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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 50.63
SAND's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 2481 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 307.00 vs. SAND: 50.63 )
SAND' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 50.63   Max: No Debt
Current: 50.63

Equity to Asset 0.97
SAND's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
98% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. SAND: 0.97 )
SAND' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 1
Current: 0.97

0.89
1
Interest Coverage 3.91
SAND's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 1361 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. SAND: 3.91 )
SAND' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.91

3.91
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 32.63
M-Score: -2.12
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.38
SAND's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -0.79 vs. SAND: 8.38 )
SAND' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.89   Max: 45
Current: 8.38

-19.89
45
Net-margin (%) -123.26
SAND's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -3.18 vs. SAND: -123.26 )
SAND' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -123.26   Max: 76.21
Current: -123.26

-123.26
76.21
ROE (%) -19.93
SAND's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2375 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -10.69 vs. SAND: -19.93 )
SAND' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -40.66   Max: 8.22
Current: -19.93

-40.66
8.22
ROA (%) -19.42
SAND's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 2458 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -8.55 vs. SAND: -19.42 )
SAND' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -28.91   Max: 8.17
Current: -19.42

-28.91
8.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.11
SAND's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2377 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -10.75 vs. SAND: 2.11 )
SAND' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15750   Max: 12.64
Current: 2.11

-15750
12.64
Revenue Growth (%) 125.70
SAND's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SAND: 125.70 )
SAND' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 125.7
Current: 125.7

0
125.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SAND Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2013

SAND Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 356,400 sh (New)
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Q1 2014

SAND Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 13,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,071,400 sh (+200.62%)
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Q2 2014

SAND Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 1,138,900 sh (+6.3%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SAND

(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
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Sold Out $4.89 - $9.28 $ 5.88-21%0
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 New Buy$8.4 - $13.13 $ 5.88-46%3370
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 1.50
SAND's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. SAND: 1.50 )
SAND' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 3.92
Current: 1.5

1.05
3.92
P/S 10.56
SAND's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAND: 10.56 )
SAND' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 6.47   Max: 425
Current: 10.56

6.47
425
PFCF 40.25
SAND's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAND: 40.25 )
SAND' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.91   Max: 106.14
Current: 40.25

10.91
106.14
EV-to-EBIT 119.13
SAND's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAND: 119.13 )
SAND' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 25.7   Max: 399.8
Current: 119.13

25.7
399.8
Current Ratio 17.05
SAND's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1744 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. SAND: 17.05 )
SAND' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.53   Max: 301.08
Current: 17.05

2.53
301.08
Quick Ratio 17.05
SAND's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1741 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SAND: 17.05 )
SAND' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.53   Max: 301.08
Current: 17.05

2.53
301.08

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 6.31
SAND's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
90% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAND: 6.31 )
SAND' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 225
Current: 6.31

2.7
225
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.50
SAND's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAND: 6.50 )
SAND' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.93   Max: 150
Current: 6.5

2.93
150
Price/Tangible Book 1.51
SAND's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SAND: 1.51 )
SAND' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 8.93
Current: 1.51

1.13
8.93
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.67
SAND's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAND: 4.67 )
SAND' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 4.73   Max: 10.64
Current: 4.67

4.73
10.64
Price/Median PS Value 0.63
SAND's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAND: 0.63 )
SAND' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 23.24
Current: 0.63

0.41
23.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.80
SAND's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. SAND: 0.80 )
SAND' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.9
Current: 0.8

0.3
3.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -7.71
SAND's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2095 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -13.46 vs. SAND: -7.71 )
SAND' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: -2
Current: -7.71

-12.6
-2

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Gold
Compare:EGO, ABX, GG, NMCEF, IAG » details
Traded in other countries:SSL.Canada, AYS1.Germany
Sandstorm Resources Ltd. was incorporated under the Business Corporations Act on March 23, 2007. The Company seeks to acquire volume based production payment contracts (VPPs) from companies that have advanced stage development projects or operating mines. The Company is focused on acquiring VPPs on mines with low production costs, significant exploration potential and strong management teams. The Company's main product is gold that it has agreed to purchase in the future pursuant to the Luna Purchase Agreement and the SilverCrest Purchase Agreement. There is a worldwide gold market into which the Company could sell the gold purchased under the gold purchase contracts and, as a result, the Company would not be dependent on a particular purchaser with regard to the sale of the gold that it expects to acquire from the Aurizona and Santa Elena projects in the future. The Company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sandstorm Resources (Barbados) Ltd., incorporated under the laws of Barbados, and Sandstorm Resources (Canada) Ltd., incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia. The Company competes with other companies to identify suitable VPPs and enter into agreements for the purchase of gold and other metals, except for silver. The exploration and development activities related to the Mining Operations are subject to various federal, provincial and local laws governing prospecting, development, production, taxes, labor standards and occupational health, mine safety, toxic substance and other matters.
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