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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.39
CLF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 1522 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.17 vs. CLF: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CLF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.02 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.39
0.05
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.12
CLF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CLF: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CLF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.93  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.12
-0.93
0.62
Debt-to-Equity 4.93
CLF's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
98% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. CLF: 4.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
CLF' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.19  Med: 0.26 Max: 4.93
Current: 4.93
-5.19
4.93
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.98
CLF's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
62% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. CLF: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
CLF' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.34  Med: 2.56 Max: 18.46
Current: 2.98
-0.34
18.46
Interest Coverage 5.26
CLF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
77% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CLF: 5.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CLF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 4.47 Max: 18.15
Current: 5.26
0.59
18.15
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 0.94
Beneish M-Score: -0.81
WACC vs ROIC
16.87%
101.83%
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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 26.41
CLF's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
86% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. CLF: 26.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CLF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.55  Med: 14.52 Max: 34.35
Current: 26.41
5.55
34.35
Net Margin % 47.17
CLF's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
95% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. CLF: 47.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CLF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -156.24  Med: 8.51 Max: 48.37
Current: 47.17
-156.24
48.37
ROA % 36.34
CLF's ROA % is ranked higher than
98% of the 1544 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -6.80 vs. CLF: 36.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CLF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -88.72  Med: 6.64 Max: 36.34
Current: 36.34
-88.72
36.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 47.94
CLF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
95% of the 1468 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.51 vs. CLF: 47.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CLF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -147.32  Med: 29.12 Max: 56.01
Current: 47.94
-147.32
56.01
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -16.40
CLF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CLF: -16.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CLF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.9  Med: 6.5 Max: 38.7
Current: -16.4
-35.9
38.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -16.70
CLF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 1196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. CLF: -16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CLF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -11.9 Max: 122.8
Current: -16.7
0
122.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 75.70
CLF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. CLF: 75.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CLF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -53.7 Max: 75.7
Current: 75.7
0
75.7
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Guru Trades

Q1 2018

CLF Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Andreas Halvorsen 2,600,010 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 467,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 937,500 sh (+40803.14%)
Ray Dalio 5,213,414 sh (+56.74%)
Louis Moore Bacon 25,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 14,662 sh (-36.40%)
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Q2 2018

CLF Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Murray Stahl 33,181 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 103,492 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,283,176 sh (+36.87%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Ray Dalio 2,039,477 sh (-60.88%)
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Q3 2018

CLF Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Ken Fisher 8,568,756 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 72,011 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 140,997 sh (+36.24%)
Murray Stahl 35,455 sh (+6.85%)
Chuck Royce 1,201,276 sh (-6.38%)
Ray Dalio 288,629 sh (-85.85%)
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Q4 2018

CLF Guru Trades in Q4 2018

Jim Simons 1,336,697 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 150,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 10,901,099 sh (+27.22%)
Chuck Royce 1,211,276 sh (+0.83%)
Ray Dalio 3,132,957 sh (+985.46%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 122,521 sh (-13.10%)
Murray Stahl 11,838 sh (-66.61%)
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Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals    NAICS: 212210    SIC: 1011
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Traded in other countries:CLF.France, CVA.Germany, CLF.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, formerly Cliffs Natural Resources Inc is an iron ore producer. The company operates mining properties in North America, United States, Canada and Australia. It also owns a large chromite project in Canada.

