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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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Interest Coverage 4.13
ZEP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
76% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. ZEP: 4.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ZEP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 4.13
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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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

ZEP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 2,818,156 sh (-1.31%)
Jim Simons 96,030 sh (-1.31%)
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Q4 2014

ZEP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli 2,779,612 sh (-1.37%)
Jim Simons 70,800 sh (-26.27%)
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Q1 2015

ZEP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 83,000 sh (+17.23%)
Mario Gabelli 2,720,809 sh (-2.12%)
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Q2 2015

ZEP Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.10
ZEP's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. ZEP: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ZEP' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 1.1
Current: 1.1
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Dividend Payout 0.52
ZEP's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
73% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. ZEP: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ZEP' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 0.52
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.10
ZEP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
78% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. ZEP: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ZEP' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 1.1
Current: 1.1
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Valuation & Return

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More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $702
EPS $ 0.41
Short Percentage of Float3.56%
52-Week Range $13.00 - 20.61
Shares Outstanding(Mil)23.23

Analyst Estimate

Aug15
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 1.52
EPS without NRI($) 1.52

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:SZSE:300214, SZSE:300243, TSE:4043, SZSE:002319, SZSE:300192 » details
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Zep Inc. was founded in 1937. It is a producer, marketer, and service provider of a range of cleaning and maintenance solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, and consumer end-markets. Zeps product portfolio includes anti-bacterial and industrial hand care products, cleaners, degreasers, deodorizers, disinfectants, floor finishes, sanitizers, and pest and weed control products. It continually refreshes its product portfolio and service offerings. Zep reaches its customers through an experienced, international organization of sales representatives supported by highly skilled marketing, research and development and technical services teams, who collectively provide creative solutions for its customers' diverse cleaning and maintenance needs by utilizing their product expertise and providing customized value added services that it distinguish Zep among its competitors. Through its direct sales organization, Zep provides convenient, highly effective cleaning and maintenance solutions to customers in a broad array of commercial, industrial, and institutional end-markets, including transportation, food processing and service, manufacturing, government, and housekeeping. These customers include government entities and businesses ranging from small sole proprietorships to large corporations. It sells its products to customers mainly in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. Zep markes these products and services under well recognized and established brand names, such as Zep , Zep Commercial, Zep Professional, Enforcer, and Selig. Zep is its flagship brand and represents largest portfolio of cleaning and maintenance solutions for commercial, industrial, and institutional customers needing highly effective product solutions and professional technical support. Zep Commercial provides professional cleaning and plumbing chemical products targeted to contractors and small business owners and are currently sold through The Home Depot, HD Supply and other retailers. Zep Professional was introduced in fiscal year 2009 and represents its portfolio of cleaning and maintenance solutions that are offered to customers in the commercial, industrial, and institutional end-markets who prefer to acquire product through the distribution channel. Selig offers a limited assortment of cleaning solutions targeted to commercial, industrial and institutional customers. It produces a range of cleaning and maintenance solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, and consumer customers. Zeps commercial, industrial, and institutional customers include government entities and businesses ranging from small sole proprietorships to large corporations as well as distributors. Its sales and service organization covers the United States, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and certain other smaller markets. It manufactures products at six facilities located in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Italy.The key raw materi
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