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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.65
BRCD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 2491 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. BRCD: 1.65 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.31   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.65

Equity to Asset 0.65
BRCD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 2481 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. BRCD: 0.65 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.65

0.39
0.86
Interest Coverage 5.58
BRCD's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 1525 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 74.64 vs. BRCD: 5.58 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 9999.99
Current: 5.58

0.28
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.31
M-Score: -2.86
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.88
BRCD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2448 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. BRCD: 13.88 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -63.22   Max: 25.2
Current: 13.88

-63.22
25.2
Net-margin (%) 9.39
BRCD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2449 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. BRCD: 9.39 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -62.4   Max: 22.45
Current: 9.39

-62.4
22.45
ROE (%) 8.89
BRCD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2412 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. BRCD: 8.89 )
BRCD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -177.65   Max: 18.37
Current: 8.89

-177.65
18.37
ROA (%) 5.76
BRCD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2450 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. BRCD: 5.76 )
BRCD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -70.89   Max: 14.92
Current: 5.76

-70.89
14.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 65.23
BRCD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2444 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. BRCD: 65.23 )
BRCD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -288.68   Max: 154.8
Current: 65.23

-288.68
154.8
Revenue Growth (%) 3.40
BRCD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. BRCD: 3.40 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.8   Max: 89.4
Current: 3.4

-2.8
89.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 14.90
BRCD's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. BRCD: 14.90 )
BRCD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.8   Max: 217.5
Current: 14.9

-13.8
217.5
EPS Growth (%) 23.30
BRCD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. BRCD: 23.30 )
BRCD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -38   Max: 273.3
Current: 23.3

-38
273.3
» BRCD's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BRCD Guru Trades in Q1 2013

John Burbank 27,421 sh (New)
George Soros 9,381,666 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 156,200 sh (+87.97%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,095,648 sh (+32.39%)
Meridian Funds 2,151,300 sh (+17.23%)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
David Dreman 5,432,789 sh (-1.98%)
John Buckingham 454,424 sh (-3.02%)
Jim Simons 6,704,383 sh (-8.44%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,185,000 sh (-17.32%)
Steven Cohen 161,804 sh (-70.69%)
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Q2 2013

BRCD Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Pioneer Investments 5,171,200 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 73,952 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 10,587 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,536,161 sh (+40.21%)
George Soros 12,766,666 sh (+36.08%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,185,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
John Buckingham 451,851 sh (-0.57%)
David Dreman 4,619,427 sh (-14.97%)
Steven Cohen 111,360 sh (-31.18%)
Meridian Funds 1,183,600 sh (-44.98%)
Paul Tudor Jones 76,800 sh (-50.83%)
Jim Simons 1,205,100 sh (-82.03%)
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Q3 2013

BRCD Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 79,987 sh (+655.52%)
Steven Cohen 133,010 sh (+19.44%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,185,000 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham 450,898 sh (-0.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,493,492 sh (-2.78%)
Jim Simons 1,095,300 sh (-9.11%)
George Soros 10,666,666 sh (-16.45%)
Pioneer Investments 3,878,200 sh (-25%)
Paul Tudor Jones 54,800 sh (-28.65%)
Jeremy Grantham 49,438 sh (-33.15%)
David Dreman 1,258,866 sh (-72.75%)
» More
Q4 2013

BRCD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 4,300,100 sh (+292.6%)
Steven Cohen 453,149 sh (+240.69%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,328,368 sh (+55.9%)
Paul Tudor Jones 78,630 sh (+43.49%)
Ray Dalio 100,487 sh (+25.63%)
Jeremy Grantham 57,855 sh (+17.03%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,185,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
John Buckingham 450,053 sh (-0.19%)
David Dreman 1,228,392 sh (-2.42%)
George Soros 206,666 sh (-98.06%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BRCD

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -98.06%0.92%$7.81 - $8.89 $ 9.7216%206666
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 55.9%0.18%$7.81 - $8.89 $ 9.7216%2328368
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 25.63%$7.81 - $8.89 $ 9.7216%100487
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -72.75%0.8%$5.72 - $8.26 $ 9.7236%1258866
George Soros 2013-09-30 Reduce -16.45%0.13%$5.72 - $8.26 $ 9.7236%10666666
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 655.52%$5.72 - $8.26 $ 9.7236%79987
George Soros 2013-06-30 Add 36.08%0.21%$5.25 - $5.99 $ 9.7274%12766666
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -44.98%0.2%$5.25 - $5.99 $ 9.7274%1183600
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -14.97%0.12%$5.25 - $5.99 $ 9.7274%4619427
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 40.21%0.11%$5.25 - $5.99 $ 9.7274%1536161
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$5.25 - $5.99 $ 9.7274%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$5.25 - $5.99 $ 9.7274%10587
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.63%$5.33 - $6.13 $ 9.7270%9381666
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 32.39%0.08%$5.33 - $6.13 $ 9.7270%1095648
John Burbank 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$5.33 - $6.13 $ 9.7270%27421
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.0011%$5.33 - $6.13 $ 9.7270%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.60
BRCD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1774 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. BRCD: 21.60 )
BRCD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.82   Max: 108.91
Current: 21.6

