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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
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history
Cash to Debt 3.06
ERIC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. ERIC: 3.06 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.52   Max: No Debt
Current: 3.06

Equity to Asset 0.52
ERIC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. ERIC: 0.52 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.52

0.27
0.56
Interest Coverage 8.53
ERIC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 179.69 vs. ERIC: 8.53 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.82   Max: 25.27
Current: 8.53

3.82
25.27
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.76
M-Score: -2.72
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.95
ERIC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. ERIC: 8.95 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -14.61   Max: 21.93
Current: 8.95

-14.61
21.93
Net-margin (%) 6.31
ERIC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. ERIC: 6.31 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.04   Max: 16.02
Current: 6.31

-13.04
16.02
ROE (%) 10.26
ERIC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. ERIC: 10.26 )
ERIC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -26.77   Max: 27.08
Current: 10.26

-26.77
27.08
ROA (%) 5.32
ERIC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. ERIC: 5.32 )
ERIC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.47   Max: 12.36
Current: 5.32

-8.47
12.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 50.02
ERIC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.27 vs. ERIC: 50.02 )
ERIC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -40.09   Max: 377.36
Current: 50.02

-40.09
377.36
Revenue Growth (%) 3.50
ERIC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. ERIC: 3.50 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -40.2   Max: 20
Current: 3.5

-40.2
20
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.90
ERIC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ERIC: 1.90 )
ERIC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -76.6   Max: 219.6
Current: 1.9

-76.6
219.6
EPS Growth (%) 2.20
ERIC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. ERIC: 2.20 )
ERIC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -48.3   Max: 37.8
Current: 2.2

-48.3
37.8
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ERIC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Dodge & Cox 1,877,124 sh (+12.56%)
NWQ Managers 403,950 sh (+3.5%)
Jim Simons 2,265,600 sh (+2.73%)
Ken Fisher 434,422 sh (+2.08%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 543,208 sh (+1.31%)
John Buckingham 465,152 sh (+1.12%)
Mario Gabelli 87,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 25,502,414 sh (-0.91%)
Charles Brandes 6,880,361 sh (-1.16%)
Steven Cohen 25,097 sh (-26.44%)
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Q4 2013

ERIC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 4,390,400 sh (+93.79%)
NWQ Managers 615,225 sh (+52.3%)
Dodge & Cox 1,984,774 sh (+5.73%)
Charles Brandes 7,257,256 sh (+5.48%)
John Buckingham 465,998 sh (+0.18%)
Mario Gabelli 87,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 25,469,514 sh (-0.13%)
Ken Fisher 428,443 sh (-1.38%)
Steven Cohen 24,302 sh (-3.17%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 365,441 sh (-32.73%)
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Q1 2014

ERIC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

NWQ Managers 730,375 sh (+18.72%)
John Buckingham 481,178 sh (+3.26%)
Charles Brandes 7,379,377 sh (+1.68%)
Dodge & Cox 2,001,374 sh (+0.84%)
Mario Gabelli 87,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 358,926 sh (-1.78%)
Ken Fisher 418,987 sh (-2.21%)
PRIMECAP Management 18,959,214 sh (-25.56%)
Jim Simons 2,753,701 sh (-37.28%)
Steven Cohen 15,024 sh (-38.18%)
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Q2 2014

ERIC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 14,026,203 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 21,010,814 sh (+10.82%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 388,275 sh (+8.18%)
Charles Brandes 7,772,102 sh (+5.32%)
John Buckingham 492,626 sh (+2.38%)
Ken Fisher 428,636 sh (+2.3%)
Dodge & Cox 2,042,574 sh (+2.06%)
NWQ Managers 733,850 sh (+0.48%)
Mario Gabelli 87,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,217,700 sh (-55.78%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ERIC

