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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.38
GSS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 2635 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. GSS: 0.38 )
GSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.38

Equity to Asset 0.01
GSS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. GSS: 0.01 )
GSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.01

0.01
0.89
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -3.67
M-Score: -8.01
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 : 3/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) -2.63
GSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1628 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. GSS: -2.63 )
GSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1400.3   Max: 31.6
Current: -2.63

-1400.3
31.6
Net-margin (%) -22.70
GSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1628 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -0.64 vs. GSS: -22.70 )
GSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22200   Max: 52.77
Current: -22.7

-22200
52.77
ROE (%) -175.13
GSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2577 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -7.65 vs. GSS: -175.13 )
GSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -217.13   Max: 17.08
Current: -175.13

-217.13
17.08
ROA (%) -24.75
GSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2664 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -5.81 vs. GSS: -24.75 )
GSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -56.78   Max: 14.14
Current: -24.75

-56.78
14.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -5.08
GSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2627 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -7.38 vs. GSS: -5.08 )
GSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -183.68   Max: 34.35
Current: -5.08

-183.68
34.35
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -7.80
GSS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. GSS: -7.80 )
GSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -65.8   Max: 346.5
Current: -7.8

-65.8
346.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 216.00
GSS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1528 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -16.10 vs. GSS: 216.00 )
GSS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -74.7   Max: 216
Current: 216

-74.7
216
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

GSS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 2,184,300 sh (+23.76%)
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Q2 2014

GSS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 2,422,400 sh (+10.90%)
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Q3 2014

GSS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 3,025,400 sh (+24.89%)
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Q4 2014

GSS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 3,784,400 sh (+25.09%)
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Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 27.55
GSS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 2951 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GSS: 27.55 )
N/A
P/B 26.00
GSS's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 2951 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. GSS: 26.00 )
GSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 40
Current: 26

0.25
40
P/S 0.17
GSS's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 2951 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 226.10 vs. GSS: 0.17 )
GSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 10.28
Current: 0.17

0.15
10.28
POCF 26.00
GSS's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 2951 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GSS: 26.00 )
GSS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 26

0.99
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT -8.41
GSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 2951 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GSS: -8.41 )
GSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -342.3   Max: 1104.7
Current: -8.41

-342.3
1104.7
Current Ratio 0.78
GSS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 2591 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. GSS: 0.78 )
GSS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 12.87
Current: 0.78

0.65
12.87
Quick Ratio 0.41
GSS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 2590 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. GSS: 0.41 )
GSS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 11.32
Current: 0.41

0.13
11.32
Days Inventory 71.55
GSS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
90% of the 2951 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GSS: 71.55 )
GSS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 54.42   Max: 135.33
Current: 71.55

54.42
135.33
Days Sales Outstanding 17.05
GSS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 2951 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GSS: 17.05 )
GSS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.48   Max: 1901.65
Current: 17.05

4.48
1901.65

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 26.00
GSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 2951 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. GSS: 26.00 )
GSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 5.19
Current: 26

0.38
5.19
Price/Median PS Value 0.09
GSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 2951 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GSS: 0.09 )
GSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 125
Current: 0.09

0.09
125
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -11.90
GSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 2600 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. GSS: -11.90 )
GSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 144.1
Current: -11.9

0.1
144.1

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Gold
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Traded in other countries:GSC.Canada, GS5.Germany,
Golden Star Resources Ltd was established under the Canada Business Corporations Act on May 15, 1992. It is a gold mining and exploration company, producing gold in Ghana, West Africa. The Company also conducts gold exploration in West Africa and in South America. Through its subsidiary, Golden Star (Wassa) Limited, it owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine, the Father Brown open-pit gold mine and a carbon-in-leach processing plant, located approximately 35 kilometers from the town of Bogoso, Ghana and through its subsidiary Golden Star (Bogoso/Prestea) Limited, it owns and operates the Bogoso gold mining and processing operation located near the town of Bogoso, Ghana. The Company also has a 90% interest in the Prestea Underground mine in Ghana. It holds interests in several gold exploration projects in Ghana and other parts of West Africa, and in South America it holds and manages exploration properties in Brazil. It competes with other mining companies in the acquisition, exploration, financing and development of new mineral properties.
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Golden Star to Host Investor Conference Call Nov 10 2014 
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