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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 : 7/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt N/A
CET's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CET: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CET' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: N/A  Med: 9999.00 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
Equity to Asset 1.00
CET's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. CET: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CET' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.00 Max: 1
Current: 1
0.99
1
Interest Coverage No Debt
CET's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. CET: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CET' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 3
WACC vs ROIC
8.58%
0.47%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 41.31
CET's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.92 vs. CET: 41.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CET' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 33.31  Med: 69.66 Max: 73.06
Current: 41.31
33.31
73.06
Net-margin (%) 404.17
CET's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.05 vs. CET: 404.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CET' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.79  Med: 404.17 Max: 2035.66
Current: 404.17
-8.79
2035.66
ROE (%) 4.57
CET's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1395 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. CET: 4.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CET' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.21  Med: 3.45 Max: 23.51
Current: 4.57
-0.21
23.51
ROA (%) 4.55
CET's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CET: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CET' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.21  Med: 3.45 Max: 23.41
Current: 4.55
-0.21
23.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8632.71
CET's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 42.33 vs. CET: 8632.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CET' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3577.1  Med: 10080.49 Max: 16150.82
Current: 8632.71
3577.1
16150.82
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 17.11
CET's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. CET: 17.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CET' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.52  Med: 17.92 Max: 43.93
Current: 17.11
3.52
43.93
PE(NRI) 17.10
CET's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. CET: 17.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CET' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.52  Med: 17.98 Max: 43.7
Current: 17.1
3.52
43.7
P/B 0.78
CET's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 1351 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. CET: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CET' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 0.83 Max: 1
Current: 0.78
0.76
1
P/S 69.13
CET's P/S is ranked lower than
95% of the 1225 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. CET: 69.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CET' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 26.32  Med: 35.31 Max: 79.57
Current: 69.13
26.32
79.57
POCF 17.07
CET's POCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. CET: 17.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CET' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 9.9  Med: 13.37 Max: 18.35
Current: 17.07
9.9
18.35
EV-to-EBIT 167.97
CET's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
96% of the 967 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.13 vs. CET: 167.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CET' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 36.2  Med: 50.60 Max: 236.6
Current: 167.97
36.2
236.6
Days Sales Outstanding 19.24
CET's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 36.44 vs. CET: 19.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CET' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 8.38  Med: 19.24 Max: 53.87
Current: 19.24
8.38
53.87

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 8.44
CET's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 1471 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. CET: 8.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CET' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.84  Med: 5.01 Max: 17.79
Current: 8.44
3.84
17.79
Dividend Payout 1.44
CET's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
78% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CET: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CET' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.44
0.2
1.69
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.44
CET's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CET: 8.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CET' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.84  Med: 5.01 Max: 17.79
Current: 8.44
3.84
17.79

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.79
CET's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. CET: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CET' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 0.82 Max: 0.84
Current: 0.79
0.81
0.84
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
CET's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CET: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CET' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.48 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.9
0.78
2.05
Price/Graham Number 0.78
CET's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
52% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. CET: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CET' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.62 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.78
0.36
1.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.61
CET's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CET: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CET' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.00 Max: 2.8
Current: 0.61
0.4
2.8

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Central Securities Corp is a closed-end management investment company since its incorporation. Its investment objective is growth of capital.
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