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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 0.81
CSC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.64 vs. CSC: 0.81 )
CSC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.81

0.03
0.88
Equity to Asset 0.33
CSC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. CSC: 0.33 )
CSC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.33

0.25
0.52
Interest Coverage 3.32
CSC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 403.68 vs. CSC: 3.32 )
CSC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.21   Max: 11.92
Current: 3.32

3.21
11.92
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.59
M-Score: -2.78
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 4.05
CSC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. CSC: 4.05 )
CSC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -27.38   Max: 7.64
Current: 4.05

-27.38
7.64
Net-margin (%) 6.41
CSC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. CSC: 6.41 )
CSC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -26.72   Max: 6.66
Current: 6.41

-26.72
6.66
ROE (%) 30.65
CSC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. CSC: 30.65 )
CSC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -152.64   Max: 30.65
Current: 30.65

-152.64
30.65
ROA (%) 8.54
CSC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. CSC: 8.54 )
CSC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -37.91   Max: 8.54
Current: 8.54

-37.91
8.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.58
CSC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 30.96 vs. CSC: 22.58 )
CSC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -147.41   Max: 33.87
Current: 22.58

-147.41
33.87
Revenue Growth (%) -2.60
CSC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. CSC: -2.60 )
CSC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.6   Max: 18.7
Current: -2.6

-2.6
18.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -9.90
CSC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CSC: -9.90 )
CSC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.9   Max: 20.5
Current: -9.9

-9.9
20.5
EPS Growth (%) -15.30
CSC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. CSC: -15.30 )
CSC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.3   Max: 43.1
Current: -15.3

-15.3
43.1
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

CSC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 16,500 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 7,275,010 sh (+156.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 124,643 sh (+8.5%)
David Dreman 58,311 sh (+0.05%)
Chuck Royce 1,900 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Brian Rogers 3,778,300 sh (-2.58%)
Dodge & Cox 10,868,392 sh (-24.67%)
David Einhorn 4,106,864 sh (-30.58%)
Jeremy Grantham 16,656 sh (-32.29%)
Steven Cohen 59,100 sh (-49.79%)
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Q3 2013

CSC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 86,600 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 15,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 11,420 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 82,288 sh (+39.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 173,488 sh (+39.19%)
Chuck Royce 1,900 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 10,627,420 sh (-2.22%)
Brian Rogers 3,678,300 sh (-2.65%)
Larry Robbins 6,571,110 sh (-9.68%)
David Einhorn 3,556,864 sh (-13.39%)
Jeremy Grantham 12,843 sh (-22.89%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,300 sh (-49.7%)
David Dreman 1,906 sh (-96.73%)
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Q4 2013

CSC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 16,026 sh (+93.08%)
Ray Dalio 14,620 sh (+28.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 185,195 sh (+6.75%)
David Einhorn 3,556,864 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,678,300 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,900 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 9,972,770 sh (-6.16%)
Larry Robbins 5,350,689 sh (-18.57%)
Steven Cohen 22,935 sh (-72.13%)
David Dreman 530 sh (-72.19%)
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Q1 2014

CSC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Brian Rogers 3,228,300 sh (-12.23%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CSC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -72.19%0.01%$49.26 - $55.83 $ 61.1816%530
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 28.02%$49.26 - $55.83 $ 61.1816%14620
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -96.73%0.09%$44.51 - $54.2 $ 61.1822%1906
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 39.19%0.08%$44.51 - $54.2 $ 61.1822%173488
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$44.51 - $54.2 $ 61.1822%11420
Dodge & Cox 2013-06-30 Reduce -24.67%0.21%$42.59 - $49.49 $ 61.1834%10868392
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$42.59 - $49.49 $ 61.1834%0
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$40.05 - $50.5 $ 61.1834%31569
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.27%$30.45 - $40.58 $ 61.1873%116836
Charles Brandes 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$30.45 - $40.58 $ 61.1873%0
Charles Brandes 2012-09-30 Reduce -39.16%0.02%$22.5 - $34.68 $ 61.18115%121958
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$22.5 - $34.68 $ 61.18115%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$23.32 - $29.89 $ 61.18130%0
Charles Brandes 2012-06-30 Add 59.92%0.02%$23.32 - $29.89 $ 61.18130%200465
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Add 30.45%$23.32 - $29.89 $ 61.18130%19276
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.03%$23.37 - $33.26 $ 61.18126%12337
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Reduce -76.54%0.02%$23.37 - $33.26 $ 61.18126%14776
Charles Brandes 2012-03-31 Add 168.34%0.02%$23.37 - $33.26 $ 61.18126%125355
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Reduce -96.17%0.63%$22.93 - $32.97 $ 61.18123%62976
John Hussman 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$22.93 - $32.97 $ 61.18123%0
James Barrow 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$22.93 - $32.97 $ 61.18123%0
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 New Buy0.01%$22.93 - $32.97 $ 61.18123%46715
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 64.33%0.26%$26.03 - $38.27 $ 61.1894%1644722
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1408%$26.03 - $38.27 $ 61.1893%0
James Barrow 2011-09-30 Reduce -82.26%0.13%$26.03 - $38.27 $ 61.1893%363754
John Hussman 2011-09-30 New Buy0.12%$26.03 - $38.27 $ 61.1893%286000
Dodge & Cox 2011-06-30 Add 20.68%0.12%$37.09 - $50.98 $ 61.1840%15648393
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.11%$37.09 - $50.98 $ 61.1840%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-06-30 Reduce -32.49%0.09%$37.09 - $50.98 $ 61.1840%801500
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.11%$45.79 - $56.54 $ 61.1822%7373
James Barrow 2011-03-31 Add 39.57%0.05%$45.79 - $56.54 $ 61.1822%1976014
John Hussman 2011-03-31 Sold Out $45.79 - $56.54 $ 61.1822%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Computer Sciences Corporation

