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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 : 8/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt No Debt
GSOL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
92% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. GSOL: No Debt )
GSOL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.93   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Interest Coverage No Debt
GSOL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.65 vs. GSOL: No Debt )
GSOL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 19.68   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

19.68
9999.99
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 : 9/10

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Operating margin (%) 7.69
GSOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. GSOL: 7.69 )
GSOL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -53.99   Max: 18.27
Current: 7.69

-53.99
18.27
Net-margin (%) 7.18
GSOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. GSOL: 7.18 )
GSOL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -66.2   Max: 17.82
Current: 7.18

-66.2
17.82
ROE (%) 8.83
GSOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.05 vs. GSOL: 8.83 )
GSOL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -983.65   Max: 142.49
Current: 8.83

-983.65
142.49
ROA (%) 4.90
GSOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. GSOL: 4.90 )
GSOL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -133.31   Max: 23.44
Current: 4.9

-133.31
23.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.63
GSOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.23 vs. GSOL: 32.63 )
GSOL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -337.3   Max: 240.21
Current: 32.63

-337.3
240.21
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.10
GSOL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. GSOL: 5.10 )
GSOL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.2   Max: 21.1
Current: 5.1

-7.2
21.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.50
GSOL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. GSOL: 17.50 )
GSOL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.4   Max: 36.8
Current: 17.5

-13.4
36.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.30
GSOL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. GSOL: 14.30 )
GSOL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -57.5   Max: 164.5
Current: 14.3

-57.5
164.5
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

GSOL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 73,036 sh (+17.6%)
Mario Gabelli 475,022 sh (+17.14%)
Chuck Royce 6,000 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,386,209 sh (-1.03%)
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Q1 2014

GSOL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 15,100 sh (+151.67%)
Jim Simons 127,262 sh (+74.25%)
Mario Gabelli 485,422 sh (+2.19%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,028,849 sh (-25.78%)
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Q2 2014

GSOL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 163,821 sh (+28.73%)
Mario Gabelli 457,218 sh (-5.81%)
Chuck Royce 13,404 sh (-11.23%)
Diamond Hill Capital 874,073 sh (-15.04%)
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Q3 2014

GSOL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 550,221 sh (+20.34%)
Chuck Royce 13,404 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 873,353 sh (-0.08%)
Jim Simons 141,621 sh (-13.55%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GSOL

(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
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Add 20.34%$6.71 - $8.22 $ 6.39-13%550221
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.30
GSOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.60 vs. GSOL: 16.30 )
GSOL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.28   Max: 56.59
Current: 16.3

5.28
56.59
P/S 1.14
GSOL's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. GSOL: 1.14 )
GSOL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 7.73
Current: 1.14

0.76
7.73
PFCF 58.09
GSOL's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.58 vs. GSOL: 58.09 )
GSOL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.42   Max: 104.03
Current: 58.09

4.42
104.03
EV-to-EBIT 14.76
GSOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.22 vs. GSOL: 14.76 )
GSOL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 53.1
Current: 14.76

1.4
53.1
PEG 0.59
GSOL's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GSOL: 0.59 )
GSOL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 427.83
Current: 0.59

0.17
427.83
Shiller P/E 8.77
GSOL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GSOL: 8.77 )
GSOL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.08   Max: 85.5
Current: 8.77

8.08
85.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.89
GSOL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. GSOL: 0.89 )
GSOL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.6
Current: 0.89

0.38
2.6
Price/Median PS Value 0.59
GSOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GSOL: 0.59 )
GSOL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 5.94
Current: 0.59

0.39
5.94
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.75
GSOL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GSOL: 0.75 )
GSOL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 5.55
Current: 0.75

0.23
5.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
GSOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. GSOL: 6.80 )
GSOL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 72.9
Current: 6.8

1.9
72.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 30.27
GSOL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.31 vs. GSOL: 30.27 )
GSOL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 46.6
Current: 30.27

1.9
46.6

Business Description

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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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