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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.25
GGB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. GGB: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GGB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.26 Max: N/A
Current: 0.25
Equity to Asset 0.50
GGB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. GGB: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GGB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.5
0.22
0.56
Interest Coverage 2.46
GGB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
82% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 14.96 vs. GGB: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GGB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 2.89 Max: 9.91
Current: 2.46
0.66
9.91
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.37
M-Score: -2.27
WACC vs ROIC
7.67%
7.64%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.43
GGB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. GGB: 6.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GGB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.19  Med: 15.55 Max: 23.42
Current: 6.43
3.19
23.42
Net-margin (%) 3.06
GGB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. GGB: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GGB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 7.21 Max: 16.66
Current: 3.06
3.3
16.66
ROE (%) 4.09
GGB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. GGB: 4.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GGB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.49  Med: 18.91 Max: 57.25
Current: 4.09
4.49
57.25
ROA (%) 2.09
GGB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. GGB: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GGB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.17  Med: 6.69 Max: 19.25
Current: 2.09
2.17
19.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.97
GGB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.67 vs. GGB: 4.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GGB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.07  Med: 23.76 Max: 48.62
Current: 4.97
8.07
48.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
GGB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. GGB: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GGB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.5  Med: 13.90 Max: 51.4
Current: 5
-10.5
51.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.60
GGB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. GGB: -3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GGB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22.8  Med: 7.30 Max: 67.8
Current: -3.6
-22.8
67.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -12.40
GGB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -8.20 vs. GGB: -12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GGB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.2  Med: 3.45 Max: 99.7
Current: -12.4
-31.2
99.7
» GGB's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2014

GGB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ken Fisher 4,139,049 sh (+3.71%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,534,648 sh (+2.62%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2014

GGB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 2,182,300 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,559 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 6,094,648 sh (+72.43%)
Ken Fisher 5,225,385 sh (+26.25%)
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Q1 2015

GGB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 2,464,300 sh (+12.92%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 5,840,548 sh (-4.17%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 8.58
GGB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. GGB: 8.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GGB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.78  Med: 12.98 Max: 100.73
Current: 8.58
1.78
100.73
Forward P/E 7.24
GGB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 11.63 vs. GGB: 7.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.80
GGB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. GGB: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GGB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.78  Med: 13.03 Max: 151.63
Current: 8.8
1.78
151.63
P/B 0.32
GGB's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. GGB: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GGB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.43 Max: 4.73
Current: 0.32
0.32
4.73
P/S 0.26
GGB's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. GGB: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GGB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.74 Max: 1.6
Current: 0.26
0.27
1.6
PFCF 10.95
GGB's PFCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. GGB: 10.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
GGB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.12  Med: 14.41 Max: 197.27
Current: 10.95
3.12
197.27
POCF 3.35
GGB's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. GGB: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GGB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 6.56 Max: 40.54
Current: 3.35
1.9
40.54
EV-to-EBIT 19.94
GGB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 13.52 vs. GGB: 19.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GGB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 12.30 Max: 130.9
Current: 19.94
2.7
130.9
Shiller P/E 6.52
GGB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. GGB: 6.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GGB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.88  Med: 8.93 Max: 13.96
Current: 6.52
4.88
13.96
Current Ratio 2.84
GGB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. GGB: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GGB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 2.23 Max: 3.03
Current: 2.84
0.91
3.03
Quick Ratio 1.58
GGB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. GGB: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GGB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.23 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.58
0.54
2.02
Days Inventory 89.66
GGB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 74.49 vs. GGB: 89.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GGB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 71.76  Med: 91.85 Max: 132.14
Current: 89.66
71.76
132.14
Days Sales Outstanding 45.34
GGB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 53.09 vs. GGB: 45.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GGB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.99  Med: 37.82 Max: 70.38
Current: 45.34
31.99
70.38

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.08
GGB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
81% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. GGB: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
GGB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 2.33 Max: 6.69
Current: 2.08
0.38
6.69
Dividend Payout 0.16
GGB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
83% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. GGB: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
GGB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.30 Max: 6.92
Current: 0.16
0.05
6.92
Dividend growth (3y) 1.40
GGB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
59% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -11.60 vs. GGB: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
GGB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -30.20 Max: 53.6
Current: 1.4
0
53.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.30
GGB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. GGB: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
GGB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.48 Max: 4.24
Current: 1.3
0.24
4.24
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
GGB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. GGB: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
GGB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.2  Med: -1.80 Max: -21.5
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.60
GGB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
67% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. GGB: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GGB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.94 Max: 6.53
Current: 0.6
0.21
6.53
Price/Projected FCF 0.26
GGB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. GGB: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
GGB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.77 Max: 4.35
Current: 0.26
0.39
4.35
Price/Median PS Value 0.36
GGB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. GGB: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GGB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.76 Max: 2.1
Current: 0.36
0.11
2.1
Price/Graham Number 0.48
GGB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. GGB: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GGB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.87 Max: 2.82
Current: 0.48
0.11
2.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.02
GGB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. GGB: 5.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GGB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 8.10 Max: 37.7
Current: 5.02
0.8
37.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.14
GGB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -6.92 vs. GGB: -0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
GGB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -11.3  Med: -0.10 Max: 58.9
Current: -0.14
-11.3
58.9

Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel
Compare:TS, NSSMY, SID, PKX, NUE » details
Traded in other countries:XGGB.Spain, GGBN.Mexico, GGBR3.Brazil, GGBR4.Brazil, GDUB.Germany, GDUA.Germany,
Gerdau SA is a Brazilian corporation (Sociedade Anônima) that was incorporated on November 20, 1961 under the laws of Brazil. The Company is engaged in the production and commercialization of steel products in general, through its mills located in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. It operates integrated steel mills and non-integrated steel mills. Integrated steel mills normally produce steel from iron oxide, which is extracted from iron ore melted in blast furnaces, and refine the iron into steel, mainly through the use of basic oxygen furnaces or, more rarely, electric arc furnaces. Non-integrated steel mills produce steel by melting in electric arc furnaces scrap steel, which occasionally is complemented by other metals such as direct-reduced iron or hot-compressed iron. The Company offers steel products, which can be manufactured according to the customer's specifications. The product mix includes crude steel (slabs, blooms and billets) sold to rolling mills, finished products for the construction industry such as rods, structural bars and hot rolled coils, finished products for consumer goods industry such as commercial rolled steel bars and machine wire and products for farming and agriculture such as poles, smooth wire and barbed wire. It also produces special steel products, normally with a certain degree of customization, for the manufacture of tools and machinery, chains, locks and springs, mainly for the automotive and mechanical industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company also engages in other activities related to the production and sale of steel products, including: reforestation; electric power generation projects; coking coal, iron ore and pig iron production; as well as fab shops and downstream operations. The Company sells its products to a diversified list of customers for use in the construction, manufacturing and agricultural industries. Its competitors include Brazilian Steel Institute and ArcelorMittal Brasil.
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