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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 0.04
SXT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. SXT: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SXT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.07
Current: 0.04
0
0.07
Equity to Asset 0.53
SXT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SXT: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SXT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.53
0.36
0.66
Interest Coverage 8.13
SXT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 50.29 vs. SXT: 8.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SXT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.64  Med: 4.98 Max: 11.31
Current: 8.13
2.64
11.31
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.72
M-Score: -2.85
WACC vs ROIC
9.64%
8.05%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.71
SXT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. SXT: 11.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SXT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.02  Med: 13.04 Max: 16.21
Current: 11.71
9.02
16.21
Net-margin (%) 7.62
SXT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. SXT: 7.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SXT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.32  Med: 7.78 Max: 10.31
Current: 7.62
4.32
10.31
ROE (%) 10.34
SXT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. SXT: 10.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SXT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.43  Med: 11.85 Max: 19.55
Current: 10.34
6.43
19.55
ROA (%) 5.97
SXT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. SXT: 5.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SXT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.06  Med: 5.95 Max: 7.9
Current: 5.97
3.06
7.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.72
SXT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.82 vs. SXT: 15.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SXT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.18  Med: 18.95 Max: 38.47
Current: 15.72
12.18
38.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.20
SXT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. SXT: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SXT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.1  Med: 3.40 Max: 9.4
Current: 1.2
-3.1
9.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.70
SXT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SXT: -7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SXT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.6  Med: 2.80 Max: 16.2
Current: -7.7
-8.6
16.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -11.50
SXT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SXT: -11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SXT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.8  Med: 6.10 Max: 26.2
Current: -11.5
-17.8
26.2
» SXT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

SXT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 38,645 sh (+21.41%)
John Keeley 783,540 sh (+17.41%)
Robert Olstein 159,000 sh (+12.77%)
Mario Gabelli 1,161,974 sh (+1.93%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 63,783 sh (-21.39%)
Jim Simons 59,100 sh (-34.33%)
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Q4 2014

SXT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 82,400 sh (+39.42%)
Robert Olstein 178,000 sh (+11.95%)
John Keeley 777,285 sh (-0.80%)
Mario Gabelli 1,127,210 sh (-2.99%)
Chuck Royce 56,990 sh (-10.65%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,566 sh (-83.01%)
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Q1 2015

SXT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 60,400 sh (+5.98%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,101,143 sh (-2.31%)
John Keeley 741,987 sh (-4.54%)
Robert Olstein 165,000 sh (-7.30%)
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Q2 2015

