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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.11
CLF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
86% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. CLF: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CLF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.83 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11
Equity to Asset -0.93
CLF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. CLF: -0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CLF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.85  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.62
Current: -0.93
-0.85
0.62
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -14.43
M-Score: 23.36
WACC vs ROIC
0.59%
16.41%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.52
CLF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. CLF: 7.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CLF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -204.28  Med: 17.90 Max: 34.99
Current: 7.52
-204.28
34.99
Net-margin (%) -37.22
CLF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. CLF: -37.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CLF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -156.24  Med: 13.08 Max: 24.67
Current: -37.22
-156.24
24.67
ROA (%) -29.08
CLF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.94 vs. CLF: -29.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CLF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -88.72  Med: 12.56 Max: 19.09
Current: -29.08
-88.72
19.09
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.01
CLF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.07 vs. CLF: 11.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CLF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -144.5  Med: 30.28 Max: 60.37
Current: 11.01
-144.5
60.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -13.40
CLF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. CLF: -13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CLF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.4  Med: 18.75 Max: 34.4
Current: -13.4
-13.4
34.4
» CLF's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

CLF Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1,722,800 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 305,988 sh (+80.34%)
Mario Gabelli 16,400 sh (+46.43%)
David Dreman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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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

Jim Simons 6,826,800 sh (+34.55%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 84.03
CLF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.95 vs. CLF: 84.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/S 0.07
CLF's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. CLF: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CLF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.28 Max: 4.58
Current: 0.07
0.06
4.58
PFCF 2.35
CLF's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.19 vs. CLF: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CLF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.77  Med: 13.64 Max: 174.92
Current: 2.35
1.77
174.92
POCF 1.27
CLF's POCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.96 vs. CLF: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CLF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 5.81 Max: 42.17
Current: 1.27
0.95
42.17
Current Ratio 1.61
CLF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. CLF: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CLF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.89 Max: 3.35
Current: 1.61
0.97
3.35
Quick Ratio 0.90
CLF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. CLF: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CLF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.07 Max: 2.78
Current: 0.9
0.46
2.78
Days Inventory 105.32
CLF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
64% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 79.12 vs. CLF: 105.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CLF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.83  Med: 53.95 Max: 66.59
Current: 105.32
45.83
66.59
Days Sales Outstanding 7.29
CLF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 34.18 vs. CLF: 7.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CLF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.38  Med: 16.07 Max: 27.99
Current: 7.29
5.38
27.99
Days Payable 21.84
CLF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
72% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 42.00 vs. CLF: 21.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CLF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.8  Med: 31.48 Max: 43.13
Current: 21.84
23.8
43.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 7.77
CLF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
100% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. CLF: 7.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CLF' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.09 Max: 12.2
Current: 7.77
0.23
12.2
Dividend Payout 2.09
CLF's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
87% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CLF: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CLF' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.18 Max: 8.2
Current: 2.09
0.01
8.2
Dividend Growth (3y) -10.60
CLF's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
58% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. CLF: -10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
CLF' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.60 Max: 115.4
Current: -10.6
0
115.4
Forward Dividend Yield 32.43
CLF's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
100% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. CLF: 32.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 17.63
CLF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
100% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. CLF: 17.63 )
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: 0.52  Med: 2.47 Max: 27.67
Current: 17.63
0.52
27.67
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.80
CLF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.90 vs. CLF: -2.80 )
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: -11.2  Med: -3.50 Max: 3.9
Current: -2.8
-11.2
3.9

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.24
CLF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CLF: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CLF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.71 Max: 120.36
Current: 0.24
0.06
120.36
Price/Median PS Value 0.06
CLF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. CLF: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CLF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.74 Max: 3.35
Current: 0.06
0.08
3.35
Price/Graham Number 0.01
CLF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
100% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. CLF: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CLF' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.84 Max: 3.13
Current: 0.01
0.02
3.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -262.56
CLF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.00 vs. CLF: -262.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CLF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -262.56  Med: 12.20 Max: 40.1
Current: -262.56
-262.56
40.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 144.26
CLF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.54 vs. CLF: 144.26 )
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: -21.1  Med: 4.60 Max: 62.1
Current: 144.26
-21.1
62.1

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2013
EPS $ -13.23
Beta0.72
Short Percentage of Float38.43%
52-Week Range $1.20 - 7.28
Shares Outstanding(Mil)153.42

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 1,975 2,062
EPS($) -0.37 -0.04
EPS without NRI($) -0.37 -0.04

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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, was founded in 1847, is a producer of iron ore pellets in North America. It is a mining and natural resources company. The Company supply's iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from its mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota. It also produces low-volatile metallurgical coal in the U.S. from its mines located in Alabama and West Virginia. Additionally, the Company operates an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia and owns two non-operating iron ore mines in Eastern Canada. The Company operates five iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota and two metallurgical coal operations located in Alabama and West Virginia. The Asia Pacific operations consist solely of its Koolyanobbing iron ore mining complex in Western Australia. It also owns two iron ore mines in Eastern Canada. The Company's competitors include Anglo, BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd., Rio Tinto plc and Vale, among others. The Company's mining and limited exploration activities are subject to various laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment.
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