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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.19
ERIC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. ERIC: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 2.53 Max: No Debt
Current: 2.19
Equity to Asset 0.49
ERIC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ERIC: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.49
0.27
0.56
Interest Coverage 12.21
ERIC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 487.69 vs. ERIC: 12.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.82  Med: 7.20 Max: 25.27
Current: 12.21
3.82
25.27
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.69
M-Score: -2.28
WACC vs ROIC
10.43%
13.19%
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 : 6/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 7.36
ERIC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. ERIC: 7.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -14.61  Med: 8.13 Max: 21.93
Current: 7.36
-14.61
21.93
Net-margin (%) 4.79
ERIC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. ERIC: 4.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.04  Med: 5.47 Max: 16.02
Current: 4.79
-13.04
16.02
ROE (%) 8.23
ERIC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. ERIC: 8.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -26.77  Med: 8.67 Max: 27.08
Current: 8.23
-26.77
27.08
ROA (%) 4.18
ERIC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. ERIC: 4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.47  Med: 4.41 Max: 12.36
Current: 4.18
-8.47
12.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 39.45
ERIC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. ERIC: 39.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -32.4  Med: 43.66 Max: 407.64
Current: 39.45
-32.4
407.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.50
ERIC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. ERIC: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.2  Med: 3.10 Max: 20
Current: -0.5
-40.2
20
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.80
ERIC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. ERIC: -3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -76.6  Med: 0.80 Max: 219.6
Current: -3.8
-76.6
219.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.30
ERIC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. ERIC: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.3  Med: 2.40 Max: 32.7
Current: -2.3
-48.3
32.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

ERIC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 3,111 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 11,589 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 32,117,814 sh (+52.86%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 470,842 sh (+21.27%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 16,782,838 sh (+19.65%)
Charles Brandes 8,052,282 sh (+3.60%)
Dodge & Cox 2,098,184 sh (+2.72%)
John Buckingham 498,117 sh (+1.11%)
Mario Gabelli 87,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,202,100 sh (-1.28%)
Ken Fisher 403,609 sh (-5.84%)
NWQ Managers 558,600 sh (-23.88%)
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Q4 2014

ERIC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

PRIMECAP Management 49,407,726 sh (+53.83%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 25,212,987 sh (+50.23%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 492,028 sh (+4.50%)
John Buckingham 505,076 sh (+1.40%)
Dodge & Cox 2,122,034 sh (+1.14%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,592 sh (+0.03%)
David Dreman Sold Out
Ken Fisher 401,456 sh (-0.53%)
Charles Brandes 7,492,945 sh (-6.95%)
NWQ Managers 518,600 sh (-7.16%)
Jim Simons 794,400 sh (-33.92%)
Mario Gabelli 40,000 sh (-54.02%)
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Q1 2015

ERIC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

PRIMECAP Management 58,688,128 sh (+18.78%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 25,307,341 sh (+0.37%)
John Buckingham 506,334 sh (+0.25%)
Mario Gabelli 40,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 401,396 sh (-0.01%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 488,795 sh (-0.66%)
Dodge & Cox 2,107,934 sh (-0.66%)
NWQ Managers 499,040 sh (-3.77%)
Jim Simons 752,269 sh (-5.30%)
Charles Brandes 2,311,416 sh (-69.15%)
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Q2 2015

