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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.73
SZYM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. SZYM: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SZYM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 10.55 Max: N/A
Current: 0.73
Equity to Asset 0.08
SZYM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SZYM: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SZYM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.63  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.08
-0.63
0.89
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -3.50
M-Score: -3.34
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -219.19
SZYM's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. SZYM: -219.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SZYM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -241.86  Med: -169.11 Max: -36.03
Current: -219.19
-241.86
-36.03
Net-margin (%) -277.24
SZYM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. SZYM: -277.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SZYM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -292.8  Med: -168.85 Max: -42.88
Current: -277.24
-292.8
-42.88
ROE (%) -173.42
SZYM's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. SZYM: -173.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SZYM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -143.92  Med: -64.44 Max: -39.23
Current: -173.42
-143.92
-39.23
ROA (%) -48.93
SZYM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. SZYM: -48.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SZYM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -56.76  Med: -33.10 Max: -23.96
Current: -48.93
-56.76
-23.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -354.26
SZYM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.82 vs. SZYM: -354.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SZYM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -563.92  Med: -336.25 Max: -283.7
Current: -354.26
-563.92
-283.7
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -6.50
SZYM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. SZYM: -6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SZYM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -42.70 Max: -6.5
Current: -6.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 13.40
SZYM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SZYM: 13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SZYM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 7.10 Max: 13.4
Current: 13.4
0
13.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 16.60
SZYM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SZYM: 16.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SZYM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 8.40 Max: 16.6
Current: 16.6
0
16.6
» SZYM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

SZYM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Singer 10,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 884,165 sh (+43.26%)
John Burbank 8,088,672 sh (+25.75%)
Steven Cohen 1,707,846 sh (+23.61%)
John Burbank 7,103,823 sh (+10.44%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,746,809 sh (+6.89%)
John Burbank 8,088,672 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

SZYM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 41,702 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 500,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 7,311,967 sh (+24.51%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,892,709 sh (+22.02%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
John Burbank 5,872,573 sh (-17.33%)
Chuck Royce 196,718 sh (-77.75%)
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Q1 2015

SZYM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Burbank 5,872,573 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 11,891,709 sh (-0.01%)
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Q2 2015

SZYM Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Burbank 6,000,000 sh (+2.17%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,972,209 sh (+0.68%)
» More
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Ratios

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history
P/B 10.44
SZYM's P/B is ranked lower than
96% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. SZYM: 10.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SZYM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.42  Med: 3.87 Max: 14.04
Current: 10.44
1.42
14.04
P/S 3.68
SZYM's P/S is ranked lower than
83% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. SZYM: 3.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SZYM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.8  Med: 11.71 Max: 22.14
Current: 3.68
2.8
22.14
Current Ratio 10.22
SZYM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. SZYM: 10.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SZYM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 5.93  Med: 9.87 Max: 17.51
Current: 10.22
5.93
17.51
Quick Ratio 9.33
SZYM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. SZYM: 9.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SZYM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 5.93  Med: 9.33 Max: 17.36
Current: 9.33
5.93
17.36
Days Inventory 252.81
SZYM's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
97% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.39 vs. SZYM: 252.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SZYM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 222.86  Med: 290.13 Max: 478.07
Current: 252.81
222.86
478.07
Days Sales Outstanding 21.20
SZYM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.83 vs. SZYM: 21.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SZYM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 6.44  Med: 32.77 Max: 141.28
Current: 21.2
6.44
141.28

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 10.44
SZYM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. SZYM: 10.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SZYM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.27  Med: 4.44 Max: 12.56
Current: 10.44
2.27
12.56
Price/Median PS Value 0.31
SZYM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SZYM: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SZYM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.09 Max: 1.75
Current: 0.31
0.27
1.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -54.07
SZYM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SZYM: -54.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SZYM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -99.8  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: -54.07
-99.8
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:S7Y.Germany,
Solazyme Inc was incorporated in the State of Delaware on March 31, 2003. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in providing renewable oils and other bioproducts. The Company focuses on selling oil-based products, including tailored oils and powdered oils, to companies that use them as intermediates and ingredients. The Company has also invested in a consumer-focused business that commercializes branded products manufactured through its various proprietary processes. Its tailored oils offer additional value as compared to conventional oils. The Company's renewable oil addresses the market needs of fuel, chemicals, nutritionals, and skin and personal care. Its competitors include: DSM Food Specialties and DuPont Nutrition & Health. Its nutrition products are subject to regulation by various government agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state and local agencies and similar agencies outside the United States.
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