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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 : 2/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
LIME's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. LIME: No Debt )
LIME' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.31
LIME's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. LIME: 0.31 )
LIME' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.49   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.31

-0.49
0.79
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: -8.65
M-Score: -2.67
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -17.72
LIME's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. LIME: -17.72 )
LIME' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -594.41   Max: -5.65
Current: -17.72

-594.41
-5.65
Net-margin (%) -30.32
LIME's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. LIME: -30.32 )
LIME' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -702.86   Max: -5.47
Current: -30.32

-702.86
-5.47
ROE (%) -201.13
LIME's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. LIME: -201.13 )
LIME' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2626.92   Max: -9.62
Current: -201.13

-2626.92
-9.62
ROA (%) -44.96
LIME's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. LIME: -44.96 )
LIME' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -124.73   Max: -6.07
Current: -44.96

-124.73
-6.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -584.89
LIME's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 19.96 vs. LIME: -584.89 )
LIME' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1111.32   Max: -31.2
Current: -584.89

-1111.32
-31.2
Revenue Growth (%) -20.30
LIME's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LIME: -20.30 )
LIME' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -61.3   Max: 54.6
Current: -20.3

-61.3
54.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 22.50
LIME's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. LIME: 22.50 )
LIME' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -56.9   Max: 22.9
Current: 22.5

-56.9
22.9
EPS Growth (%) 36.30
LIME's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. LIME: 36.30 )
LIME' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -58.9   Max: 40.4
Current: 36.3

-58.9
40.4
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Q2 2013

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Ratios

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P/B 1.00
LIME's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. LIME: 1.00 )
LIME' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 41.12
Current: 1

0.54
41.12
P/S 0.10
LIME's P/S is ranked higher than
99% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. LIME: 0.10 )
LIME' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 255.28
Current: 0.1

0.07
255.28
EV-to-EBIT -0.93
LIME's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
56% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.31 vs. LIME: -0.93 )
LIME' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -0.93

Current Ratio 1.03
LIME's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. LIME: 1.03 )
LIME' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 3.9
Current: 1.03

0.51
3.9
Quick Ratio 1.03
LIME's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. LIME: 1.03 )
LIME' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 3.28
Current: 1.03

0.32
3.28

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.76
LIME's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. LIME: 3.76 )
LIME' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 200
Current: 3.76

2.52
200
Price/Median PS Value 0.05
LIME's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. LIME: 0.05 )
LIME' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 170.25
Current: 0.05

0.07
170.25
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -190.73
LIME's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
55% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.01 vs. LIME: -190.73 )
LIME' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -190.73

Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction
Compare:BOUYY, VCISY, GPOVY, MTZ, SGGKY » details
Traded in other countries:ECLC.Germany
Lime Energy Co. was formed on December 5, 1997 as Electric City LLC. It is a provider of integrated energy engineering, consulting and implementation solutions specializing in improving the energy efficiency of its clients' facilities, thereby reducing their operating costs and carbon emissions. Its energy efficiency programs operate within the utility sector and its clients include two of the five largest investor-owned utilities in the country. The Company focuses on deploying direct install energy efficiency solutions for small and mid-size commercial and industrial business programs that improve energy efficiency, reduce energy-related expenditures and lessen the impact of energy use on the environment. Currently, these solutions include energy efficient lighting upgrades and energy efficient mechanical upgrades. The Company's operations are comprised of two distinct segments: The Energy Efficiency Services segment; and the Renewable Energy segment. The Energy Efficiency Services segment includes the Utility Program Management business. The services of this segment include program design, program management, marketing & customer recruitment, auditing and installation of energy conservation measures for small business customers of utilities or public utility commissions. The Renewable Energy segment includes the operations of GES-Port Charlotte, which operates the Zemel Road landfill-gas electric generating facility located in Punta Gorda, Florida. The Company's customers include utilities and its small business customers and the Army Corp. of Engineers. The Company faces strong competition from other providers of energy efficiency solutions, local electrical and mechanical contractors and engineering firms, lighting and lighting fixture manufacturers and lighting fixture distributors. As a Delaware corporation, the Company is subject to certain Delaware anti-takeover provisions, including the application of Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law.
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2.8 Mar 19 2012 
Lime Energy Co. (LIME) CFO Jeffrey Mistarz buys 2,500 Shares Dec 17 2010 
Lime Energy Co. (LIME) CFO Jeffrey Mistarz buys 2,500 Shares Sep 16 2010 
Lime Energy Second Quarter Results and Conference Call Scheduled for August 12th Aug 06 2009 
$80 Billion in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Water Conservation Contracts Awarded by the Dec 26 2008 
$80 Billion in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Water Conservation Contracts Awarded by the Dec 22 2008 
Lime Energy Retrofit Saves Energy for Pacific Volkswagen Dec 14 2008 
Lime Energy to Showcase Energy Efficiency in the Virtual Energy Forum On-Line Trade Show Dec 14 2008 
Lime Energy to Showcase Energy Efficiency in the Virtual Energy Forum On-Line Trade Show Dec 09 2008 

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LIME ENERGY CO. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct... Feb 03 2014
Lime Energy Raises $2 Million Through Sale of Convertible Preferred Stock Feb 03 2014
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Lime Energy Announces Postponement of Annual Meeting to December 3, 2013 Nov 20 2013
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Lime Energy Co. Reports Results for Three-Month and Nine-Month Periods Ended September 30, 2013 Nov 14 2013
Lime Energy Q3 - 2013 Earnings Call Scheduled for November 14 Nov 08 2013
Lime Energy Sells Mechanical Service Business to Worth & Company, Inc. Nov 06 2013
Green Gas Americas Inc. Acquires Landfill-Gas-to-Energy Project from Lime Energy Nov 04 2013
Lime Energy Regains Compliance with NASDAQ Requirements for Continued Listing Oct 29 2013

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