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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.08
CX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. CX: 0.08 )
CX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.21
Current: 0.08

0.04
0.21
Equity to Asset 0.27
CX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CX: 0.27 )
CX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.27

0.27
0.46
Interest Coverage 0.73
CX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.18 vs. CX: 0.73 )
CX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 5.96
Current: 0.73

0.3
5.96
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.70
M-Score: -2.53
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.46
CX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. CX: 7.46 )
CX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 29.75
Current: 7.46

2.48
29.75
Net-margin (%) -5.54
CX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. CX: -5.54 )
CX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.05   Max: 29.03
Current: -5.54

-13.05
29.03
ROE (%) -8.12
CX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.76 vs. CX: -8.12 )
CX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.98   Max: 22.53
Current: -8.12

-15.98
22.53
ROA (%) -2.18
CX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. CX: -2.18 )
CX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.58   Max: 9.83
Current: -2.18

-4.58
9.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.10
CX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.25 vs. CX: 7.10 )
CX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 19.65
Current: 7.1

1.9
19.65
Revenue Growth (%) -5.80
CX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CX: -5.80 )
CX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.2   Max: 33.2
Current: -5.8

-20.2
33.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.60
CX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
107% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CX: 1.60 )
CX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -52.9   Max: 33.6
Current: 1.6

-52.9
33.6
EPS Growth (%) -11.50
CX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CX: -11.50 )
CX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -81   Max: 57.8
Current: -11.5

-81
57.8
» CX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

CX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ken Fisher 3,761,325 sh (+13895.6%)
Howard Marks 111,084 sh (+80.33%)
Andreas Halvorsen 63,547,228 sh (+43.08%)
George Soros 7,027,332 sh (+12.44%)
Chris Davis 42,565 sh (+4%)
Steven Cohen 375,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Charles Brandes 15,816,850 sh (-6.11%)
Dodge & Cox 80,307 sh (-14.16%)
Mason Hawkins 41,227,246 sh (-20.31%)
Jeremy Grantham 55,468 sh (-61.41%)
Caxton Associates 1,147,260 sh (-66.9%)
Steven Cohen 163,789 sh (-74.36%)
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Q3 2013

CX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 330,500 sh (New)
Howard Marks 142,784 sh (+28.54%)
Ken Fisher 3,763,955 sh (+0.07%)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 79,742 sh (-0.7%)
Charles Brandes 15,686,334 sh (-0.83%)
George Soros 6,500,000 sh (-7.5%)
Mason Hawkins 35,375,663 sh (-14.19%)
Jeremy Grantham 44,328 sh (-20.08%)
Chris Davis 21,765 sh (-48.87%)
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Q4 2013

CX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Andreas Halvorsen 32,891,345 sh (New)
Jim Simons 866,269 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 131,500 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 5,197,372 sh (+11624.8%)
Howard Marks 1,751,663 sh (+1126.79%)
Charles Brandes 16,178,415 sh (+3.14%)
Chris Davis 21,765 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
Ken Fisher 3,760,930 sh (-0.08%)
Dodge & Cox 73,074 sh (-8.36%)
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Q1 2014

