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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.35
SHLM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. SHLM: 0.35 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.78
Current: 0.35

0.27
4.78
Equity to Asset 0.38
SHLM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. SHLM: 0.38 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.38

0.38
0.7
Interest Coverage 8.24
SHLM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. SHLM: 8.24 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.81   Max: 43.58
Current: 8.24

2.81
43.58
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.51
M-Score: -2.39
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.96
SHLM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. SHLM: 2.96 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 8.61
Current: 2.96

1.05
8.61
Net-margin (%) 1.22
SHLM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. SHLM: 1.22 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.22   Max: 5.22
Current: 1.22

-0.22
5.22
ROE (%) 5.14
SHLM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.91 vs. SHLM: 5.14 )
SHLM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.76   Max: 13.69
Current: 5.14

-0.76
13.69
ROA (%) 2.11
SHLM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. SHLM: 2.11 )
SHLM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.35   Max: 9.01
Current: 2.11

-0.35
9.01
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.70
SHLM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.44 vs. SHLM: 13.70 )
SHLM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 23.43
Current: 13.7

4.4
23.43
Revenue Growth (%) 8.60
SHLM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. SHLM: 8.60 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 17.3
Current: 8.6

-4.5
17.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.70
SHLM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SHLM: 10.70 )
SHLM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.5   Max: 27.8
Current: 10.7

-15.5
27.8
EPS Growth (%) -10.80
SHLM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SHLM: -10.80 )
SHLM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.8   Max: 59.7
Current: -10.8

-33.8
59.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

SHLM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 33,500 sh (+100.6%)
Chuck Royce 2,445,435 sh (+62.53%)
Mariko Gordon 1,614,446 sh (+24.2%)
Tom Russo Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 92,344 sh (-0.92%)
David Dreman 273,082 sh (-15.19%)
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Q3 2013

SHLM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 45,141 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,597,075 sh (+6.2%)
Joel Greenblatt 94,726 sh (+2.58%)
Mariko Gordon 1,551,189 sh (-3.92%)
David Dreman 77,451 sh (-71.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,500 sh (-74.63%)
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Q4 2013

SHLM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 10,763 sh (New)
Jim Simons 112,441 sh (+149.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,200 sh (+43.53%)
David Dreman 88,590 sh (+14.38%)
Mariko Gordon 1,633,629 sh (+5.31%)
Chuck Royce 2,536,887 sh (-2.32%)
Joel Greenblatt 74,445 sh (-21.41%)
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Q1 2014

SHLM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mariko Gordon 1,712,393 sh (+4.82%)
David Dreman 91,314 sh (+3.07%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,312,347 sh (-8.85%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,505 sh (-22.09%)
Jim Simons 67,600 sh (-39.88%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,247 sh (-91.61%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SHLM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mariko Gordon 2014-03-31 Add 4.82%0.11%$32.21 - $36.2 $ 40.9719%1712393
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -91.61%0.06%$32.21 - $36.2 $ 40.9719%6247
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 Add 5.31%0.12%$28.46 - $35.13 $ 40.9724%1633629
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -21.41%0.02%$28.46 - $35.13 $ 40.9724%74445
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -71.64%0.16%$26.47 - $29.17 $ 40.9748%77451
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Add 24.2%0.41%$24.82 - $30.99 $ 40.9749%1614446
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.0044%$23.14 - $28.66 $ 40.9760%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-12-31 Sold Out $23.14 - $28.66 $ 40.9760%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 22.66%0.03%$19.82 - $25.54 $ 40.9780%94403
David Dreman 2012-06-30 New Buy0.16%$17.89 - $27.85 $ 40.9785%338288
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.11%$17.89 - $27.85 $ 40.9785%76964
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 31.40
SHLM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. SHLM: 31.40 )
SHLM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.37   Max: 105.31
Current: 31.4

11.37
105.31
P/B 2.18
SHLM's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SHLM: 2.18 )
SHLM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.23
Current: 2.18

