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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 : 10/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
GROW's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1373 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. GROW: No Debt )
GROW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.36   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.94
GROW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 1521 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. GROW: 0.94 )
GROW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.94

0.22
0.96
Interest Coverage No Debt
GROW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2075.16 vs. GROW: No Debt )
GROW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

0.07
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 13.71
M-Score: 1.18
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -22.61
GROW's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1567 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 50.33 vs. GROW: -22.61 )
GROW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -29.74   Max: 42.79
Current: -22.61

-29.74
42.79
Net-margin (%) -9.07
GROW's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.26 vs. GROW: -9.07 )
GROW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -24.39   Max: 23.48
Current: -9.07

-24.39
23.48
ROE (%) -3.02
GROW's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1596 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.94 vs. GROW: -3.02 )
GROW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -26.75   Max: 68.55
Current: -3.02

-26.75
68.55
ROA (%) -2.84
GROW's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. GROW: -2.84 )
GROW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.89   Max: 50.72
Current: -2.84

-19.89
50.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -70.22
GROW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 94.27 vs. GROW: -70.22 )
GROW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -94.9   Max: 659.98
Current: -70.22

-94.9
659.98
Revenue Growth (%) -35.30
GROW's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. GROW: -35.30 )
GROW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -35.3   Max: 80.9
Current: -35.3

-35.3
80.9
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

GROW Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 2,133,868 sh (+2.25%)
Jim Simons 33,100 sh (+0.3%)
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Q1 2014

GROW Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 2,118,654 sh (-0.71%)
Jim Simons 13,641 sh (-58.79%)
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Q2 2014

GROW Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 2,118,654 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2014

GROW Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 2,118,654 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.34
GROW's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. GROW: 1.34 )
GROW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 19.99
Current: 1.34

0.89
19.99
P/S 3.92
GROW's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.06 vs. GROW: 3.92 )
GROW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 9.33
Current: 3.92

0.96
9.33
PFCF 33.11
GROW's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GROW: 33.11 )
GROW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 170.75
Current: 33.11

5.53
170.75
EV-to-EBIT -9.17
GROW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 23.16 vs. GROW: -9.17 )
GROW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -51   Max: 310.3
Current: -9.17

-51
310.3
Shiller P/E 16.40
GROW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GROW: 16.40 )
GROW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.28   Max: 237.5
Current: 16.4

7.28
237.5
Current Ratio 14.94
GROW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. GROW: 14.94 )
GROW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 16.42
Current: 14.94

1.04
16.42
Quick Ratio 14.94
GROW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. GROW: 14.94 )
GROW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 16.42
Current: 14.94

1.04
16.42

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.01
GROW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. GROW: 2.01 )
GROW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 7.36
Current: 2.01

0.79
7.36
Dividend growth (3y) -37.00
GROW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
52% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. GROW: -37.00 )
GROW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.6
Current: -37

0
4.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.43
GROW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
95% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. GROW: 0.43 )
GROW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.43

0.16
1.5
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
GROW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. GROW: -0.20 )
GROW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2   Max: -6.7
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 2.30
GROW's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
94% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GROW: 2.30 )
GROW' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.55   Max: 122.5
Current: 2.3

1.55
122.5
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.11
GROW's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GROW: 2.11 )
GROW' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 122.5
Current: 2.11

1.5
122.5
Price/Tangible Book 1.35
GROW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. GROW: 1.35 )
GROW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 19.99
Current: 1.35

0.89
19.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.96
GROW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GROW: 0.96 )
GROW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 9.41
Current: 0.96

0.43
9.41
Price/Median PS Value 1.21
GROW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. GROW: 1.21 )
GROW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 2.89
Current: 1.21

0.24
2.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -10.90
GROW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1555 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. GROW: -10.90 )
GROW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 56.6
Current: -10.9

0.3
56.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.91
GROW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. GROW: 11.91 )
GROW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 99.7
Current: 11.91

0.1
99.7

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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U.S. Global Investors Inc. is a Texas corporation organized in 1968, and a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The Company is engaged in the business of providing investment advisory and other services to U.S. Global Investors Funds and U.S. Global Accolade Funds and both Massachusetts business trusts, as well as offshore clients. USGIF and USGAF are investment companies offering shares of nine and four mutual funds, respectively, on a no-load basis. As part of the mutual fund management business, the company provides: investment advisory services; transfer agency and record keeping services; mailing services; and distribution services, through its wholly owned broker-dealer, to mutual funds advised by the company. The Company furnishes an investment program for each of the clients it manages and determines, subject to overall supervision by the applicable board of trustees of the clients. It provides office space, facilities, and business equipment as well as the services of executive and clerical personnel for administering the affairs of the Funds. The company's wholly owned subsidiary, United Shareholder Services, Inc. provides transfer agency and printing services to investment company clients. The company's wholly owned subsidiary, U.S. Global Brokerage, Inc. is the distributor for USGIF and USGAF fund shares. A&B Mailers, Inc., now known as USSI Mailers, was dissolved in 2008 and its operation was rolled into United Shareholder Services, Inc. USSI Mailers provides mail-handling services to various entities. In addition to competition from other mutual fund managers and investment advisers, the company and the mutual fund industry are in competition with various investment alternatives offered by insurance companies, banks, securities broker-dealers, and other financial institutions.
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