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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 : 4/10

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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 : 2/10

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ASA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Arnold Van Den Berg 393,977 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,064,443 sh (+2.44%)
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Q1 2014

ASA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 1,064,443 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 393,737 sh (-0.06%)
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Q2 2014

ASA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 1,064,443 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 390,987 sh (-0.7%)
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Q3 2014

ASA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 1,059,443 sh (-0.47%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 322,087 sh (-17.62%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ASA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 New Buy0.46%$11.52 - $14.65 $ 10.19-21%393977
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Ratios

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EV-to-EBIT 31.30
ASA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 23.33 vs. ASA: 31.30 )
ASA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 31.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.39
ASA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
96% of the 1257 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. ASA: 0.39 )
ASA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.39

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.40
ASA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. ASA: 0.40 )
ASA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.4

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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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ASA Gold And Precious Metals Ltd is a closed-end, non-diversified investment company. It provides investors a vehicle to invest in a portfolio of companies engaged in the exploration, mining or processing of gold, silver or other precious minerals.

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