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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.26
SEED's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. SEED: 0.26 )
SEED' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.21   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.26

Equity to Asset 0.14
SEED's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SEED: 0.14 )
SEED' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.14

0.13
0.77
Interest Coverage 1.60
SEED's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.22 vs. SEED: 1.60 )
SEED' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 86.84
Current: 1.6

1.6
86.84
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -0.27
M-Score: -2.74
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 (%) -59.21
SEED's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1529 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. SEED: -59.21 )
SEED' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -31.09   Max: 31.62
Current: -59.21

-31.09
31.62
Net-margin (%) -76.49
SEED's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1530 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. SEED: -76.49 )
SEED' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -33.35   Max: 26.91
Current: -76.49

-33.35
26.91
ROE (%) -55.14
SEED's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1521 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. SEED: -55.14 )
SEED' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -57.48   Max: 125.11
Current: -55.14

-57.48
125.11
ROA (%) -8.57
SEED's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1535 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. SEED: -8.57 )
SEED' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17.6   Max: 31.39
Current: -8.57

-17.6
31.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -22.55
SEED's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1533 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.61 vs. SEED: -22.55 )
SEED' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -59.92   Max: 159.7
Current: -22.55

-59.92
159.7
Revenue Growth (%) -3.40
SEED's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SEED: -3.40 )
SEED' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 18.1
Current: -3.4

0
18.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -18.40
SEED's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SEED: -18.40 )
SEED' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 23.6
Current: -18.4

0
23.6
EPS Growth (%) -45.00
SEED's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. SEED: -45.00 )
SEED' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -17.3
Current: -45

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

SEED Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 121,488 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 195,000 sh (-25.43%)
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Q3 2013

SEED Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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Jim Simons 156,200 sh (-19.9%)
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Q4 2013

SEED Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 141,800 sh (-9.22%)
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Q1 2014

SEED Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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Ratios

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P/B 1.75
SEED's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. SEED: 1.75 )
SEED' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 10.84
Current: 1.75

0.73
10.84
P/S 2.58
SEED's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. SEED: 2.58 )
SEED' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 13.3
Current: 2.58

0.52
13.3
EV-to-EBIT -8.86
SEED's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 18.47 vs. SEED: -8.86 )
SEED' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -716.4   Max: 137.7
Current: -8.86

-716.4
137.7
Current Ratio 0.85
SEED's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1527 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. SEED: 0.85 )
SEED' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 304.43
Current: 0.85

0.85
304.43
Quick Ratio 0.15
SEED's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1527 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SEED: 0.15 )
SEED' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 304.43
Current: 0.15

0.11
304.43

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.85
SEED's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 1629 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SEED: 2.85 )
SEED' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 17.84
Current: 2.85

1.06
17.84
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.71
SEED's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. SEED: 0.71 )
SEED' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 17.9
Current: 0.71

0.37
17.9
Price/Median PS Value 1.13
SEED's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SEED: 1.13 )
SEED' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 4.25
Current: 1.13

0.26
4.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -11.30
SEED's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1329 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. SEED: -11.30 )
SEED' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 13.6
Current: -11.3

0.7
13.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.35
SEED's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 vs. SEED: 21.35 )
SEED' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 7.4
Current: 21.35

-1.2
7.4

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Farm Products
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Traded in other countries:39O.Germany
Origin Agritech, Ltd. was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands on February 10, 2005. It is a technology-focused crop seed company serving China. It has sought to broaden its usage and penetration of its innovative plant breeding techniques, modern biotechnology, and innovative information and research management to develop and deliver high-yield seeds to the Chinese farming customer base. The Company's activities include the specialization in the research and development, production, and sales and marketing of crop seeds (corn, rice, cotton and canola) throughout the PRC. It has pursued genetically modified research, and in November 2009, it received the Bio-Safety Certificate from the Ministry of Agriculture as a final approval for commercial use of the world's first genetically modified phytase corn. This is the first genetically modified corn seed product in China. It is also actively pursuing the approval of other GM seed products including glyphosate resistant corn and Bt Corn. The Company's focus remains in the production of higher quality seed products, whether proprietary or licensed. It faces competition at three primary levels, including other private Chinese companies, smaller local seed companies, and large multinational hybrid and GM seed producers. It operates its business mainly in China under a legal regime that consists, at the national level, of the State Council, which is the highest authority of the executive branch of the PRC central government, and several ministries and agencies.

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