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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 1.75
BRCM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 1014 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. BRCM: 1.75 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.4   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.75

Equity to Asset 0.73
BRCM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. BRCM: 0.73 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.73

0.7
0.96
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.96
M-Score: -2.94
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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Operating margin (%) 5.68
BRCM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 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 985 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 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
69% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 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 994 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 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 994 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 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
78% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 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
63% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 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
50% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. BRCM: -28.40 )
BRCM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -41.2   Max: 310.8
Current: -28.4

-41.2
310.8
» BRCM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BRCM Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 1,822,280 sh (+6594.14%)
Jim Simons 2,256,157 sh (+61.03%)
RS Investment Management 70,880 sh (+55.51%)
Alan Fournier 750,000 sh (+37.61%)
David Tepper 3,620,025 sh (+5.85%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 456,946 sh (-49.9%)
Ray Dalio 194,375 sh (-52.1%)
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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

Murray Stahl 12,366 sh (New)
John Rogers 115,203 sh (New)
David Dreman 89,104 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
George Soros 523,505 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%)
Pioneer Investments 94,700 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BRCM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 323.41%0.11%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 30.0310%608828
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -44.33%0.09%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 30.0310%49606
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -52.24%0.08%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 30.0310%250000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -24.26%0.07%$26.075 - $29.29 $ 30.0310%254869
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 505.7%0.23%$24.865 - $34.845 $ 30.037%336484
David Dreman 2013-09-30 New Buy0.21%$24.865 - $34.845 $ 30.037%89104
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.15%$24.865 - $34.845 $ 30.037%523505
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -46.02%0.04%$24.865 - $34.845 $ 30.037%143791
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.08%$31.89 - $37.55 $ 30.03-14%55553
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Add 37.05%0.02%$31.89 - $37.55 $ 30.03-14%266391
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Reduce -52.1%0.07%$32.44 - $35.2 $ 30.03-12%194375
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 40.50
BRCM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. BRCM: 40.50 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.39   Max: 499.61
Current: 40.5

16.39
499.61
P/B 2.10
BRCM's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. BRCM: 2.10 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 8.56
Current: 2.1

1.79
8.56
P/S 2.10
BRCM's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. BRCM: 2.10 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 9.62
Current: 2.1

1.66
9.62
PFCF 11.20
BRCM's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. BRCM: 11.20 )
BRCM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.47   Max: 476.12
Current: 11.2

8.47
476.12
EV-to-EBIT 34.50
BRCM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.57 vs. BRCM: 34.50 )
BRCM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13   Max: 837.1
Current: 34.5

13
837.1
PEG 1.20
BRCM's PEG is ranked higher than
72% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. BRCM: 1.20 )
BRCM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 154.68
Current: 1.2

0
154.68
Shiller P/E 28.40
BRCM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 28.02 vs. BRCM: 28.40 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.85   Max: 73.79
Current: 28.4

24.85
73.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.50
BRCM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. BRCM: 1.50 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.5

0.22
1.66
Dividend Payout 0.61
BRCM's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
62% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. BRCM: 0.61 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.61

0.16
0.6
Dividend growth (3y) 11.20
BRCM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 12.60 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) 1.50
BRCM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
53% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. BRCM: 1.50 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.5

0.22
1.66
Share Buyback Rate -2.30
BRCM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 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 103.60
BRCM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. BRCM: 103.60 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.27   Max: 124.37
Current: 103.6

5.27
124.37
Price/Tangible Book 5.10
BRCM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BRCM: 5.10 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 62.19
Current: 5.1

3.67
62.19
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
BRCM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BRCM: 0.80 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 8.72
Current: 0.8

0.76
8.72
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
BRCM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BRCM: 0.60 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 19.44
Current: 0.6

0.54
19.44
Price/Graham Number 3.00
BRCM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. BRCM: 3.00 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 34.92
Current: 3

1.68
34.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.90
BRCM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
60% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. BRCM: 2.90 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 7.7
Current: 2.9

0.1
7.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.42
BRCM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BRCM: 6.42 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 8.5
Current: 6.42

0.1
8.5

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:INTC, TSM, ARMH, ADI, AUO » details
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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