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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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Cash to Debt 0.52
NYSE:SLCA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.67 vs. NYSE:SLCA: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:SLCA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.46 Max: N/A
Current: 0.52
Equity to Asset 0.50
NYSE:SLCA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. NYSE:SLCA: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:SLCA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.5
0.19
0.5
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 4.07
M-Score: -1.43
WACC vs ROIC
45.03%
-5.15%
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) -11.63
NYSE:SLCA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. NYSE:SLCA: -11.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:SLCA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.15  Med: 20.09 Max: 26.93
Current: -11.63
4.15
26.93
Net-margin (%) -9.61
NYSE:SLCA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.19 vs. NYSE:SLCA: -9.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:SLCA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 10.23 Max: 17.91
Current: -9.61
1.85
17.91
ROE (%) -9.17
NYSE:SLCA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -11.26 vs. NYSE:SLCA: -9.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:SLCA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.01  Med: 27.57 Max: 44.77
Current: -9.17
3.01
44.77
ROA (%) -3.85
NYSE:SLCA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1517 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.42 vs. NYSE:SLCA: -3.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:SLCA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 5.43 Max: 12.25
Current: -3.85
1.02
12.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -8.41
NYSE:SLCA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1450 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -13.11 vs. NYSE:SLCA: -8.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:SLCA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.32  Med: 15.57 Max: 29.52
Current: -8.41
4.32
29.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
NYSE:SLCA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.20 vs. NYSE:SLCA: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:SLCA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.6  Med: 28.85 Max: 39.8
Current: 12.6
12.6
39.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -17.20
NYSE:SLCA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -18.30 vs. NYSE:SLCA: -17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:SLCA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.2  Med: 36.85 Max: 42.9
Current: -17.2
-17.2
42.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -47.30
NYSE:SLCA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. NYSE:SLCA: -47.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:SLCA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.3  Med: 68.65 Max: 138.9
Current: -47.3
-47.3
138.9
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

SLCA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 50,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,783,800 sh (+165.05%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Rogers 4,058,476 sh (-5.24%)
Arnold Schneider 62,693 sh (-33.94%)
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Q1 2016

SLCA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Leon Cooperman 100,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,334,200 sh (+30.86%)
Chuck Royce 50,000 sh (unchged)
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
John Rogers 3,885,700 sh (-4.26%)
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Q2 2016

SLCA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

RS Investment Management 370,210 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 56,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,200 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Chuck Royce 41,500 sh (-17.00%)
John Rogers 2,593,654 sh (-33.25%)
Steven Cohen 569,600 sh (-75.60%)
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Q3 2016

SLCA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 8,075 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 660,331 sh (+15.93%)
Ron Baron 56,600 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Chuck Royce 33,556 sh (-19.14%)
John Rogers 1,886,231 sh (-27.28%)
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Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals    NAICS: 212399    SIC: 1499
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Traded in other countries:USI.Germany,
US Silica Holdings Inc together with its subsidiaries is a domestic producer of commercial silica, a specialized mineral that is a critical input into an end markets. Its products include Oil & Gas Proppants, Fine Ground Silica, FLORISIL & Aplite.

US Silica Holdings Inc was incorporated as a Delaware corporation on November 14, 2008. On January 31, 2012, the Company completed an initial public offering of common stock (the "IPO"). It is domestic producer of commercial silica, a specialized mineral that is a critical input into a variety of attractive end markets. It has developed core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science that enable us to produce and cost-effectively deliver over 250 products to customers across these markets. In its largest end market, oil and gas proppants, its frac-sand is used to stimulate and maintain the flow of hydrocarbons in horizontally drilled oil and natural gas wells. Its commercial silica is also used as an economically irreplaceable raw material in a wide range of industrial applications, including glassmaking and chemical manufacturing. In recent years a number of attractive new end markets have developed for its high-margin, performance silica products, including solar panels, specialty coatings, wind turbines, polymer additives and geothermal energy systems. Its operations are organized into two segments based on end markets served: Oil & Gas Proppants, and Industrial & Specialty Products. In the Oil & Gas Proppants segment, it serves the oil and gas recovery market providing fracturing sand, or "frac sand," which is pumped down oil and natural gas wells to prop open rock fissures and increase the flow rate of natural gas and oil from the wells. The Industrial & Specialty Products segment consists of over 250 products and materials used in a variety of industries including, container glass, fiberglass, specialty glass, flat glass, building products, fillers and extenders, foundry products, chemicals, recreation products and filtration products. The Company's trademarks, includes "U.S. Silica" and products such as "OTTAWA WHITE". Its operations may be subject to broad environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA").

Guru Investment Theses on US Silica Holdings Inc

John Rogers Comments on Silica Holdings - Aug 03, 2016

Some of our holdings performed well during the quarter. High-quality industrial sand producer U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) surged +52.01% as oil prices recovered.

