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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
SCCO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. SCCO: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: N/A
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.50
SCCO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. SCCO: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.5

0.46
0.79
Interest Coverage 16.11
SCCO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. SCCO: 16.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 35.74
Current: 16.11

2.27
35.74
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.46
M-Score: -2.26
WACC vs ROIC
7.00%
15.47%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 36.91
SCCO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SCCO: 36.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.79   Max: 57.47
Current: 36.91

7.79
57.47
Net-margin (%) 22.63
SCCO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -0.36 vs. SCCO: 22.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.03   Max: 37.32
Current: 22.63

5.03
37.32
ROE (%) 22.32
SCCO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -9.53 vs. SCCO: 22.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.63   Max: 59.11
Current: 22.32

2.63
59.11
ROA (%) 11.31
SCCO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1329 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -7.42 vs. SCCO: 11.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 34.21
Current: 11.31

1.91
34.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.40
SCCO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1301 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -10.42 vs. SCCO: 26.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 90.39
Current: 26.4

3.42
90.39
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.30
SCCO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. SCCO: -4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.1   Max: 83.6
Current: -4.3

-17.1
83.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -11.30
SCCO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -15.70 vs. SCCO: -11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.8   Max: 136.6
Current: -11.3

-25.8
136.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -16.10
SCCO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -17.00 vs. SCCO: -16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.5   Max: 193.7
Current: -16.1

-45.5
193.7
» SCCO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

SCCO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 55,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 52,956 sh (+47.69%)
Steven Cohen 544,900 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
RS Investment Management 128,105 sh (-1.54%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,266,227 sh (-1.71%)
Ray Dalio 288,864 sh (-23.02%)
David Dreman 540 sh (-76.69%)
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Q3 2014

SCCO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 540 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 1,150,327 sh (-9.15%)
Ray Dalio 236,004 sh (-18.30%)
Jim Simons 21,300 sh (-59.78%)
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Q4 2014

SCCO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Burbank 607,997 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 243,500 sh (New)
David Dreman 540 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio 203,383 sh (-13.82%)
Jeremy Grantham 261,888 sh (-77.23%)
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Q1 2015

SCCO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 66,256 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 400,100 sh (+64.31%)
Ray Dalio 224,483 sh (+10.37%)
David Dreman 540 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 53,761 sh (-79.47%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.10
SCCO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. SCCO: 19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.95   Max: 67.51
Current: 19.1

4.95
67.51
Forward P/E 20.49
SCCO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 13.09 vs. SCCO: 20.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.00
SCCO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
52% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. SCCO: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.95   Max: 68.83
Current: 20

4.95
68.83
P/B 4.40
SCCO's P/B is ranked lower than
99% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SCCO: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SCCO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 10.65
Current: 4.4

1.26
10.65
P/S 4.30
SCCO's P/S is ranked lower than
76% of the 1394 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SCCO: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SCCO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 9.94
Current: 4.3

1.6
9.94
POCF 20.77
SCCO's POCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 7.63 vs. SCCO: 20.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SCCO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.81   Max: 73.13
Current: 20.77

3.81
73.13
EV-to-EBIT 13.79
SCCO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. SCCO: 13.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SCCO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 37.6
Current: 13.79

3.1
37.6
PEG 3.23
SCCO's PEG is ranked lower than
68% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SCCO: 3.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SCCO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 20.32
Current: 3.23

0.08
20.32
Shiller P/E 14.80
SCCO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. SCCO: 14.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.11   Max: 39.83
Current: 14.8

6.11
39.83
Current Ratio 1.91
SCCO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. SCCO: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 6.06
Current: 1.91

1.7
6.06
Quick Ratio 1.11
SCCO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. SCCO: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 5.05
Current: 1.11

1.11
5.05
Days Inventory 99.77
SCCO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
64% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 73.80 vs. SCCO: 99.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 30.45   Max: 98.33
Current: 99.77

