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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
GSOL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 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: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.60
GSOL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. GSOL: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
GSOL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.6
0.13
0.62
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 3.40
Beneish M-Score: -2.50
WACC vs ROIC
4.74%
-5.99%
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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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 39.84
GSOL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
97% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.93 vs. GSOL: 39.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
GSOL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.34  Med: 13.18 Max: 39.84
Current: 39.84
8.34
39.84
Net Margin % 29.05
GSOL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
96% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. GSOL: 29.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
GSOL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.27  Med: 13.14 Max: 29.05
Current: 29.05
8.27
29.05
ROE % -2.92
GSOL's ROE % is ranked lower than
79% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.88 vs. GSOL: -2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
GSOL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.92  Med: 18.21 Max: 26.32
Current: -2.92
-2.92
26.32
ROA % -1.64
GSOL's ROA % is ranked lower than
76% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. GSOL: -1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
GSOL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.64  Med: 10.21 Max: 14.2
Current: -1.64
-1.64
14.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -32.29
GSOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
86% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.34 vs. GSOL: -32.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
GSOL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.29  Med: 48.01 Max: 84.72
Current: -32.29
-32.29
84.72
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -2.90
GSOL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
73% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. GSOL: -2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
GSOL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.3  Med: 7.5 Max: 21.2
Current: -2.9
-7.3
21.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 3.30
GSOL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. GSOL: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
GSOL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.9  Med: 8.4 Max: 38.1
Current: 3.3
-13.9
38.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -2.70
GSOL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. GSOL: -2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
GSOL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.7  Med: 11.45 Max: 180
Current: -2.7
-59.7
180
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Guru Trades

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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Q4 2016

GSOL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Mario Gabelli 305,163 sh (-0.27%)
Diamond Hill Capital 99,801 sh (-17.07%)
Jim Simons 12,431 sh (-51.37%)
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 519190    SIC: 7375
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Traded in other countries:GL3.Germany,
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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industry
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history
PE Ratio 18.52
GSOL's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. GSOL: 18.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
GSOL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.29  Med: 15.91 Max: 57.02
Current: 18.52
5.29
57.02
PE Ratio without NRI 18.96
GSOL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
53% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.69 vs. GSOL: 18.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
GSOL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.29  Med: 16.25 Max: 57.39
Current: 18.96
5.29
57.39
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 12.54
GSOL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
69% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.69 vs. GSOL: 12.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
GSOL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.33  Med: 18.19 Max: 65.08
Current: 12.54
7.33
65.08
PB Ratio 1.28
GSOL's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. GSOL: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
GSOL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.7 Max: 9.47
Current: 1.28
0.87
9.47
PS Ratio 2.14
GSOL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. GSOL: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
GSOL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.67 Max: 8.05
Current: 2.14
0.76
8.05
PEG Ratio 6.99
GSOL's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. GSOL: 6.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
GSOL' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 2.34 Max: 492
Current: 6.99
0.21
492
Shiller PE Ratio 12.18
GSOL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.73 vs. GSOL: 12.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
GSOL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8  Med: 12.98 Max: 61.73
Current: 12.18
8
61.73
Current Ratio 1.18
GSOL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 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
63% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 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

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 394 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 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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history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 10.06
GSOL's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. GSOL: 10.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
GSOL' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 8.52 Max: 129.6
Current: 10.06
2.9
129.6
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.42
GSOL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. GSOL: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
GSOL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 3.74 Max: 49.81
Current: 1.42
1.21
49.81
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.66
GSOL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. GSOL: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
GSOL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.7
Current: 1.66
0.39
2.7
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.35
GSOL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
71% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. GSOL: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.29
GSOL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. GSOL: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
GSOL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.07 Max: 6.92
Current: 1.29
0.46
6.92
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.09
GSOL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. GSOL: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
GSOL' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.5 Max: 6.46
Current: 1.09
0.6
6.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -17.01
GSOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. GSOL: -17.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
GSOL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.65  Med: 13.85 Max: 72.9
Current: -17.01
-17.65
72.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -7.89
GSOL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
84% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.34 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: 10.2 Max: 33.5
Current: -7.89
-7.9
33.5

More Statistics

EPS (TTM) $ 0.44
Beta0.31
Short Percentage of Float0.57%
52-Week Range $7.63 - 9.48
Shares Outstanding (Mil)23.88
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