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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 556.00
AVGO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 1014 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. AVGO: 556.00 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.3   Max: No Debt
Current: 556

Equity to Asset 0.86
AVGO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
89% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. AVGO: 0.86 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.86

0.42
0.87
Interest Coverage 276.00
AVGO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 332.53 vs. AVGO: 276.00 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 582
Current: 276

0.62
582
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 22.56
M-Score: -2.54
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 21.90
AVGO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. AVGO: 21.90 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.88   Max: 25
Current: 21.9

-6.88
25
Net-margin (%) 21.90
AVGO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. AVGO: 21.90 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.41   Max: 23.82
Current: 21.9

-10.41
23.82
ROE (%) 19.13
AVGO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. AVGO: 19.13 )
AVGO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -22.94   Max: 27.57
Current: 19.13

-22.94
27.57
ROA (%) 16.16
AVGO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AVGO: 16.16 )
AVGO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.15   Max: 22.57
Current: 16.16

-8.15
22.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 53.80
AVGO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. AVGO: 53.80 )
AVGO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -27.56   Max: 109.77
Current: 53.8

-27.56
109.77
Revenue Growth (%) 5.50
AVGO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. AVGO: 5.50 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 11.7
Current: 5.5

5.5
11.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.30
AVGO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 vs. AVGO: 7.30 )
AVGO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 92.6
Current: 7.3

7.3
92.6
» AVGO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AVGO Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 25,000 sh (New)
Meridian Funds 697,800 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 50,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 185,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 308,720 sh (+62.66%)
Jim Simons 2,002,100 sh (+7.69%)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
George Soros 57,870 sh (-56.45%)
Steven Cohen 23,484 sh (-99.48%)
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Q2 2013

AVGO Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Rogers 6,859 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 117,900 sh (+135.8%)
Meridian Funds 1,167,600 sh (+67.33%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,916,600 sh (-4.27%)
Steven Cohen 20,877 sh (-11.1%)
RS Investment Management 273,100 sh (-11.54%)
Louis Moore Bacon 20,000 sh (-20%)
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Q3 2013

AVGO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Keeley 8,830 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 136,017 sh (+15.37%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,622,100 sh (-15.37%)
John Rogers 5,346 sh (-22.06%)
RS Investment Management 168,100 sh (-38.45%)
Steven Cohen 4,700 sh (-77.49%)
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Q4 2013

AVGO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Hussman 250,000 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 2,358,512 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 8,168 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 75,467 sh (+1505.68%)
Pioneer Investments 188,718 sh (+38.75%)
John Keeley 8,830 sh (unchged)
John Rogers Sold Out
RS Investment Management 140,200 sh (-16.6%)
Jim Simons 830,900 sh (-48.78%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AVGO

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 New Buy1.6%$42.2 - $53.56 $ 65.3842%2358512
John Hussman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.94%$42.2 - $53.56 $ 65.3842%250000
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$42.2 - $53.56 $ 65.3842%8168
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$36.02 - $42.7 $ 65.3871%8830
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Add 67.33%0.64%$31.26 - $38.75 $ 65.3888%1167600
George Soros 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$31.26 - $38.75 $ 65.3888%0
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Sold Out 2.7%$31.651 - $36.66 $ 65.3889%0
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 New Buy0.92%$31.651 - $36.66 $ 65.3889%697800
George Soros 2013-03-31 Reduce -56.45%0.03%$31.651 - $36.66 $ 65.3889%57870
Lee Ainslie 2012-12-31 Reduce -33.3%1.3%$30.88 - $35.28 $ 65.3896%5692111
George Soros 2012-12-31 New Buy0.05%$30.88 - $35.28 $ 65.3896%132870
George Soros 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$32.53 - $37.43 $ 65.3885%0
Lee Ainslie 2012-06-30 Add 10.07%0.42%$29.84 - $38.83 $ 65.3892%8872812
George Soros 2012-06-30 Reduce -66.67%0.06%$29.84 - $38.83 $ 65.3892%50000
Lee Ainslie 2012-03-31 Add 17.28%0.66%$28.31 - $38.84 $ 65.38180%8061247
George Soros 2012-03-31 New Buy0.09%$28.31 - $38.84 $ 65.38180%150000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$28.31 - $38.84 $ 65.38180%0
Lee Ainslie 2011-12-31 New Buy2.8%$27.55 - $35.84 $ 65.38296%6873243
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.06%$27.55 - $35.84 $ 65.38296%17364
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0472%$27.19 - $39.08 $ 65.3893%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.05%$30.6 - $37.71 $ 65.3895%8901
Lee Ainslie 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$30.6 - $37.71 $ 65.3895%0
Lee Ainslie 2011-03-31 Reduce -98.01%1.48%$27.7 - $34.38 $ 65.38114%86087
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 29.40
AVGO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. AVGO: 29.40 )
AVGO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.53   Max: 51.2
Current: 29.4

