American Pacific Corp (NASDAQ:APFC)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

Engaged in the production of ammonium perchlorate chemical that is used as an oxidizing agent in composite solid propellants for rockets, booster motors and missiles.

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Member Avatar rknapton (< 20) Submitted: 7/23/2013 8:22:54 PM : Outperform Start Price: $36.04 APFC Score: +16.86

Long. Specialty Chemicals. 13x fwd earnings. 25% rev growth. $159% earnings growth. Lower price to sales ratio than big players that have much lower growth.

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Member Avatar greenwave3 (< 20) Submitted: 8/7/2008 1:56:43 AM : Outperform Start Price: $15.59 APFC Score: +144.62

American Pacific was clearly a growth stock before today's selloff, but now it deserves the dual moniker of growth AND value.

Thank you, Mr. Market. The selloff after the earnings report was a bit overdone. Booked revenue and earnings for this past quarter were not awesome, but they did come out in the black. Plus, for anyone who actually read the earnings report, APFC had some seasonal sales that just missed being included in last quarter's numbers. They reaffirmed the year's guidance, which was a good sign and tended towards their affirmation of the seasonality of their Fine Chemicals sales base.

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Member Avatar JohnnyiPhone (< 20) Submitted: 6/13/2008 8:03:25 AM : Outperform Start Price: $17.86 APFC Score: +113.47

Member of the "Mini-Cap Monsters."

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Member Avatar johnfuller48104 (< 20) Submitted: 5/11/2008 2:38:23 PM : Outperform Start Price: $15.91 APFC Score: +150.35

It's hard to find a company with the barriers to entry this one has, with a consistant and stable market, and an EBITDA multiple like this. They should be extremely boring, and extremely profitable (I love that combo) over the foreseeable future. Rapid depreciation of Pharmaceutical Fine Chemicals business (10 yrs) has EPS deceiving. Also, defense chemicals are not particularly sensitive to volumes since they are the only N American source of these strategic chemicals. They have contracts that ramp the unit price if the volume drops to keep them profitable and happy so the manufacturing capacity is available for the DOD should it ever be needed (they make a key ingredient in rocket fuel). On the down side, management is from the name, rank, and serial number school. They seem to forget that in trying so hard to not say something wrong, they pass up many opportunities to say something right. This is probably a habit picked up from their legacy defense work.

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Member Avatar ammnotary (49.49) Submitted: 4/24/2008 10:23:46 AM : Outperform Start Price: $17.03 APFC Score: +129.17

Stable stock with proven history.

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Member Avatar LetterA (69.06) Submitted: 4/6/2008 2:48:10 AM : Outperform Start Price: $16.25 APFC Score: +142.87

Testing a portfolio of companies that start with the letter "A".

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Member Avatar raehae (32.33) Submitted: 4/2/2008 2:12:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.47 APFC Score: +138.52

Will perform well in short-term investment

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Member Avatar IgnorantFool77 (48.28) Submitted: 3/26/2008 4:20:06 PM : Outperform Start Price: $15.83 APFC Score: +146.50

This stock has military and government contract potential all over it.

Relatively low PE, solid margins, excellent growth.

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Member Avatar VANEPPS04 (26.14) Submitted: 1/15/2008 7:46:08 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.82 APFC Score: +169.18

Management brought in the previous president of aquisition from Aerojet, Fine Chemicals, he had a tremendous impact on taking the company into a profitable saleable asset, and is likely to do the same here....

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Member Avatar zacprince (39.64) Submitted: 10/12/2007 7:37:33 PM : Outperform Start Price: $18.80 APFC Score: +119.59

screen for 5 star, rated by less than 85 people with small market caps.

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Member Avatar NeroSagetrade (84.07) Submitted: 10/2/2007 11:14:18 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.30 APFC Score: +155.47

American Pacific is not going to rocket onto your message boards with a relatively exciting product. All they are going to do is supply a practically monopolized compound to the defense industry and profit greatly off of it. Don't expect revenues to rise exponentially, just expect solid growth. APFC raised guidance in July and should be good to go. Technically they are just one last break from a inverse head and shoulders bottom which has stretched out over the last 10 years. All signs point higher.

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