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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 : 9/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
AVL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
94% of the 1299 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.89 vs. AVL: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AVL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: N/A   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt


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N/A
No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.98
AVL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
98% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. AVL: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AVL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 0.99
Current: 0.98

0.89
0.99
Interest Coverage No Debt
AVL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
91% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. AVL: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AVL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 10.00
M-Score: -2.73
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -6958.21
AVL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. AVL: -6958.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AVL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -168900   Max: -300
Current: -6958.21

-168900
-300
Net-margin (%) -5774.63
AVL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.35 vs. AVL: -5774.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AVL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -167000   Max: -300
Current: -5774.63

-167000
-300
ROE (%) -3.45
AVL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1257 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.52 vs. AVL: -3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AVL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -41.33   Max: -5.16
Current: -3.45

-41.33
-5.16
ROA (%) -3.38
AVL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1321 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.36 vs. AVL: -3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AVL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -38.88   Max: -5.01
Current: -3.38

-38.88
-5.01
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4.29
AVL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.42 vs. AVL: -4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AVL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -116.67   Max: -5.56
Current: -4.29

-116.67
-5.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -100.00
AVL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. AVL: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AVL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -100

EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -17.80
AVL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -15.70 vs. AVL: -17.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AVL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 31
Current: -17.8

0
31
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -17.80
AVL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -16.50 vs. AVL: -17.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AVL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37   Max: 65.1
Current: -17.8

-37
65.1
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AVL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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Ratios

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P/B 0.40
AVL's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. AVL: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AVL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 35
Current: 0.4

0.2
35
P/S 549.50
AVL's P/S is ranked lower than
98% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. AVL: 549.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AVL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0   Max: 910
Current: 549.5

0
910
Current Ratio 2.55
AVL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. AVL: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AVL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 35.81
Current: 2.55

0.26
35.81
Quick Ratio 2.55
AVL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1264 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. AVL: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AVL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 35.81
Current: 2.55

0.26
35.81
Days Sales Outstanding 1.00
AVL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
96% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 34.49 vs. AVL: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AVL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 154.97   Max: 13140
Current: 1

154.97
13140

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 12.00
AVL's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
64% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. AVL: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
AVL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 3.73   Max: 100.5
Current: 12

3.73
100.5
Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.00
AVL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. AVL: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
AVL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.48   Max: 100.5
Current: 12

3.48
100.5
Price/Tangible Book 0.40
AVL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
90% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AVL: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AVL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 12.56
Current: 0.4

0.25
12.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -12.70
AVL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.90 vs. AVL: -12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
AVL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -42   Max: 2896
Current: -12.7

-42
2896

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
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Traded in other countries:AVL.Canada, OU5.Germany,
Avalon Rare Metals Inc is incorporated on July 24, 1991 under the British Columbia Company Act. The Company is in the process of exploring and developing its mineral resource properties. These rare metals include rare earth elements such as neodymium, terbium and dysprosium, and other rare metals and minerals including lithium, tantalum, niobium, cesium, indium, gallium, zirconium and a related base metal, tin. It owns seven rare metals and mineral projects in Canada and in the United States, four of which are at advanced stages of development. The Company currently relies mainly on equity markets to raise capital to finance its exploration and development programs. On August 26, 2011, the Company filed an updated NI 43-101 technical report on the Nechalacho (formerly Thor Lake) Project entitled 'Technical Report on the Nechalacho Project, Northwest Territories, Canada' dated August 25, 2011, prepared by RPA. The Nechalacho Deposit is situated on the Company's Thor Lake property, located in Canada's Northwest Territories (NWT), 100 kilometres southeast of the capital city of Yellowknife and five kilometres north of the Hearne Channel on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. The Thor Lake property consists of five contiguous mineral leases and three claims. Currently China provides approximately 95% of the world's supply of rare earth elements. The Company's exploration and development activities are subject to regulation by governmental agencies under various environmental laws in the various jurisdictions in which it operates.
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