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-06-30 New Buy0.6%$11.88 - $13.59 $ 11.47-8%14026203
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -25.56%0.09%$11.54 - $13.16 $ 11.47-8%18959214
NWQ Managers 2013-12-31 Add 52.3%0.02%$11.69 - $13.56 $ 11.47-8%615225
Lee Ainslie 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.31%$10.85 - $12.52 $ 11.47-4%0
NWQ Managers 2013-06-30 Add 184.06%0.02%$10.85 - $12.52 $ 11.47-4%390300
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Add 82.61%0.14%$9.87 - $13.31 $ 11.47-3%1882853
George Soros 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.1%$9.87 - $13.31 $ 11.47-3%0
Lee Ainslie 2012-12-31 Reduce -63.42%0.22%$8.46 - $10.08 $ 11.4725%1031098
George Soros 2012-12-31 New Buy0.1%$8.46 - $10.08 $ 11.4725%850000
Lee Ainslie 2012-09-30 New Buy0.34%$8.31 - $10.03 $ 11.4724%2818797
NWQ Managers 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$8.31 - $10.03 $ 11.4724%134469
John Hussman 2012-03-31 Sold Out $8.65 - $10.35 $ 11.4725%0
PRIMECAP Management 2011-12-31 Reduce -20.28%0.13%$8.97 - $11.18 $ 11.4714%31806524
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 New Buy0.01%$8.97 - $11.18 $ 11.4714%102000
Dodge & Cox 2011-09-30 Reduce -94.19%0.52%$9.49 - $14.8 $ 11.47-2%1917056
PRIMECAP Management 2011-09-30 Reduce -27.58%0.32%$9.49 - $14.8 $ 11.47-2%39900007
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 18.90
ERIC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 52.30 vs. ERIC: 18.90 )
ERIC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.13   Max: 92.59
Current: 18.9

9.13
92.59
P/B 1.94
ERIC's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ERIC: 1.94 )
ERIC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 6.22
Current: 1.94

1.05
6.22
P/S 1.19
ERIC's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. ERIC: 1.19 )
ERIC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.3
Current: 1.19

0.72
3.3
PFCF 11.62
ERIC's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ERIC: 11.62 )
ERIC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.26   Max: 208.75
Current: 11.62

6.26
208.75
EV-to-EBIT 11.00
ERIC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 56.71 vs. ERIC: 11.00 )
ERIC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -98.7   Max: 64
Current: 11

-98.7
64
PEG 3.36
ERIC's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ERIC: 3.36 )
ERIC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 91.73
Current: 3.36

0.39
91.73
Shiller P/E 26.56
ERIC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ERIC: 26.56 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.82   Max: 186.59
Current: 26.56

10.82
186.59
Current Ratio 2.02
ERIC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. ERIC: 2.02 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 2.9
Current: 2.02

1.54
2.9
Quick Ratio 1.72
ERIC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. ERIC: 1.72 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 2.54
Current: 1.72

1.14
2.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 4.00
ERIC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. ERIC: 4.00 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 4.02
Current: 4

1.6
4.02
Dividend Payout 0.70
ERIC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ERIC: 0.70 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 7.12
Current: 0.7

1.64
7.12
Dividend growth (3y) 11.20
ERIC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. ERIC: 11.20 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.2
Current: 11.2

0
11.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.66
ERIC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. ERIC: 4.66 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 4.68
Current: 4.66

1.86
4.68
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
ERIC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. ERIC: -0.30 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.3   Max: -26
Current: -0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 49.67
ERIC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ERIC: 49.67 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 16.86   Max: 290.45
Current: 49.67

16.86
290.45
Price/Tangible Book 3.02
ERIC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. ERIC: 3.02 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 24.38
Current: 3.02

0.52
24.38
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.05
ERIC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.26 vs. ERIC: 1.05 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 20.17
Current: 1.05

0.36
20.17
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
ERIC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. ERIC: 1.00 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 5.5
Current: 1

0.18
5.5
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.09
ERIC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ERIC: 2.09 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 8.74
Current: 2.09

0.07
8.74
Price/Graham Number 1.60
ERIC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. ERIC: 1.60 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 10.42
Current: 1.6

0.45
10.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.10
ERIC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. ERIC: 9.10 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 29.1
Current: 9.1

1.6
29.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.59
ERIC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. ERIC: 5.59 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.8   Max: 32.3
Current: 5.59

-14.8
32.3

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:ERIXF.USA, 0O86.UK, ERIBR.Finland, 0O87.UK, ERIC B.Sweden, ERIC A.Sweden, ERCG.Germany, ERCB.Germany, ERCA.Germany, ERIC N.Mexico
LM Ericsson Telephone Company was incorporated on August 18, 1918, as a result of a merger between AB LM Ericsson & Co. and Stockholms Allmänna Telefon AB. The Company 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. In the Networks segment, the Company competes mainly with telecommunication equipment suppliers such as Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Huawei, Juniper, Nokia Siemens Networks, Samsung and ZTE. The Company also competes with local and regional manufacturers and providers of telecommunications equipment. It 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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