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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
GSOL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. GSOL: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GSOL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.48
GSOL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. GSOL: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GSOL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.48
0.13
0.62
Interest Coverage 206.09
GSOL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.02 vs. GSOL: 206.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GSOL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 108.44  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 206.09
108.44
9999.99
Z-Score: 3.02
WACC vs ROIC
6.82%
31.84%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.75
GSOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. GSOL: 12.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GSOL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.34  Med: 12.83 Max: 18.27
Current: 12.75
8.34
18.27
Net-margin (%) 10.04
GSOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. GSOL: 10.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GSOL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.27  Med: 12.97 Max: 17.82
Current: 10.04
8.27
17.82
ROE (%) 14.53
GSOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. GSOL: 14.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GSOL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.37  Med: 18.09 Max: 26.32
Current: 14.53
9.37
26.32
ROA (%) 7.76
GSOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. GSOL: 7.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GSOL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.55  Med: 10.16 Max: 14.2
Current: 7.76
5.55
14.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 51.80
GSOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.08 vs. GSOL: 51.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GSOL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.98  Med: 48.28 Max: 93.89
Current: 51.8
17.98
93.89
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.40
GSOL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. GSOL: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GSOL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.2  Med: 7.85 Max: 21.1
Current: -2.4
-7.2
21.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.90
GSOL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. GSOL: -1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GSOL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.4  Med: 10.60 Max: 36.8
Current: -1.9
-13.4
36.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -13.10
GSOL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. GSOL: -13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GSOL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.8  Med: 14.40 Max: 180
Current: -13.1
-59.8
180
» GSOL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

GSOL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 624,748 sh (+12.89%)
Chuck Royce 5,090 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 819,303 sh (-4.98%)
Jim Simons 16,831 sh (-84.05%)
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Q2 2015

GSOL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 36,532 sh (+117.05%)
Mario Gabelli 641,024 sh (+2.61%)
Chuck Royce 5,090 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 818,973 sh (-0.04%)
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Q3 2015

GSOL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 340,401 sh (-46.90%)
Chuck Royce 2,479 sh (-51.30%)
Diamond Hill Capital 398,795 sh (-51.31%)
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Q4 2015

GSOL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Diamond Hill Capital 398,795 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 304,026 sh (-10.69%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.66
GSOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.22 vs. GSOL: 12.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GSOL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.28  Med: 15.89 Max: 56.29
Current: 12.66
5.28
56.29
PE(NRI) 12.76
GSOL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. GSOL: 12.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GSOL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.29  Med: 15.78 Max: 57.39
Current: 12.76
5.29
57.39
P/B 1.49
GSOL's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. GSOL: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GSOL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 2.01 Max: 9.47
Current: 1.49
0.91
9.47
P/S 1.15
GSOL's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GSOL: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GSOL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.67 Max: 7.73
Current: 1.15
0.76
7.73
EV-to-EBIT 6.33
GSOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.82 vs. GSOL: 6.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GSOL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 9.10 Max: 53.1
Current: 6.33
1.4
53.1
EV-to-EBITDA 5.32
GSOL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
85% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.99 vs. GSOL: 5.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GSOL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 8.80 Max: 44.2
Current: 5.32
1.4
44.2
PEG 0.79
GSOL's PEG is ranked higher than
79% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. GSOL: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
GSOL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 1.49 Max: 43.51
Current: 0.79
0.19
43.51
Shiller P/E 10.86
GSOL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.48 vs. GSOL: 10.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GSOL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.88  Med: 12.71 Max: 77
Current: 10.86
7.88
77
Current Ratio 0.89
GSOL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. GSOL: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GSOL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.54 Max: 2.53
Current: 0.89
0.78
2.53
Quick Ratio 0.89
GSOL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. GSOL: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GSOL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.53 Max: 2.52
Current: 0.89
0.77
2.52
Days Inventory 0.56
GSOL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
93% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.48 vs. GSOL: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GSOL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 2.68 Max: 5.05
Current: 0.56
0.89
5.05
Days Sales Outstanding 1.80
GSOL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
99% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.70 vs. GSOL: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GSOL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.18  Med: 7.46 Max: 18.04
Current: 1.8
4.18
18.04
Days Payable 49.24
GSOL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
62% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.86 vs. GSOL: 49.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GSOL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.67  Med: 37.23 Max: 48.45
Current: 49.24
18.67
48.45

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.97
GSOL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. GSOL: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GSOL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 3.85 Max: 50.36
Current: 1.97
1.21
50.36
Price/Projected FCF 1.92
GSOL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GSOL: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
GSOL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.35 Max: 2.6
Current: 1.92
0.44
2.6
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.93
GSOL's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
97% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. GSOL: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.71
GSOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. GSOL: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GSOL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.05 Max: 6.88
Current: 0.71
0.46
6.88
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.27
GSOL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. GSOL: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
GSOL' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.69 Max: 5.29
Current: 2.27
0.23
5.29
Price/Graham Number 1.07
GSOL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. GSOL: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GSOL' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.53 Max: 20.55
Current: 1.07
0.6
20.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 15.78
GSOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. GSOL: 15.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GSOL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 10.90 Max: 72.9
Current: 15.78
1.9
72.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 5.76
GSOL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.02 vs. GSOL: 5.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
GSOL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 11.90 Max: 35.6
Current: 5.76
1.9
35.6

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $191
EPS $ 0.57
Beta0.66
Short Percentage of Float0.15%
52-Week Range $5.07 - 9.75
Shares Outstanding(Mil)29.91

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Global Sources Ltd was incorporated in 1970. The Company is a B2B media company that provides information and integrated marketing services, with a focus on the Greater China market. It facilitates international trade between buyers and suppliers by providing export marketing services and sourcing information. The Company connects international buyers with suppliers in Asia. The Company provides B2B media products and services to stimulate and streamline the marketing and sourcing processes of trade. With online, print and trade show offerings, the Company offers suppliers with a virtual one-stop shop for their export marketing communication needs. Its online service creates and hosts websites that present suppliers' product and company information on Global Sources Online. It publishes printed trade magazines, which consist of advertisements from suppliers and its independent editorial reports and product surveys. It publishes 19 industry specific Global Sources trade magazines which include market reports, advice for buyers and surveys. The Company offers its customers advertising and marketing creative services, which assist them in communicating their selling propositions and in executing integrated marketing campaigns across online services, trade magazines and trade shows. The Company's services are subject to government regulations in various jurisdictions where it or its operations, businesses or activities are located or conducted, where its clients or users are located or where its services are provided, supplied, transmitted, accessed, used or received.
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