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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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Cash to Debt 0.04
NYSE:CLF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.65 vs. NYSE:CLF: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:CLF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.75 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04
Equity to Asset -0.99
NYSE:CLF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. NYSE:CLF: -0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE: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 0.56
NYSE:CLF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. NYSE:CLF: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:CLF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 10.61 Max: 101.58
Current: 0.56
0.56
101.58
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: -1.76
M-Score: -2.70
WACC vs ROIC
3.69%
18.76%
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 (%) 6.85
NYSE:CLF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.73 vs. NYSE:CLF: 6.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:CLF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.26  Med: 17.9 Max: 35.48
Current: 6.85
-5.26
35.48
Net-margin (%) 3.80
NYSE:CLF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.41 vs. NYSE:CLF: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:CLF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -214.16  Med: 11.25 Max: 24.67
Current: 3.8
-214.16
24.67
ROA (%) 3.31
NYSE:CLF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1532 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.33 vs. NYSE:CLF: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:CLF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -88.81  Med: 7.73 Max: 16.43
Current: 3.31
-88.81
16.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.04
NYSE:CLF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -13.04 vs. NYSE:CLF: 10.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:CLF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.84  Med: 20.03 Max: 43.15
Current: 10.04
-2.84
43.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -31.80
NYSE:CLF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.90 vs. NYSE:CLF: -31.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:CLF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.8  Med: 15 Max: 34.4
Current: -31.8
-31.8
34.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.80
NYSE:CLF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -18.20 vs. NYSE:CLF: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:CLF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65  Med: 0.7 Max: 302.8
Current: 6.8
-65
302.8
» NYSE:CLF's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-10-29)


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

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

Joel Greenblatt 193,644 sh (New)
Mairs and Power 15,000 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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Q2 2016

CLF Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Charles Brandes 58,500 sh (+95.00%)
Jim Simons 14,513,599 sh (+39.12%)
Mairs and Power 10,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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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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P/E(ttm) 30.70
CLF's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.73 vs. CLF: 30.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CLF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.91  Med: 10.28 Max: 60.38
Current: 30.7
2.91
60.38
PE(NRI) 9.75
CLF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.73 vs. CLF: 9.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CLF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 8.91 Max: 44.27
Current: 9.75
1.17
44.27
P/S 0.54
CLF's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CLF: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CLF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.14 Max: 4.58
Current: 0.54
0.11
4.58
PFCF 4.74
CLF's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.49 vs. CLF: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CLF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.86  Med: 12.67 Max: 174.06
Current: 4.74
1.86
174.06
POCF 3.59
CLF's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.47 vs. CLF: 3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CLF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 5 Max: 42.19
Current: 3.59
1.41
42.19
EV-to-EBIT 28.59
CLF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.52 vs. CLF: 28.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CLF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.9  Med: 7.5 Max: 73.1
Current: 28.59
-85.9
73.1
EV-to-EBITDA 14.05
CLF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
56% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.53 vs. CLF: 14.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CLF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 6.95 Max: 95
Current: 14.05
2
95
Current Ratio 2.07
CLF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. CLF: 2.07 )
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: 2.07
0.97
3.35
Quick Ratio 0.76
CLF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. CLF: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CLF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.04 Max: 2.78
Current: 0.76
0.46
2.78
Days Inventory 111.25
CLF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 73.43 vs. CLF: 111.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CLF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.81  Med: 61.82 Max: 111.25
Current: 111.25
47.81
111.25
Days Sales Outstanding 12.00
CLF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 32.93 vs. CLF: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CLF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.38  Med: 14.82 Max: 29.23
Current: 12
5.38
29.23
Days Payable 20.33
CLF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
73% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 43.99 vs. CLF: 20.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CLF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.33  Med: 32.14 Max: 52.41
Current: 20.33
20.33
52.41

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Dividend Growth (3y) -100.00
CLF's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
70% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.00 vs. CLF: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
CLF' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.3 Max: 115.4
Current: -100
0
115.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.74
CLF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. CLF: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CLF' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.1 Max: 12.2
Current: 4.74
0.26
12.2
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.50
CLF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -11.60 vs. CLF: -2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CLF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.9  Med: -2.5 Max: 3.6
Current: -2.5
-16.9
3.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.40
CLF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CLF: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CLF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.69 Max: 120.36
Current: 1.4
0.06
120.36
Price/Median PS Value 0.47
CLF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CLF: 0.47 )
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: 0.83 Max: 3.78
Current: 0.47
0.11
3.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.50
CLF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1507 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.90 vs. CLF: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CLF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 11.8 Max: 40.1
Current: 3.5
1.4
40.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -12.21
CLF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.32 vs. CLF: -12.21 )
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: 14.35 Max: 123
Current: -12.21
-22.7
123

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,871
EPS (TTM) $ 0.20
Beta1.48
Short Percentage of Float28.84%
52-Week Range $1.20 - 8.45
Shares Outstanding (Mil)183.87

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 1,975 2,062
EPS ($) -0.37 -0.04
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.37 -0.04
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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