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Financial Strength : 5/10

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Interest Coverage 5.56
PPO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 1232 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.18 vs. PPO: 5.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PPO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 5.56
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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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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

PPO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 13,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 360,456 sh (+1.65%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,159,500 sh (+0.17%)
Michael Price 25,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 34,563 sh (-11.52%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 39,320 sh (-20.81%)
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Q1 2015

PPO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jeremy Grantham 906,984 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 152,528 sh (New)
Jim Simons 214,800 sh (+1515.04%)
Michael Price Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 5,901,058 sh (-4.20%)
Joel Greenblatt 170,831 sh (-52.61%)
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Q2 2015

PPO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Prem Watsa 34,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 635,300 sh (+195.76%)
Mario Gabelli 251,800 sh (+65.08%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 5,110,640 sh (-13.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 12,116 sh (-92.91%)
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Q3 2015

PPO Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Prem Watsa Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Polypore International Inc is a Delaware corporation is a high technology filtration company that develops, manufactures and markets specialized microporous membranes used in separation and filtration processes. The microporous membranes that Company produces are highly engineered polymeric structures that contain millions of pores per square inch, enabling the management of ions, gases and particles that range in size from the cellular to the nano or molecular level. Its operations are mainly managed on a products basis and are comprised of three operating segments that have been aggregated into two reportable segments: energy storage and separations media. The energy storage segment produces and markets membranes that provide the critical function of separating the cathode and anode in a variety of battery markets, including lithium, industrial and transportation applications. The separations media segment produces and markets membranes used as the high technology filtration element in various medical and industrial applications. Electronics applications: The Company develops, manufactures and markets a line of patented polypropylene and polyethylene monolayer and multilayer membrane separators for lithium batteries that are used in numerous applications such as personal electronic devices, cordless power tools and HEVs and other electric vehicles. Transportation and industrial applications: Polypore develops, manufactures and markets a complete line of high-performance polymer-based membrane separators for lead-acid batteries. Approximately 80% of its lead-acid battery separators are used in batteries for automobiles and other motor vehicles. The Company develops, manufactures and markets a complete line of patented polyethersulfone membranes for the hemodialysis market. Hemodialysis is the artificial process that performs the function of a healthy kidney for patients with permanent kidney failure, a condition known as End Stage Renal Disease. Polypore develops, manufactures and markets polypropylene and polymethylpentene membranes for the blood oxygenation market. As a component of heart-lung machines, blood oxygenators temporarily replace the functions of the lungs during on-pump open-heart surgery. The Company develops, manufactures and markets polypropylene and polyethersulfone membranes for the plasmapheresis market. In plasmapheresis, plasma is separated from the blood and either retained for the production of therapeutic proteins or filtered and returned to the blood as a treatment for various autoimmune disorders. Polypore produces a range of membranes and membrane-based elements for micro- and ultrafiltration and gasification/degasification of liquids, covering a range of applications in the filtration market. The Company sells its products and services to customers in both the domestic and international marketplace. Polypore sells mainly to manufacturers and converters that incorporate its products into their finishe

Guru Investment Theses on Polypore International Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on Polypore International Inc. - Oct 19, 2015

Polypore International Inc. (NYSE:PPO), based in Charlotte, North Carolina, develops and manufactures microporous membranes used in products such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, and lawn and garden equipment. On February 23, 2015, it announced that the company would be sold to a U.S. subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corp. for $60.50 in cash. Additionally, immediately prior to the completion of Asahi Kasei’s acquisition, 3M would purchase the assets of Polypore’s Separations Media Segment for $1 billion, with Asahi Kasei receiving the proceeds from the sale. After receiving regulatory and shareholder approvals, the merger closed on August 26, 2015. The Fund earned a 4.57% annualized return.



From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s ABC Fund third quarter commentary.



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Meridian Funds Comments on Polypore International Inc - Sep 08, 2014

Polypore International (PPO) develops, manufactures and markets specialized membranes used in separation and filtration processes. The stock rallied strongly during the second quarter as it signed a new agreement with a customer that includes possible access to one of the world’s fastest growing electronic vehicle brands. We believe the company has substantial earnings growth potential driven by increases in capacity utilization of their lithium ion separator manufacturing facilities as electronic vehicles increase their share of total automobile production. We took advantage of the strong stock move to trim some of the position during the quarter.

From Meridian Funds (Trades, Portfolio)’ Meridian Growth Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $617.0
EPS (TTM) $ 1.11
Short Percentage of Float4.37%
52-Week Range $36.38 - 60.49
Shares Outstanding (Mil)45.01

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue (Mil $) 715 775
EPS ($) 2.00 2.43
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.00 2.43
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
12.00%
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PRIMECAP Sells Stake in Technology Company Nov 16 2015 
Mario Gabelli Comments on Polypore International Inc. Oct 19 2015 
The Gabelli ABC Merger and Arbitrage Fund Q3 Shareholder Commentary Oct 19 2015 
Prem Watsa Bought Kennedy-Wilson, Cut Dresser-Rand in Second Quarter Oct 07 2015 
Merger Integration Begins for 3M and Separations Media Aug 28 2015 
Prem Watsa Buys 8 New Diverse Holdings in Second Quarter Aug 14 2015 
Jeremy Grantham Makes 29 New Buys in First Quarter May 19 2015 
Meridian Funds Comments on Polypore International Inc Sep 08 2014 
Meridian Growth Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary Sep 08 2014 
Meridian Funds Comments on Polypore International Inc Jun 19 2014 

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