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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 0.08
CISN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 2082 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.37 vs. CISN: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CISN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08
0.03
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.17
CISN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 1985 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: 0.09 Max: 0.19
Current: 0.17
-0.2
0.19
Debt-to-Equity 3.75
CISN's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
98% of the 1133 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. CISN: 3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
CISN' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.88  Med: 3.75 Max: 4.04
Current: 3.75
-3.88
4.04
Debt-to-EBITDA 10.91
CISN's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
97% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CISN: 10.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
CISN' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.46  Med: 12.91 Max: 15.35
Current: 10.91
10.46
15.35
Interest Coverage 0.44
CISN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 140.00 vs. CISN: 0.44 )
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: 0.44
Current: 0.44
0.33
0.44
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 0.70
Beneish M-Score: -236.06
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 % 6.53
CISN's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
57% of the 2027 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. CISN: 6.53 )
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: 6.53
Current: 6.53
-8.27
6.53
Net Margin % -15.10
CISN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
80% of the 2027 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. CISN: -15.10 )
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: -15.1
Current: -15.1
-27.11
-15.1
ROE % -36.12
CISN's ROE % is ranked lower than
86% of the 1969 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.14 vs. CISN: -36.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CISN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1810.88  Med: -1810.88 Max: -36.12
Current: -36.12
-1810.88
-36.12
ROA % -6.12
CISN's ROA % is ranked lower than
73% of the 2097 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. CISN: -6.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CISN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.78  Med: -9.32 Max: -6.12
Current: -6.12
-27.78
-6.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -50.45
CISN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
75% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.86 vs. CISN: -50.45 )
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: -33.82
Current: -50.45
-150.61
-33.82
GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with Cision Ltd CISN.
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Guru Trades

Q2 2017

CISN Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Alan Fournier 2,481,342 sh (New)
Ron Baron 4,021,000 sh (New)
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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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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 2018-03-31 Add 3.65%0.01%$11.34 - $12.67 $ 14.9526%7,046,447
FPA Capital Fund 2018-03-31 New Buy1.02%$11.34 - $12.67 $ 14.9526%233,712
Ron Baron 2017-12-31 Add 1.36%$11.19 - $13.42 $ 14.9521%6,798,252
Ron Baron 2017-09-30 Add 66.79%0.16%$10.39 - $13.2 $ 14.9529%6,706,786
Ron Baron 2017-06-30 New Buy0.21%$9.95 - $10.85 $ 14.9543%4,021,000
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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.

Top Ranked Articles about Cision Ltd

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Cision® Introduces New Social Influencer Discovery Capabilities
Cision Ltd. Announces Pricing of Secondary Offering
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First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) initiated a handful of major positions to top off a $31 billion portfolio in the first quarter. Read more...
Cision Ltd. Announces Proposed Offering of 12,000,000 Shares by Selling Shareholders
Cision Announces Completion Of Warrant Exchange Transactions
New Research Coverage Highlights Cision Ltd., FCB Financial, Akcea Therapeutics, RE/MAX, Pain Therapeutics, and Regal Beloit — Consolidated Revenues, Company Growth, and Expectations for 2018
Cision Ltd. Announces Completion of Exchange Offer and Plan to Exchange Remaining Outstanding Warrants
Cision Ltd. Announces Effectiveness of Registration Statement For its Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation Relating to its Warrants
Cision Ltd. Announces Amendment to Registration Statement For its Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation Relating to its Warrants

Ratios

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Forward PE Ratio 19.16
CISN's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.04 vs. CISN: 19.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 5.42
CISN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 1923 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. CISN: 5.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CISN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 4.91 Max: 88.21
Current: 5.42
1.08
88.21
PS Ratio 1.61
CISN's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 1917 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. CISN: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CISN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.9 Max: 3.07
Current: 1.61
0.48
3.07
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 20.74
CISN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
87% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.70 vs. CISN: 20.74 )
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: 5.92  Med: 16.93 Max: 150
Current: 20.74
5.92
150
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 16.94
CISN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
74% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. CISN: 16.94 )
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: 11.44 Max: 150
Current: 16.94
5.32
150
EV-to-EBIT -141.23
CISN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1329 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.79 vs. CISN: -141.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CISN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -154  Med: -43.3 Max: 111.3
Current: -141.23
-154
111.3
EV-to-EBITDA 29.64
CISN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
77% of the 1441 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. CISN: 29.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CISN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.8  Med: 20.2 Max: 30.21
Current: 29.64
-13.8
30.21
EV-to-Revenue 4.72
CISN's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
70% of the 2002 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. CISN: 4.72 )
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 Max: 4.8
Current: 4.72
0.5
4.8
Current Ratio 0.87
CISN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. CISN: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CISN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.37 Max: 11.86
Current: 0.87
0.21
11.86
Quick Ratio 0.87
CISN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. CISN: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CISN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.37 Max: 11.86
Current: 0.87
0.21
11.86
Days Sales Outstanding 69.93
CISN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
64% of the 1642 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.90 vs. CISN: 69.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CISN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 65.3  Med: 66.83 Max: 69.93
Current: 69.93
65.3
69.93
Days Payable 23.43
CISN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
63% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 45.06 vs. CISN: 23.43 )
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: 24.22
Current: 23.43
19.58
24.22

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.79
CISN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CISN: 1.79 )
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: 0.56  Med: 0.95 Max: 3.43
Current: 1.79
0.56
3.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.72
CISN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 2098 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. CISN: -0.72 )
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: -0.72
-14.6
0.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $665.11
EPS (TTM) $ -1.17
Volatility25.06%
52-Week Range $9.90 - 17.07
Shares Outstanding (Mil)130.71

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 688 711
EBIT (Mil $) 91 140
EBITDA (Mil $) 236 256
EPS ($) 0.02 0.39
EPS without NRI ($) 0.02 0.39
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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