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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.07
CGG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CGG: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CGG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.27 Max: N/A
Current: 0.07
Equity to Asset 0.40
CGG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CGG: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CGG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.4
0.26
0.55
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.63
M-Score: -3.25
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 (%) -21.07
CGG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CGG: -21.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CGG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22.52  Med: 6.27 Max: 21.71
Current: -21.07
-22.52
21.71
Net-margin (%) -33.33
CGG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. CGG: -33.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CGG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -37.28  Med: -0.91 Max: 12.78
Current: -33.33
-37.28
12.78
ROE (%) -30.50
CGG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. CGG: -30.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CGG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -37.8  Med: -1.61 Max: 19.96
Current: -30.5
-37.8
19.96
ROA (%) -12.57
CGG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CGG: -12.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CGG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.94  Med: -0.70 Max: 9.39
Current: -12.57
-15.94
9.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -30.43
CGG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. CGG: -30.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CGG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -40.45  Med: 8.24 Max: 58.47
Current: -30.43
-40.45
58.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.40
CGG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CGG: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CGG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.1  Med: -2.40 Max: 13.7
Current: -2.4
-53.1
13.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.00
CGG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. CGG: -5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CGG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -58.4  Med: 2.90 Max: 205.7
Current: -5
-58.4
205.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 244.60
CGG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. CGG: 244.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CGG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.5  Med: 99.50 Max: 244.6
Current: 244.6
-12.5
244.6
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Guru Investment Theses on CGG

David Herro Comments on CGG - Jan 10, 2014

The largest detractor from the Fund’s performance for the past quarter – and one of the largest detractors in the calendar year – was a holding just added in June: CGG (CGG), an operator and provider of seismic acquisition and data processing.  As a seismic company, CGG relies directly on oil and gas companies' investments.  During the second half of 2013, in an environment with flat oil prices and continuing inflation across the supply chain, several oil and gas companies decided to further postpone their investments and wait until the economy improves to sanction new projects.  Positioned at the beginning of the supply chain, CGG has been hurt by the cancellation of several projects, as well as lower-than-expected price increases.  As a result, management smartly decided to launch a three-year plan to downsize CGG's fleet in order to lower fixed costs and to focus on the most profitable segments.  Despite these conditions, we think our investment case remains valid.  With the end of "easy oil," we believe that this offshore seismic company still offers an attractive investment opportunity.

From David Herro (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark International Small Cap Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.

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Ratios

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Forward P/E 200.00
CGG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
96% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. CGG: 200.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.32
CGG's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. CGG: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CGG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.10 Max: 83.89
Current: 0.32
0.27
83.89
P/S 0.29
CGG's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. CGG: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CGG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.77
Current: 0.29
0.2
1.77
PFCF 1.82
CGG's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. CGG: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CGG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.34  Med: 5.59 Max: 17.2
Current: 1.82
1.34
17.2
POCF 1.32
CGG's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.41 vs. CGG: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CGG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 3.18 Max: 8.31
Current: 1.32
1.14
8.31
Current Ratio 1.77
CGG's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. CGG: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CGG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.76 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.77
1.14
2.84
Quick Ratio 1.36
CGG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. CGG: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CGG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.44 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.36
0.83
2.5
Days Inventory 67.52
CGG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 38.95 vs. CGG: 67.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CGG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 48.14  Med: 55.49 Max: 82.17
Current: 67.52
48.14
82.17
Days Sales Outstanding 113.78
CGG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
79% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.80 vs. CGG: 113.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CGG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 75.35  Med: 100.00 Max: 130.92
Current: 113.78
75.35
130.92

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.10
CGG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. CGG: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CGG' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.40 Max: 5.25
Current: 0.1
0.05
5.25
Price/Median PS Value 0.32
CGG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CGG: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CGG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.75 Max: 2.12
Current: 0.32
0.07
2.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -15.47
CGG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CGG: -15.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CGG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15.47  Med: 7.00 Max: 35.7
Current: -15.47
-15.47
35.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 46.42
CGG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. CGG: 46.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CGG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -25.5  Med: 13.00 Max: 170.4
Current: 46.42
-25.5
170.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 2,261 2,414 2,718 2,682
EPS($) -1.04 -0.21 0.53 0.62
EPS without NRI($) -1.04 -0.21 0.53 0.62

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Services » Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
Compare:SPN, GLF, NOV, HAL, SAPMY » details
Traded in other countries:0O2V.UK, CGG.France, GDG.Germany, CGG N.Mexico, CGG.Switzerland, CGPVF.USA,
CGG was established on July 23, 1931. The Company is a manufacturer of geophysical equipment and provides seismic services in data acquisition and processing, both onshore and offshore, to clients in the oil and gas exploration and production industry. The Company is organized in three divisions. Acquisition, which comprises Marine: offshore seismic data acquisition that it undertakes either on behalf of a specific client, or for its Multi-Client Business Line (internal activity); Land and Airborne: other seismic data acquisition that it undertakes either on behalf of a specific client, or for its Multi-Client Business Line (internal activity). Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR) segment comprises the Multi-Client Business Line (development and management of seismic surveys that it undertakes and license to a number of clients on a non-exclusive basis) and the Subsurface Imaging and Reservoir Business Line (processing and imaging of geophysical data, reservoir characterization, geophysical consulting and software services, geological data library and data management solutions). Both business lines regularly combine their offers, generating overall synergies between their respective activities. Equipment, which comprises manufacturing and sales of seismic equipment used for data acquisition, both on land and marine. It carries out the activity in the Equipment segment through its subsidiary Sercel. The Company's competitors are WesternGeco, Global Geophysical Services, BGP, and Geokinetics, and for the shallow water and ocean bottom surveys segments, Seabed Geosolutions BV, its joint venture with Fugro.
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David Herro's Oakmark International Small Cap Fund's Second Quarter 2014 Letter Jul 10 2014 
Weekly Three-Year Low Highlights: QUNR, CGG, LADR, RARE May 20 2014 
David Herro Comments on CGG Jan 10 2014 
David Herro's Oakmark International Small Cap Fund Fourth Quarter 2013 Jan 09 2014 
CGG: A great business wasted on incapable management Dec 08 2013 
2 New Buys for David Herro Fund Oakmark International Small Cap Jul 19 2013 

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