Switch to:

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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.97
ALU's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.25 vs. ALU: 0.97 )
ALU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.25   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.97

Equity to Asset 0.14
ALU's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. ALU: 0.14 )
ALU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.14

0.07
0.39
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.90
M-Score: -2.81
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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -5.16
ALU's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ALU: -5.16 )
ALU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -31.22   Max: 9.78
Current: -5.16

-31.22
9.78
Net-margin (%) -9.03
ALU's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. ALU: -9.03 )
ALU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -30.71   Max: 11.01
Current: -9.03

-30.71
11.01
ROE (%) -44.46
ALU's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. ALU: -44.46 )
ALU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -112.56   Max: 23.6
Current: -44.46

-112.56
23.6
ROA (%) -5.96
ALU's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. ALU: -5.96 )
ALU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.05   Max: 7.89
Current: -5.96

-19.05
7.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -69.30
ALU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.61 vs. ALU: -69.30 )
ALU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -392.52   Max: 95.9
Current: -69.3

-392.52
95.9
EPS Growth (%) 49.10
ALU's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. ALU: 49.10 )
ALU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -55.6   Max: 56.9
Current: 49.1

-55.6
56.9
» ALU's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

» Details

Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ALU Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 350,000 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 65,400 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,718,840 sh (+47.8%)
RS Investment Management 924,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen 16,388,420 sh (-47.91%)
» More
Q4 2013

ALU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Charles Brandes 65,400 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,512,780 sh (-2.36%)
Steven Cohen 895,000 sh (-94.54%)
» More
Q1 2014

ALU Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Charles Brandes 65,400 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,088,110 sh (-40.23%)
Steven Cohen 75,000 sh (-91.62%)
» More
Q2 2014

ALU Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,656,110 sh (-47.8%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ALU

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$1.76 - $3.65 $ 3.7742%0
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 New Buy$1.76 - $3.65 $ 3.7742%65400
George Soros 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$1.28 - $1.94 $ 3.77143%1500000
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 1%$1.01 - $1.66 $ 3.77209%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy1%$1.45 - $2.37 $ 3.77124%18864400
Charles Brandes 2012-06-30 Sold Out $1.45 - $2.37 $ 3.77124%0
Charles Brandes 2012-03-31 Reduce -99.72%0.15%$1.56 - $2.6 $ 3.7790%28938
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 New Buy0.15%$1.39 - $3.09 $ 3.7778%10294838
Charles Brandes 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.4575%$2.88 - $6.04 $ 3.77-5%0
Charles Brandes 2011-06-30 Reduce -49%0.43%$5.06 - $6.54 $ 3.77-35%11187180
Premium More recent guru trades are included for Premium Members only!!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/B 2.73
ALU's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. ALU: 2.73 )
ALU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 6
Current: 2.73

0.34
6
P/S 0.49
ALU's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ALU: 0.49 )
ALU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.63
Current: 0.49

0.12
1.63
EV-to-EBIT -16.43
ALU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 45.70 vs. ALU: -16.43 )
ALU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.3   Max: 389
Current: -16.43

11.3
389
Current Ratio 1.50
ALU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. ALU: 1.50 )
ALU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.5

1.13
1.99
Quick Ratio 1.22
ALU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. ALU: 1.22 )
ALU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 1.76
Current: 1.22

0.87
1.76

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Median PS Value 0.87
ALU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ALU: 0.87 )
ALU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 5.91
Current: 0.87

0.26
5.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.80
ALU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. ALU: 0.80 )
ALU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 8.8
Current: 0.8

0.3
8.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.35
ALU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
52% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. ALU: -6.35 )
ALU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -34.3   Max: 12.4
Current: -6.35

