Switch to:

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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.99
ERIC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. ERIC: 2.99 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 4.27
Current: 2.99

0.72
4.27
Equity to Asset 0.49
ERIC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. ERIC: 0.49 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.49

0.27
0.56
Interest Coverage 12.21
ERIC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 138.47 vs. ERIC: 12.21 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.82   Max: 25.27
Current: 12.21

3.82
25.27
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.11
M-Score: -2.50
WACC vs ROIC
8.16%
12.84%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.37
ERIC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. ERIC: 7.37 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -14.61   Max: 21.93
Current: 7.37

-14.61
21.93
Net-margin (%) 5.07
ERIC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. ERIC: 5.07 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.04   Max: 16.02
Current: 5.07

-13.04
16.02
ROE (%) 8.20
ERIC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. ERIC: 8.20 )
ERIC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -26.77   Max: 27.08
Current: 8.2

-26.77
27.08
ROA (%) 4.22
ERIC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. ERIC: 4.22 )
ERIC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.47   Max: 12.36
Current: 4.22

-8.47
12.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.41
ERIC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. ERIC: 40.41 )
ERIC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -40.09   Max: 377.36
Current: 40.41

-40.09
377.36
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.50
ERIC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ERIC: -0.50 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.2   Max: 20
Current: -0.5

-40.2
20
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.80
ERIC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ERIC: -3.80 )
ERIC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -76.6   Max: 219.6
Current: -3.8

-76.6
219.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.30
ERIC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. ERIC: -2.30 )
ERIC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.3   Max: 32.7
Current: -2.3

-48.3
32.7
» ERIC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

» Details

Guru Trades

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 (+2.30%)
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%)
» More
Q3 2014

ERIC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 11,589 sh (New)
David Dreman 3,111 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%)
» More
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%)
» More
Q1 2015

ERIC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 488,795 sh (-0.66%)
» More
» Details

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%)

No Entry found in the selected group of Gurus. You can
  • 1. Modify your Personalized List of Gurus, or
  • 2. Click on Premium Premium Tools above to check out all the Gurus, or
  • 3. Click on Premium Plus Premium Plus above for the stocks picks of all the institutional investment advisors (>4000)
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 26.90
ERIC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 94.60 vs. ERIC: 26.90 )
ERIC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.13   Max: 92.59
Current: 26.9

9.13
92.59
Forward P/E 12.61
ERIC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ERIC: 12.61 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.70
ERIC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 100.40 vs. ERIC: 26.70 )
ERIC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.13   Max: 92.31
Current: 26.7

9.13
92.31
P/B 2.11
ERIC's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. ERIC: 2.11 )
ERIC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 5.25
Current: 2.11

0.03
5.25
P/S 1.35
ERIC's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. ERIC: 1.35 )
ERIC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.04
Current: 1.35

0.72
3.04
PFCF 26.23
ERIC's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ERIC: 26.23 )
ERIC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.26   Max: 208.75
Current: 26.23

6.26
208.75
POCF 16.60
ERIC's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 29.84 vs. ERIC: 16.60 )
ERIC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.85   Max: 55.53
Current: 16.6

4.85
55.53
EV-to-EBIT 15.36
ERIC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.41 vs. ERIC: 15.36 )
ERIC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -98.7   Max: 60.3
Current: 15.36

-98.7
60.3
PEG 2.14
ERIC's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ERIC: 2.14 )
ERIC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 57.46
Current: 2.14

0.82
57.46
Shiller P/E 31.75
ERIC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ERIC: 31.75 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.86   Max: 190.93
Current: 31.75

10.86
190.93
Current Ratio 2.07
ERIC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. ERIC: 2.07 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 2.41
Current: 2.07

1.54
2.41
Quick Ratio 1.78
ERIC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. ERIC: 1.78 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.78

1.14
2.21
Days Inventory 65.87
ERIC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 73.12 vs. ERIC: 65.87 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 56.49   Max: 101.03
Current: 65.87

56.49
101.03
Days Sales Outstanding 124.24
ERIC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 82.32 vs. ERIC: 124.24 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 90.29   Max: 132.58
Current: 124.24

90.29
132.58

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.46
ERIC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. ERIC: 3.46 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 5.68
Current: 3.46

1.58
5.68
Dividend Payout 0.85
ERIC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ERIC: 0.85 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.62
Current: 0.85

