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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.31
CST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. CST: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CST' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.41 Max: N/A
Current: 0.31
Equity to Asset 0.23
CST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. CST: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CST' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.74
Current: 0.23
0.2
0.74
Interest Coverage 6.00
CST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
74% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 33.31 vs. CST: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.29  Med: 160.91 Max: 322
Current: 6
7.29
322
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.10
M-Score: -1.89
WACC vs ROIC
7.65%
13.17%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.90
CST's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. CST: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CST' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.86  Med: 2.44 Max: 2.57
Current: 2.9
1.86
2.57
Net-margin (%) 1.79
CST's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. CST: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CST' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.58 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.79
1.09
1.69
ROE (%) 26.70
CST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. CST: 26.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CST' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.65  Med: 27.78 Max: 32.76
Current: 26.7
14.65
32.76
ROA (%) 6.24
CST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. CST: 6.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CST' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.73  Med: 6.89 Max: 24.02
Current: 6.24
6.73
24.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.80
CST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.87 vs. CST: 18.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.79  Med: 20.35 Max: 45.02
Current: 18.8
17.79
45.02
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

CST Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 450,000 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 1,032,852 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,353,200 sh (+65.33%)
Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (+32.45%)
Third Avenue Management 161,481 sh (+9.02%)
David Dreman Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,537,772 sh (-3.70%)
Jeff Auxier 43,867 sh (-4.32%)
John Keeley 1,444,613 sh (-6.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 40,126 sh (-38.43%)
David Abrams 794,686 sh (-70.20%)
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Q2 2015

CST Guru Trades in Q2 2015

David Dreman 144 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 3,610,641 sh (+249.58%)
Steven Cohen 207,000 sh (+107.00%)
Mario Gabelli 1,722,217 sh (+11.99%)
Third Avenue Management 174,845 sh (+8.28%)
Jim Simons 1,392,000 sh (+2.87%)
Louis Moore Bacon 450,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 43,312 sh (-1.27%)
John Keeley 1,389,773 sh (-3.80%)
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Q3 2015

CST Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 10,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 369,700 sh (+78.60%)
John Keeley 1,583,939 sh (+13.97%)
Third Avenue Management 177,570 sh (+1.56%)
Jeff Auxier 43,312 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 144 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Alan Fournier 3,470,241 sh (-3.89%)
Mario Gabelli 1,589,882 sh (-7.68%)
Jim Simons 910,700 sh (-34.58%)
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Q4 2015

CST Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 1,707,637 sh (+7.41%)
Jeff Auxier 43,312 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 737,800 sh (-18.99%)
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Gabelli Asset Management Comments on CST Brands - May 13, 2014

CST Brands Inc. (0.4%) (NYSE:CST)(CST - $31.24 - NYSE), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the largest independent convenience store operators in North America, with 1,900 stores located in nine U.S. midwest states and Canada. The company was spun-off by Valero on May 1, 2013. CST's store-base is concentrated in markets with above average population growth; 849 of the 1,034 total U.S. stores are located in three states with projected cumulative population growth of over 15% over the next decade: Texas (628), Colorado (158) and Arizona (63). CST owns the majority of its real estate, which mitigates lease risk and should provide downside protection. We estimate the real estate to be worth in the range of $1.5 billion to $2 billion or ~$20 to $26 per CST share. CST has generated $12.8 billion in revenue and $366 million of EBITDA during 2013.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value 25 Fund first quarter 2014 shareholder commentary.

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Gabelli Asset Management Comments on CST Brands - May 13, 2014

CST Brands Inc. (0.4%) (NYSE:CST)(CST - $31.24 - NYSE), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the largest independent convenience store operators in North America, with 1,900 stores located in nine U.S. midwest states and Canada. The company was spun-off by Valero on May 1, 2013. CST's store-base is concentrated in markets with above average population growth; 849 of the 1,034 total U.S. stores are located in three states with projected cumulative population growth of over 15% over the next decade: Texas (628), Colorado (158) and Arizona (63). CST owns the majority of its real estate, which mitigates lease risk and should provide downside protection. We estimate the real estate to be worth in the range of $1.5 billion to $2 billion or ~$20 to $26 per CST share. CST has generated $12.8 billion in revenue and $366 million of EBITDA during 2013.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value 25 Fund first quarter 2014 shareholder commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on CST Brands Inc. - Feb 19, 2014

