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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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history
Cash to Debt 44.46
GURE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. GURE: 44.46 )
GURE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 44.46

Equity to Asset 0.96
GURE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
99% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. GURE: 0.96 )
GURE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -22.92   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.96

-22.92
0.96
Interest Coverage 136.75
GURE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.02 vs. GURE: 136.75 )
GURE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 9999.99
Current: 136.75

2.8
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.96
M-Score: -2.65
WACC vs ROIC
1.13%
11.13%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 23.11
GURE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1125 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.98 vs. GURE: 23.11 )
GURE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.65   Max: 43.64
Current: 23.11

-6.65
43.64
Net-margin (%) 17.38
GURE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. GURE: 17.38 )
GURE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.39   Max: 32.39
Current: 17.38

2.39
32.39
ROE (%) 6.93
GURE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. GURE: 6.93 )
GURE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.91   Max: 616.76
Current: 6.93

5.91
616.76
ROA (%) 6.61
GURE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1128 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. GURE: 6.61 )
GURE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.81   Max: 111.16
Current: 6.61

3.81
111.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.18
GURE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.58 vs. GURE: 15.18 )
GURE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -312.5   Max: 439.17
Current: 15.18

-312.5
439.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -12.60
GURE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. GURE: -12.60 )
GURE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.9   Max: 48.1
Current: -12.6

-39.9
48.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -14.50
GURE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. GURE: -14.50 )
GURE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.1   Max: 81
Current: -14.5

-38.1
81
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -28.50
GURE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. GURE: -28.50 )
GURE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.3   Max: 84.2
Current: -28.5

-36.3
84.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

GURE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Charles Brandes 11,583 sh (New)
Jim Simons 762,200 sh (+9.95%)
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Q2 2014

GURE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 803,600 sh (+5.43%)
Charles Brandes 11,583 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

GURE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 927,200 sh (+15.38%)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
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Q4 2014

GURE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 1,039,556 sh (+12.12%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GURE

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Charles Brandes 2014-09-30 Sold Out $1.56 - $2.17 $ 1.65-17%0
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 New Buy$2.06 - $2.87 $ 1.65-32%11583
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 3.20
GURE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 27.50 vs. GURE: 3.20 )
GURE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 40.4
Current: 3.2

0.07
40.4
Forward P/E 3.94
GURE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.77 vs. GURE: 3.94 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 3.20
GURE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 27.50 vs. GURE: 3.20 )
GURE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 40
Current: 3.2

0.27
40
P/B 0.20
GURE's P/B is ranked higher than
100% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. GURE: 0.20 )
GURE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 28.57
Current: 0.2

0.13
28.57
P/S 0.50
GURE's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. GURE: 0.50 )
GURE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 10.62
Current: 0.5

0.07
10.62
PFCF 2.00
GURE's PFCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 79.05 vs. GURE: 2.00 )
GURE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 724.5
Current: 2

1.29
724.5
POCF 1.58
GURE's POCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.39 vs. GURE: 1.58 )
GURE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 32.43
Current: 1.58

0.73
32.43
EV-to-EBIT -2.22
GURE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.51 vs. GURE: -2.22 )
GURE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -52.3   Max: 1038.3
Current: -2.22

-52.3
1038.3
Shiller P/E 1.80
GURE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
100% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 47.68 vs. GURE: 1.80 )
GURE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 11.59
Current: 1.8

1.09
11.59
Current Ratio 16.78
GURE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. GURE: 16.78 )
GURE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 16.78
Current: 16.78

0.02
16.78
Quick Ratio 16.30
GURE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GURE: 16.30 )
GURE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 16.3
Current: 16.3

0.02
16.3
Days Inventory 24.05
GURE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 73.22 vs. GURE: 24.05 )
GURE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 25.92
Current: 24.05

1.79
25.92
Days Sales Outstanding 148.81
GURE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 73.71 vs. GURE: 148.81 )
GURE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 8.27   Max: 138.38
Current: 148.81

8.27
138.38

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Cash 0.50
GURE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
100% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GURE: 0.50 )
GURE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 116
Current: 0.5

0.47
116
Price/Net Current Asset Value 0.40
GURE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GURE: 0.40 )
GURE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 50
Current: 0.4

0.35
50
Price/Tangible Book 0.20
GURE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
100% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. GURE: 0.20 )
GURE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 14.29
Current: 0.2

0.15
14.29
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.20
GURE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. GURE: 0.20 )
GURE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 3.46
Current: 0.2

0.15
3.46
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
GURE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. GURE: 0.80 )
GURE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 12.99
Current: 0.8

0.11
12.99
Price/Graham Number 0.20
GURE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
100% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. GURE: 0.20 )
GURE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 3.27
Current: 0.2

0.14
3.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -45.30
GURE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. GURE: -45.30 )
GURE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -45.3   Max: 21166.8
Current: -45.3

-45.3
21166.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.49
GURE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. GURE: 15.49 )
GURE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.4   Max: 60.8
Current: 15.49

-1.4
60.8

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:R29A.Germany,
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

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