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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.41
SHLM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. SHLM: 0.41 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.78
Current: 0.41

0.27
4.78
Equity to Asset 0.39
SHLM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. SHLM: 0.39 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.39

0.39
0.7
Interest Coverage 8.24
SHLM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.65 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: 4
Z-Score: 3.42
M-Score: -2.57
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.96
SHLM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 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
51% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 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 972 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 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
59% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 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
77% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.91 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
76% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SHLM: 8.60 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 17.2
Current: 8.6

-4.5
17.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.70
SHLM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 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
55% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SHLM: -10.80 )
SHLM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.8   Max: 58.7
Current: -10.8

-33.8
58.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SHLM Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 16,700 sh (+138.57%)
Tom Russo 467 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon 1,299,926 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 321,991 sh (-1.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 93,203 sh (-1.91%)
Chuck Royce 1,504,640 sh (-22.66%)
Jim Simons 43,676 sh (-57.86%)
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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%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Tom Russo 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SHLM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 Add 5.31%0.12%$28.46 - $35.13 $ 35.869%1633629
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -21.41%0.02%$28.46 - $35.13 $ 35.869%74445
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -71.64%0.16%$26.47 - $29.17 $ 35.8629%77451
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Add 24.2%0.41%$24.82 - $30.99 $ 35.8630%1614446
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.0044%$23.14 - $28.66 $ 35.8640%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-12-31 Sold Out $23.14 - $28.66 $ 35.8640%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 22.66%0.03%$19.82 - $25.54 $ 35.8657%94403
David Dreman 2012-06-30 New Buy0.16%$17.89 - $27.85 $ 35.8662%338288
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.11%$17.89 - $27.85 $ 35.8662%76964
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -69.27%0.02%$20.31 - $24.39 $ 35.8662%32650
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 35.50
SHLM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
59% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. SHLM: 35.50 )
SHLM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.37   Max: 104.38
Current: 35.5

11.37
104.38
P/B 2.00
SHLM's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. SHLM: 2.00 )
SHLM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.01
Current: 2

0.85
2.01
P/S 0.46
SHLM's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. SHLM: 0.46 )
SHLM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.46

0.17
0.56
PFCF 20.10
SHLM's PFCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. SHLM: 20.10 )
SHLM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 2555
Current: 20.1

1.53
2555
EV-to-EBIT 19.60
SHLM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. SHLM: 19.60 )
SHLM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 87
Current: 19.6

1.7
87
PEG 1.70
SHLM's PEG is ranked higher than
58% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. SHLM: 1.70 )
SHLM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 367.33
Current: 1.7

1.63
367.33
Shiller P/E 33.50
SHLM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.21 vs. SHLM: 33.50 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.19   Max: 34.05
Current: 33.5

13.19
34.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.22
SHLM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SHLM: 2.22 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 4.95
Current: 2.22

2.16
4.95
Dividend Payout 0.83
SHLM's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
68% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. SHLM: 0.83 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 33.75
Current: 0.83

0.17
33.75
Dividend growth (3y) 9.10
SHLM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 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) 3.13
SHLM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. SHLM: 3.13 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.07   Max: 7.04
Current: 3.13

3.07
7.04
Share Buyback Rate -1.60
SHLM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. SHLM: -1.60 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.5   Max: -4.7
Current: -1.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.00
SHLM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SHLM: 4.00 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 3.77
Current: 4

0.98
3.77
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
SHLM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SHLM: 0.90 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.29
Current: 0.9

0.38
1.29
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
SHLM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SHLM: 1.30 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 3.49
Current: 1.3

0.51
3.49
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.40
SHLM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SHLM: 2.40 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.63
Current: 2.4

0.71
5.63
Price/Graham Number 2.40
SHLM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
60% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SHLM: 2.40 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.28
Current: 2.4

0.59
2.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
SHLM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. SHLM: 5.10 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 59
Current: 5.1

1.1
59
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.48
SHLM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. SHLM: 19.48 )
SHLM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3   Max: 22
Current: 19.48

-3
22

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
Compare:BASFY, DD, SHECY, URALL, APD » details
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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