30.45
98.33
Days Sales Outstanding 36.14
SCCO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 35.17 vs. SCCO: 36.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.05   Max: 73.13
Current: 36.14

10.05
73.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.50
SCCO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. SCCO: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 22.03
Current: 1.5

1.22
22.03
Dividend Payout 0.28
SCCO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. SCCO: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 18.5
Current: 0.28

0.13
18.5
Dividend growth (3y) -42.60
SCCO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
65% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -19.90 vs. SCCO: -42.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -53.1   Max: 162.9
Current: -42.6

-53.1
162.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.05
SCCO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SCCO: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 16.51
Current: 1.05

0.91
16.51
Share Buyback Rate 1.00
SCCO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -9.60 vs. SCCO: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.3   Max: -23.1
Current: 1

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.40
SCCO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
105% of the 1392 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SCCO: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 10.96
Current: 4.4

0.63
10.96
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
SCCO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
57% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SCCO: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 18.52
Current: 2

0.67
18.52
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
SCCO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SCCO: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.08
Current: 1

0.26
2.08
Price/Graham Number 1.90
SCCO's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
67% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SCCO: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 4.38
Current: 1.9

0.5
4.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
SCCO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1394 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -3.90 vs. SCCO: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 32.4
Current: 7.6

2.7
32.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.66
SCCO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -2.45 vs. SCCO: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
SCCO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.8   Max: 99.9
Current: 0.66

-6.8
99.9

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Copper
Compare:FCX, OZMLY, SFRRF, IPLRF, AZC » details
Traded in other countries:PCU.Germany, SCCO.Mexico,
Southern Copper Corp a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1952. The Company produce copper, molybdenum, zinc and silver. Its mining, smelting and refining facilities are located in Peru and Mexico and it conducts exploration activities in those countries and in Argentina, Chile and Ecuador. The Company has three reportable segments: Peruvian operations, Mexican open-pit operations, Mexican underground mining operations. Peruvian operations, includes the Toquepala and Cuajone mine complexes and the smelting and refining plants, industrial railroad and port facilities that service both mines. Sales of its products are recorded as revenue of the Peruvian mines. The Peruvian operations produce copper, with production of by-products of molybdenum, silver and other material. Mexican open-pit operations, includes the La Caridad and Buenavista mine complexes and the smelting and refining plants and support facilities that service both mines. Sales of its products are recorded as revenue of Mexican mines. The Mexican open-pit operations produce copper, with production of by-products of molybdenum, silver and other material. Mexican underground mining operations, includes five underground mines that produce zinc, copper, silver and gold, a coal mine that produces coal and coke, and a zinc refinery. This group is identified as the IMMSA unit and sales of its products are recorded as revenue of the IMMSA unit. The Company's Mexican operations are conducted through subsidiaries. The Company's Mexican operations are conducted through its subsidiary, Minera Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Minera Mexico), which it acquired in 2005. Minera Mexico mines and processes copper, molybdenum, zinc, silver, gold and lead. It operates through subsidiaries that are grouped into three separate units. Mexicana de Cobre S.A. de C.V. together with its subsidiaries, the La Caridad unit operates La Caridad, an open-pit copper mine, a copper ore concentrator, a SX/EW plant, a smelter, refinery and a rod plant. Mexicana de Cananea S.A. de C.V. together with its subsidiaries, the IMMSA unit operates ive underground mines that produce zinc, lead, copper, silver and gold, a coal mine and a zinc refinery. The Company operates the Toquepala and Cuajone mines high in the Andes Mountains, approximately 860 kilometers southeast of the city of Lima, Peru. It also operates a smelter and refinery west of the Toquepala and Cuajone mines in the coastal city of Ilo, Peru. The Company faces competition from other copper mining and producing companies around the world. The exploration, mining, milling, smelting and refining activities of the Company are subject to a number of Peruvian and Mexican laws and regulations, including environmental laws and regulations.
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