-34.3
12.4

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
Compare:PTFRY, QCOM, CSCO, ERIC, NOK » details
Traded in other countries:ALU.France, 0LBS.country, ALU.Italy, CGEA.Germany, CGE.Germany, ALALF.USA, ALUNV.France
Alcatel-Lucent is incorporated in France. The Company provides networking and communications technology, products, and services to service providers, enterprises, and governments. The Company business segments are Networks; Software, Services and Solutions and Enterprise. The Networks segment supplies a portfolio of network products and offerings used by fixed, wireless and converge service providers to help them address these changing telecommunications market needs, and to enterprises and governments for their business critical communications. In 2012, the Company organized Networks segment into four businesses namely IP, Optics, Wireless and Wireline. The Company designs, manufactures and markets optical networking equipment to transport information over fiber optic connections over long distances on land (terrestrial) or under sea (submarine), as well as for short distances in metropolitan and regional areas. The portfolio also includes microwave wireless transmission equipment. IP division develops a portfolio of service routers and switches that are designed to support IP-based applications and services while helping service providers monetize their network investments and reduce customer churn. These applications and services include broadband triple play (voice, video and data) services for residential customers; business Internet, Ethernet and IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) services for enterprise customers; mobile backhaul, next-generation mobile packet core and wireless Local Area Network (LAN) gateway capabilities for second generation (2G), third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G)/LTE mobile and Wi-Fi services for mobile customers. The wireless products and services portfolio enables mobile network operators to cost effectively satisfy the demand for mobile data capacity. In 2012, the Company is involved in wireless investments in three areas namely LTE (4G), small cells and an update to radio access network (RAN) products. The Wireline segment accesses market, supporting the deployments of video, voice and data services over broadband. The Company is also involved in the supply of digital subscriber line (or DSL) technology and the second largest supplier of GPON technology. The Software, Services And Solutions Segment consists of two sub segments namely services and Network application. The services segment focuses on supplying complete offerings for networks' entire life cycle namely consultation, integration, migration and transformation, deployment, outsourcing and maintenance. It also provides services for telecommunications service providers and strategic industries (transportation, energy and public sector) by consulting, design integration, operations management and maintenance of complex, multi-vendor end-to-end telecommunications networks; includes services to transform networks to next-generation Wireless and converged, all IP platforms, that are efficient, intelligent and optimized to deliver n
» More Articles for NYSE:ALU

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
3 Stocks to Profit From the Internet of Everything Jul 23 2014 
Alcatel-Lucent Is a Solid Turnaround Candidate Jul 23 2014 
Why Alcatel-Lucent is Ripe for A Turnaround Jul 22 2014 
Why You Should Buy Alcatel-Lucent's Turnaround Jul 16 2014 
Alcatel-Lucent Is a Turnaround Worth Buying Jun 30 2014 
Why Cisco's Turnaround Looks Unlikely Jun 27 2014 
Alcatel-Lucent's Turnaround is on Track Jun 19 2014 
Why Cisco's Turnaround Looks Unlikely Jun 08 2014 
This Telecom Equipment Maker Is Set to Get Better Jun 06 2014 
Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent : 2 Solid Long-Term Investments That You Shouldn’t Miss May 30 2014 

More From Our Partners
3 Stocks With Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: FDUS, KALU, FSIC Jul 22 2014 - THESTREET

More From Other Websites
Business Highlights Jul 25 2014
[CounterTack press release] CounterTack closes out $20 million Series B financing round; adds... Jul 25 2014
Alcatel-Lucent upgrades Turk Telekom IP core network Jul 22 2014
Alcatel-Lucent upgrades Turk Telekom IP core network Jul 22 2014
Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs opens video research facility in Cambridge, UK Jul 17 2014
Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs opens video research facility in Cambridge, UK Jul 17 2014
3 Terrific Reasons To Buy Alcatel-Lucent On The Pullback Jul 16 2014
Lightning Round: Akamai, GE & more Jul 15 2014
Alcatel-Lucent Awarded the 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer and Cloud Computing Excellence Awards Jul 15 2014
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Announces New Leadership Appointment to Drive Growth in the Asia Pacific... Jul 15 2014
Will Alcatel Lucent (ALU) Stock Be Helped By Its America Movil (AMX) Deal? Jul 10 2014
Alcatel-Lucent's 4G LTE for America Movil in Latin America Jul 10 2014
Alcatel: Citigroup Heartened by Vodafone Small-Cell Win Jul 09 2014
Alcatel-Lucent Small Cells to Enhance Vodafone Network Jul 09 2014
America Movil selects Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE overlay technology for its 4G rollout in the Dominican... Jul 09 2014
America Movil selects Alcatel-Lucent's LTE overlay technology for its 4G rollout in the Dominican... Jul 09 2014
Bell Labs Pledges to Donate $100,000 to University of Bell Labs Prize Winner Jul 09 2014
Alcatel-Lucent sets new world record broadband speed of 10 Gbps for transmission of data over... Jul 09 2014
Alcatel-Lucent sets new world record broadband speed of 10 Gbps for transmission of data over... Jul 09 2014

Personalized Checklist








Within your circle of competence?
Macro economic environment favorable?
High quality business?
Enough margin of safety with stocks?
Gurus are buying?
Insiders are buying?
Management capable and shareholder friendly?
Catalyst for stock price to appreciate?
Your level of confidence with the research?

Add Notes, Comments or Ask Questions

User Comments

No comment yet

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK
Email Hide