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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

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Cash-to-Debt 0.07
CISN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 1995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. CISN: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CISN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 5000.12 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07
0.03
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.17
CISN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. CISN: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CISN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.19
Current: 0.17
-0.2
0.19
Debt-to-Equity 3.94
CISN's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
98% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. CISN: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
CISN' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.88  Med: 3.76 Max: 4.04
Current: 3.94
-3.88
4.04
Debt-to-EBITDA 8.46
CISN's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
91% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CISN: 8.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
CISN' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.46  Med: 12.91 Max: 15.35
Current: 8.46
8.46
15.35
Interest Coverage 0.66
CISN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 138.02 vs. CISN: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CISN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.66
0.33
0.66
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 0.81
Beneish M-Score: -2.64
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 : 3/10

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Operating Margin % 7.96
CISN's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
61% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. CISN: 7.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CISN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.27  Med: -4.2 Max: 7.96
Current: 7.96
-8.27
7.96
Net Margin % -12.62
CISN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
77% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. CISN: -12.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CISN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.11  Med: -21.04 Max: -12.62
Current: -12.62
-27.11
-12.62
ROE % -25.85
CISN's ROE % is ranked lower than
82% of the 1869 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. CISN: -25.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CISN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1810.88  Med: -1810.88 Max: -25.85
Current: -25.85
-1810.88
-25.85
ROA % -4.49
CISN's ROA % is ranked lower than
71% of the 2005 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. CISN: -4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CISN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.78  Med: -9.32 Max: -4.49
Current: -4.49
-27.78
-4.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 11.90
CISN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
58% of the 1965 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.66 vs. CISN: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CISN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -150.61  Med: -92.22 Max: 11.9
Current: 11.9
-150.61
11.9
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

CISN Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 109,600 sh (New)
Ron Baron 6,706,786 sh (+66.79%)
Alan Fournier 1,835,874 sh (-26.01%)
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Q4 2017

CISN Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Pioneer Investments 448,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 153,200 sh (+39.78%)
Ron Baron 6,798,252 sh (+1.36%)
Alan Fournier 1,818,574 sh (-0.94%)
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Q1 2018

CISN Guru Trades in Q1 2018

First Pacific Advisors 605,827 sh (New)
FPA Capital Fund 233,712 sh (New)
Jim Simons 703,500 sh (+359.20%)
Pioneer Investments 630,600 sh (+40.66%)
Ron Baron 7,046,447 sh (+3.65%)
Alan Fournier 1,200,000 sh (-34.01%)
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Q2 2018

CISN Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Joel Greenblatt 42,733 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,890 sh (New)
FPA Capital Fund 337,772 sh (+44.52%)
First Pacific Advisors 848,242 sh (+40.01%)
Pioneer Investments 744,700 sh (+18.09%)
Ron Baron 7,054,047 sh (+0.11%)
Alan Fournier 1,200,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 659,800 sh (-6.21%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CISN

(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
Ron Baron 2018-06-30 Add 0.11%$11.29 - $16.83 $ 14.765%7,054,047
FPA Capital Fund 2018-06-30 Add 44.52%0.64%$11.29 - $16.83 $ 14.765%337,772
Joel Greenblatt 2018-06-30 New Buy0.01%$11.29 - $16.83 $ 14.765%42,733
Ron Baron 2018-03-31 Add 3.65%0.01%$11.34 - $12.67 $ 14.7624%7,046,447
FPA Capital Fund 2018-03-31 New Buy1.02%$11.34 - $12.67 $ 14.7624%233,712
Ron Baron 2017-12-31 Add 1.36%$11.19 - $13.42 $ 14.7620%6,798,252
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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Traded in other countries:C0X.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Cision Ltd is a media communication technology and analytics company. It has created Cision Communications Cloud, a earned media cloud-based platform. Its solutions also include PR Newswire, Gorkana, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact.

Cision Ltd is a media communication technology and analytics company. It has created Cision Communications Cloud, a earned media cloud-based platform. Its solutions also include PR Newswire, Gorkana, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact.

Guru Investment Theses on Cision Ltd

FPA Capital Comments on Cision Ltd. - Jul 26, 2018

As part of our effort to improve portfolio quality without sacrificing our conservative standards on valuation, we initiated a position in Cision Ltd. (NYSE:CISN) during the first quarter. At the time of underwriting, CISN was just six months removed from its IPO, poorly covered by the street, and was trading at a significant discount to other vertical software peers.