12.53
51.2
P/B 5.30
AVGO's P/B is ranked lower than
80% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. AVGO: 5.30 )
AVGO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 5.39
Current: 5.3

2.96
5.39
P/S 6.20
AVGO's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. AVGO: 6.20 )
AVGO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.24   Max: 6.17
Current: 6.2

2.24
6.17
PFCF 30.20
AVGO's PFCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. AVGO: 30.20 )
AVGO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 48.13
Current: 30.2

10.6
48.13
EV-to-EBIT 26.30
AVGO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.57 vs. AVGO: 26.30 )
AVGO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.7   Max: 91.8
Current: 26.3

10.7
91.8
PEG 1.00
AVGO's PEG is ranked higher than
75% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. AVGO: 1.00 )
AVGO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.07
Current: 1

0.48
1.07
Shiller P/E 39.90
AVGO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 28.02 vs. AVGO: 39.90 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 32.62   Max: 39.88
Current: 39.9

32.62
39.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.50
AVGO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. AVGO: 1.50 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.5

0.2
2.14
Dividend Payout 0.56
AVGO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
57% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. AVGO: 0.56 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.56

0.15
0.47
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.50
AVGO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
52% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. AVGO: 1.50 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.5

0.2
2.14
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
AVGO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. AVGO: -0.80 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.8   Max: -4.8
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 25.54
AVGO's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
74% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. AVGO: 25.54 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 9.99   Max: 191.4
Current: 25.54

9.99
191.4
Price/Net Current Asset Value 15.87
AVGO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. AVGO: 15.87 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 7.12   Max: 64
Current: 15.87

7.12
64
Price/Tangible Book 7.57
AVGO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
81% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. AVGO: 7.57 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 15.96
Current: 7.57

3.91
15.96
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.67
AVGO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
58% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AVGO: 2.67 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 2.26
Current: 2.67

1.94
2.26
Price/Median PS Value 1.71
AVGO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AVGO: 1.71 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.45
Current: 1.71

0.62
1.45
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.17
AVGO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. AVGO: 1.17 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 0.99
Current: 1.17

0.68
0.99
Price/Graham Number 3.11
AVGO's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
70% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. AVGO: 3.11 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 4.81
Current: 3.11

1.59
4.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.80
AVGO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. AVGO: 3.80 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 9.3
Current: 3.8

1.1
9.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.50
AVGO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. AVGO: 29.50 )
AVGO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 29.9   Max: 38.9
Current: 29.5

29.9
38.9

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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Traded in other countries:VSW.Germany
Avago Technologies Limited was incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Singapore in August 2005. The Company is a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog semiconductor devices with a focus on III-V based products. Its primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, industrial and automotive electronics, and consumer and computing peripherals. The Company's product portfolio ranges from simple discrete devices to complex sub-systems that include multiple device types and incorporate firmware for interface between digital systems. In some cases, its products include mechanical hardware that interfaces with optoelectronic or capacitive. It supports the wireless industry with a broad variety of RF semiconductor devices, including monolithic microwave integrated circuit filters and duplexers using its proprietary FBAR technology, front end modules that incorporate multiple die into multi-function RF devices, diodes and discrete transistors. In the storage and Ethernet networking markets, it supplies transceivers that receive and transmit information along optical fibers. It provides a range of product bandwidth options for customers, including options ranging from 125 megabyte data Fast Ethernet transmitters and receivers to 16 Gigabit transceivers. It provides a broad variety of products for the general industrial, automotive and consumer appliance markets. It offers optical isolators, or optocouplers, which provide electrical insulation and signal isolation for signaling systems that are susceptible to electrical noise or interference. The Company manufactures motion control encoders that control the paper feed and print head movement in printers and other office automation products. It operates as an early developer of image sensors for optical mouse applications, using LEDs and CMOS image sensors to create a subsystem that can detect motion over an arbitrary desktop surface. It sells its products through a network of distributors and its direct sales force globally. The Company's manufacturing operations employ a wide variety of semiconductors, electromechanical components and assemblies and raw materials. Its competitors are: Hittite Microwave Corporation, RF Micro Devices, Inc., Skyworks Solutions, Inc., TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., Analog Devices, Inc., Heidenhain Corporation, NEC Electronics Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Pixart Imaging Inc., Sharp Corporation, Finisar Corporation, International Business Machines Corp. Microelectronics Division, ST Microelectronics N.V. and Texas Instruments Incorporated. The Company's research and development, and manufacturing operations involve the use of hazardous substances and are regulated under international, federal, state and local laws governing health and safety and the environment.

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