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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
CREE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. CREE: No Debt )
CREE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.28   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.90
CREE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. CREE: 0.90 )
CREE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.9

0.73
0.97
Interest Coverage No Debt
CREE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
86% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 464.62 vs. CREE: No Debt )
CREE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 12.97
M-Score: -2.51
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 (%) 6.96
CREE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. CREE: 6.96 )
CREE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -60.65   Max: 36.18
Current: 6.96

-60.65
36.18
Net-margin (%) 6.27
CREE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. CREE: 6.27 )
CREE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -65.44   Max: 28.11
Current: 6.27

-65.44
28.11
ROE (%) 3.10
CREE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. CREE: 3.10 )
CREE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -21.1   Max: 12.78
Current: 3.1

-21.1
12.78
ROA (%) 2.85
CREE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CREE: 2.85 )
CREE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -20.18   Max: 11.72
Current: 2.85

-20.18
11.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.66
CREE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. CREE: 11.66 )
CREE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -37.5   Max: 33.63
Current: 11.66

-37.5
33.63
Revenue Growth (%) 12.40
CREE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CREE: 12.40 )
CREE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 4   Max: 41.8
Current: 12.4

4
41.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -8.30
CREE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. CREE: -8.30 )
CREE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.9   Max: 66.3
Current: -8.3

-22.9
66.3
EPS Growth (%) -20.10
CREE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -4.00 vs. CREE: -20.10 )
CREE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 171.4
Current: -20.1

0
171.4
» CREE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CREE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

John Hussman 150,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 25,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 14,787 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 720,000 sh (unchged)
Meridian Funds 107,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 8,584,691 sh (-5.82%)
Jim Simons 447,942 sh (-31.32%)
Chuck Royce 263,100 sh (-56.12%)
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Q2 2013

CREE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Caxton Associates 10,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 46,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 17,025 sh (+15.13%)
Meridian Funds 107,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 720,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 8,492,691 sh (-1.07%)
» More
Q3 2013

CREE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 49,800 sh (New)
John Burbank 14,934 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 58,879 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 13,810 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 113,700 sh (+146.1%)
Steven Cohen 31,322 sh (+83.98%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 8,329,691 sh (-1.92%)
Columbia Wanger 469,000 sh (-34.86%)
» More
Q4 2013

CREE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Pioneer Investments 102,037 sh (New)
John Burbank 363,318 sh (+2332.82%)
Columbia Wanger 469,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 8,247,491 sh (-0.99%)
Jeremy Grantham 42,110 sh (-15.44%)
Ray Dalio 21,900 sh (-62.81%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CREE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Add 2332.82%0.74%$54.01 - $74.32 $ 55.51-10%363318
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$54.01 - $74.32 $ 55.51-10%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Reduce -62.81%0.02%$54.01 - $74.32 $ 55.51-10%21900
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$53.9 - $75.76 $ 55.51-13%58879
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$53.9 - $75.76 $ 55.51-13%14934
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$53.9 - $75.76 $ 55.51-13%13810
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.3%$49.2 - $65.7 $ 55.51-5%0
John Hussman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.3%$31.44 - $55.28 $ 55.5126%150000
Meridian Funds 2012-12-31 New Buy0.14%$24.83 - $34.69 $ 55.5181%107000
George Soros 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$24.83 - $34.69 $ 55.5181%0
George Soros 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$21.69 - $32.21 $ 55.51114%50000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 57.40
CREE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 24.80 vs. CREE: 57.40 )
CREE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.9   Max: 108.47
Current: 57.4

17.9
108.47
P/B 2.20
CREE's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. CREE: 2.20 )
CREE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 4.58
Current: 2.2

0.99
4.58
P/S 4.40
CREE's P/S is ranked lower than
82% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. CREE: 4.40 )
CREE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 10.96
Current: 4.4

