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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.41
CEB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. CEB: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CEB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.41
Equity to Asset 0.04
CEB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CEB: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CEB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.05  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.67
Current: 0.04
-0.05
0.67
Interest Coverage 5.09
CEB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
82% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 42.21 vs. CEB: 5.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CEB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.85  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 5.09
3.85
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.65
M-Score: -3.36
WACC vs ROIC
13.48%
12.36%
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.41
CEB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.29 vs. CEB: 11.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CEB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.34  Med: 21.03 Max: 27.61
Current: 11.41
5.34
27.61
Net-margin (%) 6.80
CEB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. CEB: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CEB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.9  Med: 15.13 Max: 20.72
Current: 6.8
3.9
20.72
ROE (%) 59.56
CEB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.08 vs. CEB: 59.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CEB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 15.67  Med: 38.54 Max: 995.1
Current: 59.56
15.67
995.1
ROA (%) 4.65
CEB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. CEB: 4.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CEB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.36  Med: 10.30 Max: 20.19
Current: 4.65
2.36
20.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 112.53
CEB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.19 vs. CEB: 112.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CEB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 67.85  Med: 175.25 Max: 558.81
Current: 112.53
67.85
558.81
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 23.80
CEB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CEB: 23.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CEB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.7  Med: 24.45 Max: 27.6
Current: 23.8
-4.7
27.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.40
CEB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CEB: 16.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CEB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.5  Med: 17.75 Max: 100.7
Current: 16.4
-3.5
100.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.50
CEB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CEB: -3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CEB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 2.60 Max: 75
Current: -3.5
0
75
» CEB's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CEB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 150,993 sh (+73.17%)
Chuck Royce 331,600 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

CEB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 331,600 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 126,193 sh (-16.42%)
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Q4 2014

CEB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 39,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 6,197 sh (New)
Jim Simons 257,393 sh (+103.97%)
Chuck Royce 331,600 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2015

CEB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 26,724 sh (+331.24%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 317,500 sh (-4.25%)
Jim Simons 233,993 sh (-9.09%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 46.81
CEB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
84% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. CEB: 46.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CEB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.08  Med: 37.35 Max: 294.73
Current: 46.81
9.08
294.73
Forward P/E 20.49
CEB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. CEB: 20.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 47.60
CEB's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
84% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. CEB: 47.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CEB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.07  Med: 36.41 Max: 293.5
Current: 47.6
9.07
293.5
P/B 51.75
CEB's P/B is ranked lower than
99% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. CEB: 51.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CEB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.65  Med: 16.11 Max: 53.88
Current: 51.75
6.65
53.88
P/S 3.18
CEB's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CEB: 3.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CEB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 2.94 Max: 11.64
Current: 3.18
0.82
11.64
PFCF 18.08
CEB's PFCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.38 vs. CEB: 18.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CEB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.99  Med: 20.17 Max: 46.27
Current: 18.08
9.99
46.27
POCF 15.26
CEB's POCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.80 vs. CEB: 15.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CEB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.17  Med: 16.25 Max: 29.51
Current: 15.26
6.17
29.51
EV-to-EBIT 24.92
CEB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. CEB: 24.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CEB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 23.10 Max: 57.7
Current: 24.92
4.7
57.7
PEG 3.47
CEB's PEG is ranked lower than
70% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. CEB: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CEB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.97 Max: 43.84
Current: 3.47
0.46
43.84
Shiller P/E 63.59
CEB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
90% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.86 vs. CEB: 63.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CEB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.58  Med: 38.69 Max: 98.16
Current: 63.59
7.58
98.16
Current Ratio 0.75
CEB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. CEB: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CEB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.75
0.51
1.86
Quick Ratio 0.75
CEB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. CEB: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CEB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.75
0.51
1.86
Days Sales Outstanding 45.51
CEB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 56.12 vs. CEB: 45.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CEB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 83.03  Med: 116.17 Max: 165.29
Current: 45.51
83.03
165.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.47
CEB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. CEB: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CEB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.41 Max: 13.58
Current: 1.47
0.33
13.58
Dividend Payout 0.63
CEB's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
69% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. CEB: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CEB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.50 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.63
0.18
1.2
Dividend growth (3y) 20.50
CEB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CEB: 20.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CEB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -32.55 Max: 74.7
Current: 20.5
0
74.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.63
CEB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
52% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. CEB: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CEB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 2.52 Max: 24.25
Current: 2.63
0.59
24.25
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
CEB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. CEB: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CEB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.8  Med: 0.15 Max: -6.8
Current: 0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 1.81
CEB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. CEB: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CEB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.73 Max: 3.11
Current: 1.81
0.32
3.11
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 7.58
CEB's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
98% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CEB: 7.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.09
CEB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CEB: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CEB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.86 Max: 5.23
Current: 1.09
0.31
5.23
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.63
CEB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CEB: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CEB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.98 Max: 22.29
Current: 3.63
0.73
22.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.95
CEB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CEB: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CEB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 4.30 Max: 21.4
Current: 3.95
1.7
21.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 16.83
CEB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.29 vs. CEB: 16.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CEB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 17.00 Max: 36
Current: 16.83
0.9
36

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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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.
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