GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES LTD's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 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 0.37 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 98.36% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||86.59||96.03|
|Net Income ($mil)||-48.16||-148.58|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||39.35||65.55|
|Total Assets ($mil)||258.05||325.74|
|Total Debt ($mil)||102.98||94.24|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||-7.24||-93.22|
|Return on Assets||-28.31||-81.62|
|Return on Equity||-6219.48||-370.79|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||259.49||259.11|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.0||0.28|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1102341.0||2953767.0|
SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 71.11 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 1.54. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES LTD proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|GSS NM||Peers 79.69||GSS 34.45||Peers 8.57|
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.
Premium. 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 significant premium to its peers.
|GSS NM||Peers 23.24||GSS NA||Peers 5.72|
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 71.11||Peers 1.54||GSS 71.85||Peers -54.44|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
GSS is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
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 0.25||Peers 2.42||GSS -29.69||Peers 20.17|
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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