ERIC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 522,968 sh (+6.99%)
Ken Fisher 410,893 sh (+2.37%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 32.28
ERIC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. ERIC: 32.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.13  Med: 18.09 Max: 86.65
Current: 32.28
9.13
86.65
Forward P/E 13.40
ERIC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. ERIC: 13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 32.30
ERIC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
61% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. ERIC: 32.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.13  Med: 18.05 Max: 85.45
Current: 32.3
9.13
85.45
P/B 2.12
ERIC's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. ERIC: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ERIC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.72 Max: 5.25
Current: 2.12
0.03
5.25
P/S 1.27
ERIC's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. ERIC: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ERIC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.19 Max: 3.04
Current: 1.27
0.72
3.04
PFCF 105.03
ERIC's PFCF is ranked lower than
89% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.67 vs. ERIC: 105.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ERIC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.26  Med: 18.91 Max: 661.11
Current: 105.03
6.26
661.11
POCF 28.30
ERIC's POCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. ERIC: 28.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ERIC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.85  Med: 14.10 Max: 55.53
Current: 28.3
4.85
55.53
EV-to-EBIT 19.78
ERIC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. ERIC: 19.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ERIC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 11.50 Max: 64
Current: 19.78
3.4
64
PEG 9.50
ERIC's PEG is ranked lower than
83% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. ERIC: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ERIC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 22.59 Max: 118.28
Current: 9.5
0.82
118.28
Shiller P/E 28.81
ERIC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 26.26 vs. ERIC: 28.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.84  Med: 14.81 Max: 186.59
Current: 28.81
10.84
186.59
Current Ratio 2.06
ERIC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. ERIC: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.54  Med: 2.05 Max: 2.9
Current: 2.06
1.54
2.9
Quick Ratio 1.70
ERIC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. ERIC: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.74 Max: 2.54
Current: 1.7
1.14
2.54
Days Inventory 65.98
ERIC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
54% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.23 vs. ERIC: 65.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 56.49  Med: 70.86 Max: 101.03
Current: 65.98
56.49
101.03
Days Sales Outstanding 111.90
ERIC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
76% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.84 vs. ERIC: 111.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 90.29  Med: 102.84 Max: 132.58
Current: 111.9
90.29
132.58

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.64
ERIC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
81% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. ERIC: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.58  Med: 3.29 Max: 5.68
Current: 3.64
1.58
5.68
Dividend Payout 1.04
ERIC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
77% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. ERIC: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 1.24  Med: 4.01 Max: 7.35
Current: 1.04
1.24
7.35
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
ERIC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
62% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. ERIC: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 11.2
Current: 10.1
0
11.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.00
ERIC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
89% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. ERIC: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.6  Med: 5.42 Max: 9.36
Current: 6
2.6
9.36
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
ERIC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. ERIC: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.3  Med: -0.40 Max: -26
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.88
ERIC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. ERIC: 6.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 4.46 Max: 46.21
Current: 6.88
0.09
46.21
Price/Tangible Book 3.58
ERIC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ERIC: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 2.58 Max: 16.73
Current: 3.58
0.02
16.73
Price/Projected FCF 1.13
ERIC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. ERIC: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.25 Max: 13.84
Current: 1.13
0.41
13.84
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
ERIC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. ERIC: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.01 Max: 3.77
Current: 1.3
0.18
3.77
Price/Graham Number 1.99
ERIC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
61% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. ERIC: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.59 Max: 7.15
Current: 1.99
0.02
7.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.04
ERIC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ERIC: 5.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 8.70 Max: 29.1
Current: 5.04
1.6
29.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 0.96
ERIC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. ERIC: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ERIC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -10.5  Med: 1.60 Max: 25
Current: 0.96
-10.5
25

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:0O87.UK, ERIC B.Sweden, ERIC A.Sweden, ERCB.Germany, 0O86.UK, ERIC N.Mexico, ERIBR.Finland, ERICB.Switzerland, ERIC.Argentina, ERIXF.USA, ERIAF.USA, ERCG.Germany, ERCA.Germany,
LM Ericsson Telephone Company was incorporated on August 18, 1918. It is a provider of communications networks, telecom services and support solutions. Its segments include Networks, Global Services, Support Solutions and ST-Ericsson. The Networks segment delivers products and solutions for mobile access, IP and transport networks and core networks. It offers Radio access solutions, Switching and IMS solutions and Operations Support Systems. The Global Services segment delivers managed services, product-related services and consulting and systems integration services. Managed services offer solutions for designing, building, operating and managing the day-to-day operations of the customer's network or solution, maintenance, network sharing solutions as well as shared solutions such as hosting of platforms and applications. Product-related services offers Services to expand, upgrade, restructure networks, network-rollout services, customer support and network optimization services. Consulting and Systems Integration offers technology and operational consulting, integration of multi-vendor equipment, design and integration of new solutions and transforming programs. The Support Solutions segment provides enablers and applications for operators. It offers Operations Support Systems, Business Support Systems, TV solutions and M-Commerce solutions. The ST-Ericsson segment is a joint venture, it offers modems and ModAps (integrated modem and application processor platforms) for device manufacturers. The Company is subject to certain environmental, health and safety laws and regulations that affect its operations, facilities and products in each of the jurisdictions in which it operates.
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