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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 210.88
CRAI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. CRAI: 210.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 7.83 Max: N/A
Current: 210.88
Equity to Asset 0.72
CRAI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CRAI: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.70 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.72
0.43
0.8
Interest Coverage 40.47
CRAI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 44.88 vs. CRAI: 40.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.91  Med: 18.12 Max: 532.5
Current: 40.47
3.91
532.5
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.79
M-Score: -2.80
WACC vs ROIC
8.84%
7.05%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.19
CRAI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. CRAI: 7.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.38  Med: 11.01 Max: 19.32
Current: 7.19
-21.38
19.32
Net-margin (%) 4.29
CRAI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. CRAI: 4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.6  Med: 6.88 Max: 12.16
Current: 4.29
-19.6
12.16
ROE (%) 6.02
CRAI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.33 vs. CRAI: 6.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CRAI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -22.13  Med: 11.37 Max: 29.7
Current: 6.02
-22.13
29.7
ROA (%) 4.33
CRAI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. CRAI: 4.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CRAI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.96  Med: 7.22 Max: 17.37
Current: 4.33
-15.96
17.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 34.17
CRAI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.08 vs. CRAI: 34.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CRAI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -96.59  Med: 57.84 Max: 404.26
Current: 34.17
-96.59
404.26
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.90
CRAI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CRAI: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.3  Med: 10.60 Max: 22
Current: 2.9
-6.3
22
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.10
CRAI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CRAI: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CRAI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.9  Med: 9.00 Max: 37.5
Current: -1.1
-33.9
37.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.20
CRAI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CRAI: -4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CRAI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -55.3  Med: 6.85 Max: 67.1
Current: -4.2
-55.3
67.1
» CRAI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CRAI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 65,261 sh (+108.30%)
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%)
Chuck Royce 718,850 sh (-16.99%)
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Q1 2015

CRAI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 108,431 sh (+25.89%)
Chuck Royce 690,263 sh (-3.98%)
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Q2 2015

CRAI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 161,145 sh (+48.62%)
Chuck Royce 592,450 sh (-14.17%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.38
CRAI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. CRAI: 16.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CRAI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.77  Med: 22.53 Max: 368.14
Current: 16.38
10.77
368.14
Forward P/E 33.33
CRAI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. CRAI: 33.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.90
CRAI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
62% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.70 vs. CRAI: 15.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CRAI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.74  Med: 22.51 Max: 368.14
Current: 15.9
10.74
368.14
P/B 0.95
CRAI's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. CRAI: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CRAI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.15 Max: 4.03
Current: 0.95
0.54
4.03
P/S 0.71
CRAI's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CRAI: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CRAI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.94 Max: 2.32
Current: 0.71
0.53
2.32
PFCF 13.46
CRAI's PFCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. CRAI: 13.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CRAI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.18  Med: 17.85 Max: 198.11
Current: 13.46
3.18
198.11
POCF 7.82
CRAI's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.67 vs. CRAI: 7.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CRAI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.81  Med: 13.11 Max: 55.86
Current: 7.82
2.81
55.86
EV-to-EBIT 8.56
CRAI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. CRAI: 8.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CRAI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3.7  Med: 11.60 Max: 51
Current: 8.56
-3.7
51
Current Ratio 2.19
CRAI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. CRAI: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.73  Med: 2.78 Max: 4.34
Current: 2.19
1.73
4.34
Quick Ratio 2.19
CRAI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. CRAI: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.73  Med: 2.78 Max: 4.34
Current: 2.19
1.73
4.34
Days Sales Outstanding 68.95
CRAI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
61% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.90 vs. CRAI: 68.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 64.14  Med: 81.44 Max: 131.2
Current: 68.95
64.14
131.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.32
CRAI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.39 vs. CRAI: 3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.68  Med: 4.82 Max: 431.4
Current: 3.32
1.68
431.4
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
CRAI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. CRAI: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.22  Med: 3.34 Max: 19.25
Current: 1.6
1.22
19.25
Price/Projected FCF 0.68
CRAI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CRAI: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.78 Max: 2.76
Current: 0.68
0.36
2.76
Price/Median PS Value 0.75
CRAI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CRAI: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.27 Max: 4.68
Current: 0.75
0.58
4.68
Price/Graham Number 1.05
CRAI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. CRAI: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 2.13 Max: 4.68
Current: 1.05
0.8
4.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 11.60
CRAI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. CRAI: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2  Med: 8.40 Max: 21.5
Current: 11.6
2
21.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -8.82
CRAI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. CRAI: -8.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CRAI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -19.9  Med: 6.90 Max: 33.6
Current: -8.82
-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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