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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 : 8/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
CET's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 1385 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. CET: No Debt )
CET' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 1.00
CET's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
99% of the 1567 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. CET: 1.00 )
CET' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 1
Current: 1

0.99
1
Interest Coverage No Debt
CET's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2647.78 vs. CET: No Debt )
CET' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

Z-Score: 1046.78
WACC vs ROIC
8.41%
0.46%
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 (%) 39.45
CET's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 50.45 vs. CET: 39.45 )
CET' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 33.31   Max: 73.06
Current: 39.45

33.31
73.06
Net-margin (%) 1748.88
CET's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1606 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 47.88 vs. CET: 1748.88 )
CET' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.79   Max: 2035.66
Current: 1748.88

-8.79
2035.66
ROE (%) 20.35
CET's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1629 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.15 vs. CET: 20.35 )
CET' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.21   Max: 23.51
Current: 20.35

-0.21
23.51
ROA (%) 20.27
CET's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1649 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. CET: 20.27 )
CET' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.21   Max: 23.41
Current: 20.27

-0.21
23.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6505.84
CET's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 80.91 vs. CET: 6505.84 )
CET' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3577.1   Max: 16150.82
Current: 6505.84

3577.1
16150.82
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Q3 2014

CET Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ruane Cunniff 17,128 sh (New)
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Q4 2014

CET Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CET

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

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Ruane Cunniff 2014-12-31 Sold Out $21.15 - $23.41 $ 22.180%0
Ruane Cunniff 2014-09-30 New Buy$22.95 - $24.032 $ 22.18-6%17128
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 3.80
CET's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 22.40 vs. CET: 3.80 )
CET' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.52   Max: 43.93
Current: 3.8

3.52
43.93
PE(NRI) 3.80
CET's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. CET: 3.80 )
CET' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.52   Max: 43.7
Current: 3.8

3.52
43.7
P/B 0.80
CET's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CET: 0.80 )
CET' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 1
Current: 0.8

0.76
1
P/S 73.85
CET's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.52 vs. CET: 73.85 )
CET' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 26.32   Max: 79.57
Current: 73.85

26.32
79.57
POCF 10.58
CET's POCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 200.00 vs. CET: 10.58 )
CET' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 9.9   Max: 16.89
Current: 10.58

9.9
16.89
EV-to-EBIT 215.19
CET's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 25.02 vs. CET: 215.19 )
CET' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 215.19

Days Sales Outstanding 26.80
CET's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 105.19 vs. CET: 26.80 )
CET' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 8.38   Max: 53.87
Current: 26.8

8.38
53.87

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 7.89
CET's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. CET: 7.89 )
CET' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 17.79
Current: 7.89

1.93
17.79
Dividend Payout 1.44
CET's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
62% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CET: 1.44 )
CET' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.92
Current: 1.44

0.1
0.92
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.90
CET's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. CET: 7.90 )
CET' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 17.79
Current: 7.9

1.93
17.79

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 1109.00
CET's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CET: 1109.00 )
CET' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1086   Max: 1086
Current: 1109

Price/Tangible Book 0.80
CET's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CET: 0.80 )
CET' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.8

0.81
0.84
Price/Median PS Value 2.20
CET's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CET: 2.20 )
CET' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 2.17
Current: 2.2

0.82
2.17
Price/Graham Number 0.40
CET's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. CET: 0.40 )
CET' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.14
Current: 0.4

0.36
1.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.50
CET's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1601 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. CET: 0.50 )
CET' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0   Max: 2.5
Current: 0.5

0
2.5

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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