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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 : 3/10

Interest Coverage 4.92
PENX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 29.60 vs. PENX: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PENX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 4.92
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 : 2/10

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PENX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 39,499 sh (-25.05%)
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Q3 2014

PENX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 20,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2014

PENX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 40,765 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 41,800 sh (+102.91%)
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Q1 2015

PENX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals

Penford Corp is a Washington corporation originally incorporated in September 1983. The Company is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty natural-based ingredient systems for industrial and food ingredient applications, including fuel grade ethanol. Its strategically-located manufacturing facilities in the United States provide it with geographic coverage of its target markets. It operates in two business segments namely Industrial Ingredients and Food Ingredients. The Industrial Ingredients - North America and Food Ingredients - North America segments are categories of end-market users. The Company has research and development capabilities, which are used in understanding the complex chemistry of carbohydrate-based materials and in developing applications to address customer needs. Specialty products for industrial applications are designed to improve the strength and performance of customers' products and efficiencies in the manufacture of coated and uncoated paper and paper packaging products. Food Ingredients - North America is a developer and manufacturer of specialty starches and dextrins to the food manufacturing and food service industries. Its raw materials include Corn, potato starch, chemicals and natural gas. Specialty starch ingredient brand names for industrial applications include, among others, Penford(R) gums, Pensize(R) binders, Penflex(R) sizing agent, Topcat(R) cationic additive and the Apollo(R) starch series. Product brand names for food ingredient applications include PenBind(R), PenCling(R) and PenPlus(R). The Company competes directly with approximately five other companies that manufacture specialty starches for the papermaking industry, approximately six other companies that manufacture specialty food ingredients, and numerous producers of fuel ethanol. Since the Company's customers are generally other manufacturers and processors, of the Company's products are distributed via rail or truck to customer facilities. The Company is subject to many federal, state and local environmental and health and safety laws and regulations, particularly with respect to the use, handling, treatment, storage, discharge and disposal of substances and hazardous wastes used or generated in its manufacturing processes.

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