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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 0.04
ZTHO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. ZTHO: 0.04 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset -0.03
ZTHO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. ZTHO: -0.03 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -6.1   Max: 0.96
Current: -0.03

-6.1
0.96
F-Score: 1
Z-Score: -61.03
M-Score: -9.81
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 : 1/10

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Operating margin (%) -560.42
ZTHO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. ZTHO: -560.42 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2750.33   Max: -330.35
Current: -560.42

-2750.33
-330.35
Net-margin (%) -555.80
ZTHO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. ZTHO: -555.80 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2729.4   Max: -304.38
Current: -555.8

-2729.4
-304.38
ROE (%) -351.26
ZTHO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. ZTHO: -351.26 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -313.91   Max: -101.52
Current: -351.26

-313.91
-101.52
ROA (%) -189.62
ZTHO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. ZTHO: -189.62 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -319.85   Max: -77.71
Current: -189.62

-319.85
-77.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -364.81
ZTHO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.64 vs. ZTHO: -364.81 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1015.56   Max: -76.49
Current: -364.81

-1015.56
-76.49
Revenue Growth (%) -37.00
ZTHO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. ZTHO: -37.00 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -37   Max: -5.3
Current: -37

-37
-5.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -33.90
ZTHO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ZTHO: -33.90 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -46.5   Max: 31.1
Current: -33.9

-46.5
31.1
EPS Growth (%) -41.30
ZTHO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. ZTHO: -41.30 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.6   Max: 38.2
Current: -41.3

-44.6
38.2
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Ratios

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P/S 14.25
ZTHO's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. ZTHO: 14.25 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 307.23
Current: 14.25

1.77
307.23
EV-to-EBIT -3.40
ZTHO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.11 vs. ZTHO: -3.40 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -82   Max: -0.1
Current: -3.4

-82
-0.1
Current Ratio 0.46
ZTHO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. ZTHO: 0.46 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 9.98
Current: 0.46

0.04
9.98
Quick Ratio 0.14
ZTHO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. ZTHO: 0.14 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 9.27
Current: 0.14

0.03
9.27

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.48
ZTHO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ZTHO: 0.48 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 9.28
Current: 0.48

0.04
9.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -29.40
ZTHO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1645 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. ZTHO: -29.40 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -29.4

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -112.09
ZTHO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. ZTHO: -112.09 )
ZTHO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -639.8   Max: -1
Current: -112.09

-639.8
-1

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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Z-Trim Holdings Inc was incorporated in the State of Illinois on May 5, 1994 under the original name Circle Group Entertainment Ltd. The Company is an agricultural ingredient technology company that owns existing, and develops new products and processes that transform agricultural -products into multi-functional ingredients used in food manufacturing and other industries. The Company currently sells a line of products to the food industry that can help manufacturers reduce their costs, improve the quality of finished goods, and also help solve many production problems. The Company offers functional attributes, including helping to reduce fat and calories, adding fiber, improving shelf-stability, preventing oil migration, and enhancing binding capacity. The Company, through an exclusive license to technology patented by the United States Department of Agriculture, has developed products that manage moisture to help reduce production costs and improve the nutritional value in finished goods, while maintaining the essential taste and mouth-feel associated with full-fat products. The Company currently manufactures its products at a facility owned by its toll manufacturer, Aveka Nutra Processing LLC. The Company offers products to the food and nutritional beverage industry, including fat-free, low-fat, reduced-fat and full-fat, across meats, baked goods, dairy and non-dairy products, snacks, beverages, dressings, sauces and dips. The Company has entered into a joint development agreement with Newpark Drilling Fluids LLC, a subsidiary of Newpark Resources, Inc., to develop new, environmentally-friendly drilling fluids that incorporate the Companys proprietary industrial materials. The Companys product portfolio of multifunctional food ingredients includes Corn Z Trim (both GMO and non-GMO) and Oat Z Trim. The Company currently manufactures and markets Z Trim products as cost-competitive ingredients that help improve the food industrys ability to deliver on its promises of quality, taste, and healthfulness. Raw materials used in Z Trim products are sourced in the United States. Approximately 70% of its raw materials consist of corn bran and oat hulls, which are generally available from a variety of suppliers. Its major suppliers include Agricor, Inc. and Hydrite Chemical. The Company develops its food ingredient market through direct and brokered sales to major food manufacturers, as well as small and mid size companies for packaged retail foods, and direct and brokered sales to large and small food service manufacturers that supply to restaurants, hospitals, schools and cafeterias. The Companys customers are predominantly food manufacturers. Its ingredients, compete with a variety of hydrocolloids and other fiber ingredients. The Company protects intangible assets that include patents pending and issued, as well as trade secrets and know how. The Company is subject to a broad range of federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulati
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