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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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.07
LIME's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 2242 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. LIME: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LIME' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 1.47 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07
Equity-to-Asset -0.10
LIME's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 2209 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. LIME: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LIME' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.49  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.79
Current: -0.1
-0.49
0.79
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: -4.11
Beneish M-Score: -3.47
WACC vs ROIC
10.68%
-146.88%
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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -9.34
LIME's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
86% of the 2217 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. LIME: -9.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LIME' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -163.89  Med: -18.89 Max: -0.12
Current: -9.34
-163.89
-0.12
Net Margin % -11.55
LIME's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
87% of the 2219 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. LIME: -11.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LIME' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -201.96  Med: -27.89 Max: -2.8
Current: -11.55
-201.96
-2.8
ROA % -22.16
LIME's ROA % is ranked lower than
93% of the 2247 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. LIME: -22.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LIME' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.41  Med: -27.88 Max: -6.55
Current: -22.16
-77.41
-6.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -84.76
LIME's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
94% of the 2238 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.55 vs. LIME: -84.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LIME' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -739.65  Med: -132.92 Max: -28.3
Current: -84.76
-739.65
-28.3
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 5.40
LIME's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
62% of the 1986 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. LIME: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LIME' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.3  Med: -12.6 Max: 54.6
Current: 5.4
-61.3
54.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -74.80
LIME's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. LIME: -74.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LIME' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.8  Med: -30.45 Max: 22.9
Current: -74.8
-74.8
22.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -55.30
LIME's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
96% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. LIME: -55.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
LIME' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.9  Med: -30.3 Max: 40.4
Current: -55.3
-58.9
40.4
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components    NAICS: 335129    SIC: 3648
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Traded in other countries:ECLC.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Lime Energy Co designs and implements energy efficiency programs enabling utility clients to reach their underserved markets and achieve their energy reduction goals. Its programs help businesses use less energy through upgrade of existing equipment.

Lime Energy Co. was formed on December 5, 1997 as Electric City LLC. It is a provider of integrated energy engineering, consulting and implementation solutions specializing in improving the energy efficiency of its clients' facilities, thereby reducing their operating costs and carbon emissions. Its energy efficiency programs operate within the utility sector and its clients include two of the five largest investor-owned utilities in the country. The Company focuses on deploying direct install energy efficiency solutions for small and mid-size commercial and industrial business programs that improve energy efficiency, reduce energy-related expenditures and lessen the impact of energy use on the environment. Currently, these solutions include energy efficient lighting upgrades and energy efficient mechanical upgrades. The Company's operations are comprised of two distinct segments: The Energy Efficiency Services segment; and the Renewable Energy segment. The Energy Efficiency Services segment includes the Utility Program Management business. The services of this segment include program design, program management, marketing & customer recruitment, auditing and installation of energy conservation measures for small business customers of utilities or public utility commissions. The Renewable Energy segment includes the operations of GES-Port Charlotte, which operates the Zemel Road landfill-gas electric generating facility located in Punta Gorda, Florida. The Company's customers include utilities and its small business customers and the Army Corp. of Engineers. The Company faces strong competition from other providers of energy efficiency solutions, local electrical and mechanical contractors and engineering firms, lighting and lighting fixture manufacturers and lighting fixture distributors. As a Delaware corporation, the Company is subject to certain Delaware anti-takeover provisions, including the application of Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PS Ratio 0.24
LIME's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 2190 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LIME: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LIME' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.72 Max: 8.29
Current: 0.24
0.03
8.29
EV-to-EBIT -4.57
LIME's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 2054 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. LIME: -4.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LIME' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.8  Med: -4.7 Max: 1
Current: -4.57
-26.8
1
EV-to-EBITDA -6.74
LIME's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 2194 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 11.64 vs. LIME: -6.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LIME' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72  Med: -6.15 Max: 1.7
Current: -6.74
-72
1.7
Shiller PE Ratio 0.28
LIME's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 34.92 vs. LIME: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
LIME' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.28
0.16
0.31
Current Ratio 1.21
LIME's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 2158 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. LIME: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LIME' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.53 Max: 3.9
Current: 1.21
0.51
3.9
Quick Ratio 1.14
LIME's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 2158 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LIME: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LIME' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.4 Max: 3.28
Current: 1.14
0.32
3.28
Days Inventory 11.39
LIME's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 2159 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.67 vs. LIME: 11.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LIME' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 4.97 Max: 54.56
Current: 11.39
0.08
54.56
Days Sales Outstanding 84.82
LIME's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 1832 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 77.75 vs. LIME: 84.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LIME' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 64.77  Med: 100.15 Max: 271.62
Current: 84.82
64.77
271.62
Days Payable 114.30
LIME's Days Payable is ranked higher than
85% of the 1756 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 60.05 vs. LIME: 114.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LIME' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.76  Med: 101.46 Max: 225.87
Current: 114.3
53.76
225.87

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -38.80
LIME's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. LIME: -38.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LIME' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -173.2  Med: -39.45 Max: 0
Current: -38.8
-173.2
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.34
LIME's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1941 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. LIME: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LIME' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 2.33 Max: 292.01
Current: 0.34
0.04
292.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -21.88
LIME's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
94% of the 2702 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. LIME: -21.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LIME' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 98.8  Med: 129.5 Max: 238.4
Current: -21.88
98.8
238.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $100.1
EPS (TTM) $ -1.46
Beta0.90
Short Percentage of Float0.04%
52-Week Range $1.30 - 3.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)9.68

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