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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 0.15
FUL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. FUL: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
FUL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.13 Max: N/A
Current: 0.15
Equity-to-Asset 0.44
FUL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. FUL: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FUL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.44
0.33
0.61
Interest Coverage 6.47
FUL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
76% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 35.29 vs. FUL: 6.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FUL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 7.75 Max: 13.75
Current: 6.47
1.5
13.75
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 3.56
Beneish M-Score: -2.51
WACC vs ROIC
9.64%
8.73%
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 : 8/10

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Operating Margin % 8.97
FUL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
57% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. FUL: 8.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FUL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 7.47 Max: 10.2
Current: 8.97
1.59
10.2
Net Margin % 5.65
FUL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
51% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. FUL: 5.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FUL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.36  Med: 5.79 Max: 7.3
Current: 5.65
1.36
7.3
ROE % 12.90
FUL's ROE % is ranked higher than
66% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.76 vs. FUL: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FUL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.83  Med: 12.28 Max: 16.94
Current: 12.9
2.83
16.94
ROA % 5.77
FUL's ROA % is ranked higher than
59% of the 1130 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. FUL: 5.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FUL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.54  Med: 6.17 Max: 8.34
Current: 5.77
1.54
8.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 20.53
FUL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
66% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.31 vs. FUL: 20.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
FUL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.78  Med: 20.67 Max: 37.48
Current: 20.53
5.78
37.48
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.70
FUL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. FUL: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FUL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.3  Med: 3.3 Max: 16.5
Current: 0.7
-7.3
16.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 9.30
FUL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. FUL: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
FUL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16  Med: 7.3 Max: 30.6
Current: 9.3
-16
30.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 9.00
FUL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. FUL: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
FUL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.1  Med: 6.8 Max: 64.8
Current: 9
-28.1
64.8
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals    NAICS: 325520    SIC: 2891
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Headquarter Location:USA
H.B. Fuller Company is a formulator, manufacturer and marketer of adhesives, sealants, paints and other specialty chemical products. Its products include H.B. Fuller, Swift, Advantra, Clarity, Sesame, TEC, Foster, Rakoll and Rapidex.

H.B. Fuller Company was incorporated in Minnesota in 1915. The Company is a formulator, manufacturer and marketer of adhesives, sealants, paints and other specialty chemical products. It operates in approximately 40 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa. The Company operates its business in four segments - Americas Adhesives, Construction Products, EIMEA (Europe, India, Middle East and Africa) and Asia Pacific The North America Adhesives, EIMEA, Latin America Adhesives and Asia Pacific operating segments produce and supply industrial adhesives products for applications in various markets including assembly (appliances, filters, construction, etc.), packaging (food and beverage containers, flexible packaging, consumer goods, package integrity and re-enforcement, durable and non-durable goods, etc.), converting (corrugation, tape and label, paper converting, envelopes, books, multi-wall bags and sacks), nonwoven and hygiene (disposable diapers, feminine care, medical garments, tissue and towel), performance wood (windows, doors, wood flooring) and textile (footwear, sportswear). The North America Adhesives operating segment includes a range of specialty adhesives such as thermoplastic, thermoset, reactive, water-based and solvent-based products. Sales are made mainly through a direct sales force with a smaller portion of sales through distributors. The Construction Products operating segment includes products used for tile setting (adhesives, grouts, mortars, sealers, levelers, etc.), heating, ventilation and air conditioning and insulation applications (duct sealants, weather barriers and fungicidal coatings, block fillers). Construction product sales are made through a direct sales force, distributors and retailers. The EIMEA operating segment is comprised of an adhesives components same as the North America Adhesives operating segment. EIMEA adhesives sales are made through both a direct sales force and distributors. The Latin America Adhesives operating segment is similar to that of the North America Adhesives operating segment and sales are made mainly through a direct sales force. The Latin America Paints operating segment has a market position in Central America under the Glidden and Protecto brands. Paint sales for residential and commercial applications (architectural, marine, highway safety, etc.) are made mainly through distributors and its network of retail stores located throughout Central America. The Asia Pacific operating segment is similar to that of the North America Adhesives operating segment, with one exception. The Asia Pacific operating segment also includes caulks and sealants for the consumer market, sold through retailers. Other adhesives sales are made through a direct sales force and distributors. The Company's customers include manufacturers of food and beverages, hygiene products, clothing, appliances, filters, construction materials, woo

