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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 45.55
CRAI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
80% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CRAI: 45.55 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.51   Max: No Debt
Current: 45.55

Equity to Asset 0.73
CRAI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
86% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. CRAI: 0.73 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.73

0.43
0.8
Interest Coverage 32.26
CRAI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.23 vs. CRAI: 32.26 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 532.5
Current: 32.26

3.91
532.5
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.28
M-Score: -3.18
WACC vs ROIC
10.41%
7.29%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.64
CRAI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.76 vs. CRAI: 7.64 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.38   Max: 19.32
Current: 7.64

-21.38
19.32
Net-margin (%) 4.31
CRAI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CRAI: 4.31 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.6   Max: 12.16
Current: 4.31

-19.6
12.16
ROE (%) 5.90
CRAI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. CRAI: 5.90 )
CRAI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -22.13   Max: 29.7
Current: 5.9

-22.13
29.7
ROA (%) 4.25
CRAI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. CRAI: 4.25 )
CRAI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.96   Max: 17.37
Current: 4.25

-15.96
17.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 44.36
CRAI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.02 vs. CRAI: 44.36 )
CRAI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -96.74   Max: 404.26
Current: 44.36

-96.74
404.26
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.90
CRAI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CRAI: 0.90 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.3   Max: 22
Current: 0.9

-6.3
22
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.20
CRAI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. CRAI: 17.20 )
CRAI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.9   Max: 37.5
Current: 17.2

-33.9
37.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 67.10
CRAI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. CRAI: 67.10 )
CRAI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -55.3   Max: 67.1
Current: 67.1

-55.3
67.1
» CRAI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

CRAI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 9,572 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 157,365 sh (+0.2%)
Chuck Royce 1,030,111 sh (-1.72%)
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Q2 2014

CRAI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 31,331 sh (+227.32%)
Charles Brandes 156,530 sh (-0.53%)
Chuck Royce 916,194 sh (-11.06%)
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Q3 2014

CRAI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 65,261 sh (+108.3%)
Chuck Royce 865,958 sh (-5.48%)
Charles Brandes 26,175 sh (-83.28%)
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Q4 2014

CRAI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 86,131 sh (+31.98%)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Chuck Royce 718,850 sh (-16.99%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CRAI

(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
Charles Brandes 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$24.85 - $32.28 $ 30.092%0
Charles Brandes 2014-09-30 Reduce -83.28%0.04%$23.54 - $27.95 $ 30.0918%26175
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Add 300.69%0.03%$17.77 - $21.48 $ 30.0958%147670
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Add 52.04%$17.83 - $22.71 $ 30.0955%36854
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$17.52 - $22.69 $ 30.0946%24239
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.20
CRAI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.30 vs. CRAI: 22.20 )
CRAI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.77   Max: 368.14
Current: 22.2

10.77
368.14
Forward P/E 30.96
CRAI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CRAI: 30.96 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.10
CRAI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.20 vs. CRAI: 22.10 )
CRAI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.74   Max: 368.14
Current: 22.1

10.74
368.14
P/B 1.33
CRAI's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CRAI: 1.33 )
CRAI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 4.06
Current: 1.33

0.54
4.06
P/S 1.00
CRAI's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. CRAI: 1.00 )
CRAI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.32
Current: 1

0.53
2.32
PFCF 7.05
CRAI's PFCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.46 vs. CRAI: 7.05 )
CRAI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.18   Max: 198.11
Current: 7.05

3.18
198.11
POCF 6.51
CRAI's POCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.38 vs. CRAI: 6.51 )
CRAI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.81   Max: 55.86
Current: 6.51

2.81
55.86
EV-to-EBIT 10.43
CRAI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.79 vs. CRAI: 10.43 )
CRAI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3.7   Max: 51
Current: 10.43

-3.7
51
Current Ratio 2.08
CRAI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. CRAI: 2.08 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 4.34
Current: 2.08

1.73
4.34
Quick Ratio 2.08
CRAI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. CRAI: 2.08 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 4.34
Current: 2.08

1.73
4.34
Days Sales Outstanding 99.08
CRAI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 75.74 vs. CRAI: 99.08 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 64.14   Max: 131.2
Current: 99.08

64.14
131.2

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 429.86
CRAI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CRAI: 429.86 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.83   Max: 363.29
Current: 429.86

2.83
363.29
Price/Tangible Book 2.24
CRAI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 44.02 vs. CRAI: 2.24 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 19.13
Current: 2.24

1.22
19.13
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.97
CRAI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. CRAI: 0.97 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.76
Current: 0.97

0.36
2.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
CRAI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. CRAI: 1.01 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 4.46
Current: 1.01

0.55
4.46
Price/Graham Number 1.42
CRAI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
87% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CRAI: 1.42 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 4.71
Current: 1.42

0.8
4.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.60
CRAI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. CRAI: 9.60 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 21.5
Current: 9.6

2
21.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -10.73
CRAI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
53% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.63 vs. CRAI: -10.73 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.9   Max: 33.6
Current: -10.73

-19.9
33.6

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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CRA International, Inc., was founded in Massachusetts in 1965. The Company is a consulting firm specializing in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services. It advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guide corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. The Company offers services in two broad areas: litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting and management consulting. Through 19 offices located internationally, the Company provides services across 20 areas of functional expertise to a number of clients across 17 vertical industries. In its litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting practices, it works closely with law firms on behalf of companies involved in litigation or regulatory proceedings in areas such as antitrust, damages, labor and employment, and product liability. Its business is diversified across multiple dimensions, including service offerings and vertical industry coverage, as well as areas of functional expertise, client base, and geography. The Company provides consulting services to corporate clients and attorneys in a range of litigation and regulatory proceedings, provides research and analysis, testimonies, and support in litigation and regulatory proceedings in all areas of finance, accounting, economics, insurance, and forensic accounting and investigations. The management consulting practices offers a mix of industry and functional expertise to help companies address and solve their strategic, organizational, and operational business problems. Additionally, it facilitates clients to develop fresh approach by sharing industry insights, focusing on facts, and questioning tradition. The Company's clients include domestic and foreign corporations; federal, state, and local domestic government agencies; governments of foreign countries; public and private utilities; accounting firms; and national and international trade associations.
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