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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.02
CLF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.92 vs. CLF: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CLF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.77 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset -0.99
CLF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. CLF: -0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CLF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.99  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.62
Current: -0.99
-0.99
0.62
Interest Coverage 0.33
CLF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. CLF: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CLF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 13.87 Max: 101.58
Current: 0.33
0.66
101.58
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: -1.85
M-Score: -2.92
WACC vs ROIC
3.32%
14.49%
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 (%) 4.22
CLF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.62 vs. CLF: 4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CLF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -204.28  Med: 14.28 Max: 34.57
Current: 4.22
-204.28
34.57
Net-margin (%) 6.33
CLF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.37 vs. CLF: 6.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CLF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -156.24  Med: 10.32 Max: 23.83
Current: 6.33
-156.24
23.83
ROA (%) 5.11
CLF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1491 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.22 vs. CLF: 5.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CLF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -88.81  Med: 7.73 Max: 16.43
Current: 5.11
-88.81
16.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.12
CLF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.58 vs. CLF: 6.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CLF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -149.54  Med: 20.03 Max: 43.15
Current: 6.12
-149.54
43.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -31.80
CLF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 vs. CLF: -31.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CLF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.8  Med: 16.70 Max: 39.1
Current: -31.8
-31.8
39.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.40
CLF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -17.20 vs. CLF: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CLF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.8  Med: 3.55 Max: 36.7
Current: 6.4
-34.8
36.7
» CLF's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-29)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

CLF Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 149,516 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,846,900 sh (+123.29%)
Mario Gabelli 11,400 sh (-30.49%)
Joel Greenblatt 150,836 sh (-50.71%)
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Q3 2015

CLF Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 5,073,900 sh (+31.90%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 29,017 sh (-80.59%)
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Q4 2015

CLF Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mairs and Power 15,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 193,644 sh (New)
Jim Simons 6,826,800 sh (+34.55%)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,790 sh (+6.11%)
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Q1 2016

CLF Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Charles Brandes 30,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 10,432,099 sh (+52.81%)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,458 sh (+8.67%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mairs and Power 10,000 sh (-33.33%)
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Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
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Traded in other countries:CLF.France, CVA.Germany, CLF.Mexico,
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc is a mining and natural resources company. The Company is a supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from its mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc is a mining and natural resources company founded in 1847 in United States. The Company is engaged in supplying iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from its five iron ore mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota. Additionally, the Company operates an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia. The Company operates in two geographical segments including U.S. Iron Ore and Asia Pacific Iron Ore. The U.S. Iron Ore segment is comprised of its interests in five U.S. mines located in Michigan and Minnesota that provides iron ore to the integrated steel industry. In Michigan, the Company operates the two iron ore mines, Empire mine and Tilden mine. In Minnesota, it operates one iron ore mine, Hibbing mine. The other two iron ore operations in Minnesota, United Taconite mine and Northshore mine. The Asia Pacific Iron Ore segment is located in Western Australia and provides iron ore to the seaborne market for Asian steel producers; and consists solely of its wholly owned Koolyanobbing operation. The Koolyanobbing operations serve the Asian iron ore markets with direct-shipped fines and lump ore. The lump products are fed directly to blast furnaces, while the fines products are used as sinter feed. The variation in the two export product grades reflects the inherent chemical and physical characteristics of the ore bodies mined as well as the supply requirements of its customers. The Company's competitors include Anglo American PLC, BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd., Rio Tinto plc and Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, among others. The Company's mining and limited exploration activities are subject to various laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.77
CLF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.27 vs. CLF: 13.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CLF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.91  Med: 9.81 Max: 60.38
Current: 13.77
2.91
60.38
PE(NRI) 25.51
CLF's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
57% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.81 vs. CLF: 25.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CLF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 8.87 Max: 44.27
Current: 25.51
1.17
44.27
P/S 0.58
CLF's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. CLF: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CLF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.18 Max: 4.58
Current: 0.58
0.11
4.58
PFCF 13.86
CLF's PFCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. CLF: 13.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CLF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.86  Med: 12.89 Max: 174.06
Current: 13.86
1.86
174.06
POCF 7.16
CLF's POCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.57 vs. CLF: 7.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CLF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 5.16 Max: 42.19
Current: 7.16
1.41
42.19
EV-to-EBIT 49.34
CLF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
81% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.91 vs. CLF: 49.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CLF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.9  Med: 7.40 Max: 73.1
Current: 49.34
-85.9
73.1
EV-to-EBITDA 18.14
CLF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
65% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.95 vs. CLF: 18.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CLF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 6.80 Max: 95
Current: 18.14
2
95
Current Ratio 1.80
CLF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 1436 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. CLF: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CLF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.86 Max: 3.35
Current: 1.8
0.97
3.35
Quick Ratio 0.64
CLF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 1436 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CLF: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CLF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.78
Current: 0.64
0.46
2.78
Days Inventory 110.42
CLF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
68% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 74.53 vs. CLF: 110.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CLF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.13  Med: 53.95 Max: 84.09
Current: 110.42
43.13
84.09
Days Sales Outstanding 8.17
CLF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 33.93 vs. CLF: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CLF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.38  Med: 14.55 Max: 27.99
Current: 8.17
5.38
27.99
Days Payable 16.71
CLF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
80% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 44.64 vs. CLF: 16.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CLF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.53  Med: 30.49 Max: 43.13
Current: 16.71
14.53
43.13

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Projected FCF 1.53
CLF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. CLF: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CLF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.68 Max: 120.36
Current: 1.53
0.06
120.36
Price/Median PS Value 0.51
CLF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CLF: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CLF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.81 Max: 3.65
Current: 0.51
0.11
3.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.01
CLF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1636 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.90 vs. CLF: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CLF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 12.20 Max: 40.1
Current: 2.01
1.4
40.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -17.93
CLF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.37 vs. CLF: -17.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CLF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.7  Med: 15.10 Max: 123
Current: -17.93
-22.7
123

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,873
EPS (TTM) $ 0.52
Beta1.16
Short Percentage of Float35.06%
52-Week Range $1.20 - 7.58
Shares Outstanding (Mil)181.92

Analyst Estimate


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Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.04
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.04
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Headlines

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Cliffs Natural Resources: Avoid This Value Trap Nov 18 2015 
Should You Listen to Goldman Sachs and Sell Vale? Jul 15 2015 
Is Cliffs Natural Resources a Value Trap? Jul 13 2015 
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Vale's Turnaround Looks Like a Pipe Dream May 20 2015 
Cliffs Natural Resources: Better Times Lie Ahead for This Miner May 18 2015 

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