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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.29
CEB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CEB: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CEB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.29
Equity to Asset -0.02
CEB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CEB: -0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CEB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.05  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.67
Current: -0.02
-0.05
0.67
Interest Coverage 5.70
CEB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
76% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.12 vs. CEB: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CEB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.02  Med: 5087.72 Max: 9999.99
Current: 5.7
4.02
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.21
M-Score: -2.65
WACC vs ROIC
11.54%
23.65%
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.47
CEB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. CEB: 13.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CEB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.3  Med: 15.10 Max: 22.67
Current: 13.47
10.3
22.67
Net-margin (%) 8.38
CEB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. CEB: 8.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CEB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 9.59 Max: 17.19
Current: 8.38
3.9
17.19
ROE (%) 160.79
CEB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.12 vs. CEB: 160.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CEB' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.51  Med: 52.98 Max: 142.55
Current: 160.79
22.51
142.55
ROA (%) 5.97
CEB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. CEB: 5.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CEB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.36  Med: 9.37 Max: 12.58
Current: 5.97
2.36
12.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 111.14
CEB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.53 vs. CEB: 111.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CEB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.85  Med: 98.87 Max: 460.09
Current: 111.14
67.85
460.09
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.40
CEB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. CEB: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CEB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.7  Med: 23.90 Max: 27.6
Current: 14.4
-4.7
27.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 19.70
CEB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. CEB: 19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CEB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.3  Med: 19.30 Max: 98.3
Current: 19.7
-10.3
98.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 35.70
CEB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. CEB: 35.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CEB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.6  Med: 17.30 Max: 75.9
Current: 35.7
-18.6
75.9
» CEB's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

CEB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 26,362 sh (-1.35%)
Chuck Royce 303,900 sh (-4.28%)
Jim Simons 189,493 sh (-19.02%)
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Q3 2015

CEB Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 182,260 sh (+591.37%)
Jim Simons 157,000 sh (-17.15%)
Chuck Royce 208,700 sh (-31.33%)
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Q4 2015

CEB Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Steven Cohen 18,800 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,606 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 202,400 sh (-3.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 58,134 sh (-68.10%)
Jim Simons 26,393 sh (-83.19%)
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Q1 2016

CEB Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Columbia Wanger 232,735 sh (New)
John Hussman 2,200 sh (New)
John Rogers 278,455 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 202,400 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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CEB Inc is a member-based advisory company. It provides historical fixed-fee annual subscription model for membership programs, and technology-enabled subscription and engagement-based talent assessment and management services.

