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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 : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 2.25
BRCM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. BRCM: 2.25 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.27   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.25

Equity to Asset 0.73
BRCM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. BRCM: 0.73 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.73

0.59
0.96
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.87
M-Score: -2.92
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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Operating margin (%) 5.68
BRCM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. BRCM: 5.68 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -290.17   Max: 23.96
Current: 5.68

-290.17
23.96
Net-margin (%) 5.11
BRCM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. BRCM: 5.11 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -285.09   Max: 15.87
Current: 5.11

-285.09
15.87
ROE (%) 5.07
BRCM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. BRCM: 5.07 )
BRCM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -136   Max: 18.57
Current: 5.07

-136
18.57
ROA (%) 3.69
BRCM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. BRCM: 3.69 )
BRCM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -100.92   Max: 13.62
Current: 3.69

-100.92
13.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 79.60
BRCM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.55 vs. BRCM: 79.60 )
BRCM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1773.86   Max: 291.78
Current: 79.6

-1773.86
291.78
Revenue Growth (%) 4.40
BRCM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. BRCM: 4.40 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 140.1
Current: 4.4

3.5
140.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -12.70
BRCM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. BRCM: -12.70 )
BRCM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.1   Max: 336.2
Current: -12.7

-21.1
336.2
EPS Growth (%) -28.40
BRCM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 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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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

BRCM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 14,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 55,553 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 164,080 sh (+131.49%)
Jim Simons 3,455,057 sh (+53.14%)
Ray Dalio 266,391 sh (+37.05%)
Alan Fournier 720,000 sh (-4%)
David Tepper 3,235,625 sh (-10.62%)
Pioneer Investments 97,577 sh (-78.65%)
Steven Cohen 194,597 sh (-89.32%)
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Q3 2013

BRCM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

David Dreman 89,104 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
George Soros 523,505 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 12,366 sh (New)
John Rogers 115,203 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 336,484 sh (+505.7%)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,400 sh (+52.38%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 94,700 sh (-2.95%)
Alan Fournier 630,000 sh (-12.5%)
David Tepper 2,064,336 sh (-36.2%)
Ray Dalio 143,791 sh (-46.02%)
Steven Cohen 96,419 sh (-50.45%)
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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
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BRCM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -71.24%0.13%$28.69 - $31.8 $ 38.1527%73309
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 74.03%0.09%$28.69 - $31.8 $ 38.1527%86331
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -53.79%0.08%$28.69 - $31.8 $ 38.1527%281328
George Soros 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$28.69 - $31.8 $ 38.1527%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 323.41%0.11%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 38.1540%608828
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -44.33%0.09%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 38.1540%49606
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -52.24%0.08%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 38.1540%250000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -24.26%0.07%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 38.1540%254869
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 505.7%0.23%$24.865 - $34.845 $ 38.1535%336484
David Dreman 2013-09-30 New Buy0.21%$24.865 - $34.845 $ 38.1535%89104
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.15%$24.865 - $34.845 $ 38.1535%523505
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -46.02%0.04%$24.865 - $34.845 $ 38.1535%143791
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.08%$31.89 - $37.55 $ 38.1510%55553
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Add 37.05%0.02%$31.89 - $37.55 $ 38.1510%266391
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 55.40
BRCM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 91.20 vs. BRCM: 55.40 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.39   Max: 499.61
Current: 55.4

16.39
499.61
P/B 2.60
BRCM's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. BRCM: 2.60 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 8.56
Current: 2.6

1.79
8.56
P/S 2.70
BRCM's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. BRCM: 2.70 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 9.62
Current: 2.7

1.66
9.62
PFCF 13.30
BRCM's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3398.00 vs. BRCM: 13.30 )
BRCM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.28   Max: 476.12
Current: 13.3

8.28
476.12
EV-to-EBIT 30.11
BRCM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 49.68 vs. BRCM: 30.11 )
BRCM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13   Max: 837.1
Current: 30.11

13
837.1
PEG 1.60
BRCM's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRCM: 1.60 )
BRCM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 154.68
Current: 1.6

0
154.68
Shiller P/E 34.90
BRCM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRCM: 34.90 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.85   Max: 73.79
Current: 34.9

24.85
73.79
Current Ratio 2.94
BRCM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 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 2.56
BRCM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. BRCM: 2.56 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 5.5
Current: 2.56

1.21
5.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.10
BRCM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. BRCM: 1.10 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.1

0.22
1.66
Dividend growth (3y) 11.20
BRCM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 179 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
62% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 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
70% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 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 30.30
BRCM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRCM: 30.30 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.18   Max: 422.44
Current: 30.3

5.18
422.44
Price/Tangible Book 5.70
BRCM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. BRCM: 5.70 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 92.64
Current: 5.7

3.67
92.64
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
BRCM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRCM: 1.00 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 9.19
Current: 1

0.66
9.19
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
BRCM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. BRCM: 0.80 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 30.72
Current: 0.8

0.53
30.72
Price/Graham Number 3.00
BRCM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. BRCM: 3.00 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 51.59
Current: 3

1.68
51.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.30
BRCM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
58% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. BRCM: 3.30 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 7.7
Current: 3.3

0.1
7.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.11
BRCM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BRCM: 5.11 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 8.5
Current: 5.11

0.1
8.5

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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Traded in other countries:BDMA.Germany
Broadcom Corporation was incorporated in California in August 1991. The Company is a technology 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 three reportable segments: Broadband Communications, Mobile & Wireless and Enterprise Networking. Broadband Communications offer manufacturers a range of broadband communications and consumer electronics SoC solutions that enable voice, video, data and multimedia services over wired and wireless networks for the home. These highly integrated silicon solutions continue to enable the advanced system solutions, which include broadband modems and residential gateways, digital cable, satellite and IP set-top boxes and media servers, high definition digital television and Blu-ray Disc players and recorders. Broadcom's mobile and wireless reportable segment offers products supporting a range of solutions for the "hand", leading-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 broad range of portable devices 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 international 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 C
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