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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
AKS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. AKS: 0.03 )
AKS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.03

0.02
1.07
Equity to Asset -0.02
AKS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. AKS: -0.02 )
AKS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.17   Max: 0.36
Current: -0.02

-0.17
0.36
Interest Coverage 1.07
AKS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 6.11 vs. AKS: 1.07 )
AKS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 9.14
Current: 1.07

0.6
9.14
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.86
M-Score: -1.98
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.14
AKS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. AKS: 2.14 )
AKS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -17.74   Max: 13.21
Current: 2.14

-17.74
13.21
Net-margin (%) -1.49
AKS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. AKS: -1.49 )
AKS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.31   Max: 11.9
Current: -1.49

-17.31
11.9
ROA (%) -2.33
AKS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AKS: -2.33 )
AKS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.6   Max: 7.91
Current: -2.33

-24.6
7.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.36
AKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. AKS: 5.36 )
AKS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.39   Max: 40.55
Current: 5.36

-22.39
40.55
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -9.00
AKS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. AKS: -9.00 )
AKS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -91.6   Max: 34.1
Current: -9

-91.6
34.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 56.50
AKS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. AKS: 56.50 )
AKS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -91.8   Max: 126
Current: 56.5

-91.8
126
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -34.00
AKS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -9.30 vs. AKS: -34.00 )
AKS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -87.3   Max: 183.5
Current: -34

-87.3
183.5
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

AKS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 1,592,102 sh (+12170.5%)
Chuck Royce 2,080,500 sh (+39.91%)
Third Avenue Management 711,375 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
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Q2 2014

AKS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 25,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 225,634 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,208,000 sh (+6.13%)
Third Avenue Management 711,375 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 2,373,800 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

AKS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 1,600,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,100,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 221,181 sh (+784.72%)
Steven Cohen 4,147,500 sh (+74.72%)
Chuck Royce 2,251,500 sh (+1.97%)
Third Avenue Management 711,375 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2014

AKS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 277,700 sh (+25.55%)
Chuck Royce 2,264,000 sh (+0.56%)
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Steven Cohen 3,604,100 sh (-13.1%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AKS

(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
Third Avenue Management 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$5.2 - $7.65 $ 4.32-31%0
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$5.99 - $8.2 $ 4.32-37%0
John Keeley 2013-12-31 New Buy0.03%$3.85 - $8.18 $ 4.32-18%235000
Third Avenue Management 2013-06-30 Add 44.25%0.01%$2.82 - $3.66 $ 4.3231%711375
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.81%$3.31 - $4.9 $ 4.326%0
Third Avenue Management 2013-03-31 New Buy0.03%$3.31 - $4.9 $ 4.326%493155
John Burbank 2012-12-31 New Buy0.81%$3.57 - $5.79 $ 4.32-7%4585024
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$3.57 - $5.79 $ 4.32-7%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$4.66 - $6.44 $ 4.32-21%74056
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.58%$6.88 - $10.04 $ 4.32-44%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 3.98
AKS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 28.90 vs. AKS: 3.98 )
N/A
P/S 0.10
AKS's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. AKS: 0.10 )
AKS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.13
Current: 0.1

0.06
1.13
EV-to-EBIT 28.02
AKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 25.71 vs. AKS: 28.02 )
AKS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -42   Max: 122.9
Current: 28.02

-42
122.9
Current Ratio 1.77
AKS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. AKS: 1.77 )
AKS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 3.79
Current: 1.77

1.1
3.79
Quick Ratio 0.80
AKS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. AKS: 0.80 )
AKS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.79
Current: 0.8

0.53
2.79
Days Inventory 52.38
AKS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
89% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 86.74 vs. AKS: 52.38 )
AKS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 26.22   Max: 101.49
Current: 52.38

26.22
101.49
Days Sales Outstanding 36.15
AKS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 59.26 vs. AKS: 36.15 )
AKS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 21.11   Max: 44.26
Current: 36.15

21.11
44.26

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
AKS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AKS: 0.50 )
AKS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 4.74
Current: 0.5

0.22
4.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.70
AKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. AKS: 3.70 )
AKS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 94.4
Current: 3.7

0.8
94.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -76.29
AKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
51% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -6.08 vs. AKS: -76.29 )
AKS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -57.6   Max: 14.8
Current: -76.29

-57.6
14.8

Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel
Compare:TS, NSSMY, SID, PKX, GGB » details
Traded in other countries:AK2.Germany, AKS.Mexico,
AK Steel Holding Corp is a corporation formed under the laws of Delaware in 1993 and is a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels and tubular products through its wholly-owned subsidiary, AK Steel Corporation. Its operations consist of nine steelmaking and finishing plants and tubular production facilities located in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Company's operations produce flat-rolled value-added carbon steels, including premium-quality coated, cold-rolled and hot-rolled carbon steel products, and specialty stainless and electrical steels that are sold in sheet and strip form, as well as carbon and stainless steel that is finished into welded steel tubing. In addition, the Company's operations include European trading companies that buy and sell steel and steel products and other materials, AK Coal Resources, Inc., which produces metallurgical coal from reserves in Pennsylvania, and a 49.9% equity interest in Magnetation LLC, a joint venture that produces iron ore concentrate from previously-mined ore reserves. The Company is a party to long-term supply contracts with Middletown Coke Company, LLC and Haverhill North Coke Company, affiliates of SunCoke Energy, Inc. to provide the Company with about 1,100,000 tons annually of metallurgical-grade lump coke and electricity co-generated from their facilities. The Company competes with domestic and foreign flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel producers (both integrated steel producers and mini-mill producers) and producers of plastics, aluminum and other materials. The Company is also facing competition from foreign-based and domestic steel producers who have expanded or restarted shutdown steel production and/or finishing facilities in the United States. The Company's business and the businesses of its customers and suppliers are subject to government oversight and regulation.
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