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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 0.10
CLV's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 1214 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. CLV: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CLV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.84 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.1
Equity to Asset -0.74
CLV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. CLV: -0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CLV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.74  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.62
Current: -0.74
-0.74
0.62
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -12.37
M-Score: -18.79
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -263.26
CLV's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. CLV: -263.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CLV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -204.28  Med: 13.38 Max: 34.99
Current: -263.26
-204.28
34.99
Net-margin (%) -222.98
CLV's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.08 vs. CLV: -222.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CLV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -156.24  Med: 11.51 Max: 26.9
Current: -222.98
-156.24
26.9
ROE (%) -5585.02
CLV's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.98 vs. CLV: -5585.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CLV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -313.72  Med: 13.59 Max: 97.62
Current: -5585.02
-313.72
97.62
ROA (%) -149.01
CLV's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1236 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. CLV: -149.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CLV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -88.72  Med: 8.03 Max: 31.68
Current: -149.01
-88.72
31.68
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -239.58
CLV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.11 vs. CLV: -239.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CLV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -144.5  Med: 27.23 Max: 127.03
Current: -239.58
-144.5
127.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -13.40
CLV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. CLV: -13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CLV' 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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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 833.33
CLV's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
98% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.66 vs. CLV: 833.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/S 0.13
CLV's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CLV: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CLV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.29 Max: 4.6
Current: 0.13
0.11
4.6
PFCF 5.27
CLV's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. CLV: 5.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CLV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.89  Med: 13.98 Max: 174.92
Current: 5.27
1.89
174.92
POCF 2.27
CLV's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.36 vs. CLV: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CLV' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.41  Med: 6.50 Max: 43.05
Current: 2.27
1.41
43.05
Current Ratio 1.82
CLV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CLV: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CLV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.91 Max: 3.35
Current: 1.82
0.97
3.35
Quick Ratio 1.03
CLV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. CLV: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CLV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.09 Max: 2.78
Current: 1.03
0.46
2.78
Days Inventory 76.04
CLV's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
51% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 72.00 vs. CLV: 76.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CLV' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 45.83  Med: 58.09 Max: 115.49
Current: 76.04
45.83
115.49
Days Sales Outstanding 5.09
CLV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.10 vs. CLV: 5.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CLV' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.2  Med: 16.87 Max: 82.69
Current: 5.09
4.2
82.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 37.95
CLV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. CLV: 37.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CLV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.00 Max: 37.95
Current: 37.95
0.13
37.95
Dividend Payout 4.58
CLV's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
88% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. CLV: 4.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CLV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.18 Max: 8.2
Current: 4.58
0.01
8.2
Dividend growth (3y) -10.60
CLV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
56% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -18.10 vs. CLV: -10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CLV' 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) 86.09
CLV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
100% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. CLV: 86.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CLV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 2.27 Max: 85.84
Current: 86.09
0.29
85.84
Share Buyback Rate -2.80
CLV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.60 vs. CLV: -2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CLV' 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 0.69
CLV's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. CLV: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CLV' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.72 Max: 120.35
Current: 0.69
0.06
120.35
Price/Median PS Value 0.09
CLV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. CLV: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CLV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.76 Max: 3.35
Current: 0.09
0.15
3.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -226.70
CLV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.10 vs. CLV: -226.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CLV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -226.7  Med: 11.00 Max: 49.9
Current: -226.7
-226.7
49.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 49.08
CLV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.56 vs. CLV: 49.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CLV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -25.2  Med: 4.50 Max: 62.1
Current: 49.08
-25.2
62.1

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 2,415 2,681 2,733
EPS($) -0.99 -0.40 0.29
EPS without NRI($) -0.99 -0.40 0.29

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
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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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