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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 : 1/10

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Cash to Debt 1.29
LIME's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 2637 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. LIME: 1.29 )
LIME' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.29

Equity to Asset 0.27
LIME's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 2606 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. LIME: 0.27 )
LIME' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.49   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.27

-0.49
0.79
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -7.17
M-Score: -1.90
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -6.37
LIME's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. LIME: -6.37 )
LIME' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -187.86   Max: -5.65
Current: -6.37

-187.86
-5.65
Net-margin (%) -7.74
LIME's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. LIME: -7.74 )
LIME' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -213.8   Max: -5.47
Current: -7.74

-213.8
-5.47
ROE (%) -54.48
LIME's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 2602 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. LIME: -54.48 )
LIME' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -542.31   Max: -9.3
Current: -54.48

-542.31
-9.3
ROA (%) -14.05
LIME's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 2648 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. LIME: -14.05 )
LIME' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -90.8   Max: -6.55
Current: -14.05

-90.8
-6.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -225.96
LIME's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 2643 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. LIME: -225.96 )
LIME' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -739.65   Max: -35.07
Current: -225.96

-739.65
-35.07
Revenue Growth (%) -20.30
LIME's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1951 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. LIME: -20.30 )
LIME' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -47.2   Max: 54.6
Current: -20.3

-47.2
54.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 22.50
LIME's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1587 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LIME: 22.50 )
LIME' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -57.4   Max: 22.9
Current: 22.5

-57.4
22.9
EPS Growth (%) 36.30
LIME's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1419 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 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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Ratios

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P/B 1.40
LIME's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. LIME: 1.40 )
LIME' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 41.12
Current: 1.4

0.54
41.12
P/S 0.30
LIME's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. LIME: 0.30 )
LIME' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 22.02
Current: 0.3

0.01
22.02
EV-to-EBIT -3.37
LIME's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.53 vs. LIME: -3.37 )
LIME' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -25.6   Max: 0.7
Current: -3.37

-25.6
0.7
Current Ratio 1.06
LIME's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. LIME: 1.06 )
LIME' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 3.9
Current: 1.06

0.51
3.9
Quick Ratio 1.06
LIME's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. LIME: 1.06 )
LIME' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 3.28
Current: 1.06

0.32
3.28

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.10
LIME's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. LIME: 5.10 )
LIME' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 200
Current: 5.1

2.52
200
Price/Median PS Value 0.20
LIME's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. LIME: 0.20 )
LIME' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 42.7
Current: 0.2

0.01
42.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -30.70
LIME's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
71% of the 2592 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. LIME: -30.70 )
LIME' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 488.3
Current: -30.7

-30.7
488.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -172.03
LIME's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LIME: -172.03 )
LIME' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -350.1   Max: -1.7
Current: -172.03

-350.1
-1.7

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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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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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 
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