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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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Cash to Debt 0.12
CLF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. CLF: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CLF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.84 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12
Equity to Asset -0.74
CLF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. CLF: -0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CLF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.74  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.62
Current: -0.74
-0.74
0.62
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -11.73
M-Score: -18.00
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) -225.75
CLF's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. CLF: -225.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CLF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -204.28  Med: 13.38 Max: 34.99
Current: -225.75
-204.28
34.99
Net-margin (%) -191.63
CLF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. CLF: -191.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CLF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -156.24  Med: 11.51 Max: 26.9
Current: -191.63
-156.24
26.9
ROE (%) -457.40
CLF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1231 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.60 vs. CLF: -457.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CLF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -311.51  Med: 13.59 Max: 99.25
Current: -457.4
-311.51
99.25
ROA (%) -106.99
CLF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1308 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.50 vs. CLF: -106.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CLF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -88.72  Med: 8.03 Max: 31.68
Current: -106.99
-88.72
31.68
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -158.54
CLF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.33 vs. CLF: -158.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CLF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -144.5  Med: 27.23 Max: 127.03
Current: -158.54
-144.5
127.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -13.40
CLF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. CLF: -13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CLF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.4  Med: 16.70 Max: 34.4
Current: -13.4
-13.4
34.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CLF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 16,000 sh (+33.33%)
David Dreman 2,945 sh (+11.85%)
Joel Greenblatt 116,001 sh (+2.20%)
Chuck Royce 500,000 sh (-0.77%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,900 sh (-13.79%)
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Q3 2014

CLF Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 14,267 sh (New)
David Dreman 4,596 sh (+56.06%)
Chuck Royce 650,000 sh (+30.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,400 sh (+3.88%)
Mario Gabelli 16,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 30,876 sh (-73.38%)
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Q4 2014

CLF Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 169,676 sh (+449.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,628 sh (+210.66%)
David Dreman 7,192 sh (+56.48%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 11,200 sh (-30.00%)
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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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Top Ranked Articles about Cliffs Natural Resources Inc

Cliffs’ Book Value Goes Away With Write-down
Headlines across the financial news today include a write-down of $6 billion by Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF). The write-down is on its seaborne iron ore and metallurgical coal assets as iron-ore prices have dropped more than 40 percent this year. Based on the more recent quarterly filing ending June 30, Cliffs had a book value of $6.028 billion. Writing down $6 billion will bring the book value to near zero. The company is still going to operate as this is not a cash event and the credit rating was already dropped to junk status (BB-) leading up the event. Read more...

Ratios

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Forward P/E 833.33
CLF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
99% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.39 vs. CLF: 833.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/S 0.15
CLF's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. CLF: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CLF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.31 Max: 4.6
Current: 0.15
0.15
4.6
PFCF 11.70
CLF's PFCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.67 vs. CLF: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CLF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.89  Med: 14.22 Max: 174.92
Current: 11.7
1.89
174.92
POCF 2.41
CLF's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.42 vs. CLF: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CLF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 6.63 Max: 43.05
Current: 2.41
1.53
43.05
Current Ratio 1.80
CLF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1253 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. CLF: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CLF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.91 Max: 3.35
Current: 1.8
0.97
3.35
Quick Ratio 1.18
CLF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. CLF: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CLF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.09 Max: 2.78
Current: 1.18
0.46
2.78
Days Inventory 68.46
CLF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
53% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 73.07 vs. CLF: 68.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CLF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 45.83  Med: 58.09 Max: 115.49
Current: 68.46
45.83
115.49
Days Sales Outstanding 7.70
CLF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 33.16 vs. CLF: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CLF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.2  Med: 16.87 Max: 82.69
Current: 7.7
4.2
82.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 11.66
CLF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. CLF: 11.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CLF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.96 Max: 11.66
Current: 11.66
0.13
11.66
Dividend Payout 2.09
CLF's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
89% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CLF: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CLF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
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
57% of the 220 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 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 3.60 Max: 115.4
Current: -10.6
0
115.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 26.45
CLF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
100% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. CLF: 26.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CLF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 2.18 Max: 26.06
Current: 26.45
0.29
26.06
Share Buyback Rate -2.80
CLF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.00 vs. CLF: -2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CLF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.9  Med: -2.80 Max: -11.2
Current: -2.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.81
CLF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CLF: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CLF' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.73 Max: 120.35
Current: 0.81
0.06
120.35
Price/Median PS Value 0.11
CLF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. CLF: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CLF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.75 Max: 3.3
Current: 0.11
0.14
3.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -147.10
CLF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. CLF: -147.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CLF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3  Med: 11.00 Max: 49.9
Current: -147.1
3
49.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 47.84
CLF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.85 vs. CLF: 47.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CLF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -25.2  Med: 4.50 Max: 62.1
Current: 47.84
-25.2
62.1

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
Compare:BHP, RIO, XSRAY, AAUKY, GLNCY » details
Traded in other countries:CLF.France, CLF.Mexico, CVA.Germany,
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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Why Cliffs Natural Resources Is Still a Good Investment Nov 24 2014 
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