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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

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Cash-to-Debt 0.13
NYSE:LXU's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 1137 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. NYSE:LXU: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:LXU' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.13 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.13
Equity-to-Asset 0.37
NYSE:LXU's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
76% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. NYSE:LXU: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:LXU' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.07  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.37
-0.07
0.63
Debt-to-Equity 0.92
NYSE:LXU's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
76% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. NYSE:LXU: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:LXU' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -176.79  Med: 1.16 Max: 274.6
Current: 0.92
-176.79
274.6
Debt-to-EBITDA 9.84
NYSE:LXU's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. NYSE:LXU: 9.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:LXU' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.52  Med: 1.34 Max: 9.84
Current: 9.84
-16.52
9.84
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 0.79
Beneish M-Score: -6.57
WACC vs ROIC
14.27%
-2.54%
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 : 3/10

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Operating Margin % -7.42
NYSE:LXU's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
93% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.82 vs. NYSE:LXU: -7.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:LXU' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.09  Med: 8.54 Max: 16.94
Current: -7.42
-24.09
16.94
Net Margin % -12.19
NYSE:LXU's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
94% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. NYSE:LXU: -12.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:LXU' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.19  Med: 6.3 Max: 29.94
Current: -12.19
-12.19
29.94
ROE % -16.71
NYSE:LXU's ROE % is ranked higher than
62% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.33 vs. NYSE:LXU: -16.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:LXU' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.71  Med: 16.45 Max: 59.85
Current: -16.71
-16.71
59.85
ROA % -4.07
NYSE:LXU's ROA % is ranked higher than
68% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. NYSE:LXU: -4.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:LXU' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.07  Med: 8.33 Max: 18.84
Current: -4.07
-4.07
18.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -2.84
NYSE:LXU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
89% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.24 vs. NYSE:LXU: -2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:LXU' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.49  Med: 25.39 Max: 55.68
Current: -2.84
-8.49
55.68
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -20.90
NYSE:LXU's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
92% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. NYSE:LXU: -20.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:LXU' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.4  Med: 1.2 Max: 54.7
Current: -20.9
-30.4
54.7
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

LXU Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Richard Snow 961,269 sh (+11.80%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 120,026 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 135,800 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 11,600 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 148,200 sh (-13.28%)
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Q1 2017

LXU Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Chuck Royce 135,800 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 11,600 sh (unchged)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 16,404 sh (-7.41%)
Richard Snow 822,189 sh (-14.47%)
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Q2 2017

LXU Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 126,156 sh (New)
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LXU Guru Trades in Q3 2017

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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals    NAICS: 325998    SIC: 2899
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Traded in other countries:LS3.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
LSB Industries Inc is a chemical manufacturing, marketing and engineering company.The Company is engaged in manufacturing and selling of chemical products. It also manufactures and sells water source and geothermal heat pumps and air handling products.

LSB Industries Inc is a chemical manufacturing, marketing and engineering company.The Company is engaged in manufacturing and selling of chemical products. It also manufactures and sells water source and geothermal heat pumps and air handling products.

Top Ranked Articles about LSB Industries Inc

Everest Sciences Announces Order for and Successful Operations of Second Unit at Cherokee Nitrogen

CleanChill™ Solution Providing Additional Ammonia Production on Hot, and Even Warm Days