6.82
108.91
P/B 1.83
BRCD's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 2373 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. BRCD: 1.83 )
BRCD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 5.8
Current: 1.83

0.52
5.8
P/S 2.02
BRCD's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 2545 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. BRCD: 2.02 )
BRCD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.67
Current: 2.02

0.54
3.67
PFCF 11.17
BRCD's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1308 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. BRCD: 11.17 )
BRCD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.83   Max: 316
Current: 11.17

3.83
316
EV-to-EBIT 12.42
BRCD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 1938 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. BRCD: 12.42 )
BRCD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 168.8
Current: 12.42

7.4
168.8
PEG 1.11
BRCD's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. BRCD: 1.11 )
BRCD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 13.55
Current: 1.11

0.17
13.55
Shiller P/E 38.48
BRCD's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 25.90 vs. BRCD: 38.48 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.27   Max: 266.33
Current: 38.48

20.27
266.33

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 6.48
BRCD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 2244 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. BRCD: 6.48 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 86.22
Current: 6.48

1.77
86.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.01
BRCD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BRCD: 1.01 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.93
Current: 1.01

0.62
2.93
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
BRCD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 2322 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BRCD: 1.10 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 46.03
Current: 1.1

0.55
46.03
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.31
BRCD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BRCD: 1.31 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 4.95
Current: 1.31

0.58
4.95
Price/Graham Number 2.44
BRCD's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
61% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. BRCD: 2.44 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 105.08
Current: 2.44

0.81
105.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.10
BRCD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2084 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. BRCD: 8.10 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 13.4
Current: 8.1

0.6
13.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.84
BRCD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. BRCD: 20.84 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 54.4
Current: 20.84

0.6
54.4

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Data Storage
Compare:WDC, STX, EMC, NTAP, SNDK » details
Traded in other countries:BCSA.Germany
Brocade Communications Systems Inc. was incorporated in California on August 24, 1995 and reincorporated in Delaware on May 14, 1999. The Company is a supplier of networking equipment, including Internet Protocol based Ethernet networking solutions and storage area networking solutions for businesses and organizations of many types and sizes, including global enterprises, and service providers such as telecommunication firms, cable operators and mobile carriers. It offers a comprehensive line of high-performance networking hardware and software products and services that enable businesses and organizations to make their networks and data centers more efficient, reliable and adaptable. The Company's products, services and solutions simplify information technology infrastructure, increase resource utilization, ensure availability of mission critical applications, and support key IT services including Internet connectivity, enterprise mobility, virtualization, and cloud computing. The Company's storage networking products and services are designed to help customers reduce the cost and complexity of managing business information within a shared data storage environment, while enabling high levels of availability of mission critical business applications. In addition, its products and services assist customers in the development and delivery of storage and server consolidation, disaster recovery and data security, and in meeting compliance issues regarding data management. The Company offers a variety of fabric extension, switching and routing solutions that are designed to connect two or more data centers over long distances to enhance business continuity and disaster recovery. The Company's enterprise-class Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches and routers are designed to connect users in an enterprise network, enabling network connectivity such as access to the Internet, network-based communications such as voice over IP, and higher levels of collaboration through unified messaging applications and greater degrees of productivity through mobility. The Company's Layer 4 - 7 platforms, including the Brocade ServerIron and ServerIron ADX family of products, are designed for application traffic management and server load balancing, allowing customers to improve the performance of specific applications or improve the performance of a server farm. The Company offers a wide range of consulting and support services that assist customers in designing, implementing, deploying and managing advanced networking solutions, as well as post-contract customer support and extended warranties. The Company's education and training organization delivers technical education and training to its partners and their customers on its technology that encompasses design, implementation and management solutions. The Company competes with companies, such as Alcatel-Lucent, Arista Networks, Avaya Inc., Enterasys Networks, Inc., Extreme Networks, Inc., F5 Networks, Inc., D

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