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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
NSU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1409 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. NSU: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NSU' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.66
NSU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. NSU: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NSU' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.72 Max: 1
Current: 0.66
0.54
1
Interest Coverage 41.31
NSU's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 41.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NSU' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 64.46  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 41.31
64.46
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.61
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
16.03%
15.59%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 20.00
NSU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -0.59 vs. NSU: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NSU' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -124.81  Med: 50.08 Max: 73.63
Current: 20
-124.81
73.63
Net-margin (%) 5.21
NSU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -2.13 vs. NSU: 5.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NSU' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -472.12  Med: 16.83 Max: 26.85
Current: 5.21
-472.12
26.85
ROE (%) 2.56
NSU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1300 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -10.19 vs. NSU: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NSU' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -155.98  Med: -9.81 Max: 41.96
Current: 2.56
-155.98
41.96
ROA (%) 1.72
NSU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -8.63 vs. NSU: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NSU' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -131.34  Med: -4.63 Max: 26.13
Current: 1.72
-131.34
26.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.75
NSU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -11.79 vs. NSU: 15.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NSU' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -69.68  Med: -6.02 Max: 144.83
Current: 15.75
-69.68
144.83
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.50
NSU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. NSU: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NSU' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 4.5
Current: 4.5
0
4.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.90
NSU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -16.30 vs. NSU: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NSU' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -64.5  Med: -7.80 Max: 122.8
Current: -5.9
-64.5
122.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -10.60
NSU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -18.90 vs. NSU: -10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NSU' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -10.60 Max: 195.2
Current: -10.6
0
195.2
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-31)


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Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Copper
Compare:SHSE:600139, ASX:OZL, ASX:SYR, HKSE:01636, BOM:513599 » details
Traded in other countries:NSU.Canada, NR4.Germany,
Nevsun Resources Ltd is a mineral mining company operating the Bisha mine in Eritrea. The Bisha mine is an open pit mine that produces copper concentrate for export to world markets.

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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 36.06
NSU's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 36.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NSU' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.25  Med: 11.05 Max: 221.9
Current: 36.06
3.25
221.9
PE(NRI) 36.06
NSU's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
72% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 18.67 vs. NSU: 36.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NSU' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.25  Med: 11.15 Max: 229.94
Current: 36.06
3.25
229.94
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 34.07
NSU's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 15.71 vs. NSU: 34.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
NSU' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.83  Med: 9.65 Max: 40.96
Current: 34.07
3.83
40.96
P/B 0.99
NSU's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 1342 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. NSU: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NSU' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 2.87 Max: 24.85
Current: 0.99
0.73
24.85
P/S 2.00
NSU's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. NSU: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NSU' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 6.68 Max: 78.21
Current: 2
0.89
78.21
PFCF 20.50
NSU's PFCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 14.54 vs. NSU: 20.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NSU' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.52  Med: 14.19 Max: 78.21
Current: 20.5
2.52
78.21
POCF 6.49
NSU's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. NSU: 6.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NSU' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.96  Med: 7.06 Max: 103.49
Current: 6.49
1.96
103.49
EV-to-EBIT 5.52
NSU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 14.83 vs. NSU: 5.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NSU' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.2  Med: 1.10 Max: 49.1
Current: 5.52
-75.2
49.1
EV-to-EBITDA 3.29
NSU's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
83% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. NSU: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NSU' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76  Med: 1.00 Max: 44.5
Current: 3.29
-76
44.5
Shiller P/E 57.87
NSU's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 18.56 vs. NSU: 57.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NSU' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 55.57  Med: 90.00 Max: 471
Current: 57.87
55.57
471
Current Ratio 7.79
NSU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1361 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. NSU: 7.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NSU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 7.85 Max: 396.39
Current: 7.79
0.06
396.39
Quick Ratio 6.77
NSU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1361 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. NSU: 6.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NSU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 6.82 Max: 396.39
Current: 6.77
0.06
396.39
Days Inventory 112.25
NSU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
70% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 73.33 vs. NSU: 112.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NSU' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.16  Med: 89.98 Max: 806.31
Current: 112.25
5.16
806.31
Days Sales Outstanding 26.81
NSU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 33.93 vs. NSU: 26.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NSU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.08  Med: 3.05 Max: 102.29
Current: 26.81
2.08
102.29
Days Payable 49.39
NSU's Days Payable is ranked higher than
55% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 44.62 vs. NSU: 49.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NSU' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.92  Med: 32.64 Max: 359.6
Current: 49.39
12.92
359.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.84
NSU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
78% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. NSU: 4.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NSU' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 3.50 Max: 6.19
Current: 4.84
0.42
6.19
Dividend Payout 1.82
NSU's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
82% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. NSU: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NSU' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.47 Max: 4
Current: 1.82
0.18
4
Dividend Growth (3y) 26.90
NSU's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 244 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 Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 26.9
Current: 26.9
0
26.9
Forward Dividend Yield 4.83
NSU's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. NSU: 4.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.84
NSU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. NSU: 4.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NSU' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 3.50 Max: 6.19
Current: 4.84
0.42
6.19
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.10
NSU's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -9.80 vs. NSU: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NSU' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.4  Med: -16.20 Max: 0.1
Current: 0.1
-46.4
0.1

Valuation & Return

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vs
history
Price/Net Cash 6.92
NSU's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
60% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. NSU: 6.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
NSU' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 6.77 Max: 246
Current: 6.92
1.05
246
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.10
NSU's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NSU: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
NSU' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 4.56 Max: 370
Current: 3.1
1
370
Price/Tangible Book 0.98
NSU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 1304 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. NSU: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NSU' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.52 Max: 10.51
Current: 0.98
0.05
10.51
Price/Projected FCF 0.63
NSU's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. NSU: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NSU' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.20 Max: 10.39
Current: 0.63
0.56
10.39
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
NSU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. NSU: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NSU' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 3.59 Max: 375
Current: 0.3
0.15
375
Price/Graham Number 1.23
NSU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. NSU: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NSU' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.75 Max: 6.63
Current: 1.23
0.43
6.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 18.10
NSU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1494 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -5.44 vs. NSU: 18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NSU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 42.00 Max: 142.3
Current: 18.1
2
142.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.50
NSU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -2.27 vs. NSU: 12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NSU' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.5  Med: 2.05 Max: 29
Current: 12.5
-77.5
29

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $332.1
EPS (TTM) $ 0.10
Beta1.03
Short Percentage of Float0.20%
52-Week Range $2.27 - 4.36
Shares Outstanding (Mil)199.84

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 346 402 393
EPS ($) 0.08 0.06 0.05
EPS without NRI ($) 0.08 0.06 0.05
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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