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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.23
CBI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. CBI: 0.23 )
CBI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 24.03
Current: 0.23

0.07
24.03
Equity to Asset 0.25
CBI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. CBI: 0.25 )
CBI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.25

0.19
0.43
Interest Coverage 7.82
CBI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 591 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. CBI: 7.82 )
CBI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 32.2
Current: 7.82

1.67
32.2
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.23
M-Score: -0.96
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.17
CBI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. CBI: 6.17 )
CBI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 8.33
Current: 6.17

0.59
8.33
Net-margin (%) 4.09
CBI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. CBI: 4.09 )
CBI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.52   Max: 5.62
Current: 4.09

-5.52
5.62
ROE (%) 19.37
CBI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.22 vs. CBI: 19.37 )
CBI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -21.69   Max: 22.79
Current: 19.37

-21.69
22.79
ROA (%) 4.84
CBI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. CBI: 4.84 )
CBI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.27   Max: 7.78
Current: 4.84

-6.27
7.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 86.78
CBI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 16.81 vs. CBI: 86.78 )
CBI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 10.19   Max: 135.57
Current: 86.78

10.19
135.57
Revenue Growth (%) 41.70
CBI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CBI: 41.70 )
CBI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 41.7
Current: 41.7

0
41.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 28.90
CBI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CBI: 28.90 )
CBI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 50
Current: 28.9

0
50
EPS Growth (%) 27.50
CBI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. CBI: 27.50 )
CBI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 36.7
Current: 27.5

0
36.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CBI Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Scott Black 83,190 sh (New)
Jim Simons 639,430 sh (New)
Warren Buffett 6,508,600 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 327,700 sh (+6.22%)
Chuck Royce 27,300 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 280,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 3,039,000 sh (-0.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 58,091 sh (-3.24%)
John Keeley 1,175,395 sh (-4.05%)
Westport Asset Management 35,000 sh (-80.73%)
Steven Cohen 76,735 sh (-97.14%)
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Q2 2013

CBI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

David Tepper 1,501,044 sh (New)
Scott Black 187,630 sh (+125.54%)
Warren Buffett 9,550,755 sh (+46.74%)
PRIMECAP Management 314,500 sh (+12.32%)
Columbia Wanger 3,039,000 sh (unchged)
David Tepper 5,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 35,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 56,622 sh (-2.53%)
John Keeley 1,124,240 sh (-4.35%)
Julian Robertson 310,700 sh (-5.19%)
Chuck Royce 25,000 sh (-8.42%)
Steven Cohen 58,392 sh (-23.9%)
Jim Simons 89,130 sh (-86.06%)
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Q3 2013

CBI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Tom Russo 15,325 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 20,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 284,676 sh (+387.53%)
Jim Simons 422,330 sh (+373.84%)
PRIMECAP Management 314,500 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 9,550,755 sh (unchged)
George Soros 200,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 56,622 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 25,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management Sold Out
David Tepper 1,471,044 sh (-2%)
Scott Black 179,995 sh (-4.07%)
Columbia Wanger 2,858,000 sh (-5.96%)
John Keeley 956,450 sh (-14.92%)
Julian Robertson 244,300 sh (-21.37%)
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Q4 2013

CBI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Pioneer Investments 35,234 sh (New)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 64,935 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 225,300 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,199 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 25,000 sh (+25%)
Steven Cohen 291,917 sh (+2.54%)
Chuck Royce 25,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 9,550,755 sh (unchged)
George Soros 200,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 314,500 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Tom Russo 14,875 sh (-2.94%)
John Keeley 915,835 sh (-4.25%)
Columbia Wanger 2,562,000 sh (-10.36%)
Scott Black 157,090 sh (-12.73%)
David Tepper 1,241,944 sh (-15.57%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CBI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 Sold Out 2.5%$68.01 - $82.03 $ 86.514%0
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-12-31 New Buy0.94%$68.01 - $82.03 $ 86.514%64935
Scott Black 2013-12-31 Reduce -12.73%0.18%$68.01 - $82.03 $ 86.514%157090
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$68.01 - $82.03 $ 86.514%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 New Buy$68.01 - $82.03 $ 86.514%1199
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 Reduce -21.37%0.51%$58.93 - $67.28 $ 86.540%244300
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Reduce -14.92%0.19%$58.93 - $67.28 $ 86.540%956450
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Add 125.54%0.72%$50.92 - $63.74 $ 86.549%187630
Warren Buffett 2013-06-30 Add 46.74%0.2%$50.92 - $63.74 $ 86.549%9550755
Julian Robertson 2013-06-30 Reduce -5.19%0.14%$50.92 - $63.74 $ 86.549%310700
Scott Black 2013-03-31 New Buy0.66%$46.35 - $62.1 $ 86.564%83190
Warren Buffett 2013-03-31 New Buy0.48%$46.35 - $62.1 $ 86.564%6508600
Julian Robertson 2013-03-31 Add 6.22%0.16%$46.35 - $62.1 $ 86.564%327700
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Guru Investment Theses on Chicago Bridge & Iron Company

John Keeley Comments on Chicago Bridge - Feb 05, 2014

Looking farther out, Chicago Bridge (CBI) continues to see very good activity in helping the energy sector build out terminals to export product. They are a leader in building liquified natural gas terminals and will play a large role in helping get North American gas to a hungry world market. Although our current weight in energy is modest relative to our respective indexes in each portfolio, we believe this is an exciting time to be involved in the sector. We want to make sure our shareholders have exposure to some of the companies that can benefit most from this transformational shift, and our holdings in this sector have made a strong contribution to our results in 2013.





