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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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Cash to Debt 0.91
GSM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 2500 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. GSM: 0.91 )
GSM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.8   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.91

Equity to Asset 0.51
GSM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 1377 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. GSM: 0.51 )
GSM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.51

0.51
0.7
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.45
M-Score: -2.81
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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Operating margin (%) 5.23
GSM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1471 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. GSM: 5.23 )
GSM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.71   Max: 14.76
Current: 5.23

-7.71
14.76
Net-margin (%) 4.19
GSM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1471 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.32 vs. GSM: 4.19 )
GSM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.85   Max: 8.23
Current: 4.19

-9.85
8.23
ROE (%) 7.55
GSM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2457 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.17 vs. GSM: 7.55 )
GSM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.98   Max: 11.71
Current: 7.55

-12.98
11.71
ROA (%) 3.91
GSM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2522 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -6.10 vs. GSM: 3.91 )
GSM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.22   Max: 8.22
Current: 3.91

-8.22
8.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.42
GSM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2485 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.75 vs. GSM: 7.42 )
GSM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -24.76   Max: 28.87
Current: 7.42

-24.76
28.87
Revenue Growth (%) 16.80
GSM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. GSM: 16.80 )
GSM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 16.8
Current: 16.8

10.6
16.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

GSM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 509,400 sh (+1009.8%)
Ron Baron 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 9,019,281 sh (-8.15%)
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Q1 2014

GSM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 19,302 sh (New)
Ron Baron 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 8,279,238 sh (-8.21%)
Jim Simons 307,626 sh (-39.61%)
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Q2 2014

GSM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 354,000 sh (+15.07%)
Chuck Royce 8,745,283 sh (+5.63%)
Ron Baron 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q3 2014

GSM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 46,696 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,349 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 8,856,743 sh (+1.27%)
Ron Baron 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 274,500 sh (-22.46%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GSM

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$18.61 - $21.39 $ 17.33-13%46696
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$18.51 - $21.83 $ 17.33-14%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$16.81 - $21.59 $ 17.33-8%19302
Glenn Greenberg 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.27%$12.58 - $16.35 $ 17.3327%0
Glenn Greenberg 2011-12-31 New Buy0.27%$13 - $17.93 $ 17.3315%249400
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$13 - $17.93 $ 17.3315%0
NWQ Managers 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0663%$13.98 - $24.9 $ 17.33-10%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.05%$13.98 - $24.9 $ 17.33-10%22823
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Guru Investment Theses on Globe Specialty Metals Inc

Ron Baron Comments on Globe Specialty Metals Inc. - Aug 07, 2013

Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (GSM), a dominant producer of silicon metals, fell 21.5% in the quarter when the company reported production outages and increased manufacturing costs in the first quarter, which is atypical for what we consider a very well-run operation. More concerning is the continued depressed price environment for silicon and silicon metals, which we had expected to rebound by now. The company announced a share repurchase and it continues to pursue strategic acquisitions.We are content to wait for the business to turn around.

From Ron Baron’s second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 39.00
GSM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2726 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GSM: 39.00 )
GSM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.35   Max: 110.88
Current: 39

13.35
110.88
P/B 2.98
GSM's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 2726 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. GSM: 2.98 )
GSM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 3.96
Current: 2.98

1.53
3.96
P/S 1.64
GSM's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 2726 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GSM: 1.64 )
GSM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 3.16
Current: 1.64

1.07
3.16
EV-to-EBIT 33.66
GSM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 2726 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GSM: 33.66 )
GSM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -177.2   Max: 133.3
Current: 33.66

-177.2
133.3
Shiller P/E 103.00
GSM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 2726 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GSM: 103.00 )
GSM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 96.47   Max: 120.35
Current: 103

96.47
120.35
Current Ratio 3.29
GSM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 2502 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. GSM: 3.29 )
GSM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 4.16
Current: 3.29

1.95
4.16
Quick Ratio 2.34
GSM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 2501 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. GSM: 2.34 )
GSM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 2.94
Current: 2.34

1.21
2.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.70
GSM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. GSM: 1.70 )
GSM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.34
Current: 1.7

0.6
2.34
Dividend Payout 0.66
GSM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
94% of the 2726 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GSM: 0.66 )
GSM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 3.75
Current: 0.66

0.32
3.75
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.60
GSM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
63% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. GSM: 1.60 )
GSM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.34
Current: 1.6

0.6
2.34
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
GSM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 1966 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.80 vs. GSM: -0.20 )
GSM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.2   Max: -6
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.32
GSM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 2726 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. GSM: 3.32 )
GSM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 4.2
Current: 3.32

1.94
4.2
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.44
GSM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2726 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GSM: 2.44 )
GSM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.64   Max: 3.23
Current: 2.44

2.64
3.23
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
GSM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 2726 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GSM: 0.93 )
GSM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.61
Current: 0.93

0.61
1.61
Price/Graham Number 2.23
GSM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 2726 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GSM: 2.23 )
GSM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 3.79
Current: 2.23

1.15
3.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.00
GSM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2422 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.70 vs. GSM: 3.00 )
GSM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 13
Current: 3

0.8
13
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -8.76
GSM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2089 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.94 vs. GSM: -8.76 )
GSM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.9   Max: 1.9
Current: -8.76

-8.9
1.9

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
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Globe Specialty Metals Inc was incorporated in Delaware on December 23, 2004, under the name International Metal Enterprises, Inc., to serve as a vehicle for the acquisition of operating Companies in the metals and mining industry. In November 2006, the company changed its name to 'Globe Specialty Metals, Inc.' It produces silicon metal and silicon-based alloys, important ingredients in different industrial and consumer products. The Company's customers include silicone chemical, aluminum and steel manufacturers, auto companies and their suppliers, ductile iron foundries, manufacturers of photovoltaic solar cells and computer chips, and concrete producers. It currently owns and operates seven manufacturing facilities mainly in three reportable business segments: GMI, its U.S. operations; Globe Metais, its Brazilian operations; and, Globe Metales, its Argentine operations. Each of its reportable segments distributes its products in both its country of domicile as well as to other international customers. Its products are currently produced in four main operating facilities located in the United States, Brazil and Argentina. Additionally, the company operates facilities in Poland and China. Its flexible manufacturing capabilities allow optimizing production and focusing on products that enhance profitability. It has manufacturing facilities in the U.S. states of Ohio, West Virginia, Alabama and New York, as well as in Mendoza province Argentina and Ningxia province China. The Company produces high-purity chemical and metallurgical grade silicon metal in its Ohio, West Virginia, Alabama and Niagara Falls, New York US plants. Globe Metallurgical subsidiary is the largest producer of silicon metal in North America. It produces specialty foundry alloys at Ohio, USA and Mendoza, Argentina facilities. It is the main suppliers of magnesium ferrosilicon 'nodularizers' and ferrosilicon 'inoculants' worldwide. It manufactures alloys for the global steel industry in its Mendoza, Argentina and Ohio, USA facilities. Its Yonvey unit produces carbon and graphite electrodes for use in submerged arc metallurgical furnaces. The Company's competitors are Elkem AS, owned by Orkla ASA, and Grupo Ferroatlantica S.L. In addition, it also faces competition from other companies, such as, Becancour Silicon, Inc., Rima Industrial SA and Ligas de Alumino SA as well as producers in China and the former republics of the Soviet Union. The Company operates facilities in the U.S. and abroad which are subject to foreign, federal, national, state, provincial and local environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, including, among others, those governing the discharge of materials into the environment, hazardous substances, land use, reclamation and remediation and the health and safety of its employees.
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