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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
PAH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. PAH: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PAH' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.40 Max: N/A
Current: 0.06
Equity to Asset 0.21
PAH's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. PAH: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PAH' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.21
0.21
0.55
Interest Coverage 0.45
PAH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.94 vs. PAH: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PAH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.69 Max: 2.34
Current: 0.45
0.25
2.34
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.29
WACC vs ROIC
0.32%
2.21%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.29
PAH's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.31 vs. PAH: 4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PAH' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 5.25 Max: 15.74
Current: 4.29
1.13
15.74
Net-margin (%) -14.72
PAH's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. PAH: -14.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PAH' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.14  Med: -1.71 Max: 6.29
Current: -14.72
-12.14
6.29
ROE (%) -18.62
PAH's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. PAH: -18.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PAH' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.22  Med: -13.52 Max: 1.03
Current: -18.62
-19.22
1.03
ROA (%) -4.58
PAH's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. PAH: -4.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PAH' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.19  Med: -1.03 Max: 7.46
Current: -4.58
-4.19
7.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.95
PAH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1060 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.36 vs. PAH: 9.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PAH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 5.84 Max: 99.98
Current: 9.95
1.4
99.98
» PAH's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-13)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

PAH Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Leon Cooperman 200,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 54,311 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 422,880 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 376,829 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 77,500 sh (+44.59%)
John Griffin 11,000,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Ackman 42,737,394 sh (unchged)
Whitney Tilson 271,140 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 5,782,303 sh (-0.35%)
Jim Simons 265,986 sh (-44.54%)
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Q3 2015

PAH Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 1,486,500 sh (+458.86%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,005,370 sh (+137.74%)
Whitney Tilson 367,320 sh (+35.47%)
John Griffin 11,200,000 sh (+1.82%)
Ron Baron 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Ackman 42,737,394 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Murray Stahl 5,428,545 sh (-6.12%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,000 sh (-68.70%)
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Q4 2015

PAH Guru Trades in Q4 2015

John Griffin 12,785,000 sh (+14.15%)
Bill Ackman 42,737,394 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 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

Paul Singer 1,446,500 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,352 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 57,800 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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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NYSE:POL, NYSE:SXT, SZSE:002709, BOM:509480, LSE:FRUT, NYSE:CBT » details
Traded in other countries: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: a Performance Materials segment and a Graphic Solutions segment. Performance Materials segment manufactures and markets dynamic chemistry solutions that are used in the electronics, automotive and oil and gas production and drilling industries. Its products include surface and coating materials and water-based hydraulic control fluids. The Graphic Solutions segment produces and markets photopolymers through a line of flexographic plates that are used in the commercial packaging and printing industries. It manufacture photopolymers used to produce printing plates for transferring images onto commercial packaging, including packaging for consumer food products, pet food bags, corrugated boxes, labels and beverage containers. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 1.05
PAH's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. PAH: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PAH' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.14
Current: 1.05
0.77
1.14
P/S 0.77
PAH's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. PAH: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PAH' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.38 Max: 6.1
Current: 0.77
0.77
6.1
PFCF 21.68
PAH's PFCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.05 vs. PAH: 21.68 )
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: 21.68
7.71
58.76
POCF 15.70
PAH's POCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.41 vs. PAH: 15.70 )
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: 15.7
6.53
53.1
EV-to-EBIT 53.70
PAH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
90% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.76 vs. PAH: 53.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PAH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.2  Med: 93.70 Max: 706.2
Current: 53.7
25.2
706.2
EV-to-EBITDA 53.70
PAH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
91% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.89 vs. PAH: 53.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PAH' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.9  Med: 93.70 Max: 706.2
Current: 53.7
21.9
706.2
Current Ratio 1.95
PAH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. PAH: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PAH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.95  Med: 2.78 Max: 7.71
Current: 1.95
1.95
7.71
Quick Ratio 1.43
PAH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. PAH: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PAH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.43  Med: 2.23 Max: 7.02
Current: 1.43
1.43
7.02
Days Inventory 109.16
PAH's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
80% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 67.04 vs. PAH: 109.16 )
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: 115.19
Current: 109.16
36.92
115.19
Days Sales Outstanding 151.20
PAH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
94% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.71 vs. PAH: 151.20 )
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: 151.2
69.37
146.87
Days Payable 90.64
PAH's Days Payable is ranked higher than
82% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 47.82 vs. PAH: 90.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PAH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.84  Med: 87.20 Max: 106.01
Current: 90.64
51.84
106.01

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Median PS Value 0.56
PAH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. PAH: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PAH' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.00 Max: 4.41
Current: 0.56
0.56
4.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.89
PAH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. PAH: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PAH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.10 Max: 4
Current: 1.89
0.1
4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,831
EPS (TTM) $ -1.91
Short Percentage of Float16.87%
52-Week Range $5.25 - 28.44
Shares Outstanding (Mil)229.56

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 3,418 3,523 3,654
EPS($) 0.73 0.96 1.25
EPS without NRI($) 0.73 0.96 1.25
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