Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) Quarterly EPS Analysis


Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) reported sales (ttm) of 2.11 Billion, whereas, 3 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 694.79 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 770.5 million and lower end at 639 million while the year ago reported sale was 421.67 million.

3 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Apr 26, 2017- May 1, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 733.57 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 751.9 million and 721.8 million respectively.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Apr 27 BMO at 0.34, whereas, 4 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.45. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.65 and lower end at 0.21 while the year ago reported earnings per share was -0.19.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.44 reported by 4 number of analyst for the quarter ending Apr 26, 2017- May 1, 2017. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.44 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.57 and 0.3 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at -0.19.

Valuation Ratios of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 6.72 while the company’s industry has 34.47 P/E and the sector P/E is 114.27. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 8.68 and low P/E is 1, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s  high P/E for the past year is 28.94 and 166.36 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 6.03 for the industry and 14.73 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, CLF has Beta of 1.88 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 1.12 and 0.93 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of CLF stands at 0.94 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 0. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 5.9, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 6.49 and 14.09 respectively.

5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:

Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) stands at -20.31 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at -1.7 and 1.77 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at -38.85 and -39.89.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) Trading Statistics:

The company surged 8.26% and closed its last trading session at $6.66. The market capitalization of the company is at $2.14 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $12.37 on 02/13/17 and 52-week Low of $2.77 on 05/19/16. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 6.72% and Monthly Volatility of 5.65%. The Beta for the company stands at 1.86 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.5.