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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 8.64
GA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. GA: 8.64 )
GA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 4.82   Max: No Debt
Current: 8.64

Equity to Asset 0.74
GA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. GA: 0.74 )
GA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.74

0.5
0.92
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 9.44
M-Score: -3.28
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 62.37
GA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. GA: 62.37 )
GA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 52.22   Max: 70.69
Current: 62.37

52.22
70.69
Net-margin (%) 53.19
GA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. GA: 53.19 )
GA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 46.18   Max: 70.99
Current: 53.19

46.18
70.99
ROE (%) 34.95
GA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.54 vs. GA: 34.95 )
GA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -177.88   Max: 97.96
Current: 34.95

-177.88
97.96
ROA (%) 23.35
GA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. GA: 23.35 )
GA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -155.68   Max: 48.49
Current: 23.35

-155.68
48.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 412.89
GA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 38.70 vs. GA: 412.89 )
GA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -592.03   Max: 846.01
Current: 412.89

-592.03
846.01
Revenue Growth (%) 22.50
GA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. GA: 22.50 )
GA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 46.6
Current: 22.5

0
46.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 26.40
GA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. GA: 26.40 )
GA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 52.7
Current: 26.4

0
52.7
EPS Growth (%) 16.90
GA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. GA: 16.90 )
GA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.2   Max: 50.8
Current: 16.9

-10.2
50.8
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

GA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

James Barrow 15,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 16,716 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 158,200 sh (+151.51%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,112,700 sh (-6.61%)
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Q3 2013

GA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 1,528,900 sh (+37.4%)
Sarah Ketterer 194,400 sh (+22.88%)
James Barrow 15,100 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2013

GA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeremy Grantham 188,774 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 22,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,221,600 sh (+45.31%)
James Barrow Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer 13,000 sh (-93.31%)
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Q1 2014

GA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 2,977,400 sh (+34.02%)
Sarah Ketterer 14,200 sh (+9.23%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
James Barrow 2013-12-31 Sold Out $8.24 - $11.41 $ 11.9220%0
James Barrow 2013-06-30 New Buy$6.51 - $8.5 $ 11.9258%15100
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$4.23 - $5.21 $ 11.92148%0
George Soros 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$3.93 - $5.19 $ 11.92188%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 New Buy0.02%$3.15 - $4.29 $ 11.92206%125000
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 8.60
GA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.20 vs. GA: 8.60 )
GA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.97   Max: 22.11
Current: 8.6

6.97
22.11
P/B 3.74
GA's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. GA: 3.74 )
GA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 5.39
Current: 3.74

1.49
5.39
P/S 7.69
GA's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. GA: 7.69 )
GA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 15.38
Current: 7.69

3.6
15.38
EV-to-EBIT 8.67
GA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.95 vs. GA: 8.67 )
GA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 19.9
Current: 8.67

3.9
19.9
PEG 0.44
GA's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GA: 0.44 )
GA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 236.2
Current: 0.44

0.25
236.2
Shiller P/E 14.62
GA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GA: 14.62 )
GA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.53   Max: 19.59
Current: 14.62

6.53
19.59
Current Ratio 3.58
GA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. GA: 3.58 )
GA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 10.51
Current: 3.58

1.86
10.51
Quick Ratio 3.58
GA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. GA: 3.58 )
GA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 10.51
Current: 3.58

1.86
10.51

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.89
GA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. GA: 1.89 )
GA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.04   Max: 6.24
Current: 1.89

2.04
6.24
Dividend growth (3y) 53.80
GA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
96% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. GA: 53.80 )
GA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 53.8
Current: 53.8

0
53.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 9.19
GA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. GA: 9.19 )
GA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 9.92   Max: 30.34
Current: 9.19

9.92
30.34
Share Buyback Rate -1.80
GA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. GA: -1.80 )
GA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.2   Max: -15.6
Current: -1.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 29.80
GA's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
89% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GA: 29.80 )
GA' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 12.59   Max: 134.67
Current: 29.8

12.59
134.67
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.80
GA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GA: 4.80 )
GA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 18.94
Current: 4.8

1.89
18.94
Price/Tangible Book 3.90
GA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. GA: 3.90 )
GA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 4.78
Current: 3.9

1.61
4.78
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
GA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. GA: 1.70 )
GA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 4.05
Current: 1.7

0.91
4.05
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
GA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GA: 0.90 )
GA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.9

0.47
1.64
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.40
GA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GA: 0.40 )
GA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.63
Current: 0.4

0.29
1.63
Price/Graham Number 1.20
GA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. GA: 1.20 )
GA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 1.94
Current: 1.2

0.78
1.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.50
GA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 873 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. GA: 11.50 )
GA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5   Max: 25.7
Current: 11.5

5
25.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.96
GA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. GA: 22.96 )
GA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2   Max: 28.8
Current: 22.96

-2
28.8

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Giant Interactive Group, Inc. was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on November 18, 2004. The Company is engaged in the development and operation of online games in the People's Republic of China. It focuses on massively multiplayer online, or MMO, games that are played through networked game servers in which tens of thousands of players are able to simultaneously connect and interact. The Company and its subsidiaries operate a single online game, ZT Online. ZT Online, or 'Zheng Tu' in Chinese, is a two-dimensional online role-playing game set in ancient China and was the first game that was wholly developed by its internal product development team. ZT Online players assume one of five different roles, including soldiers and magicians, in 10 different kingdoms. Players develop skills, use magical weapons and team up with other players to fight against monsters and players from other kingdoms. ZT Online PTP is the first pay-to-play MMO game developed by the Company and is based on the ZT Online free-to-play game. As in ZT Online, players assume one of five different roles in 10 different kingdoms. ZT Online PTP also requires players to log into one of multiple shards while enabling players to travel between different shards. Giant currently operates three MMO games. The Company's server technology enables a greater number of players to interact with each other in the game environment, which provides its players with an opportunity to experience more intense and varied social interaction than would be possible otherwise. ZT Online and ZT Online PTP enable up to 40,000 players to simultaneously interact in the same shard. The Company maintains an official game website dedicated to its MMO games, and it distributes its MMO game software to players for free via that website. It also distributes its free MMO game software on data DVD-ROM disks at selected Internet cafes. Giant Distributes its physical prepaid game cards and virtual prepaid game cards through its distribution network and also distribute virtual prepaid game cards through its official game website. In addition It has four MMO games in development, K III, EOS, ZT Online II and My Sweetie. The Company compete mainly with CDC Corporation, Kingsoft Corporation, Perfect World Co., Ltd., NetEase.com, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Nineyou International Limited and Webzen Inc. Giant's business, including the operation of online games and the posting of online game-related content on its websites, is subject to various Chinese laws and regulations relating to the telecommunications industry, the Internet and the online game industry and is regulated by various government authorities.
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