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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 1.10
NAS:STRL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. NAS:STRL: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:STRL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.76 Max: 208.3
Current: 1.1
0
208.3
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
NAS:STRL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. NAS:STRL: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:STRL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.78  Med: 0.4 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.33
-0.78
0.7
Debt-to-Equity 0.50
NAS:STRL's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
56% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. NAS:STRL: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NAS:STRL' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.56  Med: 0.29 Max: 15.34
Current: 0.5
-18.56
15.34
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.42
NAS:STRL's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
65% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. NAS:STRL: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NAS:STRL' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.17  Med: 0.72 Max: 9.75
Current: 1.42
-0.17
9.75
Interest Coverage 4.42
NAS:STRL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
76% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 19.93 vs. NAS:STRL: 4.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:STRL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.98  Med: 12.69 Max: 157.85
Current: 4.42
1.98
157.85
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 3.02
Beneish M-Score: -2.55
WACC vs ROIC
12.63%
31.18%
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 % 5.28
NAS:STRL's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
64% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. NAS:STRL: 5.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:STRL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.75  Med: 2.43 Max: 9.45
Current: 5.28
-12.75
9.45
Net Margin % 2.19
NAS:STRL's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. NAS:STRL: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:STRL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.29  Med: -0.7 Max: 6.06
Current: 2.19
-13.29
6.06
ROE % 15.30
NAS:STRL's ROE % is ranked higher than
74% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.13 vs. NAS:STRL: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:STRL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.14  Med: -3.8 Max: 15.3
Current: 15.3
-48.14
15.3
ROA % 4.84
NAS:STRL's ROA % is ranked higher than
59% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. NAS:STRL: 4.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:STRL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.46  Med: -1.67 Max: 7.02
Current: 4.84
-24.46
7.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 75.69
NAS:STRL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
82% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 20.36 vs. NAS:STRL: 75.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:STRL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -64.76  Med: 7.11 Max: 75.69
Current: 75.69
-64.76
75.69
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -1.20
NAS:STRL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. NAS:STRL: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:STRL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.2  Med: 2.4 Max: 78
Current: -1.2
-32.2
78
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 24.80
NAS:STRL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. NAS:STRL: 24.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:STRL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -15.4 Max: 60.1
Current: 24.8
0
60.1
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Guru Trades

Q4 2017

STRL Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Jim Simons 1,924,700 sh (+17.25%)
Chuck Royce 122,300 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2018

STRL Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Caxton Associates 9,882 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,187,096 sh (+13.63%)
Chuck Royce 122,300 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2018

STRL Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Chuck Royce 241,800 sh (+97.71%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jim Simons 2,096,000 sh (-4.17%)
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Q3 2018

STRL Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Chuck Royce 431,100 sh (+78.29%)
Jim Simons 2,027,205 sh (-3.28%)
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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

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 13.85
STRL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. STRL: 13.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
STRL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.57  Med: 13.91 Max: 872
Current: 13.85
6.57
872
Forward PE Ratio 8.80
STRL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.01 vs. STRL: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 13.85
STRL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
68% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. STRL: 13.85 )
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: 13.91 Max: 872
Current: 13.85
6.57
872
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 13.57
STRL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
87% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.65 vs. STRL: 13.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
STRL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.41  Med: 13.57 Max: 137.29
Current: 13.57
6.41
137.29
PB Ratio 1.85
STRL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. STRL: 1.85 )
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: 1.85
0.39
3.39
PS Ratio 0.31
STRL's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. STRL: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
STRL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.31
0.07
0.88
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 10.34
STRL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
75% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 13.45 vs. STRL: 10.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
STRL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.84  Med: 14.02 Max: 351.67
Current: 10.34
3.84
351.67
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.63
STRL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
66% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 10.51 vs. STRL: 7.63 )
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: 2.7  Med: 7.55 Max: 148.75
Current: 7.63
2.7
148.75
EV-to-EBIT 7.48
STRL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.34 vs. STRL: 7.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
STRL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -211.6  Med: 4.5 Max: 12070.9
Current: 7.48
-211.6
12070.9
EV-to-EBITDA 5.33
STRL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
58% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.23 vs. STRL: 5.33 )
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: 67.8
Current: 5.33
-133
67.8
EV-to-Revenue 0.30
STRL's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
76% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. STRL: 0.30 )
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: 0.9
Current: 0.3
0.1
0.9
Current Ratio 1.61
STRL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. STRL: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
STRL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.5 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.61
0.31
2.84
Quick Ratio 1.59
STRL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. STRL: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
STRL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.83
Current: 1.59
0.12
2.83
Days Inventory 1.05
STRL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
93% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 27.76 vs. STRL: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
STRL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.76 Max: 3.88
Current: 1.05
1.05
3.88
Days Sales Outstanding 56.44
STRL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 91.22 vs. STRL: 56.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
STRL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.84  Med: 47.72 Max: 56.44
Current: 56.44
42.84
56.44
Days Payable 41.76
STRL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
82% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 88.26 vs. STRL: 41.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
STRL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.54  Med: 35.75 Max: 41.76
Current: 41.76
25.54
41.76

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -12.90
STRL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: -3.20 vs. STRL: -12.90 )
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: -12.9 Max: -0.4
Current: -12.9
-28.4
-0.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 8.84
STRL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. STRL: 8.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
STRL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 2.21 Max: 450.69
Current: 8.84
0.74
450.69
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.09
STRL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
97% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. STRL: 2.09 )
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: 1.25 Max: 16.23
Current: 2.09
0.51
16.23
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.88
STRL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. STRL: 0.88 )
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: 1.03 Max: 6.1
Current: 0.88
0.2
6.1
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.38
STRL's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. STRL: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
STRL' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.81 Max: 3.15
Current: 1.38
0.2
3.15
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.33
STRL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
94% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. STRL: 2.33 )
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: 1.2 Max: 41.62
Current: 2.33
0.49
41.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 13.41
STRL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
57% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. STRL: 13.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
STRL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.8  Med: 5.8 Max: 33.4
Current: 13.41
-67.8
33.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 17.94
STRL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
68% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.28 vs. STRL: 17.94 )
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: 12.1 Max: 27.9
Current: 17.94
-7.4
27.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,036.40
EPS (TTM) $ 0.82
Beta1.42
Volatility37.65%
52-Week Range $10.66 - 18.06
Shares Outstanding (Mil)27.07

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 1,034 1,113 1,193
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $) 59 65 72
EPS ($) 0.93 1.22 1.60
EPS without NRI ($) 0.93 1.22 1.60
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
11.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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