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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
NSU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1246 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. NSU: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NSU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.69
NSU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. NSU: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NSU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.74 Max: 1
Current: 0.69
0.54
1
Interest Coverage 145.84
NSU's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. NSU: 145.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NSU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 64.46  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 145.84
64.46
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.67
M-Score: -1.07
WACC vs ROIC
21.94%
60.72%
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 : 5/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 46.68
NSU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. NSU: 46.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NSU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21400  Med: -1101.37 Max: 73.63
Current: 46.68
-21400
73.63
Net-margin (%) 15.64
NSU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -0.07 vs. NSU: 15.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NSU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -21300  Med: -100.00 Max: 26.85
Current: 15.64
-21300
26.85
ROE (%) 13.63
NSU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1192 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -9.10 vs. NSU: 13.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NSU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -155.97  Med: -8.16 Max: 41.96
Current: 13.63
-155.97
41.96
ROA (%) 9.40
NSU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -7.28 vs. NSU: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NSU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -131.34  Med: -4.63 Max: 26.13
Current: 9.4
-131.34
26.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 57.34
NSU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1237 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -9.50 vs. NSU: 57.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NSU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -69.69  Med: -7.63 Max: 144.83
Current: 57.34
-69.69
144.83
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.60
NSU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. NSU: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NSU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 4.6
Current: 4.6
0
4.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.90
NSU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -14.30 vs. NSU: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NSU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -64.2  Med: -6.70 Max: 121.6
Current: -5.9
-64.2
121.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -10.20
NSU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -15.70 vs. NSU: -10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NSU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -10.20 Max: 150.8
Current: -10.2
0
150.8
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

NSU Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 2,027,500 sh (-14.93%)
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Q3 2014

NSU Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 1,982,100 sh (-2.24%)
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Q4 2014

NSU Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 29,199 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,289,600 sh (+15.51%)
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Q1 2015

NSU Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 2,383,700 sh (+4.11%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 8.30
NSU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. NSU: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NSU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.25  Med: 9.16 Max: 221.9
Current: 8.3
3.25
221.9
Forward P/E 21.65
NSU's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 12.25 vs. NSU: 21.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.30
NSU's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. NSU: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NSU' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.25  Med: 9.19 Max: 229.94
Current: 8.3
3.25
229.94
P/B 0.97
NSU's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. NSU: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NSU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 3.52 Max: 30.96
Current: 0.97
0.95
30.96
P/S 1.29
NSU's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. NSU: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NSU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 12.70 Max: 74.3
Current: 1.29
0.89
74.3
PFCF 5.68
NSU's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 12.45 vs. NSU: 5.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NSU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.53  Med: 14.50 Max: 82.56
Current: 5.68
2.53
82.56
POCF 3.89
NSU's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 6.91 vs. NSU: 3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NSU' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.97  Med: 8.12 Max: 111.25
Current: 3.89
1.97
111.25
EV-to-EBIT 1.70
NSU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 13.05 vs. NSU: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NSU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -75.2  Med: -3.90 Max: 49.2
Current: 1.7
-75.2
49.2
Shiller P/E 11.17
NSU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 16.61 vs. NSU: 11.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NSU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.05  Med: 13.74 Max: 23.1
Current: 11.17
11.05
23.1
Current Ratio 9.62
NSU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. NSU: 9.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NSU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 8.67 Max: 396.39
Current: 9.62
0.06
396.39
Quick Ratio 8.34
NSU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1211 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. NSU: 8.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NSU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 7.91 Max: 396.39
Current: 8.34
0.06
396.39
Days Inventory 99.46
NSU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
65% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 73.07 vs. NSU: 99.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NSU' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 5.16  Med: 89.98 Max: 224.48
Current: 99.46
5.16
224.48
Days Sales Outstanding 25.91
NSU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
56% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 32.82 vs. NSU: 25.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NSU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.31  Med: 33.18 Max: 365
Current: 25.91
2.31
365

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 4.85
NSU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
71% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. NSU: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NSU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 3.34 Max: 5.13
Current: 4.85
0.42
5.13
Dividend Payout 0.33
NSU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
63% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. NSU: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NSU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.32 Max: 2.33
Current: 0.33
0.18
2.33
Dividend growth (3y) 26.90
NSU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. NSU: 26.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
NSU' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 26.9
Current: 26.9
0
26.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.85
NSU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. NSU: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NSU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 3.33 Max: 5.13
Current: 4.85
0.42
5.13

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 5.06
NSU's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
57% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 6.15 vs. NSU: 5.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 7.09 Max: 246
Current: 5.06
0.23
246
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.52
NSU's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. NSU: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 5.38 Max: 370
Current: 2.52
0.23
370
Price/Tangible Book 0.97
NSU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. NSU: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.84 Max: 10.64
Current: 0.97
0.03
10.64
Price/Projected FCF 0.74
NSU's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NSU: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.21 Max: 10.39
Current: 0.74
0.75
10.39
Price/Median PS Value 0.10
NSU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. NSU: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 1.38 Max: 40.77
Current: 0.1
0.08
40.77
Price/Graham Number 0.44
NSU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NSU: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.60 Max: 3.99
Current: 0.44
0.33
3.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 58.80
NSU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1226 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -5.00 vs. NSU: 58.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NSU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2  Med: 44.80 Max: 140.3
Current: 58.8
2
140.3

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Copper
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Traded in other countries:NSU.Canada, NR4.Germany,
Nevsun Resources Ltd was incorporated in Canada on July 19, 1965. It is a mineral mining company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of mineral properties. It operates in the Bisha Mine in Eritrea. The Bisha mine is an open pit mine that produces copper concentrate for export to world markets. The Bisha mine will also produce zinc concentrate. Bisha is a volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit located 150km west of Asmara, Eritrea, East Africa. The Bisha Main deposit is located within the Bisha Mining License and the Harena satellite deposit lies in a separate Mining License, connected by a flat unsealed road. Bisha is mined using conventional drill and blast open mining techniques to the run-of-mine (ROM) stockpile. The Company has exploration rights on the Bisha and Harena Mining Licenses and the Mogoraib Exploration License. The Company's operations are subject to environmental regulations promulgated by the government of Eritrea.
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