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 for over 35 years, and more recently, 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 worldwide 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. Internationally, the Company sells its ZERUST corrosion prevention solutions through its majority owned Brazilian subsidiary, Zerust Prevençao de Corrosao S.A. (Zerust Brazil), and joint venture arrangements in North America, Europe and Asia. Natur-Tec bio-based and biodegradable plastics are manufactured using the Company's patented and/or proprietary technologies and are intended to replace conventional petroleum-based plastics.
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