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H.B. Fuller Completes First Phase of $20 Million Investment and Expands Capabilities in Pune, India

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H.B. Fuller (:FUL) has officially opened its new Pune, India, business office and a new R&D center in its Shirwal, India manufacturing facility. The facilities were inaugurated by Jim Owens, president and chief executive officer, on March 18 and 19, marking the conclusion of its first phase of investment of $20 million in India. This expansion strengthens H.B. Fuller’s commitment to customers in India and the neighboring areas.
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7bf68634-b359-4b26-b884-babea321f2cb H.B. Fuller has had a local presence in India since 2011 through its 24,000-metric-tons-per-annum manufacturing facility in Shirwal, India, located 65 kilometers from Pune. Through the addition of its new business office in Pune, as well as its new state-of-the-art R&D center, the company will be able to help its customers solve problems, and create new solutions, more rapidly than ever before. “We are pleased to be expanding our footprint in India. We are optimistic about the new opportunities our new business office and R&D center will provide us – and our customers. By having a state-of-the-art facility and adhesive experts on the ground in India, we will help accelerate innovation in the region and help drive customer performance,” said Owens. Says Kamal Johari, managing director of Nobel Hygiene, “We’re really looking forward to leveraging H.B. Fuller’s new R&D capabilities in India. Having the strength of this leading global adhesives provider in our local community will be a key competitive advantage for our company.”   The new Pune, India, business office houses 50 employees in customer support and administrative roles, and offers a modern atmosphere to encourage innovative thinking and to host customer meetings. Spanning 5,000 sq. ft. of the Shirwal manufacturing facility, the new R&D center features dedicated areas to conduct experiments, run demonstrations and train customers on its hot melt, water-based, anaerobic and cyanoacrylate technologies. Its close proximity to the production floor also increases collaboration between the company’s R&D and operations teams. About H.B. Fuller Company: For 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2016 net revenue of $2.1 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries and other consumer businesses. And our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog.
Kimberlee Sinclair
Global Communications
1 651 236 5823
[email protected]

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H.B. Fuller Opens Office in Dubai Supporting its Growth Strategy in Emerging Markets and the Increasing Demand for Adhesives in the Middle East
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H.B. Fuller (:FUL) announced today the official opening of its new office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Inaugurated by Patrick Kivits, senior vice president, Europe, India, Middle East and Africa, on March 16, 2017, the new office will support the company’s growing base of customers in the Middle East, and will offer manufacturers an alternative source for adhesives and sealants in a market that has so far been dominated by one other global adhesives provider.
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f235e166-8c79-4dd7-bfaf-b5037f1feac1The new office in Dubai will serve as the base of operations for Harsh Gupta, regional general manager for India, the Middle East and Egypt, who will set up new teams to support the customers in these regions and the company’s growth strategy. Gupta, a nearly 20-year veteran in the adhesives industry, and his team, will be supported by H.B. Fuller’s global network of manufacturing facilities and technical centers, including those in Egypt, India and Germany.A leading global manufacturer of industrial adhesives, the company offers solutions for the hygiene, construction, oil and gas, packaging, graphic arts, filtration, and the tapes and labels markets, with a focused approach for the Middle East and Egypt regions. Across the globe, the company serves customers in more than 100 countries across a variety of markets.“H.B. Fuller is known for offering high-quality, high-performing products with exceptional technical support,” said Gupta. “The way we will create competitive advantage in the Middle East is by being more nimble and targeted than our other large competitors. Compared to some of our smaller competitors, we have global scope and strength to take new consumer product ideas and make a global impact.”Says Mohammed Khalifa Dasmal, managing director, Bin Dasmal Group, “We couldn’t be happier to have H.B. Fuller here in Dubai. They have an intimate knowledge of our manufacturers’ needs and market trends, and are deeply committed to the community. I look forward to seeing their new office thrive.”About H.B. Fuller Company:For 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2016 net revenue of $2.1 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries and other consumer businesses. And our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog.
Kimberlee Sinclair
Global Communications
1 651 236 5823
[email protected]

Maximillian Marcy
Investor Relations
1 651 236 5062
[email protected]

