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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
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.15
CLV's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 632.99 vs. CLV: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CLV' 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
CLV's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. CLV: -0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CLV' 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
CLV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. CLV: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CLV' 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: -0.70
Beneish M-Score: -1.26
WACC vs ROIC
10.50%
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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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 11.42
CLV's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
74% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. CLV: 11.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CLV' 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
CLV's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
75% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. CLV: 8.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CLV' 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
CLV's ROA % is ranked higher than
93% of the 1530 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.67 vs. CLV: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CLV' 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
CLV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
92% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -14.33 vs. CLV: 19.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CLV' 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
CLV's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
77% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.80 vs. CLV: -22.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CLV' 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
CLV's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
81% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -19.30 vs. CLV: -46.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CLV' 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
CLV's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
74% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. CLV: -41.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CLV' 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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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 is the largest producer of iron ore in North America, operating mines in the United States and Canada that supply nearly 50% of North American blast furnace demand. The company also operates an iron ore mine in Australia and several coal mines in the U.S. and owns a large chromite project in Canada.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 9.97
CLV's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.53 vs. CLV: 9.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CLV' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.91  Med: 10.89 Max: 60.38
Current: 9.97
2.91
60.38
PE Ratio without NRI 9.00
CLV's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
76% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. CLV: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CLV' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 8.99 Max: 44.27
Current: 9
1.17
44.27
PS Ratio 0.85
CLV's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. CLV: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CLV' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.06 Max: 4.58
Current: 0.85
0.11
4.58
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 8.52
CLV's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
75% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.54 vs. CLV: 8.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CLV' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.86  Med: 12.34 Max: 174.06
Current: 8.52
1.86
174.06
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 6.43
CLV's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
62% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. CLV: 6.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CLV' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 5.24 Max: 42.19
Current: 6.43
1.41
42.19
EV-to-EBIT 21.37
CLV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.95 vs. CLV: 21.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CLV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.9  Med: 8.1 Max: 73.1
Current: 21.37
-85.9
73.1
EV-to-EBITDA 14.44
CLV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
64% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.62 vs. CLV: 14.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CLV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 7.6 Max: 95
Current: 14.44
2
95
Current Ratio 2.11
CLV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. CLV: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CLV' 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
CLV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. CLV: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CLV' 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
CLV's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
59% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 74.72 vs. CLV: 89.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CLV' 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
CLV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 35.22 vs. CLV: 22.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CLV' 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
CLV's Days Payable is ranked lower than
75% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 50.10 vs. CLV: 22.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CLV' 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

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield % 122.38
CLV's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
99% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CLV: 122.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CLV' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.19 Max: 122.38
Current: 122.38
0.26
122.38
Dividend Payout Ratio 4.58
CLV's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CLV: 4.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
CLV' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.09 Max: 4.58
Current: 4.58
0.07
4.58
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
CLV's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
70% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. CLV: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
CLV' 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
Forward Dividend Yield % 122.38
CLV's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
99% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. CLV: 122.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 122.38
CLV's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
99% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. CLV: 122.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CLV' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.19 Max: 122.38
Current: 122.38
0.26
122.38
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -15.00
CLV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1133 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. CLV: -15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CLV' 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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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 6.22
CLV's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. CLV: 6.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CLV' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.81 Max: 118
Current: 6.22
0.06
118
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.80
CLV's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CLV: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CLV' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.89 Max: 2.31
Current: 0.8
0.12
2.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.68
CLV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
83% of the 1746 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.17 vs. CLV: 4.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CLV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 10.8 Max: 40.1
Current: 4.68
1.4
40.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -23.00
CLV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
77% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.64 vs. CLV: -23.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CLV' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.4  Med: 14.35 Max: 123
Current: -23
-23.4
123

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,109
EPS (TTM) $ -0.39
Short Percentage of Float0.10%
52-Week Range $0.98 - 7.17
Shares Outstanding (Mil)153.42

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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