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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 0.15
NYSE:CLF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.29 vs. NYSE:CLF: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:CLF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.84 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.15
Equity-to-Asset -0.76
NYSE:CLF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. NYSE:CLF: -0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:CLF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.93  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.61
Current: -0.76
-0.93
0.61
Interest Coverage 1.20
NYSE:CLF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. NYSE:CLF: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:CLF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 7.41 Max: 23.59
Current: 1.2
0.66
23.59
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: -0.79
Beneish M-Score: -1.26
WACC vs ROIC
10.15%
39.33%
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 % 11.42
NYSE:CLF's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
76% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NYSE:CLF: 11.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:CLF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.26  Med: 14.1 Max: 35.48
Current: 11.42
-5.26
35.48
Net Margin % 8.26
NYSE:CLF's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
78% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.04 vs. NYSE:CLF: 8.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:CLF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -214.16  Med: 9.7 Max: 24.67
Current: 8.26
-214.16
24.67
ROA % 9.10
NYSE:CLF's ROA % is ranked higher than
93% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.10 vs. NYSE:CLF: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:CLF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -88.81  Med: 6.64 Max: 16.43
Current: 9.1
-88.81
16.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 19.76
NYSE:CLF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
92% of the 1540 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -14.61 vs. NYSE:CLF: 19.76 )
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: 17.03 Max: 39.81
Current: 19.76
-2.84
39.81
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -22.10
NYSE:CLF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
77% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.20 vs. NYSE:CLF: -22.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:CLF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.8  Med: 15 Max: 34.4
Current: -22.1
-31.8
34.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -46.00
NYSE:CLF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
82% of the 1130 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -19.40 vs. NYSE:CLF: -46.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:CLF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65  Med: 0.7 Max: 302.8
Current: -46
-65
302.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -41.90
NYSE:CLF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
75% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. NYSE:CLF: -41.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:CLF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.9  Med: -8.2 Max: 41.8
Current: -41.9
-41.9
41.8
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2016

CLF Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 32,558 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 1,140,100 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 58,500 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power Sold Out
Jim Simons 11,350,499 sh (-21.79%)
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Q4 2016

CLF Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Jim Simons 9,547,999 sh (-15.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,095 sh (-41.35%)
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Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals    NAICS: 212210    SIC: 1011
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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.

Top Ranked Articles about Cliffs Natural Resources Inc

Is it Safe to Buy Cliffs Natural Resources? China's slowing economy could depress iron ore prices
After losing more than 75% of its value in 2015, Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF) delivered stockholders with huge returns in 2016, as the stock surged over 450%. The main reason behind the company’s awful performance in 2015 was the poor iron ore price that decelerated to $39.60 per dry metric ton in December 2015 from $136 per ton in January 2014. Read more...

Ratios

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PE Ratio 11.37
CLF's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.59 vs. CLF: 11.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CLF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.91  Med: 10.86 Max: 60.38
Current: 11.37
2.91
60.38
PE Ratio without NRI 10.24
CLF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
71% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.11 vs. CLF: 10.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CLF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 8.96 Max: 44.27
Current: 10.24
1.17
44.27
PS Ratio 0.98
CLF's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. CLF: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CLF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.06 Max: 4.58
Current: 0.98
0.11
4.58
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 9.67
CLF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
69% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.69 vs. CLF: 9.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CLF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.86  Med: 12.47 Max: 174.06
Current: 9.67
1.86
174.06
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.32
CLF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
57% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. CLF: 7.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CLF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 5.2 Max: 42.19
Current: 7.32
1.41
42.19
EV-to-EBIT 18.45
CLF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.45 vs. CLF: 18.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CLF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.9  Med: 7.9 Max: 73.1
Current: 18.45
-85.9
73.1
EV-to-EBITDA 12.45
CLF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.54 vs. CLF: 12.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CLF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 7.5 Max: 95
Current: 12.45
2
95
Current Ratio 2.11
CLF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. CLF: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CLF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.9 Max: 3.09
Current: 2.11
1.02
3.09
Quick Ratio 1.42
CLF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. CLF: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CLF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.21 Max: 2.39
Current: 1.42
0.5
2.39
Days Inventory 89.71
CLF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
58% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 75.58 vs. CLF: 89.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CLF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.81  Med: 63.36 Max: 101.09
Current: 89.71
47.81
101.09
Days Sales Outstanding 22.27
CLF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 38.06 vs. CLF: 22.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CLF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.93  Med: 16.07 Max: 29.23
Current: 22.27
6.93
29.23
Days Payable 22.84
CLF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
72% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 46.78 vs. CLF: 22.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CLF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.84  Med: 31.15 Max: 52.41
Current: 22.84
21.84
52.41

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3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
CLF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
69% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. CLF: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
CLF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -10.6 Max: 115.4
Current: -100
0
115.4
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.74
CLF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
99% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.08 vs. CLF: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CLF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 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 -15.00
CLF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -13.10 vs. CLF: -15.00 )
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: -15
-16.9
3.6

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 6.94
CLF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. CLF: 6.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CLF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.81 Max: 118
Current: 6.94
0.06
118
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.91
CLF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CLF: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CLF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.89 Max: 2.31
Current: 0.91
0.12
2.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.45
CLF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
87% of the 1759 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. CLF: 5.45 )
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 Max: 40.1
Current: 5.45
1.4
40.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -23.40
CLF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
77% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.76 vs. CLF: -23.40 )
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: -23.4  Med: 14.8 Max: 123
Current: -23.4
-23.4
123

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,109
EPS (TTM) $ 0.93
Beta1.50
Short Percentage of Float20.35%
52-Week Range $1.72 - 12.37
Shares Outstanding (Mil)233.07

Analyst Estimate

Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.04
EPS without NRI ($) -0.04
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Paragon Shipping Among Jim Simons' Holdings With High Yield Nov 29 2015 
Cliffs Natural Resources: Avoid This Value Trap Nov 18 2015 

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