From Kelley Funds' annual letter to shareholders 2013.



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Investment Guru Comments on Chicago Bridge and Iron - Mar 26, 2013

Although ADT was the top contributor from the industrial sector during the quarter, Chicago Bridge and Iron (CBI) was another strong performer in the sector. The global engineering and construction firm rose sharply in December after shareholders of Shaw Group approved Chicago Bridge and Iron's $3 billion acquisition which was proposed in July. The combined entities will become one of the largest energy construction and engineering contracting firms in the world.

From Keeley Funds' fourth quarter 2012 investor letter.


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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.70
CBI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. CBI: 20.70 )
CBI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.55   Max: 1754.8
Current: 20.7

5.55
1754.8
P/B 3.97
CBI's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. CBI: 3.97 )
CBI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 8.22
Current: 3.97

0.77
8.22
P/S 0.84
CBI's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. CBI: 0.84 )
CBI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.42
Current: 0.84

0.08
1.42
EV-to-EBIT 15.64
CBI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 12.61 vs. CBI: 15.64 )
CBI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3   Max: 56.1
Current: 15.64

3
56.1
PEG 1.10
CBI's PEG is ranked higher than
69% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CBI: 1.10 )
CBI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 104.68
Current: 1.1

0.32
104.68
Shiller P/E 37.34
CBI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.04 vs. CBI: 37.34 )
CBI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.94   Max: 129.54
Current: 37.34

5.94
129.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.30
CBI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
96% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. CBI: 0.30 )
CBI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.8
Current: 0.3

0.12
2.8
Dividend Payout 0.05
CBI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. CBI: 0.05 )
CBI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.05

0.05
0.75
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.30
CBI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
95% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. CBI: 0.30 )
CBI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.8
Current: 0.3

0.12
2.8
Share Buyback Rate -2.30
CBI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. CBI: -2.30 )
CBI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -36.1
Current: -2.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.02
CBI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
66% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CBI: 3.02 )
CBI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.9
Current: 3.02

0.34
2.9
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
CBI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CBI: 1.00 )
CBI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.6
Current: 1

0.19
1.6
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.07
CBI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. CBI: 1.07 )
CBI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 8.75
Current: 1.07

0.48
8.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
CBI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. CBI: 6.40 )
CBI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 33.8
Current: 6.4

1.8
33.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.14
CBI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. CBI: 20.14 )
CBI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 49.7
Current: 20.14

2.1
49.7

Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction
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Traded in other countries:BDZ.Germany
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company was founded in 1889. It provides conceptual design, technology, engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and commissioning services to customers in the energy, petrochemical and natural resource industries. The company comprises of three business sectors: Steel Plate Structures, Project Engineering and Construction, and Lummus Technology. Steel Plate Structures provides engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction services, including mechanical erection services, for the hydrocarbon, water and nuclear industries. Customers include international energy companies such as Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell; national energy companies such as ADNOC (Abu Dhabi), CNOOC (China) and Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia); and regional energy companies such as Kinder Morgan (United States) and Suncor (Canada). Project Engineering and Construction provides engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction services for upstream and downstream energy infrastructure facilities. Customers include international energy companies such as British Petroleum, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell; national energy companies such as Ecopetrol (Colombia) and ORPIC (Oman); and regional energy companies such as Dominion (United States), Gazprom (Russia), Nexen (United Kingdom) and Woodside (Australia). Lummus Technology provides licenses, services, catalysts and proprietary equipment for the hydrocarbon refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. Customers include international energy companies such as Chevron and Shell; national energy companies such as Pemex (Mexico), Petrochina (China), Rosneft (Russia) and Sabic (Saudi Arabia); and regional refiners and chemical and gas processing companies such as China Coal (China), IRPC (Thailand), Kazakhstan Petrochemical (Kazakhstan) and Williams Energy Services (United States). The Company has numerous active patents and patent applications throughout the world, the majority of which are associated with technologies licensed by Lummus Technology. The EPC and process technology markets are competitive in which a large number of multinational companies compete, and these markets require substantial resources and capital investment in equipment, technology and skilled personnel. The Company is subject to environmental laws and regulations, including those concerning emissions into the air; discharge into waterways; generation, storage, handling, treatment and disposal of waste materials; and health and safety.

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