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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
NSU's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1583 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 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
Equity-to-Asset 0.73
NSU's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 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: 0.72 Max: 1
Current: 0.73
0.54
1
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.72
Beneish M-Score: -4.76
WACC vs ROIC
9.01%
-8.17%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -28.59
NSU's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
76% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. NSU: -28.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NSU' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.59  Med: 43.3 Max: 73.63
Current: -28.59
-28.59
73.63
Net Margin % -21.93
NSU's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
76% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. NSU: -21.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NSU' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.93  Med: 12.55 Max: 26.85
Current: -21.93
-21.93
26.85
ROE % -5.85
NSU's ROE % is ranked higher than
55% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -8.80 vs. NSU: -5.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NSU' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.31  Med: 1.79 Max: 41.96
Current: -5.85
-30.31
41.96
ROA % -4.21
NSU's ROA % is ranked higher than
59% of the 1596 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -8.38 vs. NSU: -4.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NSU' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.32  Med: 1.25 Max: 26.12
Current: -4.21
-18.32
26.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -6.96
NSU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
57% of the 1519 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -12.04 vs. NSU: -6.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NSU' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -69.69  Med: 12.05 Max: 144.8
Current: -6.96
-69.69
144.8
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 13.70
NSU's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. NSU: 13.70 )
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: -50 Max: 13.7
Current: 13.7
0
13.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 9.70
NSU's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -13.70 vs. NSU: 9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NSU' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.6  Med: -8.1 Max: 122.8
Current: 9.7
-63.6
122.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -5.80
NSU's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. NSU: -5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NSU' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -10.2 Max: 157.9
Current: -5.8
0
157.9
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Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Copper    NAICS: 212234    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 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.

Top Ranked Articles about Nevsun Resources Ltd

Nevsun Announces Increased Zinc Production at Bisha in Q3 2017
Nevsun Announces Release Date for the Timok PEA and Q3 2017 Financial Results
Frazer Bourchier Steps Down as Nevsun Chief Operating Officer (AMENDED)
Frazer Bourchier Steps Down as Nevsun Chief Operating Officer
Nevsun Resources Declares Quarterly Dividend The copper and zinc concentrates producer will pay 1 cent to its shareholders in October
Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NSU) has informed the stock market through a news release published on its website that it will pay a 1-cent quarterly dividend per ordinary share on Oct. 17 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 29. Read more...
Copper Producers to Benefit From Hurricanes 5 stocks whose share prices may surge because of storms
The cost to restore Texas to what it was before Hurricane Harvey and to recover from all the damage caused by the violent tropical cyclone is estimated at $180 billion. And the amount is bound to increase with the passage of time. Read more...
Nevsun Declares Third Quarterly Dividend of 2017
Nevsun Appoints Ryan MacWilliam as Chief Financial Officer
Nevsun Announces Q2 Financial Results, Strategic Update and Annual Reserves
Nevsun Reports Final High Grade Infill Drill Results at Timok Upper Zone

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 24.04
NSU's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 13.74 vs. NSU: 24.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 0.84
NSU's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1450 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. NSU: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NSU' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.45 Max: 30.58
Current: 0.84
0.59
30.58
PS Ratio 2.91
NSU's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. NSU: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NSU' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 3.4 Max: 78.21
Current: 2.91
0.89
78.21
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 133.91
NSU's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
96% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. NSU: 133.91 )
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: 8.77 Max: 134.47
Current: 133.91
1.97
134.47
EV-to-EBIT -10.54
NSU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. NSU: -10.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NSU' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.2  Med: 1.4 Max: 42.1
Current: -10.54
-75.2
42.1
EV-to-EBITDA -40.16
NSU's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. NSU: -40.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NSU' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76  Med: 1.3 Max: 38.6
Current: -40.16
-76
38.6
EV-to-Revenue 2.94
NSU's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
59% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. NSU: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
NSU' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 3.5 Max: 81.2
Current: 2.94
0.5
81.2
Shiller PE Ratio 14.64
NSU's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 24.80 vs. NSU: 14.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NSU' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.48  Med: 55.57 Max: 234.5
Current: 14.64
12.48
234.5
Current Ratio 3.45
NSU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. NSU: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NSU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 7.12 Max: 396.39
Current: 3.45
0.06
396.39
Quick Ratio 2.40
NSU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. NSU: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NSU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 6.62 Max: 396.39
Current: 2.4
0.06
396.39
Days Inventory 83.92
NSU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
63% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 73.45 vs. NSU: 83.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NSU' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.16  Med: 100.07 Max: 224.47
Current: 83.92
5.16
224.47
Days Sales Outstanding 33.90
NSU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
58% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 33.96 vs. NSU: 33.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NSU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: 14.16 Max: 102.29
Current: 33.9
2.31
102.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 2.92
NSU's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
81% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. NSU: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NSU' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 3.7 Max: 6.19
Current: 2.92
0.42
6.19
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 12.70
NSU's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -17.50 vs. NSU: 12.70 )
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: 12.7
0
30.4
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.67
NSU's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
60% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. NSU: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 8.29
NSU's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
95% of the 967 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. NSU: 8.29 )
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: 1.19  Med: 10.5 Max: 17.57
Current: 8.29
1.19
17.57
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -14.80
NSU's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1234 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -16.10 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: -15.7 Max: 0.1
Current: -14.8
-46.4
0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.86
NSU's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NSU: 0.86 )
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: 0.86
0.05
10.51
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.76
NSU's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. NSU: 0.76 )
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: 0.45  Med: 1.02 Max: 12.92
Current: 0.76
0.45
12.92
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.85
NSU's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. NSU: 0.85 )
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: 0.29  Med: 5.27 Max: 375
Current: 0.85
0.29
375
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -9.46
NSU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -4.24 vs. NSU: -9.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NSU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -130.8  Med: 7.9 Max: 142.2
Current: -9.46
-130.8
142.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -16.41
NSU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -0.26 vs. NSU: -16.41 )
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: -77.5  Med: 1.3 Max: 29
Current: -16.41
-77.5
29

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $244.96
EPS (TTM) $ -0.19
Beta0.76
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $1.96 - 3.52
Shares Outstanding (Mil)302.09

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 310 398 342 311
EPS ($) 0.00 0.10 0.01 -0.04
EPS without NRI ($) 0.00 0.10 0.01 -0.04
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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