The company is the clear leader in an otherwise fragmented (point solution driven) market and provides the only comprehensive SaaS platform for public relations and marketing communication professionals at 91 of the top 100 worldwide brands and 96 of the top 100 PR companies in the U.S. Our research suggests that CISN can generate attractive long-term organic cash flow growth by converting customers away from a typical infrastructure of disparate point solutions, to its closed-loop SaaS platform, allowing it to grow well beyond its 20% share of the PR Software and Services market. Further, the company recently launched the first monitoring tools that truly quantify ROI on earned media campaigns (i.e. Nike can track spending online and at retail stores that stems from a marketing campaign coordinated with a widely followed Instagrammer). Our survey work covering current and potential customers clearly indicates that this could make CISN's software offering more of a necessity. It could also significantly increase the company's total addressable market by enabling it to enter the much larger Marketing Software market. It's important to understand that there's a clear consensus view that earned media generates significantly higher ROIs than the dominant paid media category (i.e. banner ads, etc.), yet earned media marketing budgets remain very small because reliable attribution tools were previously unavailable.



Finally, we believe that CISN has a great cash-flow profile. The company has predominantly recurring revenues, EBITDA margins gravitating to the high 30s, and the majority of that EBITDA is converted to free cash flow because of low capital investment requirements.



From FPA Capital's second quarter 2018 shareholder letter.



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Top Ranked Articles about Cision Ltd

The Globe and Mail and Cision enter exclusive distribution partnership
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Cision Ltd. Announces Proposed Offering of 12,000,000 Shares by Selling Shareholders
Cision Names Gregg Spratto As Chief Operating Officer
Cision® Acquires ShareIQ Visual Recognition Technology
FPA Capital Comments on Cision Ltd. Guru stock highlight
As part of our effort to improve portfolio quality without sacrificing our conservative standards on valuation, we initiated a position in Cision Ltd. (NYSE:CISN) during the first quarter. At the time of underwriting, CISN was just six months removed from its IPO, poorly covered by the street, and was trading at a significant discount to other vertical software peers. Read more...
Cision Plans Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call
Cision and PRIME Research Win 12 AMEC Awards at the 10th annual AMEC Summit in Barcelona
Cision® Introduces New Social Influencer Discovery Capabilities

Ratios

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Forward PE Ratio 23.53
CISN's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. CISN: 23.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 6.13
CISN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 1858 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. CISN: 6.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CISN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 6.28 Max: 88.21
Current: 6.13
1.08
88.21
PS Ratio 2.63
CISN's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1840 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CISN: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CISN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.92 Max: 3.22
Current: 2.63
0.48
3.22
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 21.12
CISN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
58% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.05 vs. CISN: 21.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CISN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.92  Med: 21.5 Max: 150
Current: 21.12
6.92
150
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 15.92
CISN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
61% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. CISN: 15.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CISN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.32  Med: 13.7 Max: 150
Current: 15.92
5.32
150
EV-to-EBIT 477.81
CISN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
98% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.89 vs. CISN: 477.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CISN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -154  Med: -9.45 Max: 531.4
Current: 477.81
-154
531.4
EV-to-EBITDA 21.38
CISN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
63% of the 1413 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 15.96 vs. CISN: 21.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CISN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.8  Med: 21 Max: 29.3
Current: 21.38
-13.8
29.3
EV-to-Revenue 4.47
CISN's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
66% of the 1910 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. CISN: 4.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
CISN' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 4.1 Max: 5
Current: 4.47
0.5
5
Current Ratio 0.81
CISN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 1957 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. CISN: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CISN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.22 Max: 11.86
Current: 0.81
0.21
11.86
Quick Ratio 0.81
CISN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 1957 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. CISN: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CISN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.22 Max: 11.86
Current: 0.81
0.21
11.86
Days Sales Outstanding 60.83
CISN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 1879 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.11 vs. CISN: 60.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CISN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 60.83  Med: 66.83 Max: 68.36
Current: 60.83
60.83
68.36
Days Payable 24.47
CISN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
71% of the 1720 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 45.50 vs. CISN: 24.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CISN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.58  Med: 21.9 Max: 24.47
Current: 24.47
19.58
24.47

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.85
CISN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CISN: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CISN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.99 Max: 3.3
Current: 2.85
0.54
3.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 0.20
CISN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
64% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. CISN: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CISN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.6  Med: -0.8 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.2
-14.6
0.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $695.46
EPS (TTM) $ -0.59
Volatility31.04%
52-Week Range $11.13 - 18.28
Shares Outstanding (Mil)132.71

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 729 777 799
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $) 238 262 253
EPS ($) 0.01 0.25 0.31
EPS without NRI ($) 0.01 0.25 0.31
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
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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