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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
SCHN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. SCHN: 0.02 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.65
Current: 0.02

0.01
2.65
Equity to Asset 0.51
SCHN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. SCHN: 0.51 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.51

0.44
0.82
Interest Coverage 1.88
SCHN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. SCHN: 1.88 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 272.81
Current: 1.88

0.7
272.81
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.08
M-Score: -4.35
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -8.07
SCHN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. SCHN: -8.07 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -12.5   Max: 27.09
Current: -8.07

-12.5
27.09
Net-margin (%) -8.08
SCHN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. SCHN: -8.08 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.73   Max: 17.22
Current: -8.08

-10.73
17.22
ROE (%) -26.11
SCHN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. SCHN: -26.11 )
SCHN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -30.31   Max: 30.8
Current: -26.11

-30.31
30.8
ROA (%) -14.40
SCHN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. SCHN: -14.40 )
SCHN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17.76   Max: 22.33
Current: -14.4

-17.76
22.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -23.51
SCHN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. SCHN: -23.51 )
SCHN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -39.16   Max: 97.78
Current: -23.51

-39.16
97.78
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.70
SCHN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. SCHN: -8.70 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.6   Max: 99.1
Current: -8.7

-49.6
99.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -26.60
SCHN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -3.40 vs. SCHN: -26.60 )
SCHN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -58.9   Max: 102.5
Current: -26.6

-58.9
102.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -64.50
SCHN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. SCHN: -64.50 )
SCHN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -70.1   Max: 173.8
Current: -64.5

-70.1
173.8
» SCHN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

SCHN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 68,111 sh (+81.19%)
Chuck Royce 3,159,648 sh (-0.16%)
Richard Pzena 805,242 sh (-2.84%)
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Q3 2014

SCHN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 49,800 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 803,642 sh (-0.20%)
Chuck Royce 3,144,648 sh (-0.47%)
Joel Greenblatt 37,911 sh (-44.34%)
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Q4 2014

SCHN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 36,670 sh (New)
Jim Simons 189,796 sh (+281.12%)
Richard Pzena 755,117 sh (-6.04%)
Joel Greenblatt 31,010 sh (-18.20%)
Chuck Royce 2,562,948 sh (-18.50%)
Chuck Royce 2,562,948 sh (-18.50%)
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2015

SCHN Guru Trades in 2015

Chuck Royce 701,610 sh (-72.62%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 46.73
SCHN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SCHN: 46.73 )
N/A
P/B 0.80
SCHN's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. SCHN: 0.80 )
SCHN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 3.6
Current: 0.8

0.55
3.6
P/S 0.18
SCHN's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. SCHN: 0.18 )
SCHN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.66
Current: 0.18

0.15
1.66
PFCF 5.80
SCHN's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SCHN: 5.80 )
SCHN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.39   Max: 1761.33
Current: 5.8

3.39
1761.33
POCF 3.72
SCHN's POCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. SCHN: 3.72 )
SCHN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.09   Max: 29.73
Current: 3.72

2.09
29.73
EV-to-EBIT -3.87
SCHN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 34.02 vs. SCHN: -3.87 )
SCHN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -4.1   Max: 271.4
Current: -3.87

-4.1
271.4
Current Ratio 3.16
SCHN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SCHN: 3.16 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 4.47
Current: 3.16

0.81
4.47
Quick Ratio 1.20
SCHN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. SCHN: 1.20 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.94
Current: 1.2

0.33
1.94
Days Inventory 41.13
SCHN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
90% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 87.46 vs. SCHN: 41.13 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 34.5   Max: 162.05
Current: 41.13

34.5
162.05
Days Sales Outstanding 17.62
SCHN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 65.58 vs. SCHN: 17.62 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 15   Max: 35.73
Current: 17.62

15
35.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.73
SCHN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. SCHN: 4.73 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 4.96
Current: 4.73

0.06
4.96
Dividend Payout 2.30
SCHN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SCHN: 2.30 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0   Max: 6.27
Current: 2.3

0
6.27
Dividend growth (3y) 122.60
SCHN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
100% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -14.50 vs. SCHN: 122.60 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 122.6
Current: 122.6

0
122.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 94.37
SCHN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. SCHN: 94.37 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 99.59
Current: 94.37

1.2
99.59
Share Buyback Rate 1.20
SCHN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. SCHN: 1.20 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 44.9   Max: -82.7
Current: 1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.20
SCHN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SCHN: 1.20 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 5.06
Current: 1.2

0.29
5.06
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.40
SCHN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SCHN: 0.40 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.49
Current: 0.4

0.39
2.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
SCHN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SCHN: 0.30 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 3.57
Current: 0.3

0.32
3.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -24.30
SCHN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
63% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SCHN: -24.30 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -25   Max: 57.9
Current: -24.3

-25
57.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.69
SCHN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -8.45 vs. SCHN: 17.69 )
SCHN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.4   Max: 77.3
Current: 17.69

-10.4
77.3

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16
Revenue(Mil) 1,898 1,938
EPS($) -0.31 0.34
EPS without NRI($) -0.31 0.34

Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel
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Traded in other countries:SS1A.Germany,
Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc was founded in 1906 as an Oregon Corporation. It is currently a recycler of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, a recycler of used and salvaged vehicles and a manufacturer of finished steel products. The Company operates in three segments that include the Metals Recycling Business (MRB), the Auto Parts Business (APB) and the Steel Manufacturing Business (SMB). MRB buys, collects, processes, recycles, sells and brokers ferrous scrap metal (containing iron) to foreign and domestic steel producers, including SMB, and nonferrous scrap metal (not containing iron) to both foreign and domestic markets. MRB processes mixed pieces of scrap metal into smaller pieces by crushing, sorting, shearing, shredding, and torching, resulting in scrap metal pieces of a size, density and metal content required by customers to meet their production needs. MRB sells both ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal. MRB sells its products to steel mills, foundries and smelters, and is the sole supplier of the ferrous scrap metal required by SMB. MRB competes domestically for the purchase of scrap metal with large, well-financed recyclers of scrap metal, steel mills that own scrap yards and smaller metal facilities and dealers. APB procures used and salvaged vehicles and sells serviceable used auto parts from these vehicles through its 61 self-service auto parts stores which are located across the U.S. and Western Canada. The remaining portions of the vehicles, primarily autobodies and major parts containing ferrous and nonferrous materials such as engines, transmissions, alternators and catalytic converters, are sold to metals recyclers, including MRB where geographically feasible. APB competes for the purchase of vehicles with other auto dismantlers, used car dealers, auto auctions and metal recyclers. In general, the main competitive factors impacting the purchase of vehicles are the price offered by the purchaser and the proximity of the purchaser to the source of the vehicle. SMB operates a steel mini-mill in McMinnville, Oregon that produces a wide range of finished steel products using recycled metal and other raw materials. MRB is the sole supplier for SMBs scrap metal requirements, which SMB purchases at rates that approximate export market prices for shipments from the West Coast of the U.S. SMB produces semi-finished goods (billets) and finished goods, consisting of rebar, coiled rebar, wire rod, merchant bar and other specialty products. Semi-finished goods are predominantly used for SMBs finished products, but also have been produced for sale to other steel mills. Rebar is produced in either straight length steel bars or coils and used to increase the tensile strength of poured concrete. SMBs primary domestic competitors for the sale of finished steel products include Nucor Corporations manufacturing facilities. In addition to domestic competition, SMB competes with foreign steel producers, principally located in Asia, C
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