Gold Fields Ltd

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GFI : NYSE : Basic Materials
$4.22 up 0.15 | 3.69%
Today's Range: 4.11 - 4.29
Avg. Daily Volume: 5,500,100
10/25/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

GOLD FIELDS LTD's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. GOLD FIELDS LTD has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.01 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 24.94% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)640.1708.0
EBITDA ($mil)210.5251.9
EBIT ($mil)38.179.8
Net Income ($mil)-257.9-25.5

Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)440.0458.0
Total Assets ($mil)5877.76857.7
Total Debt ($mil)1820.31910.9
Equity ($mil)2656.13538.8

Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin32.8935.58
EBITDA Margin32.8835.57
Operating Margin5.9511.27
Sales Turnover0.430.42
Return on Assets-4.110.18
Return on Equity-9.110.36
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio1.611.53
Interest Expense29.945.3
Interest Coverage1.271.76

Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)776.59771.42
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share3.424.59
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume5873931.06755381.0


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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.68 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.85. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, GOLD FIELDS LTD proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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GFI NM Peers 322.99   GFI 6.01 Peers 13.16

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.

GFI'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.

GFI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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GFI 13.15 Peers 36.45   GFI NA Peers 0.82

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

GFI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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.

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  Earnings Growth
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GFI 1.68 Peers 1.85   GFI -1650.00 Peers -152.84

Average. 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.

GFI is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, GFI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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GFI 1.76 Peers 3.56   GFI -11.28 Peers -11.78

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.

GFI 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.

GFI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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