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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.74
STRL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. STRL: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
STRL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.74 Max: 208.3
Current: 0.74
0
208.3
Equity-to-Asset 0.29
STRL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. STRL: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
STRL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.78  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.29
-0.78
0.7
Debt-to-Equity 0.65
STRL's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
62% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. STRL: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
STRL' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.56  Med: 0.29 Max: 15.34
Current: 0.65
-18.56
15.34
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.94
STRL's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
67% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. STRL: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
STRL' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.17  Med: 0.72 Max: 8.54
Current: 2.94
-0.17
8.54
Interest Coverage 1.95
STRL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
93% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 21.04 vs. STRL: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
STRL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.94  Med: 75.92 Max: 157.85
Current: 1.95
16.94
157.85
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 2.69
Beneish M-Score: -2.03
WACC vs ROIC
3.40%
11.88%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 1.59
STRL's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
79% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.18 vs. STRL: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
STRL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.43  Med: 0.96 Max: 9.45
Current: 1.59
-12.43
9.45
Net Margin % 0.25
STRL's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
80% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. STRL: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
STRL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.29  Med: -0.7 Max: 6.06
Current: 0.25
-13.29
6.06
ROE % 1.83
STRL's ROE % is ranked lower than
83% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.56 vs. STRL: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
STRL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.14  Med: -3.8 Max: 12.58
Current: 1.83
-48.14
12.58
ROA % 0.59
STRL's ROA % is ranked lower than
81% of the 1094 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. STRL: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
STRL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.46  Med: -1.67 Max: 7.02
Current: 0.59
-24.46
7.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 18.48
STRL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
75% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 18.56 vs. STRL: 18.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
STRL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.27  Med: 5.5 Max: 39.2
Current: 18.48
-57.27
39.2
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -3.70
STRL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
66% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. STRL: -3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
STRL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.2  Med: 4.4 Max: 78
Current: -3.7
-32.2
78
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -56.60
STRL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
96% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. STRL: -56.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
STRL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.6  Med: 8.2 Max: 135.1
Current: -56.6
-56.6
135.1
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

STRL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 993,000 sh (+52.11%)
Charles Brandes 183,310 sh (+4.46%)
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STRL Guru Trades in Q1 2017

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Charles Brandes 183,160 sh (-0.08%)
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Q2 2017

STRL Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 1,479,900 sh (+33.43%)
Chuck Royce 122,300 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
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STRL Guru Trades in Q3 2017

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Charles Brandes 2017-03-31 Reduce -0.08%$7.98 - $9.93 $ 16.7984%183,160
Charles Brandes 2016-12-31 Add 4.46%$6.42 - $8.99 $ 16.79110%183,310
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Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction    NAICS: 237990    SIC: 1629
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Traded in other countries:UAO.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Sterling Construction Co Inc is a civil construction company. The company operates through its subsidiaries in construction of buildings and reconstruction of transportation and water infrastructure projects.

Sterling Construction Co Inc is a civil construction company. It operates through its subsidiaries which are engaged in the construction of buildings, reconstruction of highways, roads, bridges, airfields, ports and light rail, water, wastewater and storm drainage systems projects across the United States. Sterling Construction conducts its business by undertaking general contracting arrangements, including fixed unit price contracts, lump sum contracts, and cost-plus contracts.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 839.50
STRL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.19 vs. STRL: 839.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
STRL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.57  Med: 13.95 Max: 872
Current: 839.5
6.57
872
Forward PE Ratio 17.12
STRL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.79 vs. STRL: 17.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 839.50
STRL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.32 vs. STRL: 839.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
STRL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.57  Med: 13.95 Max: 872
Current: 839.5
6.57
872
PB Ratio 3.27
STRL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. STRL: 3.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
STRL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.14 Max: 3.39
Current: 3.27
0.39
3.39
PS Ratio 0.49
STRL's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1048 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. STRL: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
STRL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.35 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.49
0.07
1.14
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 104.29
STRL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
92% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.42 vs. STRL: 104.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
STRL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 7.37 Max: 108.32
Current: 104.29
2.68
108.32
EV-to-EBIT 36.04
STRL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
95% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. STRL: 36.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
STRL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -211.6  Med: 4.4 Max: 12070.9
Current: 36.04
-211.6
12070.9
EV-to-EBITDA 15.80
STRL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.69 vs. STRL: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
STRL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -133  Med: 4.4 Max: 59.4
Current: 15.8
-133
59.4
EV-to-Revenue 0.55
STRL's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
67% of the 1048 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. STRL: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
STRL' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.3 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.55
0.1
1.1
Current Ratio 1.44
STRL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. STRL: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
STRL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.44 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.44
0.31
2.84
Quick Ratio 1.42
STRL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. STRL: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
STRL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.83
Current: 1.42
0.12
2.83
Days Inventory 1.56
STRL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
90% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 26.30 vs. STRL: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
STRL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 1.62 Max: 3.88
Current: 1.56
1.12
3.88
Days Sales Outstanding 62.36
STRL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 74.86 vs. STRL: 62.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
STRL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.84  Med: 51.98 Max: 77.16
Current: 62.36
42.84
77.16
Days Payable 45.93
STRL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
65% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 74.77 vs. STRL: 45.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
STRL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.54  Med: 35.79 Max: 70.36
Current: 45.93
25.54
70.36

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -14.50
STRL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 vs. STRL: -14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
STRL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.4  Med: -10.65 Max: -0.4
Current: -14.5
-28.4
-0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 53.81
STRL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
100% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. STRL: 53.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
STRL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 2.19 Max: 450.69
Current: 53.81
0.25
450.69
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 10.12
STRL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
98% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. STRL: 10.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
STRL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.14 Max: 15.02
Current: 10.12
0.51
15.02
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.38
STRL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. STRL: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
STRL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1 Max: 5.81
Current: 1.38
0.2
5.81
Price-to-Graham-Number 45.38
STRL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. STRL: 45.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
STRL' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.12 Max: 41.62
Current: 45.38
0.49
41.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.77
STRL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
78% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.71 vs. STRL: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
STRL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.8  Med: 7 Max: 33.4
Current: 2.77
-67.8
33.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 13.88
STRL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.92 vs. STRL: 13.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
STRL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.4  Med: 13.75 Max: 30
Current: 13.88
-7.4
30

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $872.39
EPS (TTM) $ 0.02
Beta0.09
Short Percentage of Float3.53%
52-Week Range $7.75 - 18.82
Shares Outstanding (Mil)27.05

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 926 1,026 1,130
EPS ($) 0.43 0.98 1.45
EPS without NRI ($) 0.43 0.98 1.45
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
11.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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