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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
61% of the 1441 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. SXT: 0.04 )
SXT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.07
Current: 0.04

0
0.07
Equity to Asset 0.59
SXT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. SXT: 0.59 )
SXT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.59

0.36
0.66
Interest Coverage 8.13
SXT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.02 vs. SXT: 8.13 )
SXT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.64   Max: 11.31
Current: 8.13

2.64
11.31
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.12
M-Score: -2.94
WACC vs ROIC
8.49%
7.85%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.69
SXT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1437 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. SXT: 11.69 )
SXT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.02   Max: 16.21
Current: 11.69

9.02
16.21
Net-margin (%) 7.44
SXT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1439 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. SXT: 7.44 )
SXT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.32   Max: 10.31
Current: 7.44

4.32
10.31
ROE (%) 9.75
SXT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.53 vs. SXT: 9.75 )
SXT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.43   Max: 19.55
Current: 9.75

6.43
19.55
ROA (%) 5.84
SXT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. SXT: 5.84 )
SXT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.06   Max: 7.9
Current: 5.84

3.06
7.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.76
SXT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1450 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. SXT: 15.76 )
SXT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.18   Max: 44.27
Current: 15.76

12.18
44.27
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.20
SXT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. SXT: 1.20 )
SXT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 9.4
Current: 1.2

0.4
9.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.70
SXT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. SXT: -7.70 )
SXT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.6   Max: 16.2
Current: -7.7

-8.6
16.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -11.50
SXT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1003 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SXT: -11.50 )
SXT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 26.2
Current: -11.5

-17.8
26.2
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Financials


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Guru Trades

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 (+50.00%)
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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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

Mario Gabelli 1,101,143 sh (-2.31%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 43.50
SXT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.30 vs. SXT: 43.50 )
SXT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.32   Max: 45.56
Current: 43.5

10.32
45.56
Forward P/E 18.87
SXT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SXT: 18.87 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 43.70
SXT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.20 vs. SXT: 43.70 )
SXT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.31   Max: 44.05
Current: 43.7

10.31
44.05
P/B 3.40
SXT's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. SXT: 3.40 )
SXT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 3.4
Current: 3.4

1.19
3.4
P/S 2.23
SXT's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SXT: 2.23 )
SXT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 2.33
Current: 2.23

0.77
2.33
PFCF 29.40
SXT's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 160.21 vs. SXT: 29.40 )
SXT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.68   Max: 63.98
Current: 29.4

9.68
63.98
POCF 17.59
SXT's POCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.37 vs. SXT: 17.59 )
SXT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.51   Max: 18.75
Current: 17.59

6.51
18.75
EV-to-EBIT 30.36
SXT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.72 vs. SXT: 30.36 )
SXT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 30.9
Current: 30.36

8.8
30.9
PEG 27.31
SXT's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SXT: 27.31 )
SXT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 163.52
Current: 27.31

0.81
163.52
Shiller P/E 30.40
SXT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SXT: 30.40 )
SXT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.45   Max: 31.72
Current: 30.4

10.45
31.72
Current Ratio 3.38
SXT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1431 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. SXT: 3.38 )
SXT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 3.68
Current: 3.38

1.18
3.68
Quick Ratio 1.38
SXT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1431 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SXT: 1.38 )
SXT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.51
Current: 1.38

0.47
1.51
Days Inventory 150.76
SXT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
51% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 76.41 vs. SXT: 150.76 )
SXT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 127.8   Max: 176.85
Current: 150.76

127.8
176.85
Days Sales Outstanding 58.50
SXT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.24 vs. SXT: 58.50 )
SXT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 47.93   Max: 63.77
Current: 58.5

47.93
63.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.52
SXT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. SXT: 1.52 )
SXT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 3.81
Current: 1.52

1.42
3.81
Dividend Payout 0.59
SXT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. SXT: 0.59 )
SXT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.59

0.32
0.65
Dividend growth (3y) 5.30
SXT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SXT: 5.30 )
SXT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 7.6
Current: 5.3

0
7.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.92
SXT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. SXT: 1.92 )
SXT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.82   Max: 4.89
Current: 1.92

1.82
4.89
Share Buyback Rate 0.80
SXT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. SXT: 0.80 )
SXT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.6   Max: -1.7
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.80
SXT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SXT: 5.80 )
SXT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.56   Max: 10.19
Current: 5.8

2.56
10.19
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
SXT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SXT: 2.00 )
SXT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 5.06
Current: 2

0.89
5.06
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
SXT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SXT: 1.90 )
SXT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 1.78
Current: 1.9

0.72
1.78
Price/Graham Number 2.90
SXT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. SXT: 2.90 )
SXT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 2.77
Current: 2.9

1.27
2.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.30
SXT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. SXT: 3.30 )
SXT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 11.4
Current: 3.3

3.2
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.64
SXT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.34 vs. SXT: 0.64 )
SXT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 19.6
Current: 0.64

-1.2
19.6

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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