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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.35
CF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CF: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.22 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.35
Equity-to-Asset 0.22
CF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. CF: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.22
0.22
0.71
Debt-to-Equity 1.77
CF's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
88% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. CF: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
CF' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.33 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.77
0
1.77
Debt-to-EBITDA 10.20
CF's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
88% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. CF: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
CF' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.81 Max: 10.2
Current: 10.2
0
10.2
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 0.95
Beneish M-Score: -1.76
WACC vs ROIC
6.25%
0.24%
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % -1.00
CF's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
78% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.94 vs. CF: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1  Med: 28.51 Max: 49.88
Current: -1
-1
49.88
Net Margin % -9.98
CF's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
85% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. CF: -9.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.98  Med: 16.86 Max: 30.29
Current: -9.98
-9.98
30.29
ROE % -10.43
CF's ROE % is ranked lower than
84% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. CF: -10.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.43  Med: 28.31 Max: 54.22
Current: -10.43
-10.43
54.22
ROA % -2.41
CF's ROA % is ranked lower than
77% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CF: -2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.41  Med: 14.52 Max: 31.12
Current: -2.41
-2.41
31.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -2.05
CF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
82% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 10.67 vs. CF: -2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.05  Med: 65.64 Max: 183.12
Current: -2.05
-2.05
183.12
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -5.10
CF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. CF: -5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 12.8 Max: 24.8
Current: -5.1
0
24.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -33.20
CF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
90% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CF: -33.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 26.5 Max: 82.8
Current: -33.2
0
82.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

CF Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Pioneer Investments 679,433 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 255,000 sh (+70.00%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 5,500,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Ken Fisher 80,619 sh (-2.02%)
Robert Olstein 130,000 sh (-15.03%)
Steven Cohen 112,500 sh (-66.59%)
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Q1 2017

CF Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Pioneer Investments 1,672,836 sh (+146.21%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 5,675,000 sh (+3.18%)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Ken Fisher 68,899 sh (-14.54%)
Caxton Associates 200,000 sh (-21.57%)
Steven Cohen 36,500 sh (-67.56%)
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Q2 2017

CF Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 385,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,255,650 sh (New)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 6,292,000 sh (+10.87%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ken Fisher 67,352 sh (-2.25%)
Pioneer Investments 1,391,016 sh (-16.85%)
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Q3 2017

CF Guru Trades in Q3 2017

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 5,925,000 sh (-5.83%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CF

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-09-30 Reduce -5.83%0.05%$27.58 - $35.96 $ 36.3118%5,925,000
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-06-30 Add 10.87%0.08%$25.51 - $29.86 $ 36.3132%6,292,000
Ken Fisher 2017-06-30 Reduce -2.25%$25.51 - $29.86 $ 36.3132%67,352
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-03-31 Add 3.18%0.02%$28.68 - $36.85 $ 36.3111%5,675,000
Ken Fisher 2017-03-31 Reduce -14.54%$28.68 - $36.85 $ 36.3111%68,899
Robert Olstein 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.53%$28.68 - $36.85 $ 36.3111%0
Robert Olstein 2016-12-31 Reduce -15.03%0.07%$22.28 - $31.95 $ 36.3135%130,000
Ken Fisher 2016-12-31 Reduce -2.02%$22.28 - $31.95 $ 36.3135%80,619
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Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs    NAICS: 325311    SIC: 2873
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Headquarter Location:USA
CF Industries Holdings Inc is a leading producer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizers. The company operates various nitrogen facilities in America UK, and Canada. It primarily serves the international agriculture sector.

CF Industries is a leading producer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizers. The company operates seven nitrogen facilities in North America and holds joint venture interests in further production capacity in the United Kingdom and Trinidad and Tobago. In 2014, CF sold its vertically integrated phosphate assets to Mosaic.

Guru Investment Theses on CF Industries Holdings Inc

Longleaf Partners Comments on CF Industries - Apr 15, 2016

We sold three companies in the quarter and initiated a small position in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer and distributor CF Industries (NYSE:CF), which offered a more discounted way to increase our stake in OCI post deal. CF CEO Tony Will is buying back discounted shares, and OCI CEO Nassef Sawiris will be the largest CF shareholder and join the board when the deal closes.



From Longleaf Partners' International Fund first quarter 2016 letter.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 72.99
CF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 16.58 vs. CF: 72.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 2.59
CF's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. CF: 2.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 2.45 Max: 6.46
Current: 2.59
1.15
6.46
PS Ratio 2.28
CF's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. CF: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 2 Max: 3.8
Current: 2.28
0.62
3.8
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 25.01
CF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
64% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 19.28 vs. CF: 25.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.85  Med: 9.83 Max: 93.15
Current: 25.01
3.85
93.15
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 6.24
CF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
72% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. CF: 6.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.19  Med: 7.17 Max: 18.99
Current: 6.24
3.19
18.99
EV-to-EBIT -74.62
CF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.29 vs. CF: -74.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -262.2  Med: 6 Max: 40.5
Current: -74.62
-262.2
40.5
EV-to-EBITDA 27.11
CF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
83% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 13.61 vs. CF: 27.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 5.8 Max: 27.4
Current: 27.11
1.3
27.4
EV-to-Revenue 4.15
CF's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
82% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. CF: 4.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
CF' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.3 Max: 4.6
Current: 4.15
0.4
4.6
Shiller PE Ratio 12.15
CF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 21.91 vs. CF: 12.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.99  Med: 13.34 Max: 22.16
Current: 12.15
6.99
22.16
Current Ratio 1.86
CF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. CF: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 2.08 Max: 4.73
Current: 1.86
0.93
4.73
Quick Ratio 1.63
CF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CF: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.66 Max: 4.44
Current: 1.63
0.66
4.44
Days Inventory 34.40
CF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
88% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 91.29 vs. CF: 34.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.37  Med: 35.08 Max: 82.16
Current: 34.4
29.37
82.16
Days Sales Outstanding 27.76
CF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 68.20 vs. CF: 27.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.75  Med: 17.05 Max: 27.76
Current: 27.76
12.75
27.76

Dividend & Buy Back

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vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.30
CF's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
73% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. CF: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.73 Max: 5.43
Current: 3.3
0.06
5.43
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 39.70
CF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. CF: 39.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
CF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 55.4 Max: 171.4
Current: 39.7
0
171.4
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.24
CF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
72% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CF: 3.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 23.51
CF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
94% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. CF: 23.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 5.2 Max: 38.69
Current: 23.51
0.43
38.69
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.80
CF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -3.70 vs. CF: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 5.8
-9
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 10.84
CF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. CF: 10.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 3.83 Max: 10.84
Current: 10.84
1.01
10.84
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.83
CF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CF: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.8 Max: 1.83
Current: 1.83
0.54
1.83
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.14
CF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CF: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.14
0.2
1.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -1.34
CF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
84% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. CF: -1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.6  Med: 14.3 Max: 67.8
Current: -1.34
-1.6
67.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -26.38
CF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
89% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CF: -26.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27  Med: 39.2 Max: 105.9
Current: -26.38
-27
105.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,708.00
EPS (TTM) $ -1.60
Beta1.08
Short Percentage of Float16.04%
52-Week Range $22.18 - 37.39
Shares Outstanding (Mil)233.25

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 4,037 4,546 4,644
EPS ($) -0.37 0.86 0.94
EPS without NRI ($) -0.37 0.86 0.94
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 1.20 1.20 1.20

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 33
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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