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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
NTIC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 1438 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. NTIC: No Debt )
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
97% of the 1257 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NTIC: 0.88 )
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
72% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. NTIC: 142.43 )
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: 9.83
M-Score: -1.76
WACC vs ROIC
8.43%
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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Operating margin (%) 18.78
NTIC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. NTIC: 18.78 )
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
90% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. NTIC: 10.98 )
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
67% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. NTIC: 6.93 )
NTIC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.68   Max: 28.97
Current: 6.93

-13.68
28.97
ROA (%) 5.96
NTIC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1448 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. NTIC: 5.96 )
NTIC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.57   Max: 26.09
Current: 5.96

-11.57
26.09
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.91
NTIC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1440 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.61 vs. NTIC: 31.91 )
NTIC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -39.47   Max: 92.31
Current: 31.91

-39.47
92.31
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.80
NTIC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. NTIC: 9.80 )
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
81% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. NTIC: 9.90 )
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 higher than
68% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NTIC: 0.40 )
NTIC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41   Max: 49.7
Current: 0.4

-41
49.7
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P/E(ttm) 25.10
NTIC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.90 vs. NTIC: 25.10 )
NTIC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.13   Max: 174.3
Current: 25.1

8.13
174.3
Forward P/E 15.60
NTIC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTIC: 15.60 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 25.20
NTIC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.50 vs. NTIC: 25.20 )
NTIC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.09   Max: 172.13
Current: 25.2

8.09
172.13
P/B 1.73
NTIC's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. NTIC: 1.73 )
NTIC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 2.53
Current: 1.73

0.77
2.53
P/S 2.74
NTIC's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NTIC: 2.74 )
NTIC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 5.34
Current: 2.74

1.05
5.34
EV-to-EBIT 13.75
NTIC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.48 vs. NTIC: 13.75 )
NTIC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -472.5   Max: 2395.9
Current: 13.75

-472.5
2395.9
Shiller P/E 27.34
NTIC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTIC: 27.34 )
NTIC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.78   Max: 44.49
Current: 27.34

9.78
44.49
Current Ratio 8.02
NTIC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. NTIC: 8.02 )
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
97% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. NTIC: 5.67 )
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 higher than
53% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 73.05 vs. NTIC: 109.12 )
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
81% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 69.83 vs. NTIC: 46.83 )
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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Price/Net Cash 93.66
NTIC's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
94% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTIC: 93.66 )
NTIC' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 113.94
Current: 93.66

3.67
113.94
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.32
NTIC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTIC: 5.32 )
NTIC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 31.04
Current: 5.32

1.95
31.04
Price/Tangible Book 1.78
NTIC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. NTIC: 1.78 )
NTIC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 5.09
Current: 1.78

0.89
5.09
Price/DCF (Projected) 8.87
NTIC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTIC: 8.87 )
NTIC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 98.18
Current: 8.87

0.61
98.18
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
NTIC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. NTIC: 1.10 )
NTIC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.26
Current: 1.1

0.42
2.26
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.06
NTIC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTIC: 1.06 )
NTIC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.06

0.47
1.77
Price/Graham Number 1.20
NTIC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. NTIC: 1.20 )
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
73% of the 1421 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. NTIC: 7.30 )
NTIC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 13
Current: 7.3

0.1
13
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.44
NTIC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. NTIC: 21.44 )
NTIC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.5   Max: 21.9
Current: 21.44

-12.5
21.9

Analyst Estimate

Aug15
Revenue(Mil) 31
EPS($) 1.32
EPS without NRI($) 1.32

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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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