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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.52
ASX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. ASX: 0.52 )
ASX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.52

Equity to Asset 0.43
ASX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. ASX: 0.43 )
ASX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.43

0.33
0.51
Interest Coverage 9.19
ASX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 320.94 vs. ASX: 9.19 )
ASX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.17   Max: 17.39
Current: 9.19

2.17
17.39
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.18
M-Score: -2.85
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 9.42
ASX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. ASX: 9.42 )
ASX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.52   Max: 20.35
Current: 9.42

-1.52
20.35
Net-margin (%) 7.01
ASX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. ASX: 7.01 )
ASX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.58   Max: 23.9
Current: 7.01

-5.58
23.9
ROE (%) 12.67
ASX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. ASX: 12.67 )
ASX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.99   Max: 26.3
Current: 12.67

-9.99
26.3
ROA (%) 5.37
ASX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. ASX: 5.37 )
ASX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.58   Max: 12.67
Current: 5.37

-3.58
12.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.80
ASX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1023 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.11 vs. ASX: 12.80 )
ASX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.04   Max: 24.48
Current: 12.8

-1.04
24.48
Revenue Growth (%) 4.60
ASX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. ASX: 4.60 )
ASX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.2   Max: 29.6
Current: 4.6

-4.2
29.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.60
ASX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -6.50 vs. ASX: 1.60 )
ASX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.4   Max: 33.5
Current: 1.6

-22.4
33.5
EPS Growth (%) -6.20
ASX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -6.00 vs. ASX: -6.20 )
ASX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -76.9   Max: 83.9
Current: -6.2

-76.9
83.9
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.90
ASX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 84.40 vs. ASX: 16.90 )
ASX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.52   Max: 188.89
Current: 16.9

5.52
188.89
P/B 2.50
ASX's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ASX: 2.50 )
ASX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 71.63
Current: 2.5

0.8
71.63
P/S 1.40
ASX's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. ASX: 1.40 )
ASX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 6.34
Current: 1.4

0.56
6.34
EV-to-EBIT 13.53
ASX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 51.77 vs. ASX: 13.53 )
ASX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 3564.6
Current: 13.53

6.2
3564.6
PEG 1.75
ASX's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ASX: 1.75 )
ASX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 4.69
Current: 1.75

0.2
4.69
Shiller P/E 21.30
ASX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ASX: 21.30 )
ASX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.01   Max: 99.81
Current: 21.3

8.01
99.81
Current Ratio 1.23
ASX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. ASX: 1.23 )
ASX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.1
Current: 1.23

0.93
2.1
Quick Ratio 0.87
ASX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. ASX: 0.87 )
ASX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.9
Current: 0.87

0.75
1.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.40
ASX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
72% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ASX: 2.40 )
ASX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 16.28
Current: 2.4

1.75
16.28
Dividend Payout 0.37
ASX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ASX: 0.37 )
ASX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 4.17
Current: 0.37

0.81
4.17
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.40
ASX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. ASX: 2.40 )
ASX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 16.28
Current: 2.4

1.75
16.28
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
ASX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. ASX: -0.60 )
ASX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.2   Max: -16.1
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.70
ASX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. ASX: 2.70 )
ASX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 65.93
Current: 2.7

1.01
65.93
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.80
ASX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ASX: 2.80 )
ASX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 61.98
Current: 2.8

0.96
61.98
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
ASX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. ASX: 1.10 )
ASX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 4.51
Current: 1.1

0.5
4.51
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.50
ASX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ASX: 2.50 )
ASX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 4.33
Current: 2.5

0.3
4.33
Price/Graham Number 1.40
ASX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. ASX: 1.40 )
ASX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 48.51
Current: 1.4

0.64
48.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
ASX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ASX: 7.40 )
ASX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 16
Current: 7.4

0.1
16
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.26
ASX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. ASX: 4.26 )
ASX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.2   Max: 42.3
Current: 4.26

-7.2
42.3

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:INTC, TSM, BRCM, ARMH, ADI » details
Traded in other countries:2311.Taiwan, AVFA.Germany
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. was incorporated on March 23, 1984 as a company limited by shares under the ROC Company Law. The Company is an independent provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services. The Company's services include semiconductor packaging; design and production of interconnect materials, front-end engineering testing, wafer probing and final testing services. It offers a range of advanced and legacy semiconductor packaging and testing services. The Company's package types employ either leadframes or substrates as interconnect materials. The semiconductors it packages are used in a range of end-use applications, including communications, computers, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive and other applications. The Company's testing services include front-end engineering testing, which is performed during and following the initial circuit design stage of the semiconductor manufacturing process, wafer probe, final testing and other related semiconductor testing services. It focuses on packaging and testing logic semiconductors. It offers its customers turnkey services which consist of packaging, testing and direct shipment of semiconductors to end users designated by its customers. The Company offers a range of package types to meet the requirements of its customers, with a focus on advanced packaging solutions. Within its portfolio of package types, it focuses on the packaging of semiconductors for which there is expected to be strong demand. Leadframe-based packages are packaged by connecting the die, using wire bonders, to the leadframe with gold wire. Substrate-based packages generally employ the BGA design, which utilizes a substrate rather than a leadframe. Wafer-level packages typically have an area no greater than 1.2 times of the silicon die. It also offers module assembly services, which combine one or more packaged semiconductors with other components in an integrated module to enable increased functionality, typically using automated surface mount technology, or SMT, machines and other machinery and equipment for system-level assembly. It provides a complete range of semiconductor testing services, including front-end engineering testing, wafer probing, final testing of logic/mixed-signal/RF and memory semiconductors and other test-related services. The Company provides front-end engineering testing services, including customized software development, electrical design validation, and reliability and failure analysis. It offers drop shipment services for shipment of semiconductors directly to end users designated by its customers. It conducts marketing research through its customer service personnel and through its relationships with its customers and suppliers to keep abreast of market trends and developments. The main raw materials used in its packaging processes are interconnect materials such as leadframes and substrates, gold wire and molding compound. The Company competes

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