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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. CX: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CX' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.24 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.25
CX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CX: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CX' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.25
0.25
0.45
Interest Coverage 1.01
CX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.89 vs. CX: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.98 Max: 5.96
Current: 1.01
0.63
5.96
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.69
WACC vs ROIC
23.92%
19.20%
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 9.08
CX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.17 vs. CX: 9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CX' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.84  Med: 8.07 Max: 16.23
Current: 9.08
5.84
16.23
Net-margin (%) -1.26
CX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. CX: -1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CX' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.05  Med: -1.26 Max: 13.78
Current: -1.26
-13.05
13.78
ROE (%) -2.11
CX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. CX: -2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CX' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.19  Med: -2.22 Max: 24.33
Current: -2.11
-14.19
24.33
ROA (%) -0.55
CX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. CX: -0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CX' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.69  Med: -0.56 Max: 9.71
Current: -0.55
-4.69
9.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.38
CX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. CX: 10.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.68  Med: 6.85 Max: 22.91
Current: 10.38
-4.68
22.91
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.70
CX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CX: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CX' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.9  Med: 5.80 Max: 32.9
Current: 2.7
-17.9
32.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.80
CX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. CX: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CX' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.4  Med: 8.15 Max: 33.2
Current: 15.8
-48.4
33.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -36.00
CX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CX: -36.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CX' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -79.2  Med: -0.40 Max: 57.4
Current: -36
-79.2
57.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

CX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Richard Snow 30,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 11,010 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 632,977 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 28,114,590 sh (+80.32%)
Howard Marks 5,828,183 sh (+38.35%)
Chris Davis 22,635 sh (+4.00%)
Ken Fisher 4,504,635 sh (+2.37%)
Larry Robbins Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 55,528 sh (-0.20%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,040,218 sh (-25.88%)
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Q2 2015

CX Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Pioneer Investments 119,839 sh (New)
John Burbank 104,000 sh (New)
Richard Snow 114,400 sh (+266.67%)
Ken Fisher 5,432,715 sh (+15.96%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,213,602 sh (+4.33%)
Howard Marks 6,212,533 sh (+2.49%)
Charles Brandes 29,689,854 sh (+1.54%)
Chris Davis 23,540 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 10,528 sh (-8.06%)
Dodge & Cox 42,200 sh (-26.93%)
First Eagle Investment 411,032 sh (-37.56%)
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Q3 2015

CX Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Richard Snow 1,496,910 sh (+1208.49%)
Howard Marks 6,623,880 sh (+6.62%)
Ken Fisher 5,437,920 sh (+0.10%)
Pioneer Investments 119,839 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 23,540 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 10,525 sh (-0.03%)
Charles Brandes 29,293,810 sh (-1.33%)
Dodge & Cox 30,000 sh (-28.91%)
Jeremy Grantham 105,450 sh (-95.24%)
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Q4 2015

CX Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Charles Brandes 33,370,688 sh (+13.92%)
Ken Fisher 5,437,906 sh (unchged)
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Guru Investment Theses on Cemex SAB de CV

Brandes Investment Trust Comments on Cemex - Feb 08, 2016

Holdings in Mexico hurt returns in the fourth quarter, notably cement company Cemex (NYSE:CX). With the majority of Cemex’s debt denominated in U.S. dollars, concerns about the impact of rising U.S. interest rates have added to investor worries over intensifying competition in the company’s home market. Although leverage remains a key concern for Cemex, it is not, in our opinion, as big of a risk as it was a few years ago. We have been encouraged by the initiatives the company’s management has taken in terming out debt maturities, locking in lower interest rates, successfully negotiating with key creditors, and minimizing shareholder dilution. Moreover, while rising U.S. rates may be a near-term concern, we view Cemex primarily as a U.S.-dollar denominated business and believe the company has the ability to preserve its long-term earnings power by potentially increasing its prices to offset the impact of any foreign-currency devaluations.



Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund fourth quarter commentary.



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Brandes Investment Trust Comments on Cemex Guru stock highlight
Holdings in Mexico hurt returns in the fourth quarter, notably cement company Cemex (NYSE:CX). With the majority of Cemex’s debt denominated in U.S. dollars, concerns about the impact of rising U.S. interest rates have added to investor worries over intensifying competition in the company’s home market. Although leverage remains a key concern for Cemex, it is not, in our opinion, as big of a risk as it was a few years ago. We have been encouraged by the initiatives the company’s management has taken in terming out debt maturities, locking in lower interest rates, successfully negotiating with key creditors, and minimizing shareholder dilution. Moreover, while rising U.S. rates may be a near-term concern, we view Cemex primarily as a U.S.-dollar denominated business and believe the company has the ability to preserve its long-term earnings power by potentially increasing its prices to offset the impact of any foreign-currency devaluations. Read more...

