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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.08
CGG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. CGG: 0.08 )
CGG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset 0.44
CGG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CGG: 0.44 )
CGG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.44

0.26
0.55
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.37
M-Score: -3.92
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 (%) -28.68
CGG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. CGG: -28.68 )
CGG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -11.56   Max: 21.71
Current: -28.68

-11.56
21.71
Net-margin (%) -40.99
CGG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.24 vs. CGG: -40.99 )
CGG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -18.55   Max: 12.78
Current: -40.99

-18.55
12.78
ROE (%) -33.91
CGG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. CGG: -33.91 )
CGG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -29.27   Max: 19.95
Current: -33.91

-29.27
19.95
ROA (%) -15.75
CGG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. CGG: -15.75 )
CGG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.65   Max: 9.39
Current: -15.75

-10.65
9.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -38.26
CGG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. CGG: -38.26 )
CGG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -24.14   Max: 57.59
Current: -38.26

-24.14
57.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.20
CGG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.80 vs. CGG: 2.20 )
CGG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.1   Max: 13.7
Current: 2.2

-53.1
13.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
CGG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. CGG: 5.00 )
CGG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -58.4   Max: 205.7
Current: 5

-58.4
205.7
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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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David Herro Comments on CGG
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 Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.40
CGG's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. CGG: 0.40 )
CGG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 10.77
Current: 0.4

0.2
10.77
P/S 0.40
CGG's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. CGG: 0.40 )
CGG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.77
Current: 0.4

0.17
1.77
PFCF 2.10
CGG's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CGG: 2.10 )
CGG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 29.34
Current: 2.1

0.71
29.34
EV-to-EBIT -4.90
CGG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.47 vs. CGG: -4.90 )
CGG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -22.2   Max: 126.5
Current: -4.9

-22.2
126.5
Current Ratio 1.56
CGG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. CGG: 1.56 )
CGG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.56

1.14
2.84
Quick Ratio 1.19
CGG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. CGG: 1.19 )
CGG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 2.5
Current: 1.19

0.83
2.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.15
CGG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.98 vs. CGG: 0.15 )
CGG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 4.84
Current: 0.15

0.04
4.84
Price/Median PS Value 0.51
CGG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. CGG: 0.51 )
CGG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 2.1
Current: 0.51

0.07
2.1
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -20.50
CGG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. CGG: -20.50 )
CGG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 35.7
Current: -20.5

0.8
35.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 39.36
CGG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.64 vs. CGG: 39.36 )
CGG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -26   Max: 197.3
Current: 39.36

-26
197.3

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, 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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Articles On GuruFocus.com
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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