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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.24
GGB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. GGB: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GGB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.26 Max: N/A
Current: 0.24
Equity to Asset 0.47
GGB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. GGB: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GGB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.47
0.22
0.56
Interest Coverage 1.03
GGB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
84% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 8.75 vs. GGB: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GGB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 3.19 Max: 7.26
Current: 1.03
0.66
7.26
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.21
M-Score: -3.00
WACC vs ROIC
11.62%
1.45%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.56
GGB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. GGB: 3.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GGB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.19  Med: 9.87 Max: 19.1
Current: 3.56
3.19
19.1
Net-margin (%) -11.75
GGB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. GGB: -11.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GGB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.75  Med: 6.24 Max: 12.78
Current: -11.75
-11.75
12.78
ROE (%) -15.75
GGB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. GGB: -15.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GGB' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.75  Med: 10.15 Max: 34.85
Current: -15.75
-15.75
34.85
ROA (%) -7.41
GGB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. GGB: -7.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GGB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.41  Med: 4.61 Max: 13.07
Current: -7.41
-7.41
13.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -11.99
GGB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. GGB: -11.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GGB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.99  Med: 15.59 Max: 40.52
Current: -11.99
-11.99
40.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.30
GGB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. GGB: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GGB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.6  Med: 13.95 Max: 51.4
Current: 6.3
-11.6
51.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.30
GGB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. GGB: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GGB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.8  Med: 7.4 Max: 67.7
Current: -2.3
-23.8
67.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -12.40
GGB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. GGB: -12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GGB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31  Med: 3.45 Max: 99.1
Current: -12.4
-31
99.1
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Q3 2015

GGB Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 3,645,600 sh (+17.28%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,875,308 sh (-38.61%)
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Q4 2015

GGB Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Howard Marks 8,801,905 sh (New)
Jim Simons 6,027,900 sh (+65.35%)
Jeremy Grantham 266,120 sh (-90.74%)
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Q1 2016

GGB Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 9,796,599 sh (+62.52%)
Howard Marks 8,801,905 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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Q2 2016

GGB Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 38,182 sh (New)
Jim Simons 17,302,099 sh (+76.61%)
Howard Marks 9,501,727 sh (+7.95%)
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Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel
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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.

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Ratios

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history
P/B 0.56
GGB's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. GGB: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GGB' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.2 Max: 5.82
Current: 0.56
0.18
5.82
P/S 0.36
GGB's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. GGB: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GGB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.49
Current: 0.36
0.13
1.49
PFCF 3.47
GGB's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. GGB: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
GGB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.19  Med: 17.03 Max: 2170
Current: 3.47
1.19
2170
POCF 2.39
GGB's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. GGB: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GGB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 6.48 Max: 20.61
Current: 2.39
0.78
20.61
EV-to-EBIT -8.08
GGB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 12.64 vs. GGB: -8.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GGB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.2  Med: 10.7 Max: 62.2
Current: -8.08
-29.2
62.2
EV-to-EBITDA -25.66
GGB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. GGB: -25.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GGB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.3  Med: 7 Max: 23.5
Current: -25.66
-27.3
23.5
Shiller P/E 16.10
GGB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 15.85 vs. GGB: 16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GGB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.82  Med: 11 Max: 24.28
Current: 16.1
3.82
24.28
Current Ratio 2.85
GGB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. GGB: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GGB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 2.32 Max: 3.03
Current: 2.85
0.91
3.03
Quick Ratio 1.73
GGB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. GGB: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GGB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.73
0.54
2.02
Days Inventory 81.31
GGB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
53% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 78.42 vs. GGB: 81.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GGB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 81.31  Med: 90.79 Max: 133.32
Current: 81.31
81.31
133.32
Days Sales Outstanding 34.56
GGB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 57.33 vs. GGB: 34.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GGB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.99  Med: 36.9 Max: 39.55
Current: 34.56
31.99
39.55
Days Payable 25.92
GGB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
72% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 43.67 vs. GGB: 25.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GGB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.16  Med: 33.99 Max: 46.29
Current: 25.92
25.16
46.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.75
GGB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. GGB: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
GGB' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 2.39 Max: 7.83
Current: 0.75
0.38
7.83
Dividend Growth (3y) 1.40
GGB's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
57% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -5.90 vs. GGB: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
GGB' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -30.2 Max: 53.6
Current: 1.4
0
53.6
Forward Dividend Yield 1.38
GGB's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. GGB: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.48
GGB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
81% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. GGB: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
GGB' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.52 Max: 4.97
Current: 0.48
0.24
4.97
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.30
GGB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. GGB: 0.30 )
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: -26.2  Med: -4.45 Max: 12.7
Current: 0.3
-26.2
12.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.12
GGB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
63% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. GGB: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GGB' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.92 Max: 11.12
Current: 1.12
0.3
11.12
Price/Projected FCF 0.43
GGB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. GGB: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
GGB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.77 Max: 2.37
Current: 0.43
0.19
2.37
Price/Median PS Value 0.53
GGB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. GGB: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GGB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.72 Max: 2.03
Current: 0.53
0.1
2.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -12.33
GGB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. GGB: -12.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GGB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.33  Med: 8.9 Max: 46.6
Current: -12.33
-12.33
46.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -5.27
GGB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -7.07 vs. GGB: -5.27 )
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: -13.5  Med: -0.6 Max: 50.7
Current: -5.27
-13.5
50.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $11,469
EPS (TTM) $ -0.76
Beta2.86
Short Percentage of Float1.30%
52-Week Range $0.79 - 3.19
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,717.45

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 12,859 12,131
EPS ($) -0.09 -0.11
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.09 -0.11
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
-211.63%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.05 0.05
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Headlines

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