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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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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 3.48
CREE's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. CREE: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CREE' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 3.48
Equity-to-Asset 0.85
CREE's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
86% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. CREE: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CREE' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.92 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.85
0.73
0.97
Interest Coverage N/A
CREE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
78% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 51.58 vs. CREE: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CREE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: N/A
N/A
No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 4.96
Beneish M-Score: -2.96
WACC vs ROIC
5.67%
-0.97%
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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Operating Margin % -0.76
CREE's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
70% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. CREE: -0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CREE' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.51  Med: 4.81 Max: 22.8
Current: -0.76
-4.51
22.8
Net Margin % -0.26
CREE's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
66% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. CREE: -0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CREE' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.96  Med: 6.53 Max: 17.56
Current: -0.26
-3.96
17.56
ROE % -0.16
CREE's ROE % is ranked lower than
66% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. CREE: -0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CREE' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.37  Med: 3.17 Max: 9.36
Current: -0.16
-2.37
9.36
ROA % -0.13
CREE's ROA % is ranked lower than
65% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. CREE: -0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CREE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.06  Med: 2.88 Max: 8.45
Current: -0.13
-2.06
8.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -1.08
CREE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.93 vs. CREE: -1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CREE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.8  Med: 6.01 Max: 39.89
Current: -1.08
-7.8
39.89
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 10.60
CREE's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CREE: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CREE' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 17 Max: 42.1
Current: 10.6
4
42.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -11.60
CREE's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CREE: -11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CREE' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.9  Med: 3.4 Max: 67.9
Current: -11.6
-22.9
67.9
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

CREE Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 45,147 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 273,700 sh (+2.05%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,357,041 sh (+0.25%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,102 sh (-73.42%)
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Q2 2016

CREE Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 22,800 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 443,200 sh (+61.93%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 9,125,941 sh (-2.47%)
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Q3 2016

CREE Guru Trades in Q3 2016

First Eagle Investment 108,700 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 461,914 sh (+4.22%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,883,441 sh (-2.66%)
Jim Simons 19,900 sh (-12.72%)
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Q4 2016

CREE Guru Trades in Q4 2016

George Soros 9,200 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 692,701 sh (+49.96%)
First Eagle Investment 108,700 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 8,853,241 sh (-0.34%)
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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors    NAICS: 334412    SIC: 3674
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Cree Inc manufactures lighting-class light emitting diode (LED) products, lighting products and bandgap semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications.

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, manufactures, and sells power and RF devices based on bandgap semiconductor materials such as SiC and gallium nitride (GaN). Its geographic areas include North Carolina, Wisconsin and China. Its segments are Lighting Products, LED Products, Power and RF Products. Its Lighting Products segment consists of LED lighting systems and bulbs, LED Products segment includes LED chips, LED components and SiC materials, Power and RF Products segment includes power devices and RF devices. The Company competes with traditional lighting fixture companies, lamp manufacturers and from non-traditional companies focused on LED lighting systems including fixtures and lamps, such as Acuity Brands, Inc., the Cooper Lighting division of Eaton Corporation plc, General Electric Company, Hubbell Incorporated, Philips and OSRAM. The Company owned approximately 1,575 issued U.S. patents and approximately2,725 foreign patents with various expiration dates extending up to 2040.

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Ratios

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Forward PE Ratio 70.42
CREE's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. CREE: 70.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.19
CREE's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. CREE: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CREE' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.83 Max: 4.58
Current: 1.19
0.91
4.58
PS Ratio 1.94
CREE's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. CREE: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CREE' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 3.7 Max: 10.93
Current: 1.94
1.46
10.93
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 24.22
CREE's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
61% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. CREE: 24.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CREE' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.98  Med: 45 Max: 2742.67
Current: 24.22
14.98
2742.67
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 13.82
CREE's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
56% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 11.58 vs. CREE: 13.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CREE' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.84  Med: 15.98 Max: 40.65
Current: 13.82
8.84
40.65
EV-to-EBITDA 17.49
CREE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
65% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 12.89 vs. CREE: 17.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CREE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.7  Med: 15.9 Max: 52.4
Current: 17.49
6.7
52.4
Shiller PE Ratio 46.51
CREE's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 46.87 vs. CREE: 46.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CREE' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.36  Med: 48.75 Max: 149.31
Current: 46.51
25.36
149.31
Current Ratio 6.99
CREE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. CREE: 6.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CREE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: 7.17 Max: 16.77
Current: 6.99
3.98
16.77
Quick Ratio 5.67
CREE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. CREE: 5.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CREE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.63  Med: 6.16 Max: 15.47
Current: 5.67
3.63
15.47
Days Inventory 105.79
CREE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
68% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 78.95 vs. CREE: 105.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CREE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 70.9  Med: 84.83 Max: 105.79
Current: 105.79
70.9
105.79
Days Sales Outstanding 44.52
CREE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 62.06 vs. CREE: 44.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CREE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.91  Med: 49.67 Max: 81.67
Current: 44.52
36.91
81.67
Days Payable 39.72
CREE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 49.50 vs. CREE: 39.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CREE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.12  Med: 48.44 Max: 71.69
Current: 39.72
38.12
71.69

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.50
CREE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. CREE: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CREE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.2  Med: -5 Max: 5.5
Current: 5.5
-12.2
5.5

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 14.96
CREE's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
66% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 10.34 vs. CREE: 14.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
CREE' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.09  Med: 11.39 Max: 101.64
Current: 14.96
4.09
101.64
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 2.51
CREE's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. CREE: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
CREE' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.33  Med: 6.02 Max: 52.06
Current: 2.51
2.33
52.06
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.79
CREE's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. CREE: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CREE' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 2.83 Max: 18.07
Current: 1.79
1.57
18.07
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.96
CREE's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CREE: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CREE' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.98 Max: 56.57
Current: 0.96
0.89
56.57
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.53
CREE's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. CREE: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CREE' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.36 Max: 8.86
Current: 0.53
0.44
8.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.50
CREE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CREE: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CREE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.5  Med: 2.1 Max: 8.5
Current: -0.5
-0.5
8.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -10.64
CREE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
83% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.22 vs. CREE: -10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CREE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.5  Med: 1.9 Max: 20.4
Current: -10.64
-15.5
20.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,424
EPS (TTM) $ -0.04
Beta0.49
Short Percentage of Float12.78%
52-Week Range $20.75 - 32.92
Shares Outstanding (Mil)97.40

Analyst Estimate

Jun17 Jun18 Jun19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,387 1,501 1,728
EPS ($) 0.38 0.71 0.83
EPS without NRI ($) 0.38 0.71 0.83
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Weekly CFO Buys Highlights Nov 01 2016 
Cree CEO Acquires Shares in Company Oct 24 2016 
Weekly CEO Buys Highlights Oct 24 2016 
Weekly Top Insider Buys Highlight for Week of Oct. 21 Oct 24 2016 
Ray Dalio's Top 5 New Buys in Q1 May 18 2015 
Cree's Strong Product Portfolio and Strong Guidance Indicate Better Times Ahead Feb 24 2015 
Cree: A Smart Way to Benefit From the Growth of LED Lighting Dec 15 2014 
This Company Is Set For Growth Considering the Growth Of LED Lights Market Dec 06 2014 
Growth in LED Lighting Can Take This Stock Higher Nov 22 2014 
Is Cree Setting Itself For Higher Growth? Sep 28 2014 

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