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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CRAI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. CRAI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CRAI' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 9.88 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.67
CRAI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CRAI: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CRAI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.7 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.67
0.43
0.8
Interest Coverage 24.56
CRAI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.91 vs. CRAI: 24.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CRAI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.74  Med: 14.61 Max: 40.47
Current: 24.56
2.74
40.47
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.01
M-Score: -2.92
WACC vs ROIC
9.29%
3.97%
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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Operating margin (%) 4.09
CRAI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. CRAI: 4.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CRAI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.38  Med: 6.17 Max: 13.7
Current: 4.09
-21.38
13.7
Net-margin (%) 3.00
CRAI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. CRAI: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CRAI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.6  Med: 3.3 Max: 8.26
Current: 3
-19.6
8.26
ROE (%) 4.49
CRAI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. CRAI: 4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CRAI' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.13  Med: 4.39 Max: 13.04
Current: 4.49
-22.13
13.04
ROA (%) 3.12
CRAI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. CRAI: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CRAI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.96  Med: 3.08 Max: 7.25
Current: 3.12
-15.96
7.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.90
CRAI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.19 vs. CRAI: 17.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CRAI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -96.59  Med: 38.03 Max: 90.48
Current: 17.9
-96.59
90.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.50
CRAI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CRAI: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CRAI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.3  Med: 10.5 Max: 22
Current: 7.5
-6.3
22
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

CRAI Guru Trades in Q1 2016

John Rogers 147,300 sh (New)
Zeke Ashton 104,000 sh (+192.96%)
Charles Brandes 85,580 sh (+42.77%)
Jim Simons 213,931 sh (+4.54%)
Chuck Royce 183,389 sh (-29.03%)
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Q2 2016

CRAI Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Charles Brandes 112,833 sh (+31.85%)
Jim Simons 236,700 sh (+10.64%)
John Rogers 151,500 sh (+2.85%)
Chuck Royce 158,389 sh (-13.63%)
Zeke Ashton 85,000 sh (-18.27%)
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Q3 2016

CRAI Guru Trades in Q3 2016

John Rogers 170,600 sh (+12.61%)
Jim Simons 251,600 sh (+6.29%)
Chuck Royce 99,389 sh (-37.25%)
Charles Brandes 62,143 sh (-44.92%)
Zeke Ashton 38,200 sh (-55.06%)
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Q4 2016

CRAI Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 325,731 sh (+29.46%)
John Rogers 172,200 sh (+0.94%)
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Charles Brandes 43,055 sh (-30.72%)
Chuck Royce 65,589 sh (-34.01%)
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 541618    SIC: 8111
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CRA International, Inc., is a consulting firm that provides economic, financial & management consulting services. It advises clients on litigation & regulatory proceedings & guides corporations through critical business & performance-related issues.

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.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 33.89
CRAI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
73% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.52 vs. CRAI: 33.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CRAI' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.83  Med: 22.52 Max: 151.59
Current: 33.89
10.83
151.59
PE(NRI) 33.89
CRAI's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
73% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.13 vs. CRAI: 33.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CRAI' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.83  Med: 22.52 Max: 151.59
Current: 33.89
10.83
151.59
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 13.43
CRAI's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. CRAI: 13.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CRAI' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 17.43 Max: 736.75
Current: 13.43
4
736.75
P/B 1.48
CRAI's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. CRAI: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CRAI' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.67
Current: 1.48
0.54
2.67
P/S 1.03
CRAI's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. CRAI: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CRAI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.03
0.51
1.93
PFCF 13.27
CRAI's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.48 vs. CRAI: 13.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CRAI' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.19  Med: 16.53 Max: 946.15
Current: 13.27
3.19
946.15
POCF 7.85
CRAI's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.97 vs. CRAI: 7.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CRAI' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.82  Med: 12.43 Max: 54.23
Current: 7.85
2.82
54.23
EV-to-EBIT 21.87
CRAI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.12 vs. CRAI: 21.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CRAI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.7  Med: 10.6 Max: 31.5
Current: 21.87
-3.7
31.5
EV-to-EBITDA 13.77
CRAI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
59% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.86 vs. CRAI: 13.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CRAI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.2  Med: 8.25 Max: 18.1
Current: 13.77
-4.2
18.1
Shiller P/E 58.85
CRAI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.94 vs. CRAI: 58.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CRAI' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.16  Med: 19.93 Max: 59.17
Current: 58.85
9.16
59.17
Current Ratio 1.78
CRAI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. CRAI: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CRAI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.63  Med: 2.73 Max: 4.34
Current: 1.78
1.63
4.34
Quick Ratio 1.78
CRAI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. CRAI: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CRAI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.63  Med: 2.73 Max: 4.34
Current: 1.78
1.63
4.34
Days Sales Outstanding 72.78
CRAI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 58.79 vs. CRAI: 72.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CRAI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 64.14  Med: 74.47 Max: 121.12
Current: 72.78
64.14
121.12
Days Payable 23.52
CRAI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
65% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.89 vs. CRAI: 23.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CRAI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.01  Med: 20.94 Max: 26.55
Current: 23.52
18.01
26.55

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.38
CRAI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
96% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CRAI: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CRAI' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.38
0
0.45
Forward Dividend Yield 1.50
CRAI's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
79% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. CRAI: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.36
CRAI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
95% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. CRAI: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CRAI' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.36
0
0.45
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.00
CRAI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. CRAI: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CRAI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.3  Med: -0.45 Max: 4
Current: 4
-12.3
4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.63
CRAI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. CRAI: 7.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CRAI' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 4.82 Max: 431.4
Current: 7.63
1.68
431.4
Price/Tangible Book 2.38
CRAI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. CRAI: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CRAI' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 3.04 Max: 19.25
Current: 2.38
1.22
19.25
Price/Projected FCF 1.09
CRAI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. CRAI: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CRAI' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.75 Max: 2.76
Current: 1.09
0.36
2.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.25
CRAI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CRAI: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CRAI' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.34 Max: 4.57
Current: 1.25
0.66
4.57
Price/Graham Number 1.89
CRAI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
51% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. CRAI: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CRAI' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 2.06 Max: 4.79
Current: 1.89
0.78
4.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.60
CRAI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. CRAI: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CRAI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.2  Med: 9.2 Max: 21.1
Current: 4.6
3.2
21.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -10.18
CRAI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. CRAI: -10.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CRAI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.6  Med: 5.4 Max: 33.3
Current: -10.18
-15.6
33.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $317.7
EPS (TTM) $ 1.10
Beta0.90
Short Percentage of Float1.01%
52-Week Range $16.66 - 40.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)8.36
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Chuck Royce Increases Stake in 3 Companies Jan 06 2014 
CRA International Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Feb 10 2011 
CRA International Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 12 2010 
CRA International Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Jun 21 2010 
CRA International Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Jan 29 2010 

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