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CLF -- USA Stock  

USD 6.57  0.01  0.15%

Cleveland Cliffs is scheduled to announce its earnings today. The next earnings report is expected on the 28th of October 2020. Cleveland Cliffs Average Assets are projected to decrease significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Average Assets were at 3.42 Billion. The current year Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Depreciation Amortization EBITDA is expected to grow to about 535.9 M, whereas Free Cash Flow is forecasted to decline to (96 M). As many passive investors are finally getting excited about basic materials space, Cleveland Cliffs could be a good starting point.
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Will Cleveland Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) debt increase in August
This firm has 4.67 B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 3.79, meaning that the firm heavily relies on borrowing funds for operations. The company has a current ratio of 2.2, demonstrating that it is liquid and is capable to disburse its financial commitments when the payables are due.
Cleveland Cliffs financial leverage ratio helps determine the effect of debt on the overall profitability of the company. It measures the total debt position of Cleveland Cliffs, including all of Cleveland Cliffs's outstanding debt obligations, and compares it with the equity. In simple terms, the high financial leverage means the cost of production, together with running the business day-to-day, is high, whereas, lower financial leverage implies lower fixed cost investment in the business and generally considered by investors to be a good sign. So if creditors own a majority of Cleveland Cliffs assets, the company is considered highly leveraged. Understanding the composition and structure of overall Cleveland Cliffs debt and outstanding corporate bonds gives a good idea of how risky the capital structure of a business is and if it is worth investing in it. Please read more on our technical analysis page.

Understanding Cleveland Total Liabilities

Cleveland Cliffs liabilities are broken down into two parts on the balance sheet. These are short-term (or current) obligations and long-term debt. Cleveland Cliffs has to fulfill its short-term liabilities in this reporting year and should be no more than 12 months old. Long-term debt, on the other hand, is anything beyond the 12-month payment timeframe. Common short-term liabilities found on Cleveland Cliffs balance sheet include debt obligations and money owed to different Cleveland Cliffs vendors, workers, and loan providers. Below is the chart of Cleveland short long-term liabilities accounts currently reported on its balance sheet.
You can use Cleveland Cliffs financial leverage analysis tool to get a better grip on understanding its financial position

How important is Cleveland Cliffs's Liquidity

Cleveland Cliffs financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Cleveland Cliffs ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Cleveland Cliffs financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Cleveland Cliffs's total debt and its cash.

What is driving Cleveland Cliffs Investor Appetite?

The latest price surge of Cleveland Cliffs could raise concerns from shareholders as the firm closed today at a share price of 5.67 on 8,119,317 in volume. The company management teams may have good odds in positioning the firm resources to exploit market volatility in August. The stock standard deviation of daily returns for 30 days investing horizon is currently 5.2. The very high volatility is mostly attributed to the latest market swings and not very good earnings reports from some of the Cleveland Cliffs partners.

Liabilities Breakdown

Current Liabilities
Long-Term Liabilities
Total Liabilities3.54 Billion
Current Liabilities553.28 Million
Long-Term Liabilities2.99 Billion
Tax Liabilities32.79 Million

Over 3 percent surge for Cleveland Cliffs. What does it mean for shareholders?

The mean deviation is down to 4.21 as of today. Cleveland Cliffs exhibits above-average semi-deviation for your current time horizon. We encourage investors to investigate Cleveland Cliffs individually to make sure intended market timing strategies and available technical indicagtors are consistent with their estimates about Cleveland Cliffs future systematic risk.

Our Final Take On Cleveland Cliffs

Although some other companies within the steel industry are still a little expensive, even after the recent corrections, Cleveland Cliffs may offer a potential longer-term growth to shareholders. All things considered, as of the 30th of July 2020, our current 30 days Buy-Hold-Sell recommendation on the firm is Cautious Hold. We believe Cleveland Cliffs is undervalued with average probability of financial unrest for the next two years.

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