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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.30
GGB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. GGB: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
GGB' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.26 Max: 2.35
Current: 0.3
0.15
2.35
Equity-to-Asset 0.44
GGB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. GGB: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
GGB' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.44
0.22
0.52
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.36
Beneish M-Score: -3.29
WACC vs ROIC
12.62%
-4.39%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -4.18
GGB's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
82% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. GGB: -4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
GGB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.16  Med: 6.48 Max: 19.1
Current: -4.18
-4.16
19.1
Net Margin % -7.70
GGB's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
82% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. GGB: -7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
GGB' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.44  Med: 4.1 Max: 11.6
Current: -7.7
-10.44
11.6
ROE % -10.30
GGB's ROE % is ranked lower than
83% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. GGB: -10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
GGB' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.25  Med: 5.65 Max: 30.48
Current: -10.3
-14.25
30.48
ROA % -4.73
GGB's ROA % is ranked lower than
81% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. GGB: -4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
GGB' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.84  Med: 2.81 Max: 9.8
Current: -4.73
-6.84
9.8
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -3.09
GGB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. GGB: -3.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
GGB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.4  Med: 8.77 Max: 32.23
Current: -3.09
-14.4
32.23
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -1.90
GGB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. GGB: -1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
GGB' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.5  Med: 12.15 Max: 51.4
Current: -1.9
-10.5
51.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -23.50
GGB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. GGB: -23.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
GGB' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.6  Med: 10.6 Max: 67.6
Current: -23.5
-23.6
67.6
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Q1 2016

GGB Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 9,796,599 sh (+62.52%)
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Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel    NAICS: 331513 
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Traded in other countries:GGBR3.Brazil, GDUB.Germany, GGBN.Mexico, XGGB.Spain,
Gerdau SA 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, among others.

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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PB Ratio 0.92
GGB's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. GGB: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
GGB' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.13 Max: 4.72
Current: 0.92
0.18
4.72
PS Ratio 0.59
GGB's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. GGB: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
GGB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.69
Current: 0.59
0.13
1.69
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 10.33
GGB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
56% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. GGB: 10.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
GGB' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.19  Med: 13.9 Max: 1808.33
Current: 10.33
1.19
1808.33
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 6.29
GGB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
54% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 6.67 vs. GGB: 6.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
GGB' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 6.3 Max: 19.99
Current: 6.29
0.79
19.99
EV-to-EBITDA 22.81
GGB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
77% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 10.44 vs. GGB: 22.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GGB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.2  Med: 7.4 Max: 27.8
Current: 22.81
-29.2
27.8
Shiller PE Ratio 30.14
GGB's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 19.65 vs. GGB: 30.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
GGB' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.82  Med: 12.74 Max: 30.98
Current: 30.14
3.82
30.98
Current Ratio 2.06
GGB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. GGB: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GGB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.32 Max: 2.96
Current: 2.06
0.96
2.96
Quick Ratio 1.33
GGB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. GGB: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GGB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.33 Max: 1.97
Current: 1.33
0.56
1.97
Days Inventory 78.80
GGB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 77.68 vs. GGB: 78.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GGB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 80.68  Med: 89.01 Max: 132.14
Current: 78.8
80.68
132.14
Days Sales Outstanding 34.67
GGB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 57.73 vs. GGB: 34.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GGB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.09  Med: 36.9 Max: 38.42
Current: 34.67
32.09
38.42
Days Payable 29.29
GGB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
73% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 48.11 vs. GGB: 29.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GGB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.16  Med: 33.6 Max: 40.81
Current: 29.29
25.16
40.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 0.37
GGB's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
89% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. GGB: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
GGB' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 2.24 Max: 7.83
Current: 0.37
0.38
7.83
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -32.10
GGB's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -5.90 vs. GGB: -32.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
GGB' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -28.55 Max: 53.6
Current: -32.1
0
53.6
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.57
GGB's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
79% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. GGB: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.23
GGB's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
92% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. GGB: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
GGB' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.41 Max: 4.94
Current: 0.23
0.23
4.94
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.20
GGB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. GGB: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GGB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.5  Med: -0.3 Max: 12.7
Current: 0.2
-14.5
12.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.67
GGB's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. GGB: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
GGB' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 2.36 Max: 6.08
Current: 1.67
0.52
6.08
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.66
GGB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. GGB: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
GGB' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.83 Max: 2.35
Current: 0.66
0.19
2.35
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.83
GGB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. GGB: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
GGB' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.74 Max: 2.2
Current: 0.83
0.16
2.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -2.50
GGB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. GGB: -2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
GGB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 8.55 Max: 32.7
Current: -2.5
1.6
32.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -8.36
GGB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
60% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -3.79 vs. GGB: -8.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
GGB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.7  Med: -2 Max: 40.2
Current: -8.36
-11.7
40.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $10,965
EPS (TTM) $ -0.51
Beta3.04
Short Percentage of Float1.08%
52-Week Range $0.87 - 4.39
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,707.50

Analyst Estimate

Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.11
EPS without NRI ($) -0.11
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
-211.63%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.05
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