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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 16.17
CDI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.55 vs. CDI: 16.17 )
CDI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 16.17

Equity to Asset 0.70
CDI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CDI: 0.70 )
CDI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.7

0.44
0.76
Interest Coverage No Debt
CDI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
87% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.49 vs. CDI: No Debt )
CDI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9.98   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

9.98
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.90
M-Score: -2.47
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 1.92
CDI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. CDI: 1.92 )
CDI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.05   Max: 5.37
Current: 1.92

-2.05
5.37
Net-margin (%) 1.18
CDI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. CDI: 1.18 )
CDI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.25   Max: 3.28
Current: 1.18

-2.25
3.28
ROE (%) 4.53
CDI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.19 vs. CDI: 4.53 )
CDI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -7.24   Max: 18.93
Current: 4.53

-7.24
18.93
ROA (%) 3.17
CDI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CDI: 3.17 )
CDI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.31   Max: 10.78
Current: 3.17

-5.31
10.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.61
CDI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.63 vs. CDI: 12.61 )
CDI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 39.39
Current: 12.61

-13.3
39.39
Revenue Growth (%) 4.20
CDI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. CDI: 4.20 )
CDI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.7   Max: 10.8
Current: 4.2

-15.7
10.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 43.00
CDI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. CDI: 43.00 )
CDI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -62.9   Max: 58.7
Current: 43

-62.9
58.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

CDI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Hussman 7,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,600 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,017,741 sh (-10.1%)
Joel Greenblatt 26,198 sh (-28.87%)
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Q3 2013

CDI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 4,900 sh (+88.46%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,001,055 sh (-1.64%)
Joel Greenblatt 22,367 sh (-14.62%)
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Q4 2013

CDI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 18,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 26,524 sh (+18.59%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 991,234 sh (-0.98%)
Chuck Royce 3,600 sh (-26.53%)
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Q1 2014

CDI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 673,876 sh (-32.02%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CDI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Reduce -32.02%0.54%$16.62 - $18.96 $ 16.19-9%673876
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Sold Out $13.56 - $16.22 $ 16.199%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-06-30 Reduce -10.1%0.19%$13.54 - $17.14 $ 16.199%1017741
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -28.87%0.01%$13.54 - $17.14 $ 16.199%26198
John Hussman 2013-06-30 New Buy$13.54 - $17.14 $ 16.199%7000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.03%$15.41 - $17.91 $ 16.19-3%33087
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-09-30 Add 56.74%0.5%$10.17 - $13.64 $ 16.1938%1343507
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 24.90
CDI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.30 vs. CDI: 24.90 )
CDI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.68   Max: 548.8
Current: 24.9

5.68
548.8
P/B 1.10
CDI's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CDI: 1.10 )
CDI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.3
Current: 1.1

0.47
2.3
P/S 0.30
CDI's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. CDI: 0.30 )
CDI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.3

0.13
0.66
PFCF 37.10
CDI's PFCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. CDI: 37.10 )
CDI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.21   Max: 211.36
Current: 37.1

6.21
211.36
EV-to-EBIT 13.00
CDI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.17 vs. CDI: 13.00 )
CDI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 156
Current: 13

2.3
156
Shiller P/E 54.50
CDI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.85 vs. CDI: 54.50 )
CDI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.29   Max: 68.76
Current: 54.5

7.29
68.76

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 3.20
CDI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
72% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CDI: 3.20 )
CDI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 7.28
Current: 3.2

0.27
7.28
Dividend Payout 0.60
CDI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
53% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CDI: 0.60 )
CDI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.05
Current: 0.6

0.17
1.05
Dividend growth (3y) -9.10
CDI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
52% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CDI: -9.10 )
CDI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 34.7
Current: -9.1

0
34.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.76
CDI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CDI: 2.76 )
CDI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 6.09
Current: 2.76

0.23
6.09
Share Buyback Rate -1.30
CDI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. CDI: -1.30 )
CDI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.2   Max: -1.4
Current: -1.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.30
CDI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. CDI: 3.30 )
CDI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 52.3
Current: 3.3

2.13
52.3
Price/Tangible Book 1.50
CDI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. CDI: 1.50 )
CDI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 4.56
Current: 1.5

1.05
4.56
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
CDI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CDI: 0.90 )
CDI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.9

0.62
1.24
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
CDI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CDI: 0.80 )
CDI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.8

0.45
1.69
Price/Graham Number 1.30
CDI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CDI: 1.30 )
CDI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 3.51
Current: 1.3

0.67
3.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
CDI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. CDI: 7.70 )
CDI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 42.9
Current: 7.7

0.6
42.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.24
CDI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. CDI: 3.24 )
CDI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3   Max: 33.2
Current: 3.24

3
33.2

Business Description

Industry: Employment Services » Staffing & Outsourcing Services
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Traded in other countries:CDD.Germany
CDI Corporation was incorporated in Pennsylvania on September 16, 1950. The Company, provides engineering and information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing, derives the majority of its revenues by providing services to Fortune 1000 companies and equivalent non-US-based companies, mainly in the US, UK, Canada, Mexico and Australia. The Company's services could be described in the following broad categories: Project outsourcing services - Project outsourcing services include engineering and information technology projects, usually performed at a CDI facility, which provide a deliverable work product or service to the customer. In the CDI Engineering Solutions segment, these outsourcing projects could range in duration from several months to multiple years and generally include analysis of a customer's engineering needs and development of solutions in one or more areas of a facility's design and start-up supply chain. This supply chain includes such functions as feasibility studies, program and project management, technology and process design, front end engineering design, detailed design, construction management, equipment procurement and facility start-up services. Additional services could include life cycle plant maintenance. In the CDI Information Technology Solutions segment, outsourcing projects could range from several months to multiple years and include problem analysis and execution of business application services, testing and quality assurance, program management and process outsourcing. The CDI AndersElite and Management Recruiters International segments do not provide project outsourcing services. Staffing services - Staffing services include assigning the Company's skilled engineering, information technology, project management, architecture, construction and other professionals to work at a customer's location under the supervision of customer personnel on a contractual basis for assignments that could range from several months to over one year. The Company also provides managed staffing services where the Company assumes overall management of a customer's contract staffing functions. All of the Company's four business segments provide customers with staffing services. Professional services - Professional services include search, recruitment and permanent placement of technical, professional and managerial personnel; sales of new franchises; and services provided to franchisees to help them generate permanent placements. All of the Company's four business segments provide customers with professional services. Through December 31, 2007, the ES segment operated through four verticals: CDI-Process and Industrial, CDI-Life Sciences, CDI-Government Services and CDI-Aerospace. In the second quarter of 2008, management decided to re-align the management and operations of the CDI-Life Sciences vertical into the CDI-Process and Industrial vertical. As a result, ES now offers its services through the

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