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H.B. Fuller Announces Synthetic Polymers Price Increase Sold in North America

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H.B. Fuller Company (:FUL) announced today that, effective April 3, or as contracts allow, the North America Polymer group of H.B Fuller will increase the price for all emulsion polymer products. Vinyl acetate homopolymers and vinyl acrylic copolymers will increase by up to $0.03 USD per wet pound. Styrene acrylics and all acrylics will increase by up to $0.07 USD per wet pound, and vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) copolymers, will increase by up to $0.03 USD per wet pound. This price increase includes the PACE®, Plyamul®, Copro® and Elvace® product brands.
This announcement is in addition to the price increase, which was announced on October 21, 2016, with an effective date of December 1, 2016.  These increases affect applications sold in the U.S. and Canada, including but not limited to: adhesives, specialty coatings, construction and building products, nonwovens, glass fiber and textile applications.  The increase is necessitated because of recent cost changes to key drivers such as propylene, ethylene, methanol, acetone and supply/demand, which have led to higher monomer costs.  Customers should contact their H.B. Fuller sales representative for more details. More information about H.B. Fuller’s polymer products may be found online at www.hbfuller.com. Product inquiries may be made toll-free by calling 888-351-3521. The PACE, Plyamul, Copro and Elvace trademarks are owned by H.B. Fuller Company or one of its affiliates and are registered in the U.S. and other countries. About H.B. Fuller
For 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2016 net revenue of $2.1 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries and other consumer businesses. And our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog.
Kimberlee Sinclair
Global Communications
1 651 236 5823
[email protected]

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H.B. Fuller Announces Price Increase on Adhesives Sold in Central and South America
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H.B. Fuller Company (:FUL) announced today that, effective April 3, 2017, or as contracts allow, the Latin America Adhesives group of H.B. Fuller will increase the price for adhesives between 5 percent and 10 percent.These increases affect products sold in Central and South America, including Mexico and Brazil, for the following applications, including but not limited to: packaging, paper converting, flexible packaging, specialty coatings, construction and assembly products, hygiene, window, glass fiber and textile. The increase is necessitated because of recent cost changes and supply constraints to feedstocks, such as propylene, ethylene, methanol, butadiene, isoprene and acetone, which have led to higher raw material costs.Customers should contact their H.B. Fuller sales representative for more details. Product inquiries may be made toll-free by calling 506 2518 7500.About H.B. Fuller
For 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2016 net revenue of $2.1 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries and other consumer businesses. And our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog. 

Kimberlee Sinclair
Global Communications
1 651 236 5823
[email protected]


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H.B. Fuller Announces Price Increase on Adhesives Sold in North America

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H.B. Fuller Company (:FUL) announced today that, effective April 3, 2017, or as contracts allow, the North America Adhesives group of H.B. Fuller will increase the price for adhesives between 5 percent and 8 percent. These increases affect products sold for the following applications in the U.S. and Canada, including but not limited to: packaging, paper converting, flexible packaging, specialty coatings, construction and assembly products, hygiene, window, glass fiber and textile. The increase is necessitated because of recent cost changes and supply constraints to feedstocks, such as propylene, ethylene, methanol, butadiene, isoprene and acetone, which have led to higher raw material costs. Customers should contact their H.B. Fuller sales representative for more details. Product inquiries may be made toll-free by calling 888-351-3521. About H.B. Fuller
For 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2016 net revenue of $2.1 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries and other consumer businesses. And our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog.
Kimberlee Sinclair
Global Communications
1 651 236 5823
[email protected]

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H.B. Fuller Company Introduces Active Alignment (AA) Adhesives for Camera Module Assembly

