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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.09
WDFC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. WDFC: 1.09 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 8.5
Current: 1.09

0.06
8.5
Equity to Asset 0.52
WDFC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. WDFC: 0.52 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.52

0.33
0.82
Interest Coverage 81.73
WDFC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.59 vs. WDFC: 81.73 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.12   Max: 81.73
Current: 81.73

7.12
81.73
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.71
M-Score: -2.45
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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Operating margin (%) 15.44
WDFC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. WDFC: 15.44 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.46   Max: 26.97
Current: 15.44

13.46
26.97
Net-margin (%) 10.65
WDFC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. WDFC: 10.65 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.71   Max: 17.55
Current: 10.65

8.71
17.55
ROE (%) 22.92
WDFC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.83 vs. WDFC: 22.92 )
WDFC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 15.2   Max: 46.07
Current: 22.92

15.2
46.07
ROA (%) 12.00
WDFC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. WDFC: 12.00 )
WDFC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.54   Max: 34.52
Current: 12

9.54
34.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 81.24
WDFC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.87 vs. WDFC: 81.24 )
WDFC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 82.58   Max: 197.9
Current: 81.24

82.58
197.9
Revenue Growth (%) 7.10
WDFC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. WDFC: 7.10 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 14.4
Current: 7.1

1.1
14.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.20
WDFC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WDFC: 4.20 )
WDFC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.1   Max: 10.8
Current: 4.2

-4.1
10.8
EPS Growth (%) 5.70
WDFC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WDFC: 5.70 )
WDFC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.3   Max: 11.8
Current: 5.7

-8.3
11.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

WDFC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 24,211 sh (+13.08%)
Jim Simons 366,300 sh (+10.23%)
Mario Gabelli 46,000 sh (-2.13%)
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Q4 2013

WDFC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 7,240 sh (New)
Jim Simons 397,700 sh (+8.57%)
Chuck Royce 24,211 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 45,000 sh (-2.17%)
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Q1 2014

WDFC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 432,900 sh (+8.85%)
Chuck Royce 24,211 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 44,000 sh (-2.22%)
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Q2 2014

WDFC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 444,600 sh (+2.7%)
Mario Gabelli 44,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 18,711 sh (-22.72%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WDFC

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$67.21 - $77.34 $ 68.04-6%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$61.27 - $76.39 $ 68.04-5%7240
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$37.87 - $47.15 $ 68.0462%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -29.85%0.02%$36.52 - $47.75 $ 68.0464%6969
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -22.73%0.04%$39.24 - $43.67 $ 68.0466%9934
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 25.90
WDFC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. WDFC: 25.90 )
WDFC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.41   Max: 29.77
Current: 25.9

14.41
29.77
P/B 5.79
WDFC's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. WDFC: 5.79 )
WDFC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.37   Max: 6.55
Current: 5.79

2.37
6.55
P/S 2.74
WDFC's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WDFC: 2.74 )
WDFC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 3.2
Current: 2.74

1.25
3.2
PFCF 32.71
WDFC's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WDFC: 32.71 )
WDFC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.66   Max: 36.76
Current: 32.71

10.66
36.76
EV-to-EBIT 17.16
WDFC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. WDFC: 17.16 )
WDFC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 20
Current: 17.16

8.8
20
PEG 3.02
WDFC's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WDFC: 3.02 )
WDFC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.78   Max: 304.33
Current: 3.02

1.78
304.33
Shiller P/E 29.76
WDFC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 59.47 vs. WDFC: 29.76 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.89   Max: 34.6
Current: 29.76

12.89
34.6
Current Ratio 1.52
WDFC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. WDFC: 1.52 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 5.09
Current: 1.52

1.52
5.09
Quick Ratio 1.24
WDFC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WDFC: 1.24 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 4.66
Current: 1.24

1.24
4.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.00
WDFC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
63% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. WDFC: 2.00 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 4.38
Current: 2

1.63
4.38
Dividend Payout 0.49
WDFC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
63% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. WDFC: 0.49 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 3.2
Current: 0.49

0.33
3.2
Dividend growth (3y) 6.90
WDFC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. WDFC: 6.90 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -14.5   Max: 6.9
Current: 6.9

-14.5
6.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.60
WDFC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. WDFC: 2.60 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 5.7
Current: 2.6

2.12
5.7
Share Buyback Rate 2.30
WDFC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. WDFC: 2.30 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.3   Max: -3.3
Current: 2.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 18.20
WDFC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. WDFC: 18.20 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 218.07
Current: 18.2

6.83
218.07
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.73
WDFC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. WDFC: 1.73 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.73

0.96
2.17
Price/Median PS Value 1.38
WDFC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. WDFC: 1.38 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.74
Current: 1.38

0.68
1.74
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.42
WDFC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WDFC: 3.42 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 4.03
Current: 3.42

1.35
4.03
Price/Graham Number 4.52
WDFC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
55% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. WDFC: 4.52 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 12.56
Current: 4.52

2.15
12.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
WDFC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. WDFC: 5.80 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5   Max: 11.4
Current: 5.8

5
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.39
WDFC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. WDFC: 10.39 )
WDFC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 15.2
Current: 10.39

2.3
15.2

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:WD1.Germany
WD-40 Company was founded in 1953. It is a global consumer products Company dedicated to delivering easy-to-use solutions for a variety of maintenance needs of 'doer and 'on-the-job' users by leveraging and building the brand fortress of the Company. The Company markets multi-purpose maintenance products, WD-40 multi-use product and, 3-IN-ONE Oil, BLUE WORKS and WD-40 SpecialistTM product lines. WD-40 Specialist is the newest of these product brands and it launched the first three products in this line in the U.S. It also market the following homecare and cleaning brands: X-14 mildew stain remover and automatic toilet bowl cleaners, 2000 Flushes automatic toilet bowl cleaners, Carpet Fresh and No Vac rug and room deodorizers, Spot Shotaerosol and liquid carpet stain removers, 1001 household cleaners and rug and room deodorizers and Lava and Solvol heavy-duty hand cleaners. Its brands are sold in various locations around the world. Multi-purpose maintenance products are sold worldwide in markets throughout North, Central and South America, Asia, Australia and the Pacific Rim, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Homecare and cleaning products are sold mainly n North America, the U.K., Australia and the Pacific Rim. The Company sells its products mainly through mass retail and home center stores, warehouse club stores, grocery stores, hardware stores, automotive parts outlets and industrial distributors and suppliers. The WD-40, 3-IN-ONE, Blue Works, WD-40 Specialist, Lava, Solvol, X-14, 2000 Flushes, Carpet Fresh and No Vac, Spot Shot and 1001 trademarks are registered or have pending registration in various countries throughout the world. The Company faces significant competition from other consumer products companies, both in the U.S. and in international markets. The Company is subject to numerous environmental laws and regulations that impose various environmental controls on its business operations, including, among other things, the discharge of pollutants into the air and water, the handling, use, treatment, storage and clean-up of solid and hazardous wastes and the investigation and remediation of soil and groundwater affected by hazardous substances.

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