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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
CEF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 2481 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 307.00 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 1292 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
85% of the 1361 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: 3
Z-Score: 522.73
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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history
Operating margin (%) 100.98
CEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.79 vs. CEF: 100.98 )
CEF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 98.03   Max: 110.48
Current: 100.98

98.03
110.48
Net-margin (%) 100.98
CEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.18 vs. CEF: 100.98 )
CEF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 98.03   Max: 110.48
Current: 100.98

98.03
110.48
ROE (%) -36.62
CEF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2375 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.69 vs. CEF: -36.62 )
CEF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -36.62   Max: 30.58
Current: -36.62

-36.62
30.58
ROA (%) -36.58
CEF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2458 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.55 vs. CEF: -36.58 )
CEF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.58   Max: 30.54
Current: -36.58

-36.58
30.54
» CEF's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CEF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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

CEF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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

CEF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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

CEF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CEF

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.94
CEF's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. CEF: 0.94 )
CEF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.94

0.6
1.32
EV-to-EBIT -4.84
CEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CEF: -4.84 )
CEF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 8.1
Current: -4.84

1.7
8.1
Shiller P/E 24.83
CEF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CEF: 24.83 )
CEF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.64   Max: 34
Current: 24.83

9.64
34
Current Ratio 7.58
CEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1744 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. CEF: 7.58 )
CEF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 7.58   Max: 43.99
Current: 7.58

7.58
43.99
Quick Ratio 7.58
CEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1741 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CEF: 7.58 )
CEF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 7.58   Max: 43.99
Current: 7.58

7.58
43.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 0.07
CEF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
93% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. CEF: 0.07 )
CEF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.16
Current: 0.07

0.04
0.16
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.05
CEF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
95% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 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 2008 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -11.70 vs. CEF: -4.20 )
CEF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -4.2   Max: -25.5
Current: -4.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 137.00
CEF's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
68% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CEF: 137.00 )
CEF' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 30.21   Max: 137.5
Current: 137

30.21
137.5
Price/Net Current Asset Value 137.00
CEF's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CEF: 137.00 )
CEF' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 30.21   Max: 137.5
Current: 137

30.21
137.5
Price/Tangible Book 0.95
CEF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
80% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CEF: 0.95 )
CEF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 1.13
Current: 0.95

0.94
1.13
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.93
CEF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CEF: 0.93 )
CEF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 1.04
Current: 0.93

0.9
1.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 184.50
CEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. CEF: 184.50 )
CEF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 12.3   Max: 58
Current: 184.5

12.3
58
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.26
CEF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2095 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -13.46 vs. CEF: 3.26 )
CEF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8   Max: 43.9
Current: 3.26

8
43.9

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
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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.

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