0.27
1.62
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
ERIC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. ERIC: 10.10 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.2
Current: 10.1

0
11.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.77
ERIC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. ERIC: 5.77 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 9.36
Current: 5.77

2.6
9.36
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
ERIC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. ERIC: -0.70 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.3   Max: -26
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.80
ERIC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ERIC: 5.80 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.59   Max: 28.6
Current: 5.8

3.59
28.6
Price/Tangible Book 3.39
ERIC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. ERIC: 3.39 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 16.73
Current: 3.39

0.94
16.73
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.26
ERIC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ERIC: 1.26 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 8.69
Current: 1.26

0.36
8.69
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
ERIC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ERIC: 1.14 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 2.41
Current: 1.14

0.29
2.41
Price/Graham Number 2.03
ERIC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. ERIC: 2.03 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 3.07
Current: 2.03

1.21
3.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
ERIC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. ERIC: 6.50 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 29.1
Current: 6.5

1.7
29.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.69
ERIC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. ERIC: 6.69 )
ERIC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.1   Max: 26.9
Current: 6.69

-12.1
26.9

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
Compare:PTFRY, QCOM, CSCO, NOK, JNPR » details
Traded in other countries:ERIXF.USA, 0O86.UK, ERIBR.Finland, 0O87.UK, ERIC B.Sweden, ERIC A.Sweden, ERCG.Germany, ERCB.Germany, ERCA.Germany, ERIAF.USA, ERIC N.Mexico, ERICB.Switzerland,
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.
» More Articles for ERIC

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: AXP, ERIC, KOF, KORS, PNR Apr 26 2015 
Nokia And Alcatel-Lucent Merger On The Cards Apr 15 2015 
From Affordable Phones to Bull Market – Xiaomi’s Success Run Feb 26 2015 
Facebook Aiming To Make The Second Largest Population Of The World (INDIA) Its Strong Hold Feb 23 2015 
Nokia On Rejuvenation Path While Samsung Struggles To Keep Its Lead Feb 20 2015 
PRIMECAP Management's New Positions Feb 13 2015 
Are We Heading Towards Robust Growth In The Mobile Network? Jan 02 2015 
Know Your Margin of Safety – Ericsson Telephone Study Dec 17 2014 
Nokia's Struggle to Stabilize Market Performance Continues Nov 20 2014 
Alcatel-Lucent: Buy the Drop Sep 25 2014 


More From Other Websites
Juniper reaches 52-week high after issuing bullish forecast Apr 24 2015
Juniper Reaches 52-Week High After Issuing Bullish Forecast Apr 24 2015
3 Big Tech Companies to Add to Your Portfolio Right Now Apr 24 2015
Ericsson (ERIC) in Focus: Stock Falls 8.8% - Tale of the Tape Apr 24 2015
Ericsson Plunges on Earnings Miss, Texas Instruments Gets Downgrade -- Tech Winners & Losers Apr 23 2015
Ericsson: staying grounded Apr 23 2015
Ericsson's first-quarter profit hit by weak margins, shares plunge Apr 23 2015
Ericsson's Q1 profit hit by weak margins, shares plunge Apr 23 2015
Ericsson Hurt by Lower Spending by U.S. Operators Apr 23 2015
European shares fall after PMI surveys, Ericsson down 10 pct Apr 23 2015
European shares fall after PMI surveys, Ericsson down 10 pct Apr 23 2015
Ericsson Lags Q1 Earnings & Revenues on Market Weakness - Analyst Blog Apr 23 2015
Ericsson (ERIC) Stock Falls Today on First-Quarter Earnings Miss Apr 23 2015
Ericsson profit hit by poor US performance, global sales up Apr 23 2015
Ericsson profit hit by poor US performance, global sales up Apr 23 2015
European shares fall after PMI surveys, Ericsson down 12 pct Apr 23 2015
European shares fall after PMI surveys, Ericsson down 12 pct Apr 23 2015
Ericsson shares fall following drop in first-quarter profits Apr 23 2015
European Stocks Drop as Manufacturing, Services Sectors Decline Apr 23 2015
Weak Ericsson results weren't surprising: CEO Apr 23 2015

Personalized Checklist

Checklist has been moved to "Checklist" tab.

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
FEEDBACK