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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.49
CENX's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 291.20 vs. CENX: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CENX' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.48 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.49
Equity-to-Asset 0.49
CENX's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. CENX: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CENX' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.49
0.04
0.63
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 0.09
Beneish M-Score: -4.88
WACC vs ROIC
7.70%
-21.61%
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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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -15.70
CENX's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
69% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. CENX: -15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CENX' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.76  Med: 1.46 Max: 16.88
Current: -15.7
-17.76
16.88
Net Margin % -18.40
CENX's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
69% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. CENX: -18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CENX' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.42  Med: -2.92 Max: 6.55
Current: -18.4
-45.42
6.55
ROE % -28.35
CENX's ROE % is ranked lower than
66% of the 1395 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -10.31 vs. CENX: -28.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CENX' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -116.09  Med: -4.84 Max: 11.02
Current: -28.35
-116.09
11.02
ROA % -15.33
CENX's ROA % is ranked lower than
58% of the 1566 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -9.58 vs. CENX: -15.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CENX' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.81  Med: -2.7 Max: 6.6
Current: -15.33
-38.81
6.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -17.77
CENX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
53% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -13.76 vs. CENX: -17.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CENX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.37  Med: -1.29 Max: 11.58
Current: -17.77
-41.37
11.58
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -2.60
CENX's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -3.70 vs. CENX: -2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CENX' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.1  Med: 5.65 Max: 20.9
Current: -2.6
-37.1
20.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 86.10
CENX's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. CENX: 86.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CENX' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.3  Med: 41.75 Max: 191.6
Current: 86.1
-58.3
191.6
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CENX Guru Trades in Q2 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Aluminum    NAICS: 331318    SIC: 3334
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Traded in other countries:EY3.Germany, CENX.Iceland,
Headquarter Location:USA
Century Aluminum Co produces primary aluminum. The Company's primary aluminumis an internationally traded commodity. Its primary aluminum facilities produces value-added and standard-grade primary aluminum products.

Century Aluminum produces primary aluminum standard grade and value-added products. The firm operates smelter facilities in the United States and Iceland. The majority of revenue is generated from Glencore, which agreed to purchase nearly all of Century Aluminum's North American production. Century purchases nearly all of its alumina from Glencore. The company produces high purity aluminum, standard grade aluminum sow and tee bars, and value-added billet and foundry products. Century also owns a carbon anode production facility in the Netherlands.

Top Ranked Articles about Century Aluminum Co

Century Aluminum Sets Date for First Quarter 2017 Earnings Announcement
Century Reaches New Market-Based Power Agreement for Mt. Holly Smelter

Smelter to Continue to Operate at Approximately 50% Capacity

GOOSE CREEK, SC--(Marketwired - Jul 6, 2016) - Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) announced today that it has renegotiated a market-based agreement with a third-party supplier to provide approximately 75% of the power requirements for the Mt. Holly, South Carolina smelter. The remaining 25% of Mt. Holly's power requirement will continue to be supplied by Santee Cooper. The new market-based power agreement will allow Mt. Holly to continue to operate at half capacity while it seeks a competitive long-term arrangement. "We are proud of the team at Mt. Holly, who have operated the plant safely and efficiently during these highly uncertain times," commented Michael Bless, Century's President and CEO. "We have regrettably not been able to achieve an agreement for full market power access; such a structure is required for Mt. Holly's long-term competitiveness. We have achieved this current milestone due to the highly competitive nature of the wholesale power markets at the present time and additional cost reduction measures. "We are hopeful that additional consideration of this complex matter in South Carolina will enable Mt. Holly to purchase its full power requirement from the competitive market," added Bless. "The facts support the conclusion that such an outcome would be beneficial to each and every constituency, including Santee Cooper and its entire customer base. In addition, full access to market power will enable us to run Mt. Holly at its maximum capacity, rehire 300 employees and restore the $500 million in economic impact that has been unnecessarily lost." About Century Aluminum Century Aluminum Company owns primary aluminum capacity in the United States and Iceland. Century's corporate offices are located in Chicago, IL. Visit www.centuryaluminum.com for more information. Cautionary Statement This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to the "safe harbor" created by section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Forward-looking statements are statements about future, not past, events and involve certain important risks and uncertainties, any of which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may be identified by the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "forecast" or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," "might," or "may." Forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, statements with respect to the final terms of any agreement for power at Mt. Holly; the future operation of, and employment levels at, the Mt. Holly plant; future legislative action; our ability to access market power for Mt. Holly; our assessment of future power prices; future global and local financial and economic conditions; and our assessment of the aluminum market and aluminum prices (including premiums). More information about the risks, uncertainties and assumptions affecting the Company can be found in the risk factors and forward-looking statements cautionary language contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim, any obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances.


