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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 0.06
SXT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. SXT: 0.06 )
SXT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.06

0
0.26
Equity to Asset 0.60
SXT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SXT: 0.60 )
SXT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.6

0.36
0.66
Interest Coverage 10.67
SXT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.02 vs. SXT: 10.67 )
SXT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.64   Max: 11.31
Current: 10.67

2.64
11.31
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.71
M-Score: -2.89
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 (%) 8.43
SXT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. SXT: 8.43 )
SXT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.2   Max: 16.21
Current: 8.43

9.2
16.21
Net-margin (%) 5.22
SXT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. SXT: 5.22 )
SXT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.32   Max: 9.01
Current: 5.22

4.32
9.01
ROE (%) 6.46
SXT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. SXT: 6.46 )
SXT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.9   Max: 19.14
Current: 6.46

6.9
19.14
ROA (%) 4.07
SXT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. SXT: 4.07 )
SXT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.06   Max: 7.76
Current: 4.07

3.06
7.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.22
SXT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.19 vs. SXT: 11.22 )
SXT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.52   Max: 49.93
Current: 11.22

12.52
49.93
Revenue Growth (%) 3.00
SXT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. SXT: 3.00 )
SXT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 9.4
Current: 3

0.8
9.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.60
SXT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. SXT: 0.60 )
SXT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.6   Max: 19.1
Current: 0.6

-8.6
19.1
EPS Growth (%) 1.50
SXT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SXT: 1.50 )
SXT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 26.2
Current: 1.5

-17.8
26.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SXT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 23,511 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 16,273 sh (New)
Jim Simons 90,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,900 sh (+293.02%)
Third Avenue Management 867,397 sh (-0.29%)
Mario Gabelli 1,218,537 sh (-8.81%)
Robert Olstein 26,000 sh (-13.33%)
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Q1 2014

SXT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Keeley 250,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 81,143 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 19,908 sh (+22.34%)
Robert Olstein 29,000 sh (+11.54%)
Mario Gabelli 1,195,102 sh (-1.92%)
Third Avenue Management 618,625 sh (-28.68%)
Jim Simons 47,500 sh (-47.63%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,800 sh (-71.6%)
Steven Cohen 4,025 sh (-82.88%)
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Q2 2014

SXT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Robert Olstein 141,000 sh (+386.21%)
John Keeley 667,340 sh (+166.94%)
Jim Simons 90,000 sh (+89.47%)
Joel Greenblatt 31,831 sh (+59.89%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,200 sh (+50%)
Chuck Royce 81,143 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,139,934 sh (-4.62%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SXT

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Add 12.77%0.12%$51.86 - $56.35 $ 59.239%159000
John Keeley 2014-09-30 Add 17.41%0.12%$51.86 - $56.35 $ 59.239%783540
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 21.41%$51.86 - $56.35 $ 59.239%38645
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Add 386.21%0.87%$52.78 - $56.72 $ 59.239%141000
Third Avenue Management 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.68%$52.78 - $56.72 $ 59.239%0
John Keeley 2014-06-30 Add 166.94%0.42%$52.78 - $56.72 $ 59.239%667340
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 59.89%0.01%$52.78 - $56.72 $ 59.239%31831
John Keeley 2014-03-31 New Buy0.24%$46.74 - $55.79 $ 59.2316%250000
Third Avenue Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -28.68%0.22%$46.74 - $55.79 $ 59.2316%618625
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 22.34%$46.74 - $55.79 $ 59.2316%19908
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$47.74 - $53.32 $ 59.2319%16273
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 38.20
SXT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.20 vs. SXT: 38.20 )
SXT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.32   Max: 38.56
Current: 38.2

10.32
38.56
P/B 2.59
SXT's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. SXT: 2.59 )
SXT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 2.62
Current: 2.59

1.19
2.62
P/S 2.00
SXT's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SXT: 2.00 )
SXT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 2.02
Current: 2

0.77
2.02
PFCF 32.37
SXT's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 139.29 vs. SXT: 32.37 )
SXT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.68   Max: 131.25
Current: 32.37

9.68
131.25
EV-to-EBIT 26.65
SXT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.10 vs. SXT: 26.65 )
SXT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 26.9
Current: 26.65

8.8
26.9
PEG 9.87
SXT's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SXT: 9.87 )
SXT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 26.22
Current: 9.87

0.82
26.22
Shiller P/E 26.78
SXT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 54.15 vs. SXT: 26.78 )
SXT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.52   Max: 27.06
Current: 26.78

10.52
27.06
Current Ratio 3.58
SXT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SXT: 3.58 )
SXT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 3.87
Current: 3.58

1.18
3.87
Quick Ratio 1.50
SXT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SXT: 1.50 )
SXT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.5

0.47
1.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.65
SXT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
53% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SXT: 1.65 )
SXT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 3.81
Current: 1.65

1.61
3.81
Dividend Payout 0.57
SXT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SXT: 0.57 )
SXT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 17.86
Current: 0.57

0.17
17.86
Dividend growth (3y) 4.80
SXT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SXT: 4.80 )
SXT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 7.6
Current: 4.8

0
7.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.14
SXT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
54% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. SXT: 2.14 )
SXT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 4.79
Current: 2.14

2.03
4.79
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
SXT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. SXT: -0.30 )
SXT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.6   Max: -1.7
Current: -0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.36
SXT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SXT: 4.36 )
SXT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.56   Max: 10.45
Current: 4.36

2.56
10.45
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.83
SXT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. SXT: 1.83 )
SXT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 5.63
Current: 1.83

0.83
5.63
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
SXT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. SXT: 1.80 )
SXT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.8

0.73
1.72
Price/Graham Number 2.68
SXT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. SXT: 2.68 )
SXT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 3.07
Current: 2.68

1.19
3.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.80
SXT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. SXT: 3.80 )
SXT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 11.4
Current: 3.8

3.7
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.60
SXT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 877 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. SXT: 1.60 )
SXT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 19.4
Current: 1.6

-0.9
19.4

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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