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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 0.27
POL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. POL: 0.27 )
POL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.27

Equity to Asset 0.32
POL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. POL: 0.32 )
POL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.32

0.14
0.41
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.92
M-Score: -2.71
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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Operating margin (%) 5.61
POL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. POL: 5.61 )
POL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.72   Max: 8.14
Current: 5.61

-4.72
8.14
Net-margin (%) 3.04
POL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. POL: 3.04 )
POL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.26   Max: 8.3
Current: 3.04

-12.26
8.3
ROE (%) 12.60
POL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. POL: 12.60 )
POL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -66.13   Max: 37.22
Current: 12.6

-66.13
37.22
ROA (%) 4.13
POL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. POL: 4.13 )
POL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.08   Max: 10.53
Current: 4.13

-19.08
10.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.04
POL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.06 vs. POL: 23.04 )
POL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -19.24   Max: 41.36
Current: 23.04

-19.24
41.36
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.70
POL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. POL: 12.70 )
POL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.9   Max: 13
Current: 12.7

-7.9
13
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 19.80
POL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. POL: 19.80 )
POL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.9   Max: 255
Current: 19.8

-51.9
255
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -16.90
POL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. POL: -16.90 )
POL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27   Max: 141.5
Current: -16.9

-27
141.5
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

POL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Columbia Wanger 1,919,000 sh (-1.49%)
James Barrow 3,758,518 sh (-1.5%)
Jim Simons 22,758 sh (-47.75%)
Steven Cohen 8,111 sh (-50.49%)
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Q1 2014

POL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 686,507 sh (+8363.9%)
Jim Simons 265,236 sh (+1065.46%)
Columbia Wanger 1,919,000 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 2,315,312 sh (-38.4%)
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Q2 2014

POL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 319,824 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 17,000 sh (+70%)
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 (+1.7%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
James Barrow 2,165,922 sh (-2.88%)
Columbia Wanger 887,000 sh (-42.92%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with POL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.17%$36.23 - $42.13 $ 36.97-5%319824
James Barrow 2014-03-31 Reduce -38.4%0.07%$33.44 - $38.09 $ 36.973%2315312
James Barrow 2013-03-31 Add 883.89%0.15%$20.42 - $25.28 $ 36.9760%3922215
James Barrow 2012-12-31 Reduce -90.12%0.12%$15.81 - $20.74 $ 36.9796%3986415
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.13%$11.77 - $15.32 $ 36.97184%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 55.8%0.05%$9.63 - $12.18 $ 36.97236%90634
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.1%$10.16 - $16.34 $ 36.97178%58172
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 29.50
POL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 26.40 vs. POL: 29.50 )
POL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.71   Max: 73.02
Current: 29.5

3.71
73.02
P/B 3.88
POL's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. POL: 3.88 )
POL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 4.37
Current: 3.88

0.41
4.37
P/S 0.90
POL's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. POL: 0.90 )
POL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.05
Current: 0.9

0.05
1.05
PFCF 23.25
POL's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 76.13 vs. POL: 23.25 )
POL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 160.6
Current: 23.25

1.4
160.6
EV-to-EBIT 18.70
POL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.46 vs. POL: 18.70 )
POL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -74.2   Max: 59.2
Current: 18.7

-74.2
59.2
PEG 1.46
POL's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. POL: 1.46 )
POL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 15.99
Current: 1.46

0.24
15.99
Shiller P/E 43.07
POL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 51.79 vs. POL: 43.07 )
POL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.89   Max: 1174
Current: 43.07

21.89
1174
Current Ratio 1.94
POL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. POL: 1.94 )
POL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.94

0.97
2.2
Quick Ratio 1.41
POL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. POL: 1.41 )
POL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.41

0.45
1.72

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.92
POL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. POL: 0.92 )
POL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.49
Current: 0.92

0.27
1.49
Dividend Payout 0.27
POL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. POL: 0.27 )
POL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 12.5
Current: 0.27

0.03
12.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
POL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
77% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. POL: 0.90 )
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 -0.20
POL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. POL: -0.20 )
POL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.3   Max: -23.1
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.97
POL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. POL: 1.97 )
POL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 15.3
Current: 1.97

0.49
15.3
Price/Median PS Value 2.74
POL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. POL: 2.74 )
POL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 3.12
Current: 2.74

0.26
3.12
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.39
POL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. POL: 2.39 )
POL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 3.91
Current: 2.39

0.26
3.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
POL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. POL: 5.30 )
POL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 32.6
Current: 5.3

1.7
32.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.34
POL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. POL: 14.34 )
POL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 23.7
Current: 14.34

1.3
23.7

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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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 advanced 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 Comp
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