New products to support growth in high-margin, high-growth electronics markets

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:NYSE:FUL) announced today that it has introduced Active Alignment (AA) adhesives designed for camera module assembly at IPC APEX EXPO 2017 in San Diego, California.
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/d8c4a28c-95e3-42da-9f6b-e330f262bf37 At this year’s IPC APEX EXPO, H.B. Fuller is connecting with attendees and showcasing its new AA adhesives in addition to the company’s high performance, innovative adhesive solutions for electronics at Booth 733. H.B. Fuller has a global track record of recognizing trends and developing adhesive solutions to address industry challenges and changing market needs, particularly in the fast-growing and ever-changing electronics markets. Through close partnerships with electronics manufacturers around the world, the company has designed high performance adhesive solutions to respond to challenging application needs for electronic devices design and manufacturing process. H.B. Fuller’s platform chemistry innovation has enabled the development of the EA6400 Series, a high-performance, AA adhesive solution for camera lens assembly. The patent-pending chemistry, “LOTERA” (Low Temperature Cure, Enhanced Reliability Adhesive), enables H.B. Fuller to target a product-specific glass transition temperature (Tg) to a given customer requirement e.g. 0 to 150°C. This capability can provide an extra performance benefit of ensuring a stable product storage modulus in the standard operating range of the devices for reliability improvement. “We continually look forward to engaging technical market challenges and solving problems that offer differentiated adhesives solutions to our electronics customers,” says Matt Perry, global director, Engineering Adhesives, H.B. Fuller. “Active Alignment adhesives have further expanded our product portfolio to serve growing demand in electronics markets around the world.” H.B. Fuller’s new products for camera module production, the EA6400 Series, offer customers a one-part, premixed adhesive solution with good RT work life. The products are formulated to offer high UV penetration at short UV exposure times (e.g. 2 -5 seconds), along with industry-leading, secondary thermal cure kinetics and lower temperature cure at short cure times. The formulation targets specific camera module substrates and shapes stability requirements (Rheology), while the high Tg capability enables a strong and more reliable bond. About H.B. Fuller:
For 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2016 net revenue of $2.1 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries and other consumer businesses. And our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog. About IPC APEX EXPO
IPC APEX EXPO 2017 is a five-day event in the printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing industry. Professionals from around the world come together to participate in the Technical Conference, Exhibition, and Professional Development, Standards Development and Certification programs. These activities offer seemingly endless education and networking opportunities that impact your career and company by providing you the knowledge, technical skills and best practices to address any challenge you face. For more information, visit at www.ipcapexexpo.org.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Remember Zhu
Business Communications
Global Engineering Adhesives
86 133 9123 9392
[email protected]

Kimberlee Sinclair
Director, Global Communications
1 651-236-5823
[email protected]

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H.B. Fuller Announces Pricing of $300 Million Debt Offering

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:NYSE:FUL) announced today that it has priced an inaugural public offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.000% Notes due 2027 (the “Notes") at an issue price of 99.551% of the principal amount.
The issuance of the Notes is expected to close on or about February 14, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. The Notes will pay interest on a semi-annual basis. H.B. Fuller plans to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay outstanding debt and for other general corporate purposes. The joint book-running managers for the offering are Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-215907) (including a prospectus) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 6, 2017. Prospective investors should read the prospectus forming a part of that registration statement, the prospectus supplement related to the offering, and the other documents that the company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the company and this offering. These documents are available at no charge by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternately, H.B. Fuller, the underwriters or any dealer participating in this offering will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling or e-mailing Citigroup Global Markets Inc. toll free at 1-800-831-9146 or [email protected], J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at 1-212-834-4533, or Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated toll free at 1-800-294-1322 or [email protected]. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction About H.B. Fuller Company:
For 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries and other consumer businesses. And our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive. Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements:
Certain statements in this document may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those regarding the pending offering of the Notes, the anticipated closing date, and the anticipated use of proceeds. These statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the following: whether the company will be able to satisfy the conditions required to close the sale of the Notes, the fact that the company’s management will have broad discretion in the use of the proceeds from any sale of the Notes, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company’s filings with the SEC, including the Company's SEC 10-K filing for the fiscal year ended December 3, 2016. All forward-looking information represents management's best judgment as of this date based on information currently available that in the future may prove to have been inaccurate.
Maximillian Marcy
Investor Relations Contact
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Ratios

