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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.40
PENX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. PENX: 0.40 )
PENX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.4

0.26
0.58
Interest Coverage 4.27
PENX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.76 vs. PENX: 4.27 )
PENX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 4.3
Current: 4.27

0.18
4.3
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.47
M-Score: -2.75
WACC vs ROIC
8.17%
6.69%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.12
PENX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.98 vs. PENX: 4.12 )
PENX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.58   Max: 12.33
Current: 4.12

-6.58
12.33
Net-margin (%) 2.14
PENX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. PENX: 2.14 )
PENX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -25.35   Max: 5.89
Current: 2.14

-25.35
5.89
ROE (%) 10.46
PENX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. PENX: 10.46 )
PENX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -54.05   Max: 16.25
Current: 10.46

-54.05
16.25
ROA (%) 4.05
PENX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. PENX: 4.05 )
PENX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.39   Max: 5.94
Current: 4.05

-22.39
5.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.26
PENX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.96 vs. PENX: 10.26 )
PENX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -8.47   Max: 19.44
Current: 10.26

-8.47
19.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
PENX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. PENX: 4.20 )
PENX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.5   Max: 15.5
Current: 4.2

-13.5
15.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.90
PENX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. PENX: 11.90 )
PENX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -46.1   Max: 37.9
Current: 11.9

-46.1
37.9
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Financials


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

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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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2015

PENX Guru Trades in 2015

Mario Gabelli 272,407 sh (+1222.36%)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 26.00
PENX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 28.60 vs. PENX: 26.00 )
PENX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.37   Max: 331.33
Current: 26

7.37
331.33
Forward P/E 20.92
PENX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.51 vs. PENX: 20.92 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.00
PENX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 28.20 vs. PENX: 26.00 )
PENX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.47   Max: 298.2
Current: 26

10.47
298.2
P/B 2.50
PENX's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. PENX: 2.50 )
PENX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 2.85
Current: 2.5

0.22
2.85
P/S 0.56
PENX's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. PENX: 0.56 )
PENX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.01
Current: 0.56

0.14
1.01
PFCF 67.79
PENX's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 80.71 vs. PENX: 67.79 )
PENX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 67.79
Current: 67.79

5.6
67.79
POCF 14.06
PENX's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.54 vs. PENX: 14.06 )
PENX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.69   Max: 38.9
Current: 14.06

3.69
38.9
EV-to-EBIT 17.74
PENX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.83 vs. PENX: 17.74 )
PENX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -222.9   Max: 192.1
Current: 17.74

-222.9
192.1
PEG 1.12
PENX's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PENX: 1.12 )
PENX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 2324
Current: 1.12

1.13
2324
Current Ratio 2.69
PENX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. PENX: 2.69 )
PENX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 3
Current: 2.69

0.69
3
Quick Ratio 1.39
PENX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. PENX: 1.39 )
PENX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.39

0.41
1.83
Days Inventory 42.05
PENX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.49 vs. PENX: 42.05 )
PENX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 25.59   Max: 62.04
Current: 42.05

25.59
62.04
Days Sales Outstanding 36.25
PENX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 68.11 vs. PENX: 36.25 )
PENX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 18.41   Max: 58.23
Current: 36.25

18.41
58.23

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.00
PENX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. PENX: 3.00 )
PENX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 3.21
Current: 3

0.51
3.21
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.30
PENX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. PENX: 3.30 )
PENX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 42.38
Current: 3.3

0.5
42.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
PENX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PENX: 1.40 )
PENX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.4

0.37
2.24
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.40
PENX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PENX: 1.40 )
PENX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 5.02
Current: 1.4

1.35
5.02
Price/Graham Number 1.90
PENX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. PENX: 1.90 )
PENX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 7.16
Current: 1.9

0.37
7.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
PENX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. PENX: 5.60 )
PENX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 9.3
Current: 5.6

0.5
9.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.71
PENX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. PENX: 18.71 )
PENX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -43.8   Max: 18.7
Current: 18.71

-43.8
18.7

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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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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