CEB Inc is a Delaware corporation that was incorporated in 1997. The Company is a member-based advisory company that equips senior executives and their teams with insight and actionable solutions to drive corporate performance. With its acquisition of SHL Group Holdings I and its subsidiaries in August 2012, the Company operates through two reporting segments: CEB and SHL Talent Measurement. CEB segment provides comprehensive data analysis, research, and advisory services that align to executive leadership roles and key recurring decisions. This includes its membership programs for senior executives and their teams to drive corporate performance by identifying and building on the proven best practices of the world's best companies. Its membership programs deliver comprehensive research and advisory services that align with executive leadership roles and enable members to focus efforts to address emerging and recurring business challenges efficiently and effectively. The CEB segment also includes the operations of Personnel Decisions Research Institutes, Inc. (PDRI), which was acquired with its acquisition of SHL. PDRI is a service provider of customized personnel assessment and performance management tools and services mainly to various agencies of the US government and also to commercial enterprises. The Company's SHL Talent Measurement segment, which includes the operations of SHL provides cloud-based solutions for talent assessment and decision support as well as professional services that support those solutions, enabling client access to data, analytics and insights for assessing and managing employees and applicants. SHL Talent Measurement provides assessments that assist customers in determining potential candidates for employment and developing existing employees as well as consulting services that help maximize the utility of assessment data. The Company serves executives and professionals in corporate functions at large corporate and middle market institutions in more than 100 countries. The Company's primary markets within the CEB segment are: Human Resources, Finance, Strategy and Operations, Legal and Compliance, Sales and Marketing, and Technology. The SHL Talent Measurement segment focuses mainly on the Human Resources function and increasingly markets its services to other corporate functions. The Company competes with companies that offer customized information and professional service products, such as traditional consulting firms; benchmarking firms; talent screening and assessment providers; background screening companies; recruitment process outsource services firms; executive search and leadership training providers; market research and data analytics firms; training and development firms; trade associations, nonprofit organizations, and research and database companies, as well as providers of free content over the internet and through other delivery channels.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 27.82
CEB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.11 vs. CEB: 27.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CEB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.08  Med: 32.31 Max: 294.73
Current: 27.82
9.08
294.73
Forward P/E 16.05
CEB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.98 vs. CEB: 16.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.82
CEB's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
65% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.11 vs. CEB: 27.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CEB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.07  Med: 32.21 Max: 293.5
Current: 27.82
9.07
293.5
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 21.31
CEB's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.57 vs. CEB: 21.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CEB' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.61  Med: 21.24 Max: 68.91
Current: 21.31
9.61
68.91
P/S 2.34
CEB's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. CEB: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CEB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 2.80 Max: 11.63
Current: 2.34
0.82
11.63
PFCF 17.14
CEB's PFCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.07 vs. CEB: 17.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CEB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.04  Med: 19.12 Max: 45.45
Current: 17.14
10.04
45.45
POCF 14.69
CEB's POCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.18 vs. CEB: 14.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CEB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.16  Med: 15.20 Max: 29.48
Current: 14.69
6.16
29.48
EV-to-EBIT 21.20
CEB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
73% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.22 vs. CEB: 21.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CEB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 20.30 Max: 62.1
Current: 21.2
4.7
62.1
EV-to-EBITDA 12.40
CEB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
57% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.11 vs. CEB: 12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CEB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 13.10 Max: 38.2
Current: 12.4
3.6
38.2
PEG 1.45
CEB's PEG is ranked higher than
59% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. CEB: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CEB' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.97 Max: 82.7
Current: 1.45
0.46
82.7
Shiller P/E 38.59
CEB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.92 vs. CEB: 38.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CEB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.97  Med: 28.39 Max: 53.88
Current: 38.59
9.97
53.88
Current Ratio 0.68
CEB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CEB: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CEB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.68
0.51
1.86
Quick Ratio 0.68
CEB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CEB: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CEB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.68
0.51
1.86
Days Sales Outstanding 49.19
CEB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.50 vs. CEB: 49.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CEB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 83.03  Med: 112.87 Max: 121.32
Current: 49.19
83.03
121.32
Days Payable 13.54
CEB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.03 vs. CEB: 13.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CEB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 14.60 Max: 124.96
Current: 13.54
7.5
124.96

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.43
CEB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
53% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. CEB: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CEB' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.51 Max: 13.58
Current: 2.43
0.4
13.58
Dividend Payout 0.66
CEB's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
56% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. CEB: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CEB' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.52 Max: 2.95
Current: 0.66
0.18
2.95
Dividend Growth (3y) 28.90
CEB's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. CEB: 28.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
CEB' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -30.10 Max: 74.7
Current: 28.9
0
74.7
Forward Dividend Yield 2.54
CEB's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. CEB: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.69
CEB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. CEB: 7.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CEB' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.27  Med: 4.78 Max: 42.96
Current: 7.69
1.27
42.96
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.40
CEB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. CEB: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CEB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.1  Med: 0.40 Max: 4.8
Current: 0.4
-11.1
4.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.23
CEB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CEB: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CEB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.69 Max: 3.21
Current: 1.23
0.32
3.21
Price/Median PS Value 0.83
CEB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CEB: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CEB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.51 Max: 5.51
Current: 0.83
0.33
5.51
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.67
CEB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. CEB: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CEB' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.97 Max: 22.37
Current: 1.67
0.73
22.37
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.71
CEB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. CEB: 4.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CEB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 4.90 Max: 21.4
Current: 4.71
1.6
21.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 22.80
CEB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. CEB: 22.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CEB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 17.40 Max: 36.3
Current: 22.8
2.1
36.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $930.0
EPS (TTM) $ 2.33
Beta1.63
Short Percentage of Float2.84%
52-Week Range $49.27 - 87.46
Shares Outstanding (Mil)32.21

Analyst Estimate


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Revenue (Mil $) 977 1,035 1,108
EPS ($) 4.04 4.50 4.53
EPS w/o NRI ($) 4.04 4.50 4.53
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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