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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 No Debt
USLM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. USLM: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
USLM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.13 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.86
USLM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. USLM: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
USLM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.86
0.3
0.86
Interest Coverage 17.87
USLM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.94 vs. USLM: 17.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
USLM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 5.83 Max: 17.87
Current: 17.87
0.81
17.87
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 9.34
M-Score: -2.69
WACC vs ROIC
10.99%
14.19%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 15.32
USLM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. USLM: 15.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
USLM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.17  Med: 16.60 Max: 22.8
Current: 15.32
2.17
22.8
Net-margin (%) 10.28
USLM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. USLM: 10.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
USLM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.96  Med: 9.94 Max: 15.56
Current: 10.28
-1.96
15.56
ROE (%) 9.16
USLM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. USLM: 9.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
USLM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.23  Med: 13.29 Max: 19.43
Current: 9.16
-2.23
19.43
ROA (%) 7.20
USLM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. USLM: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
USLM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.74  Med: 8.08 Max: 11.33
Current: 7.2
-0.74
11.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.46
USLM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. USLM: 15.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
USLM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.65  Med: 14.14 Max: 31.4
Current: 15.46
3.65
31.4
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
USLM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. USLM: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
USLM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.7  Med: 1.50 Max: 33.9
Current: 6.2
-11.7
33.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.30
USLM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. USLM: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
USLM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.2  Med: 10.00 Max: 22.2
Current: 1.3
-12.2
22.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.20
USLM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. USLM: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
USLM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -44.4  Med: 10.30 Max: 128.4
Current: -0.2
-44.4
128.4
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

USLM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 42,053 sh (+23.49%)
Chuck Royce 1,600 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

USLM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 2,400 sh (+50.00%)
Jim Simons 51,400 sh (+22.23%)
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Q1 2015

USLM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 59,500 sh (+15.76%)
Chuck Royce 2,400 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2015

USLM Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 61,600 sh (+3.53%)
Chuck Royce 800 sh (-66.67%)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 19.58
USLM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
58% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. USLM: 19.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
USLM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.19  Med: 17.51 Max: 27.51
Current: 19.58
8.19
27.51
Forward P/E 15.41
USLM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
51% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. USLM: 15.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.00
USLM's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
58% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. USLM: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
USLM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.19  Med: 17.33 Max: 27.53
Current: 20
8.19
27.53
P/B 1.72
USLM's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. USLM: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
USLM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.31 Max: 3.68
Current: 1.72
1.12
3.68
P/S 2.02
USLM's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. USLM: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
USLM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.94 Max: 3.01
Current: 2.02
0.84
3.01
PFCF 15.84
USLM's PFCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. USLM: 15.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
USLM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.37  Med: 14.20 Max: 3599
Current: 15.84
8.37
3599
POCF 9.26
USLM's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.83 vs. USLM: 9.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
USLM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.44  Med: 8.64 Max: 12.87
Current: 9.26
3.44
12.87
EV-to-EBIT 11.21
USLM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.67 vs. USLM: 11.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
USLM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.2  Med: 12.30 Max: 18.7
Current: 11.21
7.2
18.7
PEG 4.08
USLM's PEG is ranked lower than
76% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. USLM: 4.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
USLM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.73 Max: 19.71
Current: 4.08
0.63
19.71
Shiller P/E 16.30
USLM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. USLM: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
USLM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.23  Med: 21.39 Max: 62.43
Current: 16.3
11.23
62.43
Current Ratio 13.75
USLM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. USLM: 13.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
USLM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.93 Max: 13.75
Current: 13.75
0.64
13.75
Quick Ratio 11.39
USLM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. USLM: 11.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
USLM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.14 Max: 11.39
Current: 11.39
0.42
11.39
Days Inventory 44.87
USLM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
76% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 74.03 vs. USLM: 44.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
USLM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 32.73  Med: 44.83 Max: 76.46
Current: 44.87
32.73
76.46
Days Sales Outstanding 44.57
USLM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 58.85 vs. USLM: 44.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
USLM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 37.16  Med: 42.79 Max: 56.13
Current: 44.57
37.16
56.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.01
USLM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
80% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. USLM: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
USLM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.01
Current: 1.01
0.2
1.01
Dividend Payout 0.20
USLM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. USLM: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
USLM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.19 Max: 25
Current: 0.2
0.05
25
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.01
USLM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
82% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. USLM: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
USLM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.01
Current: 1.01
0.2
1.01
Share Buyback Rate 4.20
USLM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. USLM: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
USLM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.6  Med: -0.70 Max: -13.5
Current: 4.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 13.03
USLM's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
53% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. USLM: 13.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
USLM' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 15.38  Med: 30.03 Max: 563
Current: 13.03
15.38
563
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.21
USLM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.63 vs. USLM: 5.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
USLM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.45  Med: 16.91 Max: 162.04
Current: 5.21
5.45
162.04
Price/Tangible Book 1.73
USLM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. USLM: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
USLM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.86 Max: 3.6
Current: 1.73
0.5
3.6
Price/Projected FCF 0.77
USLM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. USLM: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
USLM' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.23 Max: 98.04
Current: 0.77
0.37
98.04
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.28
USLM's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
59% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. USLM: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.04
USLM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. USLM: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
USLM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.4
Current: 1.04
0.25
1.4
Price/Graham Number 1.23
USLM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. USLM: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
USLM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.11 Max: 2.07
Current: 1.23
0.45
2.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.92
USLM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. USLM: 8.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
USLM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.3  Med: 8.10 Max: 13.9
Current: 8.92
5.3
13.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.30
USLM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. USLM: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
USLM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -7.6  Med: 13.50 Max: 22.4
Current: 9.3
-7.6
22.4

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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United States Lime & Minerals Inc, a Texas corporation, was incorporated in 1950. The Company conducts its business through two segments: Lime and Limestone Operations and Natural Gas Interests. The Company, through its Lime and Limestone Operations, is a manufacturer of lime and limestone products, supplying mainly to the construction, metals, environmental, oil and gas services, industrial, roof shingle and agriculture industries. It operates lime and limestone plants and distribution facilities in Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Arkansas Lime Company, Colorado Lime Company, Texas Lime Company, U.S. Lime Company, U.S. Lime Company—Shreveport, U.S. Lime Company—St. Clair and U.S. Lime Company—Transportation. The Company sells its lime and limestone products in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas, among others. The customers for the Company's lime and limestone products are construction customers, including highway, road and building contractors; metals producers, including steel producers; environmental customers, including municipal sanitation and water treatment facilities and flue gas treatment; oil and gas services companies, industrial customers, including paper manufacturers and glass manufacturers; roof shingle manufacturers and poultry and cattle feed producers. During 2013, approximately 650 customers accounted for the Company's sales of lime and limestone products. The Company's operations are subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to the environment, health and safety, and other regulatory matters, including the Clear Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, and the Mine Safety and Health Act. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, U.S. Lime Company-O & G, LLC, has royalty interests and a non-operating working interest with respect to oil and gas rights on the Company's approximately 3,800 acres of land located in Johnson County, Texas, in the Shale Formation.
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