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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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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
NSU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
94% of the 2420 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. NSU: No Debt )
NSU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.69
NSU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 1376 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. NSU: 0.69 )
NSU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1
Current: 0.69

0.54
1
Interest Coverage 64.46
NSU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 1322 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. NSU: 64.46 )
NSU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 64.46   Max: 9999.99
Current: 64.46

64.46
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.63
M-Score: 5.94
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 : 3/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 49.62
NSU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1468 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. NSU: 49.62 )
NSU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21400   Max: 73.63
Current: 49.62

-21400
73.63
Net-margin (%) 16.04
NSU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1468 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -2.32 vs. NSU: 16.04 )
NSU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -21300   Max: 26.85
Current: 16.04

-21300
26.85
ROE (%) 10.85
NSU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2383 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -7.48 vs. NSU: 10.85 )
NSU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -156.07   Max: 41.96
Current: 10.85

-156.07
41.96
ROA (%) 7.56
NSU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2439 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -5.78 vs. NSU: 7.56 )
NSU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -131.41   Max: 26.12
Current: 7.56

-131.41
26.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.54
NSU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2404 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -6.73 vs. NSU: 43.54 )
NSU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -69.69   Max: 143.05
Current: 43.54

-69.69
143.05
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

NSU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 2,364,400 sh (+17.51%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q1 2014

NSU Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 2,383,300 sh (+0.8%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NSU

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$2.86 - $3.6 $ 3.7114%0
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$2.72 - $3.86 $ 3.716%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 25.98%$2.72 - $3.86 $ 3.716%54313
John Burbank 2013-03-31 New Buy0.04%$3.45 - $4.68 $ 3.71-7%255000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 193.49%0.01%$3.45 - $4.68 $ 3.71-7%43113
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.08%$2.79 - $4.88 $ 3.71-1%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy$2.79 - $4.88 $ 3.71-1%13527
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Reduce -62.26%0.15%$2.91 - $3.97 $ 3.716%708563
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0033%$2.91 - $3.97 $ 3.716%0
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Reduce -62.38%1.37%$3.25 - $6.69 $ 3.71-17%1877700
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy$3.25 - $6.69 $ 3.71-17%10233
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$4.52 - $6.12 $ 3.71-32%0
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 11.20
NSU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 11.20 )
NSU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.25   Max: 222.17
Current: 11.2

3.25
222.17
P/B 1.10
NSU's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. NSU: 1.10 )
NSU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 30.96
Current: 1.1

0.95
30.96
P/S 1.80
NSU's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 1.80 )
NSU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 74.3
Current: 1.8

0.89
74.3
PFCF 13.40
NSU's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 13.40 )
NSU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.53   Max: 82.56
Current: 13.4

2.53
82.56
EV-to-EBIT 2.56
NSU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 2.56 )
NSU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -75.2   Max: 49.2
Current: 2.56

-75.2
49.2
Shiller P/E 12.90
NSU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 12.90 )
NSU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.44   Max: 23.1
Current: 12.9

11.44
23.1
Current Ratio 9.70
NSU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 2425 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. NSU: 9.70 )
NSU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 396.39
Current: 9.7

0.06
396.39
Quick Ratio 8.47
NSU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 2424 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. NSU: 8.47 )
NSU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 396.39
Current: 8.47

0.06
396.39

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.80
NSU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
77% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. NSU: 4.80 )
NSU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 5.19
Current: 4.8

0.42
5.19
Dividend Payout 0.52
NSU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
94% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 0.52 )
NSU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.33
Current: 0.52

0.18
2.33
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.80
NSU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. NSU: 4.80 )
NSU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 5.19
Current: 4.8

0.42
5.19
Share Buyback Rate -2.20
NSU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -9.40 vs. NSU: -2.20 )
NSU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -2.2   Max: -45.6
Current: -2.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 9.50
NSU's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
91% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 9.50 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 246
Current: 9.5

0.23
246
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.30
NSU's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 4.30 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 80.25
Current: 4.3

0.23
80.25
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
NSU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. NSU: 1.10 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 10.64
Current: 1.1

0.03
10.64
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
NSU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 0.90 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 10.39
Current: 0.9

0.92
10.39
Price/Median PS Value 0.10
NSU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 0.10 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 35.33
Current: 0.1

0.07
35.33
Price/Graham Number 0.50
NSU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
97% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 0.50 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 3.99
Current: 0.5

0.33
3.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 38.90
NSU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2387 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -5.10 vs. NSU: 38.90 )
NSU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 140.2
Current: 38.9

2
140.2

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Copper
Compare:EGO, ABX, GG, NMCEF, IAG » details
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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