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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.40
PENX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. PENX: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PENX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.4
0.26
0.58
Interest Coverage 4.27
PENX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 41.31 vs. PENX: 4.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PENX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 2.52 Max: 4.3
Current: 4.27
0.18
4.3
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.47
M-Score: -2.75
WACC vs ROIC
2.55%
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 lower than
57% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.14 vs. PENX: 4.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PENX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.58  Med: 4.07 Max: 12.33
Current: 4.12
-6.58
12.33
Net-margin (%) 2.14
PENX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. PENX: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PENX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -25.35  Med: 1.49 Max: 5.89
Current: 2.14
-25.35
5.89
ROE (%) 10.46
PENX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.91 vs. PENX: 10.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PENX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -54.05  Med: 5.28 Max: 16.25
Current: 10.46
-54.05
16.25
ROA (%) 4.05
PENX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. PENX: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PENX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.39  Med: 1.69 Max: 5.94
Current: 4.05
-22.39
5.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.65
PENX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. PENX: 10.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PENX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.99  Med: 7.01 Max: 17.52
Current: 10.65
-6.99
17.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
PENX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. PENX: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PENX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.5  Med: 4.00 Max: 15.5
Current: 4.2
-13.5
15.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.90
PENX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. PENX: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PENX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -46.1  Med: 2.40 Max: 37.9
Current: 11.9
-46.1
37.9
» PENX's 10-Y Financials

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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Q1 2015

PENX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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 lower than
60% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. PENX: 26.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PENX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.37  Med: 25.04 Max: 331.33
Current: 26
7.37
331.33
Forward P/E 20.92
PENX's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.58 vs. PENX: 20.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.00
PENX's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
60% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. PENX: 26.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PENX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.47  Med: 25.36 Max: 298.2
Current: 26
10.47
298.2
P/B 2.50
PENX's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. PENX: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PENX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.34 Max: 2.85
Current: 2.5
0.22
2.85
P/S 0.56
PENX's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. PENX: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PENX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.40 Max: 1.01
Current: 0.56
0.14
1.01
PFCF 67.79
PENX's PFCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.07 vs. PENX: 67.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PENX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.6  Med: 18.16 Max: 67.79
Current: 67.79
5.6
67.79
POCF 14.06
PENX's POCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.93 vs. PENX: 14.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PENX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.69  Med: 8.08 Max: 38.9
Current: 14.06
3.69
38.9
EV-to-EBIT 17.09
PENX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. PENX: 17.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PENX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -222.9  Med: 18.00 Max: 192.1
Current: 17.09
-222.9
192.1
PEG 1.12
PENX's PEG is ranked higher than
73% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. PENX: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PENX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.13  Med: 2.43 Max: 2324
Current: 1.12
1.13
2324
Current Ratio 2.69
PENX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. PENX: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PENX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.95 Max: 3
Current: 2.69
0.69
3
Quick Ratio 1.39
PENX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. PENX: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PENX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.23 Max: 1.83
Current: 1.39
0.41
1.83
Days Inventory 42.05
PENX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 66.25 vs. PENX: 42.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PENX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 25.59  Med: 45.59 Max: 62.04
Current: 42.05
25.59
62.04
Days Sales Outstanding 36.25
PENX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.90 vs. PENX: 36.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PENX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 18.41  Med: 46.45 Max: 58.23
Current: 36.25
18.41
58.23

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.99
PENX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. PENX: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PENX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.69 Max: 3.21
Current: 2.99
0.51
3.21
Price/Projected FCF 3.31
PENX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PENX: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PENX' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.40 Max: 42.38
Current: 3.31
0.5
42.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
PENX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. PENX: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PENX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.14 Max: 2.3
Current: 1.4
0.37
2.3
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.43
PENX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. PENX: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PENX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.35  Med: 2.49 Max: 5.02
Current: 1.43
1.35
5.02
Price/Graham Number 1.85
PENX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
62% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. PENX: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PENX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.19 Max: 7.16
Current: 1.85
0.37
7.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.90
PENX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. PENX: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PENX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 4.70 Max: 9.3
Current: 5.9
0.5
9.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.71
PENX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. PENX: 18.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PENX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -43.8  Med: -5.15 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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