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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 0.93
SLCA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.65 vs. SLCA: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SLCA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.43 Max: N/A
Current: 0.93
Equity to Asset 0.43
SLCA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. SLCA: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SLCA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.43
0.19
0.44
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.35
M-Score: -2.37
WACC vs ROIC
61.19%
-5.31%
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 (%) -7.21
SLCA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.73 vs. SLCA: -7.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SLCA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.21  Med: 20.09 Max: 26.93
Current: -7.21
-7.21
26.93
Net-margin (%) -6.70
SLCA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.41 vs. SLCA: -6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SLCA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.7  Med: 10.23 Max: 17.91
Current: -6.7
-6.7
17.91
ROE (%) -7.79
SLCA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1382 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -11.76 vs. SLCA: -7.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SLCA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.79  Med: 27.57 Max: 44.77
Current: -7.79
-7.79
44.77
ROA (%) -2.98
SLCA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1532 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.33 vs. SLCA: -2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SLCA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.98  Med: 5.43 Max: 12.25
Current: -2.98
-2.98
12.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -5.64
SLCA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -13.04 vs. SLCA: -5.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SLCA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.64  Med: 15.57 Max: 29.52
Current: -5.64
-5.64
29.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
SLCA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.90 vs. SLCA: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
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
SLCA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -18.20 vs. SLCA: -17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
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
SLCA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. SLCA: -47.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
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
» SLCA's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-10-28)


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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

SLCA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Arnold Schneider 94,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 673,000 sh (New)
John Rogers 4,282,731 sh (+65.73%)
Joel Greenblatt 70,100 sh (+63.04%)
Kyle Bass Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons 37,300 sh (-90.75%)
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Q4 2015

SLCA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 50,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,783,800 sh (+165.05%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 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

Ron Baron 56,600 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 370,210 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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Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
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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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P/B 5.01
SLCA's P/B is ranked lower than
76% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. SLCA: 5.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SLCA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.94  Med: 4.29 Max: 10.94
Current: 5.01
1.94
10.94
P/S 4.44
SLCA's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SLCA: 4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SLCA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 2.36 Max: 5.68
Current: 4.44
1.03
5.68
POCF 96.38
SLCA's POCF is ranked lower than
97% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.47 vs. SLCA: 96.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SLCA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.79  Med: 16.68 Max: 97.23
Current: 96.38
6.79
97.23
EV-to-EBITDA 106.76
SLCA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
93% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.53 vs. SLCA: 106.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SLCA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 10 Max: 107.73
Current: 106.76
5.9
107.73
Current Ratio 8.15
SLCA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. SLCA: 8.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SLCA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 3.97 Max: 8.57
Current: 8.15
2.21
8.57
Quick Ratio 7.22
SLCA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. SLCA: 7.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SLCA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 3.43 Max: 7.63
Current: 7.22
1.72
7.63
Days Inventory 54.36
SLCA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
66% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 73.43 vs. SLCA: 54.36 )
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: 54.36
42.17
62.41
Days Sales Outstanding 36.52
SLCA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 32.93 vs. SLCA: 36.52 )
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: 36.52
32.43
55.89
Days Payable 39.23
SLCA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
54% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 43.99 vs. SLCA: 39.23 )
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: 39.23
26.21
73.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.59
SLCA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
84% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. SLCA: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SLCA' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.27 Max: 3.46
Current: 0.59
0.53
3.46
Forward Dividend Yield 0.58
SLCA's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. SLCA: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.59
SLCA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
82% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. SLCA: 0.59 )
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: 0.53  Med: 1.27 Max: 3.46
Current: 0.59
0.53
3.46
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
SLCA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -11.60 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 5.98
SLCA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. SLCA: 5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SLCA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.45  Med: 6.05 Max: 11.13
Current: 5.98
2.45
11.13
Price/Projected FCF 5.45
SLCA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
74% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SLCA: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SLCA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.86  Med: 2.12 Max: 5.5
Current: 5.45
1.86
5.5
Price/Median PS Value 1.89
SLCA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SLCA: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SLCA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.89
0.43
1.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.29
SLCA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1507 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.90 vs. SLCA: -1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SLCA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.3  Med: 8.1 Max: 13.7
Current: -1.29
-1.3
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -2.16
SLCA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.32 vs. SLCA: -2.16 )
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: -2.2  Med: 21.6 Max: 46
Current: -2.16
-2.2
46

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $531.0
EPS (TTM) $ -0.64
Beta2.60
Short Percentage of Float23.16%
52-Week Range $13.48 - 46.22
Shares Outstanding (Mil)63.58

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 532 768 1,005
EPS ($) -0.78 0.13 1.30
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.78 0.13 1.30
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
7.00%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.25 0.25 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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