Switch to:

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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CEF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
82% of the 2530 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 30.92 vs. CEF: No Debt )
CEF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 1.00
CEF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
100% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. CEF: 1.00 )
CEF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 1   Max: 1
Current: 1

Interest Coverage No Debt
CEF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. CEF: No Debt )
CEF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1077.80
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -48.27
CEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1457 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. CEF: -48.27 )
CEF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 98.03   Max: 110.48
Current: -48.27

98.03
110.48
Net-margin (%) -48.27
CEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1457 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.04 vs. CEF: -48.27 )
CEF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 98.03   Max: 110.48
Current: -48.27

98.03
110.48
ROE (%) -0.10
CEF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2491 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.47 vs. CEF: -0.10 )
CEF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -36.62   Max: 30.58
Current: -0.1

-36.62
30.58
ROA (%) -0.10
CEF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2555 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -6.56 vs. CEF: -0.10 )
CEF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.58   Max: 30.54
Current: -0.1

-36.58
30.54
» CEF's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

» Details

Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CEF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 1,539,500 sh (+11.29%)
» More
Q4 2013

CEF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 1,609,500 sh (+4.55%)
» More
Q1 2014

CEF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 403,300 sh (-74.94%)
» More
Q2 2014

CEF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce Sold Out
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CEF

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)



No Insider Trades Found!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/B 0.90
CEF's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 2710 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. CEF: 0.90 )
CEF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.9

0.6
1.32
P/S 384.62
CEF's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 2710 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CEF: 384.62 )
CEF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 494.67
Current: 384.62

1.84
494.67
EV-to-EBIT -822.93
CEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
146% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.02 vs. CEF: -822.93 )
CEF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 8.1
Current: -822.93

1.7
8.1
Shiller P/E 24.00
CEF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 2710 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CEF: 24.00 )
CEF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24   Max: 28
Current: 24

24
28
Current Ratio 13.88
CEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1795 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. CEF: 13.88 )
CEF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 7.58   Max: 43.99
Current: 13.88

7.58
43.99
Quick Ratio 13.88
CEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1792 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. CEF: 13.88 )
CEF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 7.58   Max: 43.99
Current: 13.88

7.58
43.99

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.08
CEF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
95% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. CEF: 0.08 )
CEF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.16
Current: 0.08

0.04
0.16
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.05
CEF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
92% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. CEF: 0.05 )
CEF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.08
Current: 0.05

0.02
0.08
Share Buyback Rate -4.20
CEF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.90 vs. CEF: -4.20 )
CEF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -4.2   Max: -25.5
Current: -4.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 141.20
CEF's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
53% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. CEF: 141.20 )
CEF' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 30.21   Max: 156.22
Current: 141.2

30.21
156.22
Price/Net Current Asset Value 141.20
CEF's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. CEF: 141.20 )
CEF' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 30.21   Max: 156.22
Current: 141.2

30.21
156.22
Price/Tangible Book 0.90
CEF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. CEF: 0.90 )
CEF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 1.13
Current: 0.9

0.94
1.13
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
CEF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CEF: 0.90 )
CEF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 1.04
Current: 0.9

0.9
1.04
Price/Median PS Value 105.90
CEF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. CEF: 105.90 )
CEF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 117.17
Current: 105.9

0.54
117.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 197.60
CEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. CEF: 197.60 )
CEF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 12.3   Max: 197.6
Current: 197.6

12.3
197.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.45
CEF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2094 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -13.00 vs. CEF: 3.45 )
CEF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8   Max: 43.9
Current: 3.45

8
43.9

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
Compare:BHP, RIO, CLF, XSRAY, AAUKY » details
Traded in other countries:CEF.A.Canada
Central Fund was incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario on November 15, 1961, as an investment holding company. It is a closed-end fund. Its objective is to provide a secure, convenient, low-cost, exchange-tradeable investment alternative for investors interested in holding an investment in gold and silver bullion for long-term appreciation.
» More Articles for AMEX:CEF

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
No related article found.

More From Other Websites
Canadian Discounts On Gold And Silver - Bonus: A Black Swan Insurance Jul 23 2014
Unique Opportunities in Canadian Small Caps: Mis-Priced Equity Identified by Calgary-Based... Jul 23 2014
Canadian Discounts On Gold And Other Precious Metals (June Update) Jun 19 2014
Canadian Discounts On Gold And Other Precious Metals (May Update) May 15 2014
A Wall Street Transcript Interview with Deutsche Bank Award Winning Pan-European Metals and Mining... May 05 2014
Zinc and Copper Price Projections for 2014 and Beyond: A Wall Street Transcript Interview with Adam... Apr 24 2014
Canadian Discounts On Precious Metals (February Update) Feb 23 2014
A True Statistical Mystery: What Happened To The Missing Chinese Gold? Feb 12 2014
Buybacks For Bonds, Equities And mREITs, But What Of Closed-End Funds? Feb 11 2014
Is Bitcoin Mining Really Better than Silver Mining? An Interview with Geoff Burns, President and CEO... Jan 27 2014
Canadian Discounts On Precious Metals (January Update) Jan 24 2014
A Wall Street Transcript Interview with Jonathan S. Raclin, a Registered Principal of Barrington... Jan 21 2014
3 Alternative Investment Ideas to the SPDR Gold Trust Jan 08 2014
2014 Outlook: Enter Volatility Jan 05 2014
2014 Stock Picks in the Gold and Precious Metals Sector: A Wall Street Transcript Interview with... Jan 03 2014
Methodology for Incorporating Gold Stocks into a Risk-Tolerant Portfolio: Exclusive Interview with... Jan 02 2014
A Wall Street Transcript Interview with David Haughton, Co-Head of Mining Research for the BMO... Dec 30 2013
Morningstar Analyst Sees Increase in India and China Jewelry Demand Stabilizing Gold Prices: Top... Dec 27 2013
Canadian Discounts On Precious Metals (Christmas Update) Dec 21 2013
Gold Completing Bottom As Cyprus 'Decides' Not To Sell? Dec 19 2013

Personalized Checklist








Within your circle of competence?
Macro economic environment favorable?
High quality business?
Enough margin of safety with stocks?
Gurus are buying?
Insiders are buying?
Management capable and shareholder friendly?
Catalyst for stock price to appreciate?
Your level of confidence with the research?

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK