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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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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 55.83
GURE's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. GURE: 55.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
GURE' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 34.28 Max: No Debt
Current: 55.83
Equity-to-Asset 0.95
GURE's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
99% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. GURE: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
GURE' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.92  Med: 0.92 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.95
-22.92
0.97
Interest Coverage 276.78
GURE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 34.52 vs. GURE: 276.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GURE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 97.09  Med: 220.88 Max: 69096
Current: 276.78
97.09
69096
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 5.26
Beneish M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
8.93%
17.68%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 31.68
GURE's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
97% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.82 vs. GURE: 31.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
GURE' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.15  Med: 27.34 Max: 43.64
Current: 31.68
17.15
43.64
Net Margin % 23.97
GURE's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
97% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.56 vs. GURE: 23.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
GURE' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.01  Med: 19.88 Max: 32.39
Current: 23.97
12.01
32.39
ROE % 10.83
GURE's ROE % is ranked higher than
62% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.15 vs. GURE: 10.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
GURE' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.89  Med: 22.79 Max: 70.51
Current: 10.83
5.89
70.51
ROA % 10.16
GURE's ROA % is ranked higher than
83% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. GURE: 10.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
GURE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.59  Med: 19.63 Max: 39.92
Current: 10.16
5.59
39.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 28.77
GURE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
81% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. GURE: 28.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
GURE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.51  Med: 46.34 Max: 162.92
Current: 28.77
11.51
162.92
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 6.70
GURE's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. GURE: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
GURE' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.9  Med: -0.1 Max: 48
Current: 6.7
-39.9
48
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 8.80
GURE's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. GURE: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
GURE' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.4  Med: 7.3 Max: 81.9
Current: 8.8
-38.4
81.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 19.80
GURE's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. GURE: 19.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
GURE' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.3  Med: 9.7 Max: 84.2
Current: 19.8
-36.3
84.2
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals    NAICS: 325199    SIC: 2869
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Traded in other countries:R29A.Germany,
Gulf Resources Inc manufactures and trades bromine and crude salt, and manufactures and sells chemical products used in oil and gas field exploration, oil and gas distribution, oil field drilling, wastewater processing, papermaking chemical agents.

Gulf Resources Inc was incorporated in Delaware on February 28, 1989. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and trades bromine and crude salt, and manufactures and sells chemical products used in oil and gas field exploration, oil and gas distribution, oil field drilling, wastewater processing, papermaking chemical agents and inorganic chemicals. Its business operations are conducted in three segments; bromine, crude salt, and chemical products. It manufactures and distributes bromine through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shouguang City Haoyuan Chemical Company Limited, or SCHC. Bromine (Br2) is a halogen element and it is a red volatile liquid at standard room temperature which has reactivity between chlorine and iodine. Elemental bromine is used to manufacture a variety of bromine compounds used in industry and agriculture. Bromine is also used to form intermediates in organic synthesis, in which it is somewhat preferable over iodine due to its lower cost. Its bromine is commonly used in brominated flame retardants, fumigants, water purification compounds, dyes, medicines and disinfectants. It also produces crude salt, which is produced from the evaporation of the wastewater after its bromine production process. Once the brine is returned to the surface and the bromine is removed, the remaining brine is pumped to on-site containing pools and then exposed to natural sunshine. This causes the water to evaporate from the brine, resulting in salt being left over afterwards. Crude salt is the material in alkali production as well as chlorine alkali production and is widely used in the chemical, food and beverage, and other industries. It produces chemical products through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shouguang Yuxin Chemical Industry Company Limited. The Company has an in-house sales staff of 8 persons. Its customers send their orders to the Company first. Its in-house sales staff then attempts to satisfy these orders based on its actual production schedules and inventories on hand. The Company's suppliers are Shandong Xinlong Biological Technology Company limited, Shouguang City Rongguang Trading Company Limited and Shandong Xinlong Group Company limited, Shandong Haihua Chlorine & Alkali Colophony Chemicals Company Limited, Shouguang Hongye Trading Company Limited. The Company competes with Shandong Yuyuan Group Company Limited, Shandong Haihua Group Company Limited, Shandong Dadi Salt Chemical Group Company Limited and Shandong Haiwang Chemical Company Limited, Shandong Haiwang Chemical Company Limited, Shandong Haihua Group Company Limited, Shandong Weifang Longwei Industrial Company Limited, Shandong Yuyuan Group Company Limited and Shandong Caiyangzi Saltworks, Beijing Tianqing Chemical Company Limited, Shandong Weifang Shuangxing Pesticides Company Limited, Zibo Dacheng Pesticides Company Limited, Befar Group Company Limited, China Eastar (Group) Chemical Industry Company Limited and Pecome Technologies Lim

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 2.47
GURE's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.18 vs. GURE: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
GURE' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 3.41 Max: 31.33
Current: 2.47
0.84
31.33
PE Ratio without NRI 2.47
GURE's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
99% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.18 vs. GURE: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
GURE' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 3.38 Max: 31.33
Current: 2.47
0.84
31.33
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 2.08
GURE's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
98% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. GURE: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
GURE' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 4.76 Max: 403.33
Current: 2.08
1.07
403.33
PB Ratio 0.26
GURE's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. GURE: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
GURE' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.34 Max: 10.92
Current: 0.26
0.13
10.92
PS Ratio 0.58
GURE's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. GURE: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
GURE' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.66 Max: 10.64
Current: 0.58
0.2
10.64
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 3.40
GURE's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
95% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. GURE: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
GURE' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 4.87 Max: 467.42
Current: 3.4
1.02
467.42
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 1.43
GURE's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
97% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.46 vs. GURE: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
GURE' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.89 Max: 18.84
Current: 1.43
0.73
18.84
Shiller PE Ratio 2.46
GURE's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 36.86 vs. GURE: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
GURE' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 2.4 Max: 3.39
Current: 2.46
1.28
3.39
Current Ratio 12.49
GURE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. GURE: 12.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GURE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 6.03 Max: 24.02
Current: 12.49
0.02
24.02
Quick Ratio 12.16
GURE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. GURE: 12.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GURE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 5.96 Max: 23.36
Current: 12.16
0.02
23.36
Days Inventory 24.70
GURE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
89% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.70 vs. GURE: 24.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GURE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 11.04 Max: 25.92
Current: 24.7
2.9
25.92
Days Sales Outstanding 166.66
GURE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
95% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 57.32 vs. GURE: 166.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GURE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.15  Med: 49.59 Max: 166.66
Current: 166.66
16.15
166.66
Days Payable 35.08
GURE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
65% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 49.14 vs. GURE: 35.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GURE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.2  Med: 27.67 Max: 110.83
Current: 35.08
14.2
110.83

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.20
GURE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. GURE: -6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GURE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -435.8  Med: -11.6 Max: -3.6
Current: -6.2
-435.8
-3.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Cash 0.76
GURE's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
98% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.38 vs. GURE: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
GURE' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.98 Max: 116
Current: 0.76
0.33
116
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 0.47
GURE's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. GURE: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
GURE' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.66 Max: 50.25
Current: 0.47
0.24
50.25
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.28
GURE's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
98% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. GURE: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
GURE' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.33 Max: 10.55
Current: 0.28
0.14
10.55
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.19
GURE's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. GURE: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
GURE' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.21 Max: 2.23
Current: 0.19
0.12
2.23
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.90
GURE's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. GURE: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
GURE' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.93 Max: 13.7
Current: 0.9
0.08
13.7
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.18
GURE's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
99% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GURE: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
GURE' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.24 Max: 3.18
Current: 0.18
0.13
3.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -108.59
GURE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
98% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. GURE: -108.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
GURE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -110.86  Med: 21.75 Max: 14259.6
Current: -108.59
-110.86
14259.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 33.00
GURE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
91% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. GURE: 33.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
GURE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.2  Med: 20.8 Max: 72.8
Current: 33
-20.2
72.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $156.4
EPS (TTM) $ 0.80
Beta0.89
Short Percentage of Float0.17%
52-Week Range $1.38 - 2.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)46.79
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