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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 2.09
BRCM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. BRCM: 2.09 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.27   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.09

Equity to Asset 0.71
BRCM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. BRCM: 0.71 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.71

0.59
0.96
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.86
M-Score: -2.90
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.76
BRCM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. BRCM: 5.76 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -290.17   Max: 25.72
Current: 5.76

-290.17
25.72
Net-margin (%) 5.15
BRCM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. BRCM: 5.15 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -285.09   Max: 17.92
Current: 5.15

-285.09
17.92
ROE (%) 5.10
BRCM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. BRCM: 5.10 )
BRCM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -92.19   Max: 29.87
Current: 5.1

-92.19
29.87
ROA (%) 3.65
BRCM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. BRCM: 3.65 )
BRCM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -76.6   Max: 25.76
Current: 3.65

-76.6
25.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 85.59
BRCM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. BRCM: 85.59 )
BRCM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1458.3   Max: 317.51
Current: 85.59

-1458.3
317.51
Revenue Growth (%) 4.40
BRCM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. BRCM: 4.40 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 151
Current: 4.4

3.5
151
EBITDA Growth (%) -12.70
BRCM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 vs. BRCM: -12.70 )
BRCM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -26   Max: 100
Current: -12.7

-26
100
EPS Growth (%) -28.40
BRCM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -6.80 vs. BRCM: -28.40 )
BRCM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -41.2   Max: 310.8
Current: -28.4

-41.2
310.8
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

BRCM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Richard Snow 344,736 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,340,300 sh (+2327.22%)
John Rogers 563,823 sh (+389.42%)
Ray Dalio 608,828 sh (+323.41%)
Murray Stahl 18,453 sh (+49.22%)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 94,700 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier 620,000 sh (-1.59%)
David Tepper 1,718,336 sh (-16.76%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,300 sh (-18.3%)
Joel Greenblatt 254,869 sh (-24.26%)
David Dreman 49,606 sh (-44.33%)
George Soros 250,000 sh (-52.24%)
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Q1 2014

BRCM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 86,331 sh (+74.03%)
Murray Stahl 24,687 sh (+33.78%)
Alan Fournier 790,000 sh (+27.42%)
Richard Snow 412,281 sh (+19.59%)
Pioneer Investments 94,700 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
David Tepper 1,693,336 sh (-1.45%)
John Rogers 507,773 sh (-9.94%)
Ray Dalio 281,328 sh (-53.79%)
Joel Greenblatt 73,309 sh (-71.24%)
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Q2 2014

BRCM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 3,285,057 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 100,060 sh (+5.66%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,138,100 sh (unchged)
David Tepper 1,693,336 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier 730,000 sh (-7.59%)
Richard Snow 363,481 sh (-11.84%)
John Rogers 447,377 sh (-11.89%)
Murray Stahl 20,798 sh (-15.75%)
Joel Greenblatt 56,675 sh (-22.69%)
David Dreman 53,187 sh (-38.39%)
Ray Dalio 28,028 sh (-90.04%)
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Q3 2014

BRCM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

George Soros 100,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 1,029,800 sh (New)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 1,201,056 sh (+1100.34%)
Ray Dalio 147,464 sh (+426.13%)
John Rogers 458,417 sh (+2.47%)
David Tepper 1,693,336 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Murray Stahl 20,596 sh (-0.97%)
Joel Greenblatt 53,700 sh (-5.25%)
Steven Cohen 952,900 sh (-16.27%)
Alan Fournier 596,500 sh (-18.29%)
Richard Snow 265,131 sh (-27.06%)
Jim Simons 1,056,657 sh (-67.83%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BRCM

(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 Buy0.35%$36.65 - $41.44 $ 42.188%100000
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.15%$36.65 - $41.44 $ 42.188%0
Richard Snow 2014-09-30 Reduce -27.06%0.13%$36.65 - $41.44 $ 42.188%265131
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Add 426.13%0.04%$36.65 - $41.44 $ 42.188%147464
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.03%$36.65 - $41.44 $ 42.188%100000
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -38.39%0.08%$29.19 - $38.66 $ 42.1829%53187
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -90.04%0.06%$29.19 - $38.66 $ 42.1829%28028
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -22.69%0.01%$29.19 - $38.66 $ 42.1829%56675
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -71.24%0.13%$28.69 - $31.8 $ 42.1840%73309
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 74.03%0.09%$28.69 - $31.8 $ 42.1840%86331
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -53.79%0.08%$28.69 - $31.8 $ 42.1840%281328
George Soros 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$28.69 - $31.8 $ 42.1840%0
Richard Snow 2013-12-31 New Buy0.41%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 42.1855%344736
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Add 389.42%0.17%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 42.1855%563823
David Tepper 2013-12-31 Reduce -16.76%0.14%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 42.1855%1718336
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 323.41%0.11%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 42.1855%608828
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -44.33%0.09%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 42.1855%49606
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -52.24%0.08%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 42.1855%250000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -24.26%0.07%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 42.1855%254869
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 57.90
BRCM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 65.90 vs. BRCM: 57.90 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.39   Max: 499.61
Current: 57.9

