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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
NSU's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1587 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 69.61 vs. NSU: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NSU' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
0.07
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.73
NSU's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. NSU: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NSU' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.73 Max: 1
Current: 0.73
0.54
1
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 5.89
WACC vs ROIC
6.69%
-7.05%
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 : 5/10

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history
Operating Margin % -12.00
NSU's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
76% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. NSU: -12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NSU' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.18  Med: 36.52 Max: 73.63
Current: -12
-16.18
73.63
Net Margin % -10.86
NSU's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
75% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. NSU: -10.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NSU' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.28  Med: 8.26 Max: 26.85
Current: -10.86
-29.28
26.85
ROE % -4.55
NSU's ROE % is ranked higher than
53% of the 1457 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.47 vs. NSU: -4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NSU' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.12  Med: 0.92 Max: 41.96
Current: -4.55
-16.12
41.96
ROA % -3.33
NSU's ROA % is ranked higher than
57% of the 1606 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.46 vs. NSU: -3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NSU' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.74  Med: 0.65 Max: 26.12
Current: -3.33
-7.74
26.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -1.87
NSU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
57% of the 1515 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -11.10 vs. NSU: -1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NSU' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.15  Med: 11.72 Max: 144.57
Current: -1.87
-18.15
144.57
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -27.30
NSU's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. NSU: -27.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NSU' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -100 Max: 13.8
Current: -27.3
0
13.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2017

NSU Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Jim Simons 1,922,500 sh (-22.64%)
Francisco García Paramés 1,062,714 sh (-43.27%)
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Q1 2018

NSU Guru Trades in Q1 2018

John Burbank 1,885,159 sh (New)
Francisco García Paramés 2,863,375 sh (+169.44%)
Jim Simons 1,772,800 sh (-7.79%)
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Q2 2018

NSU Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Paul Tudor Jones 31,390 sh (New)
John Burbank 3,245,100 sh (+72.14%)
Francisco García Paramés 3,152,859 sh (+10.11%)
Jim Simons 1,801,200 sh (+1.60%)
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Q3 2018

NSU Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Jim Simons 2,447,800 sh (+35.90%)
Francisco García Paramés Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 28,902 sh (-7.93%)
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Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals    NAICS: 331491    SIC: 612
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Traded in other countries:NSU.Canada, NR4.Germany,
Headquarter Location:Canada
Nevsun Resources Ltd is a mid-tier base metals company. The company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of mineral property interests. Its projects include Timok in Serbi, and Bisha Mine in Eritrea.

Nevsun Resources Ltd is involved in acquisition, exploration, development and operation of mineral property interests. The company primarily engages in copper and zinc production at Bisha, a large, high-grade volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit located 150km west of Asmara, Eritrea, East Africa. The company generates revenue through the sale of copper and zinc concentrates which contain gold and silver by-products. Bisha is mined using conventional drill and blast open pit mining techniques to remove waste and deliver ore to the run of mine stock pile. Nevsun Resources also operates a high-grade copper and gold Timok project, a high-grade deposit located in the Bor mining district, in Serbia.

Top Ranked Articles about Nevsun Resources Ltd

Nevsun Announces Completion of Chinese and Canadian Regulatory Conditions for Zijin Offer
Nevsun Announces Second Chinese Regulatory Approval for Zijin Offer
Nevsun Announces Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Nevsun Announces NDRC Regulatory Approval and Competition Act Clearance for Zijin Offer
Nevsun Announces Release Date for Q3 2018 Financial Results
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces An Investigation Of Nevsun Resources Ltd. - NSU
Nevsun and Zijin Mining File and Mail Circulars for Take-Over Bid
Nevsun Resources to Be Acquired by Zijin Mining for $1.41 Billion The Chinese mining company will acquire 100% of Nevsun in an all-cash deal
Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NSU) soared 17.91% to $4.41 per share on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, on the heels of the agreement reached with Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd. (SHSE:601899) for the sale to the Chinese metal producer of its ordinary stock in an all-cash deal. Read more...
Friendly All-Cash Agreement for Nevsun to be Acquired by Zijin Mining for US$1.41 billion
Nevsun's Board of Directors Rejects Lundin Mining's Hostile Bid; Offer Does Not Recognize the Value of Nevsun's Assets; Company to Proceed with Full Strategic Review

