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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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industry
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Cash to Debt No Debt
GVP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 1732 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. GVP: No Debt )
GVP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.65
GVP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. GVP: 0.65 )
GVP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.07   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.65

-0.07
0.78
Interest Coverage No Debt
GVP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 1129 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 759.74 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: 7
Z-Score: 0.97
M-Score: -3.35
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 (%) -13.33
GVP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1727 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.62 vs. GVP: -13.33 )
GVP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22.43   Max: 7.64
Current: -13.33

-22.43
7.64
Net-margin (%) -12.56
GVP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1727 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. GVP: -12.56 )
GVP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -29.39   Max: 5.48
Current: -12.56

-29.39
5.48
ROE (%) -17.51
GVP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1689 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.72 vs. GVP: -17.51 )
GVP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -140.16   Max: 18.1
Current: -17.51

-140.16
18.1
ROA (%) -11.02
GVP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1738 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. GVP: -11.02 )
GVP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.59   Max: 8.01
Current: -11.02

-36.59
8.01
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -67.62
GVP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1732 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 31.96 vs. GVP: -67.62 )
GVP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -421.87   Max: 130.11
Current: -67.62

-421.87
130.11
Revenue Growth (%) 1.70
GVP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1459 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 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
95% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 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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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

GVP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 242,000 sh (+4.36%)
Mario Gabelli 19,046 sh (-5.61%)
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Q2 2014

GVP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 248,000 sh (+2.48%)
Mario Gabelli 17,046 sh (-10.5%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GVP

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

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 $ 1.6-18%22112
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Add 20.53%$2.12 - $2.4 $ 1.6-29%59184
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Ratios

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P/B 1.07
GVP's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 1640 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. GVP: 1.07 )
GVP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 18.6
Current: 1.07

0.73
18.6
P/S 0.70
GVP's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 1690 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. GVP: 0.70 )
GVP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 4.46
Current: 0.7

0.36
4.46
EV-to-EBIT -1.53
GVP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
108% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 15.94 vs. GVP: -1.53 )
GVP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 22183
Current: -1.53

3.3
22183
Current Ratio 2.51
GVP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1715 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. GVP: 2.51 )
GVP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 4.14
Current: 2.51

0.9
4.14
Quick Ratio 2.51
GVP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1715 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. GVP: 2.51 )
GVP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 4.14
Current: 2.51

0.85
4.14

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 8.00
GVP's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
71% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. GVP: 8.00 )
GVP' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.72   Max: 1024
Current: 8

4.72
1024
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.98
GVP's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.67 vs. GVP: 1.98 )
GVP' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 287.5
Current: 1.98

1.66
287.5
Price/Tangible Book 1.16
GVP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
90% of the 1355 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. GVP: 1.16 )
GVP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 15.19
Current: 1.16

0.91
15.19
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.16
GVP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. GVP: 1.16 )
GVP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 126.4
Current: 1.16

0.86
126.4
Price/Median PS Value 0.81
GVP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GVP: 0.81 )
GVP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 5.08
Current: 0.81

0.15
5.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
GVP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1473 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. GVP: 7.70 )
GVP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 30.1
Current: 7.7

0.3
30.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.15
GVP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. GVP: -1.15 )
GVP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.5   Max: 3.7
Current: -1.15

-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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