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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 0.08
CLF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 2423 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. CLF: 0.08 )
CLF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset 0.01
CLF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. CLF: 0.01 )
CLF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.01

0.01
0.62
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -5.05
M-Score: -9.42
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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history
Operating margin (%) -160.76
CLF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. CLF: -160.76 )
CLF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.52   Max: 34.99
Current: -160.76

-10.52
34.99
Net-margin (%) -121.44
CLF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.15 vs. CLF: -121.44 )
CLF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -32.11   Max: 26.9
Current: -121.44

-32.11
26.9
ROE (%) -123.20
CLF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 2380 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.03 vs. CLF: -123.20 )
CLF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -83.04   Max: 99.25
Current: -123.2

-83.04
99.25
ROA (%) -51.00
CLF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 2441 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.88 vs. CLF: -51.00 )
CLF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.22   Max: 31.68
Current: -51

-24.22
31.68
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -79.14
CLF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2404 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.50 vs. CLF: -79.14 )
CLF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -18.09   Max: 118.78
Current: -79.14

-18.09
118.78
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.70
CLF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CLF: -1.70 )
CLF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.6   Max: 34.4
Current: -1.7

-8.6
34.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -16.50
CLF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -14.50 vs. CLF: -16.50 )
CLF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -66   Max: 315.5
Current: -16.5

-66
315.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -32.00
CLF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -15.40 vs. CLF: -32.00 )
CLF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -57.5   Max: 43
Current: -32

-57.5
43
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CLF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 26,145 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,014,800 sh (New)
David Dreman 2,571 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 46,801 sh (+70.45%)
Mario Gabelli 12,000 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 1,440,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Brian Rogers Sold Out
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Q1 2014

CLF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 503,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 113,508 sh (New)
David Dreman 2,633 sh (+2.41%)
Eric Mindich 400,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 12,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Griffin Sold Out
Steven Cohen 46,515 sh (-0.61%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,963 sh (-42.77%)
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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 (+2.2%)
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%)
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CLF

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -73.38%0.02%$10.33 - $18.18 $ 6.42-58%30876
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Add 56.06%$10.33 - $18.18 $ 6.42-58%4596
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy$10.33 - $18.18 $ 6.42-58%14267
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 33.33%$13.76 - $20.87 $ 6.42-62%16000
John Griffin 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.39%$17.95 - $26.6 $ 6.42-69%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.04%$17.95 - $26.6 $ 6.42-69%113508
Brian Rogers 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.16%$20.09 - $28.7 $ 6.42-74%0
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$20.09 - $28.7 $ 6.42-74%2571
John Griffin 2013-09-30 New Buy0.35%$15.68 - $24.54 $ 6.42-69%1440000
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 New Buy$15.7 - $23.53 $ 6.42-66%11000
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.91%$18.46 - $38.81 $ 6.42-79%0
Ken Fisher 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.09%$18.46 - $38.81 $ 6.42-79%0
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Add 448.26%0.74%$28.4 - $45.79 $ 6.42-82%613500
Scott Black 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.68%$28.4 - $45.79 $ 6.42-82%0
Brian Rogers 2012-12-31 Reduce -21.35%0.1%$28.4 - $45.79 $ 6.42-82%2162900
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$28.4 - $45.79 $ 6.42-82%0
Brian Rogers 2012-09-30 New Buy0.47%$33.69 - $50.43 $ 6.42-85%2750000
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Reduce -68.67%0.12%$33.69 - $50.43 $ 6.42-85%77738
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Reduce -24.49%0.06%$33.69 - $50.43 $ 6.42-85%111900
Robert Olstein 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.61%$45.21 - $71.28 $ 6.42-89%0
Scott Black 2012-06-30 Add 24.85%0.18%$45.21 - $71.28 $ 6.42-89%116598
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 New Buy0.18%$45.21 - $71.28 $ 6.42-89%248138
Ken Fisher 2012-06-30 Reduce -44.33%0.12%$45.21 - $71.28 $ 6.42-89%843714
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Add 51.53%0.09%$45.21 - $71.28 $ 6.42-89%148200
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Reduce -43.47%0.38%$60.19 - $76.63 $ 6.42-90%97800
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.29%$60.19 - $76.63 $ 6.42-90%0
Robert Olstein 2011-12-31 New Buy0.63%$48.3 - $73.45 $ 6.42-90%50000
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Reduce -39.96%0.14%$48.3 - $73.45 $ 6.42-90%276338
John Keeley 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$48.3 - $73.45 $ 6.42-90%0
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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 34.25
CLF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLF: 34.25 )
N/A
P/S 0.20
CLF's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLF: 0.20 )
CLF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 4.6
Current: 0.2

