GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:GTI)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

The Company manufactures graphite electrodes, products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel and other ferrous and nonferrous metals. Also manufactures and provides graphite and carbon products, including graphite & carbon materials.

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Player Avatar KnightThatSaysNi (< 20) Submitted: 5/9/2007 8:03:49 AM : Underperform Start Price: $13.56 GTI Score: +103.51

People can get all excited about peripheral issues, but given that this stock's ROIC using Buffett's calculation for Owner Earnings is -31.3%, Owner Earnings Yield of -15.9%, with debt of around $700 million on TTM operating income of $99 million. Adding $5 to the bottom line after payment of the SEC fines are complete doesn't change this reality. Where's their demostrated profitability? Where's their competitive advantage?

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Member Avatar MAcDScientist (< 20) Submitted: 3/2/2009 4:24:41 PM
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What is the formula for calculating Buffett's Owner Earnings and Owner Earnings Yield? Thanks for sharing.

Member Avatar Shirewood (21.60) Submitted: 11/4/2010 1:45:51 PM
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C.R.O.I.C or R.O.I.C. = Return of investment cash. Google that. Phil Town, Jim Cramer, and Warren Buffet.....You gotta believe and like the Company or don't invest in it, unless you are a day trader needing date money for Friday. Phil Town, "Rule Number 1 book is one of the most simple ways of doing the math to find out your answer. I think MSN has this info also

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