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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 0.07
CX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. CX: 0.07 )
CX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.28
CX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. CX: 0.28 )
CX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.28

0.27
0.45
Interest Coverage 0.73
CX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.65 vs. CX: 0.73 )
CX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 5.96
Current: 0.73

0.3
5.96
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.91
M-Score: -2.35
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.66
CX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.92 vs. CX: 8.66 )
CX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 29.75
Current: 8.66

2.48
29.75
Net-margin (%) -3.69
CX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. CX: -3.69 )
CX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.05   Max: 29.03
Current: -3.69

-13.05
29.03
ROE (%) -5.60
CX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. CX: -5.60 )
CX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.19   Max: 23.41
Current: -5.6

-14.19
23.41
ROA (%) -1.55
CX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. CX: -1.55 )
CX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.69   Max: 9.39
Current: -1.55

-4.69
9.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.77
CX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.73 vs. CX: 8.77 )
CX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 27.34
Current: 8.77

1.79
27.34
Revenue Growth (%) -5.20
CX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CX: -5.20 )
CX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.1   Max: 32.8
Current: -5.2

-20.1
32.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.20
CX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CX: 2.20 )
CX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -40.7   Max: 27.8
Current: 2.2

-40.7
27.8
EPS Growth (%) -15.20
CX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CX: -15.20 )
CX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -55.2   Max: 53.3
Current: -15.2

-55.2
53.3
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 866,269 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 131,500 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 32,891,345 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 5,197,372 sh (+11624.8%)
Howard Marks 1,751,663 sh (+1126.79%)
Charles Brandes 16,178,415 sh (+3.14%)
Chris Davis 21,765 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Ken Fisher 3,760,930 sh (-0.08%)
Dodge & Cox 73,074 sh (-8.36%)
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Q1 2014

CX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

RS Investment Management 1,742,100 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 4,177,600 sh (New)
George Soros 402,720 sh (New)
Howard Marks 2,304,945 sh (+31.59%)
Jim Simons 1,120,370 sh (+29.33%)
Ken Fisher 4,322,010 sh (+14.92%)
Paul Tudor Jones 50,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 21,765 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 66,419 sh (-9.11%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,481,472 sh (-13.77%)
Charles Brandes 13,850,501 sh (-14.39%)
Caxton Associates 24,000 sh (-81.75%)
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Q2 2014

CX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 230,000 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 5,619,704 sh (+29.35%)
Howard Marks 3,004,537 sh (+25.34%)
Charles Brandes 14,806,504 sh (+2.79%)
Ken Fisher 4,579,247 sh (+1.88%)
RS Investment Management 1,821,284 sh (+0.52%)
Chris Davis 22,635 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 69,068 sh (-0.01%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,082,350 sh (-12.41%)
George Soros 266,624 sh (-36.34%)
Jim Simons 448,941 sh (-61.47%)
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Q3 2014

CX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Larry Robbins 9,856,504 sh (+75.39%)
Howard Marks 3,938,637 sh (+31.09%)
Chris Davis 22,635 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 1,821,284 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Ken Fisher 4,569,695 sh (-0.21%)
Charles Brandes 14,693,225 sh (-0.77%)
Dodge & Cox 67,086 sh (-2.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,713,833 sh (-9.03%)
Paul Tudor Jones 100,000 sh (-56.52%)
Jim Simons 121,041 sh (-73.04%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CX