Ratios

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Forward PE Ratio 454.55
NSU's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. NSU: 454.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.80
NSU's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1439 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. NSU: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NSU' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.28 Max: 24.85
Current: 1.8
0.59
24.85
PS Ratio 4.14
NSU's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. NSU: 4.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NSU' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 3.03 Max: 78.21
Current: 4.14
0.89
78.21
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 67.59
NSU's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
100% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.65 vs. NSU: 67.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NSU' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.97  Med: 8.78 Max: 103.49
Current: 67.59
1.97
103.49
EV-to-EBIT -87.05
NSU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.02 vs. NSU: -87.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NSU' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1323.7  Med: 1.4 Max: 73.8
Current: -87.05
-1323.7
73.8
EV-to-EBITDA 22.97
NSU's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
93% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. NSU: 22.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NSU' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.1  Med: 1.5 Max: 38.6
Current: 22.97
-87.1
38.6
EV-to-Revenue 4.30
NSU's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
66% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. NSU: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
NSU' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 3.05 Max: 81.2
Current: 4.3
0.5
81.2
Shiller PE Ratio 34.68
NSU's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.52 vs. NSU: 34.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NSU' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.94  Med: 35 Max: 234.5
Current: 34.68
13.94
234.5
Current Ratio 2.64
NSU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1584 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. NSU: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NSU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 6.91 Max: 396.39
Current: 2.64
0.06
396.39
Quick Ratio 1.46
NSU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 1584 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. NSU: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NSU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 6.43 Max: 396.39
Current: 1.46
0.06
396.39
Days Inventory 94.49
NSU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
83% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 75.44 vs. NSU: 94.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NSU' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 60.43  Med: 102.11 Max: 224.47
Current: 94.49
60.43
224.47
Days Sales Outstanding 23.39
NSU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 36.39 vs. NSU: 23.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NSU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: 12.76 Max: 102.29
Current: 23.39
2.31
102.29
Days Payable 94.69
NSU's Days Payable is ranked higher than
88% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 51.37 vs. NSU: 94.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NSU' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.92  Med: 52.51 Max: 97.19
Current: 94.69
12.92
97.19

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 0.22
NSU's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
82% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. NSU: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NSU' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 3.51 Max: 6.19
Current: 0.22
0.21
6.19
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -32.70
NSU's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
66% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -6.00 vs. NSU: -32.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
NSU' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 30.4
Current: -32.7
0
30.4
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.17
NSU's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
84% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. NSU: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NSU' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 2.66 Max: 4.69
Current: 0.17
0.16
4.69
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -14.80
NSU's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1228 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -17.00 vs. NSU: -14.80 )
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: -15.4 Max: 0.1
Current: -14.8
-46.4
0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.78
NSU's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 1408 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. NSU: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
NSU' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.23 Max: 10.51
Current: 1.78
0.05
10.51
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.15
NSU's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NSU: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NSU' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.91 Max: 12.92
Current: 2.15
0.51
12.92
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.37
NSU's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. NSU: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NSU' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.78 Max: 375
Current: 1.37
0.33
375
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -1.14
NSU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 vs. NSU: -1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NSU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -130.8  Med: 6.85 Max: 142.1
Current: -1.14
-130.8
142.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -21.80
NSU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
83% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. NSU: -21.80 )
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: -80.3  Med: -1 Max: 14.6
Current: -21.8
-80.3
14.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $335.39
EPS (TTM) $ -0.11
Beta-0.34
Volatility31.29%
52-Week Range $2.00 - 4.54
Shares Outstanding (Mil)302.59

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Revenue (Mil $) 377 432 426 362
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.07 0.02 0.01 -0.03
EPS without NRI ($) -0.07 0.02 0.01 -0.03
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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