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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.

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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
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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.

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» BRCM's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

BRCM Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Eric Mindich 2,276,500 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 2,556,700 sh (New)
John Paulson 4,196,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 300,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 69,105 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 736,643 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 215,000 sh (+115.00%)
George Soros 495,300 sh (+100.80%)
Pioneer Investments 3,411,093 sh (+42.01%)
John Hussman 300,000 sh (+33.33%)
Caxton Associates 292,500 sh (+18.18%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,679,900 sh (+6.55%)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Richard Snow Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
John Rogers Sold Out
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Murray Stahl 17,216 sh (-10.00%)
Jim Simons 416,792 sh (-78.27%)
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Q3 2015

BRCM Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Andreas Halvorsen 23,568,995 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 4,682,266 sh (+105.68%)
George Soros 895,077 sh (+80.71%)
Mario Gabelli 117,605 sh (+70.18%)
Jim Simons 416,792 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 3,677,400 sh (-0.07%)
John Hussman 275,000 sh (-8.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 672,500 sh (-8.71%)
Caxton Associates 225,000 sh (-23.08%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,576,030 sh (-38.36%)
Pioneer Investments 611,449 sh (-82.07%)
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Q4 2015

BRCM Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 59,129 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 33,747,218 sh (+43.18%)
Eric Mindich 6,445,266 sh (+37.65%)
Jim Simons 561,357 sh (+34.69%)
Pioneer Investments 643,160 sh (+5.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones 697,646 sh (+3.74%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,677,400 sh (unchged)
George Soros 895,077 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 1,484,312 sh (-5.82%)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (-9.09%)
Mario Gabelli 75,730 sh (-35.61%)
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Q1 2016

BRCM Guru Trades in Q1 2016

John Hussman Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors  
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Traded in other countries:BDMA.Germany, BRCM.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA


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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Dividend Yield % 1.02
BRCM's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
73% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. BRCM: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BRCM' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.02
Current: 1.02
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1.02
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.23
BRCM's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. BRCM: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
BRCM' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.23
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Forward Dividend Yield % 1.02
BRCM's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
76% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. BRCM: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
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5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.02
BRCM's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
73% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BRCM: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BRCM' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.02
Current: 1.02
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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $8,484
EPS (TTM) $ 2.30
Short Percentage of Float0.80%
52-Week Range $40.21 - 58.51
Shares Outstanding (Mil)609.00

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 8,421 8,582 9,009
EPS ($) 2.97 2.94 3.38
EPS without NRI ($) 2.97 2.94 3.38
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
12.38%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.56 0.59 0.56
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