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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 0.14
NYSE:PAH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. NYSE:PAH: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:PAH' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.28 Max: N/A
Current: 0.14
Equity to Asset 0.26
NYSE:PAH's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 1068 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. NYSE:PAH: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:PAH' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.26
0.21
0.55
Interest Coverage 0.61
NYSE:PAH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 28.99 vs. NYSE:PAH: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:PAH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.04 Max: N/A
Current: 0.61
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.40
M-Score: -2.47
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 6.56
NYSE:PAH's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. NYSE:PAH: 6.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:PAH' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 5.25 Max: 15.74
Current: 6.56
1.13
15.74
Net-margin (%) -5.98
NYSE:PAH's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. NYSE:PAH: -5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:PAH' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.14  Med: -1.71 Max: 6.29
Current: -5.98
-12.14
6.29
ROE (%) -7.14
NYSE:PAH's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. NYSE:PAH: -7.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:PAH' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.1  Med: -13.52 Max: 1.03
Current: -7.14
-15.1
1.03
ROA (%) -2.00
NYSE:PAH's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. NYSE:PAH: -2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:PAH' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.19  Med: -0.88 Max: 7.46
Current: -2
-4.19
7.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.20
NYSE:PAH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.56 vs. NYSE:PAH: 18.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:PAH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 5.84 Max: 99.98
Current: 18.2
1.34
99.98
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-11)


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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

PAH Guru Trades in Q4 2015

John Griffin 12,785,000 sh (+14.15%)
Bill Ackman 42,737,394 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Ron Baron 1,500,000 sh (-25.00%)
Murray Stahl 4,066,777 sh (-25.09%)
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Q1 2016

PAH Guru Trades in Q1 2016

First Eagle Investment 57,800 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,352 sh (New)
Paul Singer 1,446,500 sh (New)
John Griffin 12,785,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Ackman 42,737,394 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Murray Stahl 3,915,356 sh (-3.72%)
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Q2 2016

PAH Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Mario Gabelli 20,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 15,010 sh (New)
Bill Ackman 42,737,394 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 1,352 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 12,785,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
Murray Stahl 3,707,185 sh (-5.32%)
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Q3 2016

PAH Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Larry Robbins 10,294,598 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 90,812 sh (New)
Jim Simons 187,100 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 47,000 sh (+135.00%)
David Dreman 1,352 sh (unchged)
Bill Ackman 42,737,394 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 12,785,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 3,482,334 sh (-6.07%)
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:PLQ.Germany, PAH.UK,
Platform Specialty Products Corp is a producer of high technology specialty chemical products and provider of post-sale technical services.

Platform Specialty Products Corp was incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands on April 23, 2013. The Company's businesses include the manufacture of a broad range of specialty chemicals, which it create by blending raw materials, and the incorporation of these chemicals into multi-step technological processes. These specialty chemicals and processes together encompass the products and sells in the electronics, metal and plastic plating, graphic arts, and offshore oil production and drilling industries. The Company has two operating segments: Performance Solutions and Agricultural Solutions. The Performance Solutions segment formulates and markets dynamic chemistry solutions that are used in automotive production, commercial packaging and printing, electronics, and oil and gas production and drilling. Its products include surface and coating materials, functional conversion coatings, electronics assembly materials, water-based hydraulic control fluids and photopolymers. Within this segment, the Company provides specialty chemicals to the following industries, Electronics, Commercial Packing and Printing, Industrial, and Offshore. The Agricultural Solutions segment is based on a solutions-oriented business model that focuses on product innovation to address an ever-increasing need for higher crop yield and quality. It offers to growers diverse crop protection solutions from weeds (herbicides), insects (insecticides) and diseases (fungicides), in foliar and seed treatment applications. It also offers proven biosolutions, including biostimulants, nutrition and biocontrol products. It emphasize on farmer economics and food safety by combining, when possible, biosolutions with crop protection and seed treatment agrochemicals. The Company competes in markets for specialty chemicals for agrochemicals, electronic applications, general metal and plastic finishing, oil and gas exploration and production, and printing. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Ratios

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Forward P/E 15.72
PAH's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.34 vs. PAH: 15.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.09
PAH's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. PAH: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PAH' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.14
Current: 1.09
0.77
1.14
P/S 0.77
PAH's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. PAH: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PAH' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.09 Max: 6.1
Current: 0.77
0.71
6.1
PFCF 19.86
PAH's PFCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. PAH: 19.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PAH' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.71  Med: 18.81 Max: 58.76
Current: 19.86
7.71
58.76
POCF 14.37
PAH's POCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. PAH: 14.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PAH' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.53  Med: 15.64 Max: 53.1
Current: 14.37
6.53
53.1
EV-to-EBIT 27.85
PAH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
77% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.72 vs. PAH: 27.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PAH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.18  Med: 93.7 Max: 706.2
Current: 27.85
27.18
706.2
EV-to-EBITDA 16.12
PAH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
68% of the 1184 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.72 vs. PAH: 16.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PAH' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.72  Med: 46.1 Max: 706.2
Current: 16.12
15.72
706.2
Current Ratio 1.66
PAH's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. PAH: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PAH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.66  Med: 2.59 Max: 7.71
Current: 1.66
1.66
7.71
Quick Ratio 1.30
PAH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. PAH: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PAH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 2.07 Max: 7.02
Current: 1.3
1.3
7.02
Days Inventory 100.50
PAH's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
76% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.26 vs. PAH: 100.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PAH' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.92  Med: 85.14 Max: 120.72
Current: 100.5
36.92
120.72
Days Sales Outstanding 123.55
PAH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
87% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 59.57 vs. PAH: 123.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PAH' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 69.37  Med: 141.68 Max: 146.87
Current: 123.55
69.37
146.87
Days Payable 72.57
PAH's Days Payable is ranked higher than
70% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 49.48 vs. PAH: 72.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PAH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.84  Med: 87.2 Max: 106.01
Current: 72.57
51.84
106.01

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Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.70
PAH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. PAH: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PAH' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1 Max: 5.59
Current: 0.7
0.66
5.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.62
PAH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. PAH: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PAH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.1 Max: 3.7
Current: 3.62
0.1
3.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,371
EPS (TTM) $ -1.41
Beta2.94
Short Percentage of Float16.82%
52-Week Range $5.25 - 13.96
Shares Outstanding (Mil)278.47

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 3,573 3,729 3,853
EPS ($) 0.08 0.59 0.97
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.08 0.59 0.97
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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