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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
CERE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
94% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CERE: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CERE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 265.57 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.18
CERE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. CERE: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CERE' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.38  Med: 0.84 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.18
-6.38
0.91
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -74.90
M-Score: 0.08
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -492.92
CERE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.42 vs. CERE: -492.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CERE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1217.01  Med: -578.92 Max: -336.2
Current: -492.92
-1217.01
-336.2
Net-margin (%) -397.47
CERE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. CERE: -397.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CERE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1219.68  Med: -584.65 Max: -341.44
Current: -397.47
-1219.68
-341.44
ROE (%) -381.65
CERE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. CERE: -381.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CERE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -176.96  Med: -96.75 Max: -68.04
Current: -381.65
-176.96
-68.04
ROA (%) -151.33
CERE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. CERE: -151.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CERE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -129.32  Med: -72.68 Max: -51.48
Current: -151.33
-129.32
-51.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -982.84
CERE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 11.96 vs. CERE: -982.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CERE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1322.28  Med: -548.25 Max: -258.02
Current: -982.84
-1322.28
-258.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -48.30
CERE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CERE: -48.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CERE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -24.15 Max: -44.1
Current: -48.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -34.50
CERE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CERE: -34.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CERE' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -17.25 Max: -26.7
Current: -34.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -36.00
CERE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CERE: -36.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CERE' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -18.00 Max: -28
Current: -36
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-23)


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Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
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Traded in other countries:C331.Germany,
Ceres Inc is an agricultural biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing and marketing of seeds and traits to produce crops for feed, forages, sugar and other markets.

Ceres Inc was incorporated in the State of Delaware in March 1996. It is an agricultural biotechnology company, selling seeds to produce renewable biomass feedstocks that enable the replacement of petroleum and other fossil fuels. It uses a combination of advanced plant breeding and biotechnology to develop new crops, known as dedicated energy crops, that it believes will address the limitations of first-generation bioenergy feedstocks, such as corn and sugarcane, increase biomass productivity, reduce crop inputs and improve cultivation on marginal land. Its first commercial products are proprietary sweet sorghum varieties that can be used as a drop-in feedstock to extend the operating season of Brazilian sugarcane-to-ethanol mills, the operating days of which are limited due to the inherent limitations of sugarcane physiology and growth patterns. Its dedicated energy crops can also be used for the production of second-generation biofuels and bio-based chemicals, including cellulosic ethanol, butanol, jet fuel, diesel-like molecules and gasoline-like molecules, from non-food biomass. As of November 15, 2013, the Company owned or had exclusive licensed rights to approximately 85 issued patents. Federal, state and local laws and regulations govern the use, manufacture, storage, handling and disposal of these materials.

Ratios

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P/B 6.06
CERE's P/B is ranked lower than
89% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. CERE: 6.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CERE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.58 Max: 7.39
Current: 6.06
0.43
7.39
P/S 1.16
CERE's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. CERE: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CERE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 5.95 Max: 17.58
Current: 1.16
0.49
17.58
Current Ratio 1.97
CERE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. CERE: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CERE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 5.28 Max: 11.35
Current: 1.97
1.26
11.35
Quick Ratio 1.97
CERE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CERE: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CERE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 5.28 Max: 11.35
Current: 1.97
1.26
11.35
Days Inventory 2.22
CERE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
99% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 90.68 vs. CERE: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CERE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.91  Med: 15.72 Max: 64.38
Current: 2.22
2.91
64.38
Days Sales Outstanding 39.37
CERE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 57.32 vs. CERE: 39.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CERE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.99  Med: 66.31 Max: 77.43
Current: 39.37
51.99
77.43
Days Payable 88.71
CERE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
66% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 62.19 vs. CERE: 88.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CERE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 75.34  Med: 154.24 Max: 555.12
Current: 88.71
75.34
555.12

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.71
CERE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. CERE: 5.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CERE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.74 Max: 7.31
Current: 5.71
0.61
7.31
Price/Median PS Value 0.19
CERE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CERE: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CERE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.05 Max: 2.65
Current: 0.19
0.09
2.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -204.10
CERE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CERE: -204.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CERE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -204.1  Med: 636.90 Max: 170863.2
Current: -204.1
-204.1
170863.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3.56
EPS (TTM) $ -1.82
Beta1.35
Short Percentage of Float7.24%
52-Week Range $0.16 - 4.80
Shares Outstanding (Mil)27.82
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