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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 0.69
CSC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. CSC: 0.69 )
CSC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.69

0.03
0.88
Equity to Asset 0.35
CSC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. CSC: 0.35 )
CSC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.35

0.25
0.52
Interest Coverage 7.20
CSC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2350.48 vs. CSC: 7.20 )
CSC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.21   Max: 11.92
Current: 7.2

3.21
11.92
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.73
M-Score: -3.02
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.33
CSC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. CSC: 8.33 )
CSC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -27.38   Max: 8.15
Current: 8.33

-27.38
8.15
Net-margin (%) 4.75
CSC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. CSC: 4.75 )
CSC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -26.72   Max: 6.66
Current: 4.75

-26.72
6.66
ROE (%) 16.47
CSC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2001 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. CSC: 16.47 )
CSC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -82.51   Max: 32.5
Current: 16.47

-82.51
32.5
ROA (%) 5.53
CSC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2086 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. CSC: 5.53 )
CSC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -31.07   Max: 8.57
Current: 5.53

-31.07
8.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.95
CSC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2071 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.79 vs. CSC: 42.95 )
CSC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -121.48   Max: 52.86
Current: 42.95

-121.48
52.86
Revenue Growth (%) -5.60
CSC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CSC: -5.60 )
CSC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.6   Max: 18.7
Current: -5.6

-5.6
18.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.80
CSC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. CSC: -1.80 )
CSC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.9   Max: 20.5
Current: -1.8

-9.9
20.5
EPS Growth (%) -1.50
CSC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. CSC: -1.50 )
CSC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.3   Max: 43.1
Current: -1.5

-16.3
43.1
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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%)
Brian Rogers 3,678,300 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,900 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 3,556,864 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 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

Jim Simons 16,426 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 6,810 sh (New)
David Dreman 2,413 sh (+355.28%)
Joel Greenblatt 511,073 sh (+175.96%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Larry Robbins 5,254,142 sh (-1.8%)
Brian Rogers 3,228,300 sh (-12.23%)
David Einhorn 3,100,000 sh (-12.84%)
Dodge & Cox 6,985,814 sh (-29.95%)
Steven Cohen 15,593 sh (-32.01%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,300 sh (-48.21%)
Ray Dalio 3,520 sh (-75.92%)
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Q2 2014

CSC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 811,900 sh (+4842.77%)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,265 sh (+168.25%)
Joel Greenblatt 777,766 sh (+52.18%)
David Dreman 2,601 sh (+7.79%)
Ray Dalio 3,720 sh (+5.68%)
Louis Moore Bacon 6,597 sh (-3.13%)
David Einhorn 2,325,000 sh (-25%)
Brian Rogers 2,328,300 sh (-27.88%)
Larry Robbins 3,595,901 sh (-31.56%)
Dodge & Cox 2,329,186 sh (-66.66%)
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Q3 2014

CSC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 51,583 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 29,000 sh (+339.59%)
Ray Dalio 13,990 sh (+276.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones 40,744 sh (+83%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,239,358 sh (+59.35%)
Larry Robbins 3,736,929 sh (+3.92%)
David Dreman 2,687 sh (+3.31%)
Brian Rogers 2,328,300 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn Sold Out
Jim Simons 723,300 sh (-10.91%)
Dodge & Cox 169,318 sh (-92.73%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CSC

(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
David Einhorn 2014-09-30 Sold Out 2%$56.63 - $65 $ 62.182%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 59.35%0.28%$56.63 - $65 $ 62.182%1239358
Dodge & Cox 2014-09-30 Reduce -92.73%0.13%$56.63 - $65 $ 62.182%169318
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy0.05%$56.63 - $65 $ 62.182%51583
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Add 276.08%$56.63 - $65 $ 62.182%13990
David Einhorn 2014-06-30 Reduce -25%0.7%$58.02 - $64.07 $ 62.181%2325000
Dodge & Cox 2014-06-30 Reduce -66.66%0.29%$58.02 - $64.07 $ 62.181%2329186
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 52.18%0.21%$58.02 - $64.07 $ 62.181%777766
Brian Rogers 2014-06-30 Reduce -27.88%0.2%$58.02 - $64.07 $ 62.181%2328300
David Einhorn 2014-03-31 Reduce -12.84%0.35%$53.4 - $63.61 $ 62.184%3100000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 175.96%0.3%$53.4 - $63.61 $ 62.184%511073
Dodge & Cox 2014-03-31 Reduce -29.95%0.17%$53.4 - $63.61 $ 62.184%6985814
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 355.28%0.01%$53.4 - $63.61 $ 62.184%2413
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -75.92%0.01%$53.4 - $63.61 $ 62.184%3520
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -72.19%0.01%$49.26 - $55.83 $ 62.1818%530
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 28.02%$49.26 - $55.83 $ 62.1818%14620
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Guru Investment Theses on Computer Sciences Corp

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.