Ratios

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Forward P/E 7.45
CX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.89 vs. CX: 7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.82
CX's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. CX: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CX' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 1.23 Max: 2.95
Current: 0.82
0.19
2.95
P/S 0.67
CX's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. CX: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CX' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.82
Current: 0.67
0.17
1.82
EV-to-EBIT 7.99
CX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.15 vs. CX: 7.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.9  Med: 11.35 Max: 119.4
Current: 7.99
-43.9
119.4
EV-to-EBITDA 4.02
CX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
93% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. CX: 4.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: 8.00 Max: 17.7
Current: 4.02
-0.2
17.7
Shiller P/E 4.46
CX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.71 vs. CX: 4.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CX' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 4.41 Max: 9.81
Current: 4.46
1.32
9.81
Current Ratio 1.02
CX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CX: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.27
Current: 1.02
0.42
1.27
Quick Ratio 0.77
CX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CX: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.70 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.77
0.31
0.93
Days Inventory 43.83
CX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
80% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 81.07 vs. CX: 43.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CX' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.38  Med: 44.87 Max: 50.18
Current: 43.83
32.38
50.18
Days Sales Outstanding 59.05
CX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
52% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 59.38 vs. CX: 59.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.45  Med: 45.37 Max: 57.98
Current: 59.05
37.45
57.98

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.82
CX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CX: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CX' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 1.42 Max: 5.85
Current: 0.82
0.19
5.85
Price/Projected FCF 1.20
CX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. CX: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CX' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.70 Max: 3.41
Current: 1.2
0.24
3.41
Price/Median PS Value 0.88
CX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CX: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CX' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.32
Current: 0.88
0.32
2.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.50
CX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. CX: 12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 7.60 Max: 469.7
Current: 12.5
0.8
469.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.90
CX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.04 vs. CX: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CX' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.3  Med: 5.70 Max: 45.2
Current: 3.9
-35.3
45.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $15024
EPS $ -0.14
Beta1.26
Short Percentage of Float3.30%
52-Week Range $3.64 - 10.48
Shares Outstanding(Mil)1262.27

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 14,311 15,121 16,472 18,330
EPS($) 0.12 0.25 0.65 0.88
EPS without NRI($) 0.12 0.25 0.65 0.88

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Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Traded in other countries:CX.Argentina, CEXB.Germany, CEMEX CPO.Mexico, CXMSF.USA,
Cemex SAB de CV was founded in 1906. The Company is engaged in the production, marketing, distribution and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates and other construction materials. Cement is a binding agent, which, when mixed with sand, stone or other aggregates and water, produces either ready-mix concrete or mortar. It manufactures cement through a closely controlled chemical process, which begins with the mining and crushing of limestone and clay, and, in some instances, other raw materials. The clay and limestone are then pre-homogenized, a process which consists of combining different types of clay and limestone. It owns the registered trademarks for its brands in Mexico, such as 'Tolteca,' 'Monterrey,' 'Maya,' 'Anahuac,' 'Campana,' 'Gallo,' and 'Centenario.' The Company's competitors includes Lafarge Tarmac, Heidelberg, Aggregate Industries ,Hope Construction Materials , Dyckerhoff, Holcim, Schwenk Lafarge, Italcementi and Vicat. The Company's operations are subject to laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment in the various jurisdictions in which it operates, such as regulations regarding the release of cement dust into the air or emissions of greenhouse gases.
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Brandes Investment Trust Comments on Cemex Feb 08 2016 
Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund 4th Quarter Commentary Feb 08 2016 
Richard Snow Makes Huge Increases in Big-Name Stocks Jan 08 2016 
CEMEX Can Overcome Balance Sheet Woes Dec 31 2015 
Chris Davis' Stocks Trading Below the Peter Lynch Value Nov 18 2015 
Dodge & Cox Funds 2015 Fixed Income Mid-Year Review Aug 24 2015 
Betting on Mexico's Next Infrastructure Boom Jan 20 2014 
Should You Bet on Cemex's Shares? Jan 09 2014 
Top Five Guru-Held Central American Companies Dec 05 2013 
Rob Citrone's Mexican Bets Dec 02 2013 

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