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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.55
CME's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. CME: 0.55 )
CME' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 21748.63
Current: 0.55

0.19
21748.63
Equity to Asset 0.34
CME's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. CME: 0.34 )
CME' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.34

0.09
0.72
Interest Coverage 10.81
CME's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 13.78 vs. CME: 10.81 )
CME' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.74   Max: 23.58
Current: 10.81

6.74
23.58
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.69
M-Score: -2.66
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 (%) 54.76
CME's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 19.89 vs. CME: 54.76 )
CME' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.57   Max: 61.78
Current: 54.76

-3.57
61.78
Net-margin (%) 34.27
CME's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. CME: 34.27 )
CME' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.61   Max: 55.24
Current: 34.27

-2.61
55.24
ROE (%) 4.72
CME's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CME: 4.72 )
CME' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.17   Max: 33.15
Current: 4.72

4.17
33.15
ROA (%) 1.86
CME's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. CME: 1.86 )
CME' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 9.84
Current: 1.86

1.97
9.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 230.50
CME's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 134.17 vs. CME: 230.50 )
CME' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 167.53   Max: 385.52
Current: 230.5

167.53
385.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.90
CME's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CME: -0.90 )
CME' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 26.3
Current: -0.9

-0.9
26.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.30
CME's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. CME: -2.30 )
CME' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 106.3
Current: -2.3

-2.3
106.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 0.70
CME's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. CME: 0.70 )
CME' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.5   Max: 47.7
Current: 0.7

-1.5
47.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CME Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Pioneer Investments 19,228 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 367,198 sh (+888.9%)
Ray Dalio 74,868 sh (+96.61%)
Steven Cohen 44,791 sh (+17.4%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,550,050 sh (+1.62%)
Jeremy Grantham 74,910 sh (+1.49%)
George Soros 30,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 105,000 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 79,055 sh (-0.54%)
Mario Gabelli 16,250 sh (-23.53%)
Steve Mandel 3,614,948 sh (-35.71%)
RS Investment Management 124,917 sh (-36.14%)
Ron Baron 59,197 sh (-51.75%)
Jim Simons 30,000 sh (-96.96%)
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Q1 2014

CME Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Andreas Halvorsen 558,300 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 3,930,757 sh (+54.14%)
Steven Cohen 60,287 sh (+34.6%)
George Soros 30,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 105,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 30,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 59,197 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 124,917 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 16,150 sh (-0.62%)
Murray Stahl 77,999 sh (-1.34%)
Pioneer Investments 18,047 sh (-6.14%)
Jeremy Grantham 68,110 sh (-9.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,800 sh (-91.34%)
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Q2 2014

CME Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Tom Gayner 24,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 4,716 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 273,917 sh (+119.28%)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,900 sh (+3.46%)
Mario Gabelli 16,150 sh (unchged)
George Soros 30,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 30,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 105,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 30,032 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Ron Baron 58,693 sh (-0.85%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,724,250 sh (-5.25%)
Murray Stahl 73,269 sh (-6.06%)
Jeremy Grantham 62,200 sh (-8.68%)
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Q3 2014

CME Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Pioneer Investments 33,302 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 45,000 sh (+87.5%)
Jeremy Grantham 94,600 sh (+52.09%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,486,550 sh (+47.32%)
RS Investment Management 289,417 sh (+5.66%)
Jim Simons 30,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 30,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 105,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 16,150 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 30,032 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Murray Stahl 72,099 sh (-1.6%)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,000 sh (-8.81%)
Ron Baron 39,007 sh (-33.54%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CME

(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
PRIMECAP Management 2014-09-30 Add 47.32%0.15%$70.49 - $82.96 $ 92.3622%5486550
Tom Gayner 2014-09-30 Add 87.5%0.05%$70.49 - $82.96 $ 92.3622%45000
Ron Baron 2014-09-30 Reduce -33.54%0.01%$70.49 - $82.96 $ 92.3622%39007
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out $70.49 - $82.96 $ 92.3622%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.17%$66.95 - $72.66 $ 92.3631%0
Tom Gayner 2014-06-30 New Buy0.05%$66.95 - $72.66 $ 92.3631%24000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy$66.95 - $72.66 $ 92.3631%4716
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.2%$72.34 - $79.2 $ 92.3622%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-03-31 New Buy0.17%$72.34 - $79.2 $ 92.3622%558300
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Add 54.14%0.12%$72.34 - $79.2 $ 92.3622%3930757
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$72.34 - $79.2 $ 92.3622%0
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Reduce -35.71%0.68%$72.04 - $84.64 $ 92.3618%3614948
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Reduce -51.75%0.02%$72.04 - $84.64 $ 92.3618%59197
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 96.61%0.02%$72.04 - $84.64 $ 92.3618%74868
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Reduce -23.53%$72.04 - $84.64 $ 92.3618%16250
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Guru Investment Theses on CME Group Inc

