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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 246.20
CERE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
85% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. CERE: 246.20 )
CERE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.86   Max: No Debt
Current: 246.2

Equity to Asset 0.89
CERE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CERE: 0.89 )
CERE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -6.38   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.89

-6.38
0.91
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -8.20
M-Score: 5.66
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -621.59
CERE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. CERE: -621.59 )
CERE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -621.59   Max: -336.2
Current: -621.59

-621.59
-336.2
Net-margin (%) -620.08
CERE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. CERE: -620.08 )
CERE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -620.08   Max: -341.44
Current: -620.08

-620.08
-341.44
ROE (%) -98.50
CERE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. CERE: -98.50 )
CERE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -98.5   Max: -47.01
Current: -98.5

-98.5
-47.01
ROA (%) -87.45
CERE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. CERE: -87.45 )
CERE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -98.75   Max: -42.47
Current: -87.45

-98.75
-42.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -703.43
CERE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.42 vs. CERE: -703.43 )
CERE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -703.43   Max: -263.09
Current: -703.43

-703.43
-263.09
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

CERE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Ron Baron 1,590,400 sh (-0.03%)
Jim Simons 19,100 sh (-24.07%)
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Q3 2013

CERE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 19,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2013

CERE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 25,500 sh (+34.21%)
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Q1 2014

CERE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CERE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$1.14 - $3.29 $ 0.72-58%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Sold Out $1.96 - $4.26 $ 0.72-72%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 New Buy$3.32 - $4.77 $ 0.72-82%10300
George Soros 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$3.49 - $6.02 $ 0.72-84%0
George Soros 2012-06-30 New Buy0.13%$7.42 - $17 $ 0.72-94%981577
Ron Baron 2012-03-31 New Buy0.16%$13.1 - $17.52 $ 0.72-95%1674100
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Ratios

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P/B 1.00
CERE's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. CERE: 1.00 )
CERE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 5.3
Current: 1

0.79
5.3
P/S 7.30
CERE's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. CERE: 7.30 )
CERE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.61   Max: 20.32
Current: 7.3

3.61
20.32
EV-to-EBIT -0.07
CERE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
67% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. CERE: -0.07 )
CERE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -0.07

Current Ratio 7.77
CERE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CERE: 7.77 )
CERE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.04   Max: 11.35
Current: 7.77

2.04
11.35
Quick Ratio 7.77
CERE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CERE: 7.77 )
CERE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.04   Max: 11.35
Current: 7.77

2.04
11.35

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 1.30
CERE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
98% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CERE: 1.30 )
CERE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 5.19
Current: 1.3

1.12
5.19
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.30
CERE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CERE: 1.30 )
CERE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 5.13
Current: 1.3

1.09
5.13
Price/Tangible Book 1.00
CERE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. CERE: 1.00 )
CERE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 4.42
Current: 1

0.89
4.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
CERE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CERE: 1.00 )
CERE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.86
Current: 1

0.73
2.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 547.10
CERE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
99% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. CERE: 547.10 )
CERE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0   Max: 20978.5
Current: 547.1

0
20978.5

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
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Traded in other countries:C33.Germany
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 can 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 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 currently 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. It believes that dedicated energy crops will become a critical component for growth of the biofuel, bio-based chemicals and biopower markets. It possess following competitive strengths: Commercial Products Available Today, Attractive Business Model, Innovative R&D Technology Platforms, Extensive Proprietary Portfolios of Germplasm and Traits & Management Team with Significant Industry Experience. Its objective is to be the leading provider of dedicated energy crop seeds and traits to the renewable energy industry, including first-generation biofuels such as ethanol as well as cellulosic biofuels, biopower and bio-based chemicals by employing the following strategies: Expand its Presence in Brazil, Expand Strategic Collaborations to Develop and Market Cellulosic Biofuels, Expand its Business into New Markets, Build New Relationships and Enhance Established Collaborations in the Global Biopower Market, Continue Innovation and New Product Development & Continue to Build its Intellectual Property Portfolio.
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