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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 50.90
CRAI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. CRAI: 50.90 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 93.42
Current: 50.9

0.74
93.42
Equity to Asset 0.70
CRAI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CRAI: 0.70 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.7

0.42
0.78
Interest Coverage 32.26
CRAI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.89 vs. CRAI: 32.26 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.74   Max: 532.5
Current: 32.26

2.74
532.5
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.17
M-Score: -2.47
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 (%) 6.65
CRAI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. CRAI: 6.65 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.38   Max: 19.32
Current: 6.65

-21.38
19.32
Net-margin (%) 4.08
CRAI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. CRAI: 4.08 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.6   Max: 12.16
Current: 4.08

-19.6
12.16
ROE (%) 5.08
CRAI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. CRAI: 5.08 )
CRAI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.08   Max: 58.82
Current: 5.08

-25.08
58.82
ROA (%) 3.55
CRAI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. CRAI: 3.55 )
CRAI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.15   Max: 24.51
Current: 3.55

-18.15
24.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 46.99
CRAI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.29 vs. CRAI: 46.99 )
CRAI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -88.01   Max: 202.13
Current: 46.99

-88.01
202.13
Revenue Growth (%) -1.70
CRAI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CRAI: -1.70 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.3   Max: 22
Current: -1.7

-6.3
22
EBITDA Growth (%) 20.20
CRAI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. CRAI: 20.20 )
CRAI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.1   Max: 37.5
Current: 20.2

-43.1
37.5
EPS Growth (%) 83.90
CRAI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. CRAI: 83.90 )
CRAI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -55.3   Max: 83.9
Current: 83.9

-55.3
83.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CRAI Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Charles Brandes 24,239 sh (New)
Jim Simons 10,431 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,582,728 sh (-0.63%)
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Q2 2013

CRAI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Charles Brandes 36,854 sh (+52.04%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,572,528 sh (-0.64%)
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Q3 2013

CRAI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Charles Brandes 147,670 sh (+300.69%)
Chuck Royce 1,431,028 sh (-9%)
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Q4 2013

CRAI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Charles Brandes 157,050 sh (+6.35%)
Chuck Royce 1,048,111 sh (-26.76%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CRAI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Add 300.69%0.03%$17.77 - $21.48 $ 19.734%147670
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Add 52.04%$17.83 - $22.71 $ 19.732%36854
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$17.52 - $22.69 $ 19.73-4%24239
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 17.50
CRAI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. CRAI: 17.50 )
CRAI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.77   Max: 101.06
Current: 17.5

10.77
101.06
P/B 0.90
CRAI's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CRAI: 0.90 )
CRAI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 4.06
Current: 0.9

0.54
4.06
P/S 0.72
CRAI's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. CRAI: 0.72 )
CRAI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.32
Current: 0.72

0.53
2.32
PFCF 12.80
CRAI's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.63 vs. CRAI: 12.80 )
CRAI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.18   Max: 198.11
Current: 12.8

3.18
198.11
EV-to-EBIT 8.50
CRAI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. CRAI: 8.50 )
CRAI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 26.8
Current: 8.5

4.6
26.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.30
CRAI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. CRAI: 12.30 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 120.32
Current: 12.3

3.67
120.32
Price/Tangible Book 1.50
CRAI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CRAI: 1.50 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 13.03
Current: 1.5

1.43
13.03
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.60
CRAI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CRAI: 0.60 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.16
Current: 0.6

0.48
2.16
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
CRAI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CRAI: 0.70 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 3.22
Current: 0.7

0.63
3.22
Price/Graham Number 1.10
CRAI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CRAI: 1.10 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 4.48
Current: 1.1

0.84
4.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.80
CRAI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. CRAI: 11.80 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 21.6
Current: 11.8

3.7
21.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.91
CRAI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. CRAI: 4.91 )
CRAI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.1   Max: 32.8
Current: 4.91

-17.1
32.8

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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CRA International, Inc., is incorporated in Massachusetts. It is a consulting firm specializing in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services. The Company offers services in two broad areas: litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting and management consulting. In its litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting practices, it typically work closely with law firms on behalf of one or more companies involved in litigation or regulatory proceedings in such areas 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, providing high-quality research and analysis, expert testimony, and comprehensive support in litigation and regulatory proceedings in all areas of finance, accounting, economics, insurance, and forensic accounting and investigations. It has completed thousands of engagements for clients around the world, including 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. The market for economic and management consulting services is intensely competitive, highly fragmented, and subject to rapid change. It delivers its services through an international network of 19 coordinated offices.

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