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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 : 8/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
CEF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CEF: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CEF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

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N/A
No Debt
Equity to Asset 1.00
CEF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
100% of the 1442 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. CEF: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CEF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1.00 Max: 1
Current: 1
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 824.18
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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Operating margin (%) -49096.15
CEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 47.28 vs. CEF: -49096.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CEF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34147.22  Med: 99.08 Max: 110.48
Current: -49096.15
-34147.22
110.48
Net-margin (%) 1025396.15
CEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 35.85 vs. CEF: 1025396.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CEF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -259208.33  Med: 99.08 Max: 110.48
Current: 1025396.15
-259208.33
110.48
ROE (%) 8.37
CEF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1555 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. CEF: 8.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CEF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.95  Med: 9.06 Max: 40.63
Current: 8.37
-30.95
40.63
ROA (%) 8.36
CEF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. CEF: 8.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CEF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.91  Med: 9.04 Max: 40.56
Current: 8.36
-30.91
40.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -100.00
CEF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CEF: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CEF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: 23.90 Max: 29.5
Current: -100
-100
29.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -58.60
CEF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CEF: -58.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CEF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.6  Med: 24.20 Max: 29.9
Current: -58.6
-58.6
29.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -18.40
CEF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CEF: -18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CEF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.4  Med: 24.30 Max: 29.9
Current: -18.4
-18.4
29.9
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Traded in other countries:CEF.A.Canada,
Central Fund of Canada Limited is a closed-end fund. It is a low-cost, convenient facility for the investment ownership of gold and silver bullion.

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. It is a low-cost, convenient facility for the investment ownership of gold and silver bullion.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 12.96
CEF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.39 vs. CEF: 12.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CEF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.87  Med: 4.44 Max: 13.63
Current: 12.96
1.87
13.63
PE(NRI) 12.96
CEF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
59% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. CEF: 12.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CEF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.87  Med: 4.44 Max: 13.37
Current: 12.96
1.87
13.37
P/B 0.98
CEF's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 1519 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. CEF: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CEF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.98
0.6
1.32
Current Ratio 19.53
CEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. CEF: 19.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CEF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 16.38 Max: 43.99
Current: 19.53
1.13
43.99
Quick Ratio 19.53
CEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. CEF: 19.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CEF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 16.38 Max: 43.99
Current: 19.53
1.13
43.99
Days Sales Outstanding 6.00
CEF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 39.05 vs. CEF: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CEF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.16 Max: 3143.06
Current: 6
0.02
3143.06

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 75.61
CEF's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
95% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. CEF: 75.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
CEF' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.21  Med: 84.53 Max: 1114
Current: 75.61
30.21
1114
Price/Net Current Asset Value 71.63
CEF's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CEF: 71.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CEF' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.21  Med: 82.92 Max: 1114
Current: 71.63
30.21
1114
Price/Tangible Book 0.98
CEF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 1465 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. CEF: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CEF' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.13
Current: 0.98
0.89
1.13
Price/Graham Number 0.75
CEF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. CEF: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CEF' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.75
0.31
0.73
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.39
CEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1431 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CEF: -0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CEF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.39  Med: 22.00 Max: 58
Current: -0.39
-0.39
58

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $0.03
EPS (TTM) $ 1.05
Beta-0.25
Short Percentage of Float0.09%
52-Week Range $9.84 - 14.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)254.51

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