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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.20
POL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. POL: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
POL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: N/A
Current: 0.2

Equity to Asset 0.28
POL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. POL: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
POL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.28

0.14
0.41
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.85
M-Score: -2.92
WACC vs ROIC
10.21%
7.56%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.55
POL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. POL: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
POL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.72   Max: 8.14
Current: 4.55

-4.72
8.14
Net-margin (%) 2.16
POL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. POL: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
POL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.26   Max: 8.3
Current: 2.16

-12.26
8.3
ROE (%) 9.39
POL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.93 vs. POL: 9.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
POL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -66.13   Max: 37.22
Current: 9.39

-66.13
37.22
ROA (%) 2.89
POL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. POL: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
POL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.08   Max: 10.53
Current: 2.89

-19.08
10.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.35
POL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.82 vs. POL: 18.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
POL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -19.24   Max: 41.36
Current: 18.35

-19.24
41.36
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
POL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. POL: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
POL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.9   Max: 13
Current: 10.5

-7.9
13
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.00
POL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. POL: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
POL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.9   Max: 255
Current: -1

-51.9
255
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -23.20
POL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. POL: -23.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
POL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27   Max: 141.5
Current: -23.2

-27
141.5
» POL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

POL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 319,824 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 17,000 sh (+70.00%)
Jim Simons 320,958 sh (+21.01%)
Chuck Royce 2,100 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 3,600 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 2,230,052 sh (-3.68%)
Columbia Wanger 1,554,000 sh (-19.02%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,800 sh (-22.67%)
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Q3 2014

POL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 41,890 sh (+622.24%)
Steven Cohen 15,500 sh (+330.56%)
Louis Moore Bacon 40,815 sh (+140.09%)
Jim Simons 406,958 sh (+26.79%)
Joel Greenblatt 325,246 sh (+1.70%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
James Barrow 2,165,922 sh (-2.88%)
Columbia Wanger 887,000 sh (-42.92%)
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Q4 2014

POL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 415,859 sh (+27.86%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
James Barrow 2,099,911 sh (-3.05%)
Jim Simons 245,158 sh (-39.76%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,198 sh (-54.17%)
Columbia Wanger 114,000 sh (-87.15%)
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Q1 2015

POL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 341,258 sh (+39.20%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
James Barrow 2,097,111 sh (-0.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 301,949 sh (-27.39%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 44.80
POL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
75% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. POL: 44.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
POL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.71   Max: 73.02
Current: 44.8

3.71
73.02
Forward P/E 15.36
POL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.47 vs. POL: 15.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 45.70
POL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
74% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. POL: 45.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
POL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 70.36
Current: 45.7

3.7
70.36
P/B 4.50
POL's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. POL: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
POL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 4.74
Current: 4.5

0.41
4.74
P/S 0.97
POL's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. POL: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
POL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.05
Current: 0.97

0.05
1.05
PFCF 27.10
POL's PFCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. POL: 27.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
POL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 160.6
Current: 27.1

1.4
160.6
POCF 16.30
POL's POCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.62 vs. POL: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
POL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 295.09
Current: 16.3

1.17
295.09
EV-to-EBIT 26.01
POL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.94 vs. POL: 26.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
POL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -7.3   Max: 39.4
Current: 26.01

-7.3
39.4
PEG 3.01
POL's PEG is ranked lower than
55% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. POL: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
POL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 15.99
Current: 3.01

0.24
15.99
Shiller P/E 25.60
POL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.13 vs. POL: 25.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
POL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.89   Max: 1174
Current: 25.6

21.89
1174
Current Ratio 1.90
POL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. POL: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
POL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.9

0.97
2.2
Quick Ratio 1.36
POL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. POL: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
POL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.36

0.45
1.72
Days Inventory 37.78
POL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
78% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.46 vs. POL: 37.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
POL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 31.48   Max: 66.93
Current: 37.78

31.48
66.93
Days Sales Outstanding 43.82
POL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.89 vs. POL: 43.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
POL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 25.6   Max: 64.79
Current: 43.82

25.6
64.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.93
POL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. POL: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
POL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.49
Current: 0.93

0.27
1.49
Dividend Payout 0.42
POL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
60% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. POL: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
POL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 12.5
Current: 0.42

0.03
12.5
Dividend growth (3y) 28.60
POL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. POL: 28.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
POL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 28.6
Current: 28.6

0
28.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
POL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
78% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. POL: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
POL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.49
Current: 0.9

0.27
1.49
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
POL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. POL: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
POL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.3   Max: -23.1
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.60
POL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
66% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. POL: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
POL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 15.3
Current: 2.6

0.49
15.3
Price/Median PS Value 2.80
POL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. POL: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
POL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.94
Current: 2.8

0.25
2.94
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 5.40
POL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. POL: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
POL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 5.19
Current: 5.4

0.26
5.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.90
POL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. POL: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
POL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 32.6
Current: 3.9

2.5
32.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.65
POL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. POL: 9.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
POL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 23.7
Current: 9.65

1.3
23.7

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, CYT, LYB » details
Traded in other countries:PY9.Germany,
PolyOne Corp was formed on August 31, 2000 and was incorporated in Ohio. The Company is a provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions with operations in specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, thermoplastic resin distribution and specialty vinyl resins. The Company has manufacturing sites and distribution facilities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. It provides value to its customers through its ability to link its knowledge of polymers and formulation technology with its manufacturing and supply chain to provide value added solutions to designers, assemblers and processors of plastics. The Company operates in five reportable segments: Global Specialty Engineered Materials; Global Color, Additives and Inks; Performance Products and Solutions; Designed Structures and Solutions and PolyOne Distribution. Global Specialty Engineered Materials is a provider of custom plastic formulations, compounding services and solutions for processors of thermoplastic materials across a wide variety of markets and end-use applications. The Company's product portfolio includes standard and custom formulated high-performance polymer compounds that are manufactured using thermoplastic compounds and elastomers, which are then combined with polymer additive, reinforcement, filler, colorant and/or biomaterial technologies. Global Color, Additives and Inks is a provider of specialized color and additive concentrates as well as inks and latexes. Color and additive products include an array of colors, special effects and performance-enhancing and eco-friendly solutions. When combined with non pre-colored base resins, its colorants help customers achieve specialized colors and effects that are targeted at the demands of today's design-oriented consumer and industrial end markets. Performance Products and Solutions is an industry offering products and services for vinyl coating, molding and extrusion processors principally in North America. The Company's product offerings include: vinyl compounds, vinyl resins, and specialty coating materials based largely on vinyl. The Company's PolyOne Distribution business distributes more than 3,500 grades of engineering and commodity grade resins, including PolyOne-produced compounds, to the North American and Asia markets. These products are sold to over 5,700 custom injection molders and extruders who, in turn, convert them into plastic parts that are sold to end-users in a wide range of industries. Designed Structures and Solutions is engaged in providing full service and solutions in engineered polymer structures, rigid barrier packaging and specialty cast acrylics. The Company sells its products mainly through direct sales personnel, distributors, including its PolyOne Distribution segment, and commissioned sales agents. Competition is based on service, performance, product innovation, product recognition, speed, delivery, quality and price. The Company is s
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