From David Einhorn's fourth quarter letter.


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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 14.80
CSC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 58.20 vs. CSC: 14.80 )
CSC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.37   Max: 39.6
Current: 14.8

4.37
39.6
P/B 2.40
CSC's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. CSC: 2.40 )
CSC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.59
Current: 2.4

0.54
2.59
P/S 0.70
CSC's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CSC: 0.70 )
CSC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.7

0.22
0.76
PFCF 10.50
CSC's PFCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 84.60 vs. CSC: 10.50 )
CSC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.38   Max: 123.48
Current: 10.5

4.38
123.48
EV-to-EBIT 8.84
CSC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 34.56 vs. CSC: 8.84 )
CSC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -5.8   Max: 31.8
Current: 8.84

-5.8
31.8
Current Ratio 1.68
CSC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. CSC: 1.68 )
CSC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.68

0.89
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.68
CSC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. CSC: 1.68 )
CSC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.68

0.89
2.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.40
CSC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. CSC: 1.40 )
CSC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.49
Current: 1.4

0.3
3.49
Dividend Payout 0.21
CSC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CSC: 0.21 )
CSC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.21

0.06
0.77
Dividend growth (3y) 4.60
CSC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CSC: 4.60 )
CSC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.6
Current: 4.6

0
4.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.40
CSC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. CSC: 1.40 )
CSC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.49
Current: 1.4

0.3
3.49
Share Buyback Rate 1.30
CSC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 1390 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. CSC: 1.30 )
CSC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.7   Max: -5.4
Current: 1.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 10.43
CSC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. CSC: 10.43 )
CSC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 194.24
Current: 10.43

1.68
194.24
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.94
CSC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. CSC: 0.94 )
CSC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 4.01
Current: 0.94

0.48
4.01
Price/Median PS Value 1.35
CSC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. CSC: 1.35 )
CSC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.56
Current: 1.35

0.45
3.56
Price/Graham Number 2.48
CSC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.59 vs. CSC: 2.48 )
CSC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 10.05
Current: 2.48

0.92
10.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.30
CSC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2056 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CSC: 11.30 )
CSC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 15.2
Current: 11.3

3.1
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.83
CSC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.07 vs. CSC: 13.83 )
CSC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 22
Current: 13.83

5.9
22

Analyst Estimate

Mar15 Mar16
Revenue(Mil) 12,845 13,174
EPS($) 4.58 5.01
EPS without NRI($) 4.58 5.01

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Information Technology Services
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Traded in other countries:CS9.Germany,
Computer Sciences Corp is a Nevada corporation founded in 1959. The Company provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions. The Company has helped its clients develop and integrate their IT assets in support of operational efficiency, new growth initiatives and other business objectives. Its clients include commercial enterprises and the U.S. federal government, as well as state, local and non-U.S. government agencies. The Company serves approximately 2,500 clients in more than 70 countries. The Company has built a secure, flexible, private cloud infrastructure offering, BizCloud, for its enterprise as well as its government clients. In fiscal 2014, the Company increased its sales force and invested in a new global order entry system, Salesforce.com. The Company is also investing in next-generation offerings such as storage-as-a-service, CSC MyWorkstyle, MachinEdge, AppSEC on Demand, CSC Big Data as-a-Service, ClimatEdge for General Insurance, and Continuous Monitoring and Advanced Persistent Threat offerings. The Company's reportable segments are Global Business Services (GBS), Global Infrastructure Services (GIS), and North American Public Sector (NPS). Geographically, it has operations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. GBS provides technology solutions including consulting, applications services, and software, which address key business challenges within the customer's industry. GBS has three primary growth engines: end-to-end applications services; consulting services; and industry aligned next-generation software and solutions. GIS provides managed and virtual desktop solutions, unified communications and collaboration services, data center management, cyber security, compute and managed storage solutions to commercial clients. GIS also delivers CSC's next-generation Cloud offerings, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), private Cloud solutions, CloudMail and Storage as a Service (SaaS). GIS provides a portfolio of standard offerings that have predictable outcomes and measurable results while reducing business risk and operational costs for clients. NPS delivers IT, mission, and operations-related services to the Department of Defense, civil agencies of the U.S. federal government, as well as other foreign, state and local government agencies. Commensurate with the Company's strategy, NPS is leveraging its commercial best practices and next-generation technologies to bring scalable and more cost-effective IT solutions to government agencies that are seeking efficiency through innovation. The Company competes with large industrial firms, computer manufacturers and major aerospace firms. The Company's contracts with U.S. government agencies are subject to regulations, audits and cost adjustments by the U.S. government.
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