SXT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 5,000 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 41,419 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 164,000 sh (-0.61%)
Mario Gabelli 1,039,413 sh (-5.61%)
John Keeley 637,107 sh (-14.14%)
Chuck Royce 51,800 sh (-14.24%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 29.09
SXT's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. SXT: 29.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SXT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.32  Med: 16.41 Max: 41.9
Current: 29.09
10.32
41.9
Forward P/E 18.69
SXT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.83 vs. SXT: 18.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.30
SXT's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
67% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. SXT: 28.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SXT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.31  Med: 16.41 Max: 37.64
Current: 28.3
10.31
37.64
P/B 3.32
SXT's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. SXT: 3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SXT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 1.65 Max: 3.55
Current: 3.32
1.19
3.55
P/S 2.21
SXT's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. SXT: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SXT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.16 Max: 2.37
Current: 2.21
0.77
2.37
PFCF 28.31
SXT's PFCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. SXT: 28.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SXT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.68  Med: 22.17 Max: 63.98
Current: 28.31
9.68
63.98
POCF 15.77
SXT's POCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. SXT: 15.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SXT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.51  Med: 12.16 Max: 18.75
Current: 15.77
6.51
18.75
EV-to-EBIT 21.70
SXT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.34 vs. SXT: 21.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SXT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8  Med: 12.50 Max: 26.8
Current: 21.7
8.8
26.8
Shiller P/E 28.89
SXT's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.52 vs. SXT: 28.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SXT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.45  Med: 17.08 Max: 31.01
Current: 28.89
10.45
31.01
Current Ratio 3.30
SXT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. SXT: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SXT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.18  Med: 2.32 Max: 3.87
Current: 3.3
1.18
3.87
Quick Ratio 1.44
SXT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. SXT: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SXT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.44
0.47
1.66
Days Inventory 176.16
SXT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
93% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.39 vs. SXT: 176.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SXT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 127.8  Med: 158.24 Max: 176.85
Current: 176.16
127.8
176.85
Days Sales Outstanding 64.71
SXT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.83 vs. SXT: 64.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SXT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 47.93  Med: 59.34 Max: 63.77
Current: 64.71
47.93
63.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.57
SXT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. SXT: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SXT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 2.41 Max: 3.81
Current: 1.57
1.44
3.81
Dividend Payout 0.44
SXT's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
62% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. SXT: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SXT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.39 Max: 17.86
Current: 0.44
0.26
17.86
Dividend growth (3y) 5.30
SXT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
52% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SXT: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SXT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 4.20 Max: 7.6
Current: 5.3
0
7.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.01
SXT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. SXT: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SXT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.09 Max: 4.89
Current: 2.01
1.85
4.89
Share Buyback Rate 0.80
SXT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. SXT: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SXT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.6  Med: 0.50 Max: -1.7
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 6.20
SXT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. SXT: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SXT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.56  Med: 4.62 Max: 10.19
Current: 6.2
2.56
10.19
Price/Projected FCF 2.08
SXT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. SXT: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SXT' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.26 Max: 5.63
Current: 2.08
0.83
5.63
Price/Median PS Value 1.93
SXT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SXT: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SXT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.93
0.71
2.02
Price/Graham Number 2.77
SXT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
81% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SXT: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SXT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 1.93 Max: 3.04
Current: 2.77
1.19
3.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.61
SXT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SXT: 4.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SXT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.7  Med: 8.00 Max: 11.4
Current: 4.61
3.7
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.19
SXT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. SXT: -0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SXT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -1.2  Med: 7.40 Max: 19.6
Current: -0.19
-1.2
19.6

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 1,369 1,416 1,470
EPS($) 3.05 3.50 4.00
EPS without NRI($) 3.05 3.50 4.00

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:SSF.Germany,
Sensient Technologies Corp was incorporated in 1882 in Wisconsin. The Company is a manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances. The Company uses technologies at facilities to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty chemicals. The Company's customers include international manufacturers. The Company's products include: flavors, flavor enhancers and bio nutrients; fragrances and aroma chemicals; dehydrated vegetables and other food ingredients; natural and synthetic food and beverage colors; cosmetic and pharmaceutical colors and additives; technical colors, inkjet colors and inks, and specialty dyes and pigments. The Company has two reportable segments: Flavors & Fragrances Group and the Color Group. Additional segments, the Asia Pacific Group, the China Group and the Flavors Central & South America Group are managed on a geographic basis and are included in the Corporate & Other category. The Company develops, manufactures and supplies flavor and fragrance systems for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and household-products industries. The Company's flavor formulations are used in consumer products. Under the brand names of Sensient Flavors, Sensient Dehydrated Flavors and Sensient Fragrances, the Group is a supplier to multinational companies. The Flavors & Fragrances Group produces flavor and fragrance products that impart a desired taste, texture, aroma and/or other characteristics to a range of consumer and other products. This Group includes the Company's dehydrated flavors business, which produces ingredients for food processors. The products of the Group are systems products, including flavor-delivery systems, and compounded and blended products. In addition, the Group has range in selected ingredient products such as essential oils, natural and synthetic flavors, and aroma chemicals. The Company is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of colors for businesses internationally. The Company provides natural and synthetic color systems for use in foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals; colors and other ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals; and technical colors for industrial applications and digital imaging. The Asia Pacific Group and the China Group focus on marketing the Company's product line in the Pacific Rim under the Company name. Through these operations the Company offers products from its Flavors & Fragrances Group and Color Group, as well as products developed by regional technical teams to appeal to local preferences. The Company competes with few companies across multiple product lines, and is more likely to encounter competition specific to an individual product. The production, packaging, labeling and distribution of certain of the products of the Company in the U.S. are subject to the regulations of various federal, state and local governmental agencies, in particular the
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