0.85
2.23
P/S 0.51
SHLM's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SHLM: 0.51 )
SHLM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.51

0.17
0.56
PFCF 33.43
SHLM's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.49 vs. SHLM: 33.43 )
SHLM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 2555
Current: 33.43

1.53
2555
EV-to-EBIT 18.03
SHLM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. SHLM: 18.03 )
SHLM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 88
Current: 18.03

1.7
88
PEG 1.78
SHLM's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.18 vs. SHLM: 1.78 )
SHLM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 367.33
Current: 1.78

1.59
367.33
Shiller P/E 33.81
SHLM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SHLM: 33.81 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.27   Max: 34.4
Current: 33.81

13.27
34.4
Current Ratio 1.95
SHLM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SHLM: 1.95 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 4.41
Current: 1.95

1.77
4.41
Quick Ratio 1.24
SHLM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. SHLM: 1.24 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 2.99
Current: 1.24

1.1
2.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.95
SHLM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. SHLM: 1.95 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 4.95
Current: 1.95

1.89
4.95
Dividend Payout 0.36
SHLM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. SHLM: 0.36 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 33.75
Current: 0.36

0.17
33.75
Dividend growth (3y) 9.10
SHLM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. SHLM: 9.10 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.9
Current: 9.1

0
10.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.70
SHLM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. SHLM: 2.70 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.69   Max: 7.04
Current: 2.7

2.69
7.04
Share Buyback Rate -1.60
SHLM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. SHLM: -1.60 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.6   Max: -4.7
Current: -1.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.81
SHLM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. SHLM: 4.81 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 4.4
Current: 4.81

0.98
4.4
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.05
SHLM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SHLM: 1.05 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.29
Current: 1.05

0.38
1.29
Price/Median PS Value 1.33
SHLM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SHLM: 1.33 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.49
Current: 1.33

0.5
3.49
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.15
SHLM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SHLM: 2.15 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.63
Current: 2.15

0.71
5.63
Price/Graham Number 2.67
SHLM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SHLM: 2.67 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.72
Current: 2.67

0.59
2.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
SHLM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. SHLM: 5.50 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 58.4
Current: 5.5

1.1
58.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.62
SHLM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. SHLM: 19.62 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3   Max: 22.2
Current: 19.62

-3
22.2

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:SLH.Germany
A.Schulman, Inc. was organized as an Ohio corporation in 1928 and changed its state of incorporation to Delaware in 1969. It is an international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins. A. Schulman is a global plastics compounder, specializing in multi-component blends that include polyolefins, nylons, elastomers, ionomers and ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). A. Schulman operates three lines of business: engineered plastics, masterbatch and distribution services. The Company's segments are Europe, North America Masterbatch ('NAMB'), North America Engineered Plastics ('NAEP'), North America Distribution Services ('NADS') (which includes rotomolding) and Asia. Its activities in each of its business segments could be classified into five main product families: color and additive concentrates; engineered compounds; polyolefins; PVC; and tolling. The Company's color and additive concentrates business consists of the compounding of resins that provide plastic with specific color and/or physical properties, such as conductivity, flexibility, viscosity and textures. Its engineered compounds are products designed to have and maintain characteristics such as chemical resistance, electrical conductivity, heat resistance and/or high strength-to-weight ratios. The Company's polyolefin business consists of numerous polypropylene and polyethylene resins and compounds. The Company's PVC business, under the name Polyvin (r), involves the formulation of compounds and elastomers to introduce product attributes, including weatherability, consistency, ease of processing, material flexibility, and high-gloss or low-gloss finish. The Company provides tolling services, mainly in Europe, as a fee for processing of material provided and owned by customers. The research and development centers are in Sindorf, Germany and Akron, Ohio. The Company competes with producers of basic plastic resins, many of which also operate compounding plants, as well as other independent plastic compounders. Its operations on and ownership of real property are subject to environmental, health and safety laws and regulations at the national, state and local governmental levels.
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