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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.60
STRL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. STRL: 0.60 )
STRL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.6

Equity to Asset 0.44
STRL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. STRL: 0.44 )
STRL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 1
Current: 0.44

-0.6
1
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.33
M-Score: -3.60
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.63
STRL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1457 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. STRL: -0.63 )
STRL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -12.43   Max: 9.45
Current: -0.63

-12.43
9.45
Net-margin (%) -1.46
STRL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1458 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. STRL: -1.46 )
STRL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -32.53   Max: 6.06
Current: -1.46

-32.53
6.06
ROE (%) -7.22
STRL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1457 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.23 vs. STRL: -7.22 )
STRL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -134.33   Max: 754.95
Current: -7.22

-134.33
754.95
ROA (%) -3.21
STRL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. STRL: -3.21 )
STRL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.7   Max: 10.67
Current: -3.21

-41.7
10.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -3.67
STRL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 16.07 vs. STRL: -3.67 )
STRL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -62.77   Max: 42.49
Current: -3.67

-62.77
42.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.80
STRL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1237 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. STRL: 6.80 )
STRL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.3   Max: 78
Current: 6.8

-32.3
78
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -37.30
STRL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. STRL: -37.30 )
STRL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.8   Max: 135.1
Current: -37.3

-41.8
135.1
» STRL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

STRL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Charles Brandes 385,667 sh (+0.53%)
Chuck Royce 975,993 sh (-2.56%)
Jim Simons 73,482 sh (-14.06%)
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Q2 2014

STRL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 1,036,493 sh (+6.20%)
Charles Brandes 384,337 sh (-0.34%)
Jim Simons 12,000 sh (-83.67%)
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Q3 2014

STRL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 1,050,993 sh (+1.40%)
Charles Brandes 382,312 sh (-0.53%)
Jim Simons 11,800 sh (-1.67%)
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Q4 2014

STRL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 63,900 sh (+441.53%)
Charles Brandes 411,832 sh (+7.72%)
Chuck Royce 858,893 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 858,893 sh (-18.28%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 16.81
STRL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. STRL: 16.81 )
N/A
P/B 0.60
STRL's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. STRL: 0.60 )
STRL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 4.69
Current: 0.6

0.36
4.69
P/S 0.11
STRL's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. STRL: 0.11 )
STRL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.36
Current: 0.11

0.07
1.36
EV-to-EBIT -26.06
STRL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 22.15 vs. STRL: -26.06 )
STRL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -35.2   Max: 26.7
Current: -26.06

-35.2
26.7
Current Ratio 1.50
STRL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. STRL: 1.50 )
STRL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 2.65
Current: 1.5

0.32
2.65
Quick Ratio 1.43
STRL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. STRL: 1.43 )
STRL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.43

0.13
2.63
Days Inventory 3.63
STRL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
93% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 49.22 vs. STRL: 3.63 )
STRL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 144.26
Current: 3.63

0.8
144.26
Days Sales Outstanding 42.84
STRL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 104.15 vs. STRL: 42.84 )
STRL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 77.16
Current: 42.84

4.7
77.16

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.00
STRL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
80% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. STRL: 1.00 )
STRL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 13.33
Current: 1

1.05
13.33
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
STRL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. STRL: 0.70 )
STRL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.68
Current: 0.7

0.54
1.68
Price/Median PS Value 0.20
STRL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. STRL: 0.20 )
STRL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 4.35
Current: 0.2

0.17
4.35
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
STRL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. STRL: 0.60 )
STRL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.74
Current: 0.6

0.2
2.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -4.60
STRL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1433 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. STRL: -4.60 )
STRL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 32.8
Current: -4.6

-4.6
32.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 31.47
STRL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. STRL: 31.47 )
STRL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.4   Max: 31
Current: 31.47

-7.4
31

Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction
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Sterling Construction Company, Inc. was founded in 1991 as a Delaware corporation. The Company is a heavy civil construction company engaged in the building and reconstruction of transportation and water infrastructure projects in Texas, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California, Hawaii and other states. Its transportation infrastructure projects include highways, roads, bridges and light rail and its water infrastructure projects include water, waste water and storm drainage systems. The Company performs the majority of the work required by its contracts with its own crew and equipment. It provides its services primarily by using traditional general contracting arrangements, including fixed-unit price contracts, lump sum contracts and cost-plus contracts. Fixed unit price contracts are used in competitively-bid public civil construction contracts. Under a lump sum contract, the contractor typically agrees to deliver a completed project in accordance with the contract's requirements for a specific price, and the customer agrees to pay the price according to a negotiated payment schedule. In a cost plus contract, the owner of a project generally agrees to pay the cost of all of the contractor's labor, subcontracts and materials plus an amount for contractor overhead and profit. The Company also participates in joint ventures with other large construction companies and other partners, typically for large, technically complex projects, including design-build projects. Its operations are subject to compliance with numerous regulatory requirements of federal, state and local agencies and authorities.
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