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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.50
STRL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. STRL: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
STRL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 1.21 Max: N/A
Current: 0.5
Equity to Asset 0.39
STRL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. STRL: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
STRL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.78  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.39
-0.78
0.7
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.93
M-Score: -4.23
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 (%) -3.26
STRL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. STRL: -3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
STRL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -12.43  Med: 3.29 Max: 9.45
Current: -3.26
-12.43
9.45
Net-margin (%) -4.12
STRL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. STRL: -4.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
STRL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -32.53  Med: -0.05 Max: 6.06
Current: -4.12
-32.53
6.06
ROE (%) -20.28
STRL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.42 vs. STRL: -20.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
STRL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -134.33  Med: 10.04 Max: 754.95
Current: -20.28
-134.33
754.95
ROA (%) -8.69
STRL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 935 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. STRL: -8.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
STRL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.7  Med: 2.49 Max: 10.67
Current: -8.69
-41.7
10.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -17.77
STRL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.52 vs. STRL: -17.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
STRL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -303.77  Med: 14.18 Max: 44.7
Current: -17.77
-303.77
44.7
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.80
STRL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. STRL: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
STRL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.3  Med: 6.60 Max: 78
Current: 6.8
-32.3
78
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -37.30
STRL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. STRL: -37.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
STRL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.8  Med: 8.20 Max: 135.1
Current: -37.3
-41.8
135.1
» STRL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2015

STRL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 231,100 sh (+261.66%)
Charles Brandes 417,227 sh (+1.31%)
Chuck Royce 335,671 sh (-60.92%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 13.59
STRL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.74 vs. STRL: 13.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.69
STRL's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. STRL: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
STRL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.20 Max: 4.69
Current: 0.69
0.39
4.69
P/S 0.12
STRL's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. STRL: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
STRL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.47 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.12
0.07
1.36
Current Ratio 1.31
STRL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. STRL: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
STRL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.63 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.31
0.31
2.84
Quick Ratio 1.26
STRL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. STRL: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
STRL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.54 Max: 2.83
Current: 1.26
0.12
2.83
Days Inventory 3.57
STRL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 25.74 vs. STRL: 3.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
STRL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 3.49 Max: 144.26
Current: 3.57
0.8
144.26
Days Sales Outstanding 52.69
STRL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 72.67 vs. STRL: 52.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
STRL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 51.98 Max: 77.16
Current: 52.69
4.7
77.16

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.27
STRL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. STRL: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
STRL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.14 Max: 13.33
Current: 1.27
1.05
13.33
Price/Projected FCF 0.97
STRL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. STRL: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
STRL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.96
Current: 0.97
0.51
2.96
Price/Median PS Value 0.25
STRL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. STRL: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
STRL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.76 Max: 4.35
Current: 0.25
0.15
4.35
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.56
STRL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
678% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. STRL: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
STRL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.80 Max: 4.01
Current: 0.56
0.2
4.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -19.91
STRL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. STRL: -19.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
STRL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -20.48  Med: 9.80 Max: 32.8
Current: -19.91
-20.48
32.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 35.26
STRL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. STRL: 35.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
STRL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -7.4  Med: 10.60 Max: 31
Current: 35.26
-7.4
31

Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction
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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. 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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