2.13
10.96
PFCF 54.90
CREE's PFCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. CREE: 54.90 )
CREE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 15.04   Max: 2057
Current: 54.9

15.04
2057
EV-to-EBIT 45.50
CREE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
70% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. CREE: 45.50 )
CREE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 9636.1
Current: 45.5

10.8
9636.1
PEG 24.10
CREE's PEG is ranked lower than
75% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. CREE: 24.10 )
CREE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 43.19
Current: 24.1

1.18
43.19
Shiller P/E 64.20
CREE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 29.58 vs. CREE: 64.20 )
CREE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.21   Max: 833.33
Current: 64.2

16.21
833.33

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 8.10
CREE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
53% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. CREE: 8.10 )
CREE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.09   Max: 99.27
Current: 8.1

4.09
99.27
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.10
CREE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. CREE: 6.10 )
CREE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 108.81
Current: 6.1

3.4
108.81
Price/Tangible Book 3.40
CREE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
63% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CREE: 3.40 )
CREE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 17.79
Current: 3.4

1.13
17.79
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
CREE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
56% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CREE: 1.80 )
CREE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 56.57
Current: 1.8

0.91
56.57
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
CREE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CREE: 0.90 )
CREE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 7.84
Current: 0.9

0.35
7.84
Price/Graham Number 2.90
CREE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
69% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CREE: 2.90 )
CREE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 34.38
Current: 2.9

1.24
34.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.20
CREE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
64% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CREE: 2.20 )
CREE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 9.3
Current: 2.2

0.2
9.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.03
CREE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CREE: 3.03 )
CREE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16.2   Max: 23.5
Current: 3.03

-16.2
23.5

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:INTC, TSM, BRCM, ARMH, ADI » details
Traded in other countries:CR6.Germany
Cree, Inc. is a North Carolina Corporation established in 1987. The Company manufactures lighting-class light emitting diode (LED) products, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications. Its products are used in applications such as indoor and outdoor lighting, video displays, transportation, electronic signs and signals, power supplies, solar inverters and wireless systems. It develops and manufactures semiconductor materials and devices mainly based on silicon carbide (SiC), gallium nitride (GaN) and related compounds. The physical and electronic properties of SiC and GaN offer technical advantages over traditional silicon, gallium arsenide (GaAs) and other materials used for electronic and opto-electronic applications. The Company has three reportable segments: LED Products, Lighting Products, Power and RF Products. Its LED products consist of LED components, LED chips, and SiC wafers. Its lighting products consist of both LED and traditional lighting systems. It designs, manufactures and sells lighting systems for indoor and outdoor applications, with its main focus on LED lighting systems for the commercial and industrial markets. It also uses its LED systems expertise to accelerate LED lighting adoption and expand the market for its LED components. In addition, it develops, manufactures and sells power and RF devices. Its power products are made from SiC and provide faster switching speeds than comparable silicon-based power devices for a given power level. Its RF devices are made from GaN and produce higher power densities as compared to silicon or gallium arsenide. The majority of its products are manufactured at its production facilities located in North Carolina, Wisconsin, and China. It also uses contract manufacturers for certain aspects of product fabrication, assembly and packaging. It operates research and development facilities in North Carolina, California, Wisconsin, and China. Its LED Products segment's main competitors are Nichia Corporation (Nichia), OSRAM Semiconductor GmbH (OSRAM), Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Philips), and Samsung LED Company (Samsung). The Company's Lighting Products segment currently faces competition from traditional lighting fixture companies, lamp manufacturers and from non-traditional companies focused on LED lighting systems including fixtures and lamps. Lighting companies are Acuity Brands, Inc., Cooper Industries plc, General Electric Company, Hubbell Incorporated, Philips, and OSRAM. Its SiC-based power devices compete with similar devices offered by Infineon Technologies AG, STMicroelectronics, Inc. and Rohm Co., Ltd. The Company is subject to a variety of federal, state and local provisions regulating the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to the protection of the environment.

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