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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
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history
Cash to Debt 3.01
CREE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CREE: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CREE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 3.01
Equity to Asset 0.84
CREE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. CREE: 0.84 )
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: 0.84
0.73
0.97
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.55
M-Score: -3.13
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) -5.65
CREE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. CREE: -5.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CREE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.44  Med: 6.18 Max: 23.37
Current: -5.65
-4.44
23.37
Net-margin (%) -5.87
CREE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. CREE: -5.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CREE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.92  Med: 7.16 Max: 18.13
Current: -5.87
-3.92
18.13
ROE (%) -3.84
CREE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. CREE: -3.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CREE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.35  Med: 3.76 Max: 9.95
Current: -3.84
-2.35
9.95
ROA (%) -3.25
CREE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. CREE: -3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CREE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.03  Med: 3.44 Max: 9.14
Current: -3.25
-2.03
9.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -9.23
CREE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9.47 vs. CREE: -9.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CREE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.69  Med: 9.36 Max: 39.89
Current: -9.23
-7.69
39.89
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
CREE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. CREE: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CREE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 17.00 Max: 41.8
Current: 12.6
4
41.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -17.70
CREE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CREE: -17.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CREE' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.9  Med: 11.85 Max: 66.3
Current: -17.7
-22.9
66.3
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

CREE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 98,300 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 298,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,406 sh (+78.58%)
PRIMECAP Management 10,065,591 sh (+12.52%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
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Q1 2015

CREE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ray Dalio 239,237 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 10,136,291 sh (+0.70%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q2 2015

CREE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ray Dalio Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 10,100,141 sh (-0.36%)
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Q3 2015

CREE Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 38,763 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 188,700 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 9,372,741 sh (-7.20%)
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 22.37
CREE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
77% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. CREE: 22.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.23
CREE's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. CREE: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CREE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.01 Max: 4.58
Current: 1.23
0.95
4.58
P/S 1.85
CREE's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CREE: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CREE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.48  Med: 4.37 Max: 10.96
Current: 1.85
1.48
10.96
PFCF 35.65
CREE's PFCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. CREE: 35.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CREE' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.04  Med: 53.58 Max: 2057
Current: 35.65
15.04
2057
POCF 11.07
CREE's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 11.66 vs. CREE: 11.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CREE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.8  Med: 16.11 Max: 40.86
Current: 11.07
8.8
40.86
EV-to-EBIT -26.79
CREE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 13.09 vs. CREE: -26.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CREE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3092.7  Med: 36.60 Max: 9636.1
Current: -26.79
-3092.7
9636.1
EV-to-EBITDA 34.23
CREE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
85% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. CREE: 34.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CREE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 14.80 Max: 35.1
Current: 34.23
6.8
35.1
Shiller P/E 43.41
CREE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 33.96 vs. CREE: 43.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CREE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.92  Med: 55.12 Max: 157.92
Current: 43.41
25.92
157.92
Current Ratio 4.99
CREE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. CREE: 4.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CREE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: 7.19 Max: 16.77
Current: 4.99
3.98
16.77
Quick Ratio 3.80
CREE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. CREE: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CREE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.63  Med: 6.32 Max: 15.47
Current: 3.8
3.63
15.47
Days Inventory 91.42
CREE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
58% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 81.93 vs. CREE: 91.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CREE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.34  Med: 82.97 Max: 95.48
Current: 91.42
49.34
95.48
Days Sales Outstanding 40.42
CREE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 64.47 vs. CREE: 40.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CREE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.62  Med: 50.29 Max: 81.67
Current: 40.42
41.62
81.67
Days Payable 43.07
CREE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
59% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 51.71 vs. CREE: 43.07 )
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: 71.77
Current: 43.07
38.12
71.77

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 18.52
CREE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
52% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 8.43 vs. CREE: 18.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
CREE' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.09  Med: 11.39 Max: 101.64
Current: 18.52
4.09
101.64
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.08
CREE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. CREE: 4.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CREE' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.82  Med: 6.29 Max: 52.06
Current: 4.08
2.82
52.06
Price/Tangible Book 2.06
CREE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CREE: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CREE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.69  Med: 2.93 Max: 18.09
Current: 2.06
1.69
18.09
Price/Projected FCF 1.03
CREE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. CREE: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CREE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 2.02 Max: 56.57
Current: 1.03
0.9
56.57
Price/Median PS Value 0.42
CREE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. CREE: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CREE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.22 Max: 8.88
Current: 0.42
0.37
8.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -3.70
CREE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CREE: -3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CREE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 2.30 Max: 9.3
Current: -3.7
0.2
9.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -12.77
CREE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. CREE: -12.77 )
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: -14.5  Med: 1.90 Max: 20.4
Current: -12.77
-14.5
20.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1653
EPS $ -0.91
Beta0.90
Short Percentage of Float23.59%
52-Week Range $22.10 - 39.81
Shares Outstanding(Mil)100.93

Analyst Estimate

Jun16 Jun17 Jun18
Revenue(Mil) 1,713 1,884 2,012
EPS($) 1.01 1.29 1.24
EPS without NRI($) 1.01 1.29 1.24

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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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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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