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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 : 8/10

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Cash-to-Debt No Debt
CEF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CEF: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CEF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 1.00
CEF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. CEF: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CEF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1 Max: 1
Current: 1
Interest Coverage No Debt
CEF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1048 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 368.00 vs. CEF: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CEF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
WACC vs ROIC
6.48%
-2.63%
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 : 5/10

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Operating Margin % 120.27
CEF's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 33.18 vs. CEF: 120.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CEF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 96.91  Med: 101.29 Max: 120.27
Current: 120.27
96.91
120.27
Net Margin % 120.27
CEF's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 27.66 vs. CEF: 120.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CEF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 96.91  Med: 101.29 Max: 120.27
Current: 120.27
96.91
120.27
ROE % -2.62
CEF's ROE % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.97 vs. CEF: -2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CEF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.95  Med: -2.76 Max: 40.63
Current: -2.62
-30.95
40.63
ROA % -2.62
CEF's ROA % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1162 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CEF: -2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CEF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.91  Med: -2.76 Max: 40.56
Current: -2.62
-30.91
40.56
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -53.20
CEF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CEF: -53.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CEF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.2  Med: 23.9 Max: 42.8
Current: -53.2
-53.2
42.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -50.50
CEF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. CEF: -50.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CEF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.5  Med: 24.2 Max: 43.6
Current: -50.5
-50.5
43.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -50.60
CEF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. CEF: -50.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CEF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.6  Med: 22.8 Max: 43.9
Current: -50.6
-50.6
43.9
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523920    SIC: 7214
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Headquarter Location:Canada
Central Fund of Canada Ltd is an investment company. Its aims to invest the shareholder's funds in long-term holdings of gold and silver bullion for capital appreciation.

Central Fund of Canada Ltd is an investment company based in Canada. It caters to investors by providing them a low-cost investment alternative for long-term capital appreciation. Most of the company's net assets consist of long-term holdings of gold and silver bullion in bar and certificate form. A small portion of its net assets are also invested in marketable securities related to gold and silver markets and industries and on a minimal basis in cash assets.

Ratios

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PB Ratio 1.02
CEF's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CEF: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CEF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.32
Current: 1.02
0.6
1.32
Shiller PE Ratio 33.51
CEF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 19.53 vs. CEF: 33.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CEF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.9  Med: 19.2 Max: 34.85
Current: 33.51
15.9
34.85

Buy Back

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3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
CEF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CEF: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
CEF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: 0 Max: 26
Current: -100
-100
26
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.08
CEF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. CEF: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CEF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.11
Current: 0.08
0.04
0.11
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.30
CEF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. CEF: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CEF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.9  Med: -9.1 Max: 0.3
Current: 0.3
-27.9
0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 330.75
CEF's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. CEF: 330.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
CEF' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.64  Med: 115.35 Max: 1114
Current: 330.75
53.64
1114
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.98
CEF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CEF: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CEF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.98
0.9
1.11
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.27
CEF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. CEF: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CEF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.23 Max: 1.32
Current: 1.27
1.14
1.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -2.77
CEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.82 vs. CEF: -2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CEF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.83  Med: 14.7 Max: 56.9
Current: -2.77
-2.83
56.9

More Statistics

EPS (TTM) $ -0.35
Beta-0.19
Volatility9.83%
52-Week Range $12.97 - 13.88
Shares Outstanding (Mil)252.16

Piotroski F-Score Details

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Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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