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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
AXTI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 1014 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. AXTI: No Debt )
AXTI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.85
AXTI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. AXTI: 0.85 )
AXTI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.85

0.54
0.88
Interest Coverage No Debt
AXTI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 332.53 vs. AXTI: No Debt )
AXTI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.68   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

3.68
9999.99
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 2.27
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) -8.98
AXTI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. AXTI: -8.98 )
AXTI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -88.54   Max: 26.39
Current: -8.98

-88.54
26.39
Net-margin (%) -9.33
AXTI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. AXTI: -9.33 )
AXTI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -122.55   Max: 19.53
Current: -9.33

-122.55
19.53
ROE (%) -5.70
AXTI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. AXTI: -5.70 )
AXTI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -52.04   Max: 16.11
Current: -5.7

-52.04
16.11
ROA (%) -4.86
AXTI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AXTI: -4.86 )
AXTI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -37.75   Max: 13.3
Current: -4.86

-37.75
13.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -9.09
AXTI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. AXTI: -9.09 )
AXTI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -48.49   Max: 28.97
Current: -9.09

-48.49
28.97
Revenue Growth (%) -3.90
AXTI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. AXTI: -3.90 )
AXTI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -35.9   Max: 27.8
Current: -3.9

-35.9
27.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AXTI Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 149,913 sh (+62.33%)
Chuck Royce 4,027,415 sh (-0.04%)
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Q2 2013

AXTI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 220,200 sh (+46.89%)
Chuck Royce 4,008,915 sh (-0.46%)
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Q3 2013

AXTI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 3,853,915 sh (-3.87%)
Jim Simons 86,400 sh (-60.76%)
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Q4 2013

AXTI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 3,273,915 sh (-15.05%)
Jim Simons 56,409 sh (-34.71%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AXTI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0024%$5.27 - $9.16 $ 2.27-69%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy$6.01 - $8.68 $ 2.27-69%20000
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Ratios

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P/B 0.54
AXTI's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. AXTI: 0.54 )
AXTI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 3.32
Current: 0.54

0.25
3.32
P/S 0.87
AXTI's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. AXTI: 0.87 )
AXTI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 3.99
Current: 0.87

0.35
3.99
Shiller P/E 13.73
AXTI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 28.02 vs. AXTI: 13.73 )
AXTI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.62   Max: 1170
Current: 13.73

10.62
1170

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 5.54
AXTI's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
73% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. AXTI: 5.54 )
AXTI' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.87   Max: 51.54
Current: 5.54

2.87
51.54
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.68
AXTI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. AXTI: 1.68 )
AXTI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 8.94
Current: 1.68

1.04
8.94
Price/Tangible Book 0.54
AXTI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
95% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. AXTI: 0.54 )
AXTI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 5.79
Current: 0.54

0.4
5.79
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.57
AXTI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AXTI: 0.57 )
AXTI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 15.5
Current: 0.57

0.65
15.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.57
AXTI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AXTI: 0.57 )
AXTI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 3.67
Current: 0.57

0.38
3.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 13.00
AXTI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
90% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. AXTI: 13.00 )
AXTI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 126.5
Current: 13

1.6
126.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.52
AXTI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. AXTI: 3.52 )
AXTI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23.9   Max: 2.2
Current: 3.52

-23.9
2.2

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
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Traded in other countries:AHV.Germany
AXT, Inc. was incorporated in California in December 1986 and reincorporated in Delaware in May 1998. The Company changed its name from American Xtal Technology, Inc. to AXT, Inc. in July 2000. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and distributes high-performance semiconductor substrates. It makes semi-insulating GaAs substrates used in applications such as amplifiers and switches for wireless devices, and semi-conducting GaAs substrates used to create opto-electronic products including HBLEDs, which are often used to backlight wireless handsets and LCD TVs and for automotive and general illumination applications. InP is a high performance semiconductor substrate used in broadband and fiber optic applications. Ge substrates are used in emerging applications such as triple junction solar cells for space and terrestrial photovoltaic applications and for optical applications. It manufactures all of its semiconductor substrates using its proprietary vertical gradient freeze (VGF) technology. Most of its revenue is from sales of GaAs substrates. It manufactures all of its products in the People's Republic of China, which generally has favorable costs for facilities and labor compared with comparable facilities in the United States, Europe or Japan. There are basically three technologies for crystal growth in its business: Vertical Gradient Freeze (VGF), Liquid Encapsulated Czochralski (LEC), and Czochralski (CZ). The Company's core technologies include its proprietary VGF technique used to produce high quality crystals that are processed into compound substrates, and the technologies of its joint venture companies, which enable it to manufacture products that are used in the manufacture of compound semiconductor substrates or could be sold as raw materials to third parties. The Company is subject to federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations, including laws in China as well as the U.S.

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