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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.15
CEB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. CEB: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CEB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.15
Equity to Asset -0.06
CEB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CEB: -0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CEB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.06  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.67
Current: -0.06
-0.06
0.67
Interest Coverage 2.79
CEB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
89% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.91 vs. CEB: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CEB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.79  Med: 5087.72 Max: No Debt
Current: 2.79
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.05
M-Score: -2.77
WACC vs ROIC
13.66%
10.15%
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 (%) 8.01
CEB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. CEB: 8.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CEB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.01  Med: 15.1 Max: 22.67
Current: 8.01
8.01
22.67
Net-margin (%) 4.05
CEB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. CEB: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CEB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 9.65 Max: 17.19
Current: 4.05
3.9
17.19
ROA (%) 2.76
CEB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CEB: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CEB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.36  Med: 8.85 Max: 12.58
Current: 2.76
2.36
12.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 78.05
CEB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.34 vs. CEB: 78.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CEB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.85  Med: 100.15 Max: 460.09
Current: 78.05
67.85
460.09
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.40
CEB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 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: 24.3 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 503 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 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: -3.5  Med: 19.1 Max: 98.3
Current: 19.7
-3.5
98.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 35.70
CEB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 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: 0  Med: 8.7 Max: 75
Current: 35.7
0
75
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

CEB Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 5,606 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 18,800 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
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2016

CEB Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 3,354 sh (New)
Jim Simons 7,600 sh (New)
John Rogers 427,804 sh (+53.63%)
Chuck Royce 202,400 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 156,581 sh (-32.72%)
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Q3 2016

CEB Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 22,093 sh (+190.70%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,600 sh (+66.96%)
John Rogers 435,367 sh (+1.77%)
Chuck Royce 202,400 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 541611    SIC: 8742
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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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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 65.61
CEB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
90% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. CEB: 65.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CEB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.07  Med: 32.49 Max: 293.5
Current: 65.61
9.07
293.5
PE(NRI) 65.61
CEB's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
90% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.33 vs. CEB: 65.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CEB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.07  Med: 30.13 Max: 293.5
Current: 65.61
9.07
293.5
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 23.61
CEB's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.86 vs. CEB: 23.61 )
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: 20.82 Max: 68.91
Current: 23.61
9.61
68.91
P/S 2.66
CEB's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. CEB: 2.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CEB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 2.75 Max: 11.63
Current: 2.66
0.82
11.63
PFCF 21.28
CEB's PFCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.38 vs. CEB: 21.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CEB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.04  Med: 18.51 Max: 45.45
Current: 21.28
10.04
45.45
POCF 18.19
CEB's POCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.33 vs. CEB: 18.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CEB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.16  Med: 14.88 Max: 29.48
Current: 18.19
6.16
29.48
EV-to-EBIT 40.86
CEB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
87% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. CEB: 40.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CEB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 20.3 Max: 62.1
Current: 40.86
4.7
62.1
EV-to-EBITDA 17.79
CEB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
74% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.33 vs. CEB: 17.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CEB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 13.5 Max: 38.2
Current: 17.79
3.6
38.2
PEG 4.27
CEB's PEG is ranked lower than
78% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. CEB: 4.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CEB' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 2.1 Max: 82.7
Current: 4.27
0.46
82.7
Shiller P/E 47.21
CEB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 30.44 vs. CEB: 47.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CEB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.45  Med: 30.49 Max: 53.88
Current: 47.21
10.45
53.88
Current Ratio 0.77
CEB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. CEB: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CEB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.77
0.51
1.86
Quick Ratio 0.77
CEB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. CEB: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CEB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.77
0.51
1.86
Days Sales Outstanding 46.28
CEB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 58.29 vs. CEB: 46.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CEB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.28  Med: 112.87 Max: 121.32
Current: 46.28
46.28
121.32

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.17
CEB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. CEB: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CEB' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.54 Max: 13.58
Current: 2.17
0.55
13.58
Dividend Payout 1.39
CEB's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
70% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CEB: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CEB' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.39
Current: 1.39
0.29
1.39
Dividend Growth (3y) 28.90
CEB's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 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: -30.1 Max: 74.7
Current: 28.9
0
74.7
Forward Dividend Yield 2.16
CEB's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. CEB: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.86
CEB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
83% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. CEB: 6.86 )
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: 1.74  Med: 4.87 Max: 42.96
Current: 6.86
1.74
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 431 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 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: 0.4 Max: 4.8
Current: 0.4
-11.1
4.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 1.52
CEB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. CEB: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CEB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.66 Max: 7.06
Current: 1.52
0.32
7.06
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 6.16
CEB's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
96% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. CEB: 6.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.97
CEB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CEB: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CEB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.2 Max: 5.59
Current: 0.97
0.34
5.59
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.34
CEB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CEB: 4.34 )
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: 1.98 Max: 22.37
Current: 4.34
0.73
22.37
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.43
CEB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. CEB: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CEB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 4.9 Max: 21.4
Current: 2.43
1.6
21.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 19.68
CEB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. CEB: 19.68 )
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: 17.4 Max: 36.3
Current: 19.68
2.1
36.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $938.6
EPS (TTM) $ 1.16
Beta1.82
Short Percentage of Float6.24%
52-Week Range $47.33 - 77.30
Shares Outstanding (Mil)32.24

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 3.75 4.53
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.75 4.53
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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