TULSA, Okla., Feb. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everest Sciences Corporation, a leading provider of production enhancement solutions for the natural gas, power generation, chemical production and other industries, announced today it received an order for, and has shipped and achieved successful operations of the CleanChill™ cooling system at Cherokee Nitrogen of Cherokee, Alabama.  This is the second order from LSB Industries’ (NYSE:NYSE:LXU) Cherokee plant, and represents another in a series of follow on units that Everest Sciences has operating at prominent chemical processing and natural gas transportation and processing companies.
“Cherokee Nitrogen recognized early on that adding suction air chilling to its air compressors will increase production during hot, or even warm months of the year,” said Gary Hilberg, President of Everest Sciences. “Our CleanChill solution is increasing production on their Ammonia train, demonstrating the value of Everest Sciences’ technology and, along with additional orders from other chemical processing companies shows the momentum Everest Sciences has achieved in this market segment.” CleanChill is a gas turbine and air compressor cooling solution that provides chilled inlet air, allowing the turbine or compressor to operate at greater output and efficiency during higher ambient temperatures. As a complement to the company’s ECOChill™ and ECOCool™ solutions, CleanChill offers an alternative, direct chilling approach which utilizes the company’s market-leading technology and expertise in process cooling. The modular CleanChill system was factory fabricated, and installed successfully at Cherokee Nitrogen.  Although it has only been running for a short time, initial analysis shows that the system is meeting the promised performance, and that the plant is benefitting from increased Ammonia production. Cherokee Nitrogen L.L.C. operates a 160 acre, multi-product facility on a 1,300 acre site located on the bank of the Tennessee River in Cherokee, Alabama. The company produces a wide variety of industrial and agrochemical products including anhydrous ammonia, nitric acid, ammonium nitrate, urea, and urea ammonium nitrate. “We are excited to be working with Everest Sciences again, after the successful implementation of their ECOChill solution on our nitric acid plant,” said Ben VanVeckhoven, General Manager at Cherokee Nitrogen. “We are confident that their solution will allow us to increase our Ammonia plant production above what we previously achieved with a rental cooling unit.” Everest Sciences production enhancement solutions provide a factory packaged system for its customers in the chemical industry that efficiently create cooler, denser air which debottlenecks their air machines, leading to significant increases in full year production.  These solutions have proven to have paybacks of less than one to three years.  About LSB Industries, Inc.
LSB Industries, Inc., headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, manufactures and sells chemical products for the agricultural, mining, and industrial markets. The Company owns and operates facilities in Cherokee, Alabama, El Dorado, Arkansas and Pryor, Oklahoma, and operates a facility for a global chemical company in Baytown, Texas. LSB’s products are sold through distributors and directly to end customers throughout the United States. Additional information about the Company can be found on its website at www.lsbindustries.com. About Everest Sciences
Everest Sciences provides a range of air cooling and handling solutions that increase the output of chemical manufacturing facilities and increase the capacity and flow of natural gas gathering, processing and transportation facilities.  Everest Sciences’ solutions address not just an individual component of a customer’s process – such as an air compressor or gas turbine – but the entire system, and may include chilling, inlet cooling, filtration or some combination of these methods.  With customer profitability fundamental to its success, Everest Sciences has developed and patented hybrid indirect evaporative inlet cooling technology used in the company’s ECOChill, ECOCool, and Hydro-FlexcoolTM systems to create cooler, denser air more efficiently than the conventional cooling technologies.  For more information please visit www.EverestSciences.com, email [email protected], or call 1-800-913-6810. International customers may call 1-918-770-7190. Company address: Everest Sciences Corporation
7737 East 42nd Place
Tulsa, OK 74145 
Customer inquiries:
Gary Hilberg
[email protected]
(918) 770 7190

Press inquiries:
Eric Warren
[email protected]
(918) 771-0129

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Ratios

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PB Ratio 0.55
LXU's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LXU: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LXU' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 2.12 Max: 17.54
Current: 0.55
0.28
17.54
PS Ratio 0.55
LXU's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. LXU: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LXU' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.23
Current: 0.55
0.22
2.23
EV-to-EBIT -18.93
LXU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.64 vs. LXU: -18.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LXU' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -202.4  Med: 8.1 Max: 69.2
Current: -18.93
-202.4
69.2
EV-to-EBITDA 14.26
LXU's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
91% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.33 vs. LXU: 14.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LXU' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.1  Med: 7.3 Max: 3123.6
Current: 14.26
-29.1
3123.6
EV-to-Revenue 1.42
LXU's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
54% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. LXU: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
LXU' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.1 Max: 3
Current: 1.42
0.3
3
Shiller PE Ratio 6.19
LXU's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 30.43 vs. LXU: 6.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
LXU' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 23.46 Max: 837.5
Current: 6.19
3.04
837.5
Current Ratio 1.85
LXU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. LXU: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LXU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.98 Max: 4.96
Current: 1.85
0.27
4.96
Quick Ratio 1.19
LXU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. LXU: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LXU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 1.18 Max: 4.46
Current: 1.19
0.19
4.46
Days Inventory 28.84
LXU's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
91% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 66.54 vs. LXU: 28.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LXU' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.84  Med: 49.93 Max: 60.05
Current: 28.84
28.84
60.05
Days Sales Outstanding 38.68
LXU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 62.94 vs. LXU: 38.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LXU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.56  Med: 41.65 Max: 64.83
Current: 38.68
34.56
64.83
Days Payable 42.89
LXU's Days Payable is ranked lower than
59% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 49.88 vs. LXU: 42.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LXU' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.73  Med: 39.78 Max: 76.91
Current: 42.89
25.73
76.91

Buy Back

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5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.80
LXU's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
80% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. LXU: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
LXU' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 0.8
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.90
LXU's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. LXU: -7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LXU' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.2  Med: -3.1 Max: 29.3
Current: -7.9
-39.2
29.3

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.54
LXU's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
95% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. LXU: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LXU' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 2.02 Max: 14.88
Current: 0.54
0.29
14.88
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.63
LXU's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. LXU: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LXU' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.35 Max: 2.52
Current: 0.63
0.04
2.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -5.30
LXU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
94% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. LXU: -5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LXU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.9  Med: 8.5 Max: 30.4
Current: -5.3
-15.9
30.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -42.49
LXU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
98% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.25 vs. LXU: -42.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LXU' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -90.7  Med: 14.6 Max: 27.3
Current: -42.49
-90.7
27.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $423.96
EPS (TTM) $ -3.10
Beta5.55
Short Percentage of Float15.87%
52-Week Range $5.55 - 11.71
Shares Outstanding (Mil)28.41

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.86 -0.61
EPS without NRI ($) -0.86 -0.61
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 33
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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