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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
NSU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 2385 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 170.11 vs. NSU: No Debt )
NSU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.70
NSU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. NSU: 0.70 )
NSU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1
Current: 0.7

0.64
1
Interest Coverage 64.46
NSU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Gold 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: 3
Z-Score: 2.81
M-Score: 53.43
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 : 4/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 36.52
NSU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NSU: 36.52 )
NSU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21400   Max: 73.63
Current: 36.52

-21400
73.63
Net-margin (%) 8.26
NSU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -0.09 vs. NSU: 8.26 )
NSU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -21300   Max: 26.85
Current: 8.26

-21300
26.85
ROE (%) 2.11
NSU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2284 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -9.18 vs. NSU: 2.11 )
NSU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -326.51   Max: 29.57
Current: 2.11

-326.51
29.57
ROA (%) 1.48
NSU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2359 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -7.69 vs. NSU: 1.48 )
NSU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -222.53   Max: 18.97
Current: 1.48

-222.53
18.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.00
NSU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -10.19 vs. NSU: 12.00 )
NSU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -941.81   Max: 144.24
Current: 12

-941.81
144.24
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

NSU Guru Trades in Q1 2013

John Burbank 255,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 43,113 sh (+193.49%)
Jim Simons 1,433,700 sh (+37.42%)
Chuck Royce 9,700 sh (+19.75%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q2 2013

NSU Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 13,500 sh (+39.18%)
Jim Simons 1,944,000 sh (+35.59%)
Joel Greenblatt 54,313 sh (+25.98%)
John Burbank Sold Out
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Q3 2013

NSU Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 10,784 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,012,100 sh (+3.5%)
Chuck Royce 13,500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q4 2013

NSU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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

Latest Guru Trades with NSU

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 $ 3.363%0
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$2.72 - $3.86 $ 3.36-4%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 25.98%$2.72 - $3.86 $ 3.36-4%54313
John Burbank 2013-03-31 New Buy0.04%$3.45 - $4.68 $ 3.36-16%255000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 193.49%0.01%$3.45 - $4.68 $ 3.36-16%43113
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.08%$2.79 - $4.88 $ 3.36-10%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy$2.79 - $4.88 $ 3.36-10%13527
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Reduce -62.26%0.15%$2.91 - $3.97 $ 3.36-4%708563
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0033%$2.91 - $3.97 $ 3.36-4%0
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Reduce -62.38%1.37%$3.25 - $6.69 $ 3.36-25%1877700
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy$3.25 - $6.69 $ 3.36-25%10233
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$4.52 - $6.12 $ 3.36-38%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy0.01%$5.14 - $6.68 $ 3.36-44%161300
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 56.90
NSU's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. NSU: 56.90 )
NSU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.22   Max: 215.48
Current: 56.9

3.22
215.48
P/B 1.10
NSU's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 2285 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. NSU: 1.10 )
NSU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 31.38
Current: 1.1

0.93
31.38
P/S 4.31
NSU's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 1314 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. NSU: 4.31 )
NSU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 83.67
Current: 4.31

0.88
83.67
EV-to-EBIT 6.45
NSU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. NSU: 6.45 )
NSU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 44.6
Current: 6.45

0.4
44.6
Shiller P/E 13.40
NSU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. NSU: 13.40 )
NSU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.13   Max: 165.33
Current: 13.4

12.13
165.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.20
NSU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. NSU: 5.20 )
NSU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 4.53
Current: 5.2

0.46
4.53
Dividend Payout 2.36
NSU's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
59% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NSU: 2.36 )
NSU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.33
Current: 2.36

0.11
2.33
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.20
NSU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. NSU: 5.20 )
NSU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 4.53
Current: 5.2

0.46
4.53
Share Buyback Rate -2.20
NSU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 1866 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -14.10 vs. NSU: -2.20 )
NSU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.1   Max: -45.6
Current: -2.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 16.80
NSU's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
75% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. NSU: 16.80 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.94   Max: 32.14
Current: 16.8

5.94
32.14
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.80
NSU's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. NSU: 4.80 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.74   Max: 32.14
Current: 4.8

4.74
32.14
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
NSU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 2223 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NSU: 1.10 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 7.76
Current: 1.1

1.09
7.76
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.23
NSU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
71% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NSU: 1.23 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 2.68
Current: 1.23

1.16
2.68
Price/Median PS Value 0.25
NSU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1191 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NSU: 0.25 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.21
Current: 0.25

0.09
2.21
Price/Graham Number 1.05
NSU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NSU: 1.05 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.04
Current: 1.05

0.46
1.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 15.50
NSU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. NSU: 15.50 )
NSU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 235.2
Current: 15.5

2.2
235.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.25
NSU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1956 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -13.51 vs. NSU: -6.25 )
NSU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14   Max: -5.3
Current: -6.25

-14
-5.3

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Gold
Compare:EGO, ABX, GG, NMCEF, IAG » details
Traded in other countries:NSU.Canada, NR4.Germany
Nevsun Resources, Ltd. was incorporated in Canada. The Company and its subsidiaries Nevsun or the Company are in the mineral property exploration, development, extraction and processing business in Africa. The Company's principal operation is the Bisha Mine, held via the Eritrean registered corporation, Bisha Mining Share Company (BMSC or the Bisha Mine), in whichthe Company has a 60% interest. The Company achieved commercial production at the Bisha Mine on February 22, 2011. Bisha is a precious and base metal volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit that went into commercial gold-silver production in February 2011. The Bisha Mine, with 12 years of current reserves, ranks as one of the highest grade open pit mines in the world. After a successful 2011, producing 379,000 ounces of gold, the copper expansion is under construction. In 2013, Bisha will transition into low cost copper, gold, and silver production. The Company achieved commercial production at the Bisha Mine on February 22, 2011. Bisha is a precious and base metal volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit that went into commercial gold-silver production in February 2011. The Bisha Mine, with 12 years of current reserves, ranks as one of the highest grade open pit mines in the world. After a successful 2011, producing 379,000 ounces of gold, the copper expansion is under construction. In 2013, Bisha will transition into low cost copper, gold, and silver production. Future profitable production is primarily dependent on the quality of ore resources, future metals prices, operating and environmental costs, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, political risks and varying levels of taxation. While the Company actively tries to manage these risks, certain of these factors are beyond its control. The Company has not entered into derivative financial instruments to manage foreign exchange or commodity price exposure.

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