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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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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
CET's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 1565 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CET: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CET' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 1.00
CET's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. CET: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CET' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 1 Max: 1.03
Current: 1
0.99
1.03
Interest Coverage No Debt
CET's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
78% of the 1445 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 399.93 vs. CET: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CET' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
WACC vs ROIC
8.26%
24.31%
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 96.75
CET's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
90% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.37 vs. CET: 96.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CET' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.79  Med: 95.42 Max: 135.17
Current: 96.75
-40.79
135.17
Net Margin % 96.75
CET's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
87% of the 1480 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 44.88 vs. CET: 96.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CET' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.79  Med: 95.42 Max: 135.17
Current: 96.75
-40.79
135.17
ROE % 24.12
CET's ROE % is ranked higher than
86% of the 1571 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. CET: 24.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CET' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.76  Med: 4.64 Max: 24.12
Current: 24.12
-2.76
24.12
ROA % 24.29
CET's ROA % is ranked higher than
92% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. CET: 24.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CET' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.76  Med: 4.64 Max: 24.29
Current: 24.29
-2.76
24.29
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -8.10
CET's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 1125 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CET: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CET' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.1  Med: 8.3 Max: 119.2
Current: -8.1
-8.1
119.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -8.50
CET's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CET: -8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CET' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.5  Med: 0.05 Max: 8.6
Current: -8.5
-8.5
8.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -8.50
CET's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
64% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CET: -8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CET' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.5  Med: 0.05 Max: 8.6
Current: -8.5
-8.5
8.6
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523920    SIC: 6799
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Headquarter Location:USA
Central Securities Corp is a closed-end management investment company. Its investment objective is the long-term growth of capital.

Central Securities Corp is a closed-end management investment company. Its investment objective is a long-term growth of capital. The company invests primarily in common stocks, bonds, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, convertible preferred stocks, warrants, options real estate, or short-term obligations of governments, banks, and corporations.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 4.06
CET's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1198 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.52 vs. CET: 4.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CET' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.52  Med: 13.93 Max: 43.93
Current: 4.06
3.52
43.93
PE Ratio without NRI 4.06
CET's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
89% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.76 vs. CET: 4.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CET' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.52  Med: 13.93 Max: 43.93
Current: 4.06
3.52
43.93
PB Ratio 0.91
CET's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1557 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. CET: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CET' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.83 Max: 1
Current: 0.91
0.64
1
PS Ratio 5.61
CET's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.77 vs. CET: 5.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CET' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.41  Med: 14.1 Max: 167.58
Current: 5.61
3.41
167.58
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 28.79
CET's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
71% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.97 vs. CET: 28.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CET' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.32  Med: 16.69 Max: 50.27
Current: 28.79
10.32
50.27
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 28.79
CET's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
65% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 17.26 vs. CET: 28.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CET' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.32  Med: 16.69 Max: 50.27
Current: 28.79
10.32
50.27
EV-to-EBIT 4.01
CET's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.97 vs. CET: 4.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CET' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -403.6  Med: 5.5 Max: 41.3
Current: 4.01
-403.6
41.3
EV-to-EBITDA 4.01
CET's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
82% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.23 vs. CET: 4.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CET' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -419.5  Med: 5.5 Max: 41.1
Current: 4.01
-419.5
41.1
EV-to-Revenue 3.88
CET's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
67% of the 1289 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.55 vs. CET: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
CET' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 13.7 Max: 164.6
Current: 3.88
3.3
164.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 3.77
CET's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
53% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. CET: 3.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CET' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.61  Med: 4.93 Max: 17.79
Current: 3.77
3.61
17.79
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.15
CET's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. CET: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
CET' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.69
Current: 0.15
0.15
1.69
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -35.80
CET's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
86% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CET: -35.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
CET' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.8  Med: 24.35 Max: 60.2
Current: -35.8
-35.8
60.2
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.77
CET's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
57% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. CET: 3.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.59
CET's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
50% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. CET: 4.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CET' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.39  Med: 6 Max: 21.64
Current: 4.59
4.39
21.64
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.90
CET's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. CET: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CET' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.6  Med: -2.15 Max: -0.9
Current: -0.9
-2.6
-0.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Cash 82.91
CET's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
97% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.39 vs. CET: 82.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
CET' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.49  Med: 38.42 Max: 242.11
Current: 82.91
10.49
242.11
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.88
CET's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 1490 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. CET: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CET' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 0.82 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.88
0.79
0.89
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.76
CET's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CET: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CET' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.76
0
0.76
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.40
CET's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CET: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CET' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.73 Max: 11
Current: 0.4
0
11
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.40
CET's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. CET: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
CET' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.41 Max: 1.15
Current: 0.4
0.36
1.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 25.00
CET's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
88% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. CET: 25.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CET' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3  Med: 6.4 Max: 29.2
Current: 25
-0.3
29.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $168.60
EPS (TTM) $ 6.55
Beta0.99
Short Percentage of Float0.02%
52-Week Range $20.89 - 27.25
Shares Outstanding (Mil)24.81

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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