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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
PGLC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 1465 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 17.27 vs. PGLC: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PGLC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 171.76 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 28.95
M-Score: -3.93
WACC vs ROIC
8.96%
-51.52%
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 : 4/10

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ROE (%) -48.06
PGLC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -10.91 vs. PGLC: -48.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PGLC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28300  Med: -152.72 Max: -48.06
Current: -48.06
-28300
-48.06
ROA (%) -37.36
PGLC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1490 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -8.93 vs. PGLC: -37.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PGLC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -365.16  Med: -93.42 Max: -37.36
Current: -37.36
-365.16
-37.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -50.19
PGLC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1421 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -12.57 vs. PGLC: -50.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PGLC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28200  Med: -162.88 Max: -50.19
Current: -50.19
-28200
-50.19
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -30.20
PGLC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -18.30 vs. PGLC: -30.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PGLC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.3  Med: 60.85 Max: 336.7
Current: -30.2
-38.3
336.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -40.40
PGLC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. PGLC: -40.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PGLC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -27.2 Max: 201.8
Current: -40.4
0
201.8
» PGLC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

PGLC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Murray Stahl 28,810 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2016

PGLC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Donald Smith 1,852,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 143,110 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 28,810 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2016

PGLC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 269,410 sh (+88.25%)
Donald Smith 3,344,200 sh (+80.50%)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
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Q3 2016

PGLC Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 282,800 sh (+4.97%)
Donald Smith 3,254,200 sh (-2.69%)
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Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Gold
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Traded in other countries:PGLC.Canada, 7PG1.Germany,
Pershing Gold Corp is a gold and precious metals exploration company pursuing exploration and development opportunities mainly in Nevada. The Company is engaged in exploration at its Relief Canyon properties in Pershing County in northwestern Nevada.

Pershing Gold Corp was incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada on August 2, 2007. The Company is in the exploration stage. It is a gold and precious metals exploration company pursuing exploration and development opportunities mainly in Nevada. The Company is currently focused on exploration of its Relief Canyon properties in Pershing County in northwestern Nevada. The Relief Canyon properties are located in Pershing County about 100 miles northeast of Reno, Nevada and at the southern end of the Humboldt Range. The Company competes with other exploration companies for the acquisition of a limited number of exploration rights. Its exploration activities are subject to various levels of federal and state laws and regulations.

Ratios

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Forward P/E 19.80
PGLC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. PGLC: 19.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 2.39
PGLC's P/B is ranked lower than
65% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. PGLC: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PGLC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: 4.62 Max: 14.29
Current: 2.39
2.31
14.29
EV-to-EBIT -5.45
PGLC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 19.72 vs. PGLC: -5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PGLC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.2  Med: -2.9 Max: -1.5
Current: -5.45
-45.2
-1.5
EV-to-EBITDA -5.91
PGLC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 12.34 vs. PGLC: -5.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PGLC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.6  Med: -3 Max: -1.6
Current: -5.91
-45.6
-1.6
Current Ratio 14.50
PGLC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1435 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. PGLC: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PGLC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 5.39 Max: 29.78
Current: 14.5
0.03
29.78
Quick Ratio 14.50
PGLC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. PGLC: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PGLC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 5.39 Max: 29.78
Current: 14.5
0.03
29.78

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -13.60
PGLC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -11.90 vs. PGLC: -13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
PGLC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -136.5  Med: -65.3 Max: -7.9
Current: -13.6
-136.5
-7.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 11.32
PGLC's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
59% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9.77 vs. PGLC: 11.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
PGLC' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.45  Med: 18.42 Max: 310.5
Current: 11.32
7.45
310.5
Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.56
PGLC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. PGLC: 8.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
PGLC' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.39  Med: 11.05 Max: 207
Current: 8.56
5.39
207
Price/Tangible Book 2.42
PGLC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. PGLC: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PGLC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.19  Med: 3.26 Max: 69.64
Current: 2.42
2.19
69.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -18.29
PGLC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1609 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -3.07 vs. PGLC: -18.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PGLC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.81  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: -18.29
-33.81
0

More Statistics

EPS (TTM) $ -0.79
Beta0.88
Short Percentage of Float6.41%
52-Week Range $3.04 - 5.02
Shares Outstanding (Mil)26.21

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.65 0.19
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.65 0.19
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Conservative Mairs & Power Decreases and Sell-outs May 31 2013 

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