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Ratios

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Forward PE Ratio 21.14
CENX's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 17.01 vs. CENX: 21.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.79
CENX's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. CENX: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CENX' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.96 Max: 11.95
Current: 1.79
0.05
11.95
PS Ratio 0.95
CENX's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. CENX: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CENX' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.73
Current: 0.95
0.03
1.73
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 108.69
CENX's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
88% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. CENX: 108.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CENX' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 14.94 Max: 2280.34
Current: 108.69
0.74
2280.34
EV-to-EBIT -6.31
CENX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 20.02 vs. CENX: -6.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CENX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3271.5  Med: -3.8 Max: 11023.4
Current: -6.31
-3271.5
11023.4
EV-to-EBITDA -10.05
CENX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. CENX: -10.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CENX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -786  Med: 8.1 Max: 135.1
Current: -10.05
-786
135.1
Current Ratio 2.36
CENX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 1502 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. CENX: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CENX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.24 Max: 3.12
Current: 2.36
0.63
3.12
Quick Ratio 1.04
CENX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1502 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CENX: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CENX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.24
Current: 1.04
0.39
2.24
Days Inventory 62.65
CENX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
58% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 76.92 vs. CENX: 62.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CENX' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.45  Med: 49.52 Max: 63.86
Current: 62.65
34.45
63.86
Days Sales Outstanding 9.68
CENX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 36.83 vs. CENX: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CENX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.77  Med: 13.9 Max: 18.97
Current: 9.68
1.77
18.97
Days Payable 23.87
CENX's Days Payable is ranked lower than
70% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 47.37 vs. CENX: 23.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CENX' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.31  Med: 25.45 Max: 31.97
Current: 23.87
17.31
31.97

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.60
CENX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -12.90 vs. CENX: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CENX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.8  Med: -1.35 Max: 1.5
Current: 0.6
-41.8
1.5

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.75
CENX's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 1342 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. CENX: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CENX' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.49 Max: 22.44
Current: 1.75
0.11
22.44
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.85
CENX's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. CENX: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CENX' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.82 Max: 61.77
Current: 1.85
0.31
61.77
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.27
CENX's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CENX: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CENX' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.97
Current: 1.27
0.08
1.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -15.86
CENX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. CENX: -15.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CENX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.89  Med: 6.2 Max: 40.6
Current: -15.86
-16.89
40.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 4.24
CENX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
60% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -2.06 vs. CENX: 4.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CENX' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.8  Med: -5.4 Max: 60.2
Current: 4.24
-50.8
60.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,366
EPS (TTM) $ -2.89
Beta0.84
Short Percentage of Float28.28%
52-Week Range $5.53 - 16.53
Shares Outstanding (Mil)87.26

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,505 1,475 1,416
EPS ($) 0.69 0.29 -0.39
EPS without NRI ($) 0.69 0.29 -0.39
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Century Aluminum Sets Date for First Quarter 2017 Earnings Announcement Apr 07 2017 
Century Reaches New Market-Based Power Agreement for Mt. Holly Smelter Jul 06 2016 
Century Aluminum Sets Date for First Quarter 2016 Earnings Announcement Apr 13 2016 
Royce Opportunity Fund Annual Letter to Shareholders Mar 15 2016 
Royce Micro-Cap Opportunity Fund's Letter to Shareholders Mar 14 2016 
Century Aluminum Sets Date for Fourth Quarter 2015 Earnings Announcement Feb 02 2016 
Screening Based on Piotroski F-Score Jan 19 2016 
Century to Delist from Iceland Stock Exchange; Will Remain Listed on NASDAQ Dec 29 2015 
Hotchkis & Wiley Invest in International Paper, Packaging Corp. of America and Eaton Dec 28 2015 
Century Reaches Power Agreement for Mt. Holly Smelter Dec 18 2015 

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