David Einhorn Comments on Computer Sciences Corp - Jan 23, 2013

Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) is an IT consulting and outsourcing business. In 2011, the stock declined more than 50% due to deteriorating profitability, missed estimates, and controversy relating to the company's large contract with the U.K. National Health Service.We began purchasing shares in February 2012, after the company announced a change in management. We continued purchasing shares throughout the year and established a position at an average price of $27.78 per share. We view CSC as a fundamentally sound business that has had margins well below that of its peers as a result of organizational inefficiencies, historical mismanagement, and various non-recurring charges that obscured underlying earnings. In addition, the company owned several valuable assets, including its high-margin Equifax credit services affiliate that we believed could be monetized at an attractive multiple.

We believe that CSC has earnings power in excess of $4.00 per share and that the new management team is capable of turning the company around to achieve those earnings, and possibly more. The early results have been promising, as CSC has reported two quarters of above-consensus earnings, monetized its Equifax affiliate and initiated a share repurchase program. CSC shares closed the year at $40.05 each. While the stock has appreciated in response to management’s progress to date, we continue to believe that the company has significant opportunities for margin improvement, free cash flow conversion and capital deployment under the leadership of its well incentivized and shareholder-friendly management team.

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 11.70
CSC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. CSC: 11.70 )
CSC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.37   Max: 39.6
Current: 11.7

4.37
39.6
P/B 2.30
CSC's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. CSC: 2.30 )
CSC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.53
Current: 2.3

0.54
2.53
P/S 0.65
CSC's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CSC: 0.65 )
CSC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.65

0.22
0.76
PFCF 21.20
CSC's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. CSC: 21.20 )
CSC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.38   Max: 123.48
Current: 21.2

4.38
123.48
EV-to-EBIT 9.70
CSC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. CSC: 9.70 )
CSC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 28.9
Current: 9.7

6.3
28.9
Shiller P/E 277.20
CSC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
76% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. CSC: 277.20 )
CSC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.67   Max: 995.2
Current: 277.2

5.67
995.2

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.33
CSC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CSC: 1.33 )
CSC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.49
Current: 1.33

0.3
3.49
Dividend Payout 0.18
CSC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CSC: 0.18 )
CSC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.18

0.06
0.77
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.30
CSC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
59% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. CSC: 1.30 )
CSC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.49
Current: 1.3

0.3
3.49
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
CSC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. CSC: -0.20 )
CSC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.7   Max: -5.4
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 9.30
CSC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
73% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CSC: 9.30 )
CSC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 194.24
Current: 9.3

1.68
194.24
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
CSC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CSC: 1.00 )
CSC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 4.01
Current: 1

0.48
4.01
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
CSC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CSC: 1.30 )
CSC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.46
Current: 1.3

0.45
3.46
Price/Graham Number 2.30
CSC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
55% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CSC: 2.30 )
CSC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 10.05
Current: 2.3

0.92
10.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.30
CSC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. CSC: 10.30 )
CSC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 15.9
Current: 10.3

3.5
15.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.44
CSC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. CSC: 5.44 )
CSC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 20.3
Current: 5.44

5.9
20.3

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Information Technology Services
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Traded in other countries:CS9.Germany
Computer Sciences Corporation is a Nevada corporation founded in 1959. The company provides information technology and business process outsourcing, consulting, systems integration and other information technology services to its customers. The Company targets the delivery of these services within three lines of business or sectors: North American Public Sector (NPS), Managed Services Sector (MSS), and Business Solutions and Services (BSS). Its reportable segments includes : The NPS segment provides services to the U.S. federal government and its agencies, civil departments and branches of military, and operates principally within a regulatory environment subject to governmental contracting and accounting requirements, including Federal Acquisition Regulations, Cost Accounting Standards and audits by various U.S. federal agencies. The MSS segment provides large-scale infrastructure and application outsourcing solutions offerings as well as mid-size services delivery to customers globally. The BSS segment provides industry-specific consulting and systems integration services, business process outsourcing, and intellectual property-based software solutions. Geographically, CSC has major operations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. During fiscal 2013, the Company announced contract awards, or bookings, with a total contract value (TCV) of approximately $13.8 billion, consisting of $3.5 billion of NPS awards, $6.9 billion of MSS awards, and $3.4 billion of BSS awards. For NPS, announced values for indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity (IDIQ) awards represent the expected contract value at the time a task order is awarded under the contract. The acquisition complements and strengthens CSC's software products, healthcare integration and services portfolio, and its healthcare research and development capabilities as iSOFT provides advanced application solutions across both the public and private sectors. Its operations are subject to the local legal and political environments.

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