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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.21
LAYN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. LAYN: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LAYN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.14 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.21
Equity-to-Asset 0.14
LAYN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. LAYN: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LAYN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.14
0.14
0.66
Debt-to-Equity 2.94
LAYN's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
92% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. LAYN: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
LAYN' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.53 Max: 2.94
Current: 2.94
0.03
2.94
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 0.71
Beneish M-Score: -3.42
WACC vs ROIC
7.70%
-7.57%
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 : 2/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -2.96
LAYN's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
87% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. LAYN: -2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LAYN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.85  Med: -1.07 Max: 7.68
Current: -2.96
-6.85
7.68
Net Margin % -12.66
LAYN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
91% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. LAYN: -12.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LAYN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.66  Med: -4.34 Max: 4.29
Current: -12.66
-16.66
4.29
ROE % -76.50
LAYN's ROE % is ranked lower than
97% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. LAYN: -76.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LAYN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.54  Med: -10.16 Max: 11.86
Current: -76.5
-49.54
11.86
ROA % -15.20
LAYN's ROA % is ranked lower than
96% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. LAYN: -15.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LAYN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.54  Med: -5.72 Max: 5.99
Current: -15.2
-18.54
5.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -15.81
LAYN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
92% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 18.24 vs. LAYN: -15.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LAYN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.34  Med: -9.18 Max: 26.04
Current: -15.81
-21.34
26.04
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -8.30
LAYN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
74% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LAYN: -8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LAYN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.6  Med: -0.6 Max: 28.3
Current: -8.3
-13.6
28.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -26.50
LAYN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
85% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. LAYN: -26.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
LAYN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.3  Med: 9.3 Max: 106.8
Current: -26.5
-65.3
106.8
GuruFocus has detected 6 Warning Signs with Layne Christensen Co $LAYN.
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-12-08 Est.)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

LAYN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 546,200 sh (+12.12%)
Chuck Royce 1,682,029 sh (+10.39%)
Charles Brandes 28,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 65,200 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,695,477 sh (-1.20%)
Mario Gabelli 1,220,700 sh (-2.94%)
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Q4 2016

LAYN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 694,054 sh (+27.07%)
Chuck Royce 1,781,529 sh (+5.92%)
First Eagle Investment 65,200 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,213,000 sh (-0.63%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,645,247 sh (-2.96%)
Charles Brandes 15,000 sh (-46.43%)
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Q1 2017

LAYN Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Chuck Royce 1,884,972 sh (+5.81%)
Mario Gabelli 1,217,100 sh (+0.34%)
Charles Brandes 15,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 65,200 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,600,797 sh (-2.70%)
Jim Simons 660,200 sh (-4.88%)
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Q2 2017

LAYN Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 778,886 sh (+17.98%)
Chuck Royce 1,953,571 sh (+3.64%)
First Eagle Investment 65,200 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,595,934 sh (-0.30%)
Mario Gabelli 1,209,800 sh (-0.60%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LAYN

(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
Arnold Van Den Berg 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.30%0.01%$7.24 - $8.93 $ 12.2951%1,595,934
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.60%$7.24 - $8.93 $ 12.2951%1,209,800
Charles Brandes 2017-06-30 Sold Out $7.24 - $8.93 $ 12.2951%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2017-03-31 Reduce -2.70%0.08%$7.72 - $11.24 $ 12.2925%1,600,797
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Add 0.34%$7.72 - $11.24 $ 12.2925%1,217,100
Arnold Van Den Berg 2016-12-31 Reduce -2.96%0.07%$8.26 - $11.37 $ 12.2927%1,645,247
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.63%$8.26 - $11.37 $ 12.2927%1,213,000
Charles Brandes 2016-12-31 Reduce -46.43%$8.26 - $11.37 $ 12.2927%15,000
Arnold Van Den Berg 2016-09-30 Reduce -1.20%0.03%$7.76 - $9.42 $ 12.2944%1,695,477
Mario Gabelli 2016-09-30 Reduce -2.94%$7.76 - $9.42 $ 12.2944%1,220,700
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Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction    NAICS: 238310    SIC: 1799
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Traded in other countries:LC3.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Layne Christensen Co is a water management, construction and drilling company. It provides solutions for water, mineral and energy challenges.

Layne Christensen Co started more than 100 years ago as a water-well drilling company, and over the years, it has expanded to include water treatment and infrastructure construction services, and mineral exploration drilling services. In 2002, the company entered the energy industry and now develops and produces gas from tight shales and coal seams.

