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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.86
ODC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. ODC: 0.86 )
ODC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.86

0.04
1.64
Equity to Asset 0.59
ODC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. ODC: 0.59 )
ODC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.59

0.49
0.68
Interest Coverage 10.64
ODC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.65 vs. ODC: 10.64 )
ODC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 10.64
Current: 10.64

1.43
10.64
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.02
M-Score: -1.94
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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history
Operating margin (%) 7.53
ODC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 vs. ODC: 7.53 )
ODC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 8.31
Current: 7.53

-0.01
8.31
Net-margin (%) 5.82
ODC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. ODC: 5.82 )
ODC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.67   Max: 5.82
Current: 5.82

-0.67
5.82
ROE (%) 14.17
ODC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. ODC: 14.17 )
ODC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.58   Max: 14.17
Current: 14.17

-1.58
14.17
ROA (%) 7.95
ODC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. ODC: 7.95 )
ODC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.87   Max: 7.95
Current: 7.95

-0.87
7.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.06
ODC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.91 vs. ODC: 19.06 )
ODC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.02   Max: 19.06
Current: 19.06

-0.02
19.06
Revenue Growth (%) 6.30
ODC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ODC: 6.30 )
ODC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 9.1
Current: 6.3

-0.6
9.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 11.20
ODC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. ODC: 11.20 )
ODC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.6   Max: 19.7
Current: 11.2

-21.6
19.7
EPS Growth (%) 17.50
ODC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. ODC: 17.50 )
ODC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.5   Max: 33.9
Current: 17.5

-13.5
33.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ODC Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 1,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 310,825 sh (+3.88%)
Mario Gabelli 577,681 sh (-0.7%)
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Q2 2013

ODC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 322,625 sh (+3.8%)
Chuck Royce 1,700 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 577,081 sh (-0.1%)
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Q3 2013

ODC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 3,100 sh (+82.35%)
Jim Simons 355,025 sh (+10.04%)
Mario Gabelli 571,981 sh (-0.88%)
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Q4 2013

ODC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 380,225 sh (+7.1%)
Chuck Royce 3,300 sh (+6.45%)
Mario Gabelli 567,785 sh (-0.73%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ODC

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.60
ODC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. ODC: 16.60 )
ODC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.53   Max: 28.1
Current: 16.6

9.53
28.1
P/B 2.20
ODC's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. ODC: 2.20 )
ODC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.72
Current: 2.2

0.93
2.72
P/S 0.90
ODC's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. ODC: 0.90 )
ODC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.12
Current: 0.9

0.35
1.12
PFCF 67.10
ODC's PFCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. ODC: 67.10 )
ODC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.11   Max: 696.67
Current: 67.1

3.11
696.67
EV-to-EBIT 12.20
ODC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. ODC: 12.20 )
ODC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7   Max: 26.2
Current: 12.2

7
26.2
PEG 3.50
ODC's PEG is ranked lower than
56% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. ODC: 3.50 )
ODC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 38.49
Current: 3.5

1.19
38.49
Shiller P/E 23.00
ODC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.21 vs. ODC: 23.00 )
ODC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.1   Max: 28.42
Current: 23

12.1
28.42

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.70
ODC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ODC: 1.70 )
ODC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 4.98
Current: 1.7

1.02
4.98
Dividend Payout 0.17
ODC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. ODC: 0.17 )
ODC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0   Max: 9
Current: 0.17

0
9
Dividend growth (3y) -3.50
ODC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
59% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. ODC: -3.50 )
ODC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -3.5   Max: 22.9
Current: -3.5

-3.5
22.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.16
ODC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
55% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. ODC: 2.16 )
ODC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 6.33
Current: 2.16

1.3
6.33
Share Buyback Rate 1.60
ODC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. ODC: 1.60 )
ODC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.9   Max: -2
Current: 1.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.60
ODC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ODC: 2.60 )
ODC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.66
Current: 2.6

0.76
2.66
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
ODC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
51% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ODC: 1.90 )
ODC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.9

0.49
1.95
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
ODC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ODC: 1.60 )
ODC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.68
Current: 1.6

0.39
1.68
Price/Graham Number 1.30
ODC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ODC: 1.30 )
ODC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 4.22
Current: 1.3

0.69
4.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.20
ODC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. ODC: 8.20 )
ODC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 14.3
Current: 8.2

3.8
14.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.46
ODC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. ODC: 7.46 )
ODC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10   Max: 18.5
Current: 7.46

-10
18.5

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Oil-Dri Corporation of America was incorporated in Delaware in 1969. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing sorbent products. Its sorbent products are mainly produced from clay minerals, mainly consisting of montmorillonite and attapulgite and, to a lesser extent, other clay-like sorbent materials, such as Antelope shale, which it refer to collectively as its 'clay' or its 'minerals'. Its sorbent technologies include absorbent and adsorbent products. Absorbents, like sponges, draw liquids up into their many pores. Examples of its absorbent clay products are Cat's Pride and Jonny Cat branded premium cat litter, as well as other private label cat litters. It also produces Oil-Dri branded floor absorbents, Agsorb and Verge agricultural chemical carriers and ConditionAde, Calibrin and Pel-Unite animal feed binders. Adsorbent products attract impurities in liquids, such as metals and surfactants, and form low-level chemical bonds. Examples of its adsorbent products are Oil-Dri synthetic sorbents, which are used for industrial cleanup, and Pure-Flo, Perform and Select bleaching clay products, which act as a filtration media for edible oils, fats and tallows. Also, its Ultra-Clear product serves as a clarification aid for petroleum-based oils and by-products. It mines its clay on leased or owned land near its manufacturing facilities in Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois and California; it also has reserves in Nevada, Oregon and Tennessee. It has conducted mining operations in Ripley, Mississippi since 1963, in Ochlocknee, Georgia since 1968, in Blue Mountain, Mississippi since 1989, in Mounds, Illinois since 1998 and in Taft, California since 2002. Its clay is surface mined on a year-round basis, generally using large earth moving scrapers, bulldozers, excavators or off-road trucks to remove overburden (non-usable material), and then loaded into dump trucks with backhoes or front end loaders for movement to the processing facilities. The mining and hauling of its clay is performed by it and by independent contractors. Its current operating mines range in distance from immediately adjacent to approximately 13 miles from the related processing plants. It uses natural gas, recycled oil and coal as permitted for energy sitsces in the processing of its clay products. Its mining and manufacturing operations and facilities in Georgia, Mississippi, California and Illinois are required to comply with state surface mining and wetland statutes. These domestic locations and the Company's Canadian operations are subject to various federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances which govern the discharge of materials, water and waste into the environment or otherwise regulate its operations.

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