Baron Funds Comments on CME Group Inc. - Aug 09, 2013

We re-established an investment in CME Group, Inc. (CME) during the period. CME is the largest and most diversified derivatives marketplace in the U.S. Its exchanges support trading across a variety of asset classes, including interest rates, equity indexes, energy, agricultural commodities, foreign exchange and metals. We believe CME has the opportunity to significantly accelerate its growth rates due to the eventual normalization of interest rates and the attendant interest rate volatility. CME's interest rate trading volumes (ADV) have been depressed as a result of the Fed's zero interest rate policy and low interest rate volatility. For example, interest rate ADV was 4.8 million in 2012compared to 7.1 million in 2007, before the financial crisis. However, given the Fed's recent policy statements (discussed above), market participants are starting to anticipate an end to quantitative easing (QE). On May 30, CME experienced record volume for interest rate derivatives with ADV of 19.4 million. With the globalization of CME's business, a host of new products, and the regulatory requirement for interest rate swaps to be cleared on an exchange, we believe CME's interest rate volumes can surpass their prior peak, significantly driving earnings growth for the company.

From Baron Funds second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 30.60
CME's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. CME: 30.60 )
CME' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.61   Max: 53.37
Current: 30.6

8.61
53.37
P/B 1.44
CME's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CME: 1.44 )
CME' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 14.35
Current: 1.44

0.6
14.35
P/S 10.47
CME's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. CME: 10.47 )
CME' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.87   Max: 18.96
Current: 10.47

3.87
18.96
PFCF 29.89
CME's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 120.00 vs. CME: 29.89 )
CME' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.96   Max: 64.54
Current: 29.89

9.96
64.54
EV-to-EBIT 19.79
CME's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 27.31 vs. CME: 19.79 )
CME' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 37.4
Current: 19.79

2.3
37.4
PEG 20.40
CME's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CME: 20.40 )
CME' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 16.57
Current: 20.4

0.33
16.57
Shiller P/E 27.93
CME's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 56.56 vs. CME: 27.93 )
CME' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.4   Max: 83.52
Current: 27.93

14.4
83.52
Current Ratio 1.05
CME's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. CME: 1.05 )
CME' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 1.86
Current: 1.05

0.99
1.86
Quick Ratio 1.05
CME's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. CME: 1.05 )
CME' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 1.86
Current: 1.05

0.99
1.86

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.04
CME's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. CME: 2.04 )
CME' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.58
Current: 2.04

0.4
3.58
Dividend Payout 0.62
CME's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. CME: 0.62 )
CME' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.62

0.12
1.24
Dividend growth (3y) 25.10
CME's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CME: 25.10 )
CME' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 58.7
Current: 25.1

0
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.47
CME's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. CME: 5.47 )
CME' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 9.8
Current: 5.47

1.09
9.8
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
CME's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. CME: -0.20 )
CME' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -23.7
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.13
CME's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CME: 1.13 )
CME' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 5.77
Current: 1.13

0.59
5.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.29
CME's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CME: 1.29 )
CME' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.29

0.34
2.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
CME's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CME: 5.10 )
CME' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 44.3
Current: 5.1

2.7
44.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.34
CME's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Financial Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. CME: 3.34 )
CME' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 42.2
Current: 3.34

3.3
42.2

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Financial Exchanges
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CME Group Inc was founded in 1898 as a not-for-profit corporation. The Company through its futures exchanges and clearing houses, serves the risk management and investment needs of customers by offering products like futures and options, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather derivatives and real estate. Its products include exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives. It brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex electronic trading platform across the globe and its open outcry trading facilities in Chicago, New York City and Kansas City, and provides hosting, connectivity and customer support for electronic trading through co-location services. The Company's CME Direct technology offers side-by-side trading of exchange-listed and over-the-counter markets. It also provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for cleared over-the-counter derivatives transactions. Finally, it offers market data services including live quotes, delayed quotes, market reports and a comprehensive historical data service. The Company's customer base includes professional traders, financial institutions, institutional and individual investors, corporations, manufacturers, producers and governments. Its customers can access CME Globex trading platform internationally. Customers may be members of one or more of its CME, CBOT, NYMEX or COMEX exchanges. The industry in which the Company operates is highly competitive and expects competition to continue to intensify, especially in light of the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act. The Companys operation of futures exchanges is subject to extensive regulation by the CFTC under its principles-based approach which requires that its exchange subsidiaries satisfy the requirements of certain core principles relating to the operation and oversight of its markets and clearing house.
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