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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.22
LIME's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
86% of the 2244 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. LIME: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LIME' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 1.65 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.22
Equity to Asset -0.05
LIME's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 2216 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. LIME: -0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LIME' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.49  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.79
Current: -0.05
-0.49
0.79
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -3.58
M-Score: -2.69
WACC vs ROIC
14.61%
-36.07%
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -2.31
LIME's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 2229 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. LIME: -2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LIME' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -163.89  Med: -17.99 Max: -0.12
Current: -2.31
-163.89
-0.12
Net-margin (%) -7.15
LIME's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 2230 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. LIME: -7.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LIME' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -201.96  Med: -24.12 Max: -2.8
Current: -7.15
-201.96
-2.8
ROE (%) -226.33
LIME's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 2199 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. LIME: -226.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LIME' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -361.61  Med: -66.84 Max: -9.3
Current: -226.33
-361.61
-9.3
ROA (%) -15.27
LIME's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. LIME: -15.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LIME' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.41  Med: -27.88 Max: -6.55
Current: -15.27
-77.41
-6.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -53.93
LIME's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 2246 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.98 vs. LIME: -53.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LIME' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -739.65  Med: -151.68 Max: -28.3
Current: -53.93
-739.65
-28.3
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.50
LIME's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LIME: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LIME' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.2  Med: -19.35 Max: 54.6
Current: -1.5
-47.2
54.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -77.10
LIME's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 1609 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. LIME: -77.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LIME' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.1  Med: -29.40 Max: 22.9
Current: -77.1
-77.1
22.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -59.20
LIME's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1448 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. LIME: -59.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LIME' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.2  Med: -30.40 Max: 40.4
Current: -59.2
-59.2
40.4
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-11-11)


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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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Traded in other countries:ECLC.Germany,
Lime Energy Co designs and implements energy efficiency programs enabling utility clients to reach their underserved markets and achieve their energy reduction goals. Its programs help businesses use less energy through upgrade of existing equipment.

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.

Ratios

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P/S 0.20
LIME's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 2300 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. LIME: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LIME' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.88 Max: 29.57
Current: 0.2
0.03
29.57
Current Ratio 1.50
LIME's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. LIME: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LIME' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.55 Max: 3.9
Current: 1.5
0.51
3.9
Quick Ratio 1.40
LIME's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. LIME: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LIME' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.42 Max: 3.28
Current: 1.4
0.32
3.28
Days Inventory 10.66
LIME's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
96% of the 2171 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 72.87 vs. LIME: 10.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LIME' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 3.22 Max: 54.56
Current: 10.66
0.08
54.56
Days Sales Outstanding 60.97
LIME's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 1882 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 69.35 vs. LIME: 60.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LIME' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 64.77  Med: 97.25 Max: 154.54
Current: 60.97
64.77
154.54
Days Payable 77.21
LIME's Days Payable is ranked higher than
72% of the 1840 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 52.84 vs. LIME: 77.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LIME' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.76  Med: 88.38 Max: 153.07
Current: 77.21
53.76
153.07

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.24
LIME's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 2257 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LIME: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LIME' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 2.08 Max: 369.32
Current: 0.24
0.04
369.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -13.10
LIME's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 2371 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. LIME: -13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LIME' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.1  Med: 129.50 Max: 238.4
Current: -13.1
-13.1
238.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $117.5
EPS (TTM) $ -1.12
Beta1.43
Short Percentage of Float0.37%
52-Week Range $1.88 - 3.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)9.63
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
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 

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Lime Energy Appoints Bruce Torkelson as Chief Financial Officer Apr 21 2016
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