(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
George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$12.43 - $13.59 $ 12.68-3%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 Reduce -36.34%0.02%$12.17 - $13.58 $ 12.68-2%266624
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.8%$11.058 - $12.885 $ 12.685%0
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Reduce -14.39%0.35%$11.5 - $13.4 $ 12.681%13850501
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.05%$11.058 - $12.885 $ 12.685%402720
Mason Hawkins 2013-12-31 Sold Out 2%$9.69 - $11.31 $ 12.6820%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-12-31 New Buy1.8%$9.69 - $11.31 $ 12.6820%32891345
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.79%$9.69 - $11.31 $ 12.6820%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-09-30 Sold Out 3.7%$9.96 - $11.99 $ 12.6814%0
Mason Hawkins 2013-09-30 Reduce -14.19%0.3%$9.96 - $11.99 $ 12.6814%35375663
Chris Davis 2013-09-30 Reduce -48.87%$9.96 - $11.99 $ 12.6814%21765
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-06-30 Add 43.08%1.11%$9.27 - $11.93 $ 12.6817%63547228
Mason Hawkins 2013-06-30 Reduce -20.31%0.57%$9.27 - $11.93 $ 12.6817%41227246
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Reduce -6.11%0.15%$9.27 - $11.93 $ 12.6817%15816850
Ken Fisher 2013-06-30 Add 13895.6%0.1%$9.27 - $11.93 $ 12.6817%3761325
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-03-31 New Buy3.3%$9.13 - $11.47 $ 12.6825%44413658
Mason Hawkins 2013-03-31 Reduce -37.86%1.33%$9.13 - $11.47 $ 12.6825%51732448
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Reduce -24.37%0.61%$9.13 - $11.47 $ 12.6825%16845844
George Soros 2013-03-31 Add 216.3%0.61%$9.13 - $11.47 $ 12.6825%6250000
Dodge & Cox 2013-03-31 Reduce -99.66%0.35%$9.13 - $11.47 $ 12.6825%93555
Charles Brandes 2012-12-31 Reduce -32.08%1.03%$7.82 - $9.25 $ 12.6851%21418439
Dodge & Cox 2012-12-31 Reduce -63.24%0.5%$7.82 - $9.25 $ 12.6851%26655794
Bill Gates 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.32%$7.82 - $9.25 $ 12.6851%0
Chris Davis 2012-12-31 Add 33.19%$7.82 - $9.25 $ 12.6851%40928
Mason Hawkins 2012-09-30 Reduce -29.18%1.11%$5.88 - $7.92 $ 12.6885%94017299
George Soros 2012-09-30 New Buy0.26%$5.88 - $7.92 $ 12.6885%1900000
Ken Fisher 2012-09-30 New Buy$5.88 - $7.92 $ 12.6885%23622
Bill Gates 2012-06-30 Add 4%0.01%$4.62 - $7.17 $ 12.68119%6566511
Mason Hawkins 2012-03-31 Reduce -27.18%1.17%$4.75 - $7.63 $ 12.68109%132525731
Mason Hawkins 2011-09-30 Add 10.98%0.26%$2.97 - $7.57 $ 12.68143%177317137
Charles Brandes 2011-09-30 Add 9.87%0.12%$2.97 - $7.57 $ 12.68143%44651322
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Guru Investment Theses on Cemex SAB de CV

Mason Hawkins Comments on Cemex - Aug 13, 2013

Toward the end of the second quarter, we repurchased a small position in Cemex (CX) convertible bonds, which we sold earlier in the year after tightening spreads and a rising equity price pushed the price to our appraisal. More recently, the converts became attractive when investors broadly fled emerging markets, the peso weakened, and the Mexican government paused infrastructure spending. Longer term, we believe Mexico public improvements will increase, and Cemex also will benefit from recovery in the U.S.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 1.60
CX's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CX: 1.60 )
CX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 1.63
Current: 1.6

1.46
1.63
P/S 1.10
CX's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CX: 1.10 )
CX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 1.13
Current: 1.1

1.01
1.13
EV-to-EBIT 22.07
CX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.83 vs. CX: 22.07 )
CX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 21.7   Max: 23
Current: 22.07

21.7
23
Current Ratio 1.08
CX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CX: 1.08 )
CX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.27
Current: 1.08

0.42
1.27
Quick Ratio 0.81
CX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CX: 0.81 )
CX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.81

0.3
0.93

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
CX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. CX: 1.60 )
CX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 1.63
Current: 1.6

Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
CX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. CX: 1.40 )
CX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 1.41
Current: 1.4

Price/Median PS Value 1.00
CX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CX: 1.00 )
CX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 1.04
Current: 1

Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.50
CX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. CX: 4.50 )
CX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 4.6
Current: 4.5

4.3
4.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.05
CX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. CX: 13.05 )
CX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 22.3   Max: 22.5
Current: 13.05

22.3
22.5

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
Compare:HCMLF, JHX, AHCHY, LFRGY, SHW » details
Traded in other countries:CXMSF.USA, CEXB.Germany, CEXA.Germany, CEMEX CPO.Mexico, CX.Argentina
Cemex SAB de CV Cemex SAB de CV was founded in 1906. It is a cement manufacturer with operations in North America, Europe, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. It is a holding company of entities which main activities are oriented to the construction industry, through the production, marketing, distribution and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates and other construction materials. Cement is a binding agent, which, when mixed with sand, stone or other aggregates and water, produces either ready-mix concrete or mortar. It manufactures cement through a closely controlled chemical process, which begins with the mining and crushing of limestone and clay, and, in some instances, other raw materials. The clay and limestone are then pre-homogenized, a process which consists of combining different types of clay and limestone. It owns the registered trademarks for its brands in Mexico, such as 'Tolteca,' 'Monterrey,' 'Maya,' 'Anahuac,' 'Campana,' 'Gallo,' and 'Centenario.' The Company's competitors includes Lafarge Tarmac, Heidelberg, Aggregate Industries ,Hope Construction Materials , Dyckerhoff, Holcim, Schwenk Lafarge, Italcementi and Vicat. The Company's operations are subject to laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment in the various jurisdictions in which it operates, such as regulations regarding the release of cement dust into the air or emissions of greenhouse gases.
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