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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 : 3/10

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Cash to Debt 0.59
USU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 2400 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 170.20 vs. USU: 0.59 )
USU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.59

Equity to Asset -0.27
USU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. USU: -0.27 )
USU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.27   Max: 0.7
Current: -0.27

-0.27
0.7
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -1.19
M-Score: -3.53
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) -17.64
USU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. USU: -17.64 )
USU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -61.99   Max: 13.21
Current: -17.64

-61.99
13.21
Net-margin (%) -12.15
USU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 vs. USU: -12.15 )
USU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -64.48   Max: 9.97
Current: -12.15

-64.48
9.97
ROA (%) -9.32
USU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2398 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.73 vs. USU: -9.32 )
USU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -52.97   Max: 6.46
Current: -9.32

-52.97
6.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -378.20
USU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2327 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.19 vs. USU: -378.20 )
USU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -378.2   Max: 18.62
Current: -378.2

-378.2
18.62
Revenue Growth (%) -4.40
USU's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. USU: -4.40 )
USU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.3   Max: 10.8
Current: -4.4

-17.3
10.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

USU Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 2,315,904 sh (New)
Donald Smith 3,396,850 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 14,400 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

USU Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 2,406,129 sh (+3.9%)
Donald Smith 3,396,850 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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Q3 2013

USU Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 102,380 sh (+6.37%)
Donald Smith 135,473 sh (-0.3%)
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Q4 2013

USU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Donald Smith Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with USU

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Donald Smith 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$3.5 - $10.4 $ 3.51-56%0
Donald Smith 2012-09-30 Reduce -22.71%0.03%$12.5 - $25.75 $ 3.51-82%3396850
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Ratios

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PFCF 0.20
USU's PFCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.42 vs. USU: 0.20 )
USU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 56.7
Current: 0.2

0.2
56.7
EV-to-EBIT 9.60
USU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. USU: 9.60 )
USU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 89
Current: 9.6

3.1
89

Valuation & Return

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Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -629.90
USU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1970 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -13.54 vs. USU: -629.90 )
USU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -38   Max: 57.1
Current: -629.9

-38
57.1

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
Compare:BHP, RIO, CLF, XSRAY, AAUKY » details
Traded in other countries:UEA.Germany
USEC Inc. was organized under Delaware law. It is a global energy company and is a supplier of low enriched uranium (LEU) for commercial nuclear power plants. LEU is a critical component in the production of nuclear fuel for reactors to produce electricity. The Company supplies LEU to both domestic and international utilities for use in nuclear reactors worldwide. It is an executive agent for the U.S. government under a nuclear nonproliferation program with Russia, known as Megatons to Megawatts. It performs contract work for the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors at the Paducah and Portsmouth gaseous diffusion plants. It provides transportation and storage systems for spent nuclear fuel and provide nuclear and energy consulting services. It is deploying the American Centrifuge Plant to replace its gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment plant and to be well positioned to meet demand for LEU. The Company has two reportable segments: the low enriched uranium (LEU) segment with two components, separative work units (SWU) and uranium, and the U.S. government contracts segment. The LEU segment is its main business focus and includes sales of the SWU component of LEU, sales of both SWU and uranium components of LEU, and sales of uranium. The U.S. government contracts segment includes work performed for DOE and its contractors at the Portsmouth and Paducah GDPs as well as nuclear energy services and technologies provided by NAC. The Company performs contract work for DOE and DOE contractors at the Paducah and Portsmouth GDPs, including infrastructure support services and maintenance of the Portsmouth GDP in a state of 'cold shutdown' in preparation for decontamination and decommissioning. Through its subsidiary NAC International Inc., the Company is a provider of nuclear energy services and technologies, specializing in: design, fabrication and implementation of spent nuclear fuel technologies; nuclear materials transportation; and nuclear fuel cycle consulting services. The Company competes with three main producers of LEU, all of which are wholly or substantially owned by governments: Areva (France), Rosatom/TENEX (Russia) and Urenco (Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom). Currently, these competitors utilize or are in the process of transitioning to more efficient and cost-effective technology to enrich uranium than the Company uses at the Paducah GDP. The Company's operations are subject to a number of federal, state and local requirements regulating the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to the protection of the environment.

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