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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 52.76
GURE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. GURE: 52.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GURE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 31.67 Max: No Debt
Current: 52.76
Equity to Asset 0.94
GURE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. GURE: 0.94 )
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: 0.94
-22.92
0.97
Interest Coverage 247.20
GURE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
84% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.94 vs. GURE: 247.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GURE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 172.85 Max: 9999.99
Current: 247.2
4.1
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.41
M-Score: -2.94
WACC vs ROIC
8.94%
16.26%
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 (%) 28.86
GURE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.31 vs. GURE: 28.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GURE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.69  Med: 25.44 Max: 43.5
Current: 28.86
9.69
43.5
Net-margin (%) 21.75
GURE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. GURE: 21.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GURE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.23  Med: 18.24 Max: 32.39
Current: 21.75
-3.23
32.39
ROE (%) 10.39
GURE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. GURE: 10.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GURE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.15  Med: 16.77 Max: 70.51
Current: 10.39
-6.15
70.51
ROA (%) 9.70
GURE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. GURE: 9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GURE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.11  Med: 12.32 Max: 39.92
Current: 9.7
-1.11
39.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.64
GURE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1060 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.36 vs. GURE: 26.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GURE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 41.34 Max: 115.78
Current: 26.64
0.8
115.78
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -15.30
GURE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. GURE: -15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GURE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42  Med: -11.10 Max: 39.6
Current: -15.3
-42
39.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.70
GURE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. GURE: -9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GURE' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.8  Med: 6.60 Max: 123.1
Current: -9.7
-49.8
123.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -20.10
GURE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. GURE: -20.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GURE' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.4  Med: -10.15 Max: 131.8
Current: -20.1
-49.4
131.8
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-10)


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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:FRA:NNPA, XKRX:036670, TSE:4462, BOM:523648, TSE:4987, BOM:504879 » details
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
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 1.88
GURE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.02 vs. GURE: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GURE' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 3.39 Max: 58.33
Current: 1.88
0.07
58.33
PE(NRI) 1.88
GURE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
98% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.31 vs. GURE: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GURE' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 3.54 Max: 58.33
Current: 1.88
0.23
58.33
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 1.58
GURE's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.34 vs. GURE: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
GURE' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 4.89 Max: 415
Current: 1.58
1.14
415
P/B 0.20
GURE's P/B is ranked higher than
98% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. GURE: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GURE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.36 Max: 10.92
Current: 0.2
0.03
10.92
P/S 0.40
GURE's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. GURE: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GURE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.66 Max: 10.64
Current: 0.4
0.05
10.64
PFCF 1.55
GURE's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.05 vs. GURE: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
GURE' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 7.85 Max: 467.42
Current: 1.55
1.02
467.42
POCF 1.01
GURE's POCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.41 vs. GURE: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GURE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.84 Max: 65.06
Current: 1.01
0.03
65.06
Shiller P/E 1.90
GURE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 28.97 vs. GURE: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GURE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.02 Max: 3.04
Current: 1.9
1.01
3.04
Current Ratio 11.46
GURE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. GURE: 11.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GURE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 5.89 Max: 24.02
Current: 11.46
0.02
24.02
Quick Ratio 11.08
GURE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. GURE: 11.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GURE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 5.82 Max: 23.36
Current: 11.08
0.02
23.36
Days Inventory 23.96
GURE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
90% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 67.04 vs. GURE: 23.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GURE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 12.13 Max: 48.78
Current: 23.96
2.9
48.78
Days Sales Outstanding 116.39
GURE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
89% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.71 vs. GURE: 116.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GURE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.54  Med: 49.59 Max: 138.38
Current: 116.39
26.54
138.38
Days Payable 37.68
GURE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 47.82 vs. GURE: 37.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GURE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.2  Med: 31.17 Max: 361.71
Current: 37.68
14.2
361.71

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 0.52
GURE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
99% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.45 vs. GURE: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
GURE' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.98 Max: 116
Current: 0.52
0.32
116
Price/Net Current Asset Value 0.35
GURE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 vs. GURE: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
GURE' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.66 Max: 50.25
Current: 0.35
0.13
50.25
Price/Tangible Book 0.21
GURE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
98% of the 1003 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. GURE: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GURE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.33 Max: 10.55
Current: 0.21
0.05
10.55
Price/Projected FCF 0.13
GURE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. GURE: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
GURE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.23 Max: 3.14
Current: 0.13
0.12
3.14
Price/Median PS Value 0.63
GURE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. GURE: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GURE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.90 Max: 13.51
Current: 0.63
0.08
13.51
Price/Graham Number 0.13
GURE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
99% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. GURE: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GURE' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.24 Max: 4.15
Current: 0.13
0.05
4.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -59.17
GURE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. GURE: -59.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GURE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.17  Med: 16.50 Max: 27048.2
Current: -59.17
-59.17
27048.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 33.39
GURE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. GURE: 33.39 )
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: 19.50 Max: 80.3
Current: 33.39
-20.2
80.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $161.9
EPS (TTM) $ 0.76
Beta0.97
Short Percentage of Float2.28%
52-Week Range $1.31 - 2.67
Shares Outstanding (Mil)46.01
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