CX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

RS Investment Management 1,742,100 sh (New)
George Soros 402,720 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 4,177,600 sh (New)
Howard Marks 2,304,945 sh (+31.59%)
Jim Simons 1,120,370 sh (+29.33%)
Ken Fisher 4,322,010 sh (+14.92%)
Chris Davis 21,765 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 50,000 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 66,419 sh (-9.11%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,481,472 sh (-13.77%)
Charles Brandes 13,850,501 sh (-14.39%)
Caxton Associates 24,000 sh (-81.75%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Reduce -14.39%0.35%$11.5 - $13.4 $ 13.195%13850501
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.05%$11.058 - $12.885 $ 13.199%402720
Mason Hawkins 2013-12-31 Sold Out 2%$9.69 - $11.31 $ 13.1925%0
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.79%$9.69 - $11.31 $ 13.1925%0
Mason Hawkins 2013-09-30 Reduce -14.19%0.3%$9.96 - $11.99 $ 13.1919%35375663
Mason Hawkins 2013-06-30 Reduce -20.31%0.57%$9.27 - $11.93 $ 13.1922%41227246
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Reduce -6.11%0.15%$9.27 - $11.93 $ 13.1922%15816850
Mason Hawkins 2013-03-31 Reduce -37.86%1.33%$9.13 - $11.47 $ 13.1930%51732448
George Soros 2013-03-31 Add 216.3%0.61%$9.13 - $11.47 $ 13.1930%6250000
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Reduce -24.37%0.61%$9.13 - $11.47 $ 13.1930%16845844
Dodge & Cox 2013-03-31 Reduce -99.66%0.35%$9.13 - $11.47 $ 13.1930%93555
Charles Brandes 2012-12-31 Reduce -32.08%1.03%$7.82 - $9.25 $ 13.1957%21418439
Dodge & Cox 2012-12-31 Reduce -63.24%0.5%$7.82 - $9.25 $ 13.1957%26655794
Mason Hawkins 2012-09-30 Reduce -29.18%1.11%$5.88 - $7.92 $ 13.1992%94017299
George Soros 2012-09-30 New Buy0.26%$5.88 - $7.92 $ 13.1992%1900000
Mason Hawkins 2012-03-31 Reduce -27.18%1.17%$4.75 - $7.63 $ 13.19117%132525731
Mason Hawkins 2011-09-30 Add 10.98%0.26%$2.97 - $7.57 $ 13.19153%177317137
Charles Brandes 2011-09-30 Add 9.87%0.12%$2.97 - $7.57 $ 13.19153%44651322
Mason Hawkins 2011-06-30 Add 17.21%0.79%$6.75 - $8.18 $ 13.1978%159777900
Charles Brandes 2011-06-30 Add 5.88%0.14%$6.75 - $8.18 $ 13.1978%40638775
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Guru Investment Theses on Cemex SAB de CV

Mason Hawkins Comments on Cemex - Aug 13, 2013

Toward the end of the second quarter, we repurchased a small position in Cemex (CX) convertible bonds, which we sold earlier in the year after tightening spreads and a rising equity price pushed the price to our appraisal. More recently, the converts became attractive when investors broadly fled emerging markets, the peso weakened, and the Mexican government paused infrastructure spending. Longer term, we believe Mexico public improvements will increase, and Cemex also will benefit from recovery in the U.S.

From Mason Hawkins' semi-annual 2013 letter.
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Mason Hawkins Comments on Cemex
Toward the end of the second quarter, we repurchased a small position in Cemex (CX) convertible bonds, which we sold earlier in the year after tightening spreads and a rising equity price pushed the price to our appraisal. More recently, the converts became attractive when investors broadly fled emerging markets, the peso weakened, and the Mexican government paused infrastructure spending. Longer term, we believe Mexico public improvements will increase, and Cemex also will benefit from recovery in the U.S. Read more...
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/B 4.70
CX's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. CX: 4.70 )
CX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 4.7
Current: 4.7

0.2
4.7
P/S 1.33
CX's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CX: 1.33 )
CX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.63
Current: 1.33

0.14
1.63
EV-to-EBIT 62.50
CX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.82 vs. CX: 62.50 )
CX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2   Max: 128.9
Current: 62.5

2
128.9
Shiller P/E 96.80
CX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CX: 96.80 )
CX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 96.8
Current: 96.8

0.92
96.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.50
CX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CX: 3.50 )
CX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.03
Current: 3.5

0.21
3.03
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
CX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. CX: 1.20 )
CX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.59
Current: 1.2

0.15
0.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.60
CX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
56% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CX: 1.60 )
CX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 50.3
Current: 1.6

0.8
50.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.03
CX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.27 vs. CX: -0.03 )
CX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -25   Max: 77.8
Current: -0.03

-25
77.8

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
Compare:HCMLF, JHX, AHCHY, LFRGY, SHW » details
Traded in other countries:CXMSF.USA, CEXB.Germany, CEXA.Germany
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. was founded in 1906. It is a public stock corporation with variable capital (S.A.B. de C.V.) organized under the laws of the United Mexican States, or Mexico. It is a cement manufacturer with operations in North America, Europe, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. It is a holding company (parent) of entities which main activities are oriented to the construction industry, through 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. The mix is typically dried, then fed into a grinder which grinds the various materials in preparation for the kiln. The raw materials are calcined, or processed, at a very high temperature in a kiln, to produce clinker. Clinker is the intermediate product used in the manufacture of cement. It owns the registered trademarks for its brands in Mexico, such as 'Tolteca,' 'Monterrey,' 'Maya,' 'Anahuac,' 'Campana,' 'Gallo,' and 'Centenario.' 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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