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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 : 10/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
AMEX:CEF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AMEX:CEF: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
AMEX:CEF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
N/A
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 1.00
AMEX:CEF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
100% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. AMEX:CEF: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
AMEX:CEF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1 Max: 1
Current: 1
Interest Coverage No Debt
AMEX:CEF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
97% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1018.62 vs. AMEX:CEF: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AMEX:CEF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1210.02
WACC vs ROIC
0.28%
-0.34%
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 : 7/10

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history
Operating Margin % -8232.14
AMEX:CEF's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
99% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.57 vs. AMEX:CEF: -8232.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
AMEX:CEF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34147.22  Med: 98.93 Max: 110.48
Current: -8232.14
-34147.22
110.48
Net Margin % 290762.86
AMEX:CEF's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
100% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 41.12 vs. AMEX:CEF: 290762.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
AMEX:CEF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1019417.81  Med: 99.08 Max: 308644.17
Current: 290762.86
-1019417.81
308644.17
ROE % 11.86
AMEX:CEF's ROE % is ranked higher than
71% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. AMEX:CEF: 11.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
AMEX:CEF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.95  Med: 4.11 Max: 40.63
Current: 11.86
-30.95
40.63
ROA % 11.85
AMEX:CEF's ROA % is ranked higher than
81% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. AMEX:CEF: 11.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
AMEX:CEF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.91  Med: 4.11 Max: 40.56
Current: 11.85
-30.91
40.56
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -100.00
AMEX:CEF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
97% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AMEX:CEF: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
AMEX:CEF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: -100 Max: 29.5
Current: -100
-100
29.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -80.00
AMEX:CEF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
98% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. AMEX:CEF: -80.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
AMEX:CEF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -80  Med: -17.2 Max: 29.9
Current: -80
-80
29.9
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523920    SIC: 7214
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Traded in other countries:CEF.A.Canada,
Headquarter Location:Canada
Central Fund of Canada Ltd is a closed-end fund. It is a low-cost, convenient facility for the investment ownership of gold and silver bullion for long-term appreciation.

Central Fund was incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario on November 15, 1961, as an investment holding company. It is a closed-end fund. It is a low-cost, convenient facility for the investment ownership of gold and silver bullion.

Ratios

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PE Ratio 8.09
CEF's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. CEF: 8.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CEF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.77  Med: 4.63 Max: 14.25
Current: 8.09
1.77
14.25
PE Ratio without NRI 8.09
CEF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
71% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.98 vs. CEF: 8.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CEF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.77  Med: 4.63 Max: 14.25
Current: 8.09
1.77
14.25
PB Ratio 0.98
CEF's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CEF: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CEF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.98
0.6
1.32
EV-to-EBIT -277.01
CEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. CEF: -277.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CEF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -278.51  Med: 4.7 Max: 21.1
Current: -277.01
-278.51
21.1
EV-to-EBITDA -277.01
CEF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. CEF: -277.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CEF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -278.51  Med: 4.7 Max: 21.1
Current: -277.01
-278.51
21.1
Shiller PE Ratio 20.52
CEF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 19.75 vs. CEF: 20.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CEF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.07  Med: 17 Max: 26.58
Current: 20.52
14.07
26.58
Current Ratio 5.26
CEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. CEF: 5.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CEF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 16.11 Max: 43.99
Current: 5.26
1.13
43.99
Quick Ratio 5.26
CEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. CEF: 5.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CEF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 16.11 Max: 43.99
Current: 5.26
1.13
43.99
Days Sales Outstanding 847.32
CEF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
99% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 40.24 vs. CEF: 847.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CEF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.23 Max: 3143.06
Current: 847.32
0.02
3143.06

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 0.08
CEF's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
100% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. CEF: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CEF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.16
Current: 0.08
0.04
0.16
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.01
CEF's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. CEF: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
CEF' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.01
Current: 0.01
0
0.01
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.08
CEF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
100% of the 1408 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. CEF: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.08
CEF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
99% of the 1743 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. CEF: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CEF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.16
Current: 0.08
0.04
0.16
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.10
CEF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. CEF: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CEF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.9  Med: -5.65 Max: 0.1
Current: 0.1
-27.9
0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 431.00
CEF's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
99% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. CEF: 431.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
CEF' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.21  Med: 86.85 Max: 1114
Current: 431
30.21
1114
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 431.00
CEF's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
99% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. CEF: 431.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
CEF' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.21  Med: 86.18 Max: 1114
Current: 431
30.21
1114
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.98
CEF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CEF: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CEF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.13
Current: 0.98
0.89
1.13
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.25
CEF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CEF: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CEF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.26
Current: 1.25
0.89
1.26
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.59
CEF's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. CEF: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
CEF' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.74
Current: 0.59
0.3
0.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.36
CEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
73% of the 1804 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. CEF: -0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CEF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.36  Med: 21.1 Max: 57
Current: -0.36
-0.36
57

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $0.14
EPS (TTM) $ 1.60
Beta-0.24
Short Percentage of Float0.02%
52-Week Range $11.22 - 14.88
Shares Outstanding (Mil)252.16
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