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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.80
SGSOY's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SGSOY: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 2.51 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.8
Equity to Asset 0.40
SGSOY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. SGSOY: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.4
0.4
0.59
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.18
WACC vs ROIC
10.70%
24.00%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 15.04
SGSOY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. SGSOY: 15.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.73  Med: 15.64 Max: 19.45
Current: 15.04
-1.73
19.45
Net-margin (%) 10.09
SGSOY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. SGSOY: 10.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.22  Med: 10.69 Max: 14.82
Current: 10.09
-3.22
14.82
ROE (%) 29.64
SGSOY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.33 vs. SGSOY: 29.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -7.22  Med: 28.27 Max: 36.75
Current: 29.64
-7.22
36.75
ROA (%) 10.75
SGSOY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. SGSOY: 10.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.66  Med: 12.93 Max: 20.64
Current: 10.75
-3.66
20.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 62.30
SGSOY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.08 vs. SGSOY: 62.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -12.72  Med: 66.54 Max: 97.98
Current: 62.3
-12.72
97.98
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
SGSOY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. SGSOY: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.1  Med: 7.20 Max: 16.1
Current: 6.6
-0.1
16.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.30
SGSOY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SGSOY: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4  Med: 14.95 Max: 78.6
Current: 6.3
-4
78.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
SGSOY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. SGSOY: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.2  Med: 9.10 Max: 51.6
Current: 5.2
-8.2
51.6
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.73
SGSOY's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. SGSOY: 20.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.05  Med: 23.39 Max: 34.21
Current: 20.73
10.05
34.21
Forward P/E 20.28
SGSOY's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
76% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. SGSOY: 20.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.80
SGSOY's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
53% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.70 vs. SGSOY: 20.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.05  Med: 23.39 Max: 34.22
Current: 20.8
10.05
34.22
P/B 7.89
SGSOY's P/B is ranked lower than
90% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. SGSOY: 7.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.55  Med: 6.09 Max: 9
Current: 7.89
3.55
9
P/S 2.22
SGSOY's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SGSOY: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 2.59 Max: 3.34
Current: 2.22
1.44
3.34
PFCF 21.52
SGSOY's PFCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. SGSOY: 21.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.69  Med: 24.54 Max: 45.9
Current: 21.52
12.69
45.9
POCF 14.33
SGSOY's POCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.67 vs. SGSOY: 14.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.3  Med: 15.72 Max: 23.31
Current: 14.33
8.3
23.31
EV-to-EBIT 14.27
SGSOY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. SGSOY: 14.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.8  Med: 16.10 Max: 22.6
Current: 14.27
6.8
22.6
PEG 5.78
SGSOY's PEG is ranked lower than
87% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. SGSOY: 5.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.95 Max: 14.32
Current: 5.78
0.31
14.32
Shiller P/E 21.69
SGSOY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.99 vs. SGSOY: 21.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.01  Med: 24.56 Max: 52.29
Current: 21.69
16.01
52.29
Current Ratio 2.32
SGSOY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. SGSOY: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.37  Med: 2.07 Max: 2.5
Current: 2.32
1.37
2.5
Quick Ratio 2.07
SGSOY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. SGSOY: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.37  Med: 1.92 Max: 2.38
Current: 2.07
1.37
2.38
Days Sales Outstanding 56.97
SGSOY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.90 vs. SGSOY: 56.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.68  Med: 66.05 Max: 98.85
Current: 56.97
4.68
98.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.85
SGSOY's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. SGSOY: 3.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.23  Med: 1.50 Max: 3.98
Current: 3.85
1.23
3.98
Dividend Payout 0.85
SGSOY's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
81% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. SGSOY: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.85
0.39
0.8
Dividend growth (3y) 29.40
SGSOY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. SGSOY: 29.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 29.4
Current: 29.4
0
29.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.85
SGSOY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. SGSOY: 3.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.23  Med: 1.50 Max: 3.98
Current: 3.85
1.23
3.98
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
SGSOY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. SGSOY: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 0.10 Max: -0.8
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 13.36
SGSOY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
95% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. SGSOY: 13.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.26  Med: 8.24 Max: 17.41
Current: 13.36
2.26
17.41
Price/Projected FCF 1.73
SGSOY's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. SGSOY: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.32 Max: 5.32
Current: 1.73
1.81
5.32
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.95
SGSOY's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
71% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SGSOY: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.86
SGSOY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SGSOY: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.08
Current: 0.86
0.35
1.08
Price/Graham Number 3.42
SGSOY's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
78% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. SGSOY: 3.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.05  Med: 2.82 Max: 4.5
Current: 3.42
2.05
4.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.03
SGSOY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SGSOY: 7.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.4  Med: 6.20 Max: 14.6
Current: 7.03
4.4
14.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 8.25
SGSOY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. SGSOY: 8.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SGSOY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 2  Med: 24.40 Max: 58.3
Current: 8.25
2
58.3

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 5,003 5,171 5,426
EPS($) 70.49 73.35 78.53
EPS without NRI($) 70.49 73.35 78.53

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:0QMI.UK, SGSN.Switzerland, SUVN.Germany, SGSNE.Switzerland,
SGS Ltd was established in 1878. The Company provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services supporting international trade in agriculture, minerals, petroleum and consumer products. It also provides these services to governments, international institutions and to customers engaged in the industrial, environmental and life science sectors. Its business segments are Agricultural Services, Minerals Services, Oil, Gas & Chemicals Services, Life Science Services, Consumer Testing Services, Systems & Services Certification, Industrial Services, Environmental Services, Automotive Services and Governments & Institutions Services. The geographical segments of the Company are Europe/Africa/Middle East, Americas and Asia Pacific.
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