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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 : 4/10

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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 : 3/10

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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Electronic Gaming & Multimedia
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Traded in other countries:AVD.Germany
Avid Technology, Inc. is a provider of digital media content-creation products and solutions for audio, film, video, and broadcast professionals, as well as artists and creative enthusiasts. Its audio and video solutions are designed to be extensions of the people using them, so that they amplify creativity, speed production processes and provide the science behind the art of making great creative experiences. The Company provides digital media content-creation products and solutions to customers in the three market segments below. Media Enterprises, Professionals and Post, Creative Enthusiasts. Media Enterprises segment consists of broadcast, government, sports and other organizations that acquire, create, process, and/or distribute audio and video content to a large audience for communication, entertainment, analysis, and/or forensic purposes. Professionals and Post segment is made up of individual artists and entities that create audio and video media as a paid service, but who do not distribute media to end consumers on a large scale. This segment includes a wide-ranging target audience that includes: students and teachers in career technical education programs in high schools, colleges and universities, as well as in post-secondary vocational schools, that prepare students for professional media. Creative Enthusiasts segment is made up of individuals who are music, film or video enthusiasts with varying degrees of involvement in content creation, ranging from casual users to dedicated hobbyists, including amateur musicians, disc jockeys and "prosumers." For customers in this market segment, it offers audio and video products and solutions at an affordable price. It provides a range of software and hardware products and solutions. The Company's Video products include: Professional Video-Editing Solutions, Consumer Video-Editing Software, Broadcast Newsroom Solutions, Storage and Workflow Solutions. Its Audio products include: Digital Audio Software and Workstation Solutions, Control Surfaces and Live Systems, Instruments and Controllers, Desktop and Studio Monitors, and Music Notation Software. It competes across multiple product lines and market segments with Adobe Systems Incorporated, Apple Inc. and Sony Corporation.

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