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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.70
GSS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 2400 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 170.20 vs. GSS: 0.70 )
GSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.7

Equity to Asset 0.22
GSS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. GSS: 0.22 )
GSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.22

0.22
0.93
Interest Coverage 0.09
GSS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. GSS: 0.09 )
GSS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.09

0.06
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -4.28
M-Score: -1.36
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 0.10
GSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. GSS: 0.10 )
GSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2746.96   Max: 31.6
Current: 0.1

-2746.96
31.6
Net-margin (%) -56.84
GSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 vs. GSS: -56.84 )
GSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22200   Max: 52.77
Current: -56.84

-22200
52.77
ROE (%) -370.80
GSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 2322 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -9.21 vs. GSS: -370.80 )
GSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -370.8   Max: 14
Current: -370.8

-370.8
14
ROA (%) -81.63
GSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2398 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -7.73 vs. GSS: -81.63 )
GSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -81.63   Max: 9.87
Current: -81.63

-81.63
9.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 0.28
GSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2327 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -10.19 vs. GSS: 0.28 )
GSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -178.94   Max: 24.81
Current: 0.28

-178.94
24.81
Revenue Growth (%) 2.50
GSS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. GSS: 2.50 )
GSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 243.4
Current: 2.5

0
243.4
EPS Growth (%) 195.30
GSS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -6.70 vs. GSS: 195.30 )
GSS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -73   Max: 195.3
Current: 195.3

-73
195.3
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

GSS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Arnold Schneider 92,445 sh (-8.74%)
Chuck Royce 468,700 sh (-26.77%)
Jim Simons 365,800 sh (-28.92%)
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Q2 2013

GSS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 14,856 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,378,600 sh (+550.25%)
Chuck Royce 468,700 sh (unchged)
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
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Q3 2013

GSS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 2,598,400 sh (+9.24%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2013

GSS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 1,765,000 sh (-32.07%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GSS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$1.53 - $2.37 $ 0.61-69%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0117%$1.77 - $2.98 $ 0.61-75%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy0.01%$2.17 - $3.25 $ 0.61-78%362000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-06-30 New Buy0.01%$2.17 - $3.25 $ 0.61-78%1148580
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 2.30
GSS's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. GSS: 2.30 )
GSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 7.18
Current: 2.3

0.26
7.18
P/S 0.30
GSS's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. GSS: 0.30 )
GSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 13.53
Current: 0.3

0.19
13.53
EV-to-EBIT 40.00
GSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. GSS: 40.00 )
GSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 1937.9
Current: 40

5.8
1937.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.20
GSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 2267 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GSS: 2.20 )
GSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 4.32
Current: 2.2

0.54
4.32
Price/Median PS Value 0.10
GSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. GSS: 0.10 )
GSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 279.17
Current: 0.1

0.09
279.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.50
GSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. GSS: 2.50 )
GSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 17.3
Current: 2.5

0.1
17.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -26.96
GSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1970 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -13.54 vs. GSS: -26.96 )
GSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -78.5   Max: -8.3
Current: -26.96

-78.5
-8.3

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Gold
Compare:EGO, ABX, GG, NMCEF, IAG » details
Traded in other countries:GSC.Canada, GS5.Germany
Gold Star Resources Ltd., was established under the Canada Business Corporations Act on May 15, 1992. The Company is a Canadian federally-incorporated gold mining and exploration company producing gold in Ghana, West Africa. It also conducts gold exploration in other countries in West Africa and in South Amercia. The Company through its subsidiary Golden Star (Bogoso/Prestea) Ltd (GSBPL) owns and operates the Bogoso/Prestea gold mining and processing operation located near the town of Bogoso, Ghana. Through its subsidiary Golden Star (Wassa) Ltd the Company also owns and operates the Wassa gold mine, located approximately 35 kilometers east of Bogoso/Prestea. Through GSBPL it owns the Prestea Underground, which is located on the Prestea property and consists of a currently inactive gold mine and associated support facilities. It also holds interests in several gold exploration projects in Ghana and elsewhere in West Africa, including Niger and Côte d'Ivoire, and in South America it holds and manages exploration properties in Brazil. All of the Company's gold production is shipped to a South African gold refinery which arranges for the sale of its gold. Its gold is sold in the form of dore bars that averages approximately 90% gold by weight with the remaining portion being silver and other metals. The Company competes with other mining companies in the acquisition, exploration financing and development of new mineral properties. It also competes with other mining companies for skilled mining engineers, mine and processing plant operators and mechanics, mining equipment, geologists, geophysicists and other experienced technical personnel.

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