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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.24
GGB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. GGB: 0.24 )
GGB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.24

Equity to Asset 0.52
GGB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. GGB: 0.52 )
GGB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.52

0.22
0.56
Interest Coverage 3.06
GGB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. GGB: 3.06 )
GGB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 9.91
Current: 3.06

0.66
9.91
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.75
M-Score: -2.63
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 (%) 6.91
GGB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. GGB: 6.91 )
GGB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 23.42
Current: 6.91

3.19
23.42
Net-margin (%) 3.97
GGB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. GGB: 3.97 )
GGB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.75   Max: 16.66
Current: 3.97

3.75
16.66
ROE (%) 5.22
GGB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. GGB: 5.22 )
GGB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.22   Max: 45.92
Current: 5.22

5.22
45.92
ROA (%) 2.72
GGB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. GGB: 2.72 )
GGB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 16.9
Current: 2.72

2.52
16.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.19
GGB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. GGB: 9.19 )
GGB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.74   Max: 36.83
Current: 9.19

3.74
36.83
Revenue Growth (%) -9.30
GGB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. GGB: -9.30 )
GGB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.3   Max: 44.4
Current: -9.3

-9.3
44.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -24.30
GGB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -6.50 vs. GGB: -24.30 )
GGB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.3   Max: 61.5
Current: -24.3

-24.3
61.5
EPS Growth (%) -24.20
GGB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -9.20 vs. GGB: -24.20 )
GGB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.9   Max: 91.7
Current: -24.2

-26.9
91.7
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

GGB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 62,837 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 2,258,430 sh (+0.42%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 3,235,535 sh (-5.57%)
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Q4 2013

GGB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Caxton Associates 117,700 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 2,556,642 sh (+13.2%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,293,505 sh (+1.79%)
Steven Cohen 12,124 sh (-80.71%)
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Q1 2014

GGB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 1,392,100 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 3,323,361 sh (+29.99%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,579,805 sh (+8.69%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Steven Cohen 11,090 sh (-8.53%)
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Q2 2014

GGB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 3,990,946 sh (+20.09%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,444,348 sh (-3.78%)
Jim Simons 331,900 sh (-76.16%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GGB

(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
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$6.84 - $9.47 $ 5.66-29%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy0.06%$6.83 - $10.8 $ 5.66-35%510000
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Preferred stocks of Gerdau SA

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
XGGB.Spain4.262.13Pfd Shs
GDUB.Germany4.211.68Pfd Shs

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.00
GGB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 35.10 vs. GGB: 12.00 )
GGB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 102.67
Current: 12

1.83
102.67
P/B 0.70
GGB's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. GGB: 0.70 )
GGB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 4.32
Current: 0.7

0.64
4.32
P/S 0.52
GGB's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. GGB: 0.52 )
GGB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.05
Current: 0.52

0.27
2.05
PFCF 16.50
GGB's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GGB: 16.50 )
GGB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 173.33
Current: 16.5

2.52
173.33
EV-to-EBIT 12.20
GGB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 29.62 vs. GGB: 12.20 )
GGB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 143.2
Current: 12.2

2.4
143.2
Shiller P/E 8.30
GGB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GGB: 8.30 )
GGB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 18.23
Current: 8.3

2.96
18.23
Current Ratio 2.82
GGB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. GGB: 2.82 )
GGB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 3.03
Current: 2.82

0.91
3.03
Quick Ratio 1.47
GGB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. GGB: 1.47 )
GGB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.02
Current: 1.47

0.54
2.02

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.92
GGB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. GGB: 0.92 )
GGB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 11.69
Current: 0.92

0.37
11.69
Dividend Payout 0.06
GGB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GGB: 0.06 )
GGB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 7.27
Current: 0.06

0.05
7.27
Dividend growth (3y) -51.30
GGB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
58% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -12.40 vs. GGB: -51.30 )
GGB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -58.1   Max: 194
Current: -51.3

-58.1
194
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.59
GGB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
76% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. GGB: 0.59 )
GGB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 7.66
Current: 0.59

0.24
7.66
Share Buyback Rate -6.10
GGB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. GGB: -6.10 )
GGB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.2   Max: -21.5
Current: -6.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.20
GGB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GGB: 1.20 )
GGB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 6.67
Current: 1.2

0.25
6.67
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
GGB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GGB: 0.50 )
GGB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 4.18
Current: 0.5

0.38
4.18
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
GGB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. GGB: 0.80 )
GGB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.69
Current: 0.8

0.21
2.69
Price/Graham Number 0.80
GGB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. GGB: 0.80 )
GGB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.9
Current: 0.8

0.19
2.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.00
GGB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. GGB: 8.00 )
GGB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 42.2
Current: 8

0.7
42.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.23
GGB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. GGB: -0.23 )
GGB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -13.1   Max: 57.1
Current: -0.23

-13.1
57.1

Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel
Compare:TS, NSSMY, SID, PKX, NUE » details
Traded in other countries:XGGB.Spain, GDUA.Germany, GDUB.Germany
Gerdau SA is a Brazilian corporation that was incorporated on November 20, 1961 under the laws of Brazil. The Company through its subsidiaries produces long steel and flat steel items through the process of fabrication in electrical furnaces from scrap metal and purchased pig iron, as well as by manufacturing steel from iron ore in the blast furnace.
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