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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
AMEX:NSU's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 291.20 vs. AMEX:NSU: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
AMEX:NSU' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.71
AMEX:NSU's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. AMEX:NSU: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
AMEX:NSU' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.71 Max: 1
Current: 0.71
0.64
1
Interest Coverage 31.21
AMEX:NSU's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
74% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. AMEX:NSU: 31.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AMEX:NSU' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.21  Med: 172.8 Max: No Debt
Current: 31.21
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.97
Beneish M-Score: -2.78
WACC vs ROIC
10.66%
4.38%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 26.34
AMEX:NSU's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
89% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. AMEX:NSU: 26.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
AMEX:NSU' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.17  Med: 43.3 Max: 73.63
Current: 26.34
22.17
73.63
Net Margin % 4.82
AMEX:NSU's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
68% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. AMEX:NSU: 4.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
AMEX:NSU' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.82  Med: 12.55 Max: 26.85
Current: 4.82
4.82
26.85
ROE % 1.32
AMEX:NSU's ROE % is ranked higher than
73% of the 1395 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -10.31 vs. AMEX:NSU: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
AMEX:NSU' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.31  Med: 1.79 Max: 41.96
Current: 1.32
-30.31
41.96
ROA % 0.92
AMEX:NSU's ROA % is ranked higher than
76% of the 1566 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -9.58 vs. AMEX:NSU: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
AMEX:NSU' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.32  Med: 1.25 Max: 26.12
Current: 0.92
-18.32
26.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 8.19
AMEX:NSU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
81% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -13.76 vs. AMEX:NSU: 8.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
AMEX:NSU' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -69.69  Med: 12.05 Max: 144.8
Current: 8.19
-69.69
144.8
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 13.70
AMEX:NSU's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -3.70 vs. AMEX:NSU: 13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
AMEX:NSU' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -50 Max: 13.7
Current: 13.7
0
13.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 9.70
AMEX:NSU's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -18.10 vs. AMEX:NSU: 9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
AMEX:NSU' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.6  Med: -8.1 Max: 122.8
Current: 9.7
-63.6
122.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -5.80
AMEX:NSU's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. AMEX:NSU: -5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
AMEX:NSU' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -10.2 Max: 157.3
Current: -5.8
0
157.3
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Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Copper    NAICS: 212234    SIC: 612
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Traded in other countries:NSU.Canada, NR4.Germany,
Headquarter Location:Canada
Nevsun Resources Ltd is a mid-tier base metals company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of mineral property interests. Its projects include Timok in Serbi, and Bisha Mine in Eritrea.

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 also operates Timok Project, Serbia a high grade copper-gold deposit. 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
PE Ratio 52.96
NSU's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 19.78 vs. NSU: 52.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
NSU' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.25  Med: 13.93 Max: 230.15
Current: 52.96
3.25
230.15
Forward PE Ratio 250.00
NSU's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 17.01 vs. NSU: 250.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 52.96
NSU's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
78% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 20.29 vs. NSU: 52.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
NSU' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.25  Med: 13.93 Max: 230.15
Current: 52.96
3.25
230.15
PB Ratio 0.76
NSU's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. NSU: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NSU' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 2.34 Max: 30.58
Current: 0.76
0.73
30.58
PS Ratio 2.29
NSU's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. NSU: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NSU' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 4.25 Max: 78.21
Current: 2.29
0.89
78.21
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 11.17
NSU's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
63% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. NSU: 11.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NSU' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.96  Med: 8.38 Max: 103.49
Current: 11.17
1.96
103.49
EV-to-EBIT 11.69
NSU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 20.02 vs. NSU: 11.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NSU' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.2  Med: 1.4 Max: 42.1
Current: 11.69
-75.2
42.1
EV-to-EBITDA 7.45
NSU's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
62% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. NSU: 7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NSU' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76  Med: 1.3 Max: 38.6
Current: 7.45
-76
38.6
Shiller PE Ratio 14.83
NSU's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 24.05 vs. NSU: 14.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NSU' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.83  Med: 70.3 Max: 234.5
Current: 14.83
14.83
234.5
Current Ratio 3.15
NSU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1502 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. NSU: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NSU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 5.76 Max: 143.16
Current: 3.15
0.06
143.16
Quick Ratio 2.34
NSU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1502 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. NSU: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NSU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 5.44 Max: 143.16
Current: 2.34
0.06
143.16
Days Inventory 167.38
NSU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
84% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 76.92 vs. NSU: 167.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NSU' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.16  Med: 100.07 Max: 224.47
Current: 167.38
5.16
224.47
Days Sales Outstanding 24.11
NSU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 36.83 vs. NSU: 24.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NSU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: 14.16 Max: 102.29
Current: 24.11
2.31
102.29
Days Payable 97.11
NSU's Days Payable is ranked higher than
77% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 47.37 vs. NSU: 97.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NSU' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.92  Med: 46 Max: 97.11
Current: 97.11
12.92
97.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 5.53
NSU's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
90% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. NSU: 5.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NSU' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 3.68 Max: 6.57
Current: 5.53
0.42
6.57
Dividend Payout Ratio 4.00
NSU's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. NSU: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
NSU' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.88 Max: 4
Current: 4
0.11
4
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 12.70
NSU's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. NSU: 12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
NSU' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 30.4
Current: 12.7
0
30.4
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.62
NSU's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
89% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. NSU: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 15.70
NSU's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
95% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. NSU: 15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NSU' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.19  Med: 10.44 Max: 18.65
Current: 15.7
1.19
18.65
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -14.70
NSU's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -12.90 vs. NSU: -14.70 )
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: -15.7 Max: 0.1
Current: -14.7
-46.4
0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.77
NSU's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 1342 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. NSU: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
NSU' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.4 Max: 7.68
Current: 0.77
0.12
7.68
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.47
NSU's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. NSU: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NSU' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.21 Max: 10.03
Current: 0.47
0.47
10.03
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.54
NSU's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. NSU: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NSU' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 5.67 Max: 232
Current: 0.54
0.34
232
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.31
NSU's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
53% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. NSU: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
NSU' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.31
0.6
1.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 8.55
NSU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
81% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. NSU: 8.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NSU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 30.65 Max: 142.2
Current: 8.55
2.4
142.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -11.81
NSU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -2.06 vs. NSU: -11.81 )
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: 1.5 Max: 29
Current: -11.81
-77.5
29

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $230.7
EPS (TTM) $ 0.05
Beta0.98
Short Percentage of Float0.34%
52-Week Range $2.29 - 3.79
Shares Outstanding (Mil)301.87

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 317 369 417
EPS ($) 0.03 0.07 0.09
EPS without NRI ($) 0.03 0.07 0.09
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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