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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.85
BRCM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 1221 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. BRCM: 1.85 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.27   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.85

Equity to Asset 0.75
BRCM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. BRCM: 0.75 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.75

0.59
0.96
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.08
M-Score: -2.59
WACC vs ROIC
7.32%
9.83%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.79
BRCM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. BRCM: 8.79 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -290.17   Max: 23.96
Current: 8.79

-290.17
23.96
Net-margin (%) 8.19
BRCM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. BRCM: 8.19 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -285.09   Max: 15.87
Current: 8.19

-285.09
15.87
ROE (%) 7.92
BRCM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. BRCM: 7.92 )
BRCM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -92.19   Max: 22.27
Current: 7.92

-92.19
22.27
ROA (%) 5.74
BRCM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1221 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. BRCM: 5.74 )
BRCM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -76.5   Max: 16.65
Current: 5.74

-76.5
16.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 116.86
BRCM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. BRCM: 116.86 )
BRCM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1458.3   Max: 288.44
Current: 116.86

-1458.3
288.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.20
BRCM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. BRCM: 2.20 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 140.1
Current: 2.2

2.2
140.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.80
BRCM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. BRCM: -3.80 )
BRCM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.1   Max: 336.2
Current: -3.8

-21.1
336.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -13.20
BRCM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. BRCM: -13.20 )
BRCM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.2   Max: 310.8
Current: -13.2

-41.2
310.8
» BRCM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

BRCM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 3,285,057 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 100,060 sh (+5.66%)
David Tepper 1,693,336 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,138,100 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 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

John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (New)
George Soros 100,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 1,029,800 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 147,464 sh (+426.13%)
John Rogers 458,417 sh (+2.47%)
Pioneer Investments 1,201,056 sh (unchged)
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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Q4 2014

BRCM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

David Dreman 6,050 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,679 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 2,585,100 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 250,000 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,702,716 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,813,600 sh (+90.32%)
Ray Dalio 268,064 sh (+81.78%)
Jim Simons 1,764,457 sh (+66.98%)
RS Investment Management 1,681,900 sh (+63.32%)
Pioneer Investments 1,682,531 sh (+40.09%)
John Rogers 598,273 sh (+30.51%)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (unchged)
David Tepper Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Murray Stahl 19,588 sh (-4.89%)
Richard Snow 226,688 sh (-14.50%)
Alan Fournier 480,000 sh (-19.53%)
Louis Moore Bacon 65,000 sh (-56.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,414 sh (-89.92%)
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Q1 2015

BRCM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Hussman 225,000 sh (+125.00%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 39.80
BRCM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 56.70 vs. BRCM: 39.80 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.39   Max: 499.61
Current: 39.8

16.39
499.61
Forward P/E 13.51
BRCM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 13.51 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 39.00
BRCM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 56.70 vs. BRCM: 39.00 )
BRCM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 16.35   Max: 509.6
Current: 39

16.35
509.6
P/B 3.00
BRCM's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. BRCM: 3.00 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 7.78
Current: 3

1.79
7.78
P/S 3.21
BRCM's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. BRCM: 3.21 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 9.62
Current: 3.21

1.66
9.62
PFCF 28.10
BRCM's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 28.10 )
BRCM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.47   Max: 91.74
Current: 28.1

8.47
91.74
POCF 20.80
BRCM's POCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 26.00 vs. BRCM: 20.80 )
BRCM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.56   Max: 70.4
Current: 20.8

7.56
70.4
EV-to-EBIT 33.81
BRCM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 43.25 vs. BRCM: 33.81 )
BRCM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -125.4   Max: 837.1
Current: 33.81

-125.4
837.1
PEG 1.62
BRCM's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 1.62 )
BRCM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 4.65   Max: 145.9
Current: 1.62

4.65
145.9
Shiller P/E 33.60
BRCM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 33.60 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.85   Max: 73.79
Current: 33.6

24.85
73.79
Current Ratio 3.78
BRCM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1222 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. BRCM: 3.78 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 5.9
Current: 3.78

1.35
5.9
Quick Ratio 3.26
BRCM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1222 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. BRCM: 3.26 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 5.5
Current: 3.26

1.21
5.5
Days Inventory 52.57
BRCM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
82% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 92.08 vs. BRCM: 52.57 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 20.62   Max: 60.15
Current: 52.57

20.62
60.15
Days Sales Outstanding 35.25
BRCM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 67.19 vs. BRCM: 35.25 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.78   Max: 88.88
Current: 35.25

24.78
88.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.11
BRCM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 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 0.44
BRCM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 0.44 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.44

0.13
0.75
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
BRCM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. BRCM: 10.10 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.2
Current: 10.1

0
11.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.10
BRCM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 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 -2.20
BRCM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. BRCM: -2.20 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.5   Max: -23.1
Current: -2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 32.90
BRCM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 32.90 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.22   Max: 133.82
Current: 32.9

4.22
133.82
Price/Tangible Book 5.60
BRCM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BRCM: 5.60 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 62.19
Current: 5.6

3.67
62.19
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
BRCM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 1.30 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 9.19
Current: 1.3

0.66
9.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
BRCM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BRCM: 1.00 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 33.04
Current: 1

0.57
33.04
Price/Graham Number 3.10
BRCM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. BRCM: 3.10 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 43.53
Current: 3.1

1.68
43.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.00
BRCM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1198 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. BRCM: 3.00 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 7.7
Current: 3

0.1
7.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.19
BRCM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. BRCM: 2.19 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 18
Current: 2.19

-4.9
18

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 16, 1991. The Company is provider of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. It provides a portfolio of SoCs that seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. Its business segments include Broadband and Connectivity; and Infrastructure and Networking. The solutions in Broadband and Connectivity segment include set-top box solutions, broadband modem solutions, connectivity solutions, and a range of other technologies. Customer products incorporating its solutions in Broadband and Connectivity segment include set-top boxes, or STBs, central office broadband access equipment, residential gateways, stand-alone broadband access modems, and a range of consumer devices, including smartphones and tablets, wearable devices, PCs, laptops, access points, and others. It offers complete platform solutions for cable, satellite, Internet Protocol, over-the-top and terrestrial STBs. Its solutions in Infrastructure and Networking segment include Ethernet switches and PHYs, which includes switches and fabrics; copper and optical transceivers; backplane and optical front-end physical layer devices; processors (including multicore processors); and other Infrastructure and Networking technologies (including knowledge-based processors, VoIP solutions, microwave backhaul solutions and radio head digital front ends). It also offers a family of Ethernet controllers. Customer products incorporating its solutions in Infrastructure and Networking segment include service provider metro equipment; edge and core routers, wireless infrastructure and wireless access points; switches and routers; servers and workstations; network interface cards; LAN on motherboard applications; optical networks and dense wave division multiplexing applications; security appliances; storage controllers; microwave links for wireless backhaul; cellular remote radio heads; automobile Ethernet networks; point-of-sale equipment; and other embedded SoC subsystems. Its customers shipping wired and/or wireless communications equipment and devices incorporating its products include Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, Arris, Cisco, Huawei Technologies, Humax, Pace, Samsung, Technicolor, ZTE. Its trademark includes Broadcom and BroadR-Reach. The Company's competitors include Intel Corporation, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Mediatek Inc., Qualcomm Incorporation, and STMicroelectronics NV with respect to Broadband and Connectivity segment; and Cavium, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor,Ltd., Intel Corporation, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., and Mellanox with respect to Infrastructure and Networking segment. The Company's production is subject to environmental rules and regulations.
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