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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 2.11
BRCD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 2615 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. BRCD: 2.11 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.31   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.11

Equity to Asset 0.65
BRCD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 2586 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 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 10.50
BRCD's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 1617 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 116.00 vs. BRCD: 10.50 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 9999.99
Current: 10.5

0.28
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.73
M-Score: -2.95
WACC vs ROIC
9.42%
13.18%
WACC
ROIC
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 17.46
BRCD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2616 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. BRCD: 17.46 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -63.22   Max: 25.2
Current: 17.46

-63.22
25.2
Net-margin (%) 10.76
BRCD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2616 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. BRCD: 10.76 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -62.4   Max: 22.45
Current: 10.76

-62.4
22.45
ROE (%) 10.11
BRCD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2578 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. BRCD: 10.11 )
BRCD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.81   Max: 28.6
Current: 10.11

-25.81
28.6
ROA (%) 6.56
BRCD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2628 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. BRCD: 6.56 )
BRCD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.8   Max: 23.73
Current: 6.56

-11.8
23.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 84.72
BRCD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2624 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. BRCD: 84.72 )
BRCD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -115.37   Max: 283.66
Current: 84.72

-115.37
283.66
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.60
BRCD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1882 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. BRCD: 4.60 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.8   Max: 89.4
Current: 4.6

-2.8
89.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
BRCD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1522 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BRCD: 12.60 )
BRCD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.8   Max: 217.5
Current: 12.6

-13.8
217.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 74.40
BRCD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1413 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. BRCD: 74.40 )
BRCD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38   Max: 273.3
Current: 74.4

-38
273.3
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

BRCD Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 75,000 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 126,000 sh (New)
George Soros 2,666,666 sh (+1190.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,484,897 sh (+49.67%)
Jim Simons 5,928,797 sh (+37.88%)
John Buckingham 454,800 sh (+1.05%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,185,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
David Dreman 954,629 sh (-22.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,600 sh (-47.09%)
Steven Cohen 16,155 sh (-96.43%)
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Q2 2014

BRCD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 79,324 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 6,077,307 sh (+8003.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones 96,678 sh (+132.4%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,264,714 sh (+79.77%)
Jim Simons 6,687,500 sh (+12.8%)
John Buckingham 467,110 sh (+2.71%)
Julian Robertson Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
David Dreman 933,390 sh (-2.22%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,000,000 sh (-15.61%)
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Q3 2014

BRCD Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ken Fisher 81,000 sh (New)
John Hussman 750,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 10,700 sh (New)
George Soros 491,666 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 8,206,490 sh (+35.03%)
John Buckingham 477,955 sh (+2.32%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,407,865 sh (+2.29%)
David Dreman 934,059 sh (+0.07%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Simons 5,847,600 sh (-12.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,400 sh (-66.49%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BRCD

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2014-09-30 New Buy0.7%$9.02 - $10.88 $ 11.2716%750000
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.04%$9.02 - $10.88 $ 11.2716%491666
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$9.02 - $10.88 $ 11.2716%0
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy$9.02 - $10.88 $ 11.2716%10700
Ken Fisher 2014-09-30 New Buy$9.02 - $10.88 $ 11.2716%81000
Julian Robertson 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.44%$7.99 - $10.84 $ 11.2722%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 79.77%0.32%$7.99 - $10.84 $ 11.2722%6264714
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.28%$7.99 - $10.84 $ 11.2722%0
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$7.99 - $10.84 $ 11.2722%79324
Julian Robertson 2014-03-31 New Buy0.44%$8.77 - $10.46 $ 11.2717%126000
George Soros 2014-03-31 Add 1190.33%0.26%$8.77 - $10.46 $ 11.2717%2666666
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 49.67%0.19%$8.77 - $10.46 $ 11.2717%3484897
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Reduce -22.29%0.19%$8.77 - $10.46 $ 11.2717%954629
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$8.77 - $10.46 $ 11.2717%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 20.90
BRCD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 33.30 vs. BRCD: 20.90 )
BRCD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.82   Max: 108.91
Current: 20.9

