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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.52
CENX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 2436 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. CENX: 0.52 )
CENX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.52

Equity to Asset 0.57
CENX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. CENX: 0.57 )
CENX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.57

0.04
0.63
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.92
M-Score: -2.79
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.67
CENX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. CENX: 3.67 )
CENX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.84   Max: 19.84
Current: 3.67

-10.84
19.84
Net-margin (%) 2.30
CENX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -2.42 vs. CENX: 2.30 )
CENX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -45.42   Max: 5.9
Current: 2.3

-45.42
5.9
ROE (%) 4.09
CENX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2398 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -7.53 vs. CENX: 4.09 )
CENX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -116.09   Max: 13.24
Current: 4.09

-116.09
13.24
ROA (%) 2.26
CENX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2456 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -5.78 vs. CENX: 2.26 )
CENX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -38.81   Max: 7.85
Current: 2.26

-38.81
7.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.69
CENX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2420 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -6.85 vs. CENX: 4.69 )
CENX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.75   Max: 27.01
Current: 4.69

-6.75
27.01
Revenue Growth (%) 9.40
CENX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CENX: 9.40 )
CENX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -37.1   Max: 21.4
Current: 9.4

-37.1
21.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -30.70
CENX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. CENX: -30.70 )
CENX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 91.3
Current: -30.7

-30.7
91.3
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CENX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 1,791,450 sh (+4.83%)
Mario Gabelli 75,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 218,992 sh (-38.11%)
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Q1 2014

CENX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 13,824 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 75,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,773,450 sh (-1%)
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Q2 2014

CENX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 1,818,450 sh (+2.54%)
Steven Cohen 366,200 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 75,000 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

CENX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 266,499 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 67,912 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 55,000 sh (-26.67%)
Chuck Royce 1,235,950 sh (-32.03%)
Steven Cohen 242,400 sh (-33.81%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CENX

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

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Reduce -26.67%$16.24 - $29.28 $ 24.119%55000
Donald Smith 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$9.77 - $13.05 $ 24.11109%0
Donald Smith 2013-12-31 Reduce -38.11%0.02%$7.89 - $10.39 $ 24.11171%218992
Donald Smith 2013-09-30 Reduce -43.6%0.06%$7.76 - $10.4 $ 24.11173%353817
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$6.86 - $8.68 $ 24.11214%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -76.94%0.07%$5.6 - $8.41 $ 24.11258%40012
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.0039%$5.6 - $8.41 $ 24.11258%0
Donald Smith 2012-06-30 Add 21.24%0.03%$6.8 - $9.28 $ 24.11211%702482
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 25.04%0.02%$6.8 - $9.28 $ 24.11211%173547
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy$6.8 - $9.28 $ 24.11211%15571
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -24.28%0.05%$8.73 - $11.15 $ 24.11165%138791
Donald Smith 2011-12-31 New Buy0.15%$7.89 - $12.13 $ 24.11149%575000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 41.6%0.06%$7.89 - $12.13 $ 24.11149%183303
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Add 56%$7.89 - $12.13 $ 24.11149%78000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 35.13%0.05%$8.79 - $16.34 $ 24.11101%129449
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 New Buy$8.79 - $16.34 $ 24.11101%50000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 60.30
CENX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CENX: 60.30 )
CENX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.14   Max: 371.47
Current: 60.3

7.14
371.47
P/B 2.03
CENX's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. CENX: 2.03 )
CENX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 25.21
Current: 2.03

0.05
25.21
P/S 1.20
CENX's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CENX: 1.20 )
CENX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.2

0.03
1.73
PFCF 185.46
CENX's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CENX: 185.46 )
CENX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 225.23
Current: 185.46

0.73
225.23
EV-to-EBIT 34.70
CENX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CENX: 34.70 )
CENX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2214.7   Max: 85.3
Current: 34.7

-2214.7
85.3
Current Ratio 2.40
CENX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 2440 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CENX: 2.40 )
CENX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 3.12
Current: 2.4

0.63
3.12
Quick Ratio 1.29
CENX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 2439 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CENX: 1.29 )
CENX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.29

0.39
2.24

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.03
CENX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. CENX: 2.03 )
CENX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 22.43
Current: 2.03

0.11
22.43
Price/Median PS Value 1.63
CENX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CENX: 1.63 )
CENX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.96
Current: 1.63

0.08
1.96
Price/Graham Number 2.17
CENX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CENX: 2.17 )
CENX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 6.85
Current: 2.17

0.49
6.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.90
CENX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2403 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. CENX: 2.90 )
CENX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 70.6
Current: 2.9

1.2
70.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.62
CENX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. CENX: 29.62 )
CENX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -50.8   Max: 60.2
Current: 29.62

-50.8
60.2

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Aluminum
Compare:NHYDY, AA, AWC, NOR, KALU » details
Traded in other countries:EY3.Germany,
Century Aluminum Co is a Delaware corporation formed in 1995. The Company is primary aluminum producer. Company operates its business through one reportable segment, primary aluminum. Primary aluminum is an internationally traded commodity and its price is effectively determined on the London Metal Exchange. Its facilities produce standard grade and value-added primary aluminum products. Its current annualized production capacity is approximately 1,033,000 tonnes per year (tpy), of which 170,000 tpy remained curtailed as of December 31, 2013. Company produced approximately 777,000 tonnes of primary aluminum in 2013. Its customers include: Glencore, Southwire, RTA, BHP Billiton. Its raw materials include: carbon anodes, cathode blocks, calcined petroleum coke, silicon carbide, aluminum fluoride, alumina, natural gas and liquid pitch. Its suppliers are: Landsvirkjun, Kenergy Corporation, Kenergy, among others. Company competes with U.S. and international companies in the aluminum industry in the areas of product portfolio, price, quality and service. In addition, aluminum competes with materials such as steel, copper, carbon fiber, composites, plastic and glass, each of which may be substituted for aluminum in certain applications. Company is subject to various environmental laws and regulations both in the U.S. and in other countries.
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