GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES LTD's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES LTD has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.29 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 122.77% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||76.52||85.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-13.13||-22.36|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||24.18||57.82|
|Total Assets ($mil)||244.43||326.02|
|Total Debt ($mil)||118.97||112.83|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||5.64||0.83|
|Return on Assets||-26.11||-90.87|
|Return on Equity||0.0||-586.24|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||259.49||259.38|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-0.04||0.19|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||545949.0||1096728.0|
SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|GSS NM||Peers 19.57||GSS 5.89||Peers 7.26|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
GSS's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
GSS is trading at a discount to its peers.
|GSS NM||Peers 20.78||GSS NA||Peers 1.50|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
GSS's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
Ratio not available.
|GSS NM||Peers 1.28||GSS 78.27||Peers -70.40|
Neutral. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
GSS's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
GSS is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|GSS 0.17||Peers 2.01||GSS -23.69||Peers -0.33|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
GSS is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
GSS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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