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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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Cash to Debt 3.07
ELON's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. ELON: 3.07 )
ELON' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.45   Max: No Debt
Current: 3.07

Equity to Asset 0.57
ELON's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. ELON: 0.57 )
ELON' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.57

0.45
0.96
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -2.67
M-Score: -4.21
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -25.86
ELON's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. ELON: -25.86 )
ELON' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -52.22   Max: 11.75
Current: -25.86

-52.22
11.75
Net-margin (%) -27.20
ELON's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. ELON: -27.20 )
ELON' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -42.67   Max: 13.64
Current: -27.2

-42.67
13.64
ROE (%) -42.53
ELON's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. ELON: -42.53 )
ELON' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -29.84   Max: 9.06
Current: -42.53

-29.84
9.06
ROA (%) -26.23
ELON's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. ELON: -26.23 )
ELON' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -20.2   Max: 8.52
Current: -26.23

-20.2
8.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -121.36
ELON's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.44 vs. ELON: -121.36 )
ELON' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -144.72   Max: 30.37
Current: -121.36

-144.72
30.37
Revenue Growth (%) -9.30
ELON's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. ELON: -9.30 )
ELON' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.6   Max: 35.6
Current: -9.3

-20.6
35.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -20.20
ELON's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ELON: -20.20 )
ELON' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -41.2   Max: 61.3
Current: -20.2

-41.2
61.3
EPS Growth (%) -18.60
ELON's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. ELON: -18.60 )
ELON' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 28.3
Current: -18.6

0
28.3
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Q4 2013

ELON Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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ELON Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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ELON Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 2,186,186 sh (+6.58%)
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ELON Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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Ratios

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P/B 1.70
ELON's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. ELON: 1.70 )
ELON' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 7.91
Current: 1.7

1.08
7.91
P/S 1.00
ELON's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. ELON: 1.00 )
ELON' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 11.81
Current: 1

0.6
11.81
EV-to-EBIT -1.79
ELON's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 50.69 vs. ELON: -1.79 )
ELON' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -805.5   Max: 1278.3
Current: -1.79

-805.5
1278.3
Current Ratio 3.28
ELON's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. ELON: 3.28 )
ELON' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 26.93
Current: 3.28

1.91
26.93
Quick Ratio 3.08
ELON's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. ELON: 3.08 )
ELON' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 25.87
Current: 3.08

1.39
25.87

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 4.94
ELON's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
95% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ELON: 4.94 )
ELON' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 137.95
Current: 4.94

1.96
137.95
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.89
ELON's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ELON: 3.89 )
ELON' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 88.51
Current: 3.89

1.77
88.51
Price/Tangible Book 2.08
ELON's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. ELON: 2.08 )
ELON' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 65.5
Current: 2.08

1.41
65.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.27
ELON's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. ELON: 0.27 )
ELON' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 16.29
Current: 0.27

0.25
16.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -55.90
ELON's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
63% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. ELON: -55.90 )
ELON' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 5.8
Current: -55.9

0.1
5.8

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:EN6.Germany
Echelon Corp was incorporated in California in February 1988 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1989. The Company develops, markets and supports an open standard, multi-application energy control networking platform and delivers elements necessary to design, install, monitor and control reliable, scalable and secure communities of devices.The Company has more than 110 million Echelon-powered devices installed, Echelon helps its customers migrate existing legacy devices, and bring new devices and applications into a growing Industrial Internet. The Company's automation product portfolio includes: Smart Transceivers - Free-topology twisted pair smart transceivers that can be embedded into building automation devices such as sensors, thermostats, motion detectors, air handlers, and chillers; Smart Server Controller - A system manager and field controller that provides functionality for high-performance building networks and smart-energy applications and can serve as a standalone controller for smaller networks; LNS and OpenLNS Operating System - These development and integration tools allow building owners to change service providers as needed and leverage competitive bidding because all the necessary information about the network is maintained in the building owner's LNS database; and Third Party Software - Third party energy management or grid analytics software and apps are available for the Smart Server in hosted or server-based configurations. The Company's lighting product portfolio includes: Smart Transceivers- Street light manufacturers can embed its power-line smart transceivers into their streetlight ballasts, drivers, and generators; or can use its transceivers to develop Outdoor Lighting Controllers that serve as - an add-on system-level product that is co-located with existing dimmable ballasts and drivers within the luminaire. It enable command, control, and monitoring of each light; Outdoor Lighting Controller- Echelon also provides its own brand of outdoor lighting controllers. Echelon Outdoor Lighting Controllers support RF and PLC-based communications; SmartServer Segment Controller. Its SmartServer Segment Controller is a controller and gateway for connecting streetlight segments to a city's service center. PL/RF Bridge - Its PL/RF Bridge can be used to connect segments (groups) of streetlights to a SmartServer; Third-party software- Third-party system software integrates with a city's enterprise applications and manages the street lighting network using the SmartServer for control and communication. The trademarks of the company includes Echelon, LonBuilder, LonTalk, LONWORKS, Neuron, LON, LonPoint, LonMaker, IzoT, LNS, LonManager, Digital Home, and NodeBuilder.
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Echelon Corp. (ELON) Executive Chairman M Kenneth Oshman sells 1,073 Shares Mar 03 2011 
Echelon Corp. (ELON) Executive Chairman M Kenneth Oshman sells 2,062 Shares Mar 02 2011 
Echelon Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 04 2009 
Echelon Corp. (ELON) Executive VP and CFO Oliver R Stanfield sells 9,333 Shares Sep 17 2009 
Echelon Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 04 2009 
Echelon Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results Jul 30 2009 
Echelon Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 08 2009 
Echelon Reports 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results Feb 05 2009 
Echelon Corporation to Announce Results for the 2008 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year on February 5, 2 Jan 23 2009 

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