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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 332.59
CERE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. CERE: 332.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CERE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 210.43 Max: N/A
Current: 332.59
Equity to Asset 0.78
CERE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
86% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CERE: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CERE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -6.38  Med: 0.85 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.78
-6.38
0.91
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -26.35
M-Score: -3.72
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 (%) -1477.87
CERE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. CERE: -1477.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CERE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1217.01  Med: -536.25 Max: -336.2
Current: -1477.87
-1217.01
-336.2
Net-margin (%) -1480.73
CERE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. CERE: -1480.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CERE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1219.68  Med: -549.21 Max: -341.44
Current: -1480.73
-1219.68
-341.44
ROE (%) -119.24
CERE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. CERE: -119.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CERE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -96.75  Med: -82.40 Max: -68.04
Current: -119.24
-96.75
-68.04
ROA (%) -99.82
CERE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. CERE: -99.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CERE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -87.09  Med: -61.10 Max: -51.48
Current: -99.82
-87.09
-51.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -883.36
CERE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. CERE: -883.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CERE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -766.86  Med: -529.22 Max: -460.23
Current: -883.36
-766.86
-460.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -72.90
CERE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CERE: -72.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CERE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -72.9
Current: -72.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -64.50
CERE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. CERE: -64.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CERE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -64.5
Current: -64.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -64.60
CERE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CERE: -64.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CERE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -64.6
Current: -64.6
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Q2 2014

CERE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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Q3 2014

CERE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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Q4 2014

CERE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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CERE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.79
CERE's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. CERE: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CERE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.35 Max: 5.13
Current: 0.79
0.43
5.13
P/S 6.17
CERE's P/S is ranked lower than
89% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. CERE: 6.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CERE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.64  Med: 6.38 Max: 20.67
Current: 6.17
3.64
20.67
EV-to-EBIT 0.08
CERE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.96 vs. CERE: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CERE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -7  Med: -0.40 Max: 1.3
Current: 0.08
-7
1.3
Current Ratio 4.01
CERE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CERE: 4.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CERE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.04  Med: 6.21 Max: 11.35
Current: 4.01
2.04
11.35
Quick Ratio 3.98
CERE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. CERE: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CERE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.04  Med: 6.19 Max: 11.35
Current: 3.98
2.04
11.35
Days Inventory 19.54
CERE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 82.67 vs. CERE: 19.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CERE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 6.28  Med: 25.16 Max: 64.38
Current: 19.54
6.28
64.38
Days Sales Outstanding 64.34
CERE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
54% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 58.78 vs. CERE: 64.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CERE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 51.99  Med: 66.00 Max: 71.28
Current: 64.34
51.99
71.28

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Cash 1.11
CERE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
85% of the 13 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. CERE: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
CERE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 2.11 Max: 5.02
Current: 1.11
0.78
5.02
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.01
CERE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CERE: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CERE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.93 Max: 4.8
Current: 1.01
0.7
4.8
Price/Tangible Book 0.82
CERE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
80% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. CERE: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CERE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.58 Max: 4.27
Current: 0.82
0.61
4.27
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
CERE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. CERE: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CERE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.00 Max: 2.91
Current: 0.93
0.73
2.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 931.19
CERE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CERE: 931.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CERE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 75.8  Med: 524.05 Max: 9567.5
Current: 931.19
75.8
9567.5

Analyst Estimate

Aug15
EPS($) -0.48
EPS without NRI($) -0.48

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
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Traded in other countries:C331.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 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.
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