Top Ranked Articles about Layne Christensen Co

Layne Christensen To Present At The D.A. Davidson 16th Annual Engineering & Construction Conference
Layne Christensen Reschedules Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Earnings Release And Conference Call Schedule
Layne Christensen Announces Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Earnings Release And Conference Call Schedule
Layne Christensen Announces New Energy Infrastructure Business And High-Capacity Water Pipeline In The Delaware Basin
Layne Christensen Announces Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Earnings Release And Conference Call Schedule
Layne Christensen Announces Closing Of Sale Of Heavy Civil Business
Arnold Van Den Berg Sells Berkshire, Wells Fargo, Colfax Largest 1st-quarter sales by the investor
Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) manages a portfolio composed of 45 stocks with a total value of $673 million. During the first quarter the guru sold shares in the following stocks: Read more...
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight Insiders invest in Layne Christensen, MMA Capital, Kingsway Financial
According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the recent chief financial officer buys were: Layne Christensen Co. (NASDAQ:LAYN), MMA Capital Management LLC (NASDAQ:MMAC) and Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:KFS). Read more...
CFO Invests in Layne Christensen Insider buys 2,000 shares
Michael Anderson, chief financial officer and senior vice president of investor relations at Layne Christensen Co. (NASDAQ:LAYN), purchased 2,000 shares on April 13. Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PB Ratio 4.37
LAYN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. LAYN: 4.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LAYN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.13 Max: 4.37
Current: 4.37
0.49
4.37
PS Ratio 0.47
LAYN's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. LAYN: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LAYN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.42 Max: 1.12
Current: 0.47
0.11
1.12
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 48.81
LAYN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
77% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.17 vs. LAYN: 48.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LAYN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.74  Med: 11.71 Max: 359.62
Current: 48.81
2.74
359.62
EV-to-EBIT -15.48
LAYN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.74 vs. LAYN: -15.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LAYN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -169.4  Med: -5.2 Max: 58.2
Current: -15.48
-169.4
58.2
EV-to-EBITDA 151.46
LAYN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.58 vs. LAYN: 151.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LAYN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -414  Med: 6.4 Max: 151.46
Current: 151.46
-414
151.46
EV-to-Revenue 0.72
LAYN's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
69% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. LAYN: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
LAYN' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.5 Max: 1.3
Current: 0.72
0.2
1.3
Current Ratio 1.54
LAYN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. LAYN: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LAYN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 1.7 Max: 3.2
Current: 1.54
1.1
3.2
Quick Ratio 1.38
LAYN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. LAYN: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAYN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.65
Current: 1.38
0.8
2.65
Days Inventory 18.04
LAYN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
61% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 25.05 vs. LAYN: 18.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LAYN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.29  Med: 15.18 Max: 23.03
Current: 18.04
11.29
23.03
Days Sales Outstanding 49.88
LAYN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 72.06 vs. LAYN: 49.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LAYN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.7  Med: 52.56 Max: 82.27
Current: 49.88
41.7
82.27
Days Payable 39.81
LAYN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
79% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 75.31 vs. LAYN: 39.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LAYN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.47  Med: 43.84 Max: 69.81
Current: 39.81
34.47
69.81

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.20
LAYN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. LAYN: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LAYN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.8  Med: -2.5 Max: 0.2
Current: 0.2
-16.8
0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 5.64
LAYN's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
79% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. LAYN: 5.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LAYN' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.36 Max: 6.79
Current: 5.64
0.7
6.79
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.12
LAYN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. LAYN: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LAYN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1 Max: 2.62
Current: 1.12
0.35
2.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -6.46
LAYN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.71 vs. LAYN: -6.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LAYN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.7  Med: -4 Max: 35.7
Current: -6.46
-27.7
35.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -24.64
LAYN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
88% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. LAYN: -24.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LAYN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.64  Med: -0.7 Max: 36.4
Current: -24.64
-24.64
36.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $520.85
EPS (TTM) $ -3.33
Beta0.60
Short Percentage of Float21.55%
52-Week Range $6.98 - 12.48
Shares Outstanding (Mil)19.88

Analyst Estimate

Jan18 Jan19
Revenue (Mil $) 678 725
EPS ($) 0.05 0.75
EPS without NRI ($) 0.05 0.75
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
8.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Layne Christensen To Present At The D.A. Davidson 16th Annual Engineering & Construction Conference Sep 13 2017 
Layne Christensen Reschedules Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Earnings Release And Conference Call Schedu Sep 01 2017 
Layne Christensen Announces Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Earnings Release And Conference Call Schedule Aug 18 2017 
Layne Christensen Announces New Energy Infrastructure Business And High-Capacity Water Pipeline In T Jun 07 2017 
Layne Christensen Announces Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Earnings Release And Conference Call Schedule May 26 2017 
Layne Christensen Announces Closing Of Sale Of Heavy Civil Business May 01 2017 
Arnold Van Den Berg Sells Berkshire, Wells Fargo, Colfax Apr 26 2017 
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight Apr 19 2017 
CFO Invests in Layne Christensen Apr 14 2017 
Gabelli Speculates on Buffett’s Next Elephant Apr 30 2016 

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