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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.

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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.

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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management  
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Traded in other countries:FZ6.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
ASA Gold And Precious Metals Ltd is a closed-end, non-diversified investment company. It provides investors a vehicle to invest in a portfolio of companies engaged in the exploration, mining or processing of gold, silver or other precious minerals.

ASA Gold And Precious Metals Ltd is a closed-end, non-diversified investment company. It provides investors a vehicle to invest in a portfolio of companies engaged in the exploration, mining or processing of gold, silver or other precious minerals.

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Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 0.33
ASA's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ASA: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ASA' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.33
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0.35
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.34
ASA's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ASA: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
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5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.33
ASA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ASA: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ASA' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.33
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0.35

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More Statistics

Beta-0.21
Short Percentage of Float0.03%
52-Week Range $9.83 - 16.74
Shares Outstanding (Mil)19.29

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