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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
NAS:GSOL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. NAS:GSOL: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:GSOL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.58
NAS:GSOL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. NAS:GSOL: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:GSOL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.58
0.13
0.62
Interest Coverage 598.17
NAS:GSOL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.67 vs. NAS:GSOL: 598.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:GSOL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 93.85  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 598.17
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.33
M-Score: -2.50
WACC vs ROIC
6.12%
25.51%
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 14.32
NAS:GSOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.95 vs. NAS:GSOL: 14.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:GSOL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.34  Med: 13.18 Max: 19.14
Current: 14.32
8.34
19.14
Net-margin (%) 12.16
NAS:GSOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. NAS:GSOL: 12.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:GSOL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.27  Med: 13.14 Max: 18.46
Current: 12.16
8.27
18.46
ROE (%) 13.17
NAS:GSOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. NAS:GSOL: 13.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:GSOL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.37  Med: 18.21 Max: 26.32
Current: 13.17
9.37
26.32
ROA (%) 7.18
NAS:GSOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. NAS:GSOL: 7.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:GSOL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.55  Med: 10.21 Max: 14.2
Current: 7.18
5.55
14.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 41.38
NAS:GSOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.19 vs. NAS:GSOL: 41.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:GSOL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.98  Med: 48.01 Max: 84.72
Current: 41.38
17.98
84.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.90
NAS:GSOL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. NAS:GSOL: -2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:GSOL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.3  Med: 7.5 Max: 21.2
Current: -2.9
-7.3
21.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.30
NAS:GSOL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. NAS:GSOL: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:GSOL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.9  Med: 8.4 Max: 38.1
Current: 3.3
-13.9
38.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.70
NAS:GSOL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. NAS:GSOL: -2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:GSOL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.8  Med: 11.45 Max: 180
Current: -2.7
-59.8
180
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-03-17)


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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2016

GSOL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Diamond Hill Capital 398,795 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 301,486 sh (-0.84%)
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Q2 2016

GSOL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 23,554 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 303,026 sh (+0.51%)
Diamond Hill Capital 182,570 sh (-54.22%)
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Q3 2016

GSOL Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 25,564 sh (+8.53%)
Mario Gabelli 305,974 sh (+0.97%)
Diamond Hill Capital 120,337 sh (-34.09%)
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Global Sources Ltd is a business-to-business media company that provides information and integrated marketing services with online, trade publications, trade shows, advertising and creative services.as well as sourcing reports.

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.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 12.21
GSOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.46 vs. GSOL: 12.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GSOL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.29  Med: 15.91 Max: 57.02
Current: 12.21
5.29
57.02
PE(NRI) 12.41
GSOL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. GSOL: 12.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GSOL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.29  Med: 16.09 Max: 57.39
Current: 12.41
5.29
57.39
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 13.64
GSOL's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.83 vs. GSOL: 13.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
GSOL' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.33  Med: 17.79 Max: 67.37
Current: 13.64
7.33
67.37
P/B 1.30
GSOL's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. GSOL: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GSOL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.76 Max: 9.47
Current: 1.3
0.87
9.47
P/S 2.25
GSOL's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. GSOL: 2.25 )
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: 8.05
Current: 2.25
0.76
8.05
EV-to-EBIT 28.49
GSOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.52 vs. GSOL: 28.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GSOL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 7.95 Max: 53.1
Current: 28.49
1.4
53.1
EV-to-EBITDA 17.11
GSOL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
75% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. GSOL: 17.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GSOL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 7.25 Max: 44.2
Current: 17.11
1.3
44.2
PEG 7.28
GSOL's PEG is ranked lower than
88% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. GSOL: 7.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
GSOL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 2.34 Max: 492
Current: 7.28
0.21
492
Shiller P/E 12.46
GSOL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.55 vs. GSOL: 12.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GSOL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8  Med: 12.96 Max: 61.73
Current: 12.46
8
61.73
Current Ratio 1.18
GSOL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. GSOL: 1.18 )
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: 1.18
0.78
2.53
Quick Ratio 1.18
GSOL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. GSOL: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GSOL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.52 Max: 2.52
Current: 1.18
0.77
2.52
Days Inventory 0.73
GSOL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
92% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.21 vs. GSOL: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GSOL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.79 Max: 4.63
Current: 0.73
0.73
4.63
Days Sales Outstanding 1.51
GSOL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
98% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 58.35 vs. GSOL: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GSOL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 7.27 Max: 15.09
Current: 1.51
1.51
15.09
Days Payable 28.43
GSOL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
58% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.25 vs. GSOL: 28.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GSOL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.67  Med: 38.09 Max: 48.45
Current: 28.43
18.67
48.45

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 11.50
GSOL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. GSOL: 11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GSOL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.5  Med: 0 Max: 13.5
Current: 11.5
-6.5
13.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 39.32
GSOL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.34 vs. GSOL: 39.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
GSOL' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 8.52 Max: 129.6
Current: 39.32
2.9
129.6
Price/Tangible Book 1.55
GSOL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. GSOL: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GSOL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 3.74 Max: 49.81
Current: 1.55
1.21
49.81
Price/Projected FCF 1.77
GSOL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. GSOL: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
GSOL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.7
Current: 1.77
0.39
2.7
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.88
GSOL's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
86% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. GSOL: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.36
GSOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
69% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. GSOL: 1.36 )
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: 1.07 Max: 6.92
Current: 1.36
0.46
6.92
Price/Graham Number 0.93
GSOL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. GSOL: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GSOL' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.5 Max: 6.46
Current: 0.93
0.6
6.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.49
GSOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. GSOL: 3.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GSOL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 12.65 Max: 72.9
Current: 3.49
1.9
72.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -7.89
GSOL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. GSOL: -7.89 )
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: -7.9  Med: 9.8 Max: 32.8
Current: -7.89
-7.9
32.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $171.3
EPS (TTM) $ 0.70
Beta0.50
Short Percentage of Float1.55%
52-Week Range $6.03 - 9.48
Shares Outstanding (Mil)23.88
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