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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CET's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 1579 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CET: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CET' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 1.00
CET's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. CET: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CET' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 1 Max: 1
Current: 1
0.99
1
Interest Coverage No Debt
CET's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 1375 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 889.39 vs. CET: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CET' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
N/A
No Debt
F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
8.97%
0.72%
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 : 6/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 46.93
CET's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1473 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.87 vs. CET: 46.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CET' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.31  Med: 56.73 Max: 73.06
Current: 46.93
33.31
73.06
Net-margin (%) 158.67
CET's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 35.09 vs. CET: 158.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CET' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -215.98  Med: 240.75 Max: 2035.66
Current: 158.67
-215.98
2035.66
ROE (%) 2.41
CET's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1585 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. CET: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CET' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.76  Med: 3.45 Max: 23.51
Current: 2.41
-2.76
23.51
ROA (%) 2.40
CET's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. CET: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CET' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.76  Med: 3.45 Max: 23.41
Current: 2.4
-2.76
23.41
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -24.10
CET's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. CET: -24.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CET' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -24.1 Max: -20.8
Current: -24.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -36.00
CET's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. CET: -36.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CET' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -36 Max: -33.5
Current: -36
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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.

Central Securities Corp was organized on October 1, 1929. It is a closed-end management investment company. Its investment objective is long-term growth of capital.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 35.82
CET's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
77% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.86 vs. CET: 35.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CET' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.52  Med: 17.71 Max: 43.93
Current: 35.82
3.52
43.93
PE(NRI) 35.82
CET's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.21 vs. CET: 35.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CET' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.52  Med: 17.71 Max: 43.93
Current: 35.82
3.52
43.93
P/B 0.87
CET's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CET: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CET' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 0.83 Max: 1
Current: 0.87
0.71
1
P/S 67.65
CET's P/S is ranked lower than
94% of the 1219 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.85 vs. CET: 67.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CET' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.42  Med: 61.72 Max: 78.78
Current: 67.65
26.42
78.78
POCF 14.64
CET's POCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.77 vs. CET: 14.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CET' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.9  Med: 13.75 Max: 18.32
Current: 14.64
9.9
18.32
EV-to-EBIT 150.44
CET's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
95% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.21 vs. CET: 150.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CET' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.4  Med: 140.8 Max: 230.8
Current: 150.44
33.4
230.8
EV-to-EBITDA 149.92
CET's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
95% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.04 vs. CET: 149.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CET' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.2  Med: 140.3 Max: 226.2
Current: 149.92
33.2
226.2

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.55
CET's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. CET: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CET' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.84  Med: 8.14 Max: 17.79
Current: 4.55
3.84
17.79
Dividend Payout 3.29
CET's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
87% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. CET: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CET' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.18 Max: 3.29
Current: 3.29
0.09
3.29
Dividend Growth (3y) 28.20
CET's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CET: 28.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
CET' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.5  Med: 28.2 Max: 60.2
Current: 28.2
20.5
60.2
Forward Dividend Yield 7.31
CET's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 1385 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. CET: 7.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 12.35
CET's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1720 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. CET: 12.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CET' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.42  Med: 22.09 Max: 48.28
Current: 12.35
10.42
48.28
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.20
CET's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. CET: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CET' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.6  Med: -2.2 Max: -2.1
Current: -2.2
-2.6
-2.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 79.85
CET's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
94% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. CET: 79.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
CET' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.4  Med: 53.37 Max: 951
Current: 79.85
11.4
951
Price/Tangible Book 0.89
CET's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
67% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. CET: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CET' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 0.83 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.89
0.8
0.89
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
CET's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CET: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CET' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.16
Current: 1.1
0
1.16
Price/Graham Number 1.19
CET's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
60% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CET: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CET' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.48 Max: 1.19
Current: 1.19
0.36
1.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.70
CET's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1491 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CET: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CET' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.7 Max: 3
Current: 0.7
0.4
3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $9.14
EPS (TTM) $ 0.60
Beta0.88
Short Percentage of Float0.01%
52-Week Range $16.32 - 21.82
Shares Outstanding (Mil)24.51
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