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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 0.36
NG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.29 vs. NG: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NG' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.65 Max: 581.2
Current: 0.36
0.08
581.2
F-Score: 1
Z-Score: 4.69
M-Score: 3.87
WACC vs ROIC
17.53%
-8.38%
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 : 2/10

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ROE (%) -10.75
NG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.05 vs. NG: -10.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NG' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.9  Med: -10.25 Max: -3.4
Current: -10.75
-43.9
-3.4
ROA (%) -8.05
NG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.10 vs. NG: -8.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NG' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.14  Med: -7.87 Max: 12.06
Current: -8.05
-30.14
12.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -23.53
NG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1540 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -14.61 vs. NG: -23.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -82.45  Med: -21.88 Max: 702.23
Current: -23.53
-82.45
702.23
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.70
NG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1130 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -19.40 vs. NG: -7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NG' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.4 Max: 138.7
Current: -7.7
0
138.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -11.00
NG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. NG: -11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NG' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -69.9  Med: 8.6 Max: 170.7
Current: -11
-69.9
170.7
GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with Novagold Resources Inc $NG.
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-04-05)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

NG Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Chuck Royce 50,000 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 71,634 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,534,780 sh (+224.48%)
John Paulson 35,516,057 sh (-0.28%)
Seth Klarman 15,000,000 sh (-20.96%)
Murray Stahl 179,515 sh (-21.54%)
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Q2 2016

NG Guru Trades in Q2 2016

First Eagle Investment 2,151,285 sh (+2903.16%)
Chuck Royce 135,000 sh (+170.00%)
Jim Simons 1,661,613 sh (+8.26%)
Murray Stahl 149,465 sh (-16.74%)
John Paulson 25,705,396 sh (-27.62%)
Seth Klarman 9,500,000 sh (-36.67%)
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Q3 2016

NG Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Chuck Royce 260,000 sh (+92.59%)
First Eagle Investment 2,566,285 sh (+19.29%)
Murray Stahl 149,787 sh (+0.22%)
Seth Klarman 9,500,000 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 25,602,996 sh (-0.40%)
Jim Simons 464,100 sh (-72.07%)
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Q4 2016

NG Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Steven Cohen 563,400 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 3,796,285 sh (+47.93%)
Murray Stahl 178,882 sh (+19.42%)
Seth Klarman 9,500,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
John Paulson 22,271,796 sh (-13.01%)
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Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals    NAICS: 212221    SIC: 611
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Traded in other countries:NG.Canada, NGR.Germany, NGN.Mexico,
Novagold Resources Inc is a mineral exploration company engaged in the exploration and development of gold and copper mineral properties.

Novagold Resources Inc was incorporated by memorandum of association on December 5, 1984, under the Companies Act (Nova Scotia) as 1562756 Nova Scotia Limited. The Company is a mineral exploration company engaged in the exploration and development of gold and copper mineral properties. Its principal assets include a 50% interest in the Donlin Gold project in Alaska, U.S.A. and a 50% interest in the Galore Creek project in British Columbia, Canada. The Company's exploration and development activities are subject to national, state, provincial and local laws and regulations in the United States and Canada.

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Ratios

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P/B 6.14
NG's P/B is ranked lower than
80% of the 1666 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NG: 6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NG' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 3.53 Max: 10.96
Current: 6.14
0.21
10.96
Current Ratio 35.18
NG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. NG: 35.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 2.84 Max: 45.21
Current: 35.18
0.07
45.21
Quick Ratio 35.18
NG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. NG: 35.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 2.58 Max: 45.21
Current: 35.18
0.07
45.21

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
NG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -13.10 vs. NG: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.1  Med: -19.8 Max: -0.1
Current: -0.1
-50.1
-0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 598.00
NG's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. NG: 598.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
NG' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 17.67 Max: 604
Current: 598
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604
Price/Tangible Book 6.16
NG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 1610 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. NG: 6.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NG' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 3.1 Max: 11.76
Current: 6.16
0.28
11.76
Price/Projected FCF 28.48
NG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
95% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. NG: 28.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NG' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.61  Med: 30.31 Max: 70.13
Current: 28.48
13.61
70.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.52
NG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1759 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. NG: -1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.22  Med: 5 Max: 12.3
Current: -1.52
-2.22
12.3

More Statistics

EPS (TTM) $ -0.11
Beta0.12
Short Percentage of Float6.31%
52-Week Range $3.79 - 7.29
Shares Outstanding (Mil)321.53
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Seth Klarman Sells Paypal, Novagold Aug 31 2016 
Insider Trades of the Week Apr 15 2016 
John Paulson Sells More Than 2.5 Million Shares of Gold Exploration Company Apr 11 2016 
NovaGold Resources: An Impressive Gold Stock That Investors Should Not Ignore May 22 2015 
Seth Klarman’s Favorite Picks in Down-and-Out Mining Sector Nov 08 2013 
Sector Update: Shopping 36 Metals & Mining Companies at 52-week low Jul 31 2013 
118 Metals and Mining Companies at 52-Week Low Apr 22 2013 
Gurus on Gold and All That Glitters Mar 30 2013 
John Paulson’s Gold Fund - The Midas Touch? Mar 22 2013 
Seth Klarman - Keeps Buying Alaska Copper and Gold Mar 21 2013 

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