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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 : 6/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
GVP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
90% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 27.13 vs. GVP: No Debt )
GVP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.62
GVP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. GVP: 0.62 )
GVP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.62

0.08
0.75
Interest Coverage No Debt
GVP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 387.00 vs. GVP: No Debt )
GVP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

0.01
9999.99
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.84
M-Score: -3.43
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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Operating margin (%) -22.43
GVP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. GVP: -22.43 )
GVP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22.43   Max: 7.64
Current: -22.43

-22.43
7.64
Net-margin (%) -22.10
GVP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. GVP: -22.10 )
GVP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -29.39   Max: 5.48
Current: -22.1

-29.39
5.48
ROE (%) -34.59
GVP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. GVP: -34.59 )
GVP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -534.56   Max: 16.99
Current: -34.59

-534.56
16.99
ROA (%) -21.53
GVP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. GVP: -21.53 )
GVP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -40.02   Max: 8.04
Current: -21.53

-40.02
8.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -86.99
GVP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 31.80 vs. GVP: -86.99 )
GVP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1436.78   Max: 72.44
Current: -86.99

-1436.78
72.44
Revenue Growth (%) 1.70
GVP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. GVP: 1.70 )
GVP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.1   Max: 13.2
Current: 1.7

-36.1
13.2
EPS Growth (%) 69.10
GVP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. GVP: 69.10 )
GVP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -70.9   Max: 100
Current: 69.1

-70.9
100
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

GVP Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 214,100 sh (-0.42%)
Mario Gabelli 21,405 sh (-3.2%)
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Q2 2013

GVP Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 215,000 sh (+0.42%)
Mario Gabelli 20,856 sh (-2.56%)
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Q3 2013

GVP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 216,000 sh (+0.47%)
Mario Gabelli 20,743 sh (-0.54%)
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Q4 2013

GVP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 231,900 sh (+7.36%)
Mario Gabelli 20,177 sh (-2.73%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GVP

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Reduce -57.8%$1.76 - $2.2 $ 1.76-10%22112
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Add 20.53%$2.12 - $2.4 $ 1.76-22%59184
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -62.06%$1.9 - $3.86 $ 1.76-45%49103
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Ratios

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P/B 1.04
GVP's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. GVP: 1.04 )
GVP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 18.6
Current: 1.04

0.73
18.6
P/S 0.67
GVP's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 1660 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. GVP: 0.67 )
GVP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 4.46
Current: 0.67

0.36
4.46

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.02
GVP's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. GVP: 2.02 )
GVP' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 18.96
Current: 2.02

1.84
18.96
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
GVP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
88% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. GVP: 1.10 )
GVP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 13.04
Current: 1.1

0.91
13.04
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.62
GVP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
59% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. GVP: 1.62 )
GVP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 60.46
Current: 1.62

1.08
60.46
Price/Median PS Value 0.78
GVP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 1501 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GVP: 0.78 )
GVP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 4.79
Current: 0.78

0.16
4.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
GVP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1328 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. GVP: 5.90 )
GVP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 30.1
Current: 5.9

0.3
30.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.04
GVP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. GVP: 1.04 )
GVP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.5   Max: 3.7
Current: 1.04

-5.5
3.7

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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GSE Systems is a Delaware corporation organized in March 1994. The Company provides simulation and educational solutions and services to the nuclear and fossil electric utility industry and the chemical and petrochemical industries. In addition, the Company provides plant monitoring, signal analysis monitoring and optimization software mainly to the power industry. The Company provides simulation and educational solutions and services to the nuclear and fossil electric utility industry, and the chemical and petrochemical industries. The Company provides plant monitoring and signal analysis monitoring and optimization software mainly to the power industry. GSE is the parent company of GSE Power Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation; GSE Power Systems, AB, a Swedish corporation; GSE Engineering Systems (Beijing) Co. Ltd, a Chinese limited liability company; GSE Systems, Ltd, a UK limited liability company; and has a 10% minority interest in Emirates Simulation Academy, LLC, a United Arab Emirates limited liability company. Customers include, among others, ABB Inc., American Electric Power, Bernische Kraftwerke AG (Switzerland), British Energy Generation Ltd. (UK), Comisión Federal De Electricidad (Mexico), Concern Titan-2 (Russia), Emerson Process Management, Georgia Power, Kärnkraftsäkerhet och Utbildning AB (Sweden), Kraftwerks - Simulator-Gesellschaft mbH (Germany), Nuclear Engineering Ltd. (Japan), PSEG Nuclear, Inc., Slovenské elektrarne, a.s. (Slovakia), and Westinghouse Electric Co. The Company conducts its operations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It competes with MAPPS Inc., a subsidiary of L-3 Communications, CORYS T.E.S.S and Western Services Corp. The Company's businesses are subject to regulation by U.S. federal and state laws and foreign laws, regulations and policies.

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