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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.02
AKS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. AKS: 0.02 )
AKS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.02

0.02
1.07
Equity to Asset -0.09
AKS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. AKS: -0.09 )
AKS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.17   Max: 0.36
Current: -0.09

-0.17
0.36
Interest Coverage 1.07
AKS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 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: 2
Z-Score: 0.73
M-Score: -2.33
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 2.44
AKS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. AKS: 2.44 )
AKS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -17.74   Max: 13.21
Current: 2.44

-17.74
13.21
Net-margin (%) -0.84
AKS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. AKS: -0.84 )
AKS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.31   Max: 11.9
Current: -0.84

-17.31
11.9
ROA (%) -1.30
AKS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. AKS: -1.30 )
AKS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -26.32   Max: 12.7
Current: -1.3

-26.32
12.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.96
AKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. AKS: 5.96 )
AKS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.69   Max: 23.36
Current: 5.96

-22.69
23.36
Revenue Growth (%) -9.00
AKS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. AKS: -9.00 )
AKS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -91.6   Max: 34.1
Current: -9

-91.6
34.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 56.50
AKS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. AKS: 56.50 )
AKS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -91.8   Max: 126
Current: 56.5

-91.8
126
EPS Growth (%) -34.00
AKS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -9.20 vs. AKS: -34.00 )
AKS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -87.3   Max: 183.5
Current: -34

-87.3
183.5
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

AKS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 37,307 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 711,375 sh (+44.25%)
Jim Simons 52,200 sh (-90.77%)
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Q3 2013

AKS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 799,700 sh (+1431.99%)
Third Avenue Management 711,375 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2013

AKS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Keeley 235,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,125 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,487,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 12,975 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 711,375 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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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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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
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$5.99 - $8.2 $ 9.2536%0
John Keeley 2013-12-31 New Buy0.03%$3.85 - $8.18 $ 9.2576%235000
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.81%$3.31 - $4.9 $ 9.25128%0
John Burbank 2012-12-31 New Buy0.81%$3.57 - $5.79 $ 9.2598%4585024
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$3.57 - $5.79 $ 9.2598%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$4.66 - $6.44 $ 9.2569%74056
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.58%$6.88 - $10.04 $ 9.2519%0
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0244%$6.65 - $16.61 $ 9.25-13%0
John Keeley 2011-06-30 New Buy0.02%$14.08 - $16.96 $ 9.25-39%95000
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Ratios

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P/S 0.20
AKS's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. AKS: 0.20 )
AKS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.13
Current: 0.2

0.05
1.13
EV-to-EBIT 49.02
AKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 30.27 vs. AKS: 49.02 )
AKS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 122.9
Current: 49.02

1.1
122.9
Current Ratio 1.53
AKS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. AKS: 1.53 )
AKS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 3.79
Current: 1.53

1.1
3.79
Quick Ratio 0.74
AKS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. AKS: 0.74 )
AKS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.79
Current: 0.74

0.53
2.79

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.10
AKS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. AKS: 1.10 )
AKS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 4.96
Current: 1.1

0.26
4.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.00
AKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
50% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. AKS: 2.00 )
AKS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 94.4
Current: 2

0.8
94.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -14.82
AKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
55% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. AKS: -14.82 )
AKS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -27   Max: 21.2
Current: -14.82

-27
21.2

Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel
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Traded in other countries:AK2.Germany
AK Steel Holding Corporation 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. AK Steel is the successor through merger to Armco Inc., which was formed in 1900. Its operations consist of seven steelmaking and finishing plants located in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania that produce flat-rolled carbon steels, including premium-quality coated, cold-rolled and hot-rolled products, and specialty stainless and electrical steels that are sold in hot band, and sheet and strip form. The Company's operations also include AK Tube LLC, which further finishes flat-rolled carbon and stainless steel at two tube plants, one located in Ohio and one located in Indiana, into welded steel tubing used in the automotive, large truck and construction markets. In addition, the Company's operations include European trading companies that buy and sell steel and steel products and other materials. In conducting its steel operations, the Company principally directs its marketing efforts toward those customers who require the highest quality flat-rolled steel with precise "just-in-time" delivery and technical support. Management believes that the Company's enhanced product quality and delivery capabilities, and its emphasis on customer technical support and product planning, are critical factors in its ability to serve this segment of the market. The Company's flat-rolled carbon steel products are sold primarily to automotive manufacturers and to customers in the infrastructure and manufacturing markets. This includes electrical transmission, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and appliances. The Company also sells coated, cold rolled, and hot rolled carbon steel products to distributors, service centers and converters who may further process these products prior to reselling them. To the extent management believes necessary, the Company carries increased inventory levels to meet the requirements of certain of its customers for "just-in-time" delivery. The principal raw materials required for the Company's steel manufacturing operations are iron ore, coal, coke, chrome, nickel, silicon, manganese, zinc, limestone, and carbon and stainless steel scrap. The Company also uses large volumes of natural gas, electricity and oxygen in its steel manufacturing operations. 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 that can be used in lieu of flat-rolled steels in manufactured products.
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