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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
CET's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 1409 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: 0.1  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 1340 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
78% of the 1513 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 467.25 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
Piotroski F-Score: 5
WACC vs ROIC
9.43%
0.75%
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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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 45.88
CET's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
52% of the 1358 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.70 vs. CET: 45.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CET' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.31  Med: 45.88 Max: 73.06
Current: 45.88
33.31
73.06
Net Margin % 1128.05
CET's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
98% of the 1361 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 40.64 vs. CET: 1128.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CET' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -215.98  Med: 404.17 Max: 2035.66
Current: 1128.05
-215.98
2035.66
ROE % 18.23
CET's ROE % is ranked higher than
82% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.98 vs. CET: 18.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CET' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.76  Med: 4.64 Max: 23.51
Current: 18.23
-2.76
23.51
ROA % 18.22
CET's ROA % is ranked higher than
89% of the 1439 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. CET: 18.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CET' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.76  Med: 4.64 Max: 23.41
Current: 18.22
-2.76
23.41
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 11.30
CET's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CET: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CET' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.8  Med: -22 Max: 11.3
Current: 11.3
-23.8
11.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 22.90
CET's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CET: 22.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CET' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.6  Med: -34.8 Max: 22.9
Current: 22.9
-39.6
22.9
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523920    SIC: 6799
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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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industry
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history
PE Ratio 5.17
CET's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1390 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.29 vs. CET: 5.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CET' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.52  Med: 5.22 Max: 43.93
Current: 5.17
3.52
43.93
PE Ratio without NRI 5.17
CET's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
85% of the 1235 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.33 vs. CET: 5.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CET' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.52  Med: 5.22 Max: 43.93
Current: 5.17
3.52
43.93
PB Ratio 0.88
CET's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CET: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CET' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 0.83 Max: 1
Current: 0.88
0.71
1
PS Ratio 58.77
CET's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 1381 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.27 vs. CET: 58.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CET' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.64  Med: 54.61 Max: 82.03
Current: 58.77
26.64
82.03
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 25.55
CET's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
74% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.41 vs. CET: 25.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CET' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.32  Med: 15.39 Max: 50.27
Current: 25.55
10.32
50.27
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 25.55
CET's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
66% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. CET: 25.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CET' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.32  Med: 15.39 Max: 50.27
Current: 25.55
10.32
50.27
EV-to-EBIT 127.43
CET's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
96% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. CET: 127.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CET' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.7  Med: 119.9 Max: 240.9
Current: 127.43
33.7
240.9
EV-to-EBITDA 127.20
CET's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
95% of the 1382 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. CET: 127.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CET' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.6  Med: 119.5 Max: 236
Current: 127.2
33.6
236

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 4.16
CET's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
51% of the 1482 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. CET: 4.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CET' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.66  Med: 5.01 Max: 17.79
Current: 4.16
3.66
17.79
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.22
CET's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CET: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
CET' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.69
Current: 0.22
0.2
1.69
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -35.80
CET's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
87% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CET: -35.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
CET' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.8  Med: 24.35 Max: 60.2
Current: -35.8
-35.8
60.2
Forward Dividend Yield % 6.62
CET's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
73% of the 1425 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. CET: 6.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.06
CET's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
53% of the 1726 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. CET: 5.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CET' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.45  Med: 6.1 Max: 21.64
Current: 5.06
4.45
21.64
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.90
CET's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. CET: -0.90 )
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: -2.15 Max: -0.9
Current: -0.9
-2.6
-0.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Cash 261.89
CET's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
97% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.28 vs. CET: 261.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
CET' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.98  Med: 56.65 Max: 951
Current: 261.89
15.98
951
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.87
CET's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CET: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CET' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 0.81 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.87
0.8
0.88
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.67
CET's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CET: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CET' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.68
Current: 0.67
0.61
0.68
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.08
CET's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 1189 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CET: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CET' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.08
0.51
1.37
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.45
CET's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
85% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. CET: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
CET' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.42 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.45
0.36
1.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 0.77
CET's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1847 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. CET: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CET' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.8 Max: 3
Current: 0.77
0.4
3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -14.37
CET's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
84% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. CET: -14.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CET' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: -20.4 Max: -13.6
Current: -14.37
-21.2
-13.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $9.99
EPS (TTM) $ 4.53
Beta0.92
Short Percentage of Float0.18%
52-Week Range $18.73 - 23.79
Shares Outstanding (Mil)24.87
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