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PE Ratio 22.15
FUL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.83 vs. FUL: 22.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
FUL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.68  Med: 17 Max: 171.33
Current: 22.15
8.68
171.33
Forward PE Ratio 19.27
FUL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.25 vs. FUL: 19.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 22.15
FUL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
54% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.22 vs. FUL: 22.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
FUL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.78  Med: 21.48 Max: 171.33
Current: 22.15
8.78
171.33
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 50.83
FUL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
78% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.13 vs. FUL: 50.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
FUL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.82  Med: 22.42 Max: 908.8
Current: 50.83
6.82
908.8
PB Ratio 2.76
FUL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. FUL: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FUL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 2.03 Max: 2.87
Current: 2.76
0.93
2.87
PS Ratio 1.26
FUL's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. FUL: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FUL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.42
Current: 1.26
0.38
1.42
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 24.29
FUL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
64% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.78 vs. FUL: 24.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
FUL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 20.12 Max: 607.3
Current: 24.29
6.5
607.3
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 15.72
FUL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
68% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.86 vs. FUL: 15.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
FUL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.78  Med: 13.81 Max: 78.74
Current: 15.72
5.78
78.74
EV-to-EBIT 17.51
FUL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.97 vs. FUL: 17.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FUL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.2  Med: 15.7 Max: 1092.8
Current: 17.51
6.2
1092.8
EV-to-EBITDA 12.42
FUL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.01 vs. FUL: 12.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FUL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 11.1 Max: 24.4
Current: 12.42
4.6
24.4
PEG Ratio 2.06
FUL's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. FUL: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
FUL' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 2.52 Max: 43.47
Current: 2.06
0.62
43.47
Shiller PE Ratio 29.53
FUL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 29.62 vs. FUL: 29.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
FUL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.89  Med: 22.96 Max: 32.36
Current: 29.53
9.89
32.36
Current Ratio 2.56
FUL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. FUL: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FUL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: 1.97 Max: 2.57
Current: 2.56
1.56
2.57
Quick Ratio 1.68
FUL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. FUL: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FUL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.04
Current: 1.68
0.9
2.04
Days Inventory 63.76
FUL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 1060 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 63.77 vs. FUL: 63.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FUL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.77  Med: 51.52 Max: 63.76
Current: 63.76
41.77
63.76
Days Sales Outstanding 61.56
FUL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 62.01 vs. FUL: 61.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FUL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.96  Med: 59.74 Max: 64.19
Current: 61.56
53.96
64.19
Days Payable 43.79
FUL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
57% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 50.50 vs. FUL: 43.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FUL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.64  Med: 43.16 Max: 58.1
Current: 43.79
36.64
58.1

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.10
FUL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
72% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. FUL: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
FUL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.13 Max: 2.57
Current: 1.1
0.74
2.57
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.24
FUL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. FUL: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
FUL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.24
0.15
0.73
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 12.60
FUL's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. FUL: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
FUL' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 5.8 Max: 16
Current: 12.6
2.3
16
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.17
FUL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
74% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. FUL: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.12
FUL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
52% of the 1317 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. FUL: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
FUL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.42  Med: 2.18 Max: 4.95
Current: 2.12
1.42
4.95
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
FUL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. FUL: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FUL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.8  Med: -0.2 Max: 6.7
Current: -0.1
-1.8
6.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 9.24
FUL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. FUL: 9.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FUL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.42 Max: 9.44
Current: 9.24
1.34
9.44
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.97
FUL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. FUL: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
FUL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.59 Max: 30.71
Current: 1.97
0.72
30.71
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.89
FUL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
63% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. FUL: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.28
FUL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FUL: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FUL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.64 Max: 1.31
Current: 1.28
0.28
1.31
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.01
FUL's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. FUL: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
FUL' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 2.28 Max: 38.68
Current: 2.01
1.02
38.68
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.02
FUL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. FUL: 3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
FUL' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.42 Max: 4.57
Current: 3.02
0.8
4.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.72
FUL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
53% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. FUL: 5.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FUL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 6.4 Max: 16
Current: 5.72
0.1
16
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 12.80
FUL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
63% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. FUL: 12.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
FUL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 9.7 Max: 25.1
Current: 12.8
-1.1
25.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,123.60
EPS (TTM) $ 2.34
Beta1.57
Short Percentage of Float3.06%
52-Week Range $41.52 - 54.32
Shares Outstanding (Mil)50.53

Analyst Estimate

Nov17 Nov18 Nov19
Revenue (Mil $) 2,201 2,309 2,368
EPS ($) 2.66 3.07 3.33
EPS without NRI ($) 2.66 3.07 3.33
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.60 0.64
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