6.82
108.91
Forward P/E 11.81
BRCD's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCD: 11.81 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.90
BRCD's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 32.00 vs. BRCD: 20.90 )
BRCD' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 108.91
Current: 20.9

6.83
108.91
P/B 2.02
BRCD's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BRCD: 2.02 )
BRCD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 5.8
Current: 2.02

0.52
5.8
P/S 2.28
BRCD's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. BRCD: 2.28 )
BRCD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.52
Current: 2.28

0.54
3.52
PFCF 10.25
BRCD's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 108.85 vs. BRCD: 10.25 )
BRCD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.83   Max: 56.57
Current: 10.25

3.83
56.57
POCF 9.16
BRCD's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 19.15 vs. BRCD: 9.16 )
BRCD' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.59   Max: 705
Current: 9.16

2.59
705
EV-to-EBIT 10.87
BRCD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 24.81 vs. BRCD: 10.87 )
BRCD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -60   Max: 168.4
Current: 10.87

-60
168.4
PEG 1.83
BRCD's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCD: 1.83 )
BRCD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 13.55
Current: 1.83

0.17
13.55
Shiller P/E 41.88
BRCD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCD: 41.88 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.27   Max: 266.33
Current: 41.88

20.27
266.33
Current Ratio 2.82
BRCD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 2611 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. BRCD: 2.82 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 4.43
Current: 2.82

1.04
4.43
Quick Ratio 2.76
BRCD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 2611 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. BRCD: 2.76 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 4.4
Current: 2.76

0.95
4.4
Days Inventory 20.43
BRCD's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 77.20 vs. BRCD: 20.43 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 6.49   Max: 31.89
Current: 20.43

6.49
31.89
Days Sales Outstanding 37.12
BRCD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 82.32 vs. BRCD: 37.12 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 37.12   Max: 90.85
Current: 37.12

37.12
90.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.93
BRCD's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 1739 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. BRCD: 0.93 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.93

0.32
0.75
Dividend Payout 0.13
BRCD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
93% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 6.02 vs. BRCD: 0.13 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.13
Current: 0.13

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
BRCD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1792 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. BRCD: 0.90 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.9

0.32
0.75
Share Buyback Rate 3.50
BRCD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. BRCD: 3.50 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.5   Max: -108.1
Current: 3.5

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 41.74
BRCD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCD: 41.74 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.96   Max: 129.19
Current: 41.74

3.96
129.19
Price/Tangible Book 6.00
BRCD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. BRCD: 6.00 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 86.22
Current: 6

1.77
86.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.04
BRCD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCD: 1.04 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.93
Current: 1.04

0.62
2.93
Price/Median PS Value 1.25
BRCD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. BRCD: 1.25 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 46.59
Current: 1.25

0.56
46.59
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.72
BRCD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCD: 1.72 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 4.95
Current: 1.72

0.58
4.95
Price/Graham Number 2.34
BRCD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. BRCD: 2.34 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 105.08
Current: 2.34

0.81
105.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.20
BRCD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2599 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. BRCD: 9.20 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 13.4
Current: 9.2

0.6
13.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.17
BRCD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 7.34 vs. BRCD: 19.17 )
BRCD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 55.6
Current: 19.17

0.5
55.6

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Data Storage
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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. 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'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'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., Dell/Force10 Networks, Inc., HP, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., IBM and Juniper Networks, Inc. The Company has manufacturing arrangements with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Sanmina-SCI Corporation, Asteel Flash Group, Accton Wireless Broadband Corporation, Motorola, Inc. and Quanta Computer Incorporated, under which the Company provides product forecasts and places purchase orders in advance of the scheduled delivery of products to its customers. The Company's products and services are marketed, sold and supported to end-user customers through distribution partners, including original equipment manufacturers, distributors, systems integrators, value-added resell
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