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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 3.71
STRL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. STRL: 3.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
STRL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.19 Max: N/A
Current: 3.71
Equity-to-Asset 0.35
STRL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. STRL: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
STRL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.78  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.35
-0.78
0.7
Interest Coverage 0.21
STRL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 24.14 vs. STRL: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
STRL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 78.87 Max: 157.85
Current: 0.21
0.21
157.85
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 2.45
Beneish M-Score: -3.40
WACC vs ROIC
3.47%
0.54%
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
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history
Operating Margin % 0.10
STRL's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
78% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. STRL: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
STRL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.43  Med: 4.66 Max: 9.45
Current: 0.1
-12.43
9.45
Net Margin % -0.60
STRL's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
77% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. STRL: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
STRL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.29  Med: 2.05 Max: 6.06
Current: -0.6
-13.29
6.06
ROE % -21.75
STRL's ROE % is ranked lower than
91% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. STRL: -21.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
STRL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.14  Med: 3.9 Max: 19.08
Current: -21.75
-48.14
19.08
ROA % -1.34
STRL's ROA % is ranked lower than
81% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. STRL: -1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
STRL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.46  Med: 2.49 Max: 9.31
Current: -1.34
-24.46
9.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 0.73
STRL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
79% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 16.22 vs. STRL: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
STRL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.27  Med: 24.54 Max: 44.7
Current: 0.73
-57.27
44.7
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -5.70
STRL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. STRL: -5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
STRL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.2  Med: 6.4 Max: 78
Current: -5.7
-32.2
78
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -62.20
STRL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
97% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. STRL: -62.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
STRL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.2  Med: 4.3 Max: 27.9
Current: -62.2
-62.2
27.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 98.10
STRL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. STRL: 98.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
STRL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.8  Med: 10.5 Max: 135.1
Current: 98.1
-41.8
135.1
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Q1 2016

STRL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 264,000 sh (+40.20%)
Charles Brandes 93,458 sh (+2.52%)
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STRL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

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Jim Simons 652,800 sh (+80.73%)
Charles Brandes 175,489 sh (-0.79%)
Chuck Royce 192,300 sh (-5.87%)
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STRL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction    NAICS: 237990    SIC: 1629
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Sterling Construction Co Inc 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.

Sterling Construction Co 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. The Company provides its services 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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 29.59
STRL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 16.13 vs. STRL: 29.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 10.21
STRL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
60% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. STRL: 10.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
STRL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.52  Med: 11.79 Max: 102.66
Current: 10.21
5.52
102.66
PB Ratio 2.07
STRL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. STRL: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
STRL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.14 Max: 4.25
Current: 2.07
0.39
4.25
PS Ratio 0.30
STRL's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. STRL: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
STRL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.39 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.3
0.07
1.35
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 6.87
STRL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
66% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. STRL: 6.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
STRL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.77  Med: 15.71 Max: 1649.38
Current: 6.87
3.77
1649.38
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.16
STRL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
66% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.43 vs. STRL: 5.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
STRL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67  Med: 7.56 Max: 24.94
Current: 5.16
2.67
24.94
EV-to-EBIT 301.99
STRL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.58 vs. STRL: 301.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
STRL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -211.6  Med: 4.8 Max: 314.5
Current: 301.99
-211.6
314.5
EV-to-EBITDA 12.11
STRL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
64% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.92 vs. STRL: 12.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
STRL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -133  Med: 4.35 Max: 59
Current: 12.11
-133
59
Current Ratio 1.25
STRL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. STRL: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
STRL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.5 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.25
0.31
2.84
Quick Ratio 1.23
STRL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. STRL: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
STRL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.83
Current: 1.23
0.12
2.83
Days Inventory 1.84
STRL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
92% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 25.34 vs. STRL: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
STRL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.42 Max: 3.88
Current: 1.84
0.8
3.88
Days Sales Outstanding 57.06
STRL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 67.34 vs. STRL: 57.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
STRL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.84  Med: 56.11 Max: 77.16
Current: 57.06
42.84
77.16
Days Payable 44.88
STRL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
68% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 79.53 vs. STRL: 44.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
STRL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.54  Med: 35.79 Max: 70.36
Current: 44.88
25.54
70.36

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.20
STRL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. STRL: -6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
STRL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.4  Med: -8.2 Max: -0.4
Current: -6.2
-28.4
-0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.00
STRL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. STRL: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
STRL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.19 Max: 12.8
Current: 4
1.05
12.8
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 11.69
STRL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
96% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. STRL: 11.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
STRL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.08 Max: 12.01
Current: 11.69
0.51
12.01
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.78
STRL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. STRL: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
STRL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.9 Max: 5.3
Current: 0.78
0.17
5.3
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.30
STRL's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. STRL: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
STRL' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.89 Max: 3.26
Current: 1.3
0
3.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 0.30
STRL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
78% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. STRL: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
STRL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 11.8 Max: 33.4
Current: 0.3
0.3
33.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 19.12
STRL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
73% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.82 vs. STRL: 19.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
STRL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.4  Med: 12.2 Max: 30.1
Current: 19.12
-7.4
30.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $674.3
EPS (TTM) $ -1.20
Beta0.02
Short Percentage of Float2.60%
52-Week Range $4.19 - 9.78
Shares Outstanding (Mil)25.00

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 689 739 791
EPS ($) -0.42 0.32 0.70
EPS without NRI ($) -0.42 0.32 0.70
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
11.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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