0.2
4.6
PFCF 5.80
CLF's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLF: 5.80 )
CLF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 174.92
Current: 5.8

1.89
174.92
POCF 1.89
CLF's POCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLF: 1.89 )
CLF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 43.05
Current: 1.89

1.53
43.05
EV-to-EBIT -0.57
CLF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLF: -0.57 )
CLF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -115.4   Max: 41
Current: -0.57

-115.4
41
Current Ratio 1.22
CLF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 2420 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. CLF: 1.22 )
CLF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 3.35
Current: 1.22

0.97
3.35
Quick Ratio 0.57
CLF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 2419 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CLF: 0.57 )
CLF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.78
Current: 0.57

0.46
2.78
Days Inventory 62.90
CLF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
93% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLF: 62.90 )
CLF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 45.83   Max: 115.49
Current: 62.9

45.83
115.49
Days Sales Outstanding 12.50
CLF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLF: 12.50 )
CLF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 82.69
Current: 12.5

4.2
82.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 9.60
CLF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. CLF: 9.60 )
CLF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 11.49
Current: 9.6

0.13
11.49
Dividend Payout 2.09
CLF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLF: 2.09 )
CLF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 8.2
Current: 2.09

0.01
8.2
Dividend growth (3y) 5.70
CLF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. CLF: 5.70 )
CLF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 115.4
Current: 5.7

0
115.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 47.95
CLF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
100% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CLF: 47.95 )
CLF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 55.66
Current: 47.95

0.63
55.66
Share Buyback Rate -8.60
CLF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 1908 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.70 vs. CLF: -8.60 )
CLF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.9   Max: -11.2
Current: -8.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.22
CLF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLF: 0.22 )
CLF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 120.35
Current: 0.22

0.06
120.35
Price/Median PS Value 0.15
CLF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLF: 0.15 )
CLF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 3.34
Current: 0.15

0.19
3.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -172.90
CLF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 2396 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.40 vs. CLF: -172.90 )
CLF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 49.9
Current: -172.9

2.4
49.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.77
CLF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.19 vs. CLF: 17.77 )
CLF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -25.2   Max: 62.1
Current: 17.77

-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, CVA.Germany, CLF.Mexico,
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc, was founded in 1847, is a producer of iron ore pellets in North America. It is an international mining and natural resources company. The Company is a producer of iron ore pellets in North America, a major supplier of direct-shipping lump and fines iron ore out of Australia, and a significant producer of metallurgical coal. With core values of environmental and capital stewardship, its colleagues across the globe endeavor to provide all stakeholders operating and financial transparency as embodied in the GRI framework. Its company's operations are organized according to product category and geographic location: North American Iron Ore, North American Coal, Asia Pacific Iron Ore, Asia Pacific Coal and Latin American Iron Ore. In North America, it operates six iron ore mines in Michigan, Minnesota and Eastern Canada, and two coking coal mining complexes located in West Virginia and Alabama. Its Asia Pacific operations are comprised of two iron ore mining complexes in Western Australia, serving the Asian iron ore markets with direct-shipping fines and lump ore, and a 45 percent economic interest in a coking and thermal coal mine located in Queensland, Australia. In Latin America, it has a 30 percent interest in a Brazilian iron ore project. In addition, it has recently established a global exploration group, under which it has several projects and potential opportunities to diversify its products, expand its production volumes, extend its mine lives and develop large-scale ore bodies through early involvement in exploration and development activities globally. Throughout the world, the company competes with major and junior mining companies, as well as metals companies, both of which produce steel making raw materials, including iron ore and metallurgical coal. The North American coal industry remains highly fragmented and competitive, with Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., Patriot Coal Corporation, CONSOL Energy Inc., Arch Coal, Inc., Walter Energy, Inc., Peabody Energy Corp. representing the five largest producers. In the Asia Pacific marketplace, Cliffs competes with major iron ore exporters from Australia, Brazil and India. These include Anglo American, Vale, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group Ltd., among others. Its mining and exploration activities are subject to various laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment.
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