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, formerly Cliffs Natural Resources is the producer of iron ore in North America, operating mines in the United States and Canada that supply nearly 50% of North American blast furnace demand. The company also operates an iron ore mine in Australia and several coal mines in the U.S. and owns a large chromite project in Canada.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 2.70
CLF's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.16 vs. CLF: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CLF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.09  Med: 9.89 Max: 62.54
Current: 2.7
2.09
62.54
Forward PE Ratio 5.94
CLF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.02 vs. CLF: 5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 3.14
CLF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
90% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.67 vs. CLF: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CLF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 7.03 Max: 195.5
Current: 3.14
1.17
195.5
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 2.81
CLF's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
79% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.55 vs. CLF: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
CLF' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.18  Med: 9.13 Max: 57.57
Current: 2.81
2.18
57.57
PB Ratio 6.76
CLF's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 1472 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CLF: 6.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CLF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.63 Max: 8.16
Current: 6.76
0.41
8.16
PS Ratio 1.28
CLF's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CLF: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CLF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.87 Max: 4.6
Current: 1.28
0.11
4.6
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 17.28
CLF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
61% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. CLF: 17.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CLF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 11.38 Max: 2176
Current: 17.28
1.89
2176
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 6.35
CLF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
54% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.17 vs. CLF: 6.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CLF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 4.7 Max: 42.96
Current: 6.35
1.41
42.96
EV-to-EBIT 6.78
CLF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.78 vs. CLF: 6.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CLF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.1  Med: 8.45 Max: 43.4
Current: 6.78
-35.1
43.4
EV-to-EBITDA 5.89
CLF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
62% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.71 vs. CLF: 5.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CLF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.3  Med: 7 Max: 97.3
Current: 5.89
-4.3
97.3
EV-to-Revenue 1.70
CLF's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
51% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. CLF: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
CLF' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.7 Max: 4.8
Current: 1.7
0.5
4.8
Current Ratio 3.16
CLF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1507 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. CLF: 3.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CLF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 2.34 Max: 4.13
Current: 3.16
1.02
4.13
Quick Ratio 2.77
CLF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1506 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. CLF: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CLF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.64 Max: 3.48
Current: 2.77
0.5
3.48
Days Inventory 65.85
CLF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
53% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.78 vs. CLF: 65.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CLF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.79  Med: 54.78 Max: 98.8
Current: 65.85
45.79
98.8
Days Sales Outstanding 34.60
CLF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 34.79 vs. CLF: 34.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CLF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.29  Med: 18.89 Max: 35.48
Current: 34.6
7.29
35.48
Days Payable 41.40
CLF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
54% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 46.61 vs. CLF: 41.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CLF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.84  Med: 29.28 Max: 44.77
Current: 41.4
21.84
44.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.52
CLF's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
99% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. CLF: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CLF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.46 Max: 12.2
Current: 0.52
0.26
12.2
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.01
CLF's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CLF: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
CLF' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.16
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.16
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.07
CLF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
99% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. CLF: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.52
CLF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
99% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. CLF: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CLF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.46 Max: 12.2
Current: 0.52
0.26
12.2
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -24.00
CLF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -16.00 vs. CLF: -24.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CLF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.7  Med: -1.2 Max: 3.6
Current: -24
-24.7
3.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 6.79
CLF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 1470 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. CLF: 6.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CLF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.54 Max: 7.24
Current: 6.79
0.5
7.24
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.68
CLF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. CLF: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CLF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.66 Max: 6.52
Current: 1.68
0.26
6.52
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.45
CLF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. CLF: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CLF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.2 Max: 2.88
Current: 1.45
0.14
2.88
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.97
CLF's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
52% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CLF: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
CLF' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.73 Max: 2.14
Current: 0.97
0.42
2.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 14.85
CLF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
89% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.49 vs. CLF: 14.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CLF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -229.3  Med: 8.6 Max: 42.7
Current: 14.85
-229.3
42.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -3.73
CLF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. CLF: -3.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CLF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.7  Med: 21.3 Max: 130.9
Current: -3.73
-24.7
130.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,391.40
EPS (TTM) $ 3.67
Beta2.87
Volatility63.72%
52-Week Range $6.40 - 13.10
Shares Outstanding (Mil)290.57

Analyst Estimate

Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 2,295 2,278
EBIT (Mil $) 587 525
EBITDA (Mil $) 705 569
EPS ($) 1.63 1.21
EPS without NRI ($) 1.63 1.21
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.10 0.10

Piotroski F-Score Details

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

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