16.39
499.61
P/B 2.89
BRCM's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. BRCM: 2.89 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 8.56
Current: 2.89

1.79
8.56
P/S 2.99
BRCM's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BRCM: 2.99 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 9.62
Current: 2.99

1.66
9.62
PFCF 17.65
BRCM's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRCM: 17.65 )
BRCM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.47   Max: 476.12
Current: 17.65

8.47
476.12
EV-to-EBIT 48.31
BRCM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 39.12 vs. BRCM: 48.31 )
BRCM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -125.4   Max: 837.1
Current: 48.31

-125.4
837.1
PEG 1.65
BRCM's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRCM: 1.65 )
BRCM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 4.61   Max: 5.43
Current: 1.65

4.61
5.43
Shiller P/E 39.40
BRCM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRCM: 39.40 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.85   Max: 73.79
Current: 39.4

24.85
73.79
Current Ratio 2.94
BRCM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. BRCM: 2.94 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 5.9
Current: 2.94

1.35
5.9
Quick Ratio 2.57
BRCM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BRCM: 2.57 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 5.53
Current: 2.57

1.21
5.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.11
BRCM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. BRCM: 1.11 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.11

0.22
1.66
Dividend Payout 0.65
BRCM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRCM: 0.65 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.65

0.13
0.75
Dividend growth (3y) 11.20
BRCM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BRCM: 11.20 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.2
Current: 11.2

0
11.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.10
BRCM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. BRCM: 1.10 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.1

0.22
1.66
Share Buyback Rate -2.30
BRCM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. BRCM: -2.30 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.5   Max: -23.1
Current: -2.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 33.47
BRCM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRCM: 33.47 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.18   Max: 422.44
Current: 33.47

5.18
422.44
Price/Tangible Book 5.98
BRCM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. BRCM: 5.98 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 95.57
Current: 5.98

3.67
95.57
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.13
BRCM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRCM: 1.13 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 9.93
Current: 1.13

0.66
9.93
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
BRCM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BRCM: 0.89 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 31.5
Current: 0.89

0.54
31.5
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 5.44
BRCM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRCM: 5.44 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 15.74
Current: 5.44

0.88
15.74
Price/Graham Number 3.92
BRCM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. BRCM: 3.92 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 48.55
Current: 3.92

1.68
48.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.10
BRCM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. BRCM: 2.10 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 7.7
Current: 2.1

0.1
7.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.64
BRCM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.13 vs. BRCM: 15.64 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9.6   Max: 17.7
Current: 15.64

-9.6
17.7

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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Traded in other countries:BDMA.Germany, BRCM.Mexico
Broadcom Corp was incorporated in California in August 1991. The Company is an innovator and provider of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Its system-on-a-chip (SoC) and software solutions enable the delivery of voice, video, data and rich multimedia content to mobile devices, consumer electronics (CE) devices in the home and business networking products for the workplace, data centers, service providers and carriers. It provides the industry's broadest portfolio of cutting-edge SoC solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, CE and broadband access products, and mobile devices. The Company operates in approximately 40 offices in 15 countries. The Company operates in three reportable segments: Broadband Communications, Mobile & Wireless and Enterprise Networking. Broadband Communications manufactures broadband communications and consumer electronics SoC solutions that enable voice, video, data and multimedia services over wired and wireless networks for the home. Broadcom's mobile and wireless reportable segment offers products supporting solutions for the "hand", edge portable devices that enable end-to-end wireless connectivity at home, at work and on-the-go. This portfolio of mobile and wireless products enables a portable device, including cellular handsets, personal navigation devices, mobile TV products, portable media players, gaming platforms and other wireless-enabled consumer electronics and peripherals, such as home gateways, printers, VoIP phones, home entertainment systems and notebook computers. Multimedia has become increasingly prevalent in handheld devices such as cellular phones, Internet appliances and portable media players. Through its Enterprise Networking reportable segment, it designs and develops complete silicon and software solutions for infrastructure that is scalable, secure, and easy to manage for service provider, data center, enterprise and small-to-medium business, or SMB, networks. Local area networks, or LANs, consist of various types of equipment, such as servers, workstations and desktop and notebook computers, interconnected by copper or fiber cables utilizing a common networking protocol, generally the Ethernet protocol. The Company distributes products to its customers through distribution center in Singapore and an operations and distribution center located in Irvine, California. Its Singapore facility distributes products to international destinations, while Irvine facility ships products to U.S. destinations. It markets and sells its products in the United States through a direct sales force, distributors and manufacturers' representatives. The Company competes with a number of domestic and international suppliers of integrated circuits and related applications including Entropic Communications, Inc., Intel Corporation, among others in Broadband Communications & Mediatek Inc., CSR plc in Mobile & Wireless, among others and Cavium, Inc., Freescale
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