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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
ERIXF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. ERIXF: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 2.53 Max: No Debt
Current: 2.19
Equity to Asset 0.49
ERIXF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. ERIXF: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ERIXF' 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 7.39
ERIXF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
79% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 487.69 vs. ERIXF: 7.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.82  Med: 7.20 Max: 25.27
Current: 7.39
3.82
25.27
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.58
M-Score: -2.29
WACC vs ROIC
10.83%
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.36
ERIXF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. ERIXF: 7.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ERIXF' 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
ERIXF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. ERIXF: 4.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ERIXF' 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
ERIXF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. ERIXF: 8.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -26.77  Med: 8.67 Max: 27.08
Current: 8.23
-26.77
27.08
ROA (%) 4.18
ERIXF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. ERIXF: 4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.47  Med: 4.41 Max: 12.36
Current: 4.18
-8.47
12.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 41.48
ERIXF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. ERIXF: 41.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -32.4  Med: 43.66 Max: 407.64
Current: 41.48
-32.4
407.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.20
ERIXF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ERIXF: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.2  Med: 3.10 Max: 20
Current: -0.2
-40.2
20
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.30
ERIXF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. ERIXF: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -76.6  Med: 0.80 Max: 219.6
Current: -2.3
-76.6
219.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.10
ERIXF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. ERIXF: -2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.3  Med: 2.40 Max: 32.7
Current: -2.1
-48.3
32.7
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 27.67
ERIXF's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. ERIXF: 27.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.13  Med: 18.19 Max: 86.65
Current: 27.67
9.13
86.65
Forward P/E 12.00
ERIXF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. ERIXF: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.50
ERIXF's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
61% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. ERIXF: 28.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.13  Med: 18.08 Max: 85.45
Current: 28.5
9.13
85.45
P/B 1.85
ERIXF's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. ERIXF: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.65 Max: 4.6
Current: 1.85
0.02
4.6
P/S 1.11
ERIXF's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. ERIXF: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.20 Max: 3.04
Current: 1.11
0.72
3.04
PFCF 83.26
ERIXF's PFCF is ranked lower than
89% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.08 vs. ERIXF: 83.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.26  Med: 18.93 Max: 661.11
Current: 83.26
6.26
661.11
POCF 23.83
ERIXF's POCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 14.85 vs. ERIXF: 23.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.85  Med: 14.18 Max: 55.53
Current: 23.83
4.85
55.53
EV-to-EBIT 15.64
ERIXF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.33 vs. ERIXF: 15.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 11.50 Max: 64
Current: 15.64
3.4
64
PEG 6.95
ERIXF's PEG is ranked lower than
85% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. ERIXF: 6.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 22.59 Max: 118.28
Current: 6.95
0.82
118.28
Shiller P/E 24.99
ERIXF's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.46 vs. ERIXF: 24.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.8  Med: 15.08 Max: 178.48
Current: 24.99
10.8
178.48
Current Ratio 2.06
ERIXF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. ERIXF: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ERIXF' 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
ERIXF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. ERIXF: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ERIXF' 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
ERIXF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
54% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.24 vs. ERIXF: 65.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ERIXF' 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
ERIXF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
75% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.78 vs. ERIXF: 111.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ERIXF' 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 4.06
ERIXF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
81% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ERIXF: 4.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.58  Med: 3.29 Max: 5.68
Current: 4.06
1.58
5.68
Dividend Payout 1.08
ERIXF's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
76% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. ERIXF: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 1.24  Med: 4.01 Max: 7.35
Current: 1.08
1.24
7.35
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
ERIXF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
63% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. ERIXF: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ERIXF' 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) 6.69
ERIXF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
88% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. ERIXF: 6.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.6  Med: 5.42 Max: 9.36
Current: 6.69
2.6
9.36
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
ERIXF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. ERIXF: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.3  Med: -0.30 Max: -26
Current: -0.3

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.14
ERIXF's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. ERIXF: 6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 4.05 Max: 46.21
Current: 6.14
0.08
46.21
Price/Tangible Book 3.19
ERIXF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. ERIXF: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 2.43 Max: 16.73
Current: 3.19
0.02
16.73
Price/Projected FCF 1.01
ERIXF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ERIXF: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.25 Max: 13.84
Current: 1.01
0.41
13.84
Price/Median PS Value 1.16
ERIXF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. ERIXF: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.00 Max: 3.74
Current: 1.16
0.18
3.74
Price/Graham Number 1.78
ERIXF's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ERIXF: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.46 Max: 7.15
Current: 1.78
0.02
7.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.37
ERIXF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ERIXF: 6.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 8.70 Max: 29.1
Current: 6.37
1.6
29.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.03
ERIXF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.08 vs. ERIXF: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ERIXF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -10.5  Med: 1.60 Max: 25
Current: 2.03
-10.5
25

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 36,131 37,334 38,642
EPS($) 0.81 1.03 1.21
EPS without NRI($) 0.81 1.03 1.21

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:ERIC.USA, 0O87.UK, ERIC B.Sweden, ERIC A.Sweden, ERCB.Germany, 0O86.UK, ERIC N.Mexico, ERIBR.Finland, ERICB.Switzerland, ERIC.Argentina, 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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