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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
88% of the 2481 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 307.00 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
82% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 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 No Debt
NSU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 1361 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. NSU: No Debt )
NSU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 172.8   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

172.8
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.49
M-Score: 5.84
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 36.52
NSU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -0.79 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
89% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -3.18 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
90% of the 2375 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -10.69 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
90% of the 2458 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -8.55 vs. NSU: 1.48 )
NSU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -222.54   Max: 18.97
Current: 1.48

-222.54
18.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.00
NSU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2377 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -10.75 vs. NSU: 12.00 )
NSU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -206.9   Max: 144.24
Current: 12

-206.9
144.24
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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%)
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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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 $ 3.9923%0
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$2.72 - $3.86 $ 3.9914%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 25.98%$2.72 - $3.86 $ 3.9914%54313
John Burbank 2013-03-31 New Buy0.04%$3.45 - $4.68 $ 3.990%255000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 193.49%0.01%$3.45 - $4.68 $ 3.990%43113
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.08%$2.79 - $4.88 $ 3.996%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy$2.79 - $4.88 $ 3.996%13527
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Reduce -62.26%0.15%$2.91 - $3.97 $ 3.9914%708563
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0033%$2.91 - $3.97 $ 3.9914%0
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Reduce -62.38%1.37%$3.25 - $6.69 $ 3.99-11%1877700
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy$3.25 - $6.69 $ 3.99-11%10233
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$4.52 - $6.12 $ 3.99-27%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy0.01%$5.14 - $6.68 $ 3.99-33%161300
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.40
NSU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 19.40 )
NSU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.25   Max: 229.19
Current: 19.4

3.25
229.19
P/B 1.30
NSU's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. NSU: 1.30 )
NSU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 29.72
Current: 1.3

0.94
29.72
P/S 2.70
NSU's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 2.70 )
NSU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 60.67
Current: 2.7

0.89
60.67
EV-to-EBIT 4.21
NSU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
98% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 4.21 )
NSU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 50.4
Current: 4.21

0.7
50.4
Shiller P/E 14.80
NSU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 14.80 )
NSU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.33   Max: 23.1
Current: 14.8

12.33
23.1
Current Ratio 10.03
NSU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1744 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. NSU: 10.03 )
NSU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 396.39
Current: 10.03

0.06
396.39
Quick Ratio 8.83
NSU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 1741 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NSU: 8.83 )
NSU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 396.39
Current: 8.83

0.06
396.39

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.50
NSU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
79% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. NSU: 3.50 )
NSU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 5.19
Current: 3.5

0.45
5.19
Dividend Payout 0.65
NSU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 0.65 )
NSU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.33
Current: 0.65

0.18
2.33
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.50
NSU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NSU: 3.50 )
NSU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 5.19
Current: 3.5

0.45
5.19
Share Buyback Rate -2.20
NSU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -11.70 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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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 11.40
NSU's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
82% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 11.40 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 246
Current: 11.4

0.15
246
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.00
NSU's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 4.00 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 80.25
Current: 4

0.23
80.25
Price/Tangible Book 1.20
NSU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. NSU: 1.20 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 10.64
Current: 1.2

0.03
10.64
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
NSU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 1.10 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 9.46
Current: 1.1

0.91
9.46
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
NSU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 0.50 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 88.33
Current: 0.5

0.17
88.33
Price/Graham Number 0.70
NSU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
97% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSU: 0.70 )
NSU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 43.33
Current: 0.7

0.33
43.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 23.80
NSU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. NSU: 23.80 )
NSU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 138.9
Current: 23.8

2
138.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.16
NSU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2095 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -13.46 vs. NSU: -2.16 )
NSU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16.3   Max: -1.7
Current: -2.16

-16.3
-1.7

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Gold
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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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