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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 44.21
GURE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. GURE: 44.21 )
GURE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 44.21

Equity to Asset 0.96
GURE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
100% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 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
74% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.96 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: 8
Z-Score: 5.47
M-Score: -2.69
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 24.02
GURE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. GURE: 24.02 )
GURE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.65   Max: 43.5
Current: 24.02

-6.65
43.5
Net-margin (%) 17.71
GURE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. GURE: 17.71 )
GURE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.39   Max: 32.39
Current: 17.71

2.39
32.39
ROE (%) 7.11
GURE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. GURE: 7.11 )
GURE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.68   Max: 87.18
Current: 7.11

5.68
87.18
ROA (%) 6.78
GURE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. GURE: 6.78 )
GURE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.66   Max: 59.43
Current: 6.78

4.66
59.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.19
GURE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. GURE: 15.19 )
GURE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -156.25   Max: 647.37
Current: 15.19

-156.25
647.37
Revenue Growth (%) -12.60
GURE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. GURE: -12.60 )
GURE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.9   Max: 48.1
Current: -12.6

-39.9
48.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -14.50
GURE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. GURE: -14.50 )
GURE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.1   Max: 81
Current: -14.5

-38.1
81
EPS Growth (%) -28.50
GURE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. GURE: -28.50 )
GURE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.3   Max: 84.2
Current: -28.5

-36.3
84.2
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

GURE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 626,900 sh (+12.71%)
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Q4 2013

GURE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 693,200 sh (+10.58%)
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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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Insider Trades

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 3.40
GURE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.60 vs. GURE: 3.40 )
GURE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 40.4
Current: 3.4

0.19
40.4
P/B 0.30
GURE's P/B is ranked higher than
100% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. GURE: 0.30 )
GURE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 10.94
Current: 0.3

0.14
10.94
P/S 0.70
GURE's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. GURE: 0.70 )
GURE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 10.62
Current: 0.7

0.2
10.62
PFCF 2.30
GURE's PFCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 56.77 vs. GURE: 2.30 )
GURE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 724.5
Current: 2.3

1.75
724.5
Shiller P/E 2.40
GURE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
100% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GURE: 2.40 )
GURE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 11.69
Current: 2.4

1.07
11.69
Current Ratio 15.68
GURE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. GURE: 15.68 )
GURE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 16.17
Current: 15.68

0.02
16.17
Quick Ratio 15.20
GURE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. GURE: 15.20 )
GURE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 15.61
Current: 15.2

0.02
15.61

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 0.70
GURE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
100% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GURE: 0.70 )
GURE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 116
Current: 0.7

0.62
116
Price/Net Current Asset Value 0.50
GURE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GURE: 0.50 )
GURE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 134
Current: 0.5

0.43
134
Price/Tangible Book 0.30
GURE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
99% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. GURE: 0.30 )
GURE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 14.29
Current: 0.3

0.15
14.29
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.20
GURE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GURE: 0.20 )
GURE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.96
Current: 0.2

0.16
2.96
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
GURE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GURE: 0.80 )
GURE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 11.24
Current: 0.8

0.04
11.24
Price/Graham Number 0.20
GURE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
100% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 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) 2709.10
GURE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
100% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. GURE: 2709.10 )
GURE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 20968.2
Current: 2709.1

3.2
20968.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.38
GURE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. GURE: 0.38 )
GURE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6   Max: 350.8
Current: 0.38

-6
350.8

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 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. The Company's business operations are conducted in three segments, bromine, crude salt, and chemical products. The Company manufactures and distributes bromine through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shouguang City Haoyuan Chemical Company Limited. 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 wide 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. The Company's bromine is commonly used in brominated flame retardants, fumigants, water purification compounds, dyes, medicines and disinfectants. The Company also produces crude salt, which is produced from the evaporation of the wastewater after the Company's 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 principal material in alkali production as well as chlorine alkali production and is widely used in the chemical, food & beverage, and other industries. The Company produces chemical products through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shouguang Yuxin Chemical Industry Company Limited. The Company has in-house sales staff of 8 persons. Its customers send their orders to it first. Its in-house sales staff then attempts to satisfy these orders based on their actual production schedules and inventories on hand. The markets for the Company's products have been experiencing increased levels of demand as China continues its recent pace of accelerated growth. The markets for its products are highly competitive. All of its operating activities in China have been authorized by or obtained written consent from land and resources departments of local governments. In addition, all of its operations are subject to and have passed government safety inspections. The Company also has been granted environmental certification from the PRC Bureau of Environmental Protection.
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