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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 0.71
STRL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. STRL: 0.71 )
STRL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.71

Equity to Asset 0.44
STRL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. STRL: 0.44 )
STRL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.78   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.44

-0.78
0.7
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.98
M-Score: -2.20
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 (%) -5.07
STRL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. STRL: -5.07 )
STRL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -12.51   Max: 9.45
Current: -5.07

-12.51
9.45
Net-margin (%) -7.94
STRL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. STRL: -7.94 )
STRL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -32.53   Max: 6.06
Current: -7.94

-32.53
6.06
ROE (%) -32.73
STRL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.02 vs. STRL: -32.73 )
STRL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -134.33   Max: 754.95
Current: -32.73

-134.33
754.95
ROA (%) -16.25
STRL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. STRL: -16.25 )
STRL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.7   Max: 10.67
Current: -16.25

-41.7
10.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -27.30
STRL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 18.52 vs. STRL: -27.30 )
STRL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -62.77   Max: 42.49
Current: -27.3

-62.77
42.49
Revenue Growth (%) 6.40
STRL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. STRL: 6.40 )
STRL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.3   Max: 78
Current: 6.4

-32.3
78
» STRL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

STRL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Charles Brandes 346,812 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,125,993 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 129,100 sh (-19.99%)
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Q4 2013

STRL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Charles Brandes 383,617 sh (+10.61%)
Chuck Royce 1,001,666 sh (-11.04%)
Jim Simons 85,500 sh (-33.77%)
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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 (+6.2%)
Charles Brandes 384,337 sh (-0.34%)
Jim Simons 12,000 sh (-83.67%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with STRL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 New Buy0.04%$9.17 - $10.5 $ 7.61-22%346812
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.99
STRL's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. STRL: 0.99 )
STRL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 4.69
Current: 0.99

0.63
4.69
P/S 0.20
STRL's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. STRL: 0.20 )
STRL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.36
Current: 0.2

0.1
1.36
EV-to-EBIT -5.09
STRL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. STRL: -5.09 )
STRL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3   Max: 26.7
Current: -5.09

3
26.7
Current Ratio 1.30
STRL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. STRL: 1.30 )
STRL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.3

0.31
2.84
Quick Ratio 1.26
STRL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. STRL: 1.26 )
STRL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.83
Current: 1.26

0.12
2.83

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
STRL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. STRL: 1.60 )
STRL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 13.33
Current: 1.6

1.05
13.33
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.09
STRL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 18.28 vs. STRL: 1.09 )
STRL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.98
Current: 1.09

0.51
2.98
Price/Median PS Value 0.43
STRL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. STRL: 0.43 )
STRL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 4.35
Current: 0.43

0.15
4.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.00
STRL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. STRL: 10.00 )
STRL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 32.8
Current: 10

3.7
32.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.81
STRL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. STRL: 6.81 )
STRL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2   Max: 27
Current: 6.81

2
27

Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction
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Traded in other countries:UAO.Germany
Sterling Construction Company, Inc., was founded in 1991 as a Delaware corporation. The Company is a heavy civil construction company that specializes in the building, reconstruction and repair of transportation and water infrastructure. Its transportation infrastructure projects include highways, roads, bridges and light and commuter rail. Water infrastructure projects include water, wastewater and storm drainage systems. It provides general contracting services including excavating, concrete and asphalt paving, pipe and rail installation, construction of bridges and similar large structures, concrete and asphalt batch plant operations, concrete crushing and aggregates operations, primarily to public sector clients. It performs the majority of its work utilizing its own employees and equipment. Its competitors include companies that it bid against for construction contracts and compete against for short listings, mandates and joint ventures. The Company's operations are subject to compliance with numerous regulatory requirements of federal, state and local agencies and authorities, including regulations concerning safety, wage and hour, and other labor issues, immigration controls, vehicle and equipment operations and other aspects of its business.
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