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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
AMEX:NSU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 12.12 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
69% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 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: 0.54  Med: 0.72 Max: 1
Current: 0.71
0.54
1
Interest Coverage 40.00
AMEX:NSU's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
72% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. AMEX:NSU: 40.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AMEX:NSU' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40  Med: 636.88 Max: No Debt
Current: 40
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.33
M-Score: -2.94
WACC vs ROIC
12.52%
6.68%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 28.27
AMEX:NSU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. AMEX:NSU: 28.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AMEX:NSU' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.92  Med: 43.3 Max: 73.63
Current: 28.27
-45.92
73.63
Net-margin (%) 6.85
AMEX:NSU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -1.44 vs. AMEX:NSU: 6.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AMEX:NSU' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -472.1  Med: 12.55 Max: 26.85
Current: 6.85
-472.1
26.85
ROE (%) 2.27
AMEX:NSU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -11.56 vs. AMEX:NSU: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AMEX:NSU' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -156.04  Med: -2.01 Max: 41.96
Current: 2.27
-156.04
41.96
ROA (%) 1.56
AMEX:NSU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1517 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -9.59 vs. AMEX:NSU: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AMEX:NSU' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -131.39  Med: -0.71 Max: 26.12
Current: 1.56
-131.39
26.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.62
AMEX:NSU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1446 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -13.48 vs. AMEX:NSU: 11.62 )
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: 5.73 Max: 144.8
Current: 11.62
-69.69
144.8
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.50
AMEX:NSU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 vs. AMEX:NSU: -4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AMEX:NSU' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 4.5
Current: -4.5
0
4.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -25.50
AMEX:NSU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -18.40 vs. AMEX:NSU: -25.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AMEX:NSU' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.6  Med: -13.9 Max: 123.8
Current: -25.5
-63.6
123.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -40.40
AMEX:NSU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. AMEX:NSU: -40.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AMEX:NSU' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -14.6 Max: 158.9
Current: -40.4
0
158.9
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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,
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 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
P/E(ttm) 43.63
NSU's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
72% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 19.02 vs. NSU: 43.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NSU' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.25  Med: 12.97 Max: 230.15
Current: 43.63
3.25
230.15
Forward P/E 57.80
NSU's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
89% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 17.99 vs. NSU: 57.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 43.63
NSU's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
72% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. NSU: 43.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NSU' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.25  Med: 12.97 Max: 230.15
Current: 43.63
3.25
230.15
P/B 1.05
NSU's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. NSU: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NSU' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 2.46 Max: 30.58
Current: 1.05
0.73
30.58
P/S 2.65
NSU's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. NSU: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NSU' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 5.13 Max: 78.21
Current: 2.65
0.89
78.21
PFCF 150.46
NSU's PFCF is ranked lower than
95% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 16.75 vs. NSU: 150.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NSU' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.52  Med: 16.76 Max: 158.28
Current: 150.46
2.52
158.28
POCF 8.75
NSU's POCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9.12 vs. NSU: 8.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NSU' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.96  Med: 8.24 Max: 103.49
Current: 8.75
1.96
103.49
EV-to-EBIT 12.60
NSU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 19.75 vs. NSU: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NSU' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.2  Med: 1.3 Max: 42.1
Current: 12.6
-75.2
42.1
EV-to-EBITDA 8.39
NSU's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
67% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 12.74 vs. NSU: 8.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NSU' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76  Med: 1.2 Max: 38.6
Current: 8.39
-76
38.6
Shiller P/E 46.36
NSU's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 27.90 vs. NSU: 46.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NSU' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.22  Med: 73.1 Max: 234.5
Current: 46.36
40.22
234.5
Current Ratio 2.97
NSU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. NSU: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NSU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 7.79 Max: 396.39
Current: 2.97
0.06
396.39
Quick Ratio 2.42
NSU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. NSU: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NSU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 6.77 Max: 396.39
Current: 2.42
0.06
396.39
Days Inventory 150.72
NSU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
82% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 75.43 vs. NSU: 150.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NSU' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.16  Med: 94.75 Max: 224.47
Current: 150.72
5.16
224.47
Days Sales Outstanding 37.04
NSU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 38.05 vs. NSU: 37.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NSU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.08  Med: 4.14 Max: 102.29
Current: 37.04
2.08
102.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.89
NSU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. NSU: 4.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NSU' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 3.64 Max: 6.19
Current: 4.89
0.42
6.19
Dividend Payout 2.29
NSU's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
92% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. NSU: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NSU' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.31 Max: 2.33
Current: 2.29
0.11
2.33
Dividend Growth (3y) 30.40
NSU's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. NSU: 30.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
NSU' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 30.4
Current: 30.4
0
30.4
Forward Dividend Yield 5.06
NSU's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. NSU: 5.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.89
NSU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
78% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. NSU: 4.89 )
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: 3.64 Max: 6.19
Current: 4.89
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 1066 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -12.30 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 Max: 0.1
Current: -0.1
-46.4
0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.05
NSU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. NSU: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NSU' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.39 Max: 10.51
Current: 1.05
0.05
10.51
Price/Projected FCF 0.76
NSU's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. NSU: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NSU' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.2 Max: 10.39
Current: 0.76
0.45
10.39
Price/Median PS Value 0.52
NSU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. NSU: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NSU' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 4.14 Max: 375
Current: 0.52
0.2
375
Price/Graham Number 1.40
NSU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. NSU: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NSU' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.85 Max: 6.63
Current: 1.4
0.43
6.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.91
NSU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -4.90 vs. NSU: 7.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NSU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 34.9 Max: 142.2
Current: 7.91
2.4
142.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -8.72
NSU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -4.91 vs. NSU: -8.72 )
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: 1.4 Max: 29
Current: -8.72
-77.5
29

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $260.0
EPS (TTM) $ 0.08
Beta0.80
Short Percentage of Float0.37%
52-Week Range $2.51 - 3.80
Shares Outstanding (Mil)300.47

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 248 297 330 407
EPS ($) 0.04 0.04 0.07 0.09
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.04 0.04 0.07 0.09
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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