Specifically, the price of crude oil moved fromapproximately $35 to $52 before settling back. This move gave investors confidence that oil and gas producers, U.S. Silica’s core customer base, will remain big customers of the firm. We continue to see Silica as having a significant logistical advantage over peers in its crucial niche.

From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' Ariel Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.

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John Rogers Comments on U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. - Oct 20, 2015

Industrial sand specialist U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) fell -51.67% in sympathy with a beleaguered competitor. Specifically, Emerge Energy Services LP (NYSE:EMES), which operates within a constrictive MLP structure (where it must distribute most of its profits), has sharply slashed its distribution guidance this year. The market simplistically applied Emerge’s woes to U.S. Silica, whose standard equity structure gives it far greater maneuverability. At the current price, Silica trades at a deep discount to our estimate of its intrinsic value.

From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' Ariel Fund Third Quarter 2015 shareholder letter.

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Ratios

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Forward P/E 120.48
SLCA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
97% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.83 vs. SLCA: 120.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 5.22
SLCA's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. SLCA: 5.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SLCA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.94  Med: 4.26 Max: 10.94
Current: 5.22
1.94
10.94
P/S 6.87
SLCA's P/S is ranked lower than
81% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SLCA: 6.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SLCA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 2.47 Max: 6.91
Current: 6.87
1.03
6.91
POCF 130.53
SLCA's POCF is ranked lower than
97% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.91 vs. SLCA: 130.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SLCA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.79  Med: 17.99 Max: 131.06
Current: 130.53
6.79
131.06
EV-to-EBITDA 788.29
SLCA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.51 vs. SLCA: 788.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SLCA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 11 Max: 791.29
Current: 788.29
5.9
791.29
Current Ratio 4.21
SLCA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. SLCA: 4.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SLCA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 4 Max: 8.57
Current: 4.21
2.21
8.57
Quick Ratio 3.46
SLCA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. SLCA: 3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SLCA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 3.45 Max: 7.63
Current: 3.46
1.72
7.63
Days Inventory 56.92
SLCA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 75.44 vs. SLCA: 56.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SLCA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.17  Med: 52.1 Max: 62.41
Current: 56.92
42.17
62.41
Days Sales Outstanding 49.70
SLCA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 38.06 vs. SLCA: 49.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SLCA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.43  Med: 48.97 Max: 55.89
Current: 49.7
32.43
55.89
Days Payable 56.28
SLCA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
58% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 46.00 vs. SLCA: 56.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SLCA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.21  Med: 39.14 Max: 73.68
Current: 56.28
26.21
73.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.42
SLCA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
88% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. SLCA: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SLCA' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.16 Max: 3.46
Current: 0.42
0.42
3.46
Forward Dividend Yield 0.42
SLCA's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
90% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. SLCA: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.42
SLCA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
86% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SLCA: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SLCA' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.16 Max: 3.46
Current: 0.42
0.42
3.46
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
SLCA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 1068 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.20 vs. SLCA: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SLCA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.5  Med: -2.05 Max: -0.3
Current: -0.3
-2.5
-0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 9.65
SLCA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 1321 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. SLCA: 9.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SLCA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.45  Med: 6.06 Max: 11.13
Current: 9.65
2.45
11.13
Price/Projected FCF 5.80
SLCA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. SLCA: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SLCA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.54  Med: 2.14 Max: 5.82
Current: 5.8
1.54
5.82
Price/Median PS Value 2.74
SLCA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SLCA: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SLCA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.92 Max: 2.75
Current: 2.74
0.41
2.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.17
SLCA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1482 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.00 vs. SLCA: -1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SLCA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.2  Med: 8.1 Max: 13.7
Current: -1.17
-1.2
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -18.38
SLCA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.92 vs. SLCA: -18.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SLCA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.4  Med: 10.7 Max: 46
Current: -18.38
-18.4
46

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $513.4
EPS (TTM) $ -0.85
Beta2.35
Short Percentage of Float16.44%
52-Week Range $13.54 - 59.31
Shares Outstanding (Mil)79.64

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 546 878 1,339
EPS ($) -0.40 0.15 1.93
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.40 0.15 1.93
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
7.00%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.38 0.38 0.25
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
John Rogers Comments on Silica Holdings Aug 03 2016 
John Rogers' Ariel Fund 2nd Quarter Commentary Aug 03 2016 
John Rogers Identifies the Best Value Stocks for 2016 Dec 21 2015 
Value Aficionado Arnold Schneider Starts 7 New Positions Nov 12 2015 
John Rogers Comments on U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. Oct 20 2015 
John Rogers' Ariel Fund Third Quarter Commentary Oct 20 2015 
John Rogers' Ariel Fund Q1 2015 Commentary Apr 16 2015 
John Rogers Ariel Funds Q4 2014 Commentary Jan 18 2015 
Buy U. S. Silica Now And Enjoy Triple Digit Profits From The Misplaced Fear Of Others Dec 23 2014 
Buy U. S. Silica Now And Enjoy Triple-Digit Profits From The Misplaced Fear Of Others Dec 23 2014 

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