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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 : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 0.10
CLV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 2530 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 30.92 vs. CLV: 0.10 )
CLV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.1

Equity to Asset 0.46
CLV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. CLV: 0.46 )
CLV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.46

0.08
0.62
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.00
M-Score: -2.91
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 3.49
CLV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1457 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. CLV: 3.49 )
CLV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.52   Max: 34.99
Current: 3.49

-10.52
34.99
Net-margin (%) 1.98
CLV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1457 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.04 vs. CLV: 1.98 )
CLV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -32.11   Max: 26.9
Current: 1.98

-32.11
26.9
ROE (%) 1.68
CLV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2491 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.47 vs. CLV: 1.68 )
CLV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -237.45   Max: 76.32
Current: 1.68

-237.45
76.32
ROA (%) 0.77
CLV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2555 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -6.56 vs. CLV: 0.77 )
CLV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -25.79   Max: 27.87
Current: 0.77

-25.79
27.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.56
CLV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2500 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.43 vs. CLV: 1.56 )
CLV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -18.54   Max: 59.39
Current: 1.56

-18.54
59.39
Revenue Growth (%) -1.70
CLV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CLV: -1.70 )
CLV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.6   Max: 34.4
Current: -1.7

-8.6
34.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -16.50
CLV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -11.30 vs. CLV: -16.50 )
CLV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -66   Max: 315.5
Current: -16.5

-66
315.5
EPS Growth (%) -32.00
CLV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.50 vs. CLV: -32.00 )
CLV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -57.5   Max: 43
Current: -32

-57.5
43
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 51.40
CLV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. CLV: 51.40 )
CLV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 68.95
Current: 51.4

2.84
68.95
P/B 0.40
CLV's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 2710 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. CLV: 0.40 )
CLV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 5.52
Current: 0.4

0.22
5.52
P/S 0.50
CLV's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 2710 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CLV: 0.50 )
CLV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 4.6
Current: 0.5

0.34
4.6
PFCF 43.40
CLV's PFCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 2710 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CLV: 43.40 )
CLV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 174.92
Current: 43.4

1.89
174.92
EV-to-EBIT 38.84
CLV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.02 vs. CLV: 38.84 )
CLV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2   Max: 41
Current: 38.84

2
41
Shiller P/E 4.50
CLV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 2710 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CLV: 4.50 )
CLV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.03   Max: 161.61
Current: 4.5

4.03
161.61
Current Ratio 1.60
CLV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1795 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. CLV: 1.60 )
CLV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 3.35
Current: 1.6

0.97
3.35
Quick Ratio 0.79
CLV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 1792 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. CLV: 0.79 )
CLV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.78
Current: 0.79

0.46
2.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 9.60
CLV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
96% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. CLV: 9.60 )
CLV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 11.49
Current: 9.6

0.13
11.49
Dividend Payout 4.58
CLV's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
51% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. CLV: 4.58 )
CLV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 8.2
Current: 4.58

0.01
8.2
Dividend growth (3y) 5.70
CLV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. CLV: 5.70 )
CLV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 115.4
Current: 5.7

0
115.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 46.50
CLV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. CLV: 46.50 )
CLV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 55.66
Current: 46.5

0.63
55.66
Share Buyback Rate -8.60
CLV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.90 vs. CLV: -8.60 )
CLV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.9   Max: -11.2
Current: -8.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.40
CLV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
96% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. CLV: 0.40 )
CLV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 3.81
Current: 0.4

0.05
3.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.20
CLV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CLV: 0.20 )
CLV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 120.35
Current: 0.2

0.06
120.35
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
CLV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. CLV: 0.40 )
CLV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 3.35
Current: 0.4

0.19
3.35
Price/Graham Number 0.60
CLV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 591 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CLV: 0.60 )
CLV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 2.35
Current: 0.6

0.05
2.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.70
CLV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. CLV: 2.70 )
CLV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 49.9
Current: 2.7

2.4
49.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -14.21
CLV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2094 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -13.00 vs. CLV: -14.21 )
CLV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18.3   Max: 54.3
Current: -14.21

-18.3
54.3

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
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Traded in other countries:CLF.France, CVA.Germany
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 CONSOL, Massey, Peabody, Alpha and Alliance Resource Partners 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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