CST Brands Inc. (0.4%) (CST)($36.72 - NYSE), headquartered in San Antonio, TX, is one of the largest independent convenience store operators in North America, with 1,900 stores located in nine U.S. Midwest states and Canada. The company was spun-off by Valero on May 1, 2013. CST's store-base is concentrated in markets with above average population growth; 849 of the 1,034 total U.S. stores are located in three states with projected cumulative population growth of over 15% over the next decade: Texas (628), Colorado (158) and Arizona (63). CST owns the majority of its real estate, which mitigates lease risk and should provide downside protection; we estimate the real estate to be worth in the range of $1.5 billion to $2 billion or ~$20 to $26 per CST share. CST has generated $13 billion in revenue and $387 million of pro forma EBITDA over the trailing twelve month period.



From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 11.50
CST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. CST: 11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CST' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.5  Med: 16.39 Max: 23.73
Current: 11.5
11.5
23.73
Forward P/E 14.53
CST's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. CST: 14.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.99
CST's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. CST: 11.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CST' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.99  Med: 16.65 Max: 25.14
Current: 11.99
11.99
25.14
P/B 2.80
CST's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. CST: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CST' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 3.95 Max: 4.74
Current: 2.8
2.8
4.74
P/S 0.21
CST's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CST: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CST' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.27
Current: 0.21
0.17
0.27
PFCF 23.93
CST's PFCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. CST: 23.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CST' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.65  Med: 28.16 Max: 62.08
Current: 23.93
6.65
62.08
POCF 6.27
CST's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.57 vs. CST: 6.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CST' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.15  Med: 7.26 Max: 10.72
Current: 6.27
4.15
10.72
EV-to-EBIT 11.94
CST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.16 vs. CST: 11.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.2  Med: 12.90 Max: 15.8
Current: 11.94
10.2
15.8
EV-to-EBITDA 7.53
CST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
65% of the 1156 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.33 vs. CST: 7.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 8.70 Max: 10.4
Current: 7.53
7.1
10.4
Current Ratio 1.32
CST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CST: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.27  Med: 1.51 Max: 2.1
Current: 1.32
1.27
2.1
Quick Ratio 0.99
CST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. CST: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.15 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.99
0.91
1.35
Days Inventory 7.21
CST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 86.91 vs. CST: 7.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 6.52 Max: 6.96
Current: 7.21
3.04
6.96
Days Sales Outstanding 4.91
CST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.65 vs. CST: 4.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.2  Med: 3.51 Max: 3.55
Current: 4.91
3.2
3.55
Days Payable 6.63
CST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
95% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 52.46 vs. CST: 6.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.89  Med: 3.09 Max: 4.99
Current: 6.63
2.89
4.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.74
CST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
88% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. CST: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CST' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.74
0.19
0.76
Dividend Payout 0.09
CST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. CST: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CST' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.09
0.05
0.45
Forward Dividend Yield 0.75
CST's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
90% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. CST: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.74
CST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
87% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. CST: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CST' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.74
0.19
0.76

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 25.05
CST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. CST: 25.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CST' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.16  Med: 4.44 Max: 39.65
Current: 25.05
4.16
39.65
Price/Median PS Value 0.98
CST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CST: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CST' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.98
0.81
1.25
Price/Graham Number 3.66
CST's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
86% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CST: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CST' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 1.99 Max: 5.54
Current: 3.66
1.6
5.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.39
CST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. CST: 8.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.3  Med: 7.70 Max: 9.8
Current: 8.39
6.3
9.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $12188
EPS $ 2.83
Beta1.11
Short Percentage of Float5.28%
52-Week Range $32.28 - 44.87
Shares Outstanding(Mil)75.61

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 9,915 10,742 11,566 12,159
EPS($) 2.05 1.90 2.30 2.75
EPS without NRI($) 2.05 1.90 2.30 2.75

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:CBU.Germany, CST.Mexico,
CST Brands Inc is a retailer of transportation fuels and convenience goods in North America. In the United States, each of Company's Corner Stores sells approximately 5,000 gallons of Valero fuels. The Company also offers snack foods, tobacco products, beverages and fresh foods including its own signature brands. Its offerings include fresh choices sandwiches, salads, and packaged goods; U Force energy drinks; Cibolo Mountain coffees; Transit Cafe coffee and bakery; FC bottled sodas, and Flavors 2 Go fountain sodas.
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