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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 0.26
GGB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. GGB: 0.26 )
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: 0.26
Equity to Asset 0.50
GGB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 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: 0.39 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.5
0.22
0.56
Interest Coverage 2.46
GGB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
81% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 13.96 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: 4
Z-Score: 1.33
M-Score: -2.29
WACC vs ROIC
7.69%
7.03%
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 (%) 6.22
GGB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. GGB: 6.22 )
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: 6.22
3.19
23.42
Net-margin (%) 2.80
GGB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. GGB: 2.80 )
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: 2.8
3.3
16.66
ROE (%) 3.67
GGB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. GGB: 3.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GGB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.49  Med: 18.91 Max: 57.25
Current: 3.67
4.49
57.25
ROA (%) 1.86
GGB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GGB: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GGB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.17  Med: 6.69 Max: 19.25
Current: 1.86
2.17
19.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.59
GGB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. GGB: 4.59 )
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: 4.59
8.07
48.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
GGB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 438 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 363 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
55% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -7.50 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
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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

Paul Tudor Jones 31,559 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,182,300 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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Q2 2015

GGB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 3,108,500 sh (+26.14%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,683,408 sh (-19.81%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 7.50
GGB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. GGB: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GGB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.78  Med: 12.87 Max: 100.73
Current: 7.5
1.78
100.73
Forward P/E 10.30
GGB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 11.70 vs. GGB: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 7.50
GGB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. GGB: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GGB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.78  Med: 12.91 Max: 151.63
Current: 7.5
1.78
151.63
P/B 0.26
GGB's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. GGB: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GGB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.35 Max: 4.73
Current: 0.26
0.25
4.73
P/S 0.21
GGB's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. GGB: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GGB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.74 Max: 1.6
Current: 0.21
0.2
1.6
PFCF 8.90
GGB's PFCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 8.17 vs. GGB: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
GGB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.12  Med: 13.89 Max: 197.27
Current: 8.9
3.12
197.27
POCF 2.54
GGB's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. GGB: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GGB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 6.52 Max: 40.54
Current: 2.54
1.9
40.54
EV-to-EBIT 17.97
GGB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 12.62 vs. GGB: 17.97 )
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: 17.97
2.7
130.9
Shiller P/E 4.88
GGB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 13.15 vs. GGB: 4.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GGB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.77  Med: 8.92 Max: 13.96
Current: 4.88
4.77
13.96
Current Ratio 2.70
GGB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. GGB: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GGB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 2.25 Max: 3.03
Current: 2.7
0.91
3.03
Quick Ratio 1.52
GGB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. GGB: 1.52 )
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: 1.52
0.54
2.02
Days Inventory 90.34
GGB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
61% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 75.00 vs. GGB: 90.34 )
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: 90.34
71.76
132.14
Days Sales Outstanding 42.68
GGB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 54.16 vs. GGB: 42.68 )
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: 42.68
31.99
70.38

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.11
GGB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
82% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. GGB: 3.11 )
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: 3.11
0.38
6.69
Dividend Payout 0.18
GGB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. GGB: 0.18 )
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: 0.18
0.05
6.92
Dividend growth (3y) 1.40
GGB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
60% of the 222 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) 1.97
GGB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. GGB: 1.97 )
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: 1.97
0.24
4.24
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
GGB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 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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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.48
GGB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. GGB: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GGB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.93 Max: 6.53
Current: 0.48
0.21
6.53
Price/Projected FCF 0.22
GGB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. GGB: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
GGB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.76 Max: 4.35
Current: 0.22
0.31
4.35
Price/Median PS Value 0.28
GGB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. GGB: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GGB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.74 Max: 2.1
Current: 0.28
0.11
2.1
Price/Graham Number 0.40
GGB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
84% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. GGB: 0.40 )
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: 0.4
0.11
2.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.60
GGB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. GGB: 5.60 )
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: 5.6
0.8
37.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 1.53
GGB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -6.32 vs. GGB: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
GGB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -11.4  Med: -0.40 Max: 58.9
Current: 1.53
-11.4
58.9

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 43,474 45,616
EPS($) 0.66 0.53
EPS without NRI($) 0.66 0.53

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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